October 25th, 1996, was a Friday. It was day 299 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.
24 years, 8 months and 30 days have passed since October 25th, 1996.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 25th, 1996.
The movie "Sleepers" was at the top of the box office on October 25th, 1996.
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At the end of October, 1996, American singer Toni Braxton her single "Un-Break My Heart". The song stayed on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a total of eleven weeks.
In October, 1996, a new cartoon series called "Hey Arnold!" debuted on Nickelodeon.
The 1996 United States presidential election was heating up at this point, as incumbent Democratic Party President Bill Clinton went head-to-head against Republican challenger Bob Dole. Throughout the campaign, Clinton managed to maintain a consistent lead in the polls.
On September 29th, 1996, the Nintendo 64 games console was released in North America. For many kids (and adults), this was the go-to gift for Christmas of 1996.
At the end of September in 1996, a new sitcom called "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" premiered on ABC. The show followed the life of Sabrina Spellman - a high school student who learns that she is a witch with magical powers.
A dance called the "Macarena" became a craze in the second half of 1996.
On April 15th, 1996, the Nokia 9000 Communicator was released. It was one of the first smartphones on the market. The phone had 8MB of memory and it came equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard.
In 1996, the popularity of a handheld digital pet called the "Tamagotchi" spread across America and Europe.
Popular music artists in 1996 included Los del Río, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, 2Pac, LL Cool J, Soundgarden, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Alanis Morissette, Everything but the Girl, Joan Osborne, Mary J. Blige, SWV, Toni Braxton, Eric Clapton, Blackstreet, R. Kelly, Metallica and Van Halen.
In 1996, the best NBA players were Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, David Robinson, Penny Hardaway, Shawn Kemp, Grant Hill, Hakeem Olajuwon, Gary Payton, John Stockton, Charles Barkley, Juwan Howard, Shaquille O'Neal, Mitch Richmond and Reggie Miller.
A scientist called David Ho was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1996 because of his pioneering contributions to HIV/AIDS research.
The X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.
1996 saw the release of movies such as Independence Day, Twister, Mission: Impossible, The Rock, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 101 Dalmatians, Ransom, Eraser, The Nutty Professor, Jerry Maguire, Scream, The Cable Guy, Mars Attacks! and The Craft.
In 1996, the best soccer players were Matthias Sammer, Ronaldo, Alan Shearer, Alessandro Del Piero, Jürgen Klinsmann, Davor Šuker, Eric Cantona, Marcel Desailly, Youri Djorkaeff, Karel Poborský and Nwankwo Kanu.
"The English Patient" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1996.
The song "Change the World" by Eric Clapton went on to win a Grammy for 1996's Song of the Year.
The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.
During the middle of the 1990s, female clothing began to become more form-fitting, as those badly-shaped "mom jeans" began to disappear. Grunge fashion started to decline and popular outfits began to include tartan minikilts, hot pants, slip dresses and knee highs.
During the mid-1990s, kids were reading Goosebumps, which was a series of children's horror books that were written by author R. L. Stine. The original series included books such as "Monster Blood", "Say Cheese and Die!" and "The Barking Ghost".
During this period, people were using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.
During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
During this time, a hand-held games console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land and a number of Pokémon releases.
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Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 25th, 1996.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 25th, 1996.
John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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