31st of October, 1996

The 31st of October, 1996, fell on a Thursday. Day 305 of 1996. Decade: 1990s.

23 years, 3 months and 27 days have passed since the 31st of October, 1996.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 31st of October, 1996:

  • The game Command & Conquer: Red Alert is released for the PC and PlayStation.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 31st of October, 1996:

  • United States: Macarena - Los Del Rio
  • United Kingdom: Say You'll Be There - Spice Girls

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Sleepers" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 31st of October, 1996.

  • Mid-1990s fashion

    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.

  • Eric Clapton - "Change the World"

    "Change the World" by Eric Clapton would go on to win a Grammy for 1996's Song of the Year.

  • The English Patient

    "The English Patient" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1996.

  • 1996 in movies.

    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.

  • Gillian Anderson

    X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.

  • David Ho

    A scientist called David Ho is named as the Time Person of the Year in 1996. Ho had made pioneering contributions to HIV/AIDS research.

  • 1996 in music.

    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.

  • Kids' TV - 1996.

    Children in 1996 would have been watching TV shows such as Home Improvement, "Sister, Sister", Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Rugrats, Doug, The Simpsons, Animaniacs, Blue's Clues, Bruno the Kid, Dexter's Laboratory, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", Hang Time, Arthur, "Hey Arnold!", Jumanji, "KaBlam!" and Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm.

  • The Nintendo 64 is released.

    On the 29th of September, 1996, The Nintendo 64 games console was released in North America. For many kids (and adults), this would have been the go-to present for Christmas 1996.

  • Build-up to the 1996 United States presidential election.

    The 1996 United States presidential election was just around the corner, as incumbent Democratic President Bill Clinton went head-to-head against Republican candidate Bob Dole. Throughout the build-up, Clinton managed to maintain a consistent lead in the polls.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 23 years, 3 months and 27 days have passed since the 31st of October, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1996.
  • Leap Year: 1996 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on the 31st of October, 1996, will be 23 years of age.
  • People born in 1996 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 846720000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 31st of October, 1996:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 31st of October, 1996, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 31st of October, 1996 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - TV show about a high school student with magical powers.
  • Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm - Short-lived cartoon series that was based on the Mortal Kombat universe.
  • Clueless - TV show about a group of friends that live in the posh neighborhood of Beverly Hills.
  • Everybody Loves Raymond - TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
  • 7th Heaven - Family drama series.
  • Kenan & Kel - Nickelodeon TV show about two friends called Kenan and Kel.
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun - Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
  • JAG - TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
  • Brotherly Love - TV series about three siblings whose father died.
  • Pinky and the Brain - Animated series about a pair of genetically enhanced laboratory mice.
  • Xena: Warrior Princess - TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
  • Father Ted - Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.

1996 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1996.

"Hey Arnold!" - "Arthur" - "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" - "Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm" - "Blue's Clues" - "7th Heaven" - "Kenan & Kel" - "Moesha" - "Goosebumps" - "Brotherly Love" - "Hang Time" - "Pinky and the Brain" - "In the House" - "Dexter's Laboratory" - "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" - "Gargoyles" - "The Secret World of Alex Mack" - "Friends" - "The Magic School Bus" - "Sweet Valley High" - "All That" - "Sister, Sister" - "Weird Science" - "The Nanny" - "Rocko's Modern Life" - "Tales from the Cryptkeeper" - "Animaniacs" - "Bill Nye the Science Guy" - "Living Single" - "X-Men: The Animated Series" - "Home Improvement" - "Doug" - "Rugrats" - "Beverly Hills, 90210" - "The Simpsons" - "Roseanne" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Married... with Children"


1996 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1996:

  • Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • Nintendo 64
  • Tickle Me Elmo
  • Tamagotchi
  • 12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
  • PlayStation (PS1)
  • Sky Dancers
  • Action Man
  • Mighty Max
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Nerf Blaster
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Sylvanian Families

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of October:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of October:

  • Halloween
  • Reformation Day

Weather

Weather information for the 31st of October, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.2 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 41.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 5.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.28 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 31st of October, 1996.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 31st of October, 1996 was probably conceived around the 22nd of January, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 31st of October, 1996 is the 10th of August, 1997. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert - RTS game.
  • Tomb Raider - Action adventure game starring Lara Croft.
  • Crash Bandicoot - Platform video game that was developed by Naughty Dog.
  • Die Hard Trilogy - Game based on the Die Hard movie series.
  • Quake - A first-person-shooter game.
  • Resident Evil - Zombie horror survival game.
  • Duke Nukem 3D - First-person shooter game that was published by GT Interactive Software.

31st of October

Events that have occurred on the 31st of October:


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 31st of October, 1996.

  • 8,519 days have passed since this date.
  • 736,041,600 seconds have passed since the 31st of October, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 858,715,200 times.
  • Since the 31st of October, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 379,797,465,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 122,673,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 63,299,578 steps. That's about 28,133 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,832,499 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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