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November 1st, 1996.

November 1st, 1996, was a Friday. It was day 306 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

25 years and 27 days have passed since November 1st, 1996.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On this day.

What happened on November 1st, 1996?

  • The video game "Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain" is released on the PlayStation.
  • Stephon Marbury makes his NBA debut.

Born on November 1st, 1996.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 1st, 1996.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 1st, 1996.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Celine Dion
  • No Diggity - Blackstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre)
  • I Love You Always Forever - Donna Lewis
  • Where Do You Go - No Mercy
Play the top hits from 1996.
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Romeo + Juliet

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Romeo + Juliet" was at the top of the box office on November 1st, 1996.

Take me back to November 1st, 1996!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 1st, 1996 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Halloween has just come and passed. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song Macarena by Los Del Rio is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Say You'll Be There by Spice Girls is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Romeo + Juliet is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister.

A new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to grow in popularity. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. Meanwhile, a global system called "the Internet" is also starting to take off. Each day, more and more people are learning how to send emails and browse "websites" on the World Wide Web by connecting their IBM computers to noisy dial-up modems. In fashion, "grunge" clothing has declined in popularity and women are beginning to wear form-fitting outfits such as slip dresses and pencil skirts. Movies such as Clueless and The Craft have popularized the "sexy school girl" look.

Meanwhile, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and the portable CD players such as the "Discman". As a result, the older cassette tape format is continuing to decline in sales. It's 1996, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Céline Dion, Oasis, Mark Morrison, Spice Girls, Los Del Rio, 2Pac and Coolio. A new dance craze called the "Macarena" is all the rage at the moment.

A new video game console called the "Nintendo 64" has just been released. It is currently competing against the Sony PlayStation and the Sega Saturn. In baseball, the New York Yankees have just won the 1996 World Series after defeating the Atlanta Braves 4-2. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Yaki Kadafi, Tiny Tim, Carl Sagan and JonBenét Ramsey would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Baywatch", "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" and "3rd Rock from the Sun". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mortal Kombat 3", "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island", "Duke Nukem 3D" and "Die Hard Trilogy". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dink, the Little Dinosaur", "Johnny Bravo", "Goosebumps" and "Moesha".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Lego Pirates, Dear Diary, the PlayStation (PS1) and the Tamagotchi.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on November 1st, 1996.

  • Un-Break My Heart.

    Un-Break My Heart.

    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.

  • The campaign for the 1996 United States presidential election is underway.

    The campaign for the 1996 United States presidential election is underway.

    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.

  • The Nintendo 64 is released.

    The Nintendo 64 is released.

    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.

  • Macarena.

    Macarena.

    A dance called the "Macarena" became a craze in the second half of 1996.

  • The Nokia 9000 Communicator.

    The Nokia 9000 Communicator.

    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.

  • The Tamagotchi.

    The Tamagotchi.

    In 1996, the popularity of a handheld digital pet called the "Tamagotchi" spread across America and Europe.

  • 1996 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1996?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1996?

    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.

  • David Ho.

    David Ho.

    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.

  • Gillian Anderson.

    Gillian Anderson.

    The X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.

  • 1996 in movies.

    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.

  • Best football players in 1996.

    Best football players in 1996.

    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.

    The English Patient.

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

  • Eric Clapton - "Change the World"

    Eric Clapton - "Change the World"

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

  • The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.

  • CDs become the dominant music format.

    CDs become the dominant music format.

    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.

  • Mid-1990s fashion.

    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.

  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    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".

  • VCRs are a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    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.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    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.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 25 years and 27 days have passed since November 1st, 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 November 1st, 1996, will be 25 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1996 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 846806400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 1st, 1996.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 1st, 1996, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 1st, 1996 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Photos of mid-1990s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from November, 1996.

Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.

7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Family drama series.

3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.

JAG
JAG
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.

Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.

Father Ted
Father Ted
Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
TV series.

Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.

Friends
Friends
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.

Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.

ER
ER
Hospital drama series.

Party of Five
Party of Five
TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.

Ellen
Ellen
TV series.

Babylon 5
Babylon 5
Soap drama that is set in space.

The Nanny
The Nanny
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.

Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.

Frasier
Frasier
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Superman TV series starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.

The X-Files
The X-Files
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.

Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.

Mad About You
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.

Martin
Martin
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.

Melrose Place
Melrose Place
Soap drama.

Baywatch
Baywatch
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.

Step by Step
Step by Step
American television sitcom.

Cars in 1996.

1996 saw the introduction of cars such as the Citroën Saxo, the Cadillac Catera, the Audi A3, the Honda Logo, the Volvo S70 and the Pontiac Montana.

Cars in 1996.

Kids' TV shows on November 1st, 1996.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1996.

KaBlam!
KaBlam!

Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!

Arthur
Arthur

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Bruno the Kid
Bruno the Kid

Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

Clueless
Clueless

Richie Rich
Richie Rich

Blue's Clues
Blue's Clues

Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel

Moesha
Moesha

Little Bear
Little Bear

Goosebumps
Goosebumps

Wishbone
Wishbone

Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love

Hang Time
Hang Time

Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain

In the House
In the House

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Gargoyles
Gargoyles

The Secret World of Alex Mack
The Secret World of Alex Mack

Friends
Friends

Street Sharks
Street Sharks

The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus

Sweet Valley High
Sweet Valley High

All That
All That

Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister

Weird Science
Weird Science

The Nanny
The Nanny

Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World

Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life

Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper

Animaniacs
Animaniacs

Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy

Living Single
Living Single

X-Men: The Animated Series
X-Men: The Animated Series

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

Home Improvement
Home Improvement

Doug
Doug

Rugrats
Rugrats

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210

Art Attack
Art Attack

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Roseanne
Roseanne

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

Popular toys and games in 1996.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1996.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game

Bop It
Bop It

The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64

Tickle Me Elmo
Tickle Me Elmo

The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi

12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure

The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)

The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn

Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders

Sky Dancers
Sky Dancers

Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle

Dear Diary
Dear Diary

Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex

Action Man
Action Man

Mighty Max
Mighty Max

Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop

Nerf Blaster
Nerf Blaster

Super Soaker (water gun)
Super Soaker (water gun)

The SEGA Game Gear
The SEGA Game Gear

G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)

Yo-yo
Yo-yo

Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates

Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket

Jenga
Jenga

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain 1996
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Action-adventure game developed by Silicon Knights.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
RTS game.

Tomb Raider 1996
Tomb Raider
Action adventure game starring Lara Croft.

Wipeout 2097 1996
Wipeout 2097
Futuristic racing game.

Super Mario 64 1996
Super Mario 64
Platform game for the Nintendo 64.

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall 1996
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
Open world RPG developed by Bethesda Softworks.

Crash Bandicoot 1996
Crash Bandicoot
Platform video game that was developed by Naughty Dog.

Nights into Dreams 1996
Nights into Dreams
Published by Sega for the Sega Saturn.

Die Hard Trilogy 1996
Die Hard Trilogy
Game based on the Die Hard movie series.

Fade to Black 1996
Fade to Black
Action-adventure game.

Quake 1996
Quake
A first-person-shooter game.

Ridge Racer Revolution 1996
Ridge Racer Revolution
Developed and published by Namco for the Sony PlayStation.

Resident Evil 1996
Resident Evil
Zombie horror survival game.

Duke Nukem 3D 1996
Duke Nukem 3D
First-person shooter game that was published by GT Interactive Software.

Virtua Fighter 2 1996
Virtua Fighter 2
Fighting video game developed by Sega.

Twisted Metal 1995
Twisted Metal
Vehicular combat game.

Phantasmagoria 1995
Phantasmagoria
Point-and-click adventure horror game.

Destruction Derby 1995
Destruction Derby
Combat racing video game for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 1995
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Platform game that was released for the SNES.

Killer Instinct 1995
Killer Instinct
Fighting video game developed by Rare.

Air Combat 1995
Air Combat
Combat flight simulator game for the PlayStation.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1996.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out November 1st, 2002 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on November 1st.

Jenny McCarthy

Television host / Model.
Born on November 1st, 1972
She turned 24 on this day in 1996.

Dizzee Rascal

English rapper.
Born on November 1st, 1985
He turned 11 on this day in 1996.

Sigala

English DJ.
Born on November 1st, 1990
He turned 6 on this day in 1996.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of November.

  • All Saints' Day

Weather on November 1st, 1996.

Historical weather information for November 1st, 1996.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.3 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 37.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.39 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on November 1st, 1996.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 1st, 1996.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 1st, 1996 was most likely conceived around February 9th, 1996.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 1st, 1996 is close to July 25th, 1997.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 1st, 1996.

  • A total of 9,158 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,308 weeks have passed.
  • 791,251,200 seconds have passed since the November 1st, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 923,126,400 times.
  • Since November 1st, 1996, the earth has travelled approximately 408,285,619,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 131,875,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 68,047,603 steps. That's about 30,243 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,495,014 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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