November 3rd, 1996, fell on a Sunday. It was day 308 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.
23 years, 11 months and 23 days have passed since November 3rd, 1996.
On This Date
Events that occurred on November 3rd, 1996:
Kobe Bryant makes his NBA debut.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 3rd, 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 "Romeo + Juliet" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is November 3rd, 1996 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their 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. 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 video game console called the "Nintendo 64" has just been released. It is currently competing against the Sony PlayStation and the Sega Saturn. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Martin", "The X-Files", "Boy Meets World" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Phantasmagoria", "Fade to Black", "Die Hard Trilogy" and "Command & Conquer: Red Alert".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "The Nanny", "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" and "Hey Arnold!". Popular toys include the likes of "Nerf Blaster", "Action Man", "PlayStation (PS1)" and "12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure".
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 November 3rd, 1996.
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.
X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.
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.
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 and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
23 years, 11 months and 23 days have passed since November 3rd, 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 3rd, 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 846979200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around November 3rd, 1996:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 3rd, 1996, will have the star sign Scorpio.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
Native American Zodiac: November 3rd, 1996 falls under the Snake.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
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" - "Married... with Children"
1996 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1996:
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Tickle Me Elmo
12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 3rd of November:
Destruction Derby - Combat racing video game for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about November 3rd, 1996.
8,758 days have passed since this date.
756,691,200 seconds have passed since the November 3rd, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 882,806,400 times.
Since November 3rd, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 390,452,659,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 126,115,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 65,075,443 steps. That's about 28,922 miles!
Since this date, 9,080,294 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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