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November 5th, 1996.

November 5th, 1996, was a Tuesday. It was day 310 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 6 months and 13 days have passed since November 5th, 1996.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On this day.

What happened on November 5th, 1996?

  • US President Bill Clinton is re-elected to the White House after defeating Republican candidate Bob Dole.
  • 2Pac's album "The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory" is released two months after his murder in Las Vegas.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 5th, 1996.

  • United States: No Diggity - Blackstreet
  • United Kingdom: What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted - Robson & Jerome
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Romeo + Juliet" was at the top of the box office on November 5th, 1996.

Take me back to November 5th, 1996!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 5th, 1996 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.

In America, the song No Diggity by Blackstreet is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted by Robson & Jerome 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. 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, in technology news, 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Seinfeld", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman", "Ellen" and "Star Trek: Voyager". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Air Combat", "Phantasmagoria", "Quake" and "The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "Home Improvement", "Living Single" and "The Nanny".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Sylvanian Families, Jenga, 12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure 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 5th, 1996.

  • Bill Clinton is re-elected.

    Bill Clinton is re-elected.

    On November 5th, 1996, Bill Clinton was re-elected as the president of the United States after he defeated Republican candidate Bob Dole.

  • The Rock makes his WWF debut.

    The Rock makes his WWF debut.

    In November of 1996, Dwayne Johnson made his WWF debut as "The Rock".

  • 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 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 format.

    CDs become the dominant 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.

  • 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.

  • 24 years, 6 months and 13 days have passed since November 5th, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 45 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 5th, 1996, will be 24 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1996 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 847152000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 5th, 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 5th, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 5th, 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.

  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - TV show about a high school student with magical powers.
  • 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.
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - TV series.

Kid's TV shows on November 5th, 1996.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1996.

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

  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • The Nintendo 64
  • Tickle Me Elmo
  • The Tamagotchi
  • 12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
  • The 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
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain - Action-adventure game developed by Silicon Knights.
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert - RTS game.
  • Tomb Raider - Action adventure game starring Lara Croft.
  • Wipeout 2097 - Futuristic racing game.
  • Super Mario 64 - Platform game for the Nintendo 64.
  • The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall - Open world RPG developed by Bethesda Softworks.
  • Crash Bandicoot - Platform video game that was developed by Naughty Dog.
  • Die Hard Trilogy - Game based on the Die Hard movie series.
  • Fade to Black - Action-adventure game.
  • 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.
  • Twisted Metal - Vehicular combat game.
  • Phantasmagoria - Point-and-click adventure horror game.
  • Destruction Derby - Combat racing video game for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
  • Air Combat - Combat flight simulator game for the PlayStation.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 5th of November.

Weather on November 5th, 1996.

Historical weather information for November 5th, 1996.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.4 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 46.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.89 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on November 5th, 1996.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 5th, 1996.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 5th, 1996 was most likely conceived around the 27th of January, 1996.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 5th, 1996 is close to the 15th of August, 1997.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 5th, 1996.

  • A total of 8,961 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,280 weeks have passed.
  • 774,226,800 seconds have passed since the November 5th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 903,264,600 times.
  • Since November 5th, 1996, the earth has travelled approximately 399,501,028,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 129,037,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 66,583,505 steps. That's about 29,593 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,290,722 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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