November 5th, 1996, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 310 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.
23 years, 9 months and 2 days have passed since November 5th, 1996.
On This Date
Events that occurred 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.
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
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 5th, 1996 and it's a Tuesday. 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. 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.
The Nintendo 64 games console has recently been released. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Roseanne", "Rugrats", "X-Men" and "The Secret World of Alex Mack". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Phantasmagoria", "Duke Nukem 3D", "Die Hard Trilogy" and "Tomb Raider".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Doug", "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" and "Blue's Clues". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "Yo-yo", "Sky Dancers" and "The Pokémon Trading Card Game".
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 5th, 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.
Bill Clinton is re-elected.
On Tuesday, the 5th of November, 1996, Bill Clinton was re-elected as the president of the United States after defeating Republican candidate Bob Dole.
Basic facts and information about this date:
23 years, 9 months and 2 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 23 years of age.
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:
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 (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 5th, 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 5th of November:
Destruction Derby - Combat racing video game for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about November 5th, 1996.
8,677 days have passed since this date.
749,689,200 seconds have passed since the November 5th, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 874,637,400 times.
Since November 5th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 386,839,627,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 124,948,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 64,473,271 steps. That's about 28,655 miles!
Since this date, 8,996,270 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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