December 26th, 1996, fell on a Thursday. It was day 361 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.
23 years, 6 months and 19 days have passed since December 26th, 1996.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 26th, 1996:
Islamic hijackers seize control of Air France Flight 8969.
David Spencer (13) and Patrick Warren (11) go missing in Solihull, England.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 26th, 1996:
United States: Un-break My Heart - Toni Braxton
United Kingdom: 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 26th, 1996 and it's a Thursday. Christmas Day of 1996 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season. In America, the song Un-break My Heart by Toni Braxton is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, 2 Become 1 by Spice Girls is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Beavis and Butt-Head Do America 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 "Only Fools and Horses", "Frasier", "Father Ted" and "JAG". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Destruction Derby", "Quake", "Fade to Black" and "Crash Bandicoot".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Rugrats", "The Nanny", "Brotherly Love" and "Goosebumps". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "Polly Pocket", "Super Soaker (water gun)" and "Mighty Max".
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 December 26th, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
23 years, 6 months and 19 days have passed since December 26th, 1996.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 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 December 26th, 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 851558400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 26th, 1996:
January 8th, 1997: Football: Kevin Keegan announces that he is stepping down as manager of Newcastle United.
January 16th, 1997: Bill Cosby's son, Ennis Cosby, is shot and killed during an attempted robbery.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 26th, 1996, will have the star sign Capricorn.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: December 26th, 1996 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
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.
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.
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" - "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
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of December:
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 December 26th, 1996.
8,602 days have passed since this date.
743,209,200 seconds have passed since the December 26th, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 867,077,400 times.
Since December 26th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 383,495,947,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 123,868,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 63,915,991 steps. That's about 28,407 miles!
Since this date, 8,918,510 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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