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1996 Historical Events

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U.S. Energy Information Administration

42nd President:
Bill Clinton

Served from January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001 (8 years)
World Series Winner:
Atlanta Braves (NL)

Defeated the Cleveland Indians (AL) with a record of 4-2
Super Bowl XXX Winner:
Dallas Cowboys

Defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers with a score of 27-17
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
David Ho

From R.O.C/USA
Los Angeles jury finds O. J. Simpson not guilty of murder charges.
(Oct. 3, 1995)


For 1996 movies, Independence Day came out on top. It grossed over $306,169,255 to make it the most popular movie of 1996. Among 1996 TV shows, ER was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1996

  • Independence Day
  • Twister
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Ransom
  • 101 Dalmations
  • The Rock
  • The Nutty Professor
  • The Birdcage
  • A Time to Kill

Top Songs from 1996

  • Macarena, Los Del Rio
  • One Sweet Day, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
  • Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion
  • Nobody Knows, Tony Rich Project
  • Always Be My Baby, Mariah Carey
  • Give Me One Reason, Tracy Chapman
  • The Crossroads, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • I Love You Always Forever, Donna Lewis

Billboard Top Songs from 1996

All of the 1996 hits below topped the 1996 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1996 top songs?

1.Los Del RioMacarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
2.Mariah Carey and Boyz II MenOne Sweet Day
3.Celine DionBecause You Loved Me
4.Tony Rich ProjectNobody Knows
5.Mariah CareyAlways Be My Baby
6.Tracy ChapmanGive Me One Reason
7.Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyTha Crossroads
8.Donna LewisI Love You Always Forever
9.Toni BraxtonYou're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow
10.Keith SweatTwisted
11.Quad City DJ'sC'mon N' Ride It (The Train)
12.Everything But The GirlMissing
13.Alanis MorissetteIronic
14.Whitney HoustonExhale (Shoop Shoop)
15.Gin BlossomsFollow You Down / Til I Hear It From You
16.BrandySittin' Up In My Room
17.2PacHow Do U Want It / California Love
18.Celine DionIt's All Coming Back To Me Now
19.Eric ClaptonChange The World
20.LL Cool JHey Lover
21.LL Cool JLoungin
22.Jann ArdenInsensitive
23.La BoucheBe My Lover
24.Goo Goo DollsName
25.JewelWho Will Save Your Soul
26.No MercyWhere Do You Go
27.R. KellyI Can't Sleep Baby (If I)
28.DishwallaCounting Blue Cars
29.Alanis MorissetteYou Learn / You Oughta Know
30.Joan OsborneOne Of Us
31.Natalie MerchantWonder
32.Mary J. BligeNot Gon' Cry
33.CoolioGangsta's Paradise
34.112 feat. The Notorious B.I.G.Only You
35.R. KellyDown Low (Nobody Has To Know)
36.SWVYou're The One
37.La BoucheSweet Dreams
38.MonicaBefore You Walk Out Of My Life / Like This And Like That
39.Deep Blue SomethingBreakfast At Tiffany's
40.Coolio1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)
41.Collective SoulThe World I Know
42.BLACKstreet (feat. Dr. Dre)No Diggity
44.The Smashing Pumpkins1979
45.TLCDiggin' On You
46.MonicaWhy I Love You So Much / Ain't Nobody
47.TotalKissin' You
48.Whitney Houston and Cece WinansCount On Me
49.Mariah CareyFantasy
50.Hootie and The BlowfishTime
51.MadonnaYou'll See
52.Az YetLast Night
53.Merril BainbridgeMouth
54.Color Me BaddThe Earth, The Sun, The Rain
55.JoeAll The Things (Your Man Won't Do)
57.Busta RhymesWoo-hah!! Got You All In Check / Everything Remains Raw
58.Groove TheoryTell Me
59.OutkastElevators (Me and You)
60.Blues TravelerHook
61.LL Cool JDoin It
62.George MichaelFastlove
63.Case feat. Foxxy BrownTouch Me Tease Me
64.Kris KrossTonite's Tha Night
65.Robert MilesChildren
66.Adam Clayton and Larry MullenTheme From Mission: Impossible
67.BodeansCloser To Free
68.No DoubtJust A Girl
69.AaliyahIf Your Girl Only Knew
71.John MellencampKey West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)
73.Keith SweatNobody
74.Hootie and The BlowfishOld Man and Me (When I Get To Heaven)
75.Sheryl CrowIf It Makes You Happy
76.Sophie B. HawkinsAs I Lay Me Down
77.Mc LyteKeep On, Keepin' On
78.Natalie MerchantJealousy
79.Melissa EtheridgeI Want To Come Over
80.Deborah CoxWho Do U Love
81.Toni BraxtonUn-Break My Heart
82.AmberThis Is Your Night
83.R. KellyYou Remind Me Of Something
84.Janet JacksonRunaway
85.Planet SoulSet U Free
86.New EditionHit Me Off
87.TotalNo One Else
88.Ghost Town Dj'sMy Boo
89.Junior M.A.F.I.A.Get Money
90.Maxi Priest feat. ShaggyThat Girl
91.Do Or DiePo Pimp
92.MetallicaUntil It Sleeps
93.Crucial ConflictHay
94.Ace Of BaseBeautiful Life
95.Take ThatBack For Good
96.Pearl JamI Got Id / Long Road
97.Faith EvansSoon As I Get Home
98.Los Del RioMacarena
99.Hootie and The BlowfishOnly Wanna Be With You
100.SealDon't Cry

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1996


  1. Jennifer
  2. Melissa
  3. Jessica
  4. Amy
  5. Heather


  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher
  4. David
  5. James

Class of 1996 Reunion

Share photos and memories of your 20 year reunion!

Class of 1996: If are part of the 1996 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1996 and reconnect with fellow class of '96 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1996 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1996, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1996, try the Class of 1995 or the Class of 1997.