1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1996th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 996th year of the 2nd millennium, the 96th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1990s decade.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1960s  1970s  1980s  – 1990s –  2000s  2010s  2020s
Years: 1993 1994 199519961997 1998 1999
1996 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar1996
MCMXCVI
Ab urbe condita2749
Armenian calendar1445
ԹՎ ՌՆԽԵ
Assyrian calendar6746
Bahá'í calendar152–153
Balinese saka calendar1917–1918
Bengali calendar1403
Berber calendar2946
British Regnal year44 Eliz. 2 – 45 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2540
Burmese calendar1358
Byzantine calendar7504–7505
Chinese calendar乙亥(Wood Pig)
4692 or 4632
    — to —
丙子年 (Fire Rat)
4693 or 4633
Coptic calendar1712–1713
Discordian calendar3162
Ethiopian calendar1988–1989
Hebrew calendar5756–5757
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2052–2053
 - Shaka Samvat1917–1918
 - Kali Yuga5096–5097
Holocene calendar11996
Igbo calendar996–997
Iranian calendar1374–1375
Islamic calendar1416–1417
Japanese calendarHeisei 8
(平成8年)
Javanese calendar1928–1929
Juche calendar85
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4329
Minguo calendarROC 85
民國85年
Nanakshahi calendar528
Thai solar calendar2539
Tibetan calendar阴木猪年
(female Wood-Pig)
2122 or 1741 or 969
    — to —
阳火鼠年
(male Fire-Rat)
2123 or 1742 or 970
Unix time820454400 – 852076799

The most important events change

 
Blizzard of January 1996:Snow drifts in Yonkers, New York.
 
Bill Clinton is reelected as US president.

Births change

 
Zendaya in 2019
 
Minseo in 2022

Deaths change

January change

 
Francois Mitterrand
 
Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho
 
Gerry Mulligan
 
Joseph Brodsky
 
Jerry Siegel

February change

 
Gene Kelly
 
Martin Balsam
 
Bob Paisley

March change

 
George Burns
 
Lucio Fulci
 
Krzysztof Kieślowski
 
René Clément
 
Odysseas Elytis
 
Edmund Muskie

April change

 
Greer Garson
 
Lucille Bremer
 
Dzhokhar Dudayev
 
P. L. Travers
 
Siti Hartinah

May change

 
Nnamdi Azikiwe
 
Tamara Toumanova
 
Timothy Leary

June change

 
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
 
Jo Van Fleet
 
Ella Fitzgerald
 
Andreas Papandreou

July change

 
Margaux Hemingway
 
Claudette Colbert

August change

 
Frida Boccara
 
Tadeus Reichstein
 
Mohamed Farrah Aidid
 
Michel Debré
 
Obdulio Varela
 
Nevill Francis Mott
 
António de Spínola
 
Alejandro Agustín Lanusse

September change

 
Ernesto Geisel
 
Spiro Agnew
 
Paul Erdős
 
Dorothy Lamour
 
Geoffrey Wilkinson
 
Mohammad Najibullah

October change

 
Silvio Piola
 
Johnny Costa
 
René Lacoste
 
Morey Amsterdam

November change

 
J. R. Jayewardene
 
Jean-Bédel Bokassa
 
Abdus Salam
 
Tiny Tim

December change

 
Marcello Mastroianni
 
Carl Sagan

Nobel Prizes change

Movies released change

Hit songs change

New books change

Other websites change

  Media related to 1996 at Wikimedia Commons