Eminem released his debut studio album Infinite in 1996.
One of two Neve Campbell films released in 1996, The Craft caused people around the world to become interested in witchcraft.
“Wannabe” the debut single from the Spice Girls was released on June 26, 1996.
The final episode of Rocko’s Modern Life aired in 1996.
The horror genre was revitalised thanks to 1996’s Scream.
The Tamagotchi was first released in 1996 and quickly became hated by teachers worldwide.
1996 saw Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt chasing tornados in the blockbuster hit Twister.
The Judge Judy television show premiered in 1996.
An English-language remake of the 1978 film La Cage aux Folles, The Birdcage was released on March 8, 1996.
Co-written by and starring Adam Sandler, Happy Gilmore was released February 16, 1996.
A change from Nickelodeon’s original animated shows, Blue’s Clues, a live-action children’s educational television series debuted on the network on September 8, 1996.
Steve Austin made his now infamous Austin 3:16 promo following his win at WWFKing of the Ring in 1996.
Arthur premiered on PBS on October 7, 1996.
The kawaii character of Pompompurin was introduced by Sanrio in 1996.
Co-written and directed by Mike Judge, Beavis and Butt-Head do America was released in the US on December 20, 1996.
The Sabrina the Teenage Witch television series premiered on ABC on
September 27, 1996.
Kirk Van Houten drawing dignity during The Simpsons episode “A Milhouse Divided” (Season 8, Episode 6) which aired December 1, 1996.
The Crash Bandicoot video game franchise was introduced in 1996.
One final Ren and Stimpy episode aired on MTV in 1996.
Sting debuted his Crow gimmick in 1996.
The very first episode of Hey Arnold! aired on Nickelodeon in 1996.