Today: April 16, 2024

Today is Tuesday. This is the 107th day of 2024. 29% of the year has passed. 259 days (71%) remain until the end of 2024.



Basic facts about this date:

  • Week Number: We are currently in Week 16 of 2024.
  • Leap Year: 2024 is a leap year, which means that it will have 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Generation: People born in 2024 belong to the Gen Alpha generation.

On this day: April 16

Events that happened on April 16.

  • April 16, 1951:
    • The British submarine HMS Affray is lost at sea, with the loss of 75 lives.
    • The biographical film "The Great Caruso" is released.
  • April 16, 1953: 35 people die after a Habar Corporation factory in Chicago catches fire following an explosion.
  • April 16, 1956: Buddy Holly releases his debut single "Love Me".
  • April 16, 1961: Cuban leader Fidel Castro announces that the country will be adopting Communism.
  • April 16, 1971: Carole King releases her single "I Feel the Earth Move".
  • April 16, 1989: The comic strip "Dilbert" is published for the first time.
  • April 16, 1991: Graeme Souness becomes the new manager of Liverpool.
  • April 16, 1993: SWV release the song "Weak".
  • April 16, 2001: Enemy at the Gates (2001) is released.
  • April 16, 2002: The song "Hot in Herre" is released by rap artist Nelly.
  • April 16, 2003: Michael Jordan plays his last professional basketball game.
  • April 16, 2007: The Virginia Tech massacre occurs when Seung-Hui Cho goes on a shooting spree, killing 32 people.
  • April 16, 2009: Actor Ashton Kutcher becomes the first Twitter user to reach 1 million followers.
  • April 16, 2016: Football: After 24 years, Aston Villa are relegated from the Premier League.
  • April 16, 2019: The game World War Z is released.

Is it that long ago already?

One week has already passed since April 9, 2024:

  • Simon Harris becomes Ireland's new Taoiseach.
  • The parents of Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley are sentenced to 10–15 years in prison for manslaughter.

One month has passed since March 16, 2024:

  • Rugby: Ireland win the 2024 Six Nations Championship.

Half a year has passed since October 16, 2023:

  • American drugstore chain Rite Aid files for bankruptcy.
  • Belgium raises its terror alert to its highest level after two Swedish people are shot dead in Brussels.
  • 2020 election subversion trial: A federal judge issues a gagging order on former President Donald Trump.
  • It is reported that hospitals in Gaza are running low on water, medicine, and fuel.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 16, 2024.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 16, 2024.

  • March 17, 2024: The documentary series "Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV" is released.
  • March 18, 2024:
    • Where is Kate: TMZ publishes a video of Catherine Middleton and Prince William visiting a farm shop.
    • Soccer: Nottingham Forest are docked four points for breaching Premier League financial rules.
  • March 19, 2024:
    • Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez finalize their divorce.
    • TV producer Dan Schneider apologizes after the miniseries "Quiet on Set" exposed his toxic workplace behavior at Nickelodeon.
  • March 20, 2024:
    • The first episode of the animated series "X-Men '97" is released on Disney+.
    • Eight people are killed after a tanker capsizes off the coast of Japan.
    • An appeals court freezes Texas' new SB4 immigration law.
    • Irish politics: Leo Varadkar resigns as Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael.
    • Canada halts arms sales to Israel.
  • March 21, 2024: The film Road House, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor, is released in movie theaters.
  • March 22, 2024:
    • Kate Middleton announces that she is being treated for cancer.
    • 137 people are killed after gunmen open fire at a concert hall in Moscow, Russia.
  • March 25, 2024:
    • The authorities raid two homes belonging to P Diddy as part of a sex-trafficking inquiry.
    • Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada says that his regime will resume stoning women to death in public.
  • March 26, 2024:
    • Six construction workers are presumed dead after the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapses after a cargo ship collides with one of its support pillars.
    • Streamer Ninja reveals that he has been diagnosed with skin cancer.
  • March 28, 2024:
    • FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried is sentenced to 25 years in prison for fraud and conspiracy to launder money.
    • 48 people are killed after a bus falls from a bridge in Limpopo, South Africa.
  • March 29, 2024:
    • UK politics: DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson resigns after being charged with historical sexual offences.
    • Actor Louis Gossett Jr. passes away at the age of 87.
    • Actress Tori Spelling files for divorce from Dean McDermott after 18 years of marriage.
    • Actor Chance Perdomo (27) is killed in a motorcycle accident.
    • The film "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire" is released.
    • Beyoncé releases her album "Cowboy Carter".
  • March 30, 2024:
    • Several people are taken hostage at a nightclub in the Dutch town of Ede.
    • Volodymyr Zelensky warns that Ukraine forces will have to retreat if US military aid does not arrive soon enough.
  • April 1, 2024: Seven aid workers are killed by an Israeli airstrike in Palestine.
  • April 3, 2024: 10 people die after a 7.4 earthquake strikes the eastern coast of Taiwan.
  • April 5, 2024:
    • McDonald's says that it will buy back all of its Israeli franchises following a boycott of the brand.
    • A rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake hits New York.
    • Ecuadorian police raid the Mexican embassy in Quito, Ecuador.
  • April 6, 2024: WrestleMania XL: Night 1: The Bloodline (The Rock and Roman Reigns) defeat Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins.
  • April 7, 2024: WrestleMania XL: Night 2: Cody Rhodes defeats Roman Reigns.
  • April 8, 2024:
    • A solar eclipse is visible across North America.
    • Soccer: Everton are handed a two-point deduction for breaching the Premier League's profitability and sustainability rules.
    • Country music singer Morgan Wallen is arrested for throwing a chair off the rooftop of a bar in Nashville.
    • Actor Jonathan Majors is sentenced to probation for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
  • April 9, 2024:
    • Simon Harris becomes Ireland's new Taoiseach.
    • The parents of Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley are sentenced to 10–15 years in prison for manslaughter.
  • April 10, 2024: OJ Simpson dies from cancer at the age of 76.
  • April 13, 2024:
    • Six people are killed during a stabbing attack at a shopping center in Sydney, Australia.
    • Iran launches approximately 300 drones and missiles at Israel.
    • UFC 300: Alex Pereira defeats Jamahal Hill, Weili Zhang defeats Yan Xiaonan, and Max Holloway defeats Justin Gaethje.
  • April 14, 2024: Soccer: Bayer Leverkusen win the Bundesliga for the first time in their history.
  • This date: April 16, 2024
  • April 20, 2024: The 2024 Bitcoin halving occurs.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 16, 2024, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2024 is the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 16, 2024 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.
Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 16.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Actor Deceased
Born on April 16, 1889
He was born exactly 135 years ago today.

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Deceased
Born on April 16, 1927
He was born exactly 97 years ago today.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Basketball player
Born on April 16, 1947
He is 77 years old today.

Jon Cryer

Jon Cryer

Born on April 16, 1965
He is 59 years old today.

Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence

Born on April 16, 1965
He is 59 years old today.



Latin singer Deceased
Born on April 16, 1971
She would have turned 53 years old today.



Born on April 16, 1973
He is 51 years old today.

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper

Rap star
Born on April 16, 1993
He is 31 years old today.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy

Born on April 16, 1996
She is 28 years old today.

Sadie Sink

Sadie Sink

Born on April 16, 2002
She is 22 years old today.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • If your baby is due on April 16, 2024, then the date of conception was probably around July 25, 2023.
  • A baby that is conceived on April 16, 2024, will be due around January 7, 2025.

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