January 8th, 2016

January 8th, 2016, fell on a Friday. It was day 8 of 2016. The decade was the 2010s.

5 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since January 8th, 2016.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 8th, 2016:

  • Mexican drug lord El Chapo is recaptured following his escape from prison.


Fictional Date

January 8th, 2016 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:

  • Blade Runner (1982): The inception of Roy Batty.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 8th, 2016:

  • United States: Hello - Adele
  • United Kingdom: Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 8th, 2016 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned. In America, the song Hello by Adele is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Love Yourself by Justin Bieber is the number one hit song.

Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister. The first season of "Making a Murderer" has recently been released on Netflix and people are currently debating whether Steven Avery is innocent or not. Some people are creating petitions and demanding that Avery be released.

News outlets are reporting that Glee actor Mark Salling has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. It's 2016, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Drake, Lukas Graham, Sia, Mike Posner, The Chainsmokers and Calvin Harris. In the UK, Eastenders actress Syan Blake and her two children have been found murdered at their home in south-east London.

A notorious Mexican drug lord nicknamed "El Chapo" has just been recaptured by authorities following his escape from prison. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Bones", "Rick and Morty", "Power" and "Jane the Virgin". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Rocket League", "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain", "Overwatch" and "Just Cause 3".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Sheriff Callie's Wild West" and "Girl Meets World". Popular toys include the likes of "PlayStation 4", "Xbox One" and "Star Wars BB-8 toy droid".


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 January 8th, 2016.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

    J. J. Abrams' movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was being played in movie theaters at the time. The movie went on to gross over $2 billion dollars.

  • Making a Murderer.

    On the 18th of December, 2015, the documentary "Making a Murderer" was released on Netflix. The series gained a huge international audience and widespread media attention during this period, with many celebrities commenting on it.

  • Moonlight

    "Moonlight" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016.

  • 2016 in movies.

    Popular movies in 2016 included Arrival, Zootopia, La La Land, Moonlight, The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Finding Dory, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, The Secret Life of Pets and Zoolander 2.

  • Who were the best football players in 2016?

    In 2016, the best soccer players were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suárez, Neymar, Gareth Bale, Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, Gianluigi Buffon and Pepe.

  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump is named as the Time Person of the Year for 2016.

  • Margot Robbie

    Wolf of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie is named as FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 2016.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2016?

    The best NBA players in 2016 were Stephen Curry, LeBron James, DeAndre Jordan, Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard.

  • 2016 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2016 included Justin Bieber, Twenty One Pilots, Rihanna, Drake, Zayn, Lukas Graham, Mike Posner, Fifth Harmony, Desiigner, The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Justin Timberlake, DJ Snake, Bruno Mars, Adele, Ariana Grande and G-Eazy.

  • Record of the Year: 2016

    "Hello" by Adele would go on to win a Grammy for 2016's Record of the Year.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 5 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since January 8th, 2016.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 2016.
  • Leap Year: 2016 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on January 8th, 2016, will be 5 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1452211200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 8th, 2016:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 8th, 2016, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2016 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 8th, 2016 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Making a Murderer - True crime documentary that aired on Netflix.
  • Better Call Saul - Breaking Bad spin-off.
  • Jane the Virgin - Romantic drama-comedy series.
  • Power - Crime drama.
  • Rick and Morty - Adult animated Sci-Fi sitcom.
  • Peaky Blinders - British crime series that is set in the 19th century.
  • Orange Is the New Black - American comedy-drama about a federal prison.
  • House of Cards - Political thriller.
  • Black Mirror - Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
  • American Horror Story - Anthology horror series.
  • Homeland - Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
  • Suits - Legal drama television series.

2016 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2016.

  • Game Shakers
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
  • Henry Danger
  • Girl Meets World
  • Sheriff Callie's Wild West
  • Paw Patrol
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Lab Rats: Bionic Island
  • Austin & Ally
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

2016 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2016:

  • Star Wars BB-8 toy droid
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Just Cause 3 - Open world action-adventure game developed by Avalanche Studios.
  • Star Wars Battlefront - Action shooter video game developed by EA DICE.
  • Fallout 4 - Action RPG game developed by Bethesda Game Studios.
  • Overwatch - Multiplayer FPS game.
  • Halo 5: Guardians - First-person shooter video game developed by 343 Industries.
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Quebec.
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Stealth game developed by Kojima Productions.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III - FPS game developed by Treyarch.
  • Rocket League - Vehicular soccer game.
  • Batman: Arkham Knight - Action-adventure game based on the Batman series.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 8th of January:


US President

Who was the US President on January 8th, 2016?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 8th, 2016?

  • David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 8th, 2016 was probably conceived around the 31st of March, 2015. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 8th, 2016 is the 17th of October, 2016. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 8th, 2016.

  • 1,932 days have passed since this date.
  • 166,921,200 seconds have passed since the January 8th, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 194,741,400 times.
  • Since January 8th, 2016, earth has travelled approximately 86,131,339,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 27,820,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 14,355,223 steps. That's about 6,380 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,003,054 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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