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January 8th, 2016.

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

5 years, 9 months and 17 days have passed since January 8th, 2016.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 8th, 2016?

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

Fictional event.

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

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

Music charts.

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
Play the top hits from 2016.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was at the top of the box office on January 8th, 2016.

Take me back to January 8th, 2016!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as David Bowie, Angela Raiola, Rob Ford and Johan Cruyff would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Vampire Diaries", "Suits", "Jane the Virgin" and "Making a Murderer".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Minecraft", "Lego Jurassic World", "Batman: Arkham Knight" and "Fallout 4". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Austin & Ally", "Henry Danger", "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" and "Game Shakers". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, Barbie Saddle n Ride and Star Wars BB-8 toy droid.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 8th, 2016.

  • Record of the Year: 2016.

    Record of the Year: 2016.

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

  • 2016 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players 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.

  • Margot Robbie.

    Margot Robbie.

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

  • Donald Trump.

    Donald Trump.

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

  • Who were the best football players in 2016?

    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.

  • 2016 in movies.

    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.

  • Moonlight.

    Moonlight.

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

  • Making a Murderer.

    Making a Murderer.

    On December 18th, 2015, the documentary "Making a Murderer" was released on Netflix. As a result, the case of convicted murderer Steven Avery gained a huge amount of media attention during this period.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 5 years, 9 months and 17 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.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • 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 that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 8th, 2016 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from January, 2016.

Making a Murderer
Making a Murderer
True crime documentary that aired on Netflix.

Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul
Breaking Bad spin-off.

Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin
Romantic drama-comedy series.

Power
Power
Crime drama.

Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Adult animated Sci-Fi sitcom.

Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders
British crime series that is set in the 19th century.

Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black
American comedy-drama about a federal prison.

House of Cards
House of Cards
Political thriller.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.

American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.

Homeland
Homeland
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

Suits
Suits
Legal drama television series.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

Kids' TV shows on January 8th, 2016.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2016.

Game Shakers
Game Shakers

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Henry Danger
Henry Danger

Girl Meets World
Girl Meets World

Sheriff Callie's Wild West
Sheriff Callie's Wild West

Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol

Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins

Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Lab Rats: Bionic Island

Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally

Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2016.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2016.

Star Wars BB-8 toy droid
Star Wars BB-8 toy droid

Barbie Saddle n Ride
Barbie Saddle n Ride

The Xbox One
The Xbox One

The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Just Cause 3 2015
Just Cause 3
Open world action-adventure game developed by Avalanche Studios.

Star Wars Battlefront 2015
Star Wars Battlefront
Action shooter video game developed by EA DICE.

Fallout 4 2015
Fallout 4
Action RPG game developed by Bethesda Game Studios.

Rise of the Tomb Raider 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Action adventure game developed by Crystal Dynamics.

Halo 5: Guardians 2015
Halo 5: Guardians
First-person shooter video game developed by 343 Industries.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Quebec.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Stealth game developed by Kojima Productions.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III 2015
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
FPS game developed by Treyarch.

Rocket League 2015
Rocket League
Vehicular soccer game.

Batman: Arkham Knight 2015
Batman: Arkham Knight
Action-adventure game based on the Batman series.

Lego Jurassic World 2015
Lego Jurassic World
Lego-themed action-adventure game.

Cities: Skylines 2015
Cities: Skylines
City-building simulation.

Total War: Attila 2015
Total War: Attila
Strategy video game.

Dying Light 2015
Dying Light
Open world first person survival horror game.

The Sims 4 2014
The Sims 4
Life / social simulation game.

Grand Theft Auto V 2013
Grand Theft Auto V
The long-awaited fifth game in the series. Starring Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips.

Minecraft 2011
Minecraft
Sandbox game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 8th.

Elvis Presley

Singer. Deceased
Born on January 8th, 1935
He was not alive on this date.

Stephen Hawking

English physicist. Deceased
Born on January 8th, 1942
He turned 74 on this day in 2016.

David Bowie

Singer. Deceased
Born on January 8th, 1947
He turned 69 on this day in 2016.

Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader.
Born on January 8th, 1983
He turned 33 on this day in 2016.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on January 8th, 2016.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 8th, 2016.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 8th, 2016 was most likely conceived around April 17th, 2015.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 8th, 2016 is close to September 30th, 2016.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 2,118 days have passed since this date.
  • 302 weeks have passed.
  • 182,991,600 seconds have passed since the January 8th, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 213,490,200 times.
  • Since January 8th, 2016, the earth has travelled approximately 94,423,665,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 30,498,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 15,737,278 steps. That's about 6,994 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,195,899 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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