February 24th, 2016

February 24th, 2016, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 55 of 2016. The decade was the 2010s.

5 years, 0 months and 4 days have passed since February 24th, 2016.


On This Date

Events that occurred on February 24th, 2016:

  • Facebook rolls out its new "reaction" buttons.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 24th, 2016:

  • United States: Pillowtalk - Zayn
  • United Kingdom: 7 Years - Lukas Graham

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Deadpool" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is February 24th, 2016 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. In America, the song Pillowtalk by Zayn is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, 7 Years by Lukas Graham is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Deadpool is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister.

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. UFC fans are excited about the upcoming fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor at UFC 196. This will be the first fight between the pair. The 2016 primaries for the Democratic Party and the Republican Party have started as both sides fight it out to choose their nominee for the upcoming presidential election.

In Ireland, the campaign for the 2016 Irish general election is taking place. The ruling parties Fine Gael and Labour are hoping to regain power. A video called "Damn Daniel" has recently become a viral hit. UK Prime Minister David Cameron has just announced that the Brexit referendum will take place on the 23rd of June.

Social network Facebook has released its new "reaction" buttons. This new feature gives users the ability to react to posts with various emojis instead of just the like button. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Prison Break", "RuPaul's Drag Race", "American Horror Story" and "Better Call Saul". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Batman: Arkham Knight", "Call of Duty: Black Ops III", "Star Wars Battlefront" and "Just Cause 3".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Paw Patrol" and "Girl Meets World". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "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 February 24th, 2016.

  • 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, 0 months and 4 days have passed since February 24th, 2016.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 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 February 24th, 2016, will be 5 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1456272000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 24th, 2016:

  • January 28th, 2016: The WHO announces an outbreak of the Zika virus.
  • January 28th, 2016: Irish DVD rental chain Xtra-Vision closes.
  • January 29th, 2016: The movie Kung Fu Panda 3 is released in movie theaters.
  • January 31st, 2016: Irish politics: Labour TD Alan Kelly's "Power is a drug... it suits me" comments are published.
  • January 31st, 2016: Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan passes away.
  • February 1st, 2016: WWF legend Bret Hart announces that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • February 1st, 2016: Soccer: It is announced that Pep Guardiola will become the new manager of Manchester City next season.
  • February 3rd, 2016: The PC game "American Truck Simulator" is released.
  • February 5th, 2016: The film "Dad's Army" is released in movie theaters.
  • February 5th, 2016: The game XCOM 2 is released.
  • February 7th, 2016: Super Bowl 50 occurs at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California: The Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers and Coldplay perform at the halftime show.
  • February 11th, 2016: Sia releases her single "Cheap Thrills", featuring Sean Paul.
  • February 12th, 2016: The movie Zoolander No. 2 is released in movie theaters.
  • February 14th, 2016: The "Ted Cruz-Zodiac Killer meme" takes off in popularity.
  • February 15th, 2016: A statement by boxer Manny Pacquiao calling homosexuals "worse than animals" is aired on television.
  • February 16th, 2016: The game "Street Fighter V" is released.
  • February 16th, 2016: The viral video "Damn Daniel" is uploaded by Joshua Holz.
  • February 18th, 2016: Nike ends its partnership with boxer Manny Pacquiao following his recent homophobic comments about gay people being "worse than animals".
  • February 22nd, 2016: UK Prime Minister David Cameron announces the Brexit referendum date.
  • This date: February 24th, 2016
  • February 28th, 2016: Frank Kelly, who portrayed Father Jack Hackett in the sitcom Father Ted, passes away from a heart attack at the age of 77.
  • March 1st, 2016: The game Heavy Rain is released on the PlayStation 4.
  • March 2nd, 2016: Soccer player Adam Johnson is found guilty of sexual activity with a child.
  • March 5th, 2016: UFC 196: Nate Diaz defeats Conor McGregor.
  • March 9th, 2016: Rapper Lil Yachty releases his debut mixtape "Lil Boat".
  • March 11th, 2016: The video game "Hitman" is released.
  • March 17th, 2016: British magician Paul Daniels dies as a result of a brain tumour.
  • March 22nd, 2016: 31 people are killed when three coordinated nail bombings occur in the Belgian city of Brussels.
  • March 22nd, 2016: Former controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford passes away after a battle with cancer.
  • March 22nd, 2016: Rap musician and A Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg passes away due to complications relating to diabetes.
  • March 24th, 2016: Soccer player Adam Johnson is sentenced to six years in prison for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15.
  • March 24th, 2016: Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff passes away after a battle with cancer.
  • March 24th, 2016: Comedian Garry Shandling dies from a pulmonary embolism.
  • March 25th, 2016: The movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released in movie theaters.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 24th, 2016, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2016 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 24th, 2016 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might 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
  • 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.

  • Firewatch - Adventure game developed by Campo Santo.
  • XCOM 2 - Turn-based tactics video game.
  • The Witness - Puzzle video game.
  • 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.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III - FPS game developed by Treyarch.
  • Batman: Arkham Knight - Action-adventure game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of February:


US President

Who was the US President on February 24th, 2016?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 24th, 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 February 24th, 2016 was probably conceived around the 17th of May, 2015. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 24th, 2016 is the 3rd of December, 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 February 24th, 2016.

  • 1,831 days have passed since this date.
  • 158,198,400 seconds have passed since the February 24th, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 184,564,800 times.
  • Since February 24th, 2016, earth has travelled approximately 81,630,374,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 26,366,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 13,605,062 steps. That's about 6,047 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,898,381 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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