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March 17th, 2016.

March 17th, 2016, was a Thursday. It was day 77 of 2016. The decade was the 2010s.

6 years, 4 months and 30 days have passed since March 17th, 2016.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on March 17th, 2016.

  • British magician Paul Daniels dies as a result of a brain tumour.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 17th, 2016.

  • United States: Work - Rihanna featuring Drake
  • United Kingdom: 7 Years - Lukas Graham

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 17th, 2016.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  • Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  • Stressed Out - twenty one pilots
  • Sorry - Justin Bieber
  • My House - Flo Rida
Play the top singles from the year 2016.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2016. Let us take you back to the peak days of Desiigner, Sia, Drake and The Chainsmokers.
Zootopia

Top movie.

The movie "Zootopia" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.

Take me back to March 17th, 2016!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is March 17th, 2016, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has arrived and the days have become longer.

It's St. Patrick's Day, which means that a sizeable amount of people are spending their day in bars. Parades are being held in major cities throughout the world. In America, the song Work by Rihanna featuring Drake 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 Zootopia 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.

The 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries have become a three-horse race between Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are battling it out to become the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party. Tributes are pouring in for British magician Paul Daniels, who has recently passed away after battling a brain tumour. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Rob Ford, Johan Cruyff, Chyna and Prince would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Walking Dead", "Homeland", "Black Mirror" and "Black-ish". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Sims 4", "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain", "Star Wars Battlefront" and "Tom Clancy's The Division". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Jake and the Never Land Pirates", "The Thundermans", "Sheriff Callie's Wild West" 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

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on March 17th, 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 6 years, 4 months and 30 days have passed since March 17th, 2016.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 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: A person born on March 17th, 2016 will be 6 years old.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1458172800.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around March 17th, 2016.

  • 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.
  • February 24th, 2016: Facebook rolls out its new "reaction" buttons.
  • February 27th, 2016: The media reports that singers Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne are dating.
  • 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 11th, 2016: Soccer: Rafael Benítez is appointed as the new manager of Newcastle United.
  • This date: March 17th, 2016
  • March 18th, 2016: A court in Florida orders Gawker Media to pay Hulk Hogan $115 million in damages for invading his privacy.
  • March 18th, 2016: American football player Tray Walker dies following a dirtbike accident in Miami, Florida.
  • 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.
  • March 28th, 2016: Oculus release their first consumer VR headset: Oculus Rift CV1.
  • March 30th, 2016: Rihanna releases her song "Needed Me".
  • April 1st, 2016: Indian television actress Pratyusha Banerjee is found hanging in her Mumbai apartment.
  • April 3rd, 2016: WrestleMania 32: Roman Reigns defeats Triple H to win the WWE Championship.
  • April 5th, 2016: Drake releases his single "One Dance".
  • April 5th, 2016: Cheryl Tweedy announces that she is leaving "The X Factor".
  • April 7th, 2016: Trent Harmon wins the 15th season of American Idol.
  • April 9th, 2016: Rule The World (David Mullins) wins the 2016 Grand National.
  • April 13th, 2016: Kobe Bryant plays his final NBA game.
  • April 15th, 2016: The 2016 remake of The Jungle Book is released in movie theaters.
  • April 16th, 2016: Football: After 24 years, Aston Villa are relegated from the Premier League.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 17th, 2016, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2016 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 17th, 2016 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 17th, 2016.

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Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in March, 2016.

TV shows from March, 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.

Black-ish
Black-ish
A sitcom about an upper class African-American family.

Gotham
Gotham
Crime drama series based on the Batman universe.

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.

Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama 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.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

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.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on March 17th, 2016.

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

Bunnicula
Bunnicula

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

The Thundermans
The Thundermans

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol

Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins

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

Toys

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in March of 2016.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2016
Tom Clancy's The Division
Action role-playing game that is online-only.

Firewatch 2016
Firewatch
Adventure game developed by Campo Santo.

XCOM 2 2016
XCOM 2
Turn-based tactics video game.

The Witness 2016
The Witness
Puzzle video game.

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.

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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 17th.

Nat King Cole

Singer. Deceased
Born on March 17th, 1919
He was not alive on this date.

John Wayne Gacy

Serial killer. Deceased
Born on March 17th, 1942
He was not alive on this date.

Kurt Russell

Actor.
Born on March 17th, 1951
He turned 65 on this day in 2016.

Rob Lowe

Actor.
Born on March 17th, 1964
He turned 52 on this day in 2016.

Test

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on March 17th, 1975
He was not alive on this date.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of March.

  • St. Patrick's Day
USA

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on March 17th, 2016.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 17th, 2016.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 17th, 2016 was most likely conceived around June 25th, 2015.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 17th, 2016 is close to December 8th, 2016.

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Stats for March 17th, 2016

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 17th, 2016.

  • A total of 2,344 days have passed since this date.
  • 334 weeks have passed.
  • 202,518,000 seconds have passed since the March 17th, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 236,271,000 times.
  • Since March 17th, 2016, the Earth has travelled approximately 104,499,288,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 33,753,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 17,416,548 steps. That's about 7,741 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,430,216 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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