March 22nd, 2016

March 22nd, 2016, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 82 of 2016. The decade was the 2010s.

5 years, 0 months and 28 days have passed since March 22nd, 2016.


On This Date

Events that occurred on March 22nd, 2016:

  • 31 people are killed when three coordinated nail bombings occur in the Belgian city of Brussels.
  • Former controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford passes away after a battle with cancer.
  • Rap musician and A Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg passes away due to complications relating to diabetes.


Fictional Date

March 22nd, 2016 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:

  • The Purge (2013) - The first annual Purge begins.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 22nd, 2016:

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

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is March 22nd, 2016 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Spring has arrived and the days have become longer.

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. Barack Obama has just visited Cuba, becoming the first US president to do so in 88 years. ISIS has struck the Belgium city of Brussels with three coordinated suicide bombings, leaving 32 people dead. The hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles (#IamBrussels) is currently being used on Twitter to show support. Meanwhile, several famous structures around the world are being illuminated with the colours of the Belgian flag.

Former controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has just passed away at the age of 46 after a battle with cancer. The world of Hip Hop is in mourning following the death of "A Tribe Called Quest" member Phife Dawg due to complications relating to diabetes. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Black Mirror", "House of Cards", "Power" and "Jane the Virgin".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Batman: Arkham Knight", "Call of Duty: Black Ops III", "Just Cause 3" and "Tom Clancy's The Division". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Jake and the Never Land Pirates", "Doc McStuffins", "Sheriff Callie's Wild West" and "Game Shakers". 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 March 22nd, 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.

  • Belgian attacks.

    On the 22nd of March, 2016, Islamic terrorist group ISIL detonated three nail bombs in Brussels, Belgium. 31 people were killed in the attacks.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 5 years, 0 months and 28 days have passed since March 22nd, 2016.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 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 March 22nd, 2016, will be 5 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1458604800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 22nd, 2016:

  • February 22nd, 2016: UK Prime Minister David Cameron announces the Brexit referendum date.
  • February 24th, 2016: Facebook rolls out its new "reaction" buttons.
  • 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.
  • March 17th, 2016: British magician Paul Daniels dies as a result of a brain tumour.
  • This date: March 22nd, 2016
  • 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 3rd, 2016: WrestleMania 32: Roman Reigns defeats Triple H to win the WWE Championship.
  • April 5th, 2016: Drake releases his single "One Dance".
  • April 7th, 2016: Trent Harmon wins the 15th season of American Idol.
  • 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.
  • April 17th, 2016: Actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard issue an awkward apology video for bringing their dogs into Australia without declaring them.
  • April 20th, 2016: Former WWF wrestler Chyna dies of an accidental drug overdose.
  • April 21st, 2016: American singer Prince passes away due a fentanyl overdose at the age of 57.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 22nd, 2016, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2016 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 22nd, 2016 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

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
  • 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.

  • Tom Clancy's The Division - Action role-playing game that is online-only.
  • 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.
  • Overwatch - Multiplayer FPS game.
  • 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 22nd of March:


US President

Who was the US President on March 22nd, 2016?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 22nd, 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 March 22nd, 2016 was probably conceived around the 13th of June, 2015. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 22nd, 2016 is the 30th 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 March 22nd, 2016.

  • 1,855 days have passed since this date.
  • 160,268,400 seconds have passed since the March 22nd, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 186,979,800 times.
  • Since March 22nd, 2016, earth has travelled approximately 82,698,494,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 26,711,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 13,783,082 steps. That's about 6,126 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,923,221 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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