March 24, 2016

March 24, 2016, was a Thursday. It was 8 years and 21 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on March 24, 2016:

  • Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff passes away after a battle with cancer.
  • Soccer player Adam Johnson is sentenced to six years in prison for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15.
  • Comedian Garry Shandling dies from a pulmonary embolism.
Song charts

Popular songs

On March 24, 2016, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Work" by Rihanna featuring Drake
  • United Kingdom: "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" by Mike Posner

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 24, 2016

These songs were dominating the music charts:

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

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Zootopia".


This date was 2,944 days ago. Approximately 98 months have passed. It was the 84th day of 2016, in week 12. The decade was the 2010s. A child born on this day is 8 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 2016 had 366 days because it was a leap year. 33 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to March 24, 2016

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, March 24, 2016. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aries. Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer.

In America, the song "Work" by Rihanna featuring Drake is at the top of the singles charts, while "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" by Mike Posner is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Zootopia is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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. 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.

Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff has died after a battle with cancer. Stand-up comedian Garry Shandling has passed away after experiencing a pulmonary embolism. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Chyna, Prince, Muhammad Ali, and Kimbo Slice would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Modern Family", "American Horror Story", "Catfish: The TV Show", and "The Americans". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto V", "Call of Duty: Black Ops III", "XCOM 2", and "Hitman". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Bubble Guppies", "Wander Over Yonder", "Henry Danger", and "Bunnicula".

Popular toys at the moment include the PlayStation 4, Zoomer Dino, Shopkins Small Mart Playset, and MiP (robot).


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 24, 2016.

  • Belgian attacks.

    Belgian attacks

    On March 22nd, 2016, Islamic terrorist group ISIL detonated three nail bombs in Brussels, Belgium. 31 people were killed in the attacks.
  • 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 FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 2016.
  • Donald Trump.

    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump was named the Time Person of the Year for 2016 after he defeated Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016.
  • Curved TVs are the next big thing.

    Curved TVs are the next big thing

    Companies such as Samsung were trying to convince consumers that curved TVs were the next big thing. However, the new trend failed to catch on. Curved TVs started to die off in 2017 after it became apparent that people weren't buying them.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 24, 2016.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to March 24, 2016.

  • February 24, 2016: Facebook rolls out its new "reaction" buttons.
  • February 27, 2016: The media reports that singers Cheryl Tweedy and Liam Payne are dating.
  • February 28, 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 1, 2016: The game Heavy Rain is released on the PlayStation 4.
  • March 2, 2016: Soccer player Adam Johnson is found guilty of sexual activity with a child.
  • March 5, 2016: UFC 196: Nate Diaz defeats Conor McGregor.
  • March 7, 2016: NFL quarterback Peyton Manning announces his retirement.
  • March 9, 2016: Rapper Lil Yachty releases his debut mixtape "Lil Boat".
  • March 11, 2016:
    • The video game "Hitman" is released.
    • Soccer: Rafael Benítez is appointed as the new manager of Newcastle United.
  • March 17, 2016: British magician Paul Daniels dies as a result of a brain tumour.
  • March 18, 2016:
    • A court in Florida orders Gawker Media to pay Hulk Hogan $115 million in damages for invading his privacy.
    • American football player Tray Walker dies following a dirtbike accident in Miami, Florida.
  • March 22, 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.
  • This date: March 24, 2016
  • March 25, 2016: The movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released in movie theaters.
  • March 28, 2016: Oculus release their first consumer VR headset: Oculus Rift CV1.
  • March 30, 2016: Rihanna releases her song "Needed Me".
  • April 1, 2016: Indian television actress Pratyusha Banerjee is found dead in her Mumbai apartment (suicide).
  • April 3, 2016: WrestleMania 32: Roman Reigns defeats Triple H to win the WWE Championship.
  • April 5, 2016:
    • Drake releases his single "One Dance".
    • Cheryl Tweedy announces that she is leaving "The X Factor".
  • April 7, 2016: Trent Harmon wins the 15th season of American Idol.
  • April 9, 2016: Rule The World (David Mullins) wins the 2016 Grand National.
  • April 12, 2016: Mekayla Bali (16) goes missing in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • April 13, 2016: Kobe Bryant plays his final NBA game.
  • April 15, 2016: The 2016 remake of The Jungle Book is released in movie theaters.
  • April 16, 2016: Football: After 24 years, Aston Villa are relegated from the Premier League.
  • April 17, 2016: Actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard issue an awkward apology video for bringing their dogs into Australia without declaring them.
  • April 20, 2016: Former WWF wrestler Chyna is found dead at her apartment following an accidental drug overdose.
  • April 21, 2016: American singer Prince passes away due a fentanyl overdose at the age of 57.
  • April 22, 2016: The Paris Agreement is signed by 174 countries and the European Union.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 24, 2016, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: March 24, 2016 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.
Television shows

TV shows in 2016

In March 2016, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from March 2016.

Making a Murderer
Making a Murderer
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul
Schitt's Creek
Schitt's Creek
Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
The Originals
The Originals
The Goldbergs
The Goldbergs
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on March 24, 2016

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

Stuck in the Middle
Stuck in the Middle
Game Shakers
Game Shakers

Shimmer and Shine
Shimmer and Shine
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Blaze and the Monster Machines
Blaze and the Monster Machines
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Girl Meets World
Girl Meets World

Popular toys and games in 2016

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo
Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo
Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa
Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa
MiP (robot)
MiP (robot)
Simon Swipe
Simon Swipe
Crayola Paint Maker
Crayola Paint Maker
Kidizoom Smartwatch
Kidizoom Smartwatch
Cool Baker Magic Mixer
Cool Baker Magic Mixer
Max Tow Truck
Max Tow Truck
Paw Patrol Lookout HQ
Paw Patrol Lookout HQ
Shopkins Small Mart Playset
Shopkins Small Mart Playset
Zoomer Dino
Zoomer Dino
Hello Barbie
Hello Barbie
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in March 2016.

Dark Souls III 2016
Dark Souls III
Hitman 2016
Tom Clancy's The Division 2016
Tom Clancy's The Division
Firewatch 2016
XCOM 2 2016
The Witness 2016
The Witness
Just Cause 3 2015
Just Cause 3
Star Wars Battlefront 2015
Star Wars Battlefront
Fallout 4 2015
Fallout 4
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Halo 5: Guardians 2015
Halo 5: Guardians
Assassin's Creed Syndicate 2015
Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Were you born on March 24, 2016?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2016.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 24, 2022, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 24.

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini

Illusionist Deceased
Born on March 24, 1874
He was not alive on this date.

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

Actor Deceased
Born on March 24, 1930
He was not alive on this date.

Alan Sugar

Alan Sugar

Born on March 24, 1947
He turned 69 on this day in 2016.

Robert Carradine

Robert Carradine

Born on March 24, 1954
He turned 62 on this day in 2016.

The Undertaker

The Undertaker

Born on March 24, 1965
He turned 51 on this day in 2016.

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Born on March 24, 1973
He turned 43 on this day in 2016.

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

American Football player
Born on March 24, 1976
He turned 40 on this day in 2016.



Bodybuilder Deceased
Born on March 24, 1989
He was not alive on this date.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on March 24, 2016.


UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 24, 2016 was most likely conceived around July 2, 2015.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 24, 2016 is close to December 15, 2016.

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Stats for March 24, 2016


Here are some interesting statistics about March 24, 2016:

  • 2,944 days have passed since this date.
  • 420 weeks have passed.
  • 254,358,000 seconds have passed since March 24, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 296,751,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 131,248,728,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,393,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 21,874,788 steps. That's roughly 9,722 miles.
  • 3,052,296 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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