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April 21st, 2016.

April 21st, 2016, was a Thursday. It was day 112 of 2016. The decade was the 2010s.

5 years, 1 months and 21 days have passed since April 21st, 2016.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on April 21st, 2016?

  • American singer Prince passes away due a fentanyl overdose at the age of 57.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 21st, 2016.

  • United States: Work - Rihanna featuring Drake
  • United Kingdom: One Dance - Drake
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Jungle Book" was at the top of the box office on April 21st, 2016.

Take me back to April 21st, 2016!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 21st, 2016 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 2016 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Work by Rihanna featuring Drake is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, One Dance by Drake is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Jungle Book 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.

The Panama Papers have just been leaked. The leak contains 11.5 million documents relating to offshore entities. English soccer side Aston Villa have been relegated from the Premier League after 24 years in the top flight. Wrestling fans are in mourning following the news that former WWF wrestler Chyna has died from an accidental drug overdose.

The world is in shock following the sudden death of singer Prince. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Homeland", "American Horror Story", "House of Cards" and "Making a Murderer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Rocket League", "Firewatch", "Tom Clancy's The Division" and "Dark Souls III".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Sheriff Callie's Wild West", "Girl Meets World" and "Henry Danger". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One 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 April 21st, 2016.

  • Prince passes away.

    Prince passes away.

    Pop idol Prince passes away on April 21st, 2016. It was later revealed that he died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 5 years, 1 months and 21 days have passed since April 21st, 2016.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 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 April 21st, 2016, will be 5 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1461193200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 21st, 2016.

  • 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 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 from an accidental drug overdose at the age of 46.
  • This date: April 21st, 2016
  • April 22nd, 2016: The Paris Agreement is signed by 174 countries and the European Union.
  • May 2nd, 2016: Football: Leicester City are crowned Premier League champions after title rivals Tottenham Hotspur draw 2-2 with Chelsea.
  • May 2nd, 2016: Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur passes away at the age of 69.
  • May 3rd, 2016: Donald Trump becomes the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for the 2016 US presidential election.
  • May 3rd, 2016: Rapper 50 Cent is roundly criticized after he uploads an Instagram video of himself making fun of a teenager with a disability.
  • May 6th, 2016: Justin Timberlake releases his single "Can't Stop the Feeling!".
  • May 9th, 2016: Rodrigo Duterte is elected as the new President of the Philippines.
  • May 10th, 2016: Irish politics: Joan Burton steps down as Labour Party leader.
  • May 10th, 2016: Soccer: West Ham United play their final game at Upton Park.
  • May 13th, 2016: The movie Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is released in movie theaters.
  • May 19th, 2016: Boxer Manny Pacquiao is elected as a senator in the Philippines.
  • May 21st, 2016: Manchester United win the FA Cup after beating Crystal Palace 2-1 in Extra Time.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 21st, 2016, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 21st, 2016 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on April 21st, 2016.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2016.

  • Bunnicula
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 2016.

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

  • Star Wars BB-8 toy droid
  • The Xbox One
  • The PlayStation 4

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Dark Souls III - Action role-playing video game.
  • 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.
  • 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 notable people who were born on the 21st of April.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on April 21st, 2016.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 21st, 2016.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 21st, 2016 was most likely conceived around the 13th of July, 2015.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 21st, 2016 is close to the 29th of January, 2017.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 21st, 2016.

  • A total of 1,878 days have passed since this date.
  • 268 weeks have passed.
  • 162,259,200 seconds have passed since the April 21st, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 189,302,400 times.
  • Since April 21st, 2016, the earth has travelled approximately 83,725,747,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 27,043,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 13,954,291 steps. That's about 6,202 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,947,110 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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