April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016, was a Thursday. It was 8 years and 27 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on April 21, 2016:

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

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on April 21, 2016:

  • United States: "Work" by Rihanna featuring Drake
  • United Kingdom: "One Dance" by Drake

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 21, 2016

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  • 7 Years - Lukas Graham
  • No - Meghan Trainor
  • Pillowtalk - Zayn
  • Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
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The Jungle Book

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Jungle Book".


This date occurred 2,949 days ago. Approximately 98 months have passed. It was the 112th day of 2016, in week 16. The decade was the 2010s. A child born on this day is 8 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 2016 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 33 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 21, 2016

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is April 21, 2016, and it's a Thursday. Babies who are 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 at the top of the singles charts, while "One Dance" by Drake is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie The Jungle Book is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Big Bang Theory", "Vikings", "Gotham", and "Black-ish". 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Muhammad Ali, Kimbo Slice, Christina Grimmie, and Fidel Castro would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Batman: Arkham Knight", "FIFA 16", "Halo 5: Guardians", and "Star Wars Battlefront".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Adventure Time", "Henry Danger", "Make It Pop", and "Shimmer and Shine". Children are playing with toys such as Barbie Saddle n Ride, Hello Barbie, Cool Baker Magic Mixer, and Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 21, 2016.

  • Prince passes away.

    Prince passes away

    Pop idol Prince passed away on April 21st, 2016. It was later revealed that he had 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 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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 21, 2016.

  • 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.
  • March 24, 2016:
    • Soccer player Adam Johnson is sentenced to six years in prison for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15.
    • Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff passes away after a battle with cancer.
    • Comedian Garry Shandling dies from a pulmonary embolism.
  • 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.
    • 676 people are killed after a 7.8 earthquake strikes Ecuador.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 21, 2016
  • April 22, 2016: The Paris Agreement is signed by 174 countries and the European Union.
  • May 2, 2016:
    • Football: Leicester City are crowned Premier League champions after title rivals Tottenham Hotspur draw 2-2 with Chelsea.
    • Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur passes away at the age of 69.
  • May 3, 2016:
    • Donald Trump becomes the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for the 2016 US presidential election.
    • Rapper 50 Cent is roundly criticized after he uploads an Instagram video of himself making fun of a teenager with a disability.
  • May 6, 2016: Justin Timberlake releases his single "Can't Stop the Feeling!".
  • May 9, 2016: Rodrigo Duterte is elected as the new President of the Philippines.
  • May 10, 2016:
    • Irish politics: Joan Burton steps down as Labour Party leader.
    • Soccer: West Ham United play their final game at Upton Park.
  • May 13, 2016: The movie Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is released in movie theaters.
  • May 19, 2016: Boxer Manny Pacquiao is elected as a senator in the Philippines.
  • May 21, 2016: Manchester United win the FA Cup after beating Crystal Palace 2-1 in Extra Time.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 21, 2016, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 21, 2016 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.
Television shows

Television shows in April 2016

People in April 2016 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from April 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in April 2016

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Toys 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 April 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 April 21, 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 April 21, 2022, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 21.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of England Deceased
Born on April 21, 1926
She turned 90 on this day in 2016.

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Born on April 21, 1947
He turned 69 on this day in 2016.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on April 21, 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 April 21, 2016 was most likely conceived around July 30, 2015.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 21, 2016 is close to January 12, 2017.

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Stats for April 21, 2016


Here are some interesting statistics about April 21, 2016:

  • 2,949 days have passed since this date.
  • 421 weeks have passed.
  • 254,793,600 seconds have passed since April 21, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 297,259,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 131,473,497,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,465,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 21,912,250 steps. That's roughly 9,739 miles.
  • 3,057,523 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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