May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016, was a Friday. It was 8 years and 19 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on May 6, 2016?

  • Justin Timberlake releases his single "Can't Stop the Feeling!".
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 6, 2016:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 6, 2016

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  • Panda - Desiigner
  • 7 Years - Lukas Graham
  • No - Meghan Trainor
  • Pillowtalk - Zayn
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The Jungle Book

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Jungle Book" was at the top of the box office on May 6, 2016.


This date was 2,941 days ago. Approximately 98 months have passed. It was the 127th day of 2016, in week 18. 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. The Earth has experienced 33 seasons of weather since then.


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Take me back to May 6, 2016

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Friday, May 6, 2016. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 2016 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. 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. 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. In England, underdogs Leicester City have just been crowned as Premier League champions, despite being 5000-to-1 odds at the start of the season.

In US politics, billionaire Donald Trump has recently become the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for the 2016 US presidential election. Meanwhile, rapper 50 Cent is receiving criticism for uploading an Instagram video of himself making fun of an autistic teenager at an airport in Cincinatti. The lyrics to Beyonce's latest song, "Sorry," are sparking intrigue. Social media users are now arguing over the identity of "Becky with the good hair." 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Prison Break", "Person of Interest", "The Americans", and "The Goldbergs". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Sims 4", "FIFA 16", "Assassin's Creed Syndicate", and "Rise of the Tomb Raider". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Pretty Little Liars", and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates".

Popular toys at the moment include Barbie Saddle n Ride, Hello Barbie, Zoomer Dino, and Max Tow Truck.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 6, 2016.

  • Eurovision 2016.

    Eurovision 2016

    The 2016 Eurovision song contest was held in Stockholm, Sweden. Ukraine won the contest with the song "1944" by Jamala.
  • Brexit Referendum.

    Brexit Referendum

    The run-up to the Brexit referendum occurred during this period.
  • 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 May 6, 2016.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 6, 2016.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 6, 2016
  • 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.
  • May 22, 2016: It is announced that actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard have separated after one year of marriage.
  • May 23, 2016: Soccer: Manchester United sack manager Louis van Gaal.
  • May 24, 2016: Alisan Porter wins the tenth season of The Voice.
  • May 27, 2016: Football: Jose Mourinho becomes the new manager of Manchester United.
  • May 28, 2016:
    • Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League Final after they defeat Atletico Madrid on penalties.
    • A gorilla called Harambe is shot dead after a child falls into his enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo.
    • NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones is shot dead after mistakenly breaking into the wrong apartment in Dallas, Texas.
  • June 1, 2016: Former WWF wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is deemed not mentally competent to stand trial for the murder of his former girlfriend Nancy Argentino back in 1983.
  • June 3, 2016: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at the age of 74.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 6, 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 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6, 2016 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.
Television shows

TV shows in 2016

The following TV shows were popular in May 2016:

TV shows from May 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 May 6, 2016

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

The Loud House
The Loud House
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

Toys and games that were popular in 2016:

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 May 2016.

Dark Souls III 2016
Dark Souls III
Hitman 2016
Tom Clancy's The Division 2016
Tom Clancy's The Division
XCOM 2 2016
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
FIFA 16 2015
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Were you born on May 6, 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 May 6, 2022, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 6.

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

Father of psychoanalysis Deceased
Born on May 6, 1856
He was not alive on this date.

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

UK Prime Minister
Born on May 6, 1953
He turned 63 on this day in 2016.

George Clooney

George Clooney

Born on May 6, 1961
He turned 55 on this day in 2016.

Dani Alves

Dani Alves

Brazilian soccer player
Born on May 6, 1983
He turned 33 on this day in 2016.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 6, 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 May 6, 2016 was most likely conceived around August 14, 2015.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 6, 2016 is close to January 27, 2017.

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Stats for May 6, 2016


Here are some interesting statistics about May 6, 2016:

  • 2,941 days have passed since this date.
  • 420 weeks have passed.
  • 254,102,400 seconds have passed since May 6, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 296,452,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 131,116,838,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,350,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 21,852,806 steps. That's roughly 9,712 miles.
  • 3,049,229 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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