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May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016, was a Monday. It was 8 years, 1 month, and 20 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on May 23, 2016:

  • Soccer: Manchester United sack manager Louis van Gaal.
Song charts

Popular songs

On May 23, 2016, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "One Dance" by Drake
  • United Kingdom: "One Dance" by Drake

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 23, 2016

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • One Dance - Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla
  • Panda - Desiigner
  • 7 Years - Lukas Graham
  • I Took A Pill In Ibiza - Mike Posner
  • Work From Home - Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Play the top singles 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.
The Angry Birds Movie

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Angry Birds Movie".

Facts

This date occurred 2,972 days ago. Approximately 99 months have passed. It was the 144th day of 2016, in week 21. 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 May 23, 2016

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is May 23, 2016, and it's a Monday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

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. Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away, which means that many Americans are planning picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor events to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. The song "One Dance" by Drake is at the top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie The Angry Birds Movie 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 "Modern Family", "Luther", "Scandal", and "The Fall".

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. Manchester United have just won the FA Cup after defeating Crystal Palace 2-1 in extra time. Pawn Stars personality Chumlee has just pled guilty to a felony weapons charge and a gross misdemeanor of attempted drug possession.

Model Amber Heard has just filed for divorce from actor Johnny Depp. In her court declaration, she states that Depp had been physically abusive towards her. 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 "Cities: Skylines", "Call of Duty: Black Ops III", "FIFA 16", and "Just Cause 3".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Horrid Henry", "Adventure Time", "Wander Over Yonder", and "Bunk'd". Children are playing with toys such as the PlayStation 4, Hello Barbie, Cool Baker Magic Mixer, and Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 23, 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

    "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 23, 2016.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 23, 2016.

  • 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.
  • May 22, 2016: It is announced that actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard have separated after one year of marriage.
  • This date: May 23, 2016
  • 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.
  • June 6, 2016: MMA fighter Kimbo Slice suddenly passes away at the age of 42.
  • June 7, 2016: Zynga closes their social media game "Mafia Wars" after eight years.
  • June 9, 2016:
    • Hillary Clinton tweets "Delete your account." at Donald Trump.
    • Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren endorse Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party presidential nominee for the 2012 election.
  • June 10, 2016:
    • The 2016 UEFA European Championship (Euro 2016) begins in France.
    • The movie Warcraft is released in movie theaters.
    • Gawker Media files for bankruptcy.
    • American singer and YouTube star Christina Grimmie is shot and killed in Orlando, Florida.
  • June 12, 2016: An Islamic terrorist called Omar Mateen opens fire and kills 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
  • June 14, 2016: Soccer: Everton appoint Ronald Koeman as their new manager.
  • June 16, 2016: Labour Party MP Jo Cox is murdered in Birstall, England.
  • June 19, 2016:
    • The Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2016 NBA Finals after they defeat the Golden State Warriors by 4-3.
    • The Cleveland sports curse comes to an end.
    • The Game of Thrones episode "Battle of the Bastards" is aired: Ramsay Bolton is defeated and killed by Jon Snow.
    • Actor Anton Yelchin passes away after a freak car accident.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23, 2016, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2016 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23, 2016 falls under the Deer.
  • 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

Television shows in May 2016

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

TV shows from May 2016.

Lucifer
Lucifer
Making a Murderer
Making a Murderer
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul
Schitt's Creek
Schitt's Creek
Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin
Black-ish
Black-ish
Gotham
Gotham
Power
Power
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 May 2016

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

The Loud House
The Loud House
Stuck in the Middle
Stuck in the Middle
Bunnicula
Bunnicula

Game Shakers
Game Shakers
Shimmer and Shine
Shimmer and Shine
Bunk'd
Bunk'd
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

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 May 2016.

Doom 2016
Doom
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End 2016
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Dark Souls III 2016
Dark Souls III
Hitman 2016
Hitman
Tom Clancy's The Division 2016
Tom Clancy's The Division
XCOM 2 2016
XCOM 2
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 May 23, 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 23, 2022, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 23.

John Bardeen

John Bardeen

American physicist Deceased
Born on May 23, 1908
He was not alive on this date.

Bill Barr

Bill Barr

US Attorney General
Born on May 23, 1950
He turned 66 on this day in 2016.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Actor
Born on May 23, 1958
He turned 58 on this day in 2016.

Melissa McBride

Melissa McBride

Actress
Born on May 23, 1965
She turned 51 on this day in 2016.

Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt

Wrestler Deceased
Born on May 23, 1987
He turned 29 on this day in 2016.

Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald

NFL player
Born on May 23, 1991
He turned 25 on this day in 2016.

James Charles

James Charles

Internet personality
Born on May 23, 1999
He turned 17 on this day in 2016.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 23, 2016.

UK

UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 23, 2016 was most likely conceived around August 31, 2015.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23, 2016 is close to February 13, 2017.

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Stats for May 23, 2016

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 23, 2016:

  • 2,972 days have passed since this date.
  • 424 weeks have passed.
  • 256,780,800 seconds have passed since May 23, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 299,577,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 132,498,892,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,796,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 22,083,149 steps. That's roughly 9,815 miles.
  • 3,081,370 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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