May 28, 2016 Memorial Day weekend

May 28, 2016, was a Saturday. It was 8 years and 23 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on 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.
Song charts

Popular songs

On May 28, 2016, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake
  • United Kingdom: "One Dance" by Drake

The music charts on May 28, 2016

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
  • One Dance - Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla
  • Panda - Desiigner
  • 7 Years - Lukas Graham
  • I Took A Pill In Ibiza - Mike Posner
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The Angry Birds Movie

Top movie

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


This date was 2,945 days ago. Approximately 98 months have passed. It was the 149th 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 had 366 days because it was a leap year. 33 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.


Comments from our visitors about this date:


Everything went downhill after Harambe was shot dead. Brexit, Trump, COVID...
Posted on May 28, 2022 01:14

Sad person

Damn life went downhill pretty damn fast after this date sadly... life as we know it would never be the same.
Posted on November 7, 2023 21:09


Besides those memes and stuff about life going downhill, I still remember seeing people on social media calling out the parents of the child who fell into the enclosure as bad parents.
Posted on November 11, 2023 23:52

Tibet mature

8 years ago is crazy smfh
Posted on May 29, 2024 00:51

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Take me back to May 28, 2016

Let's go back to the 2010s.

It is Saturday, May 28, 2016. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

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. It is Memorial Day weekend in the United States. People are attending picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor gatherings to mark the beginning of summer. In America, the song "Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake 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 Angry Birds Movie 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.

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. Alisan Porter has won the tenth season of The Voice.

Donald Trump has just become the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho has just been named as the new coach of Manchester United. Spanish side Real Madrid have won the 2016 UEFA Champions League after defeating rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties.

The recent shooting of a gorilla called Harambe at Cincinnati Zoo has sparked global publicity and controversy. 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 "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", "Line of Duty", "The Goldbergs", and "Rick and Morty".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lego Jurassic World", "Fallout 4", "Star Wars Battlefront", and "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Bubble Guppies", "Bunk'd", and "Shimmer and Shine". Popular toys at the moment include Cards Against Humanity, Hello Barbie, Zoomer Dino, and Kidizoom Smartwatch.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 28, 2016.

  • Harambe.


    On May 28th, 2016, a gorilla called Harambe was shot dead after a three-year-old boy climbed into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. The video of the shooting gained international attention and led to a series of Internet memes.
  • Mourinho becomes the new manager of Manchester United.

    Mourinho becomes the new manager of Manchester United

    Soccer fans were reacting to news that former Chelsea coach José Mourinho had been appointed as the new manager of Manchester United—a job he had wanted for a very long time.
  • 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

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 28, 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 28, 2016
  • 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.
  • June 23, 2016: The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union.
  • June 24, 2016:
    • The movie Independence Day: Resurgence, starring Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, is released in movie theaters.
    • The British Pound tumbles to a 30-year low following the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union.
    • British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns after Britain votes to leave the European Union.
  • June 26, 2016: The Game of Thrones episode "The Winds of Winter" is aired: Cersei Lannister kills all of her enemies using wildfire.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 28, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 28, 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

TV shows in 2016

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

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 28, 2016

If you were a kid on May 28, 2016, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

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.

Overwatch 2016
Doom 2016
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End 2016
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
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

Were you born on May 28, 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 28, 2022, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 28.

James Michael Tyler

James Michael Tyler

Actor Deceased
Born on May 28, 1962
He turned 54 on this day in 2016.

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

Australian singer
Born on May 28, 1968
She turned 48 on this day in 2016.

Rob Ford

Rob Ford

Canadian politician Deceased
Born on May 28, 1969
He was not alive on this date.

Mark Feehily

Mark Feehily

Born on May 28, 1980
He turned 36 on this day in 2016.

Cameron Boyce

Cameron Boyce

Actor Deceased
Born on May 28, 1999
He turned 17 on this day in 2016.

Phil Foden

Phil Foden

Soccer player
Born on May 28, 2000
He turned 16 on this day in 2016.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 28, 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 28, 2016 was most likely conceived around September 5, 2015.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 28, 2016 is close to February 18, 2017.

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Stats for May 28, 2016


Here are some interesting statistics about May 28, 2016:

  • 2,945 days have passed since this date.
  • 420 weeks have passed.
  • 254,448,000 seconds have passed since May 28, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 296,856,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 131,295,168,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,408,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 21,882,528 steps. That's roughly 9,726 miles.
  • 3,053,376 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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