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July 15th, 2016.

July 15th, 2016, was a Friday. It was day 197 of 2016. The decade was the 2010s.

5 years, 2 months and 4 days have passed since July 15th, 2016.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 15th, 2016?

  • The movie Ghostbusters (a reboot of the original) is released in movie theaters.
  • The first season of Stranger Things is released on Netflix.
  • Donald Trump announces Mike Pence as his running mate.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 15th, 2016.

  • United States: One Dance - Drake
  • United Kingdom: One Dance - Drake
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The Secret Life of Pets

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Secret Life of Pets" was at the top of the box office on July 15th, 2016.

Take me back to July 15th, 2016!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 15th, 2016 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. The song One Dance by Drake is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Secret Life of Pets is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Theresa May 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 killing of a gorilla called Harambe back in May continues to be a topic of conversation. Harambe has achieved a cult-like status, as memes and over-the-top tributes continue to be made in his memory.

The UK has just voted to leave the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned. The British Pound has tumbled to historic lows in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. An augmented reality mobile game called Pokémon GO has recently been released. The game is rapidly rising in popularity. Portugal have just won the 2016 UEFA European Championship after an extra time goal from Eder helps them secure a 1-0 victory over France.

On the reality TV show Love Island, Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey have just been crowned as winners. Theresa May has become the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The world is reacting to a horrific terrorist attack that has just claimed the lives of 86 people in Nice, France. The perpetrator drove a cargo truck into crowds of people as they were celebrating Bastille Day.

Republican nominee Donald Trump has just announced Mike Pence as his running mate for the 2016 election. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Fidel Castro, Big Syke, George Michael and Carrie Fisher would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Modern Family", "Homeland", "Making a Murderer" and "Stranger Things".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Rocket League", "Overwatch", "Inside" and "Pokemon Go". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Jake and the Never Land Pirates", "Paw Patrol" and "Girl Meets World". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, Star Wars BB-8 toy droid and L.O.L. Surprise!.

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 July 15th, 2016.

  • Stranger Things makes its debut.

    Stranger Things makes its debut.

    On July 15th, 2016, the sci-fi drama series "Stranger Things" made its debut on Netflix.

  • Pokémon GO.

    Pokémon GO.

    Throughout July and August of 2016, an augmented reality mobile game called Pokémon GO became insanely popular.

  • Brexit.

    Brexit.

    On June 24th, 2016, it was announced that 52% of British people had voted in favor of leaving the European Union.

  • Harambe.

    Harambe.

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

  • 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, 2 months and 4 days have passed since July 15th, 2016.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 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 July 15th, 2016, will be 5 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1468537200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 15th, 2016.

  • June 19th, 2016: The Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2016 NBA Finals after they defeat the Golden State Warriors by 4-3.
  • June 19th, 2016: The Cleveland sports curse comes to an end.
  • June 19th, 2016: The Game of Thrones episode "Battle of the Bastards" is aired: Ramsay Bolton is defeated and killed by Jon Snow.
  • June 19th, 2016: Actor Anton Yelchin passes away after a freak car accident.
  • June 23rd, 2016: The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union.
  • June 24th, 2016: The movie Independence Day: Resurgence, starring Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, is released in movie theaters.
  • June 24th, 2016: The British Pound tumbles to a 30-year low following the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union.
  • June 24th, 2016: British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns after Britain votes to leave the European Union.
  • June 26th, 2016: The Game of Thrones episode "The Winds of Winter" is aired: Cersei Lannister kills all of her enemies using wildfire.
  • July 1st, 2016: Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfers to Manchester United.
  • July 1st, 2016: Soccer: Carlo Ancelotti becomes the new manager of Bayern Munich.
  • July 3rd, 2016: Soccer: Antonio Conte becomes the new manager of Chelsea FC.
  • July 5th, 2016: Soccer: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres permanently returns to his old club Atlético Madrid.
  • July 5th, 2016: Missouri crime: Gypsy Rose Blanchard pleads guilty to the murder of her mother Dee Dee and is sentenced to 10 years in prison.
  • July 5th, 2016: A 37-year-old black man called Alton Sterling is shot dead by police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • July 6th, 2016: The augmented reality mobile game "Pokémon GO" is released.
  • July 10th, 2016: Portugal win the 2016 UEFA European Championship after an extra time goal from Eder helps them secure a 1-0 victory over France.
  • July 10th, 2016: Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich is murdered in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
  • July 11th, 2016: Love Island: Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey are crowned as winners.
  • July 11th, 2016: NBA star Tim Duncan announces his retirement.
  • July 12th, 2016: US Senator Bernie Sanders endorses Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for the 2016 election.
  • July 13th, 2016: Theresa May becomes the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • July 14th, 2016: 87 people are killed in Nice, France when a cargo truck is driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day.
  • This date: July 15th, 2016
  • July 17th, 2016: Three police officers are shot dead by a former marine in an ambush attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • July 22nd, 2016: The movie Star Trek Beyond (2016) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 22nd, 2016: Soccer: Sam Allardyce becomes the new manager of England.
  • July 26th, 2016: Hillary Clinton is nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate for the 2016 election.
  • July 26th, 2016: 19 people are stabbed to death at a care home for disabled people in Sagamihara, Japan.
  • July 27th, 2016: US presidential candidate Donald Trump says that he hopes Russia can find Hillary Clinton's missing emails.
  • July 29th, 2016: The video game Batman: Return to Arkham is released on the PS4 and XBO.
  • July 29th, 2016: The song "Closer" is released by the Chainsmokers.
  • July 31st, 2016: The FBI begins to investigate Donald Trump's campaign to see if it has been coordinating with Russia.
  • August 2nd, 2016: Instagram launches its new "Instagram Stories" feature.
  • August 5th, 2016: The film "Suicide Squad" is released in movie theaters.
  • August 5th, 2016: The 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • August 8th, 2016: Soccer: Paul Pogba returns to Manchester United.
  • August 9th, 2016: Football: Everton defender John Stones joins Manchester City.
  • August 11th, 2016: A video is released showing former Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 15th, 2016, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2016 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 15th, 2016 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Stranger Things - Science fiction series.
  • 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.
  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.
  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Kid's TV shows on July 15th, 2016.

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

  • The Loud House
  • 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.

  • L.O.L. Surprise!
  • Star Wars BB-8 toy droid
  • Barbie Saddle n Ride
  • The Xbox One
  • The PlayStation 4

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Pokemon Go - Augmented reality mobile game based on the Pokemon series.
  • Inside - Puzzle-platformer adventure game.
  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Lego-themed action-adventure game.
  • Overwatch - Team-based multiplayer first-person shooter.
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog.
  • Tom Clancy's The Division - Action role-playing game that is online-only.
  • 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 other notable people who were born on July 15th.

Rembrandt

Dutch artist. Deceased
Born on July 15th, 1606
He was not alive on this date.

Ian Curtis

English singer. Deceased
Born on July 15th, 1956
He was not alive on this date.

Forest Whitaker

Actor.
Born on July 15th, 1961
He turned 55 on this day in 2016.

Adam Savage

Television host.
Born on July 15th, 1967
He turned 49 on this day in 2016.

Eddie Griffin

Actor / Comedian.
Born on July 15th, 1968
He turned 48 on this day in 2016.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on July 15th, 2016.

UK Prime Minister.

Theresa May was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 15th, 2016.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 15th, 2016 was most likely conceived around the 6th of October, 2015.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 15th, 2016 is close to the 24th of April, 2017.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 15th, 2016.

  • A total of 1,892 days have passed since this date.
  • 270 weeks have passed.
  • 163,468,800 seconds have passed since the July 15th, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 190,713,600 times.
  • Since July 15th, 2016, the earth has travelled approximately 84,349,900,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 27,244,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 14,058,317 steps. That's about 6,248 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,961,626 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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