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August 2nd, 2016

August 2nd, 2016, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 215 of 2016. The decade was the 2010s.

4 years, 2 months and 29 days have passed since August 2nd, 2016.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 2nd, 2016:

  • Instagram launches its new "Instagram Stories" feature.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 2nd, 2016:

  • United States: One Dance - Drake
  • United Kingdom: One Dance - Drake

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Jason Bourne" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 2nd, 2016 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 Jason Bourne is at the top of the Box Office. 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.

A meme called "Arthur's Fist" is currently going viral on the Internet. The reaction image, which is used to highlight infuriating situations, features Arthur from the TV series holding a clinched fist. The 2016 United States presidential election is in full swing, with Hillary Clinton facing off against Donald Trump. The popular app Instagram has released a new feature called "Stories".

People are watching popular TV shows such as "American Horror Story", "Black Mirror", "Orange Is the New Black" and "Peaky Blinders". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Overwatch", "Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens", "Pokemon Go" and "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Doc McStuffins", "Paw Patrol" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation 4" and "Xbox One".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 2nd, 2016.

  • Moonlight

    "Moonlight" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016.

  • 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.

  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump is named as the Time Person of the Year for 2016.

  • Margot Robbie

    Wolf of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie is named as FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 2016.

  • 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.

  • Record of the Year: 2016

    "Hello" by Adele would go on to win a Grammy for 2016's Record of the Year.

  • Harambe.

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

  • Brexit

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 4 years, 2 months and 29 days have passed since August 2nd, 2016.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 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 August 2nd, 2016, will be 4 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1470092400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 2nd, 2016:

  • July 5th, 2016: Soccer: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres permanently returns to his old club Atlético Madrid.
  • July 6th, 2016: Pokemon Go is released.
  • July 9th, 2016: UFC 200 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 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 11th, 2016: Love Island: Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey are crowned as winners.
  • 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 .
  • July 15th, 2016: The movie Ghostbusters (a reboot of the original) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 15th, 2016: The first season of Stranger Things is released on Netflix.
  • July 15th, 2016: Donald Trump announces Mike Pence as his running mate.
  • July 22nd, 2016: The movie Star Trek Beyond (2016) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 26th, 2016: Hillary Clinton is nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate for the 2016 election.
  • July 29th, 2016: The video game Batman: Return to Arkham is released on the PS4 and XBO.
  • August 4th, 2016: QuakeCon takes place in Dallas, Texas.
  • August 5th, 2016: The movie Suicide Squad (2016) is released in movie theaters.
  • August 5th, 2016: The 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 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. .
  • August 17th, 2016: Gamescom takes place in Cologne, Germany.
  • August 18th, 2016: It is announced that American blog Gawker will be ceasing all operations.
  • August 20th, 2016: UFC 202: Conor McGregor defeats Nate Diaz in a rematch.
  • August 28th, 2016: "Formation" by Beyonce wins Video of the Year at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • August 30th, 2016: The expansion pack World of Warcraft: Legion is released on PC and Mac.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 2nd, 2016, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2016 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 2nd, 2016 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

2016 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2016.

"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"


2016 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2016:

  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of August:

  • Republic Day (Republic of Macedonia)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 2nd, 2016.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 2nd, 2016 was probably conceived around the 24th of October, 2015. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 2nd, 2016 is the 12th of May, 2017. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Online battle royale game.
  • 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.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 2nd, 2016.

  • 1,551 days have passed since this date.
  • 134,010,000 seconds have passed since the August 2nd, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 156,345,000 times.
  • Since August 2nd, 2016, earth has travelled approximately 69,149,160,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 22,335,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 11,524,860 steps. That's about 5,122 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,608,120 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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