August 5th, 2016

August 5th, 2016, fell on a Friday. Day 218 of 2016. Decade: 2010s.

3 years, 10 months and 2 days have passed since August 5th, 2016.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 5th, 2016:

  • The movie Suicide Squad (2016) is released in movie theaters.
  • The 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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 5th, 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:

  • 3 years, 10 months and 2 days have passed since August 5th, 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 5th, 2016, will be 3 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1470351600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 5th, 2016:

  • 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 2nd, 2016: Instagram launches its new "Instagram Stories" feature.
  • August 4th, 2016: QuakeCon takes place in Dallas, Texas
  • 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.
  • September 2nd, 2016: The second season of Narcos is released on Netflix.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 5th, 2016, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2016 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 5th, 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.

  • 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.

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"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 5th, 2016.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 5th, 2016 was probably conceived around the 27th of October, 2015. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 5th, 2016 is the 15th of May, 2017. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

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

  • 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.

5th of August

Events that have occurred on the 5th of August:

  • August 5th, 1962: American actress and model Marilyn Monroe is found dead after a suspected drug overdose.
  • August 5th, 1987: Two motorists are killed in Northern Ireland when actor Matthew Broderick crosses into the wrong lane and causes a head-on collision.
  • August 5th, 2005: The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) is released.
  • August 5th, 2011: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • August 5th, 2015: Gamescom 2015 takes place in Cologne, Germany.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 5th, 2016.

  • 1,402 days have passed since this date.
  • 121,132,800 seconds have passed since the August 5th, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 141,321,600 times.
  • Since August 5th, 2016, earth has travelled approximately 62,504,524,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 20,188,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 10,417,421 steps. That's about 4,630 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,453,594 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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