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August 5th, 2016.

August 5th, 2016, was a Friday. It was day 218 of 2016. The decade was the 2010s.

5 years, 2 months and 20 days have passed since August 5th, 2016.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 5th, 2016?

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

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 5th, 2016.

  • United States: One Dance - Drake
  • United Kingdom: Cold Water - Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber
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Jason Bourne

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Jason Bourne" was at the top of the box office on August 5th, 2016.

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The date is August 5th, 2016 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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. In America, the song One Dance by Drake is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Cold Water by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber is the number one hit song.

Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Jason Bourne 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.

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".

The 2016 Summer Olympics are currently taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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 "Grey's Anatomy", "The Vampire Diaries", "The Walking Dead" and "House of Cards".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Minecraft", "Batman: Arkham Knight", "Halo 5: Guardians" and "Just Cause 3". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "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, Barbie Saddle n Ride 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 August 5th, 2016.

  • 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 20 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 5 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: 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.
  • 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 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.
  • This date: August 5th, 2016
  • 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.
  • August 17th, 2016: American media executive Steve Bannon is appointed as the chief executive of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
  • August 18th, 2016: It is announced that American blog Gawker will be ceasing all operations.
  • August 19th, 2016: The song "Still Falling for You" is released by Ellie Goulding.
  • August 20th, 2016: UFC 202: Conor McGregor defeats Nate Diaz in a rematch.
  • August 24th, 2016: 299 people die after an earthquake strikes Central Italy.
  • 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 1st, 2016: The body of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling is discovered nearly 27 years after he was abducted in Long Prairie, Minnesota.
  • September 2nd, 2016: The second season of Narcos is released on Netflix.
  • September 2nd, 2016: American music manager Jerry Heller dies from a heart attack.
  • September 3rd, 2016: The United States and China ratify the Paris global climate agreement.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 5th, 2016, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 5th, 2016 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from August, 2016.

Stranger Things
Stranger Things
Science fiction series.

Making a Murderer
Making a Murderer
True crime documentary that aired on Netflix.

Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul
Breaking Bad spin-off.

Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin
Romantic drama-comedy series.

Power
Power
Crime drama.

Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Adult animated Sci-Fi sitcom.

Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders
British crime series that is set in the 19th century.

Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black
American comedy-drama about a federal prison.

House of Cards
House of Cards
Political thriller.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.

American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.

Homeland
Homeland
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

Suits
Suits
Legal drama television series.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

Kid's TV shows on August 5th, 2016.

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

The Loud House
The Loud House

Bunnicula
Bunnicula

Game Shakers
Game Shakers

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Henry Danger
Henry Danger

Girl Meets World
Girl Meets World

Sheriff Callie's Wild West
Sheriff Callie's Wild West

Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol

Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins

Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2016.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2016.

L.O.L. Surprise!
L.O.L. Surprise!

Star Wars BB-8 toy droid
Star Wars BB-8 toy droid

Barbie Saddle n Ride
Barbie Saddle n Ride

The Xbox One
The Xbox One

The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 2016
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Online battle royale game.

Pokemon Go 2016
Pokemon Go
Augmented reality mobile game based on the Pokemon series.

Inside 2016
Inside
Puzzle-platformer adventure game.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2016
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Lego-themed action-adventure game.

Overwatch 2016
Overwatch
Team-based multiplayer first-person shooter.

Doom 2016
Doom
First-person shooter that was released on Windows, the PS4 and the Xbox One.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2016
Tom Clancy's The Division
Action role-playing game that is online-only.

Just Cause 3 2015
Just Cause 3
Open world action-adventure game developed by Avalanche Studios.

Fallout 4 2015
Fallout 4
Action RPG game developed by Bethesda Game Studios.

Rise of the Tomb Raider 2015
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Action adventure game developed by Crystal Dynamics.

Halo 5: Guardians 2015
Halo 5: Guardians
First-person shooter video game developed by 343 Industries.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Stealth game developed by Kojima Productions.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III 2015
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
FPS game developed by Treyarch.

Rocket League 2015
Rocket League
Vehicular soccer game.

Batman: Arkham Knight 2015
Batman: Arkham Knight
Action-adventure game based on the Batman series.

Cities: Skylines 2015
Cities: Skylines
City-building simulation.

Dying Light 2015
Dying Light
Open world first person survival horror game.

The Sims 4 2014
The Sims 4
Life / social simulation game.

Grand Theft Auto V 2013
Grand Theft Auto V
The long-awaited fifth game in the series. Starring Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips.

Minecraft 2011
Minecraft
Sandbox game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 5th.

Neil Armstrong

American astronaut. Deceased
Born on August 5th, 1930
He was not alive on this date.

Louis Walsh

X Factor judge / Talent manager.
Born on August 5th, 1952
He turned 64 on this day in 2016.

MCA

Beastie Boys member. Deceased
Born on August 5th, 1964
He was not alive on this date.

Colin McRae

Scottish rally driver. Deceased
Born on August 5th, 1968
He was not alive on this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Theresa May was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 5th, 2016.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 5th, 2016 was most likely conceived around the 27th of October, 2015.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 5th, 2016 is close to the 15th of May, 2017.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 1,907 days have passed since this date.
  • 272 weeks have passed.
  • 164,764,800 seconds have passed since the August 5th, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 192,225,600 times.
  • Since August 5th, 2016, the earth has travelled approximately 85,018,636,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 27,460,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 14,169,773 steps. That's about 6,298 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,977,178 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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