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August 8th, 2016.

August 8th, 2016, was a Monday. It was day 221 of 2016. The decade was the 2010s.

5 years, 1 months and 9 days have passed since August 8th, 2016.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 8th, 2016?

  • Soccer: Paul Pogba returns to Manchester United.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 8th, 2016.

  • United States: Cheap Thrills - Sia
  • United Kingdom: Cold Water - Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber
Play the top hits from 2016.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2014. Let us take you back to the peak days of Desiigner, Sia, Drake and The Chainsmokers.
Suicide Squad

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Suicide Squad" was at the top of the box office on August 8th, 2016.

Take me back to August 8th, 2016!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 8th, 2016 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Cheap Thrills by Sia 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 Suicide Squad 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.

MMA fans are currently looking forward to UFC 202, where Conor McGregor will take on Nate Diaz in a rematch. 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 "RuPaul's Drag Race", "The Vampire Diaries", "Power" and "Making a Murderer".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Call of Duty: Black Ops III", "Overwatch", "Tom Clancy's The Division" and "Pokemon Go". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and "Bunnicula". 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 August 8th, 2016.

  • The build-up to the rematch between McGregor and Nate Diaz.

    The build-up to the rematch between McGregor and Nate Diaz.

    During this time, fight fans were looking forward to UFC 202. The main event was a rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. The pair had previously fought back in March, with Diaz winning via submission.

  • 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, 1 months and 9 days have passed since August 8th, 2016.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 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 8th, 2016, will be 5 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1470610800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 8th, 2016.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 8th, 2016
  • 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.
  • September 7th, 2016: It is confirmed that Ariana Grande and Mac Miller are dating.

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 8th, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 8th, 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.

  • 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 August 8th, 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 August 8th.

Dustin Hoffman

Actor.
Born on August 8th, 1937
He turned 79 on this day in 2016.

Louis van Gaal

Soccer manager.
Born on August 8th, 1951
He turned 65 on this day in 2016.

Chris Eubank

Boxer.
Born on August 8th, 1966
He turned 50 on this day in 2016.

Meagan Good

Actress.
Born on August 8th, 1981
She turned 35 on this day in 2016.

Roger Federer

Tennis player.
Born on August 8th, 1981
He turned 35 on this day in 2016.

Shawn Mendes

Singer.
Born on August 8th, 1998
He turned 18 on this day in 2016.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of August.

  • Peace Festival

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 8th, 2016.

UK Prime Minister.

Theresa May was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 8th, 2016.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 8th, 2016 was most likely conceived around the 30th of October, 2015.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 8th, 2016 is close to the 18th of May, 2017.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 8th, 2016.

  • A total of 1,866 days have passed since this date.
  • 266 weeks have passed.
  • 161,222,400 seconds have passed since the August 8th, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 188,092,800 times.
  • Since August 8th, 2016, the earth has travelled approximately 83,190,758,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 26,870,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 13,865,126 steps. That's about 6,162 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,934,669 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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