August 16th, 2016

August 16th, 2016, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 229 of 2016. The decade was the 2010s.

4 years, 3 months and 20 days have passed since August 16th, 2016.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 16th, 2016:

  • United States: Cheap Thrills - Sia
  • United Kingdom: Cold Water - Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Suicide Squad" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 16th, 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.

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. In soccer, Everton defender John Stones has signed with Manchester City. Toronto police have released a video showing the late Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. The former Toronto mayor had passed away earlier in the year from cancer.

Showbiz websites are reacting to pop star Justin Bieber's decision to delete his Instagram account. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Suits", "Rick and Morty", "Making a Murderer" and "Stranger Things". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Overwatch", "Tom Clancy's The Division", "Overwatch" and "Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "The Fairly OddParents", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Paw Patrol". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation 4", "Xbox One" and "Star Wars BB-8 toy droid".


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 16th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2016 clown sightings.

    The "2016 clown phenomenon" was spreading through social media in Autumn of 2016, as multiple sightings of people dressed as evil clowns were reported. Most of these sightings were deemed to be harmless pranks.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 4 years, 3 months and 20 days have passed since August 16th, 2016.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 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 16th, 2016, will be 4 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1471302000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 16th, 2016:

  • 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 29th, 2016: The video game Batman: Return to Arkham is released on the PS4 and XBO.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 11th, 2016: US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton faints during a 9/11 memorial in New York.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 16th, 2016, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2016 was the year of the Monkey (Yang Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 16th, 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:

  • Star Wars BB-8 toy droid
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on August 16th, 2016?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 16th, 2016?

  • Theresa May was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 16th, 2016 was probably conceived around the 7th of November, 2015. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 16th, 2016 is the 26th 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 16th, 2016.

  • 1,572 days have passed since this date.
  • 135,824,400 seconds have passed since the August 16th, 2016.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 158,461,800 times.
  • Since August 16th, 2016, earth has travelled approximately 70,085,390,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 22,637,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 11,680,898 steps. That's about 5,192 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,629,893 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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