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August 16, 2018

August 16, 2018, was a Thursday. It was the 228th day of 2018. The decade was the 2010s.

5 years, 6 months, and 20 days have passed since August 16, 2018.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on August 16, 2018:

  • Singer Aretha Franklin passes away at the age of 76.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 16, 2018:

  • United States: "In My Feelings" by Drake
  • United Kingdom: "In My Feelings" by Drake

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 16, 2018

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • In My Feelings - Drake
  • I Like It - Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
  • FEFE - 6ix9ine Featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz
  • Girls Like You - Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
  • No Brainer - DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo
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The Meg

Top movie

The movie "The Meg" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 2,028 days ago. Approximately 68 months have passed. It was the 228th day of 2018, in week 33. The decade was the 2010s. A child born on this day is 5 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. We have gone through approximately 23 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to August 16, 2018

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, August 16, 2018. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 2018 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

The song "In My Feelings" by Drake is at the top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom. Donald Trump is the President of the United States, and the movie The Meg is at the top of the box office. Theresa May is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

It's 2018, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Drake, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Post Malone, Cardi B, Juice Wrld and Dua Lipa. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Kofi Annan, Stefán Karl Stefánsson, John McCain, and Burt Reynolds would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Game of Thrones", "Orange Is the New Black", "Power", and "Stranger Things".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "What Remains of Edith Finch", "Fortnite", "Super Mario Odyssey", and "Monster Hunter: World". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", "The Thundermans", and "Game Shakers". Popular toys at the moment include the Xbox One, Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage, the Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit, and the Paw Patrol Lookout Tower Playset.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 16, 2018.

  • The Momo Challenge hoax.

    The Momo Challenge hoax

    An urban legend about a fake social media challenge called the "Momo Challenge" was spreading throughout the Internet during the summer of 2018.
  • Record of the Year: 2018.

    Record of the Year: 2018

    The song "This Is America" by Childish Gambino won a Grammy for 2018's Record of the Year.
  • 2018 in music.

    2018 in music

    Popular music artists in 2018 included Drake, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Post Malone, XXXTentacion, Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Eminem, Juice Wrld, Travis Scott and Kodak Black.
  • Jamal Khashoggi and Other Journalists.

    Jamal Khashoggi and Other Journalists

    "Jamal Khashoggi and Other Journalists" were named the Time Person of the Year in 2018.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 2018?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2018?

    The best NBA players in 2018 were Russell Westbrook, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis.
  • 2018 in movies.

    2018 in movies

    Movies released in 2018 included Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Incredibles 2, Aquaman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Venom, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Deadpool 2, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, A Quiet Place, A Star Is Born and Halloween.
  • Green Book.

    Green Book

    "Green Book" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2018.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    The best soccer players in 2018 were Luka Modrić, Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah, Raphaël Varane, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, and Harry Kane.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 16, 2018.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 16, 2018.

  • July 19, 2018: 17 people lose their lives after a duck boat sinks at Table Rock Lake in Missouri.
  • July 20, 2018: Disney fire film director James Gunn from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" after old controversial tweets of his are found and publicized.
  • July 22, 2018: US President Donald Trump threatens Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in an "ALL CAPS" tweet on Twitter.
  • July 23, 2018: 102 people lose their lives in wildfires in East Attica, Greece.
  • July 24, 2018: Singer Demi Lovato is rushed to hospital after an opioid overdose.
  • July 26, 2018:
    • Facebook's stock price plummets by 19 percent following a disappointing quarterly report.
    • The final episode of the talk show Jerry Springer is aired on TV.
  • July 27, 2018: The film "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" is released in movie theaters.
  • July 30, 2018: Love Island: Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham are crowned as winners.
  • August 2, 2018:
    • musical.ly becomes TikTok after the two apps are merged together.
    • Technology company Apple becomes the first publicly-listed company in the US to reach $1 trillion in market value.
  • August 3, 2018:
    • Travis Scott releases his album "Astroworld".
    • The game "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4" is released.
  • August 4, 2018: Venezuela's president Nicolás Maduro survives an apparent assassination attempt after drones armed with explosives are detonated overhead while he is giving a speech.
  • August 6, 2018:
    • American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is banned from Facebook, Spotify, Apple and Twitter.
    • Jagex shuts down the RuneScape Classic servers.
  • August 7, 2018: China bans Disney's film "Christopher Robin" after people compare Chinese President Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh.
  • August 13, 2018: Watts family murders: Chris Watts reports that his wife Shanann and their two daughters have gone missing.
  • August 15, 2018:
    • Watts family murders: Chris Watts confesses to the murders of his pregnant wife Shanann and their two daughters.
    • The romantic comedy-drama film "Crazy Rich Asians" is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: August 16, 2018
  • August 18, 2018:
    • Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan passes away at the age of 80.
    • Imran Khan becomes the new prime minister of Pakistan.
  • August 20, 2018:
    • "Havana" by Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) wins Video of the Year at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
    • Former English soccer player Paul Gascoigne is arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on a train.
  • August 21, 2018: Icelandic actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson (Robbie Rotten on LazyTown) dies from cancer at the age of 43.
  • August 24, 2018: Liberal leader Scott Morrison becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • August 25, 2018:
    • American politician John McCain passes away.
    • KSI and Logan Paul draw in a boxing match at the Manchester Arena.
  • August 30, 2018: Irish TV channel TV3 is rebranded as Virgin Media One.
  • September 3, 2018: Machine Gun Kelly releases his Eminem diss, "Rap Devil".
  • September 5, 2018: UK Prime Minister Theresa May blames Russian intelligence officers for the novichok nerve agent attack in Amesbury, England.
  • September 6, 2018:
    • Tesla CEO Elon Musk smokes cannabis on the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast.
    • Actor Burt Reynolds dies from a heart attack.
  • September 7, 2018:
    • The video game "Spider-Man" is released.
    • Joe Exotic is arrested after trying to hire an undercover FBI agent to murder Carole Baskin.
    • Rapper Mac Miller dies due to an accidental drug overdose.
  • September 8, 2018: Rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj get into an altercation at New York Fashion Week 2018.
  • September 14, 2018: Rap star Eminem responds to Machine Gun Kelly's diss track by releasing the song "KILLSHOT".
  • September 15, 2018: Boxing: Canelo Álvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin in a rematch.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 16, 2018, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 16, 2018 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.
Television shows

TV series on August 16, 2018

TV audiences were watching the following shows on August 16, 2018:

TV shows from August 2018.

Stranger Things
Stranger Things
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul
Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin
Black-ish
Black-ish
Gotham
Gotham
Power
Power
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders
Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Homeland
Homeland
Suits
Suits
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Modern Family
Modern Family
RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on August 16, 2018

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2018:

The Loud House
The Loud House
Bunnicula
Bunnicula
Game Shakers
Game Shakers

The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol
Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2018

Toys and games that were popular in 2018:

The Paw Patrol Lookout Tower Playset
The Paw Patrol Lookout Tower Playset
The Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
The Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
FurReal Roarin' Tyler
FurReal Roarin' Tyler
The Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch
Bunchems
Bunchems
Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center
Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center
Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage
Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage
LEGO Star Wars: Millennium Falcon
LEGO Star Wars: Millennium Falcon
L.O.L. Surprise!
L.O.L. Surprise!
Hello Barbie
Hello Barbie
The Xbox One
The Xbox One
The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in August 2018.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 2018
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
God of War 2018
God of War
Far Cry 5 2018
Far Cry 5
Monster Hunter: World 2018
Monster Hunter: World
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) 2017
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
Star Wars Battlefront II 2017
Star Wars Battlefront II
Super Mario Odyssey 2017
Super Mario Odyssey
Ark: Survival Evolved 2017
Ark: Survival Evolved
Fortnite 2017
Fortnite
What Remains of Edith Finch 2017
What Remains of Edith Finch
Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 16.

Vincent Curatola

Vincent Curatola

Actor
Born on August 16, 1953
He turned 65 on this day in 2018.

James Cameron

James Cameron

Movie director
Born on August 16, 1954
He turned 64 on this day in 2018.

Madonna

Madonna

Singer
Born on August 16, 1958
She turned 60 on this day in 2018.

Steve Carell

Steve Carell

Actor
Born on August 16, 1962
He turned 56 on this day in 2018.

Shawn Pyfrom

Shawn Pyfrom

Actor
Born on August 16, 1986
He turned 32 on this day in 2018.

USA

US President

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on August 16, 2018.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Theresa May was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 16, 2018 was most likely conceived around November 23, 2017.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 16, 2018 is close to May 9, 2019.

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Stats for August 16, 2018

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 16, 2018:

  • 2,028 days have passed since this date.
  • 289 weeks have passed.
  • 175,222,800 seconds have passed since August 16, 2018.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 204,426,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 90,414,964,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 29,203,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 15,069,161 steps. That's roughly 6,697 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,102,674 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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