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August 16th, 2018.

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

2 years, 9 months and 27 days have passed since August 16th, 2018.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 16th, 2018?

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

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 16th, 2018.

  • United States: In My Feelings - Drake
  • United Kingdom: In My Feelings - Drake
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Meg" was at the top of the box office on August 16th, 2018.

Take me back to August 16th, 2018!

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The date is August 16th, 2018 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

The song In My Feelings by Drake is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Donald Trump is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Meg is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Theresa May is the current Prime Minister.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Modern Family", "Power", "Jane the Virgin" and "Better Call Saul". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "What Remains of Edith Finch", "Fortnite", "God of War" and "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Paw Patrol", "Bunnicula" and "The Loud House". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, the Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit and the Paw Patrol Lookout Tower Playset.

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 16th, 2018.

  • The Momo Challenge hoax.

    The Momo Challenge hoax.

    During this time, an urban legend about a fake social media challenge called the "Momo Challenge" was spreading throughout the Internet.

  • 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 as 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 2 years, 9 months and 27 days have passed since August 16th, 2018.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 2018.
  • Leap Year: 2018 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 16th, 2018, will be 2 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1534374000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 16th, 2018.

  • July 24th, 2018: Singer Demi Lovato is rushed to hospital after an opioid overdose.
  • July 27th, 2018: The film "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" is released in movie theaters.
  • July 30th, 2018: Love Island: Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham are crowned as winners.
  • August 2nd, 2018: musical.ly becomes TikTok after the two apps are merged together.
  • August 3rd, 2018: Travis Scott releases his album "Astroworld".
  • August 3rd, 2018: The game "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4" is released.
  • August 13th, 2018: Watts family murders: Chris Watts reports that his wife Shanann and their two daughters have gone missing.
  • August 15th, 2018: Watts family murders: Chris Watts confesses to the murders of his pregnant wife Shanann and their two daughters.
  • This date: August 16th, 2018
  • August 18th, 2018: Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan passes away at the age of 80.
  • August 20th, 2018: "Havana" by Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) wins Video of the Year at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • August 21st, 2018: Actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson dies from cancer.
  • August 24th, 2018: Liberal leader Scott Morrison becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • August 25th, 2018: American politician John McCain passes away.
  • August 25th, 2018: KSI and Logan Paul draw in a boxing match at the Manchester Arena.
  • August 30th, 2018: Irish TV channel TV3 is rebranded as Virgin Media One.
  • September 6th, 2018: Tesla CEO Elon Musk smokes cannabis on the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast.
  • September 6th, 2018: Actor Burt Reynolds dies from a heart attack.
  • September 7th, 2018: The video game "Spider-Man" is released.
  • September 7th, 2018: Joe Exotic is arrested after trying to hire an undercover FBI agent to murder Carole Baskin.
  • September 7th, 2018: Rapper Mac Miller dies due to an accidental drug overdose.

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 16th, 2018, 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, 2018 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 16th, 2018 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on August 16th, 2018.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2018.

  • The Loud House
  • Bunnicula
  • Game Shakers
  • Henry Danger
  • Paw Patrol
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2018.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2018.

  • The Paw Patrol Lookout Tower Playset
  • The Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
  • FurReal Roarin' Tyler
  • The Nintendo Switch
  • L.O.L. Surprise!
  • The Xbox One
  • The PlayStation 4

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Multiplayer FPS game.
  • God of War - Action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio.
  • Far Cry 5 - First-person shooter game developed by Ubisoft.
  • Monster Hunter: World - Action role-playing game developed and published by Capcom.
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) - Battle royale game.
  • Star Wars Battlefront II - Action shooter game based on the Star Wars franchise.
  • Super Mario Odyssey - Platform game.
  • Fortnite - Battle royale game.
  • What Remains of Edith Finch - Adventure game developed by Giant Sparrow.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 16th of August.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Theresa May was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 16th, 2018.

Irish Taoiseach.

Leo Varadkar was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 16th, 2018 was most likely conceived around the 6th of November, 2017.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 16th, 2018 is close to the 26th of May, 2019.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 16th, 2018.

  • A total of 1,031 days have passed since this date.
  • 147 weeks have passed.
  • 89,078,400 seconds have passed since the August 16th, 2018.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 103,924,800 times.
  • Since August 16th, 2018, the earth has travelled approximately 45,964,454,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 14,846,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 7,660,742 steps. That's about 3,405 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,068,941 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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