Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 16. From 1900 until now.
August 16 is under the sign of Leo.
Famous birthdays on this day include Madonna (1958), Bill Evans (1929) and Steve Carell (1962).
Several movies were released around August 16 over the years, such as Blue Velvet in 1986 directed by David Lynch and Street Scene in 1931 directed by King Vidor.
But much more happened on August 16 over the years: find out below
Which were the most popular Movies released around August 16 over the years?
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Which were the important events of August 16?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- 2018 2018 Washington Veterans Day Parade: The United States Department of Defense postpones President Donald Trump's military parade, which was slated to take place on 10 November, until 2019. The estimates for the parade's cost have risen from $12 million to $92 million. (ABC News) (Market Watch)
- 2017 Removal of Confederate monuments and memorials: Several Confederate monuments are taken down overnight in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, including the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee Monument, Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Confederate Women's Monument and the Roger B. Taney sculpture. The Baltimore City Council unanimously voted to remove the monuments on August 14. (NBC News)
- 2016 The Russian Air Force uses an Iranian airbase near Hamadan to launch airstrikes in Syria. (BBC)
- 2015 2015 Douma market air strikes, Syrian Civil War: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a series of air-raids by the Syrian Arab Air Force on the rebel-held market town of Douma kills at least 110 people and leaves hundreds injured. (BBC), (The International Business Times), (Reuters), (Xinhua), (Al Jazeera)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16 over the years?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- 2017 Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber - Despacito
- 2016 Sia Featuring Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills
- 2015 OMI - Cheerleader
- 2014 MAGIC! - Rude
- 2013 Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
- 2012 Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
- 2011 LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
- 2010 Eminem - Love The Way You Lie
- 2009 The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
- 2008 Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
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Top #1 Rock songs
- 2017 Imagine Dragons - Believer
- 2016 twenty one pilots - Ride
- 2015 WALK THE MOON - Shut Up And Dance
- 2014 Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars
- 2013 Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
- 2012 Green Day - Oh Love
- 2011 Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie
- 2010 Linkin Park - The Catalyst
- 2009 Linkin Park - New Divide
Which were the most popular books released around August 16 over the years?
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