Wednesday August 16, 2017

US date format: 8/16/2017, UK date format: 16/8/2017

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 2017). The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Despacito by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber. Victor Crowley, directed by Adam Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017 On TV people were watching The Layover. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 2017 or at August 16 across the years.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Victor Crowley

Victor Crowley

Directed by: Adam Green

Starring: Parry Shen, Kane Hodder, Laura Ortiz, Dave Sheridan

American Made

American Made

Directed by: Doug Liman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons

Get Shorty

Get Shorty

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Starring: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, John Travolta

Logan Lucky

Logan Lucky

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Farrah Mackenzie

The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Hitman's Bodyguard

Directed by: Patrick Hughes

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 16, 2017?


  • 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


  • 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)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16, 2017?
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Top #10 songs in the USA

  1. - Despacito
  2. - Wild Thoughts
  3. - Unforgettable
  4. - That's What I Like
  5. - Believer
  6. - I'm The One
  7. - Attention
  8. - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
  9. - Shape Of You
  10. - Body Like A Back Road

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Wild Thoughts
  2. - Unforgettable
  3. - That's What I Like
  4. - I'm The One
  5. - Congratulations
  6. - Redbone
  7. - Humble.
  8. - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
  9. - Bank Account
  10. - XO TOUR Llif3
Sport Games on August 16, 2017

Sport Games on August 16, 2017


Football (United Kingdom)
  • Norwich - QPR : 2 - 0
  • Sheffield Weds - Sunderland : 1 - 1
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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The Layover

The Layover

Directed by: William H. Macy

Somewhere Between

Somewhere Between

Directed by: Linda Goldstein Knowlton



Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Love Connection

Love Connection

Directed by: Joseph L Leath




What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Sega


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles

  • $16 Billion Bond Sale Shows Amazon’s Power to Pursue Deals In nearly tripling its debt to buy Whole Foods, the e-commerce behemoth is starting to look like a traditional retailer. [..]
  • A Start-Up Suggests a Fix to the Health Care Morass Aledade, a tech start-up, is working to reduce health care costs while improving care. The results are on view at two medical practices in southeast Kansas. [..]
  • See all financial news of August 16, 2017

Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $73.19
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $105.11
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $115.92
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $18.98
  • Visa V: opens at $102.76

Exchange Rates

  • 1 CHF = 8.3585 SEK
  • 1 CHF = 18.2991 MXN
  • 1 CHF = 6.9273 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.3881 SEK
  • 1 CAD = 13.9841 MXN

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