January 16: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

January 16th marks the 16th day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 349 days remaining until the end of the year (or 350 days in case of leap years). People born on this day are under the sign of Capricorn. Famous birthdays on this day include Kate Moss (1974), Aaliyah (1979) and Sade Adu (1959).
But much more happened on January 16 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around January 16 over the years?
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There's Something Wrong with the Children

There's Something Wrong with the Children

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Roxanne Benjamin

Starring: Zach Gilford, Amanda Crew, Alisha Wainwright, Carlos Santos

It's a Sin

It's a Sin

Release year: 2021

Directed by: ---

American Animals

American Animals

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Bart Layton

Starring: Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan

The Tale

The Tale

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Jennifer Fox

Starring: Elizabeth Debicki, Laura Dern, Jason Ritter, Chelsea Alden

Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves

Release year: 2018

Directed by: Christian Gudegast

Starring: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr., 50 Cent


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 16?


  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand


  • 2019 Manbij bombing: A suicide attack by ISIL in Manbij, Syria causes at least 19 deaths. Two U.S. soldiers, one Pentagon Civilian and a civilian contractor were among the casualties. Three other Service members were also reported to have been wounded.
  • 2018 Aftermath of the Caracas helicopter accident: Yesterday's firefight between the Venezuelan Army and the Venezuelan Government resulted in Oscar Perez being killed. Perez's family killed two police officers, seven members of his group, and six other members.
  • 2017 Syrian Civil War: Deir ez-Zor Offensive (January-February 2017: ISIL's third attack on the Syrian government's forces within the city of Deir ez-Zor reportedly divides the government-held area in half. According to the government, the attack involves approximately 14,000 ISIL fighters.
  • 2016 2016 Ouagadougou Attacks: Burkina Faso security force storms the Hotel Splendid, which was under attack by Al Qaeda militants in the Islamic Maghreb. More than 126 people were freed, and at least 29 have been killed. (AP via Daily Mail), (BBC),(CNN), (AFP via Daily Star). At least 10 bodies were also found in Cappucino cafe, which was also attacked and occupied by militants.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 16 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2018 - Perfect
  • 2017 - Black Beatles
  • 2016 - Hello
  • 2015 - Blank Space
  • 2014 - The Monster
  • 2013 - Locked Out Of Heaven
  • 2012 - Sexy And I Know It
  • 2011 - Fireworkyoutube
  • 2010 - TiK ToKyoutube
  • 2009 - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2018 - Thunder
  • 2017 - Heathens
  • 2016 - Stressed Out
  • 2015 - Take Me To Church
  • 2014 - Royals
  • 2013 - Ho Hey
  • 2012 - Lonely Boy
  • 2011 - Tighten Up
  • 2010 - Break


Which were the most popular books released around January 16 over the years?
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The Nylon Pirates by Nicholas Monsarrat

The Nylon Pirates

Year: 1961


Alcestis is a British luxury cruise ship that is moored in New York. She will be embarking on a trip to South America, the Caribbean and Africa with her only passengers, businessmen facing mid-life crisis.

The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh

The Black Marble

Year: 1978


He is a damned fine cop. A homicide detective wrapped around a Smith & Wesson.38 bottle and a vodka can.

The Whistler by John Grisham

The Whistler

Year: 2017


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * High-stakes adventure through the darkest corners in the Sunshine State from Ken Follett, who has been called "the best thriller writer alive". We expect honesty and wisdom from our judges.

Fugitive From the Cubicle Police by Scott Adams

Fugitive From the Cubicle Police

Year: 1997


Insider's view of the business office shows Dilbert and his co-workers facing the absurdities and incompetence of corporate life.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild

Year: 2008


A young man from a wealthy family hitchhiked to Alaska in April 1992. He walked alone through the wilderness north and west of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless.

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