Monday July 16, 2012: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 7/16/2012, UK date format: 16/7/2012

July 16th, 2012 was the 198th day of the year 2012 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Cancer. The day of the week was Monday.

The number one song in US was Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.

Moneyball, directed by Bennett Miller, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2012 while The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching True Love. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chaos Rings II or Cytus.

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Books | Videogames

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July 16, 2012 Events

What happened on July 16, 2012?

Historical Events

  • Mexican Drug War: One of the three Mexican Federal Police ringleaders in the fatal shootout at Mexico City International Airport's busy Food Court last month was arrested by the Mexican Federal Police. Police were able to track him down after an anonymous tip.
  • Syrian uprising (2011-present).
  • Overnight, heavy fighting has been reported in Damascus capital with at least five deaths and many injuries.
  • Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, claims that the West is using blackmail to get a UN Security Council resolution to allow them to use force in Syria.
  • The Pakistani Taliban attacked a Bannu office of the intelligence agency of security forces and took several hostages.
  • Two American tourists, who were kidnapped on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt 13 July 2012, have been released.
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What happened on July 16 in history? Find out the list of July 16th major events

What was 2012 famous for? Discover everything about 2012


July 16, 2012 Famous Birthdays

Other July 16th famous birthdays

  • Katrina Kaif
  • Will Ferrell

    American comedian and actor who started his career on "Saturday Night Live.

  • French thief, forger, and imposter who convinced many wealthy victims of his scams that, in fact, he was a French Rockefeller family member.

  • French singer, songwriter and poet.

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How old am I?

If July 16, 2012 is your birthday you are 11 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on July 16.

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July 16, 2012 Famous Deaths

Other July 16th famous deaths

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July 16, 2012 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Cancer personality

Who should a Cancer marry?

Babies born in July are either Cancer or Leo. People born before July 22nd are Cancer, while people born from July 23rd have the sign of Leo

Personality of July born

Chinese Zodiac

Dragon chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Dragon

Element: Water

Dragon personality

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Can the numbers in July 16, 2012 reveal something about your future ? Find out


July 16, 2012 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was July 16, 2012?

The day of the week was Monday.

July 16th marks the 197th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2012.

There are 168 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


July 16, 2012 Holidays and Observances

What is special on July 16, 2012?


  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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Music charts

What was the number one song on July 16, 2012? Which were the top hits on July 16, 2012?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Call Me Maybe
  2. - Payphone
  3. - Somebody That I Used To Know
  4. - Wide Awake
  5. - Lights

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Mercy
  2. - Climax
  3. - Lemme See
  4. - Nobody's Perfect
  5. - No Lie

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Burn It Down
  2. - Gold On The Ceiling
  3. - Little Talks
  4. - Tongue Tied
  5. - Days Go By

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Hasta Que Salga El Sol
  2. - Follow The Leader
  3. - Ai Se Eu Te Pego
  4. - Amor Confuso
  5. - Bailando Por El Mundo

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Release year: 2012

Directed by: Bennett Miller

Starring: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States of America

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Country: United States of America

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Release year: 2012

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

Country: United States of America

Killer Joe

Killer Joe

Release year: 2012

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church

Country: United States of America

J. Edgar

J. Edgar

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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True Love

True Love

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Michael J. Saul



Release year: 2012

Directed by: Neil Berkeley

Burning Love

Burning Love

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Ken Marino



Release year: 2012

Directed by: Stephen Tolkin

Satyamev Jayate

Satyamev Jayate

Release year: 2012

Starring: Aamir Khan

Country: India


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner

The Next Best Thing


Jennifer Weiner, #1 New York Times Bestseller and Blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller returns with an irresistible story of a young woman trying her best in Hollywood... Ruth Saunders, three years old, miraculously survives a car accident that took …

The Innocent by David Baldacci

The Innocent


America has enemies, ruthless people whom the FBI, police and military cannot stop. The U.S. government then calls Will Robie, a hardened hitman who doesn't hesitate to follow orders

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins


The award-winning, bestselling author of The Financial Lives of the Poets returns to us with his most entertaining, romantic, and pure enjoyment novel yet.

The Age Of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

The Age Of Miracles


NAMED ONE THE BEST BOOKS OF YEAR BY People O: The Oprah Magazine Financial Times Kansas City Star BookPage Kirkus Reviews Publishers Weekly

Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand



The story of a summer night, a fatal crash and four lives forever changed--in Elin Hilderbrand's new bestseller. A warm June evening, a local custom: Nantucket High students have gathered.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on July 16th, 2012 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chaos Rings II

Chaos Rings II

Platform: iOS, Android, PS Vita

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square Enix



Platform: iOS, Android, PlayStation Vita (PlayStation Mobile)

Genre: Rhythm game

Publisher: Rayark Games

Gotham City Impostors

Gotham City Impostors

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Dead Trigger

Dead Trigger

Platform: iOS, Android

Genre: First-person shooter, survival horror,action role-playing

Publisher: Madfinger Games

Diabolical Pitch

Diabolical Pitch

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: Action, sports

Publisher: Microsoft Studios


July 16, 2012 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

New Moon

The moon phase for July 16, 2012 is New Moon.

See Moon rising and setting times on July 16, 2012

Sport Games on July 16, 2012

Sport Games on July 16, 2012


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $84.83
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $605.12
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $29.48
  • General Electric GE: opens at $19.51
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $185.58

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 78.86 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0148 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9786 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.3786 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 96.76 JPY

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