May 16: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

May 16th marks the 136th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 137th in case of leap years). There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Taurus. Famous birthdays on this day include Megan Fox (1986), Pierce Brosnan (1953) and Laura Pausini (1974). Holidays and observances around the world include: International Day of Living Together in Peace and International Day of Light [UNESCO].
But much more happened on May 16 over the years: find out below

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Zodiac sign: Taurus

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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 16 over the years?
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Release year: 2023

Directed by: Michael Dowse



Release year: 2023

Directed by: Winter Dunn

Irma Vep

Irma Vep

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Olivier Assayas

Sea of Love

Sea of Love

Release year: 2022

Directed by: universal



Release year: 2021


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 16?


  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
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  • 2019 Sinai insurgency: 47 insurgents are killed and five Egyptian soldiers are wounded in a gunfight on the Sinai Peninsula.
  • 2018 Afghanistan War (2001-present: Battle of Farah): Taliban forces claim that they have taken control the western city Farah, after fighting for two days. After a similar attack on Kunduz 2015, it is now the second provincial capital temporarily taken over.
  • 2017 WannaCry ransomware attacks: Symantec and Kaspersky Lab, cybersecurity companies, report that technical evidence links WannaCry's ransomware attack with the North Korean-backed Lazarus Group. Also, cyberattacks against Sony Pictures and the SWIFT banking system in the past are believed to have been carried out by North Korea. (The Guardian),
  • 2016 Han Kang's novel The Vegetarian was translated by Deborah Smith and won the Man Booker International Prize. (BBC News), (The Independent),
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 16 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - I'm The One
  • 2016 - One Dance
  • 2015 - See You Again
  • 2014 - All Of Me
  • 2013 - Can't Hold Us
  • 2012 - Somebody That I Used To Know
  • 2011 - Rolling In The Deep
  • 2010 - Not Afraidyoutube
  • 2009 - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  • 2008 - Bleeding Loveyoutube
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Stressed Out
  • 2015 - Shut Up And Dance
  • 2014 - Pompeii
  • 2013 - Radioactive
  • 2012 - Somebody That I Used To Know
  • 2011 - Rope
  • 2010 - Between The Lines


Which were the most popular books released around May 16 over the years?
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4th of July by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

4th of July

Year: 2005


The Hottest New Detective Series of the Decade Just Got More Suspenseful, Deadlier, And Hotter. Lindsay Boxer, San Francisco's police lieutenant, fires her weapon in a deadly late-night confrontation that ends in Lindsay being thrown at twelve jurors.

My Life So Far by Jane Fonda

My Life So Far

Year: 2005


"In writing this book, I realized there were clear, broad and even universal themes running through my life. This was a cohesive arc to my story that I wish I could have.

War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance

Year: 1979


These two classic works capture the current world events and tell the story of one American family caught up in the middle of the war's chaos.

The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French

The Bleeding Heart

Year: 1980


Victor and Dolores, both parents who were successful in their careers and both living in England, without their families. Both are old enough to be able to meet up on the train to Oxford.

I Say A Little Prayer by E. Lynn Harris

I Say A Little Prayer

Year: 2006


USA Today, Washington Post, New York Times BestsellerChauncey Grier, the suave, successful owner of Cute Boy Greeting Card Company never fails to attract the attention of men just like her.

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