Thursday May 16, 2013: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 5/16/2013, UK date format: 16/5/2013

May 16th, 2013 was the 136th day of the year 2013 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Taurus. The day of the week was Thursday.

The number one song in US was Can't Hold Us by Macklemore.

The Internship, directed by Shawn Levy, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2013 while Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Blood Ties. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dead Effect or Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

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

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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May 16, 2013 Events

What happened on May 16, 2013?

Historical Events

  • Afghanistan War (2001-present).: Many people die in suicide bombings in Afghanistan. At least 15 are killed in Kabul by a suicide bomber belonging to Hizb-i-Islami. This Taliban affiliate targeted a convoy of foreign troops and injured 40 more.
  • Two suicide bombings in Afghanistan result in many deaths. At least 15 people were killed in Kabul by a suicide bomber belonging to Hizb-i-Islami. This Taliban affiliate targeted a convoy of foreign troops and injured 40 more.
  • Insurgency in Iraq (post-U.S. withdraw): Seventeen people are killed by car bombs and gunmen in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Seventeen people are killed in Baghdad, Iraq when bombs explode and gunmen attack civilians.
  • Six security personnel were abducted by suspected militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
  • Nigerian Sharia Conflict:: The Nigerian military has imposed a curfew in Adamawa State from dusk until dawn.
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What happened on May 16 in history? Find out the list of May 16th major events

What was 2013 famous for? Discover everything about 2013


May 16, 2013 Famous Birthdays

Other May 16th famous birthdays

  • Megan Fox

    American actress and model.

  • Pierce Brosnan

    He is an Irish actor who is extremely handsome and has a nice look.

  • Italian pop singer, who won the top prize in 1993 San Remo Music Festival as a new artist.

  • Janet Jackson

    American actress and recording artist.

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How old am I?

If May 16, 2013 is your birthday you are 10 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on May 16.

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May 16, 2013 Famous Deaths

Who died on May 16, 2013?

Other May 16th famous deaths

  • Jim Henson

    American puppeteer and director, producer, writer, and performer.

  • Andy Kaufman

    American actor who did stand-up comedy, impressionist and off-beat stand-up comedy on television, clubs, and at concerts.

  • Ronnie James Dio

    American heavy metal vocalist (Born 1942).

  • Belgian composer and jazz musician who earned an international reputation for his recordings.

See all famous people who died on May 16th


May 16, 2013 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Taurus personality

Who should a Taurus marry?

Babies born in May are either Taurus or Gemini. People born before May 20th are Taurus, while people born from May 21st have the sign of Gemini

Personality of May born

Chinese Zodiac

Snake chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Snake

Element: Water

Snake personality

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Can the numbers in May 16, 2013 reveal something about your future ? Find out


May 16, 2013 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was May 16, 2013?

The day of the week was Thursday.

May 16th marks the 135th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2013.

There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


May 16, 2013 Holidays and Observances

What is special on May 16, 2013?


  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Teacher's Day in Malaysia.


  • International Day of Living Together in Peace
  • International Day of Light [UNESCO]


  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Saint Simon Stock
  • Saint John Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (1330 - 1393)
  • Saint Brendan the Navigator - also in the Irish Calendar.
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Music charts

What was the number one song on May 16, 2013? Which were the top hits on May 16, 2013?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Can't Hold Us
  2. - Just Give Me A Reason
  3. - Mirrors
  4. - Stay
  5. - When I Was Your Man

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Can't Hold Us
  2. - Thrift Shop
  3. - Started From The Bottom
  4. - Suit & Tie
  5. - Power Trip

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Radioactive
  2. - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
  3. - Ho Hey
  4. - Carry On
  5. - Sail

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Vivir Mi Vida
  2. - Limbo
  3. - Zumba
  4. - Te Amo (Para Siempre)
  5. - Como Le Gusta A Tu Cuerpo

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Internship

The Internship

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi

Country: United States of America

Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Akiva Goldsman

Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly

Country: United States of America

Bullet to the Head

Bullet to the Head

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Sung Kang

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2013

Directed by: Brian Helgeland

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni

Country: United States of America

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Release year: 2013

Directed by: David Lowery

Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine, Nate Parker, Rami Malek

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Guillaume Canet

Max Steel

Max Steel

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Stewart Hendler

Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Conrad Vernon

The Mimic

The Mimic

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Jung Huh

Axe Cop

Axe Cop

Release year: 2013

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer

Best Kept Secret


London, 1945. Who will inherit the Barrington family fortune from Jeffrey Archer? The House of Lords vote ended in a tie.

Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill

Dirty Wars


New York Times BestsellerA Washington Post bestsellerNamed by Nieman Reports the top investigative journalism publication of 2013.

My Next Step by Dave Liniger

My Next Step


My Next Step is a fascinating memoir about a man who confronted the darkest days of his life. He then learned how to overcome them with his drive and determination.

The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs

The Apple Orchard


#1 New York Times Bestseller Susan Wiggs takes readers to Sonoma County's lush bounty in this story about sisters, friendship, and the invisible connections of history.

Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick

Bunker Hill


Nathaniel Philbrick is the best-selling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Mayflower and the American Revolution. He brings his extraordinary talents to the story of the Boston battle which ignited the American Revolution.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dead Effect

Dead Effect

Platform: iOS, Android, Windows, OS X

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: BulkyPix

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Platform: Android iOS Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Windows Phone Xbox 360 Xbox One

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: 505 Games

Depression Quest

Depression Quest

Platform: Browser, Windows, OS X, Linux

Genre: Interactive fiction

Dungeon Travelers 2

Dungeon Travelers 2

Platform: PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita

Genre: Dungeon crawler, role-playing

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X

Genre: Roguelike, survival horror


May 16, 2013 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

First Quarter

The moon phase for May 16, 2013 is First Quarter.

See Moon rising and setting times on May 16, 2013


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $90.80
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $423.24
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $33.64
  • General Electric GE: opens at $23.10
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $204.00

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 102.22 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0184 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9643 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.149 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 131.69 JPY

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