Friday May 16, 2014: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 5/16/2014, UK date format: 16/5/2014

May 16th, 2014 was the 136th day of the year 2014 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Taurus. The day of the week was Friday.

Famous birthdays on this day include Alijah Baskett .

The number one song in US was All Of Me by John Legend.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, directed by Guy Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2014 while Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Maniac. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Forest or 1001 Spikes.

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.

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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May 16, 2014 Events

What happened on May 16, 2014?

Historical Events

  • Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine 2014:: Pro-Russian rebels rapidly withdraw from Mariupol as unarmed pro-Ukraine Steelworkers, some of them employed by System Capital Management join the police to patrol the city. (U.S. News & World Report).(New York Times). The United Nations warns about a deterioration in human rights in eastern Ukraine, and the persecution and harassment of the Crimean Tartars.
  • Pro-Russian rebels rapidly withdraw from Mariupol, as dozens unarmed pro-Ukraine Steelworkers and some employed by System Capital Management join the police in patrolling the city.
  • The United Nations warns about a decline in human rights in Ukraine's eastern region and harassment and persecution of Crimean Tartars.
  • Two explosions in Nairobi's Gikomba market kill 10 people.
  • Brazilian police clashed with protestors angered at the high cost of hosting the World Cup cities of Sao Paulo Rio de Janeiro.
  • After a 52-year career, Barbara Walters, an American journalist, has retired.
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What happened on May 16 in history? Find out the list of May 16th major events

What was 2014 famous for? Discover everything about 2014


May 16, 2014 Famous Birthdays

Who was born on May 16, 2014?

  • American television personality Kendra Wilkinson and American football player Hank Baskett's second and first daughters, respectively.

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, 2014 is your birthday you are 9 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, 2014 Famous Deaths

Who died on May 16, 2014?

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, 2014 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

Horse chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Horse

Element: Wood

Horse personality

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May 16, 2014 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was May 16, 2014?

The day of the week was Friday.

May 16th marks the 135th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2014.

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


May 16, 2014 Holidays and Observances

What is special on May 16, 2014?


  • 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, 2014? Which were the top hits on May 16, 2014?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - All Of Me
  2. - Happy
  3. - Problem
  4. - Fancy
  5. - Dark Horse

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - All Of Me
  2. - Happy
  3. - Fancy
  4. - Talk Dirty
  5. - Loyal

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Pompeii
  2. - Best Day Of My Life
  3. - Ain't It Fun
  4. - Team
  5. - A Sky Full Of Stars

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Bailando
  2. - Odio
  3. - Adrenalina
  4. - Vivir Mi Vida
  5. - Propuesta Indecente

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2014

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

Country: United States of America

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand

Country: United States of America

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Peter Berg

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster

Country: United States of America

Reservation Road

Reservation Road

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Terry George

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Elle Fanning

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Release year: 2014

Directed by: Franck Khalfoun

Happy Valley

Happy Valley

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Amir Bar-Lev

Ek Hasina Thi

Ek Hasina Thi

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Sriram Raghavan

Killing Spree

Killing Spree

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Tim Ritter

Mr. Pickles

Mr. Pickles

Release year: 2014

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Carnal Curiosity by Stuart Woods

Carnal Curiosity


Stone Barrington is back in an extraordinary adventure by Stuart Woods, New York Times bestseller.

The Husband'S Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband'S Secret


The #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Husband's Secret, is finally available in paperback.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch


WINNER OF THE PULIZER PRIZE "The Goldfinch" is a rare species that only comes along maybe half a dozen times a decade. A smartly written literary novel that connects to the heart and the mind Donna

A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

A Fighting Chance


A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unlikely political star shares the story of her two-decade journey through Washington that showed her what Washington actually works and doesn't.

Thrive by Arianna Huffington



Arianna Huffington's book Thrive makes a compelling argument for the need to redefine success in today’s world.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Forest

The Forest

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4

Genre: Open world, survival horror, survival

Publisher: Endnight Games

1001 Spikes

1001 Spikes

Platform: Linux Microsoft Windows Nintendo 3DS OS X PlayStation 4 PlayStation Vita Wii U Xbox One

Genre: Platform, adventure

Publisher: Nicalis



Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genre: Turn-based tactics, tactical role-playing

Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment Kalypso Media (PS4, X1)

1000 Days of Syria

1000 Days of Syria

Platform: Web browser

Genre: Education Interactive fiction

Bound by Flame

Bound by Flame

Platform: Linux Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Xbox 360

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive


May 16, 2014 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Full Moon

The moon phase for May 16, 2014 is Full Moon.

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Sport Games on May 16, 2014

Sport Games on May 16, 2014

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Malaga - Levante : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of May 16, 2014

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Angers - Istres : 1 - 0
  • Auxerre - Nancy : 0 - 0
  • Brest - Chateauroux : 3 - 0
  • CA Bastia - Lens : 0 - 2
  • Creteil - Nimes : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of May 16, 2014

Futbol Ligi 1

Football (Turkey)
  • Eskisehirspor - Konyaspor : 1 - 1
  • Kayserispor - Fenerbahce : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of May 16, 2014

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $100.59
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $588.63
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $39.67
  • General Electric GE: opens at $26.49
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $186.27

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 101.52 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0857 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.8915 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.2332 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 138.96 JPY

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