Monday May 16, 2016: on this day

About May 16th, 2016, in brief:

  • Historical events: Han Kang's novel The Vegetarian was translated by Deborah Smith and won the Man Booker International Prize. (BBC News), (The Independent),
  • Day of the week: May 16th, 2016 was a Monday
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus (in western zodiac), Monkey (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Megan Fox, Pierce Brosnan
  • Moon Phase: First Quarter
  • #1 US song: One Dance by Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla
  • Popular movie: Maggie's Plan directed by Rebecca Miller

More about May 16th, 2016? See below for more news and curiosities on May 16th, 2016.

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What day of the week was May 16, 2016?


May 16, 2016 was a Monday and it was the 137th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 16, 2016 can also be written as 5/16/2016 in the US and as 16/5/2016 in UK and Europe.

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May 16, 2016: What happened on that day?


Here's what happened on May 16, 2016:

  • Han kang's novel the vegetarian was translated by deborah smith and won the man booker international prize. (bbc news), (the independent),
  • Pfizer inc. plans to purchase anacor for $5.2 billion
  • After heavy rains and flash flooding cause a landslide in a popular tourist destination in deli serdang regency (indonesia), at least 15 students are killed, and 6 others are missing.
  • Colombian conflict (1964-1999): colombian police announce that they have seized approximately 8 tonnes (18,000lb) cocaine as part of an operation against the clan usuga gang. this would be the largest drug seizure in colombia's history.
  • Colombian police announced the seizure 8 tonnes (or 18,000 lb) cocaine during an operation against the clan usuga gang. this would be the largest drug seizure in colombia's history.
  • Rwandan genocide: claver berinkindi (a 61-year old swedish citizen originally from rwanda) is sentenced by a swedish court to life imprisonment for his participation in the rwandan genocide of 1994.
  • Kabul, the capital of afghanistan, is being held hostage by members of the hazara community who protest against the proposed route for a power line.
  • The massachusetts general hospital (mgh), boston, massachusetts, is the first american penis transplant. the operation is considered a "surgical milestone" by doctors. thomas manning, 64, from halifax, massachusetts is the third person to undergo the experimental surgery.

May 16, 2016: What were the magazines covers that day?

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May 16, 2016: What were the stock market quotes and exchange rates that day?

Stock market quotes on May 16, 2016:

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $89.20
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $92.39
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $50.80
  • General Electric GE: opens at $29.55
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $147.65

Exchange Rates on May 16, 2016:

  • 1 USD = 0.8835 EUR
  • 1 USD = 109.059 JPY
  • 1 USD = 0.6939 GBP
  • 1 USD = 1.3718 AUD
  • 1 USD = 1.2896 CAD

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May 16, 2016: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?


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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 16th is Taurus.

Taurus is the 2nd sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between April 20th and May 20th belong to the Taurus sign: discover Taurus personality and 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.

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May 16, 2016: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 16, 2016 is Monkey and the associated element is Fire.

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May 16, 2016: What was the moon phase on that day?


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The moon phase on May 16, 2016 was First Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 16, 2016 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on May 16, 2016 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 82% full, rising at 03:19 pm and setting at 03:36 am.

The previous full moon was on Apr 22, 2016 while the next full moon would come on May 21, 2016.

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Who was born on May 16, 2016?


Whose famous birthday is on May 16th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 16th:

  • Megan Fox
    Megan Fox

    American actress and model.

  • Pierce Brosnan
    Pierce Brosnan

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

  • Janet Jackson
    Janet Jackson

    American actress and recording artist.

  • Melanie Lynskey
    Melanie Lynskey

    Melanie lynskey is a new zealand actress known for her roles in films such as heavenly creatures and tv shows like two and a half men.

  • Tori Spelling
    Tori Spelling

    American actress, and well-known family member, is the daughter of tv producer aaron spelling.

  • Henry Fonda
    Henry Fonda

    American actor.

  • Joseph Morgan
    Joseph Morgan

    Joseph morgan is a british tv actor best known for his role as klaus mikaelson in the tv series the vampire diaries and its spin-off, the...

  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster
    Thomas Brodie-Sangster

    Thomas brodie-sangster is a british actor known for his roles in popular tv shows and movies such as 'game of thrones' and 'love actually'.

  • Danny Trejo
    Danny Trejo

    Danny trejo is an american actor known for his tough-guy roles in various action films and television shows.

  • David Boreanaz
    David Boreanaz

    David boreanaz is an american actor best known for his roles in the television series buffy the vampire slayer and angel.

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How old is someone born on May 16, 2016?


Someone born on May 16, 2016 is:

8 years and 11 days old,

or 96 months and 11 days old,

or 419 weeks

or 2933 days old,

Use our Age Calculator to know the age of a person given the birthdate.

How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 16, 2016?

There are 354 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Friday May 16th 2025.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 16, 2016?

You belong to the Gen Alpha generation if you were born on May 16, 2016.

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May 16, 2016: What famous people died on that day?


Famous people died on May 16, 2016:

  • Romaldo Giurgola

    Renowned Italian-born Australian architect known for his innovative designs.

  • Delorese Roberts

    Actress known for her roles in popular TV shows and movies.

  • Piero Zanotto
  • Huguette Dreyfus
  • Constant Huysmans
  • Jim McMillian
  • François Maistre
  • Ugo Carcassi
  • Giovanni Coppa
  • Moidele Bickel
  • Camille DesRosiers
  • Robert «Bobby» Freeman
  • John O. Hughes
  • Sviatoslav Luther
  • Emilio Navaira
  • Fredrik Norén
  • Mamie Rallins

What famous deaths happened on May 16th?

Famous deaths on May 16th:

  • Jim Henson
    Jim Henson

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

  • Andy Kaufman
    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
    Ronnie James Dio

    American heavy metal vocalist (born 1942).

  • Alain Cuny
    Alain Cuny

    French actor.

  • Irwin Shaw
    Irwin Shaw

    American writer, "rich man, poor man", dies at the age of 71 (born 1913).

  • Marisa Mell
    Marisa Mell

    Austrian actress who was a cult character in 1960s italian b-movies.

  • Verley Tinsley

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for his investigative reporting.

  • Camala Markandaya

    Camala Markandaya was a renowned Indian novelist who explored themes of cultural conflict and social change.

  • Felcia Dorothea Browne Hemans

    Celebrated poet of the Romantic era, known for her lyrical works.

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May 16, 2016: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?


Holidays on May 16, 2016:

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

Observances on May 16, 2016:

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

Saints celebrated on May 16, 2016:

  • 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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May 16, 2016: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on May 16, 2016 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week May 16th and May 22nd. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).


May 16, 2016: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on May 16, 2016 was One Dance by Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, according to the music chart for the week May 16th and May 22nd.

May 16, 2016: What was the music chart in the USA on that day?

The music chart in the USA on May 16, 2016 is the list of the most popular songs across all genres for the week May 16th and May 22nd. It included the following Top 5 songs:

  1. - One Dance
  2. - Panda
  3. - 7 Years
  4. - I Took A Pill In Ibiza
  5. - Work From Home

May 16, 2016: What was the number 1 R&B song on that day?

The number 1 R&B song on May 16, 2016 was One Dance by Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, according to the R&B music chart for the week May 16th and May 22nd.

May 16, 2016: What was the R&B music chart on that day?

The R&B music chart on May 16, 2016 is the list of the most popular R&B songs for the week May 16th and May 22nd. It included the following Top 5 R&B songs:

  1. - One Dance
  2. - Panda
  3. - Work
  4. - Sorry
  5. - Needed Me

May 16, 2016: What was the number 1 Latin song on that day?

The number 1 Latin song on May 16, 2016 was Hasta El Amanecer by Nicky Jam, according to the Latin music chart for the week May 16th and May 22nd.

May 16, 2016: What was the Latin music chart on that day?

The Latin music chart on May 16, 2016 is the list of the most popular Latin songs for the week May 16th and May 22nd. It included the following Top 5 Latin songs:

  1. - Hasta El Amanecer
  2. - Duele El Corazon
  3. - Ginza
  4. - Solo Con Verte
  5. - Obsesionado

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May 16, 2016: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on May 16, 2016 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:

Maggie's Plan

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Rebecca Miller

Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Maya Rudolph

Country: United States of America

The Vatican Tapes

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Mark Neveldine

Starring: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Michael Peña, Dougray Scott, Djimon Hounsou

Country: United States of America

In Dubious Battle

Release year: 2016

Directed by: James Franco

Starring: James Franco, Selena Gomez, Robert Duvall, Vincent D'onofrio, Bryan Cranston, Sam Shepard, Danny McBride, Ed Harris, John Savage, Analeigh Tipton, Ashley Greene, Zach Braff

Country: United States of America

Monster Trucks

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Chris Wedge

Starring: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Barry Pepper, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Amy Ryan

Country: United States of America

A United Kingdom

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Amma Asante

Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton

Country: United States of America

May 16, 2016: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 16, 2016 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

Wolf Creek

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Greg McLean

Raising the Bar

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Clay Glen

Containment

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Neil Mcenery-West

Foursome

Release year: 2016

Directed by: Claude d'Anna

Zak Storm

Zak Storm

Release year: 2016

Country: United States of America

May 16, 2016: What were the bestselling books on that day?

The bestselling books on May 16, 2016 were the literary works published close to that day that have achieved notable commercial success, including:

The Crown by Kiera Cass

The Crown

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The #1 New York Times bestseller Selection series is a specacular happy ever after. From its first page, readers have loved Kiria Cass's Selection series.

The Last Mile by David Baldacci

The Last Mile

By:

David Baldacci's #1 New York Times Bestseller Memory Man introduced Amos Decker, the remarkable detective who can forget everything. Decker is back in a new thrilling thriller.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

By:

Dr. Seuss's brilliantly wise Oh, The Places You'll go! This is the perfect way to send off grads from high school, college and nursery school. Dr.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You

By:

Jojo's new novel, Still Me, featuring Louisa Clark, Me Before You and After You is coming soon! They shared nothing until they fell in love.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury

By:

This is the stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas’ New York Times bestseller A Court of Thorns and Roses. But it comes at a high price.

May 16, 2016: What were the most popular videogames on that day?

The most popular videogames on May 16, 2016 were those that achieved widespread recognition and player engagement close to that day, including:

Lego Worlds

Lego Worlds

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sandbox

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade

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

Genre: Massively multiplayer online third-person shooter

Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Space Hulk: Deathwing

Space Hulk: Deathwing

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genre: Fighting, role-playing

Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Total War: Warhammer

Total War: Warhammer

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X Linux

Genre: Turn-based strategy, real-time tactics

Publisher: Sega

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Who was the US President on May 16, 2016?

On May 16, 2016 the US President was Barack Obama (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 16, 2016?

On May 16, 2016 the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 16, 2016?

On May 16, 2016 the Pope was Francis.

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What is special about May 16th?

May 16th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 16th day of the month of May. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on May 16th, such as:

  • 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),

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What happened in 2016?

2016 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A shooting occurs at a Tel Aviv pub, Israel. It leaves two people dead and eight others injured. The gunman was able to escape and perhaps killed his accomplice, an Arab taxi driver. His body was discovered nearby. The shooter was identified by the police as Nisa'at Melkham, a 30-year-old muslim from Ar'ara. He was also searched his house.
  • Two people are killed and eight others injured in a shooting at a Tel Aviv pub. The gunman was able to escape and perhaps killed his accomplice, an Arab taxi driver. His body was discovered nearby. The shooter was identified by the police as Nisa'at Melkham, a 30-year-old muslim from Ar'ara. He was also searched his house.
  • A 28-foot tall new statue of Jesus, called "Jesus de Greatest", was unveiled at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Abajah village in Nigeria's Imo state. It is the largest known African Jesus statue.

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What was the calendar for May 2016?

May 2016 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with May being the 5th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

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