Sunday May 16, 2021: on this day

May 16, 2021 was the 136th day of the year 2021, under the sign of Taurus and the day of the week was Sunday.

Is May 16, 2021 a day special to you? If so you may like to discover what happened on that day, who was born and died on May 16, 2021, what holidays and observances are celebrated on May 16, 2021, which were the most popular songs , movies (e.g. Pride, directed by Matthew Warchus), TV series (e.g. The Pact) and books back then.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 16th, 2021 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

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What day of the week was May 16, 2021?

May 16, 2021 was a Sunday and it was the 135th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar.

May 16, 2021 can also be written as 5/16/2021 in the US and as 16/5/2021 in UK and Europe.


May 16, 2021: What happened on that day?


Who was born on May 16, 2021?

Whose famous birthday is on May 16th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on May 16th:

  • Megan Fox
    Megan Fox

    American actress and model.

  • Behati Prinsloo

    Behati Prinsloo is a Namibian model known for her work with Victoria's Secret and as the wife of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.

  • IU (singer)

    IU is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress known for her powerful vocals and successful music career.

  • Jean Renoir

    Jean Renoir was a French film director known for his influential contributions to the development of cinematic art.

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May 16, 2021: How old are you if you were born on that day?

You are 2 years 6 months old,

or 30 months and 15 days old,

or 132 weeks and 5 days old,

or 929 days old,

if you were born on May 16, 2021.

How many days until your next birthday if you were born on May 16, 2021?

There are 167 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Thursday May 16th 2024.

What generation do you belong to if you were born on May 16, 2021?

You belong to the Gen Alpha generation if you were born on May 16, 2021.


May 16, 2021: What famous people died on that day?

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).

  • Django Reinhardt

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

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May 16, 2021: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for May 16, 2021 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.

Discover the personality of May born.

May 16, 2021: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

Ox chinese zodiac sign

The Chinese Zodiac sign for May 16, 2021 is Ox and the associated element is Metal.

Discover the Ox personality and how the Metal Element might affect a person's traits and compatibility with other signs according to the Chinese zodiac.


May 16, 2021: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on May 16, 2021:

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

Observances on May 16, 2021:

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

Saints celebrated on May 16, 2021:

  • 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, 2021: What were the most popular movies on that day?

The most popular movies on May 16, 2021 were the films released in theaters close to that day with the largest audiences and significant box office revenue, including:



Release year: 2021

Directed by: Matthew Warchus

Starring: George MacKay, Andrew Scott, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Imelda Staunton, Liz White, Bill Nighy, Ben Schnetzer, Joseph Gilgun

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Justice Society: World War II

Justice Society: World War II

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Jeff Wamester

Starring: Matt Bomer, Liam McIntyre, Stana Katic, Chris Diamantopoulos

Moment of Truth

Moment of Truth

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Tim Ritter

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Discovery Media Productions



Release year: 2021

Directed by: Ivan Kavanagh

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Andi Matichak, Luke David Blumm, Cranston Johnson

May 16, 2021: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on May 16, 2021 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:

The Pact

The Pact

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Inc. Hearst Entertainment

Plan B

Plan B

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Greg Yaitanes

An Eye for an Eye

An Eye for an Eye

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Ilan Ziv



Release year: 2021



Release year: 2021

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Birth chart on this day

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May 16, 2021: What was the lunar phase on that day?

Lunar phase


The lunar phase on May 16, 2021 was First Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on May 16, 2021 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, 2021 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 24% full, rising at 09:00 am and setting at 12:42 am.

The previous full moon was on Apr 27, 2021 while the next full moon would come on May 26, 2021.


Who was the US President on May 16, 2021?

On May 16, 2021 the US President was Joe Biden (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 16, 2021?

On May 16, 2021 the UK Prime Minister was Boris Johnson (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 16, 2021?

On May 16, 2021 the Pope was Francis.


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 was the calendar for May 2021?

May 2021 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.

Discover how May 2021 calendar looked like.