Saturday October 16, 2010: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 10/16/2010, UK date format: 16/10/2010

October 16th, 2010 was the 289th day of the year 2010 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Libra. The day of the week was Saturday.

The number one song in US was Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars.

Avatar, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2010 while Bad Blood by John Sandford was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Gigantic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Date Warp or Ace Combat: Joint Assault.

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

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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October 16, 2010 Events

What happened on October 16, 2010?

Historical Events

  • Three explosions rocked Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, killing at least four and injuring two more.
  • Senior United Nations envoy Roger Meece calls the scale of sexual attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ampquotenormousampquot. In the country's east, more than 15,000 rapes were committed last year.
  • Oscar Wilde gets a Google Doodle to commemorate his 156th birthday. It features a portrait taken from his novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray".
  • Expo 2010 Shanghai saw more than 64 million visitors, breaking the previous record for the largest World's Fairs.
  • Dubai World Trade Centre celebrates 30th anniversary of GITEX technology week.
  • 2010 strikes in France: Thousands more students protest against the government's pension reform plans Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport is running low on fuel, despite government calls for people to "not panic"
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What happened on October 16 in history? Find out the list of October 16th major events

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October 16, 2010 Famous Birthdays

Other October 16th famous birthdays

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October 16, 2010 Famous Deaths

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October 16, 2010 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Libra personality

Who should a Libra marry?

Babies born in October are either Libra or Scorpio. People born before October 22nd are Libra, while people born from October 23rd have the sign of Scorpio

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Chinese Zodiac

Tiger chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Tiger

Element: Metal

Tiger personality

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October 16, 2010 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was October 16, 2010?

The day of the week was Saturday.

October 16th marks the 288th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2010.

There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


October 16, 2010 Holidays and Observances

What is special on October 16, 2010?


  • World Food Day [FAO]
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Music charts

What was the number one song on October 16, 2010? Which were the top hits on October 16, 2010?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Just The Way You Are
  2. - Like A G6
  3. - Teenage Dreamyoutube
  4. - Just A Dream
  5. - DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Deuces
  2. - Bottoms Up
  3. - Love All Over Me
  4. - Fancy
  5. - Holding You Down (Goin In Circles)

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Say You'll Haunt Me
  2. - Animal
  3. - Radioactive
  4. - Little Lion Man
  5. - Tighten Up

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Nina De Mi Corazon
  2. - Cuando Me Enamoro
  3. - Dime Que Me Quieres
  4. - I Like It
  5. - Al Diablo Lo Nuestro

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Release year: 2010

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States of America

A Single Man

A Single Man

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Tom Ford

Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Country: United States of America

City Island

City Island

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Raymond De Felitta

Starring: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer

Country: United States of America

Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

Release year: 2010

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2010

Directed by: Lee Daniels

Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Release year: 2010

Directed by: Matt Aselton

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Martin Scorsese



Release year: 2010

Directed by: John Jeffcoat



Release year: 2010

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2010

Directed by: Robert F. Slatzer

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Bad Blood by John Sandford

Bad Blood


Two bodies in two days. One is murder. One is murder. The other is suicide. Virgil Flowers had no idea that he would be drawn into the dark history of the Virgil Flowers.

Getting To Happy by Terry McMillan

Getting To Happy


From the author of WAITING to EXHALE... Best friends Savannah, Gloria and Bernadine have experienced many broken relationships, concessions and lessons from taking happiness for granted.

Operation Dark Heart by Anthony Shaffer

Operation Dark Heart


Operation Dark Heart is the story of what actually happened in Afghanistan and what went wrong. Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer commanded a black-ops unit that was at the forefront of military efforts.

Sh*T My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

Sh*T My Dad Says


After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern is "like Socrates but angrier and has worse hair,"

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo


The first book in Stieg Larsson’s exciting Millenium series, featuring Lisbeth Slander, combines murder mystery, family saga and love story into one compellingly complex and atmospheric novel.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Date Warp

Date Warp

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Genre: Visual novel

Publisher: Hanako Games

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Arcade, Combat Flight Simulator

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

Banzai Rabbit

Banzai Rabbit

Platform: iOS

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Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Team Shanghai Alice

Crafting Mama

Crafting Mama

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Simulation, Minigame

Publisher: JP Square Enix; NA Majesco; PAL 505 Games


October 16, 2010 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

First Quarter

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Sport Games on October 16, 2010

Sport Games on October 16, 2010

Serie A

Italian Football
  • Milan - Chievo : 3 - 1
  • Roma - Genoa : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of October 16, 2010

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Charleroi - Lokeren : 1 - 2
  • Eupen - St Truiden : 6 - 0
  • Gent - Kortrijk : 2 - 0
  • Germinal - Lierse : 1 - 1
  • Westerlo - Mechelen : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of October 16, 2010

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Hannover : 3 - 0
  • Mainz - Hamburg : 0 - 1
  • Schalke 04 - Stuttgart : 2 - 2
  • St Pauli - Nurnberg : 3 - 2
  • Werder Bremen - Freiburg : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of October 16, 2010

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Frankfurt FSV - Hertha : 0 - 1
  • Karlsruhe - Bochum : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of October 16, 2010

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