Thursday March 17, 2016, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/2016, UK date format: 17/3/2016

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 17, 2016). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Work by Rihanna Featuring Drake. Haze, directed by David Burkman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016 On TV people were watching Tum Kon Piya. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battlefleet Gothic: Armada or Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Directed by: David Burkman

Starring: Kirk Curran, Mike Blejer, Jeremy O'Shea, Kristin Rogers

The Whole Truth

Directed by: Courtney Hunt

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gabriel Basso

The Boss

Directed by: Ben Falcone

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Ella Anderson


Directed by: Tripp Rhame

Starring: Chelsey Crisp, Riley Smith, Michael Steger, Lyndon Smith

Miracles from Heaven

Directed by: Patricia Riggen

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Brighton Sharbino


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 17, 2016?


  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
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  • Iraqi Civil War, Syrian Civil War: The United States Secretary of State John Kerry says ISIL has committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shias in areas it controls in Syria and Iraq. (BBC)The Islamic State reports commander Hassan Aboud has died of wounds sustained about two weeks ago in a battle near Aleppo, Syria. He was injured when a vehicle he was in struck a roadside bomb near Khanaser. (The New York Times)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of March 17, 2016?

    Top #10 songs in the USA

  1. Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  2. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  3. twenty one pilots - Stressed Out
  4. Flo Rida - My House
  5. Sorry - Justin Bieber
  6. Zayn - Pillowtalk
  7. Me, Myself & I - G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha
  8. Kelly Clarkson - Piece By Piece
  9. Lukas Graham - 7 Years
  10. DNCE - Cake By The Ocean

    Top #10 R&B songs

  1. Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  2. Me, Myself & I - G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha
  3. Down In The DM - Yo Gotti Featuring Nicki Minaj
  4. Don't - Bryson Tiller
  5. Back To Sleep - Chris Brown
  6. The Weeknd - The Hills
  7. Jumpman - Drake & Future
  8. Hotline Bling - Drake
  9. 2 Phones - Kevin Gates
  10. Oui - Jeremih

    Top #5 Rock songs

  1. twenty one pilots - Stressed Out
  2. Elle King - Ex's & Oh's
  3. Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
  4. James Bay - Let It Go
  5. Renegades - X Ambassadors

TV Series

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

Tum Kon Piya

Starring: Imran Abbas

Country: Pakistan

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lego Worlds

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sandbox

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Nintendo 3DS; PlayStation 3; PlayStation 4; PlayStation Vita; Wii U; Xbox 360; Xbox One

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

    Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $89.79
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $80.71
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $97.82
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $11.62
  • Visa V: opens at $72.28

    Exchange Rates

  • 1 CNY = 1.2626 SEK
  • 1 CHF = 8.4505 SEK
  • 1 CHF = 17.9143 MXN
  • 1 CHF = 6.6969 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.2963 SEK

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