Friday April 29, 2016

US date format: 4/29/2016, UK date format: 29/4/2016

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 29, 2016). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Work by Rihanna Featuring Drake. Sniper: Special Ops, directed by Fred Olen Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016 On TV people were watching Raising the Bar. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lego Marvel's Avengers or Total War: Warhammer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in those months ?

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Sniper: Special Ops

Directed by: Fred Olen Ray

Starring: Steven Seagal, Rob Van Dam, Tim Abell, Charlene Amoia


Written by: Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O'Brien

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

Starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Lisa Kudrow

Country: United States of America


Directed by: Peter A. Dowling

Starring: Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves, Ian McElhinney, David Robb

Better Off Single

Directed by: Benjamin Cox

Starring: Aaron Tveit, Abby Elliott, Lauren Miller Rogen, Kal Penn

Mr. Church

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone, Xavier Samuel


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 29, 2016?


  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
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  • Protesters on Norfolk Island, an external territory of Australia, occupy the former Legislative Assembly to protest Australia's termination of the island's autonomy. In July, Norfolk Island is set to become part of the State of New South Wales. (Radio New Zealand)
  • Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil agree to the formation of a Fine Gael-led government. (Newstalk)
  • Irish general election, 2016, 2016 Irish government formation: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil agree to the formation of a Fine Gael-led government. (Newstalk)
  • Protests in France turn violent as protesters clash with police, injuring over 20 police officers and resulting in over 120 arrests nationwide. The protests are against a labour law being proposed in the National Assembly, saying it will reduce rights and deepen job insecurity for youth. (The Guardian)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 2016?

    Top #10 songs in the USA

  1. Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  2. Desiigner - Panda
  3. Lukas Graham - 7 Years
  4. No - Meghan Trainor
  5. Zayn - Pillowtalk
  6. Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza
  7. Work From Home - Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign
  8. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  9. DNCE - Cake By The Ocean
  10. Me, Myself & I - G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha

    Top #10 R&B songs

  1. Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
  2. Desiigner - Panda
  3. Me, Myself & I - G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha
  4. One Dance - Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla
  5. 2 Phones - Kevin Gates
  6. Pop Style - Drake Featuring The Throne
  7. Oui - Jeremih
  8. Low Life - Future Featuring The Weeknd
  9. Jumpman - Drake & Future
  10. Don't - Bryson Tiller

    Top #5 Rock songs

  1. twenty one pilots - Stressed Out
  2. James Bay - Let It Go
  3. The Sound Of Silence - Disturbed
  4. Elle King - Ex's & Oh's
  5. Ophelia - The Lumineers
Sport Games on April 29, 2016

Sport Games on April 29, 2016

    Bundesliga 2

    Football (Germany)
  • Duisburg - Fortuna Dusseldorf : 2 - 1
  • Frankfurt FSV - Kaiserslautern : 1 - 4
  • Paderborn - Freiburg : 1 - 2
  • RB Leipzig - Bielefeld : 1 - 1
  • St Pauli - Munich 1860 : 0 - 2
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TV Series

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

Raising the Bar

Directed by: Clay Glen


Directed by: Neil Mcenery-West


Directed by: Claude d'Anna

Building Off the Grid: Big Sky Ranch

Ddo Oh Hae Yeong


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lego Worlds

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sandbox

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Total War: Warhammer

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X Linux

Genre: Turn-based strategy, real-time tactics

Publisher: Sega

Space Hulk: Deathwing

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Lego Marvel's Avengers

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

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Feral Interactive (OS X)

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genre: Fighting, role-playing

Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

    Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $91.19
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $87.86
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $103.53
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $12.49
  • Visa V: opens at $77.52

    Exchange Rates

  • 1 CNY = 1.2391 SEK
  • 1 CHF = 8.3688 SEK
  • 1 CHF = 17.9035 MXN
  • 1 CHF = 6.7487 CNY
  • 1 CAD = 6.3981 SEK

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