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August 16, 1961 was a Wednesday and it was the 228th day of the year 1961. The next time you can reuse your old 1961 calendar will be in 2017. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a lunisolar calendar.
The day of the week of your birthday this year is Wednesday. Next year it will be Thursday and two years from now it will be Friday. You can check the calendars below if you’re planning what to do on your birthday.
There are 212 days left before your next birthday. You will be 56 years old when that day comes. There have been 20,242 days from the day you were born up to today. Since night and day always follow each other, there were exactly 686 full moons after you were born up to this day. How many of them did you see? The next full moon that you can see will be on February 11 at 00:34:00 GMT – Saturday.
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You might be happy to know that the following celebrities share your birthday. The list was randomly chosen and arranged in chronological order.
- 1928Eddie Kirkland
- 1934John Standing
- 1937Lorraine Gary
- 1945Bob Balaban
- 1960Timothy Hutton
- 1963Christine Cavanaugh
- 1975George Stults
- 1987Kyal Marsh
- 1990Kōki Uchiyama
View the complete list of celebrity birthdays for August 16.
Here’s a short list of famous people in history who were born on Aug 16.
- 1401Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (d. 1436)
- 1877Roque Ruaño, Spanish priest and engineer (d. 1935)
- 1925Mal Waldron, American pianist and composer (d. 2002)
- 1944Kevin Ayers, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Soft Machine) (d. 2013)
- 1946Dick Murdoch, American wrestler (d. 1996)
- 1958José Luis Clerc, Argentinian tennis player and coach
- 1961Michaela Dornonville de la Cour, Swedish singer and actress (Army of Lovers)
- 1978Fu Mingxia, Chinese diver
- 1980Raniere Silva dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
- 1986Kim Oh-sung, South Korean footballer
View the complete list of famous birthdays for August 16.
These were the events that made history that coincide with your birthday.
- 1780American Revolutionary War: Battle of Camden: The British defeat the Americans near Camden, South Carolina.
- 1792Maximilien de Robespierre presents the petition of the Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly, which demanded the formation of a revolutionary tribunal.
- 1812War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army.
- 1841U.S. President John Tyler vetoes a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members riot outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.
- 1900The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends after a 13-day siege is lifted by the British. The battle had begun when a force of between 2,000 and 3,000 Boers had surrounded a force of 500 Australians, Rhodesians, Canadians and British soldiers at a supply dump at Brakfontein Drift.
- 1954The first issue of Sports Illustrated is published.
- 1962Eight years after the remaining French India territories were handed to India, the ratifications of the treaty are exchanged to make the transfer official.
- 2012South African police fatally shoot 34 miners and wound 78 more during an industrial dispute near Rustenburg.
- 2013The ferry St. Thomas Aquinas collides with a cargo ship and sinks at Cebu, Philippines, killing 61 people and 59 others missing.
- 2015More than 96 people have been killed and hundreds injured following a series of air-raids by the Syrian Arab Air Force on the rebel-held market town of Douma.
View the complete list of historical events for August 16.
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Your birthday numbers 8, 16 and 1961 reveal that your Life Path number is 5. It represents progress, adventure and opportunity. You possess the curiosity of a cat and long to experience all of life.
The following celebrities also have the same life path number: Randolph Scott, Jean Yanne, Jonathan Gilbert, Kat Graham, James Earl Jones, Ving Rhames, Evelyn Ward, Jillian Wheeler, Sarah Bolger, Michael Seater.
The zodiac sign of a person born on August 16 is Leo ♌. According to the ancient art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac), Ox is the mythical animal and Metal is the element of a person born on August 16, 1961.
Peridot is the modern birthstone for the month of August while Diamond is the mystical birth stone (based on Tibetan origin). The zodiac gemstone for Leo is onyx. Lastly, the birthday stone for the day of the week ‘Wednesday’ is amethyst.
The number-one hit song in the U.S. at the day of your birth was Tossin’ and Turnin’ by Bobby Lewis as compiled by Billboard Hot 100 (August 21, 1961). Ask your parents if they know this popular song.
Try another birth date of someone you know or try the birthday of these celebrities: July 22, 1981 – Ala Ghawas, Bahraini singer-songwriter; December 9, 2002 – Timothy Chan, Filipino-Chinese actor; July 28, 1960 – Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter.
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