July 6, 2022

The year 2016 is a leap year starting on a Friday. It is the 2016th year of our era, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century and the 7th year of the decade 2010-2019.

Other Calendars

The year 2016 of the Gregorian calendar corresponds to the following dates: Berber calendar: 2966 / 2967 Chinese Calendar: 4713 / 4714 (Chinese New Year 4714 of the Year of the Fire Monkey is February 8, 2016) Hebrew Calendar: 5776 / 5777 (1st Tishri 5777 is October 3, 2016) Hindu calendar: 5117 / 5118 Indian calendar: 1937 / 1938 (the 1st chaitra 1938 takes place on March 21, 2016) Japanese calendar: Heisei Era 28 (Japanese calendar uses Gregorian days) Muslim calendar: 1437 / 1438 (the 1st muharram 1438 takes place on October 3, 2016) Persian calendar: 1394 / 1395 (the 1st farvardin 1395 takes place on March 20, 2016) Republican calendar: 224 / 225 (the 1st vendémiaire 225 takes place on September 22, 2016) Julian days: 2,457,388.5 to 2,457,754.5,


2016 is the hottest year in the world since records began (1850), has been confirmed as marked by an average temperature of 1.2°C higher than the pre-industrial period 1850-1900, ahead of 2019, 2017, 2015, 2018 and 2014.


International Year of Pulses. Holy Year: on the occasion of the Jubilee of Mercy decided by Pope Francis.


In 2016 alone, there were 327 disasters, 191 of which were natural and 136 man-made; Asia is the most affected region of the world. These disasters around the world have cost 175 billion dollars. Hurricane Matthew was the deadliest disaster: 700 people died there, mainly in Haiti. The earthquake that struck the Japanese island of Kyushu in April 2016 caused the heaviest economic damage of that year, estimated between 25 and 30 billion dollars (23 and 27.6 billion euros).

Monthly Timeline


January 1st : The Netherlands takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union, succeeding Luxembourg; Wrocław and San Sebastian become European Capitals of Culture. creation of the Grand Paris metropolitan area in France; January 2: Attack against the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, Iran. January 6: North Korea nuclear test. January 12: suicide bombing in Istanbul, Turkey. January 14: attack in Jakarta, Indonesia. January 15: Ouagadougou attacks in Burkina Faso. January 16: legislative elections in Taiwan and presidential election won by Tsai Ing-wen. January 20: opening of the 46th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. January 24: presidential election in Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is elected. January 30: Dalori massacre in Nigeria, during the Boko Haram insurgency;


February 3: The Syrian army, supported by Shiite militias, Iran and Russia, breaks the siege of Nobl and Zahraa. February 8: Chinese New Year with the start of the Year of the Monkey. February 9: The Iraqi government completely retakes Ramadi from the Islamic State. February 12-21: Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympics. February 14: presidential election in the Central African Republic (2nd round), Faustin-Archange Touadéra is elected. February 15: In Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces bring down Tall Rifaat, one of the last rebel strongholds in the Aleppo region. February 17: attack in Ankara, Turkey. February 18: presidential election and legislative elections in Uganda. the 21st of February : constitutional referendum in Bolivia; presidential election in the Comoros (1st round); presidential election in Niger (1st round). February 24: A general strike in Morocco, observed by a front of four trade union centers