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2016 (MMXVI ) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

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2016 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2016
MMXVI

Ab urbe condita 2769
Armenian calendar 1465
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԵ
Bahá'í calendar 172 – 173
Buddhist calendar 2560
Coptic calendar 1732 – 1733
Ethiopian calendar 2008 – 2009
Hebrew calendar 5776 5777
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2071 – 2072
 - Shaka Samvat 1938 – 1939
 - Kali Yuga 5117 – 5118
Holocene calendar 12016
Iranian calendar 1394 – 1395
Islamic calendar 1437 – 1438
Japanese calendar Heisei

28


(平成 28年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2676
(皇紀2676年)
Julian calendar 2061
Korean calendar 4349
Thai solar calendar 2559
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Events[edit | edit source]

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February[edit | edit source]

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May[edit | edit source]

June[edit | edit source]

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September[edit | edit source]

October[edit | edit source]

November[edit | edit source]

December[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January[edit | edit source]

Vilmos Zsigmond

Ashraf Pahlavi

David Bowie

Alan Rickman

Jacques Rivette

February[edit | edit source]

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Umberto Eco

Harper Lee

March[edit | edit source]

Nancy Reagan

Guido Westerwelle

Anker Jørgensen

Johan Cruyff

Patty Duke

April[edit | edit source]

Patricio Aylwin

Prince

Banharn Silpa-archa

May[edit | edit source]

Margot Honecker

Marco Pannella

Loris Francesco Capovilla

Mohamed Abdelaziz

June[edit | edit source]

Muhammad Ali

Gordie Howe

Anton Yelchin

Martin Lundstrom

July[edit | edit source]

Elie Wiesel

Zygmunt Zimowski

Ursula Franklin

Piet de Jong

Fazil Iskander

August[edit | edit source]

Françoise Mallet-Joris

Mohammad Ali Samatar

Walter Scheel

Sonia Rykiel

Juan Gabriel

Gene Wilder

September[edit | edit source]

Phyllis Schlafly

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Arnold Palmer

Shimon Peres

October[edit | edit source]

Michal Kováč

Andrzej Wajda

Bhumibol Adulyadej

Jorge Batlle

November[edit | edit source]

Leonard Cohen

Sixto Durán Ballén

Konstantinos Stephanopoulos

Fidel Castro

Luis Alberto Monge

December[edit | edit source]

John Glenn

Thomas Schelling

George Michael

Vera Rubin

Carrie Fisher

Nobel Prizes[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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