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2016 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2016
Ab urbe condita 2769
Armenian calendar 1465
Assyrian calendar 6766
Bahá'í calendar 172–173
Bengali calendar 1423
Berber calendar 2966
British Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 2560
Burmese calendar 1378
Byzantine calendar 7524–7525
Chinese calendar 乙未(Wood Goat)
4712 or 4652
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
4713 or 4653
Coptic calendar 1732–1733
Discordian calendar 3182
Ethiopian calendar 2008–2009
Hebrew calendar 5776–5777
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2072–2073
 - Shaka Samvat 1938–1939
 - Kali Yuga 5117–5118
Holocene calendar 12016
Igbo calendar 1016–1017
Iranian calendar 1394–1395
Islamic calendar 1437–1438
Japanese calendar Heisei 28
Juche calendar 105
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4349
Minguo calendar ROC 105
Thai solar calendar 2559
Unix time 1451606400–1483228799

2016 (MMXVI) will be a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) 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.

Predicted and scheduled events[edit]



  • A transit of Mercury will occur on May 9, 2016. Full transit will be visible in South America, Eastern North America, Western Europe, and a partial transit everywhere else except Australia and far eastern Asia.[1]





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In fiction[edit]


  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996): The completion of the top-secret Human Instrumentality Project brings about the apocalyptic Third Impact, merging all human individuals into a single being.
  • Day 8 of the TV series 24 takes place in the year 2016.
  • In the 2010 FlashForward episode "The Garden of Forking Paths", Mark Benford discovers on Dyson Frost's chalkboard that December 12, 2016, was ambiguously labeled "The End".
  • Coppelion (2013): The Odaiba nuclear explosion radiated the entire city of Tokyo in 2016, effectively becoming a ghost town 20 years later due to the extreme radiation.


  • Ghostbusters II (1989): a woman named Elaine appears on Dr Peter Venkman's show "World of the Psychic" and claims an alien told her that the world would end on February 14, 2016.
  • Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) is set in 2016.
  • 2016: Obama's America (2012) is a predictive retrospective from the end of U.S. President Barack Obama's second term, but technically ends in 2017 with his successor's inauguration.
  • The replicants of Blade Runner, Roy Batty (08-10-16), Pris (02-14-16) & Zhora (06-12-16) are activated in Tyrell-corporation.

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