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This article is about the year 2016.
Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
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Years: 2013 2014 201520162017 2018 2019
2016 by topic:
Arts
ArchitectureComicsFilmHome videoLiterature (Poetry) – Music (Country, Metal, UK) – RadioTelevisionVideo gaming
Politics
ElectionsInt'l leadersState leadersSovereign states
Science and technology
ArchaeologyAviationBirding/OrnithologyMeteorologyPalaeontologyRail transportSpaceflight
Sports
Athletics (Track and Field)Australian Football LeagueBaseballBasketballFootball (soccer)CricketIce HockeyMotorsport – Road cycling (men, women) – TennisRugby league
By place
AfghanistanAlgeriaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustria - AzerbaijanBangladesh - Belgium - BrazilCanadaChileChinaCosta RicaCroatiaCubaDenmarkEl SalvadorEgyptEstoniaEthiopiaEuropean UnionFinlandFranceGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIraqIranIrelandIsraelItalyJapanKenyaLatviaLithuaniaLuxembourgMalaysiaMexicoMoldovaNetherlandsNew ZealandNorwayPakistanPalestinian territoriesPhilippinesPolandRomaniaRussiaRwandaSerbiaSingaporeSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSpainSri LankaSwedenTurkeyUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited States - Vietnam
Other topics
AwardsLawReligious leaders
Birth and death categories
BirthsDeaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
EstablishmentsDisestablishments
Works and introductions categories
WorksIntroductions
Works entering the public domain
2016 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2016
MMXVI
Ab urbe condita 2769
Armenian calendar 1465
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԵ
Assyrian calendar 6766
Bahá'í calendar 172–173
Bengali calendar 1423
Berber calendar 2966
British Regnal year 64 Eliz. 2 – 65 Eliz. 2
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
(平成28年)
Juche calendar 105
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4349
Minguo calendar ROC 105
民國105年
Thai solar calendar 2559
Unix time 1451606400–1483228799

2016 (MMXVI) is the current year, and is a leap year starting on Friday (dominical letter CB) 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.

2016 has been designated as:


Events

January

February

Predicted and scheduled events

March

May

  • May 9 – A transit of Mercury will occur. 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.[12]

June

July

August

September

November

December

Date unknown

Deaths

Main article: Deaths in 2016
Further information: Category:2016 deaths


January

February

In fiction

See also

References

  1. ^ "United Nations Observances: International Years". United Nations. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "2016 to be the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU)". Retrieved 7 Jan 2016. 
  3. ^ "Agence France-Presse on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
  4. ^ "'El Chapo': Sean Penn interviewed Guzman before recapture". BBC News. 10 Jan 2016. Retrieved 10 Jan 2016. 
  5. ^ "Iran nuclear deal: 'New chapter' for Tehran as sanctions end". BBC. 17 Jan 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "'Zika virus spreading explosively'". CNN. 28 Jan 2016. Retrieved 28 Jan 2016. 
  7. ^ "North Korea fires long-range rocket despite warnings". BBC. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger". Phys. Rev. Lett. 116: 061102. 2016. 
  9. ^ Overbye, Dennis (12 February 2016). "Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves, Proving Einstein Right". New York Times. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "ESA - Robotic Exploration of Mars: ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO)". Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Russian, EU Space Agencies Propose to Delay Joint Mission to Mars". September 18, 2015. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  12. ^ "The Transit of Mercury on 2016 May 9". Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Die Schweizer haben den Längsten". Die Welt (in German). 2015-12-31. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  14. ^ "Juno Mission to Jupiter" (PDF). NASA. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  15. ^ "Rio 2016 Olympic Games". Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  16. ^ "The Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) Project". Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Private Dream Chaser Space Plane to Launch 1st Orbital Flight in 2016".
  18. ^ "Chagossians in Seychelles seek to meet UK contracted experts on resettlement study". August 5, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  19. ^ "'Space hotel' plan unveiled in Russia". BBC. September 30, 2010. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  20. ^ Afanasieva, Dasha; Heneghan, Tom (March 10, 2014). "Orthodox Churches Will Hold First Ecumenical Council In 1,200 Years In Istanbul". The Huffington Post. 
  21. ^ "Communiqué of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, At the Phanar, March 9, 2014".