2016 Headlines, Events and Highlights

Year 2016 (MMXVI)

Events, Highlights & Headlines of 2016

1/10/2016 – David Bowie dies at the age of 69.

1/28/2016 – The World Health Organization announces an outbreak of the Zika virus

1/11/2016 – Monte Irvin (one of the earliest African-American MLB players and a veteran) dies at the age of 96

1/15/2016 – Actor Dan Haggerty “Grizzley Adams” dies of spinal cancer at the age of 74.

1/14/2016 – Actor Alan Rickman dies at the age of 69

Best known for “Die Hard”, “Harry Potter”, “Robin Hood” and our favorite… “Galaxy Quest”

1/18/2016 – Founding member of the rock band Eagles, Glenn Frey dies at the age of 67

1/26/2016 – Abe Vigoda, “Fish” from Barney Miller dies at the age of 94

2/4/2016 – The Apollo 14 astronaut, Edgar Mitchell (6th out of 12 men to walk on the moon) dies at the age of 85

2/4/2016 – Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire dies at the age of 74

2/7/2016 – Superbowl 50

Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10

2/15/2016 – Denise Matthews (Vanity) dies at the age of 57

2/25/2016 – Tony Burton (played in Rocky movies as a trainer) dies at the age of 78

2/28/2016 – George Kennedy dies at the age of 91

3/5/2016 – Heavily favored Holly Holms and Conor McGregor both lose in UFC 196

Late replacement Nate Diaz defeats Conor McGregor and Holly Holms loses to Miesha Tate after beating the favored Ronda Rousey.

3/6/2016 – Nancy Reagan dies at the age of 95

3/7/2016 – Peyton Manning announces retirement after 18 seasons in the NFL and leading the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl win in 2016

3/16/2016 – Frank Sinatra Jr. dies at the age of 72

3/23/2016 – Ken Howard known for being the coach on the “White Shadow” dies at the age of 71

3/24/2016 – Comedian Garry Shandling dies at the age of 66

3/29/2016 – Patty Duke dies at the age of 69

Mother of Sean Astin

4/6/2016 – Merle Haggard dies at the age of 79

4/15/2016 – 4/16/2016 back to back 7+ magnitude earthquakes

4/15/2016 – Japan hit by 7.3-magnitude earthquake

4/16/2016 – Equador hit by 7.8-magnitude earthquake

Both earthquakes are in the “Pacific Ring of Fire”

4/17/2016 – Doris Roberts dies at the age of 90

Doris Roberts was best known for Raymond’s mom on “Everybody Loves Raymond”

4/20/2016 – Chyna found dead at 45

4/21/2016 – Prince found dead at 57

5/13/2016 – Yahoo Games comes to a close after 18 years

5/19/2016 – Alan Young (from Mr. Ed) dies at the age of 96

5/24/2016 – Announced the Beth Howland (Vera from the show “Alice) has passed away since 12/31/2015.

5/28/2016 – Cincinnati zoo gorilla shot dead as boy falls into enclosure

17-year-old male western lowland gorilla named Harambe

6/3/2016 –  The “Greatest” Muhammad Ali passes at the age of 74.

Muhammad Ali born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. (January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial, and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring. – Wikipedia

6/6/2016 – MMA / Street fighter – Kimbo Slice dies at the age of age of 42

6/6/2016 – Playboy Mansion sold (along with with Hugh Hefner…)


John Malkovich’s film “100 Years” won’t be released for 100 years

The film is kept in a vault and is due to be released on 11/18/2115

6/10/2016 – Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at 88

The tragic week in Orlando, FL.

6/11/2016 – Christina Grimmie shot dead as she was signing autographs

3rd Place finisher on the 6th season of the “Voice”

6/12/2016 – Terror attack in a popular club called the “Pulse” in Orlando, FL. leaves 50 people dead and 53 injured

It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in the U.S.

6/14/2016 – A 2 year old boy snatched by an alligator and drowned in a popular Disney Resort Beach

6/19/2016 – Anton Yelchin “Mr. Checkov” dies in a vehicle accident on his driveway

Anton Yelchin as “Chekov” in the new Star Trek movies

6/19/2016 – Cleveland Cavaliers comes back from trailing 3-1 games to win the NBA Championship by 4 points in game 7

6/28/2016 – Pat Summit (legendary women’s basketball coach) dies at the age of 64

7/3/2016 – Noel Neill (Lois Lane) dies at the age of 95

7/7/2016 – Sniper kills 5 police officers in Dallas

7/10/2016 – Andy Murray / Serena Williams wins the Wimbledon Finals

7/14/2016 – A truck runs over people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France.

Killing 86 victims

7/22/2016 – The last VCR manufacturer Funai has ceased production of the VCRs

7/22/2016 – Terror Attack in Germany

7/25/2016 – Knife attack in Japan.  At least 19 dead.

7/26/2016 – First solar-powered aircraft circles the earth

Solar Impulse

8/5/2016 – 8/21/2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Michael Phelps wins 5 Gold and 1 Silver making a total of 23 Olympic Gold Medals.

2016/08/14 – Ryan Lochte claims that he and fellow U.S. swimmers were robbed at gunpoint.  Authorities later learns that not only did he lied about the whole thing, but were caught vandalizing a gas station while intoxicated.

Usain Bolt wins 3 consecutive Gold Medals in 3 Olympics

… and smiling as he crosses the finish line.

8/13/2016 – Kenny Baker (known for playing R2-D2) dies at the age of 83

8/13-8/14/2016 – Flooding in south Louisiana leaves 13 dead and at least 40,000+ homes damaged.

8/24/2016 – 6.2 Earthquake hits central Italy

8/29/2016 – Gene Wilder dies at the age of 83

8/31/2016 – US commercial flights take off for Cuba after more than half-century

First U.S. commercial flight to Cuba since 1961

9/17/2016 – Charmian Carr, Liesl in ‘The Sound of Music,’ dies

2016 World Series

Oct. 25 – Nov. 02  2016

The Chicago Cubs finally win a World Series since 1908.

They beat the Cleveland Indians on the 7th game 8-7 after 10 innings.

11/9/2016 – Donald Trump becomes the 45th president

Lost the Popular Votes to Hillary Clinton 62,337,643 to 64,433,399, but won the Electoral Votes 306 to 232.

11/7/2016 – “Hallelujah” songwriter Leonard Cohen dies.

11/22/2016 – Chattanooga School Bus Crash kills 6

A school bus driver charged with vehicular homicide in a crash in Tennessee

11/23/2016 – (First reported) wildfire in and around Gatlinburg, TN

Wildfire in and around Gatlinburg, TN leaves 14 dead, 175+ injured and damaging 2,400+ properties across 150,000+ acres

11/24/2016 – Florence Henderson, TV’s Carol Brady, dies at 82

She died on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 82

11/25/2016 – Fidel Castro dead at the age of 90

or is it Liam Neeson?

12/5/2016 – Justin Ross Harris gets Life in Prison w/o parole

Jurors convicted Justin Ross Harris of malice murder and other charges in the June 18, 2014, death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper, who was left in a Hyundai Tucson for seven hours in sweltering heat.

12/3/2016 – Oakland Warehouse Fire kills 36 people

12/8/2016 – Astronaut John Glenn dies

12/13/2016 – Actor Allen Thicke dies at 69 years old

12/18/2016 – Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99 years old

12/19/2016 – Another truck attack in Berlin, Germany leaves 12 dead and 56 injured

12/25/2016 – One half of “Wham!” George Michael dies on Christmas Day at the age of 53

12/27/2016 – Actress Carrie Fisher (Princess Leah) dies at 60 years old

12/28/2016 – Actress Debbie Reynolds dies a day after her daughter (Carrie Fisher) at 84 years old

Screen shots from December 31, 2016





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