2016 was quiet a year for everyone; good and bad things has happened, but it’s all in the past now, it’s 2017. Let’s do a recap of that memorable year.

Major Events:

  • Donald J. Trump won the US presidency and will be inaugurated on January 20th, 2017
  • The Rio 2016 Olympics took place from August 5-21st 
  • Britain left the EU on June 23rd
  • On December 7th it was the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor bombing
  • Reports of creepy clowns trying to lure children into the woods in South Carolina surfaced Aug. 29, the phenomenon would later go national with hundreds of sightings reported in the United States
  • Biggest Powerball jackpot in U.S. history for $135 million 
  •  US army decides it won’t allow an oil pipeline to be built in North Dakota, after months of protests by The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
  • President Barack Obama and his family visit Havana, Cuba, March 20, the visit was the first by a U.S. president in 88 years 


  • The mannequin challenge
  • Juju on that Beat challenge
  • The bottle flip challenge
  • The running man challenge
  • The “Andy’s Coming” challenge
  • The “Huh” challenge
  • The dab
  • Daniel’s White Vans
  •  The Bee Movie (Everytime they say Bee…)
  • Kermit the Frog memes


  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7s started to blow up
  • The Google Pixel phone came out
  • The iPhone 7 also came out
  • Snapchat announced their “Snapchat Spectacles”
  • Pokemon Go took over
  • In July, NASA’s Juno spacecraft began the visit to Jupiter
  • Twitter announced Vine to no longer be active
  •  Super moon on November 14, the closest to the Earth since 1948 and wont see another quite the same till 2034
  •  An image of the well-preserved medieval ship found at the bottom of the Black Sea, one of more than 40 wrecks discovered, using Photogrammetry produced a rendering that appears three-dimensional
  • Self driving cars such as the Tesla became a phenomenon 


  • On February 28, 2016, Chris Rock hosted the Oscars where almost every nominee was white
  • Also during the Oscars, Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Revenant 
  • Beyonce dropped her album Lemonade
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorced on September 19, 2016
  • We lost many great people in 2016, Muhammad Ali, Prince, David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, George Michael, Alan Rickman, Christina Grimmie, Gene Wilder, John Glenn, and unfornately many more
  • Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint while in Paris
  •  Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed in Rio de Janeiro
  •  Broadway musical, Hamilton, won a Grammy and 11 Tony’s making this musical even bigger than ever
  • J.K Rowling comes out with the long awaited 8th Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 
  • Lady Gaga released her album Joanne with its hit single, Perfect Illusion

       Popular Movies:

  • Suicide Squad
  • Finding Dory
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • La La Land
  • Zootopia
  • The Jungle Book
  • Deadpool
  • Doctor Strange
  • Moana
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 

       Popular Songs:

  • One Dance- Drake
  • Work- Rihanna
  • Close- The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
  • Formation- Beyonce
  • Starboy- The Weeknd
  • Needed Me- Rihanna
  • Side to Side- Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Manaj
  • Let me Love you- Dj Snake ft. Justin Bieber
  • Treat you Better- Shawn Mendes
  • Too Good- Drake ft. Rihanna