Another year has passed by in a blur, leaving behind a year full of memories to cherish and look back on. While 2016 brought many their happy memories but it also contained its fair share of tragedies. And as we move on, there are many who believe that 2016 was probably one of the worst years to have passed by as it made us say goodbye many famous and iconic people like Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Natalie Cole and many other. But the year was not just filled with sad news as it also contained its memorable and cherishable events that took place in this year as well. Comprised below is a list of some of the most memorable events from 2016.

  1. Leanardo DiCaprio finally gives an Oscar

It had been a long time coming. After years and year of hard work and getting nominated four times, Leanardo DiCaprio was finally to capture the elusive Oscar that had eluded him for so many years. It was a cherishable moment – both for DiCaprio and his fan following as the actor received the award for his performance in The Revenant.

  1. 90th Birthday Celebration for the Queen

It was an important year for the Royal family as Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday in April. During the event, she was seen scolding Prince Williams after he crouched down to talk to Prince George.

  1. Michael Phelps Became a part of Olympic History

In the sporting, there is not any athlete who is more decorated than Michael Phelps and the American swimmer made sure that his name is remembered on for ages. The 31-year-old went to the Rio Olympics and captured 6 more medals to further improve his tally to 28 medals – spanning the previous 4 Olympics. The impressive tally makes him the most decorated Olympian ever.

  1. The Cursed Child was released

There is no denying the fact that the Harry Potter series is very popular and has a global fan following. Well, the fan following may have gotten even bigger as a sequel play to the original series was released in the summer by the title of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as Harry, Ron, and Hermoine returned back for some more action. The writer J.K. Rowling had further good news for the fans as the series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – a spin-off from the original series was premiered in November.

  1. Giant Pandas Are Not Endangered Anymore

There are many adorable animals around the world but perhaps none are cuter than the giant Pandas as we simply cannot stop adoring them. And 2016 was a great year for the Giant Pandas as an increase in their population in the past three years has led to Pandas being taken off the endangered species list. It has been revealed that the total population of Giant Pandas was 1864 in 2014 and therefore they were considered being endangered but since then it has risen to 2060 up until the end of 2016.