As we enter New Year 2016, here are some dates for your diary in the coming 12 months.


Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight is released in UK cinemas – 8th

Barack Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address – 12th

Oscars nominations are revealed – 14th

World Economic Forum in Davos – 20th to 23rd


Rio Carnival – 5th to 9th

Six Nations rugby tournament begins – 6th to 7th

The Super Bowl – 7th

Chinese New Year, the year of the monkey, begins – 8th

Grammy awards – 15th

Sepp Blatter's successor as Fifa president elected – 26th

Oscars ceremony – 28th


Solar total eclipse – 8th to 9th

George Osborne delivers UK budget – 16th

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in UK cinemas – 25th

Easter Sunday – 27th


Lord Janner's "trial of the facts" over child sex abuse allegations begins – TBC

Completion of the Chilcot Inquiry over Iraq before its publication in June or July – TBC

Grand National – 9th

Oscar Pistorius murder sentencing – 18th

The Queen turns 90 – 21st

London Marathon – 24th

Captain America: Civil War 3D opens in UK cinemas – 29th


London mayoral election – 5th

Baftas – 8th

Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden – 14th

FA Cup Final – 21st

G7 summit in Japan – 26th to 27th


Rumoured month of Britain's proposed EU referendum – TBC

Ramadan month begins – 6th

Euro 2016 football championships begin – 10th

Royal Ascot – 14th to 18th

Glastonbury Festival – 23rd to 27th

Independence Day Resurgence opens in UK cinemas – 24th

Wimbledon starts – 27th


Centenary of the start of WWI's Battle of the Somme – 1st

Tour de France starts – 2nd

Star Trek Beyond opens in UK cinemas – 22nd

Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG opens in cinemas – 22nd


Rio Olympic Games – 5th to 21st

Edinburgh Festival – 5th to 29th

Premier League football season begins – 16th

Ukraine marks 25th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union – 24th


G20 summit in China – 4th to 5th

Rio Paralympic Games – 7th to 18th

Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca – 9th to 14th

Russian Duma elections – 18th

Ryder Cup begins – 30th


Man Booker Prize for fiction awarded – 11th


UN climate change talks in Marrakesh – 7th to 18th

US presidential election – 8th

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, JK Rowling's first instalment in the Harry Potter spin-off trilogy, opens in UK cinemas – 18th


Rogue One, a Star Wars spin-off film, opens in cinemas – 17th

Source: Future Events News Service