Junko Tabei, 77, the first woman to climb Mount Everest. The Japanese mountaineer accomplished the feat in May 1975 while leading an all-female team. She also ascended the highest peaks of all seven continents before succumbing to cancer.
AT&T’s planned acquisition of Time Warner for $85.4 billion. The deal could result in one of the biggest media companies in the U.S., to the concern of some lawmakers. Regulators still need to approve the acquisition, but AT&T officials expect the deal to close in 2017.
The National League pennant, by the Chicago Cubs for the first time since 1945. The team now hopes to end a 108-year wait for a World Series title.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction by Paul Beatty’s The Sellout. He is the first American author to receive the literary prize.
Snoopy, by MetLife Inc., after more than 30 years as the face of its brand. The company will no longer use characters from the Peanuts cartoon strip in its marketing, as part of a global rebranding effort after selling off its life-insurance operation.
This appears in the November 07, 2016 issue of TIME.