Year 2017 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

Year 2017. Baby Book Info. Cost of Things. World Leaders. Trends. Important Events. Pop Culture.

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2017 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Minimum Wage~  Highest: $11.50 in Washington D.C.  &  Lowest: $5.15 in Wyoming & Georgia (nscl.org)
Gallon of Milk~ $3.30 (bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~  $1.52 (bls.gov)
Loaf of bread (1lb)~ $1.35 (bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 49 cents
New Car Price (midsize SUV)~ $33,000  (Kelley Blue Book kbb.com)
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $2.32 (bls.gov)
Movie Ticket~ $8.65 (Boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $296,200 (Census.gov)
Median Household Income~ Data collected during 2017 and reported the next year, September 2018.

 2017 Technology:

(Wikipedia.com, Google.com, & pcadvisor.co.uk)
Televisions:
Flat curved screen Smart TV’s with high resolution
HISENSE 40H4C ROKU TV
VIZIO M SERIES M65-C1
LG FLAT OLED 4K 65EF9500
 
Smart phones:
Samsung Galaxy s8 and s8 Plus
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
OnePlus 3
LG G5
Google Pixel
Nexus 6P
   Smartphones to be released later this year:
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Apple iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, and 8
Google Pixel 2

 
Wearable Technology:
Apple Watch
Fitbit

Computer Desktops, Laptops, Tablets & Readers:
HP Envy 34 Curved All-in-One
Acer Predator G1-710-70001
Apple iMac 27-inch with Retina 5k Display
Razer Blade Stealth
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch
Asus ZenBook 3
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming
Microsoft Surface Book
Apple iPad Pro 9.7, Mini 4
Google Pixel C
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
 
Online Social Communities:
Google +
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
Snapchat
Tinder
LinkedIn
Video:
YouTube
Skype
Vimeo
 
Game systems:
Xbox One S 2TB, S, One
Xbox 360
Playstation 4 Pro, 4, 3, and 2
Nintendo Wii and Wii U
Ninetendo 3DS XL

 Other:
3D Printing
Drones
Hoverboards
Self Lacing Shoes
 
Automobiles:
Electric, hybrid, and self-driving cars

 
2017 Top Celebrities:

(People.com and TMZ.com)
Emma Stone
Ryan Gosling
Casey Affleck
Viola Davis
Taraji P. Henson
Mahershala Ali
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
George and Amal Clooney
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Mandy Moore
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Selena Gomez
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
Beyonce’ and JayZ
Kendall & Kylie Jenner
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Taylor Swift
Ben Affleck
Jennifer Lopez

2017 Top Athletes:

(Google.com)
Tom Brady
Kurt Busch
John Velazquez and Always Dreaming
Sergio Garcia
Sidney Crosby

 
2017 Top Sporting Events:

(Wikipedia.com)
Super Bowl: New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime after being 25 points down.
Daytona 500: Kurt Busch
The Kentucky Derby: Always Dreaming under jockey John Velazquez
The Masters: Sergio Garcia
Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators 4-2 in game series
NBA Championship:TBD
Wimbledon: TBD
Women’s singles: TBD
FIFA World Cup: TBD
Women’s World Cup: next in 2019
World Series: TBD
Olympics: next in 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea

2017 Top Songs:

(Billboard.com Hot 100)
Black Beatles~ Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane   —number 1 in January
Bad and Boujee~ Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert   —number 1 in February
Shape Of You~ Ed Sheeran   —number 1 in March
TBD  –number 1 in April
TBD  —number 1 in May
TBD  —number 1 in June
TBD  —number 1 in July
TBD  —number 1 in August
TBD  —number 1 in September
TBD  —number 1 in October
TBD  —number 1 in November
TBD  –number 1 in December
 
Other Popular Songs in 2017:
Paris~ The Chainsmokers
I Don’t Wanna to Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)~ Zayn / Taylor Swift
That’s What I Like~ Bruno Mars
Love On The Brain~ Rihanna
Body Like A Back Road~ Sam Hunt
Million Reasons~ Lady Gaga

2017 Top Television Shows:

(thrillist.com)
Taboo
This Is Us
The Americans
The Voice
Sneaky Pete
Legion
Big Little Lies

 

2017 Top Movies:

(boxofficemojo.com)
Hidden Figures–number 1 in January
Fifty Shades Darker –number 1 in February
Beauty and the Beast–number 1 in March
–number 1 in April
–number 1 in May
–number 1 in June
–number 1 in July
–number 1 in August
–number 1 in September
number 1 in October
number 1 in November
number 1 in December

Other popular movies…
Split
The LEGO Batman Movie
Logan

 

2017 Top Books:

(amazon.com)
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of A Family and Culture in Crisis~ J.D. Vance
Milk and Honey~ Rupi Kaur
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity~ William P. Young
1984 (Signet Classics)~ George Orwell
The Whole30: The 30-day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom~ Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig
A Man Called Ove: A Novel~ Fredrik Backman
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers~ Timothy Ferriss
First 100 Words~ Roger Priddy
The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life~ Travis Stork, M.D.
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts~ Gary Chapman

 

2017 Top Fashion and Trends:

(Google.com)
Beachy long hair on women
Shoulder-length bob hair on women
Pastel-colored hair and highlights
Hair extensions
Skinny jeans and pants with heels or booties
Embellished sneakers
Athletic inspired pieces
Women’s mule shoes
Boyfriend jeans
Boho skirts and dresses
Mid-drift baring tops
Messy buns
Yoga Pants, leggings, and patterned running tights
High-waisted pants and shorts for women
Fitted and skinny jeans on men paired with converse or dress shoes
Beards on men
Lumberjack look for men

 

 
2017 World Population:

(worldometers.info)
7,381,255,000 and counting…

 

2017 World Leaders:

(Wikipedia.com)
Donald Trump, President of the United States
Rex W. Tillerson, United States Secretary of State
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Xi Jinping, President of China
Akihito, Emporer of Japan
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Pope Francis of Vatican City
Francois Hollande, President of France
Pranab Mukherjee, President of India
Reuven Rivlin, President of Isreal
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

 

2017 Major Events:

(Wikipedia.com)
January 20 – Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.
January 21 – Millions of people worldwide join the Women’s March in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump. 420 marches were reported in the U.S. and 168 in other countries, becoming the largest single-day protest in American history and the largest worldwide protest in recent history.
January 27 – Worldwide controversy results after United States president Donald Trump signs an executive order restricting travel and immigration from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
February 11 – North Korea prompts international condemnation by test firing a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.
March 10 – Park Geun-hye is removed as President of South Korea by the Constitutional Court.
March 10 – The UN warns that the world is facing the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with up to 20 million people at risk of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria
March 29 – The United Kingdom invokes Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, beginning the formal EU withdrawal process.

 

2017 Pop Culture:

(Wikipedia.com & People.com)
January 25 – Beloved American actress, Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80. She was best known for her television roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show during the ‘60’s and ‘70’s.
February 1 – American singer Beyonce¢ breaks the internet when she announces on Instagram that she is pregnant with twins.
February 2 – American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry step out for the first time in public as a couple while they go on a date in London.
February 9 – American actor George Clooney and his wife Amal announce that they are expecting twins.
February 13 – Adele wins big at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. She makes humble speech claiming Beyonce¢ should have won album of the year.
February 25 – American actor, Bill Paxton, died at the age of 61. He was best known for his movie roles in The Terminator, Aliens, Apollo 13, Twister, and Titanic.
February 26 – During the 89th Academy Awards a mix-up for best picture was announced after Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong card. La La Land was mistakenly announced as best picture, but Moonlight was in fact the winner.
March 16 – Kendall Jenner’s home is robbed of $200k worth of jewelry. She is one of the many celebrity’s being targeted by thieves in the Hollywood area.

 

2017 Science:

(Wikipedia.com, livescience.com, iflscience.com)
January 26 – Scientists at Harvard University report the first creation of metallic hydrogen in a laboratory.
March 30 – SpaceX conducts the world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket.

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