Year 2000 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

The Year 2000 Baby Book and Journal Filler. 2000 News Headlines, Trends, World Leaders, and Cost of Living compiled for Baby Books, Photo Books, and Commemorative Projects. #Baby #Babybook #Babyshower #Babycare #Photobook #Scrapbook #Year2000 #2000 #WorldAroundMe #Babybookhelp #Commemorative

Welcome to the year 2000!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2000. I hope this helps you with the baby book, time capsule, or commemorative project you’re working on. The blog post is fairly long, so if you don’t feel like writing down all the information check out the printable options.

Affiliate links have been incorporated into this post to provide you with further information about trends and popular items during this period of time. 

Printables for 2000:

World Around Me  / 1 Page  / Full Post


Research Contributor: Kate Muller

2000 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Gallon of Milk~ $2.78 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Dozen Eggs (Large, Grade A)~ $0.91 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Loaf of bread~ $0.93 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Postage Stamp~ $.33 (
New Car Price~ $28,465 (
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $1.51 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Movie Ticket~ $5.39 (
Median sales price of new house~ $166,542 (


2000 Top Celebrities:

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Catherine Zeta-Jones
Michael Douglas
Faith Hill
Jennifer Aniston
Brad Pitt
Meg Ryan
George Clooney
Matt Damon
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Celine Dion
Ashley Judd
Nicole Kidman
Tom Cruise
Britney Spears
Gwyneth Paltrow
Kevin Spacey
Angelina Jolie
Elizabeth Hurley
Ben Affleck
Cameron Diaz
Hillary Swank
Denzel Washington
Kate Winslet
Drew Barrymore
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sandra Bullock
Mel Gibson
Justin Timberlake
Julia Roberts
Tom Hanks
Harrison Ford
Jude Law
Kirsten Dunst
Mark Wahlberg
Adam Sandler
Heath Ledger
Alec Baldwin
Bruce Willis
Russell Crowe
Jim Carrey
Samuel L. Jackson
Renée Zellweger
Clive Owen
Robert De Niro
Shawn Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Anna Faris
Ben Stiller
Nicolas Cage
Billy Crudup
Vivica A. Fox
Billy Bob Thornton
Vanessa Williams
Halle Berry
Demi Moore
Johnny Depp
Rosie O’Donnell
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs
Leonardo DiCaprio
Josh Hartnett
Mandy Moore


2000 Top Athletes:

Tim Duncan
Venus Williams
Serena Williams
Derek Jeter
Tom Brady
Tiger Woods
Curt Schilling
Lance Armstrong
Kobe Bryant
Andy Roddick
Shaquille O’Neal
Peyton Manning
Michael Schumacher
Mariano Rivera
Pete Sampras


2000 Top Sporting Events:

Super Bowl: St. Louis Rams won 23-16 over the Tennessee Titans
Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett
The Kentucky Derby: Fusaichi Pegasus
The Masters: Vijay Singh
NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers won series 4-2 against Indiana Pacers
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Pete Sampras Ladies’ Singles: Venus Williams
World Cup: N/A
World Series: New York Yankees won series 4-1 against New York Mets


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2000 Top Songs:

Breathe ~ Faith Hill
Smooth ~ Santana feat. Rob Thomas
Maria Maria ~ Santana feat. The Product G&B
I Wanna Know ~ Joe
Everything You Want ~ Vertical Horizon
Say My Name ~ Destiny’s Child
I Knew I Loved You ~ Savage Garden
Amazed ~ Lonestar
Bent ~ Matchbox Twenty
He Wasn’t Man Enough ~ Toni Braxton
Higher ~ Creed
Try Again ~ Aaliyah


2000 Top Television Shows:

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
The Sopranos
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Simpsons
The West Wing
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Family Guy
Freaks and Geeks
The Daily Show
The X-Files
South Park
Malcolm in the Middle
Law & Order
Saturday Night Live
Curb Your Enthusiasm
60 Minutes
Sex and the City
Coronation Street
Gilmore Girls
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Everybody Loves Raymond
Sesame Street
Will & Grace
Boy Meets World
Doctor Who
SpongeBob SquarePants
Big Brother
Ally McBeal
3rd Rock from the Sun
Power Rangers
Beverly Hills, 90210
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Dawson’s Creek
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
The Brak Show
The Geena Davis Show
The Drew Carey Show
The Bold and the Beautiful
Making the Band
That ‘70s Show
7th Heaven
Stargate SG-1
Scariest Places on Earth
Dark Angel


2000 Top Movies:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Cast Away
Mission: Impossible II
What Women Want
The Perfect Storm
Meet the Parents
Scary Movie
What Lies Beneath
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Erin Brockovich
Charlie’s Angels
The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Big Momma’s House
Remember the Titans
The Patriot
Chicken Run
Miss Congeniality
Gone in 60 Seconds
Me, Myself and Irene

2000 Top Books:

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire ~ J.K. Rowling
The Brethren ~ John Grisham
The Beatles Anthology ~ The Beatles
Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money–That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki
Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition ~ Andrew Weil M.D.
The Bear and the Dragon ~ Tom Clancy
The O’Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life ~ Bill O’Reilly
Talking Dirty With The Queen Of Clean ~ Linda Cobb
Flags of Our Fathers ~ James Bradley
The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession (Left Behind #7) ~ Jerry B. Jenkins



2000 Top Fashion and Trends:

(Google & Wikipedia)
Streaky Hair Highlights
Tall tees
Trucker hats
Popped collar polos
V-neck t-shirts
Bootcut jeans
Messenger bags
Cargo trousers
Frosted lip gloss
Sequined pants
Popcorn shirts
Choker necklaces
Oversized hoop earrings
Long scarves
Gaucho pants
Studded belts
Butterfly clips
Denim blazers
Velour tracksuits
Preppy sweaters
Low-rise jeans
Mesh tops
Box-pleated skirts
Handkerchief tops
Oversized sunglasses
Lace-up jeans
Wedge flip-flops
Hot pants
Chunky sweaters
Pashmina scarves
Belly shirts
Tube tops


2000 World Population:

6,088,571,383 and counting…


2000 World Leaders:

President of the United States: Bill Clinton
President of China: Jiang Zemin
President of Russia: Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: Tony Blair
Pope of Vatican City: Pope John Paul II
President of France: Jacques Chirac
United States Secretary of State: Madeleine Albright
Secretary-General of the United Nations: Kofi Annan


2000 Major Events:

January 5-8 – The 2000 al-Qaeda Summit of several high-level al-Qaeda members (including 2 9/11 American Airlines hijackers) is held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
January 10 – America Online announces an agreement to purchase Time Warner for $162 billion (the largest-ever corporate merger).
January 14 – A United Nations tribunal sentences 5 Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years in prison for the 1993 killing of over 100 Bosnian Muslims in a Bosnian village.
January 24 – God’s Army, a Karen militia group led by twins Johnny and Luther Htoo, takes 700 hostages at a Thai hospital near the Burmese border.
January 30 – Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes off the coast of Ivory Coast into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
January 31 – Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes off the California coast into the Pacific Ocean, killing 88.
January 31 – Dr. Harold Shipman is found guilty of murdering 15 patients between 1998 at Hyde, Greater Manchester, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
February 6 – Tarja Halonen is elected the first female president of Finland.
February 7 – Stipe Mesić is elected president of Croatia.
February 13 – The final original Peanuts comic strip is published, following the death of its creator, Charles M. Schulz.
February 29 – a rare century leap year date occurs. Usually, 00 years are not leap years due to not being exactly divisible by 400. 2000 is the first such year to have a February 29 since the year 1600, making it only the second such occasion since leap years were introduced in the late 16th century. The next such leap year will not occur until 2400.
March 4 – The PlayStation 2 is released in Japan. Several months later, it becomes the best-selling game console of all time.
March 10 – The NASDAQ Composite Index reaches an all-time high of 5,048. Two weeks later, the NASDAQ-100, S&P 500, and Wilshire 5000 reach their peaks prior to the Dot-com bubble, ending a bull market run that lasted over 17 years.
March 12 – Pope John Paul II apologizes for the wrongdoings by members of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the ages.
March 13 – The United States dollar becomes the official currency of Ecuador, replacing the Ecuadorian Sucre.
March 21 – Pope John Paul II begins the first official visit by a Roman Catholic pontiff to Israel Just Like a 1994.
March 21 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules the FDA lacks authority to regulate tobacco as an addictive drug, throwing out the Clinton Administration’s main anti-smoking initiative.
March 26 – Vladimir Putin is elected President of Russia.
March 27 – The Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
March 28 – A tornado hits Fort Worth, Texas, damaging the downtown area.
April 1 – The 2000 United States Census begins. 281,421,906 residents are living in the United States.
April 3 – United States v. Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping “an oppressive thumb” on its competitors.
April 22 – In a predawn raid, federal agents seize 6-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami and fly him to his Cuban father in Washington, D.C., ending one of the most publicized custody battles in U.S. history.
May – Sierra Leone Civil War: The British Armed Forces launch Operation Palliser to support the Sierra Leone government to counter the Revolutionary United Front.
May 3 – In San Antonio, Texas, computer pioneer Datapoint files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
May 11 – The billionth living person in India is born.
May 12 – The Tate Modern Gallery opens in London.
May 13 – Millennium Force opens at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio as the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster.
June 5 – 405 The Movie, the first short film widely distributed on the Internet, is released.
June 28 – Elián González returns to Cuba with his father, Juan Miguel González, ending a protracted custody battle.
June 30 – At the Roskilde Festival near Copenhagen, Denmark, 9 die and 26 are injured on a set while the rock group Pearl Jam performs.
July 2 – France defeats Italy 2-1 after extra time in the final of the European Championships, becoming the first team to win the World Cup and European Championships consecutively.
July 10 – In southern Nigeria, a leaking petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers who were scavenging gasoline.
July 21-23 – G-8 Nations hold their 26th Annual Summit; issues include AIDS, the ‘digital divide’, and halving world poverty by 2015.
July 25 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde aircraft, crashes into a hotel in Gonesse just after takeoff from Paris, killing all 109 aboard and 4 in the hotel.
July 30 – Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez is reelected with 59% of the vote.
July 31-August 3 – The Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates Governor of Texas George W. Bush for President of the United States and Dick Cheney for Vice President.
August 7 – DeviantART is launched.
August 12 – The Russian submarine Kursk sinks in the Barents Sea during one of the largest Russian naval exercises since the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union, resulting in the deaths of all 118 men on board.
August 14 – Tsar Nicholas II and his family are canonized by the synod of the Russian Orthodox Church.
August 14-17 – The Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles nominates U.S. Vice President Al Gore for President and Senator Joe Lieberman for Vice President.
August 24 – The Nintendo GameCube is revealed.
September 8 – Albania officially joins the World Trade Organization.
September 13 – Steve Jobs introduces the public beta of Mac OS X for US$29.95.
September 15 – October 1 – The 2000 Summer Olympics are held in Sydney, Australia.
September 26 – The Greek ferry Express Samina sinks off the coast of the island of Paros; 80 out of a total of over 500 passengers perish in one of Greece’s worst sea disasters.
October 23 – Madeleine Albright holds talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.
October 31 – Singapore Airlines Flight 006 collides with construction equipment in the Chiang Kai Shek International Airport, resulting in 83 deaths.
November 1 – Serbia is admitted to the United Nations as the 190th member.
November 7 – Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first First Lady of the United States to win public office.
November 7 – United States presidential election, 2000: Republican Governor of Texas George W. Bush defeats Democratic Vice President Al Gore in the U.S. presidential election but there is a miscount in Florida resulting in a recount of the votes.
November 16 – Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.
December 12 – Bush v. Gore: The U.S. Supreme Court stops the Florida presidential recount, effectively giving the state, and the Presidency, to George W. Bush.


2000 Pop Culture:

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-Christina Aguilera won the Grammy for Best New Artist.
-Britney Spears’ second album Oops!…I Did It Again debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200, selling 1.3 million copies in its first week.
-Eminem’s album The Marshall Mathers LP sold 1.7 million copies in the first week making it the third fastest selling album in history.
-Jennifer Lopez wore her infamous Grammys dress.
-American Beauty Won Best Picture at the Oscars.
-Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton get married May 5.
-Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston get married July 29.
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is released and sells a record 3.8 million copies.
-Disney’s television series Boy Meets World ends.
-Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid divorce.
-Kathy Lee Gifford departs Regis Morning Show.
-Survivor premieres on May 31.
-New series Curb Your Enthusiasm premieres on HBO.
-After 33 years as host of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Fred Rogers tapes his last episode.


2000 Technology and Science:

  Cell phones:
Nokia 3310
Nokia 6210
  Tablets & Readers:
None yet
  Online Social Communities:
English, baby!
Friends Reunited
-Sony’s PlayStation 2 (PS2) launches in Japan with 10 launch titles.
-Nintendo sells its 100 millionth Game Boy handheld console.
-Mario Tennis is released for the Nintendo 64 introducing Waluigi to the Mario series. launches SegaNet, their online console gaming network.
  Popular Game Consoles:
Game Boy Color
Nintendo 64
PlayStation 2
Microsoft Windows

2000 Major Science & Technology Events:

January 6 – The last natural Pyrenean ibex is found dead, apparently killed by a falling tree.
January 18 – The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
February 9 – Torrential rains in Africa lead to the worst flooding in Mozambique in 50 years, which lasts until March and kills 800 people.
March 12 – A Zenit-3SL launch fails due to a software bug.
May 1 – A new class of composite material is fabricated, which has a combination of physical properties never before seen in a natural or man-made material.
May 4 – After originating in the Philippines, the ILOVEYOU computer virus spreads quickly throughout the world.
May 4 – An earthquake hits Banggai, Indonesia, leaving 54 dead.
May 5 – A rare conjunction of 7 celestial bodies (Sun, Moon, planets Mercury–Saturn) occurs during the new moon.
June 4 – The 7.9 Mw Enggano earthquake shakes southwestern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). One-hundred and three people were killed and 2,174–2,585 were injured.
June 17 – A centennial earthquake (6.5 on the Richter scale) hits Iceland on its national day.
June 26 – A preliminary draft of genomes, as part of the Human Genome Project, is finished. It is announced at the White House by President Clinton.
July 14 – A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
August 8 – The Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
October 11 – 250 million US gallons (950,000 m3) of coal sludge spill in Martin County, Kentucky (considered a greater environmental disaster than the Exxon Valdez oil spill).
October 30 – This is the final date during which there is no human presence in space; on October 31, Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since.
November 2 – The first resident crew enters the International Space Station.
November 17 – A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
December 15 – The third and final reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down and the station is shut down completely.

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Year 2016 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2016 News, trends, world leaders, cost of living

Welcome to the year 2016!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2016. I hope this helps you with the baby book, time capsule, or commemorative project you’re working on. If you don’t want to write down all this information, take a look at the printable versions.

Affiliate links have been incorporated into this post to provide you with further information about trends and popular items during this period of time. 

Printables for 2016:

Newspaper  |  The Year I Was Born  /  World Around Me  |  Full Post

or  2016 Printables Bundle


2016 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Gallon of Milk~ $3.19 (
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~  $2.08 (
Loaf of bread (1lb)~ $1.42 (
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 47 cents
New Car Price (light vehicles)~ $34,300  (Kelley Blue Book
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $1.95 (
Movie Ticket~ $8.66 (
Median sales price of new house~ $288,000 (
Median Household Income~ $57,617 (
Minimum Wage~  Highest: $11.00 in Washington D.C.  &  Lowest: $7.25 in multiple states.
Living wage for a family of 4 (wage needed to support 2 working adults & 2 children)~ $15.84


2016 World Leaders:

Barack Obama, President of the United States
John Kerry, United States Secretary of State
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Xi Jinping, President of China
Akihito, Emporer of Japan
Joachim Gauck, President of Germany
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
David Cameron, 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



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2016 Top Technology:

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Flat Screen, 4K, 3D, LED Smart TV’s with high resolution
Hisense 40H4C Roku TV
Vizio M Series M65
LG Flat OLED 4K 65EF9500
~Smart phones~
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus
OnePlus 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (Note 7 has massive recall because the battery overheats and explodes. Stopped production on it.)
Google Pixel and Nexus 6P 
~Wearable Technology~
Apple Watch
~Tablets & Readers~
Apple iPad Pro 9.7Mini 4
Google Pixel C
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
~Online Social Communities~
Google +
~Game systems~
Xbox One S 2TBSOne
Xbox 360
Playstation 4 Pro43, and 2
Nintendo Wii and Wii U
3D Printers
Self Lacing Shoes
Electric, hybrid, and self driving cars


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2016 Top Celebrities:

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Robert Downey Jr.
Donald Trump
Chris Evans
Ronda Rousey
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Selena Gomez
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
Charlize Theron
Leonardo DiCaprio
Beyonce’ and JayZ
Brie Larson
Alicia Vikander
Adam Levine
Christina Aguilera
John Cena
Kendall & Kylie Jenner
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Caitlyn Jenner
Taylor Swift
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Ben Affleck
Amy Adams
Amy Schumer
Taylor Swift
Jimmy Fallon
Jennifer Lopez



2016 Top Athletes:

Von Miller
Payton Manning
Denny Hamlin
Danny Willett
Jordan Spieth
Kobe Bryant
Lebron James
Michael Phelps
Simone Biles
Katie Ledecky
Ben Zobrist

2016 Top Sporting Events:

Super Bowl 50: The Denver Broncos win 24-10 against the Carolina Panthers
Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin
The Kentucky Derby 142 : Nyquist
The Masters: Danny Willett
NBA Championship: The Cleveland Cavaliers won their first championship by defeating the Golden State Warriors 4-3
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Andy Murray
Women’s singles: Serena Williams
FIFA World Cup: In 2018
Women’s World Cup: in 2019
World Series: Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians 4 games to 3 to win their first World Series in 108 years
Olympics. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Top three winning countries: USA won 121 medals, Great Britain won 67 medals, China won 70 medals


2016 Top Songs:

( Hot 100)
Hello~ Adele   —number 1 in January
Pillowtalk~ Zayn   —number 1 in February
Work~ Rihanna feat. Drake   —number 1 in March and April
Panda~ Desiigner    —number 1 in May
One Dance~ Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla   —number 1 in June and July
Cheap Thrills~ Sia feat. Sean Paul    —number 1 in August
Closer~ Chainsmokers feat. Halsey   —number 1 in September and October
Black Beatles ~ Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane   —number 1 in November and December
Other Popular Songs in 2016:
24K Magic ~ Bruno Mars
Don’t Let Me Down ~ Chainsmokers feat Daya
Starboy ~ The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
Love Yourself ~ Justin Bieber
H.O.L.Y. ~ Florida Georgia Line
Can’t Stop The Feeling ~ Justin Timberlake
Don’t’ Wanna Know ~ Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar
Blue Ain’t Your Color ~ Keith Urban
Stressed Out ~ twenty one pilots
Fake Love ~ Drake
Die A Happy Man ~ Thomas Rhett


2016 Top Television Shows:

This Is Us
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Game of Thrones
The Night Manager: Miniseries
The Path
Gilmore Girls Revival
Orphan Black
The Americans
The Walking Dead
Stranger Things
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
The Big Bang Theory
The Good Wife
American Idol: Final Season
The Voice
Chicago Fire
Shark Tank



2016 Top Movies:

Kung Fu Panda 3   –number 1 in January
Deadpool   –number 1 in February
Zootopia   –number 1 in March
The Jungle Book    –number 1 in April
Captain America: Civil War    –number 1 in May
Finding Dory     –number 1 in June
Secret Life of Pets    –number 1 in July
Suicide Squad    –number 1 in August
Sully  –number 1 in September
The Girl on the Train –number 1 in October
The Accountant  —number 1 in October
Moana number 1 in November
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  —number 1 in December

Other popular movies…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Revenant
Ride Along 2
X-Men: Apocalypse
Angry Birds
Batman vs. Superman
The Boss
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hidden Figures
La La Land

2016 Top Books:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ~ Play by Jack Thorne
StrengthsFinder 2.0 ~ Tom Rath
Diary of A Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down ~ Jeff Kinney
Giraffes Can’t Dance ~ Giles Andreae
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success ~ Carol Dweck
First 100 Words ~ Roger Priddy
The Magnolia Story ~ Chip and Joanna Gaines
Oh the Places You’ll Go! ~ Dr. Suess
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts ~ Gary Chapman
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Are of Decluttering and Organizing ~ Marie Kondo
The Last Mile ~David Baldacci
The Obsession ~Nora Roberts
Stuck-Up Suit ~ Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Bounty ~Kristen Ashley
The Girl On The Train ~Paula Hawkins
The Rainbow Comes and Goes ~ Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
The Sleep Revolution ~Arianna Huffington
When Breath Becomes Air ~ Paul Kalanithi
Thomas Jefferson and the Trapoli Pirates ~ Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Alexander Hamilton ~Ron Chernow


2016 Top Fashion and Trends:

Ray Bans
Beachy long hair on women
Shoulder-length bob hair on women
Pastel-colored hair and highlights
Hair extensions
Skinny jeans and pants with heels
Acid washed or Splashed pattern pants and jeans
Boyfriend jeans
Cool-girl Gingham
Boho skirts and dresses
Mid-drift baring tops
Messy buns
Yoga Pants, leggings, and patterned running tights
The Romper
High-waisted pants and shorts for women
Fitted and skinny jeans on men paired with converse or dress shoes
Lumberjack look for men
Bow ties

2016 World Population:

7,321,500,000 and counting…


2016 Major Events and Headlines:

2016 is a Leap Year
January 8 – Joaquín Guzmán, widely regarded as the world’s most powerful drug trafficker, is recaptured following his escape from a maximum security prison.
January 16 – The International Atomic Energy Agency announces that Iran has adequately dismantled its nuclear weapons program, allowing the United Nations to lift sanctions immediately.
January 28 – The World Health Organization announces an outbreak of the Zika virus.
February 7 – North Korea launches a long-range rocket into space, violating multiple UN treaties and prompting condemnation from around the world.
March 1– Super Tuesday in Presidential election. Many states in the US hold caucuses.
March 3– Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto compares Donald Trump to a couple historic dictators, Hitler being one of them.
March 20– President Barack Obama visits Cuba to “…bury the last remnant of The Cold War in the Americas.”
March 22 – Three coordinated bombings in Brussels, Belgium kill at least 32 and injure at least 250. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attacks.
March 24 – Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić is sentenced to 40 years in prison after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian War.
April 3 – The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung publishes a set of 11.5 million confidential documents from the Panamanian corporate Mossack Fonseca that provides detailed information on more than 214,000 offshore companies, including the identities of shareholders and directors including noted personalities and heads of state.
May 19 – EgyptAir Flight 804 crashes with 66 people on board over the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo.
June 23 – The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union.
August– A creepy clown hoax starts in South Carolina. People in clown costumes scare and try to lure children into the forest. By October, ‘scary clown sightings’ are reported all over the U.S. resulting in a few arrests.
August 11 – Protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline start to get tense and arrests are made as more people arrive to support the Native American Sioux tribe to defend the conservation of it’s water and land against the oil company set to build a crude oil pipeline through it.
August 5–21 – The 2016 Summer Olympics are held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
August 24 – Syrian Civil War: Turkish Armed Forces and Syrian rebels cross over the Syrian border and take Jarabulus from ISIS.
August 31 – The Brazilian Senate votes (61–20) to impeach the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff. The Vice President of Brazil, Michel Temer, who had assumed the presidential powers and duties as Acting President of Brazil during Rousseff’s suspension, takes office for the remainder of her term.
September 3 – The US and China, together responsible for 40% of the world’s carbon emissions, both ratify the Paris global climate agreement.
September 9 – The government of North Korea conducts its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test. World leaders condemn the act, with the South calling it “maniacal recklessness”.
September 21 – Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan (Company that produces the EpiPen, a live-saving device for severe allergic reactions), comes under fire from the government due to recent hike in price of EpiPens. The public and lawmakers described the price increase from $100 to $600 as ‘sickening’ and ‘greedy’.
September 21 – Black Lives Matter protests come to a head and turn violent in Charlotte, NC, after a recent string of police-officer-involved shootings of alleged unarmed black citizens all over the United States.
October 8 – A video is released of presidential candidate Donald Trump having a private conversation in 2005 on the Days of Our Lives set with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush. Trump is caught on a hot microphone bragging in vulgar terms about how he can essentially sexually impose himself on any female because, “when you’re a star, they let you do it”. Billy Bush is suspended from Access Hollywood, Trump issues an apology and then continues his campaign for president.
October 28 – FBI Director James Comey notified Congress that his agency found new emails related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Her polls dropped after the emails were revealed. The FBI found them during a probe of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of one of Clinton’s top aide’s, Huma Abedin. Weiner was being investigated for sending explicit messages to an underage girl.
November 8 – Republican Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in a surprise upset against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
December 19 – Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, was assassinated. Also on that day, a truck drove into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, killing at least a dozen people and leaving many more injured.


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January 10– Two days after his 69th birthday and the release of the album Blackstar, American music legend and actor, David Bowie, died from liver cancer in his New York City apartment.
January 14– Legendary English actor and director Alan Rickman died from pancreatic cancer. He was best known for his character Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series.
January 14– Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelil died at the age of 73.
January 16– Jada Pinkett Smith tweets about boycotting the Oscars this year because of the lack of diversity in nominations. More celebrities join the boycott.
January 18– Glen Frey, an American music icon and founding member of the legendary Eagles rock band, died at the age of 67 from complications from pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.
January 21– American music mogul Mariah Carey and Australian billionaire James Packer announce their engagement.
January 21– One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth welcome son Freddie Reign.
January 27– Tyra Banks and her boyfriend, Norwegian photographer Erik Asla, welcomed son York Banks Asla via surrogate.
February 2– Controversial show, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, begins airing on FX.
February 11– Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and wife, Cassie Kelley, welcomed their first child, son Ward Charles Kelley.
February 28– Chris Rock hosts the 88th Academy Awards where Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins his first Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant.
March 4– Country music singer Joey Feek, part of the Joey + Rory music group, died from a long battle with cervical cancer at the age of 40. The public followed her battle with cancer through her husband Rory’s blog updates.
March 6– First Lady of the United States, Nancy Reagan, died at the age of 94. She was married to the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan who died in 2004 at the age of 93.
March 24– Comedian and actor Gary Shandling died at the age of 66 after collapsing in his home.
March 24– Actress Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman welcome first child. They named their son, Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman.
March 29– American actress, Patty Duke, died at the age of 69. She won the Academy Award at the age of 16 for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Helen Keller in a 1962 film The Miracle Worker.
April 1 – Broadway musical sensation Hamilton opens. It receives rave reviews and several awards. Tickets sell out into the next year.
April 4– Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna get engaged after 3 months of dating.
April 6– Country music icon, Merle Haggard, died on his 79th birthday after suffering from pneumonia.
April 12– Singer Kelly Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock welcome son Remington Alexander Blackstock.
April 14– American musician John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen welcome their first child. They named their baby girl Luna Simone Stephens.
April 20 – Kelly Ripa is angry after being notified on-air of her cohost Michael Strahan’s departure from the show.
April 20– Professional American wrestler Joan Marie Laurer, also known as Chyna, died at the age of 46.
April 21– Another music legend gone. Prince Rogers Nelson died at the age of 57 inside his Minnesota home.
April 23– The public goes wild over American singer Beyonce’s 6th album titled Lemonade, after visual album aired on HBO. The album heavily hints at her husband JayZ’s infidelity.
April 29– Prince William and Duchess Kate celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary.
May 23 – Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp after 15 months of marriage, and accuses him of abuse.
June 3– American boxer, activist, and icon, Muhammed Ali, dies at the age of 74 .
August 26 – After a recent string of police shootings of alleged unarmed black citizens, San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick sits during national anthem in protest of a flag that represents a country that oppresses black people and people of color. He receives a lot of criticism and support from the media, fans, and the general public.
August 29 – Beloved American actor Gene Wilder dies at age 83.
September 10 – Iconic American professional golfer, Arnold Palmer, dies at the age of 87.
September 16 – Nick Gordon is found legally responsible for Bobbi Kristina Brown’s July 2015 death.
September 19– Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt. Pitt’s parenting is at the center of the split.
October 3– Kim Kardashian-West was tied-up and robbed in while staying in Paris. Millions of dollars worth of jewelry and personal items were taken.
November 8 – Kensignton Palace confirms relationship between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.
November 10 – Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian welcome daughter, Dream Renee.
November 23 – Kanye West is hospitalized for sleep deprivation and exhaustion causing him to cancel the remainder of his tour.
November 25 – Gilmore Girls revival releases 4 episodes on Netflix.
November 25 – Fidel Castro dies at the age of 90. He was a controversial leader and 17th President of Cuba.
December 8 – John Glenn, an American astronaut, pilot, engineer, and politician, dies at the age of 95. He was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962.
December 13 – Beloved American actor Alan Thicke dies at the age of 69. He was best known for his role as the father, Jason Seaver, on 1980’s hit television series Growing Pains.
December 25 – Iconic English singer-songwriter George Michael dies at the age of 53.
December 27 –  Carrie Fisher, an American actress best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie series, dies at the age of 60.
December 28 – Debbie Reynolds dies at the age 84, one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died. Reynolds was also a well-known American actress.


2016 Top Science Breakthroughs:

February 10– Scientists successfully connect individual neurons using lasers.
March 1– U.S. Army could begin using laser weapons by 2023.
March 14 – The ESA and Roscosmos launch the joint ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter on a mission to Mars.
March 17– Nike Will Release Self-Lacing Shoes By The End Of This Year.
April 7– Several platoons of self-driving trucks just made their way across Europe.
April 22– A researcher just accidentally developed a battery that could last a lifetime
April 25– The recent announcement that a young paralyzed man in Ohio in the US named Ian Burkhart managed to regain the use of his fingers after having a chip implanted in his brain is an exciting step forward for science and healthcare.
April 25– Mechanical sea snakes could be the future of underwater exploration.
April 29– Near the deepest spot in the world’s oceans, scientists have discovered a jellyfish that looks more alien spaceship than deep-sea cnidarian.
July 4 – NASA’s Juno spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter and begins a 20-month survey of the planet.
July 22 – The final videocassette recorder is manufactured by the Japanese company Funai.
July 26 – Solar Impulse 2 becomes the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the Earth.
August 24 – Scientists confirm existence of a habitable planet Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri star.
September 7 –  Apple releases iPhone 7 and  iPhone 7 Plus. New features are wireless earbuds with no headphone jack, water resistant body, dual camera, and more.
September 21 – Scientists report that, based on human DNA genetic studies, all non-African humans in the world today can be traced to a single population that exited Africa between 50,000 and 80,000 years ago.
October 11 – President Obama renews a vision for US government involvement in a human mission to the planet Mars by the mid-2030s.
November 8 – New data released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) shows that the five years from 2011 to 2015 were the warmest on record, largely due to human activities, with 2016 likely to be even hotter.
December 5 – Researchers at Harvard discover a causal link between RNA splicing and aging.
December 8 – The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announces that giraffe populations declined from 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 in 2015. Their conservation status is moved from “least concern” to “vulnerable”.
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Year 2002 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

Year 2002 Baby Book and Journal Filler. 2002 News Headlines, Trends, World Leaders, and Cost of Living compiled for Baby Books, Photo Books, and Commemorative Projects. #Baby #Babybook #Babycare #Babyshower #Photobook #Commemorative #2002 #Year2002

Welcome to the year 2002!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2002. I hope this helps you with the baby book, time capsule, or commemorative project you’re working on. The blog post is fairly long, so if you don’t feel like writing down all the information check out the printable options.

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Research Contributor: Kate Muller

2002 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Gallon of Milk~ $2.75 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Dozen Eggs (Large, Grade A)~ $1.03 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Loaf of bread~ $1.01 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ $.37 (Johnston’s Archive)
New Car Price~ $28,314 (Transportation Energy Data Book)
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $1.35 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Movie Ticket~ $5.81 (Box Office Mojo)
Median sales price of new house~ $187,600 (US Census Bureau)


2002 Top Celebrities:

(People & TMZ)
Jennifer Aniston
Brad Pitt
Jennifer Lopez
Ben Affleck
Nicole Kidman
Tom Cruise
Halle Berry
Ashley Judd
Jennifer Connelly
Natalie Portman
Matt Damon
Angelina Jolie
Matthew Perry
Salma Hayek
Sheryl Crow
Charlie Sheen
Denise Richards
Demi Moore
Ashton Kutcher
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
Julia Roberts
Courtney Cox
Reese Witherspoon
Denzel Washington
Hugh Jackman
Jodie Foster
Penélope Cruz
Mike Myers
George Clooney
Justin Timberlake
Sarah Jessica Parker
Bon Jovi
Naomi Watts
Cameron Diaz
Jennifer Garner
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Pink Hayden Christensen
Julie Bowen
Simon Baker
Martha Stewart
Nia Vardalos
Rosie O’Donnell
Winona Ryder
Phil McGraw
Johnny Depp
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs
Alicia Keys
Luke Wilson
Britney Spears
Josh Hartnett
Debra Messing
Jimmy Fallon
Mandy Moore
Kirsten Dunst
Viggo Mortensen
Leonardo DiCaprio
Ozzy Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne
Shania Twain


2002 Top Athletes:

Tiger Woods
Michael Schumacher
Michael Jordan
Lennox Lewis
Apollo Ohno
Tom Brady
Bernie Williams
Jeff Gordon
Kobe Bryant
Roger Federer
Venus Williams
Serena Williams
Lance Armstrong
Yao Ming
Vonetta Flowers


2002 Top Sporting Events:

Super Bowl: New England Patriots won 20-17 over the St. Louis Rams.
Daytona 500: Ward Burton
The Kentucky Derby: War Emblem
The Masters: Tiger Woods
NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers won series 4-0 against New Jersey Nets
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Lleyton Hewitt Ladies’ Singles: Serena Williams
World Cup: Brazil won 2-0 against Germany
World Series: Anaheim Angels won series 4-3 against San Francisco Giants


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2002 Top Songs:

How You Remind Me ~ Nickelback
Foolish ~ Ashanti
Hot in Herre ~ Nelly
Dilemma ~ Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
Wherever You Will Go ~ The Calling
A Thousand Miles ~ Vanessa Carlton
In the End ~ Linkin Park
What’s Luv? ~ Fat Joe featuring Ashanti
U Got It Bad ~ Usher
Blurry ~ Puddle of Mudd
Complicated ~ Avril Lavigne
Always on Time ~ Ja Rule featuring Ashanti


2002 Top Television Shows:

60 Minutes
American Idol
The Sopranos
The Wire
The Simpsons
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
The X-Files
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Law & Order
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Family Guy
George Lopez
The Daily Show
The West Wing
Birds of Prey
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron
That ‘80s Show
Most Haunted
Gilmore Girls
Foyle’s War
South Park
The Twilight Zone
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
Still Game
The Office
Monday Night Football
Malcolm in the Middle
Power Rangers
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
General Hospital
This Hour Has 22 Minutes
The Shield
Six Feet Under
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Saturday Night Live
Top Gear
7th Heaven


2002 Top Movies:

(Box Office Mojo)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Men in Black II
Ice Age
Catch Me If You Can
Die Another Day
Lilo & Stitch
The Santa Clause 2
Minority Report
The Ring
Sweet Home Alabama
Mr. Deeds
The Bourne Identity
The Sum of All Fears
8 Mile
Road to Perdition
Panic Room


2002 Top Books:

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t ~ Jim Collins
Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life ~ Spencer Johnson
The Lovely Bones ~ Alice Sebold
Fish: A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results ~ Stephen C. Lundin
Stupid White Men…And Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! ~ Michael Moore
The Nanny Diaries: A Novel ~ Emma Mclaughlin
Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out ~ Dr. Phil McGraw
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done ~ Larry Bossidy
The Summons ~ John Grisham
Now, Discover Your Strengths ~ Donald O. Clifton


2002 Top Fashion and Trends:

(Google & Wikipedia)
Denim blazers
Denim pencil skirts
Preppy sweaters
Striped skinny jeans
Cargo trousers
Velour tracksuits
Long scarves
Turquoise jewelry
Peasant tops
Antique belts
Wide-leg trousers
Chunky hair highlights
Military looks
Long sleeved shirts with bell sleeves
Cowl neck tops
Flare jeans
White jeans
Cargo pants
Daisy dukes
Low-rise jeans
Ripped/distressed jeans
Pleather trench coats
Puffy jackets
Preppy polo shirts
Ugg boots


2002 World Population:

6,280,853,817 and counting…


2002 World Leaders:

President of the United States: George W. Bush
President of China: Jiang Zemin
President of Russia: Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: Tony Blair
Pope of Vatican City: Pope John Paul II
President of France: Jacques Chirac
United States Secretary of State: Colin Powell
Secretary-General of the United Nations: Kofi Annan


2002 Major Events:

January 1 – Euro notes and coins are introduced in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and the Netherlands.
January 16 – The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and freezes the assets of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban.
January 23 – Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Pakistan, accused of being a CIA agent by his captors.
February 1 – Kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan.
February 8 – February 24 – The 2002 Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
February 9 – Queen Elizabeth II’s sister, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, dies in her sleep aged 71 after suffering a major stroke.
February 22 – Robert William Pickton, the most prolific serial killer in Canadian history, is arrested and charged with the first 2 (of 27) counts of first-degree murder.
February 28 – The ex-currencies of all euro-using nations cease to be legal tender in the European Union.
March 1 – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: In eastern Afghanistan, Operation Anaconda begins.
March 19 – US war in Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends after killing 500 Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters, with 11 allied troop fatalities.
March 21 – In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and 3 others are charged with the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
March 30 – Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother dies aged 101 at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
April 9 – The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother takes place in Westminster Abbey, London.
April 11 – April 14 – A military coup d’état against the leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez fails.
April 23–April 24 – Pope John Paul II holds an extraordinary meeting of American cardinals at the Vatican to discuss the sexual abuse of children, calling it “an appalling sin” and declaring that “there is no place in the priesthood for those who would harm the young”.
May 6 – In the Netherlands, politician and Prime Ministerial candidate Pim Fortuyn is assassinated in Hilversum.
May 10 – FBI agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for selling American secrets to the Soviet Union for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds.
May 21 – The US State Department releases a report naming 7 state sponsors of terrorism: Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
May 24 – In Moscow, United States President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin sign the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty to replace the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972 and the START II Treaty of 1993.
May 31 – June 30 – The 2002 FIFA World Cup begins in South Korea and Japan.
June 13 – The United States Senate withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972. The Russian State Duma withdraws from START II Treaty of 1993 in response.
June 24 – The Igandu train disaster in Dodoma Region, Tanzania, kills 281 people in the worst rail accident in African history.
June 30 – Brazil wins their 5th FIFA World Cup by defeating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 FIFA World Cup Final.
July 1 – The International Criminal Court is established.
July 15 – In Washington, D.C., “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to aiding the enemy and possession of explosives during the commission of a felony; Lindh agrees to serve 10 years in prison for each charge.
July 21 – Telecommunications giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (the largest such filing in United States history).
July 27 – A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes at an air show in Ukraine, killing 77 and injuring more than 100, making it the worst air show disaster in history (see Sknyliv airshow disaster).
August – The 2002 European floods ravage Central Europe.
September 10 – Switzerland joins the United Nations as the 191st member state after rejecting a place in 1986.
September 27 – The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is admitted to the United Nations as the 192nd member state.
October 2 – The Beltway sniper attacks begin with 5 shootings in Montgomery County, Maryland.
November 7 – Iran bans the advertising of United States products.
November 8 – Iraq disarmament crisis: The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves UN Security Council Resolution 1441, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face “serious consequences”.
November 13 – Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
November 22 – In Nigeria, more than 100 are killed at an attack aimed at the Miss World contestants.
November 25 – U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into law, establishing the Department of Homeland Security, in the largest U.S. government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947.


2002 Pop Culture:

(Pop Culture & Mr. Pop Culture)
-Michael Jackson dangles Prince Michael II off a balcony from a Berlin hotel room.
-Winona Ryder is sentenced to three years probation, 480 hours of community service, $3,700 in fines, $6,355 in restitution, and ordered to attend psychological and drug counseling after being found guilty of stealing $5,500 worth of merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue.
-Robert Blake, best known as TV’s Baretta, was charged and acquitted for murdering his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley.
-Rosie O’Donnell announces that she is gay.
-Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards are engaged.
-The Osbournes with Ozzy and family debuts on MTV.
-Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes from the R&B group TLC dies in a car crash in Honduras.
-Rapper R. Kelly is arrested in Florida as authorities in Chicago announce an indictment of 21 counts of child pornography stemming from a home video.
-Kelly Clarkson wins American Idol with Justin Guarini as runner up.


2002 Technology and Science:

2002 Cell phones:
Nokia 6100
Nokia 6610
Nokia 3510
Siemens A50
Samsung SGH-T100

2002 Tablets & Readers:
None yet

2002 Online Social Communities:
Hub Culture

2002 Gaming:
-SEGA establishes the Sega Mobile division to develop, produce, and distribute video games for mobile phones and PDAs; establishes the Business Solutions division to service video game developers and publishers.
-The Sims overtakes Myst as all-time best-selling computer game, having sold 6.3 million units.
-G4 Media, LLC (subsidiary of Comcast Corporation) launches the G4 cable television video game network channel.

2002 Popular Game Consoles:
Game Boy Advance
Game Boy Color
Nintendo GameCube
PlayStation 2
Microsoft Windows
Nintendo 64


2002 Major Science & Technology Events:

January 17 – The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo displaces an estimated 400,000 people.
January 31 – A large section of the Antarctic Larsen Ice Shelf begins disintegrating, consuming about 3,250 km (2,020 mi) over 35 days.
February 19 – NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
March 1 – The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 km above the Earth using an Ariane 5 on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8,500 kg.
March 1 – STS-109: Space Shuttle Columbia flies the Hubble Space Telescope service mission, the penultimate flight before its ill-fated STS-107 mission.
April 18 – The discovery of a new insect order, Mantophasmatodea, is announced.
April 25 – Soyuz TM-34: South African Mark Shuttleworth blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; he had paid £15 million for the trip.
May 26 – The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large water ice deposits on the planet Mars.
June 4 – The planetoid Quaoar is discovered orbiting the Sun in the Kuiper belt.
June 6 – Eastern Mediterranean event: An object with an estimated diameter of 10 meters collides with Earth, over the Mediterranean, and detonates in mid-air.
June 10 – An annular solar eclipse occurs.
June 10 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of 2 humans, is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
June 11 – Antonio Meucci is recognized as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
June 15 – Near Earth Asteroid 2002 MN misses the planet by 75,000 miles (121,000 km), about 1/3 the distance to the moon.
June 18 – British Telephone Company O2 is created after a BT Cellnet rebrand.
July 19 – Hail kills 25 and injures hundreds in the Chinese province of Henan.
September 20 – The Kolka-Karmadon rock ice slide occurs.
November 13 – The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast, causing an oil spill.
December 30 – An eruption on the volcanic island Stromboli off the coast of Sicily causes a flank failure and tsunami. The island is later evacuated.

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Year 2015 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2015 Baby Book and Journal Filler. 2015 News, Cost of Living, Trends, World Leaders.

Welcome to the year 2015!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2015. I hope this helps you with the baby book or commemorative project you’re working on. You will also find printable versions of this post to save you writing time. I’ve made these printables easy to incorporate into your project.

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2015 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Gallon of Milk~ $3.75 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~ $2.11 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Loaf of bread~ $1.48 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 49 cents
New Car Price~ $ 32,495 (Kelley Blue Book
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $2.89 (
Movie Ticket~ $8.34 (
Median sales price of new house~ $294,300 (
Median Household Income~ $56,516 (
Minimum Wage~ Lowest $5.15 in GA & WY. Highest is $10.50 in Washington D.C. (
Living Wage for a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children)~ $15.12 per hour


2015 Top Technology:

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  Smart phones:
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Plus
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
HTC One M9
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Nexus 6P
   Tablets & Readers:
Apple Ipad Air2
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
iPad Mini 2 and 3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
LG 98UB9800 98-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D  Smart LED TV 
Samsung UN65HU8550 65-inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV
Online Social Communities:
Google +
   Game systems:
Xbox One
Xbox 360
Playstation 43, and 2
Nintendo Wii and Wii U
3D Printing gains momentum.
Supergrids make DC power grids practical.
Hover boards are a popular Christmas gift, but trouble with them catching fire becomes an issue.



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2015 Top Celebrities:

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Kerry Washington
Shailene Woodley
Jennifer Lawrence
Adam Levine
Emma Stone
Theo James
Dakota Johnson
Bradley Cooper
Christina Aguilera
Kendall & Kylie Jenner
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Amy Adams
Matt Damon
Jessica Simpson
Amy Schumer
Taylor Swift
Jimmy Fallon
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Jennifer Lopez
Gwen Stefani
Beyonce’ and JayZ


2015 Top Athletes:

Tom Brady
Russell Wilson
Joey Logano
Jordan Spieth
American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza
Serena Williams
Novak Djokovic
Carli Lloyd
Andre Igoudala
Salvador Perez


2015 Top Sporting Events:

Super Bowl: New England Patriots won 28-24 against Seattle Seahawks
Daytona 500: Joey Logano
The Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah and goes on to win the Triple Crown
The Masters: Jordan Spieth
NBA Championship: The Golden State Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 6, 4-2.
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Novak Djokovic
Women’s singles: Serena Williams
Women’s World Cup: USA defeats Japan 5-2
World Series: Kansas City Royals defeat the New York Mets 4-1 in the series


2015 Top Songs:

Uptown Funk~ Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Thinking Outloud~ Ed Sheeran
See You Again~ Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
Trap Queen~ Fetty Wap
Sugar~ Maroon 5
Shut Up and Dance~ Walk the Moon
Blank Space~ Taylor Swift
Watch Me~ Silento
Cheerleader~ Omi
Love Me Like You Do~ Ellie Goulding
FourFiveSeconds~ Rihanna & Kayne West & Paul McCartney
Style~ Taylor Swift
Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)~ The Weeknd
The Hills~ The Weeknd
Can’t Feel My Face~ The Weeknd
Take Me to Church~ Hozier
Fight Song~ Rachel Platten
Time of Our Lives~ Pitbull & Ne-Yo



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2015 Top Television Shows:

Better Call Saul
The Americans
Mad Men
Deutschland 83
The Knick
Game of Thrones
Master of None
Marvel’s Daredevil
Mr. Robot
The Leftovers
Jane the Virgin
You’re the Worst
Orange is the New Black
The Affair
The Voice
The Bachelor
The Good Wife
Criminal Minds
Chicago Fire
Shark Tank


2015 Top Movies:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jurassic World
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Inside Out
Furious 7
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
The Martian
Mission: Impossible –Rogue Nation
Pitch Perfect 2
Home (2015)
Hotel Transylvania 2
Straight Outta Compton
San Andreas
Fifty Shades of Grey
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Cinderella (2015)
The Divergent Series: Insurgent


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2015 Top Books:

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All the Light We Cannot See~ Anthony Doerr
The Girl on the Train~ Paula Hawkins
The Nightingale~ Kristin Hannah
The Fault in Our Stars~ John Green
Gone Girl~ Gillian Flynn
Dead Wake~ Erik Larson
Endangered~ C.J. Box
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban~ Malala Yousafzai
American Sniper~ Chris Kylewith Scott McEwen and DeFelice
Last One Home~ Debbie Macomber
The Boys in the Boat~ Daniel James Brown
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate~ Naomi Klein
Wild~ Cheryl Strayed
Yes Please~ Amy Poehler
A Spool of Blue Thread~ Anne Tyler
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption~ Laura Hillenbrand
The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision~ Fritjof Capra


2015 Top Fashion and Trends:

Beachy long hair on women
Shoulder-length bob hair on women
Pastel-colored hair and highlights
Skinny jeans with heels or ankle boots
Acid washed or Splashed pattern pants and jeans
Boyfriend jeans
Boho skirts and dresses
Leggings with tall boots and oversized sweaters
Messy buns
Colored Suede
The Romper
The beard
Fitted and skinny jeans on men paired with converse or dress shoes


2015 World Population:

7,394,358,500 and counting…


2015 World Leaders:

Barack Obama, President of the United States
John Kerry, United States Secretary of State
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Xi Jinping, President of China
Akihito, Emporer of Japan
Joachim Gauck, President of Germany
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
David Cameron, 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


2015 Major Events and Headlines:

January 1 – The Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
January 15 – The Swiss National Bank abandons the cap on the franc’s value relative to the euro, causing turmoil in international financial markets.
February 12 – Leaders from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France reach an agreement on the conflict in eastern Ukraine that includes a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons. However, several days later, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels claim that, within its first day, the ceasefire was broken 139 times, as both sides failed to withdraw their heavy weapons and fighting had continued.
February 16 – The Egyptian military begins conducting airstrikes against a branch of the Islamic militant group ISIL in Libya in retaliation for the group’s beheading of over a dozen Egyptian Christians.
March 20 – The Congressional committee investigating the Benghazi attacks formally requested that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn over the email server that housed the personal account she exclusively used when she was secretary of state.
March 24 – An Airbus A320-211 operated by Germanwings crashes in the French Alps, killing all 150 on board.
April 2 – 148 people are killed, the majority students, in a mass shooting at the Garissa University College in Kenya, perpetrated by the militant terrorist organization Al-Shabaab.
April 25 – A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Nepal and causes 8,857 deaths in Nepal, 130 in India, 27 in China and 4 in Bangladesh with a total of 9,018 deaths.
May 23 – Ireland votes to legalize same-sex marriage, becoming the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.
June 2 – FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his intention to resign amidst an FBI-led corruption investigation, and calls for an extraordinary congress to elect a new president as soon as possible.
July 1 – Greek government-debt crisis: Greece becomes the first advanced economy to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund in the 71-year history of the IMF.
July 14 – Iran agrees to long-term limits of its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
July 20 – Cuba and the United States reestablish full diplomatic relations, ending a 54-year stretch of hostility between the nations.
July 24 – Turkey begins a series of airstrikes against PKK and ISIL targets after the 2015 Suruç bombing.
August 5 – Debris found on Réunion Island is confirmed to be that of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, missing since March 2014.
September 30 – Russia begins air strikes against ISIL and anti-government forces in Syria in support of the Syrian government.
October 31 – Flight KGL9268, an Airbus A321 airliner en route to Saint Petersburg from Sharm el-Sheikh, crashes near Al-Hasana in Sinai, killing all 217 passengers and 7 crew members on board.
November 12 – Several suicide bombings occur in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 43 and injuring 239. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant claim responsibility.
November 13 – Multiple attacks claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Paris, France, resulting in 130 fatalities.
November 30 – The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) is held in Paris, attended by leaders from 147 nations.
December 12 – A global climate change pact is agreed at the COP 21 summit, committing all countries to reduce carbon emissions for the first time.


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January 8 – The US Olympic Committee chooses the city of Boston as the American bid city to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
January 16 – Nick Cannon files for divorce from wife Mariah Carey.
January 31 – Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel announce first pregnancy on Instagram.
January 31– Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and 90’s R&B singer Bobby Brown, was found face down in a bathtub and unresponsive. Brown was placed in a medically induced coma and her condition hasn’t improved as of March 2015.
February – Former Disney Star Zendaya was the subject of some nasty remarks by Giuliana Rancic on E!’s Fashion Police Red Carpet Oscar edition. Zendaya’s dread locks were under scrutiny. Rancic’s career took a hit and she went on a months-long hiatus from Fashion Police.
February 3 – Johnny Depp marries Amber Heard.
February 7 – Bruce Jenner was involved in a multi-car crash that resulted in the death of a 70-year-old woman. His car did not cause the accident.
February 8 – At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Sam Smith wins Best New Artist and Song of the Year with ‘Stay with Me’. Album of the Year went to Beck for ‘Morning Phase’.
February 10 – NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is suspended for six months for repeating a false claim from 2013 that he was in a helicopter brought down by enemy fire while embedded during the war in Iraq in 2003.
February 14 – Lady Gaga gets engaged to ‘Chicago Fire’ actor Taylor Kinney.
February 27 – Beloved American actor Leonard Nimoy dies at the age of 83 from COPD complications. He was best known for his role as ‘Spock’ on Star Trek.
February 27 – Country Singer Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher welcome first child, son Isaiah Michael Fisher.
March 2 – The Sound of Music classic movie celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
March 25 – An official announcement was made that Zayn Malik is leaving the music group ‘One Direction’. The group says they will continue without him.
April – In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner confirmed that he is transitioning into the woman we now know as Caitlin Jenner. Jenner went on to debut her new look on the July issue of Vanity Fair, land a reality show on E!, and accept the Arthur Ashe Courage award at the ESPY awards.
April 11 – Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel welcome son, Silas Randall Timberlake.
May 2 – Prince William and Duchess Kate welcome daughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
May 11– ‘Deflategate’ or ‘Ballghazi’; The NFL suspends Tom Brady of the New England Patriots for 4 games of the upcoming season, for possibly tampering with footballs during the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 18, 2015. On September 3, 2015 Judge Berman vacates this suspension claiming absence of ‘requisites of fairness and due process.’
May – Josh Duggar of the television series ’19 Kids and Counting’ was publicly shamed after documents of his molesting young women were made public. This lead to the suspension of the show.
May 14 – American Blues icon, singer, song-writer, and guitarist, B.B. King dies at 89.
May 20 – David Letterman’s last night on the ‘Late Show’ after hosting the popular late-night talk show for 33 years.
June – It was revealed that former NAACP chapter president, Rachel Dolezal, was born to white parents even though she ‘identifies’ as being black.
June 16 – U.S. Businessman Donald Trump announces his controversial presidential candidacy.
June 29 – Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announce their divorce.
July – Paparazzi photos reveal Scott Disick getting close with an ex-girlfriend on a yacht and lead to Kourtney Kardashian ending their long-term relationship.
July – Ariana Grande and a male friend were caught on a security camera in a California Donut shop licking donuts, meant for customer’s consumption, and saying ‘I hate America’. Grande released many apologies afterward and avoided criminal charges.
July – Bill Cosby’s defense of 2014 sexual abuse allegations take a turn for the worse when The New York Times uncovered a past deposition that included an admission from Cosby to using drugs and fame to get them to have sex with him.
July 20 – Country superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announce their divorce.
July 26 – Bobby Kristina Brown passes away at the age of 22 after months of hospice care. She was initially found face-down in a bathtub unresponsive.
August – Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green announce their divorce.
August 5 – Jennifer Anniston and Justin Theroux get married.
August 29 – American author and motivational speaker, Wayne Dyer, dies at 79.
September 22 – American baseball legend, Yogi Berra, dies at 90.
October 12 – John Legend and wife, Chrissy Teigen announce that they are expecting their first child.
October 13 – Former NBA Basketball player Lamar Odom is found unresponsive at a brothel in Nevada. He is rushed to the hospital and spends many months recovering. Khloe Kardashian postpones divorce during his recovery.
November – Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s reps confirm that they are dating.
November 17– Charlie Sheen sits down with Matt Lauer on the ‘Today’ show to officially announce that he is HIV positive and was diagnosed four years ago.
November 17 – Soccer star David Beckham is named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People magazine.
November 22 – Sophia Vergara and Joe Manganiello get married.
December 5 – Kim Kardashian-West and husband, Kanye West welcome a son named Saint.
December 18 – Fans show up in record numbers for the opening night of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Many are in full costume.


2015 Top Science Breakthroughs:

January 6 – NASA’s Kepler space observatory announces the discovery of three new planets in the Goldilocks zone capable of supporting life.
– Scientists at Oxford University begin a new Ebola vaccine trial on 72 healthy volunteers.
January 7 – Nature publishes the findings of Northeastern University scientists that a new class of drug can kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
February 12 – A large meteorite falls in northern New Zealand.
March 20 – Solar Eclipse over Europe.
April 29 – The World Health Organization (WHO) declares that rubella has been eradicated from the Americas.
July 14 – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft performs a close flyby of Pluto, becoming the first spacecraft in history to visit the distant world.
September 10 – Scientists announce the discovery of Homo naledi, a previously unknown species of early human in South Africa.
September 28 – NASA announces that liquid water has been found on Mars.
October 23 – Hurricane Patricia becomes the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, with winds of 200 mph and a pressure of 879 mbar.
December 22 – SpaceX lands a Falcon 9 rocket, the first reusable rocket to successfully enter orbital space and return.




Year 1996 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

Year 1996 Baby Book and Journal Filler. 1996 News Headlines, Trends, World Leaders, and Cost of Living compiled for Baby Books, Photo Books, Scrap Books, and Commemorative Projects. #Baby #BabyBook #BabyCare #BabyShower #Year1996 #1996 #Commemorative #PhotoBook #ScrapBook #Printables #DigitalDownloads

Welcome to the year 1996!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 1996. I hope this helps you with the baby book, time capsule, or commemorative project you’re working on. The blog post is fairly long, so if you don’t feel like writing down all the information check out the printable options.

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1996 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Gallon of Milk~ $2.73 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~ $1.31 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Loaf of white bread~ 88 cents (Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 32 cents
New Car Price~ $16,300 (
Gallon of Regular Unleaded Gasoline~ $1.26 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Movie Ticket~ $4.42 (
Median sales price of new house~ $140,000 (


1996 Top Celebrities:

Julia Roberts
Jennifer Anniston
Mariah Carey
Nicolas Cage
Halle Berry
Denzel Washington
Eddie Murphy
Jim Carrey
Salma Hayek
Will Smith
Snoop Doggy Dogg
Spice Girls
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Lisa Marie Presley
Michael Jackson
Pamela Anderson
Tommy Lee
Wayans Brothers
John Travolta
Vivica A. Fox
George Clooney
Christian Slater
Chris Farley
David Spade
Uma Thurman
Adam Sandler
Steven Seagal
Sharon Stone
Martin Lawrence
Reese Witherspoon
Jamie Foxx


1996 Top Athletes:

Troy Aiken
Michael Jordan
Deion Sanders
Mike Tyson
Emmitt Smith
Shaquille O’Neal
Scottie Pippin
Dennis Rodman
Steffi Graf
Greg Norman
Phil Mickelson
Amy Van Dyken
Michael Johnson
Gail Devers
Shannon Miller
Dominique Dawes
Karch Kiraly
Kent Steffes


1996 Top Sporting Events:

Super Bowl: Dallas Cowboys win 27-17 against Pittsburg Steelers
Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett
The Kentucky Derby: Grindstone
The Masters: Nick Faldo
NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls win series 4-2 against Seattle Supersonics
Wimbledon: Men’s Singles~ Richard Krajicek Women’s Singles~ Steffi Graf
World Cup: next is in 1998
World Series: New York Yankees win series in 4 games after losing the first 2 games against the
Atlanta Braves
Summer Olympics in Atlanta:
USA wins 44 Gold, 32 Silver, 25 Bronze~ total medals = 101
Russia wins 26 Gold, 21 Silver, 16 Bronze~ total medals = 63
Germany wins 20 Gold, 18 Silver, 27 Bronze~ totals medals = 65



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1996 Top Songs:

Tha Crossroads~ Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
One Sweet Day~ Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
You’re Makin’ Me High~ Toni Braxton
How Do U Want It~ 2Pac feat. KC and JoJo
Give Me One Reason~ Tracy Chapman
No Diggity~ BLACKstreet feat. Dr. Dre
Macarena~ Los Del Rio
Always Be My Baby~ Mariah Carey
Un-Break My Heart~ Toni Braxton
Because You Loved Me~ Celine Dion
Why I Love You So Much~ Monica
Nobody Knows~ The Tony Rich Project
Nobody~ Keith Sweat feat. Athena Cage
Don’t Let Go~ En Vogue
Pony~ Genuwine


1996 Top Television Shows:

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
American Gladiators
Dragon Ball
Blues Clues
The X-Files
Beverly Hills, 90210
Walker Texas Ranger
Beavis and Butt-head
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Star Trek: Voyager
Married with Children
The Nanny
Party of Five
Home Improvement
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Everybody Loves Raymond
7th Heaven
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


1996 Top Movies:

Jerry Maguire
Sling Blade
The Cable Guy
Independence Day
Mission: Impossible
Happy Gilmore
Tin Cup
The Birdcage
Romeo + Juliet
101 Dalmations
From Dusk Till Dawn
Space Jam
The Nutty Professor
The Rock
The Craft
A Very Brady Sequel


1996 Top Books:

The Runaway Jury~ John Grisham
How Stella Got Her Groove Back~ Terry McMillan
The Tenth Insight~ James Redfield
Moonlight Becomes You~ Mary Higgins Clark
Sudden Prey~ John Sanford
Malice~ Danielle Steele
The Celestine Prophecy~ James Redfield
I Was Amelia Earhart~ Jane Mendelsohn
Lost Laysen~ Margaret Mitchell
Primary Colors~ Anonymous
Her Own Rules~ Barbara Taylor Bradford
Timepiece~ Richard Paul Evans
Neanderthal~ John Darnton
The Horse Whisperer~ Nicholas Evans
Oh! The Places You’ll Go! ~ Dr. Seuss
Absolute Power~ David Baldacci
Bad As I Wanna Be~ Dennis Rodman


1996 Top Fashion and Trends:

Chunky boots and shoes
Adidas track pants
Sweater vest over a shirt
Tall socks
Denim overalls
Overall shorts
Baggy corduroys
Backpack purse
Animal backpacks
Plaid skirts and pants
Pleated skirts
The preppy look
Baby tees
Long maxi skirt
The ‘Rachel’ Haircut
Claw Hairclips
The Bubble Watch
Peace Sign and Smiley Faces on Everything
Flare Jeans


1996 World Population:

5.8 Billion


1996 World Leaders:

Bill Clinton, President of the United States.
Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada
Lee Teng-hui, President of China.
Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia.
John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Pope John Paul II of Vatican City.
Jacques Chirac, President of France.
Warren Christopher, United States Secretary of State.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations.


1996 Major Events:

January 7 – One of the worst blizzards in American history hits the eastern states, killing more than 150 people. Philadelphia receives a record 30.7 inches (78 cm) of snowfall, New York City’s public schools close for the first time in 18 years and the federal government in Washington, D.C. is closed for days.
January 11 – Ryutaro Hashimoto, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, becomes Prime Minister of Japan.
January 15 – Amber Hagerman, a 9-year old American child victim and namesake for the AMBER Alert system, is murdered in Arlington, Texas.
January 26 – Whitewater scandal: U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies before a grand jury.
March 13 – Dunblane massacre: Unemployed former shopkeeper Thomas Hamilton walks into the Dunblane Primary School in Scotland and opens fire, killing 16 infant school pupils and one teacher before fatally shooting himself.
April 3 – Suspected “Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski is arrested at his Montana cabin.
April 6 – Major League Soccer kicks off in front of an overflow crowd of 31,683 packed in Spartan Stadium, to witness the historic first game. San Jose Clash forward Eric Wynalda scores the league’s first goal in a 1–0 victory over D.C. United.
May 10 – 1996 Everest disaster: A sudden storm engulfs Mount Everest with several climbing teams high on the mountain, leaving 8 dead. By the end of the month, at least 4 other climbers die in the worst season of fatalities on the mountain to date.
May 20 – Gay rights – Romer v. Evans: The Supreme Court of the United States rules against a law that prevents any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of homosexuals.
May 31 – FIFA decides to give the FIFA World Cup 2002, the first World Cup in Asia, to Japan and South Korea, becoming the first World Cup with co-host countries in the history of the event.
June 10 – Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without Sinn Féin.
June 12 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet. The panel says that the 1996 Communications Decency Act would infringe upon the free speech rights of adults.
June 29 – The Prince’s Trust concert is held in Hyde Park, London, and is attended by 150,000 people. The Who headlines the event in their first performance since 1989.
July 8 – Martina Hingis becomes the youngest person in history (age 15 years and 282 days) to win at Wimbledon in the Ladies’ Doubles event.
July 12 – Hurricane Bertha: made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 2 storm, causing $270 million in damage to the United States and its possessions and many indirect deaths.
July 17 – Paris and Rome-bound TWA Flight 800 (Boeing 747) explodes off the coast of Long Island, New York, killing all 230 on board.
July 19 – The 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, begin.
July 27 – The Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics kills 1 and injures 111.
August 16 – Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, Illinois. After a 3-year-old boy falls into the 20-foot (6.1 m) deep gorilla enclosure, Binti Jua, a female silverback gorilla sits with the injured boy until his rescue. Video of the ape’s actions make her world famous.
August 28 – Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Wales, are formally divorced at the High Court of Justice in London. Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales is restyled Diana, Princess of Wales, due to the Queen’s Letters Patent issued a week earlier.
November 16 – Mother Teresa receives honorary U.S. citizenship.
November 25 – The U.S. stock market, especially the Dow Jones Industrial Average, gains at an incredibly fast pace following the 1996 Presidential election. It gains 10 days in a row during the month.
December 25 – JonBenét Ramsey, 6, is murdered in the basement of her parents’ home in Boulder, Colorado.
December 31 – The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway is merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the BNSF Railway, making it one of the largest railroad mergers in U.S. history.


1996 Pop Culture:

January 18 – Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson.
February 14 – The Artist Formerly Known As Prince marries backup singer Mayte Garcia.
February 22 – MCA Records buys half of Interscope Records. Time Warner had owned half of
Interscope until September 1995 when it sold off its share due to political pressure for the explicit lyrics of the label’s gangsta rap artists.
February 27 – Pokémon Red and Green is released in Japan as the first game in the world famous Pokémon series.
February 28 – Canadian singer Alanis Morissette wins the top honor, Album of the Year award, at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards. She is the youngest person to ever win this award, a record she will hold until 2010.
February 29 – In Lumberton, North Carolina, Daniel Green is convicted of the murder of James Jordan, the father of basketball star Michael Jordan.
March 25 – The 68th Academy Awards, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California with Braveheart winning Best Picture.
June 15 – Beloved American Singer Ella Fitzgerald dies.
August 1 – MTV2 is launched. The first video played is “Where It’s At” by Beck.
August 27 – Aaliyah released her album One in a Million.
September 7 – American rapper Tupac Shakur was shot during a drive-by shooting, and died 6 days later in a Las Vegas hospital.
October 6 – Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw get married.
October 7 – News Corporation launches the Fox News Channel as a 24-hour news channel to compete against CNN.
October 23 – The O. J. Simpson civil trial begins in Santa Monica, California.
December 31 – The Hacienda in Las Vegas is imploded to make way for the Mandalay Bay.


1996 Technology and Science:

January – The Google web search engine originates as “BackRub”, a research project using PageRank by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, PhD students at Stanford University, California.
January 3– Motorola introduces the Motorola StarTAC Wearable Cellular Telephone, the world’s smallest and lightest mobile phone to date.
January 22 – Microsoft releases Internet Explorer for the Macintosh.
February 9 – The element Copernicium is discovered.
February 22 – is launched
May 20 – First naked-eye observation of Comet Hale-Bopp.
June 23 – The Nintendo 64 video game system is released in Japan.
July 5 – Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland.
August 6 – NASA announces that the Allan Hills 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, may contain evidence of primitive life-forms.
September 16 – Beast Wars first airs and becomes a milestone in the Transformers franchise through the use of CGI.
December 20 – Steve Jobs’ company NeXT is bought by Apple Computer, the company co-founded by Jobs.
-Also, well known American Astronomer Carl Sagan dies at the age of 62.
Date unknown:
– The General Motors EV1, the first production electric car of the modern era, is launched and becomes available for lease.
– Zenith introduces the first HDTV-compatible front projection television in the United States. Broadcasters, TV & PC manufacturers set industry standards for digital HDTV.
– is created by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen.
Video Game Platforms:
Game Boy
Nintendo 64
Sega Saturn
Sega Genesis
Cell Phone:
Nokia 9000
AT&T PocketNet Phone
Motorola StarTAC
Personal Computer:
Packard Bell
Sony Vaio


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Year 2014 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2014 News Headlines, Trends, World Leaders, and Cost of Living compiled for 2014 for baby books and other keepsake projects.

Welcome to the year 2014!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2014. I hope this helps you with the baby book or commemorative project you’re working on. You will also find printable versions of this post to save you writing time. I’ve made these printables easy to incorporate into your project. (please post any printable color requests in comments below)

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2014 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Gallon of Milk~ $3.85 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~ $2.00 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Loaf of bread~ $2.07 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 49 cents
New Car Price~ $32,495(Kelley Blue Book
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $2.89 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Movie Ticket~ $8.12 (
Median sales price of new house~ $280,900 (
Median Household Income~ $53,657 (
Minimum wage~ Lowest $7.25 in multiple states. Highest $9.50 in Washington D.C.


2014 Top Celebrities:

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Jennifer Lawrence
Justin Timberlake
Jessica Biel
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Katy Perry
Kerry Washington
Adam Levine
Emma Stone
Kendall & Kylie Jenner
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Amy Adams
Taylor Swift
Miley Cyrus
Jimmy Fallon
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Jennifer Lopez
Harry Styles
Beyonce’ and JayZ
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon


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2014 Top Athletes:

Adrian Peterson
Peyton Manning
Kawhi Leonard
LeBron James
Kevin Durant
Mikaela Shiffron
Bubba Watson
Bode Miller
Sage Kotsenburg
Jamie Anderson
Bubba Watson
Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
James Rodriguez
Novak Djokovic
Petra Kvitova
Madison Bumgarner


2014 Top Sporting Events:

Super Bowl: Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8
Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
The Kentucky Derby: California Chrome
The Masters: Bubba Watson
NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs won in five games (4-1) against Miami Heat
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Novak Djokovic Ladies’ singles: Petra Kvitova
World Cup: Germany
World Series: San Francisco Giants win 4-3 against Kansas City Royals


2014 Top Songs:

All About That Bass~ Meghan Trainor
Shake It Off~ Taylor Swift
Anaconda~ Nicki Minaj
Dirt~ Florida Georgia Line
Black Widow~ Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora
A Sky Full of Stars~ Coldplay
Burnin’ It Down~ Jason Aldean
Bang Bang~ Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj
Break Free~ Ariana Grande feat. Zedd
Maps~ Maroon 5
Dark Horse~ Katy Perry feat Juicy J
Bartender~ Lady Antebellum
Boom Clap~ Charli XCX
Fancy~ Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
Rude~ Magic!
Stay With Me~ Sam Smith
Turn Down for What~ DJ Snake & Lil Jon
Play it Again~ Luke Bryan
Happy~ Pharrell Williams
Say Something~ A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
Drunk In Love~ Beyonce feat. Jay Z
Let It Go~ Idina Menzel
Counting Stars~ One Republic
Pompeii~ Bastille
Team~ Lorde
Let Her Go~ Passenger
All of Me~ John Legend
Story of My Life~ One Direction


2014 Top Television Shows:

Breaking Bad
Big Bang Theory
The Voice
Modern Family
The Blacklist
Game of Thrones
Raising Hope
Downton Abbey
House of Cards
The Good Wife
Vampire Diaries
True Detective
Criminal Minds


2014 Top Movies:

Guardians of the Galaxy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Big Hero 6
The Hobbit: The Battle of the 5 Armies
Let’s Be Cops
Lego Movie
Ride Along
The Nut Job
The Monuments Men
RoboCop (2014)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Xmen: Days of Future Past
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Godzilla (2014)
Transformers: Age of Extinction
22 Jump Street
How to Train Your Dragon 2


2014 Top Books:

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Personal~ Lee Child
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good~ Jan Karon
Festive In Death~ J.D. Robb
The Children Act~ Ian McEwan
The Witch with No Name~ Kim Harrison
What If?~ Randall Munroe
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Happened In Benghazi~ Mitchell Zuckoff & Annex Security Team
Waking Up~ Sam Harris
World Order~ Henry Kissinger
Diary of a Mad Diva~ Joan Rivers
The Fault in Our Stars ~ John Green
The Book Thief ~ Markus Zusak
The Invention of Wings~ Sue Monk Kidd
Sycamore Row~ John Grisham
The Monuments Men~ Robert M. Edsel with Brett Witter
Lone Survivor~ Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
Twelve Years a Slave~ Solomon Northup


2014 Top Fashion and Trends:

Short hair with long, high bangs on women (Pink & Miley Cyrus)
Beachy long hair on women
Short hair with long, high bangs on men too (Justin Bieber)
Skinny jeans with heels
Tall boots with jeans
Ankle boots
Leggings with knee high boots and long shirt
Lose fitting tops
Long cable-knit sweaters
Mid-drift baring tops
White jeans
Layered jewelry
Combat boots with leggings
Aviator Sunglasses
Messy buns
Maxi Dresses
The Romper
Denim overalls are making a comeback
High-waisted pants and shorts for women
Fitted and skinny jeans on men paired with converse or dress shoes


2014 World Population:

7,262,789,000 and counting…


2014 World Leaders:

Barack Obama, President of the United States.
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
Xi Jinping, President of China.
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.
Joachim Gauck, President of Germany
David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Pope Francis of Vatican City.
Francois Hollande, President of France.
John Kerry, United States Secretary of State.
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.


2014 Major Events:

January 1 – Latvia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the eighteenth Eurozone country.
February 7–23 – The 2014 Winter Olympics are held in Sochi, Russia.
February 13 – Belgium becomes the first country in the world to legalise euthanasia without any age limits.
February 22 – The Ukrainian parliament votes to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from office, replacing him with Oleksandr Turchynov, after days of civil unrest left at least 100 people dead in Kiev.
March 8 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 airliner en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, disappears over the Gulf of Thailand with 239 people on board. The aircraft is presumed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean.
March 21 – Russia formally annexes Crimea after President Vladimir Putin signed a bill finalizing the annexation process.
March 24 – During an emergency meeting, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, and Canada temporarily suspend Russia from the G8.
April 14 – An estimated 276 girls and women are abducted and held hostage from a school in Nigeria.
June 12 – July 13 – The 2014 FIFA World Cup is being held in Brazil.
June 19 – King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates in favor of his son, who ascends the Spanish throne as King Felipe VI.
July 8– August 26– Amid growing tensions between Israel and Hamas following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in July, Israel launches Operation Protective Edge on the Palestinian Gaza Strip starting with numerous missile strikes, followed by a ground invasion a week later. In 7 weeks of fighting, 2,100 Palestinians and 71 Israelis are killed.
July 17 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (Boeing 777) crashes in Ukraine, after being shot down by a missile. 298 people die, including 15 crew members.
August 8 – The United States military begins an air campaign in northern Iraq to stem the influx of ISIS militants.
September 18–19 – The Scottish independence referendum is held. Scotland votes “No” to Independence with a 55% to 45% majority. Only four (of 32) councils vote for independence.
October 19 – The Roman Catholic Church beatifies Pope Paul VI.
November 2 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releases the final part of its Fifth Assessment Report, warning that the world faces “severe, pervasive and irreversible” damage from global emissions of CO2.
December 17 – U.S. President Barack Obama announces the resumption of normal relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
December 28 – Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore crashes into the Java Sea just southwest of Borneo, killing all 162 people on board.


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2014 Pop Culture:

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January 26 – Daft Punk receives Album of the Year at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
February 2 – Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman is found dead in his New York City home. Cause of death was drug related. Hoffman was best known for his roles in Capote, Scent of A Woman, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Almost Famous, and Punch-Drunk Love.
February 24 – The United States brings home 9 gold medals, 7 silver, and 12 bronze from the Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
March 25 – The World Health Organization releases a statement of Ebola outbreak in Guinea, a West African country. Ebola later spreads to other countries and causes panic.
April 24 – Video surfaces of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend to ‘not bring black people to his games…including Magic Johnson.’ He is later banned from the NBA for life by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
May 5 – Rapper JayZ is attacked by sister-in-law Solange Knowles, sister to singer Beyonce, in an elevator after the Met Ball and it’s caught on camera.
May 16 – Legendary broadcast journalist Barbara Walters retires from daytime talk show ‘The View’.
May 24 – Celeb Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West get married.
May 28 – Maya Angelou, an influential African-American poet, author, actress, and dancer, dies at the age of age of 86.
June 15 – Casey Kasem, a well-known disc jockey, radio personality, and voice for ‘Shaggy’ on the cartoon Scooby-Doo, dies at the age of 82 after a long bout of health issues.
July 5 – Jessica Simpson marries the father of her two children, Eric Johnson.
August 11 – Beloved American actor and comedian Robin Williams dies by suicide.
August 23– American celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get married in France.
August 31– Nude photos of celebrities were leaked after an apparent iCloud hack. Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice, Krysten Ritter, and Kate Upton were among those exposed.
September 4 – Iconic American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and TV personality Joan Rivers dies a few days after suffering cardiac arrest during routine throat surgery.
September 8 – Prince William and Duchess Kate announce second pregnancy. Kate suffers from severe morning sickness like she did with her first pregnancy.
September 8 – Video footage surfaces of Baltimore Ravens’ player Ray Rice knocking out his fiancé in an elevator. Ravens terminate Rice’s contract after public scrutiny of the original 2- game suspension.
September 22– Reality TV star Kris Jenner files for divorce from Olympian Bruce Jenner.
September 27 – Long-time bachelor/actor George Clooney weds British-Lebanese lawyer/activist/author Amal Alamuddin.
October 7 – Actor Stephen Collins, who played the pastor/dad on television series 7th Heaven, confesses to his estranged wife that he is a child molester and a recording of it makes it onto TMZ’s celebrity gossip news show.
November 11 – Kim Kardashian attempts to ‘break the internet’ by posing nude on the cover of Paper magazine.
December 19 – Jay Leno is the guest as Craig Ferguson ends his 10-year run as host of The Late Late Show.


2014 Technology and Science:

Smart phones:
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Amazon Fire
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Motorola Moto X
HTC One and One Max
Samsung Galaxy S4
Nokia Lumia 1020
Google Nexus 5
LG G Flex
Tablets & Readers:
Apple Ipad Air
iPad Mini2
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Sony XBR65X900B 65-inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV
Samsung UN55HU8550 55-inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV
Panasonic TC-65AX800U 65-inch Class 4K Ultra HD
Online Social Communities:
Google +
Game systems:
Xbox One
Xbox 360
Playstation 4, 3, and 2
Nintendo Wii and Wii U
3D Printing gains momentum.
Supergrids make DC power grids practical.
Electric and hybrid cars
January 29 – Cytologists led by Haruko Obokata announce that shocking blood cells with acid could trigger their transformation into stem cells, a process far easier than producing IP cells. The cells are termed STAP (Stimulus-Triggered Acquisition of Pluripotency) cells.
February 5 – A Dutch man has been fitted with a prosthetic hand capable of delivering a sense of touch.
February 14 – New evidence, revealed in a study of 400 gay men, has strengthened the idea that male sexual orientation is influenced by genes.
March 10 – Stanford bioengineer develops a 50-cent paper microscope capable of a magnification of up to 2000 times.
April 6 – Samsung has developed a new method of growing large area, single crystal wafer scale graphene, a major development that will accelerate the commercialization of this material.
April 15 – A total lunar eclipse occurs, visible across the Pacific Ocean and the Americas.
May 1 – Cancer researchers report that e-cigarettes “get so hot that they, too, can produce a handful of the carcinogens found in cigarettes and at similar levels”.
June 10 – Earth and the Moon are 60 million years older than previously believed, according to new evidence.
June 25 – NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton satellite spotted a spike of X-ray emission coming from more than 70 different galaxy clusters. While the origin of the X-rays remains unclear at the moment, they could be generated by the decay of a certain type of dark-matter particle, scientists said. (, Mike Wall)
July 3– A genetic mutation that causes autism is discovered.
August 21 – Children’s social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.
September 3 – Direct brain-to-brain communication has been demonstrated in humans located 5,000 miles apart. (
October 9 – Harvard researchers have turned human embryonic stem cells into cells that produce insulin, a potentially major advance for sufferers of diabetes.
November 12 – The Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae probe successfully lands on Comet 67P, the first time in history that a spacecraft has landed on such an object.
December 17 – A Colorado man becomes the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two modular prosthetic limbs using his thoughts alone.





Year 2005 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2005 News Headlines, Trends, World Leaders, and Cost of Living compiled for baby books and commemorative projects.

Welcome to the year 2005!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2005. I hope this helps you with the baby book or commemorative project you’re working on. If you don’t want to write down all this information, take a look at the printable versions.

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Printables for 2005:

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2005 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Gallon of Milk~ $3.21 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Dozen Eggs~ $1.27 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
Loaf of bread~ $1.05 (Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 37 cents
New Car Price~ $28,450 (
Gallon of Gas~ $2.34 (U.S. Energy Information Administration
Movie Ticket~ $6.41 (
Median sales price of new house~ $240,900 (


2005 Top Celebrities:

Jennifer Aniston
David Beckham
Victoria Beckham
Jessica Simpson
Jude Law
Angelina Jolie
Jessica Alba
Matthew McConaughey
Gisele Bundchen
Reese Witherspoon
Justin Timberlake
Megan Fox
Kate Hudson
Paris Hilton
Denzel Washington
Lindsay Lohan
Eva Longoria
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Halle Berry
Salma Hayek
Jaoquin Pheonix
Mischa Barton
Nicole Ritchie
Leonardo DiCaprio
Teri Hatcher
Sienna Miller
Tom Cruise
Katie Holmes


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2005 Top Songs:

Since U Been Gone ~Kelly Clarkson
Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down ~Fall Out Boy
Let Me Love You ~Mario
Candy Shop ~50 Cent feat. Olivia
Lose Control ~Missy Elliott feat. Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
Better Days ~Goo Goo Dolls
Feel Good, Inc. ~Gorillaz
Hollaback Girl ~Gwen Stefani
We Belong Together ~Mariah Carey
When I’m Gone ~Eminem
All These Things That I’ve Done ~The Killers
Fix You ~Coldplay
Gold Digger ~Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx
Wake Me Up When September Ends ~Green Day
Switch ~Will Smith
Rihanna ~Pon De Replay


2005 Top Television Shows:

American Idol
Two and a Half Men
Desperate Housewives
Grey’s Anatomy
Without A Trace
Dancing With the Stars
Survivor: Guatemala
CSI: Miami
Prison Break
Survivor: Panama


2005 Top Movies:

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
War of the Worlds
King Kong
Wedding Crashers
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Batman Begins
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Chicken Little
Walk the Line
Brokeback Mountain


2005 Top Books:

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince ~J.K. Rowling
YOU: The Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger. ~Michael F. Roizen M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz M.D.
1776 ~David McCullough
Eldest ~Christopher Paolini
The World is Flat ~Thomas L. Friedman
Blink ~Malcolm Gladwell
Freakonomics ~Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
The Broker ~John Grisham
Honeymoon ~ames Patterson and Howard Roughan
The Da Vinci Code ~Dan Brown
At First Sight ~Nicolas Sparks
A Million Little Pieces ~James Frey
The Kite Runner ~Khaled Hosseini
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
The Tipping Point ~Malcolm Gladwell
My Sister’s Keeper ~Jodi Picoult


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2005 Top Fashion and Trends:

Big Sunglasses
Flip Flops
Sequins, embroidery, and studs on clothing and shoes
Funky ethnic and layered jewelry
Cell phone charms
Flared leg jeans
Fitted t-shirt layered with camisole underneath
Long bojo skirts
Ugg boots
Jeans with heels
Daisy dukes
Fake fur
Converse All-Stars
Ed Hardy
Women’s low-rise jeans
Men’s skinny jeans


2005 World Leaders:

George W. Bush, President of the United States.
Hu Jintao, President of China.
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.
Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Pope John Paul II and then Pope Benedict XVI of Vatican City.
Jacques Chirac, President of France.
Colin L. Powell then Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State.
Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations.


2005 World Population

6,453,628,000 and counting…


2005 Major Events:

January 4 – Gunmen assassinate the Governor of Baghdad, Ali al-Haidari
January 30 – The first free Parliamentary elections in Iraq since 1958 take place.
February 22 – More than 500 people are killed and over 1,000 injured, after entire villages are flattened in an earthquake (6.4 on the Richter scale) in the Zarand region of Kerman province in southern Iran.
March 3- Millionaire Steve Fossett breaks a world record by completing the fastest non-stop, non-refueled, solo flight around the world in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer.
March 14 – 800,000 people gather for an opposition rally in Beirut, a month after the death of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. It is the largest rally in Lebanon’s history.
April 2 – Pope John Paul II dies; over 4 million people travel to the Vatican to mourn him.
April 9 – Tens of thousands of demonstrators, many of them supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, march through Baghdad denouncing the U.S. occupation of Iraq, 2 years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, and rally in the square where his statue was toppled in 2003.
-Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles: The Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor’s Guildhall. Camilla acquires her title The Duchess of Cornwall.
April 19 – Pope Benedict XVI succeeds Pope John Paul II, becoming the 265th pope.
May 17 – Kuwaiti women are granted the right to vote.
June 28 – Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed during Operation Red Wings, a failed counter-insurgent mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan. Later a book and movie titled Lone Survivor are made from the event.
August 29 – Hurricane Katrina makes landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast causing severe damage. At least 1,836 die in the aftermath.
September 11 – Japan general election, 2005: Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and the Liberal Democratic Party are returned to power.
October 1 – An Australian photojournalist in Afghanistan, Stephen Dupont, films U.S. soldiers burning 2 dead Taliban militias’ bodies.
October 8 – The 2005 Kashmir earthquake kills about 80,000 people.
October 19 – The Trials of Saddam Hussein begin.
November 22 – Angela Merkel assumes office as the first female Chancellor of Germany.
December 18 – The Chadian Civil War (2005–10) begins.
Pop Culture:
May 31 – Deep Throat’s identity is revealed by Vanity Fair to be Mark Felt.
July 2 – Live 8, a set of 10 simultaneous concerts, takes place throughout the world, raising interest in the Make Poverty History campaign.
July 6 – The International Olympic Committee awards the 2012 Summer Olympics to London.
December 12 – Dina and Michael Lohan officially divorced.
– Brad Pitt leaves Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie.
– Tom Cruise ‘Jumped The Couch” on Oprah while expressing how much he loved Katie Holmes.
– Michael Schaivo successfully sued to have his brain-damaged wife Terri’s feeding tube removed.
– Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba later to be learned that Joran van der Sloot did it.
– Duluth, Georgia’s ‘Runaway Bride’ Jennifer Wilbanks came clean to the FBI about her faked kidnapping story.
– England’s Prince Harry went to a costume party dressed as a Nazi.
– Ted Koppel retired from Nightline on November 22.
– Dan Rather retired from the CBS Evening News on March 9.
– Ashtun Kutcher and Demi Moore got married on September 24.
– Heidi Klum and Seal were married on May 10.
– Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey split up.
– Kenney Chesney and Renee Zellweger annul marriage after 4 months of marriage.
– Jude Law and Sienna Miller split after his alleged affair with the nanny.


2005 Technology and Science:

Cell phones:
Palm Treo 650
RIM Blackberry 8700c Electron
Motorola Rokr E1
Video becoming more available on devices
Xbox 360
Nintendo GameCube
Playstation 2
Sony PSP
Nintendo DS
Game Boy Advance SP
Apple iPod Video
Mega Plasma TV
Sonos Digital Music System
Portable USB devices
January 5 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System, is identified by a team led by Michael E. Brown using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
January 12 – Deep Impact is launched from Cape Canaveral by a Delta 2 rocket.
January 14 – The Huygens probe lands on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
February 14 – YouTube, the most popular video sharing website,is founded.
April 23 – YouTube was launched: the first video was uploaded at 20:27.
July 4 – NASA’s “Copper bullet” from the Deep Impact spacecraft hits Comet Tempel 1, creating a crater for scientific studies.
November 13 – Andrew Stimpson, a 25-year-old British man, is reported as the first person proven to have been ‘cured’ of HIV.
November 30 – Surgeons in France carry out the first human face transplant.
December 7 – The European Union TLD .eu is launched, and replaces Initially this will be only for business purposes. From 7 April 2006 onwards, EU citizens can also register .eu domains.
December 12 – Scientists announce that they have created mice with small amounts of human brain cells in an effort to make realistic models of neurological disorders.
December 31 – Another second is added, 23:59:60, called a leap second, to end the year 2005. The last time this occurred was on June 30, 1998.