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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Printables for 1996:

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

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

 

1996 Top Celebrities:

(Wikipedia.com)
Julia Roberts
Jennifer Anniston
Mariah Carey
Nicolas Cage
Halle Berry
Denzel Washington
Eddie Murphy
Madonna
Jim Carrey
Salma Hayek
Will Smith
2Pac
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:

(Wikipedia.com)
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:

(Billboard.com)
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:

(100topseries.com)
Friends
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
American Gladiators
Dragon Ball
Blues Clues
The X-Files
Beverly Hills, 90210
Baywatch
Walker Texas Ranger
Beavis and Butt-head
ER
Frasier
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Star Trek: Voyager
Rugrats
Married with Children
The Nanny
Seinfeld
Party of Five
Home Improvement
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Everybody Loves Raymond
7th Heaven
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 

1996 Top Movies:

(IMDb.com)
Twister
Fargo
Jerry Maguire
Sling Blade
The Cable Guy
Independence Day
Mission: Impossible
Happy Gilmore
Tin Cup
The Birdcage
Trainspotting
Romeo + Juliet
101 Dalmations
From Dusk Till Dawn
Space Jam
The Nutty Professor
Scream
The Rock
Kingpin
Matilda
Swingers
The Craft
A Very Brady Sequel

 

1996 Top Books:

(nytimes.com)
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:

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

 

1996 World Population:

(worldometers.info)
5.8 Billion

 

1996 World Leaders:

(Wikipedia.com)
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:

(Wikipedia.com)
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 – myspace.com 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.
– Ask.com is created by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen.
…………………………………………
Video Game Platforms:
DOS/MS-DOS
Game Boy
Nintendo 64
PlayStation
Sega Saturn
Sega Genesis
Cell Phone:
Nokia 9000
AT&T PocketNet Phone
Motorola StarTAC
Personal Computer:
Packard Bell
Macintosh
Sony Vaio

 


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Year 2013 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2013 News headlines, trends, world leaders, and cost of living compiled for 2013. A resource for baby books and other commemorative projects.

Welcome to the year 2013!

Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2013. 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.

(request any printable color changes in comments section below).

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 2013:

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

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2013 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):

Gallon of Milk~ $3.43 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs~ $2.68 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Loaf of bread~ $1.41 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 46 cents
New Car Price~ $30,303 (TrueCar.com)
Gallon of Gas~ $3.61 (U.S. Energy Information Administration eia.gov)
Movie Ticket~ $7.94 (Boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $271,600 (Census.gov)
Median Household Income~ $52,250 (Census.gov)
Minimum Wage~ Lowest is $7.25 in several states per Federal Law. Highest is $9.19 in Washington state. (Trupay.com)

 

 

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2013 Top Technology:

Smart phones:
iPhone 5s
Galaxy S4
HTC One and One Max
Sony Xperia Z
Blackberry Z10
  Television:
LG 42LN5700 
Samsung UN19F4000
  Computer:
Desktop: Apple iMac
Laptop: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro
  Tablets & Readers:
Apple Ipad Air
iPad Mini2
Google Nexus 7
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
  Online Social Communities:
Google +
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
LinkedIn
  Video:
YouTube
Skype
Vimeo
  Game systems:
Xbox One
Xbox 360
Playstation 43, and 2
Nintendo Wii and Wii U
   Other:
3D Printing gains momentum

 

2013 Top Celebrities:

Duchess Catherine and Prince William
Dwayne The Rock Johnson
Jennifer Lawrence
Harry Styles
Justin Timberlake
Jessica Biel
Channing Tatum
Katy Perry
Bradley Cooper
Justin Bieber
Emma Stone
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Taylor Swift
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Ben Affleck
Miley Cyrus
Lindsay Lohan
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Jennifer Lopez
Nicki Minaj
Beyonce’ and JayZ
Rihanna
Mariah Carey
Chris Brown

 

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2013 Top Athletes:

Joe Flacco
Jimmie Johnson
Adam Scott
LeBron James
Andy Murray
Marion Bartoli
David Ortiz

 

2013 Top Sporting Events:

Super Bowl: The Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31
Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson
The Kentucky Derby: Orb
The Masters: Adam Scott
NBA Championship: The Miami Heat defeated San Antonio Spurs 4-3
Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s singles: Andy Murray         Ladies’ Singles: Marion Bartoli
World Cup: N/A
World Series: Boston Red Sox defeat St. Louis Cardinals 4-2
Olympics: N/A

 

2013 Top Songs:

The Monster~ Eminem feat. Rihanna
Timber~ Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
Counting Stars~ One Republic
Say Something~ A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
Royals~ Lorde
Demons~ Imagine Dragons
Let Her Go~ Passenger
Roar~ Katy Perry
Wake Me Up!~ Avicii
Wrecking Ball~ Miley Cyrus
Hold On We’re Going Home~ Drake feat. Majid Jordan
Holy Grail~ Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
Applause~ Lady Gaga
Blurred Lines~ Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell
Crash My Party~ Luke Bryan
Redneck Crazy~ Tyler Farr
Can’t Hold Us~ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
Get Lucky~ Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
Mirrors~ Justin Timberlake
Boys ‘Round Here~ Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies
Cruise~ Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly
Radioactive~ Imagine Dragons
Just Give Me A Reason~ Pink feat. Nate Ruess
Wagon Wheel~ Darius Rucker
Come & Get It~ Selena Gomez
The Way~ Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller
I Love It~ Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
Thrift Shop~ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
Story of My Life~ One Direction
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)~ Fall Out Boy

 

2013 Top Television Shows:

The Walking Dead
Breaking Bad
NCIS
Big Bang Theory
NCIS: Los Angeles
The Voice
Person of Interest
Revenge
Modern Family
Glee
Dancing with The Stars
American Idol
Duck Dynasty
CSI
Game of Thrones
Girls

 

2013 Top Movies:

Frozen
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Despicable Me 2
Man of Steel
Monsters University
Anchorman 2
Gravity
The Butler
Thor: The Dark World
Iron Man 3
Oz the Great and Powerful
Fast and Furious 6
Star Trek Into Darkness
We’re the Millers
The Croods
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Identity Thief
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Grown Ups 2
The Hangover Part III
Olympus Has Fallen

 

2013 Top Books:

Inferno~ Dan Brown
Lean In~ Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell
And the Mountains Echoed~ Khaled Hosseini
Happy, Happy, Happy~ Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach
The Hit~ David Baldacci
Proof of Heaven~ Eben Alexander
Deeply Odd~ Dean Koontz
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls~ David Sedaris
The Forever of Ella and Micha~ Jessica Sorenson
Eleven Rings~ Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty
Zero Hour~ Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
The Guns At Last Night~ Rick Atkinson
World War Z~ Max Brooks
The Unwinding~ George Packer
Wild~ Cheryl Strayed

 

2013 Top Fashion and Trends:

Neon colors
Bold Stripes
Chevron print
Leather
Mint color
Skinny jeans
Midi Skirt
Bohemian
Clashing Prints
Crop tops
Skinny jeans with high heels
Loose fitting tops
Sporty wear
Ombre hair
High-waisted pants and shorts
Short boots/Booties
Bedazzled jeans with flap pockets
Denim Shirts and vests
Scarves
Platform heels and Gladiator Sandals
Animal print
Holographic print
Selfies
Twerking

 

2013 World Population:

(prb.org)
7,136,796,000 and counting…

 

2013 World Leaders:

Barack Obama, President of the United States.
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.
Xi Jinping, President of China.
Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister 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.

 

2013 News Headlines and Major Events:

(Wikipedia)
January 11 – The French military begins operations in the Northern Mali conflict against Islamists.
February 12 – North Korea conducts its third underground nuclear test, prompting tightened sanctions by the international community.
February 15 – A meteor explodes over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring 1,491 people and damaging over 4,300 buildings. It is the most powerful meteor to strike Earth’s atmosphere in over a century. The incident, along with a coincidental flyby of an asteroid, prompts international concern regarding the vulnerability of the planet to meteor strikes.
February 28 – Benedict XVI resigns as Pope, the first to do so since Gregory XII in 1415, and the first to do so voluntarily since Celestine V in 1294.
March 13 – Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the 266th pope, taking the name Francis.He is the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from the Americas, and the first pope from the Southern Hemisphere.
March 24 – 2012–2013 Central African Republic conflict: Central African Republic President François Bozizé is overthrown after he flees to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the onset of the rebels capture the nation’s capital.
March 27 – Canada becomes the first country to withdraw from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
April 15 – Two bombs explode at the Boston Marathon, in Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States, killing 3 and injuring 264 others.
April 24 – An eight-story commercial building collapses in Savar Upazila near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, resulting 1,127 deaths, 2,500 injured and scores more trapped. The accident is the world’s deadliest structural collapse and the third worst industrial disaster in history.
April 30 – Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates, and Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, ascends the throne as King of the Netherlands. He is the first king of the Netherlands since the death of his great-great-grandfather William III in 1890.
June 6 – American Edward Snowden discloses operations engaged by a US government mass surveillance program to news publications and flees the country, later being granted temporary asylum in Russia.
June 14–30 – Flash floods and landslides in the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh kill more than 5,700 people and trap more than 20,000.
July 3 – Amid mass protests across Egypt, President Mohamed Morsi is deposed in a military coup d’état, leading to widespread violence.
July 22 – Duchess Catherine and Prince William welcome son Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. Prince George weighed in at 8lbs. 6oz. at birth.
August 21 – Chemical attack in Syria kills 1429 people, 426 being children according to US government assessments. (BBC)
October 1 – The United States federal government entered a shutdown after Congress failed to enact regular appropriations or a continuing resolution for the 2014 fiscal year.
November 8 – Typhoon Haiyan “Yolanda”, one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record, hits the Philippines and Vietnam, causing devastation with at least 6,149 dead.

 

2013 Pop Culture:

January 11– Duchess Kate starts to venture out after pregnancy announcement.
January 13– Amy Poehler and Tina Fey host Golden Globes Awards and poke fun of Taylor Swifts dating habits.
January 21– President Barack Obama is inaugurated into the presidential office for his second term.
January 30– John Mayer opens up to Rolling Stone Magazine about relationship with Katy Perry.
February 3– Beyonce headlines the Superbowl halftime show.
February 19– Fergie and Josh Duhamel announce their pregnant.
February 24– Jennifer Lawrence trips up the stairs on her way to accept an Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.
April 15– Two bombs go off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, MA.
April 19– Reese Witherspoon gets arrested for disorderly conduct after her husband is pulled over for drinking and driving.
April 19– Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kris Humphries is finalized.
June 5– Paris Jackson(the late Michael Jackson’s daughter) was rushed to the hospital for possible suicide attempt.
June 13– Only known Anne Frank video resurfaces courtesy of the Anne Frank House.
June 15– Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcome baby girl North West.
June 19 – James Gandolfini, 51, dies of a heart attack in Rome, Italy. He was best known for his role as Tony Soprano in the HBO hit series The Sopranos.
June 30 – Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson welcome son Ace Knute.
July 13 – Glee star Cory Monteith, 31, is found dead in Vancouver hotel room. He battled addiction in his teens and ended up dying from a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol.
August 25 – Miley Cyrus twerks her way into news headlines by dancing nasty with Robin Thicke and a foam finger on stage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
August 28 – Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones separate.
October 11 – Minnesota Vikings football star Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son dies after allegedly beaten by the mother’s boyfriend.
November 30 – Actor Paul Walker, 40, dies in a car crash after attending an event for his Reach Out Worldwide charity. He was most known for his role as Brian O’Conner in The Fast and the Furious film series.
December – Pope Francis named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013.
December 5 – Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95 after a prolonged respiratory infection. He was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
December 13 – Khloe Kardashian files for divorce from Lamar Odom after four years of marriage.
December 19 – A&E suspends Phil Robertson from hit television series Duck Dynasty because of anti-gay comments he made in an interview. The network later decides to resume filming the 2014 season with the whole Robertson family, including Phil.

 

2013 Science:

(Wikipedia)
January 2 – A study by Caltech astronomers reports that the Milky Way Galaxy contains at least one planet per star, resulting in approximately 100–400 billion exoplanets. The study, based on planets orbiting the star Kepler-32, suggests that planetary systems may be the norm around stars in our galaxy.
May 15 – In a study published in Nature, Oregon Health & Science University researchers describe the first creation of human embryonic stem cells by cloning.
November 28 – Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) passes to within 1,800,000 kilometres (1,100,000 miles) of the Sun and will be visible during the day to the naked eye from Earth.
November 28 – Planned launch of the Indian Mars probe Mangalyaan.
December 14 – Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 3, carrying the Yutu rover, becomes the first spacecraft to “soft”-land on the Moon since 1976 and the third ever robotic rover to do so.