Year 2016 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

2016 Cost of Things, World Leaders, Headlines, Trends

 updated 2/12/2017 with complete 2016 info

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

Gallon of Milk~ $3.19 (bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~  $2.08 (bls.gov)
Loaf of bread (1lb)~ $1.42 (bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 47 cents
New Car Price (light vehicles)~ $34,300  (Kelley Blue Book kbb.com)
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $1.95 (bls.gov)
Movie Ticket~ $8.66 (Boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $288,000 (Census.gov)
Median Household Income~ $57,617 (Census.gov)
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:

(Wikipedia.com)
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

 

2016 Top Technology:

(Wikipedia.com, Google.com, & pcadvisor.co.uk)
~Televisions~
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.)
LG G5
Google Pixel and Nexus 6P 
~Wearable Technology~
Apple Watch
Fitbit
~Tablets & Readers~
Apple iPad Pro 9.7Mini 4
Google Pixel C
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
~Online Social Communities~
Google +
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
Snapchat
Tinder
LinkedIn
~Video~
YouTube
Skype
Vimeo
~Game systems~
Xbox One S 2TBSOne
Xbox 360
Playstation 4 Pro43, and 2
Nintendo Wii and Wii U
~Other~
3D Printers
Drones
Hoverboards
Self Lacing Shoes
~Automobiles~
Electric, hybrid, and self driving cars

 

2016 Front-page newspaper. Commemorate the events of 2016. 2016 Headlines, trends, cost of living, world leaders.

 

2016 Top Celebrities:

(People.com and TMZ.com)
Prince
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:

(Google.com)
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:

(Wikipedia.com)
Super Bowl: The Denver Broncos win 24-10 against the Carolina Panthers
Daytona 500: Denny Hamlin
The Kentucky Derby: 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:

(Billboard.com 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:

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

2016 Top Movies:

(boxofficemojo.com)
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
Allegiant
Batman vs. Superman
The Boss
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Sing
Hidden Figures
La La Land

Scrapbook. Baby book. Finish that Damn baby book! World Around Me page. Annual Headlines. World Leaders. Cost of Living. Trends. Pop culture.

2016 Top Books:

(amazon.com)
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
Girraffes 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:

(Google.com)
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
Beards
Lumberjack look for men
Bow ties

2016 World Population:

(worldometers.info)
7,321,500,000 and counting…

2016 Major Events and Headlines:

(Wikipedia.com)
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–present – 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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2016 Pop Culture:

(Wikipedia.com & People.com)
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.
Sept 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:

(Wikipedia.com, livescience.com, iflscience.com)
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”.
~Tesla brings autopilot feature to its fleet of automobiles.


 

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Year 2015 {Baby Book & Journal Filler}

Year In Review 2015

2015 Printable

2015 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):
Gallon of Milk~ $3.75 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~ $2.11 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
Loaf of bread~ $1.48 (Bureau of Labor Statistics bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 49 cents
New Car Price~ $ 32,495 (Kelley Blue Book kbb.com)
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $2.89 (Statista.com)
Movie Ticket~ $8.34 (Boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $294,300 (Census.gov)
Median Household Income~ $56,516 (Census.gov)
Minimum Wage~ Lowest $7.25 in multiple states. 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:
(Wikipedia.com, Google.com, & Techradar.com)
  Smart phones:
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Plus
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
HTC One M9
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
LG G4
Nexus 6P
   Tablets & Readers:
Apple Ipad Air2
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
iPad Mini 2 and 3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
   Televisions: 
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 +
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
Snapchat
Tinder
LinkedIn
   Video:
YouTube
Break
Metacafe
Dailymotion
Skype
Vimeo
   Game systems:
Xbox One
Xbox 360
Playstation 43, and 2
Nintendo Wii and Wii U
   Other:
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.

2015 Top Celebrities:
(People.com and TMZ.com)
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 The World Around Me info. World Leaders. Cost of Living. Headlines. Trends. Import to Digital Photo Book or Print to Baby Book.
Click to import to digital photo book or print for baby book.

2015 Top Athletes:
(Google.com)
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:
(Wikipedia.com)
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:
(Billboard.com)
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

 

2015 Top Television Shows:
(rottentomatoes.com)
Better Call Saul
Fargo
The Americans
Mad Men
Catastrophe
Deutschland 83
The Knick
Game of Thrones
Master of None
Marvel’s Daredevil
Justified
Mr. Robot
The Leftovers
Jane the Virgin
Review
Veep
You’re the Worst
Rectify
Manhattan
Orange is the New Black
The Affair
Empire
The Voice
The Bachelor
Homeland
The Good Wife
NCIS
Criminal Minds
CSI
Chicago Fire
Shark Tank

 

2015 Top Movies:
(boxofficemojo.com)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jurassic World
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Inside Out
Furious 7
Minions
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
The Martian
Spectre
Mission: Impossible –Rogue Nation
Pitch Perfect 2
Ant-Man
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
Chappie

Scrapbook. Baby book. Finish that Damn baby book! World Around Me page. Annual Headlines. World Leaders. Cost of Living. Trends. Pop culture.

2015 Top Books:
(goodreads.com)
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:
(Google.com)
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:
(worldometers.info)
7,394,358,500 and counting…

 

2015 World Leaders:
(Wikipedia.com)
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:
(Wikipedia.com)
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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2015 Pop Culture:
(Wikipedia.com & USMagazine.com)
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:
(Wikipedia.com)
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.

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