Welcome to the year 2010!
Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2010. 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 2010:
2010 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):
Gallon of Milk~ $3.06
Dozen Eggs~ $2.65
Loaf of bread~ $1.60
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 44 cents
New Car Price~ $29,217
Gallon of Gas~ $2.70
Movie Ticket~ $7.89
Price of new house~ $225,000
2010 Top Celebrities:
Robert Downey Jr.
2010 Top Music Albums:
Recovery – Eminem
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Speak Now – Taylor Swift
My World 2.0 – Justin Bieber
The Gift – Susan Boyle
The Fame Monster – Lady GaGa
Soldier of Love – Sade
Thank Me Later – Drake
Raymond V. Raymond – Usher
Animal – KE$HA
2010 Top Television Shows:
2010 Top Movies:
2010 Top Books:
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire – Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Stieg Larsson
Decision Points – George W. Bush
The Last Song – Nicholas Sparks
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth – Jeff Kinney
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
Dear John – Nicholas Sparks
The Help – Kathryn Stockett
Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
2010 Top Fashion Trends:
• Bold lip color
• Ombre or pixie hair
• Lace and florals
• Hint of skin
• ‘Boyfriend’ jeans, blazer, cardigan, etc.
• Faux fur
• Animal print; leopard, zebra, etc.
2010 World Leaders:
President Barack Obama – USA
Prime Minister David Cameron – UK
Prime Minister Stephen Harper – Canada
Kim Jong Il – North Korea
President Hu Jintao – China
Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy – France
President Horst Kohler – Germany
President Dmitry Medvedev- Russia
Mahmoud Ahmajinedad – Iran
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi – Italy
Hamid Karzai – Afghanistan
2010 Major Events:
Haiti Earthquake: On January 12, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook Port-au-Prince, Haiti, toppling buildings and destroying most of the country’s infrastructure.
iPad Launched: On January 27th, after months of speculation, Apple Inc. CEO, Steve Jobs, unveiled the company’s first tablet computer, the iPad.
Airport Security – Full Body Scanners: On March 15, the TSA began testing new body scanners at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The scanners show a full body X-ray through clothing, and is meant to check for metallic and non-metallic threats including explosives.
Heath Care Reform: On March 23, after months of debate, President Obama signed into law the the one of the most sweeping pieces of social legislation ever passed by Congress. It ensured medical coverage for almost all Americans. The legality of the law was challenged in several states.
Iceland Volcano: On April 14, Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted for a second time, causing a massive plume of smoke and ash. In just one week the cloud had forced the cancellation of 95,000 flights over Europe.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: On April 20, The Deepwater Horizon, an offshore floating oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and forcing other workers onto life boats. The explosion set off a three month oil leak that reached American shores in Louisiana, Missisippi, Alabama and Florida.
Financial Reform: On July 21, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The measure was the most sweeping financial reform in the U.S. since the 1930s.
Wikileaks Releases War Documents: On July 25, the website Wikileaks releases thousands of classified military intelligence documents dating from 2004-2009.
Chilean Miner Rescue: On October 13, after nearly 70 days trapped below the earth in a Chilean mine, 33 miners were rescued through a tiny capsule taken like an elevator up a narrow shaft.
GOP Win Midterm Elections: On November 2, a GOP tide rolled through Washington as Republicans won full control of the House and picked up six seats in the Senate. The “Tea Party” movement was a major influence in the elections. Most called the sweeping change a statement against the Obama agenda, including health care and rising deficit. Nancy Pelosi lost her position as House speaker.
Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
2010 Pop Culture:
Jan 22 – Conan O’Brien’s last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.
Feb 7 – Super Bowl XLIV; New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first super bowl.
Early in 2010, Bullock received the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy in ‘The Blind Side’. Only to go through a bitter divorce with reality-star Jesse James.
Sep 17 – The 54 year run of the soap opera As the World Turns ends as its final episode is broadcast.
Oct 6 – Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in MLB Postseason History during Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Cincinnati Reds.
July 8 – audiotapes of actor Mel Gibson’s rants at his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva leaked online.
November 16 – London, England, the new ‘Royal Couple’ announced their wedding plans to the world.
November 23 – Bristol Palin, the daughter of Sarah Palin, reached the finale of “Dancing With The Stars.” Critics thought she was getting disproportionate support from Tea Party members.
After 11 years of marriage, Courteney Cox and David Arquette have separated. The two still remain the best of friends and keep as responsible parents to their daughter, 6-year-old daughter, Coco Riley Arquette
2010 Technology and Science:
3D Television & Movies
Google’s Android Mobile Platform
Check-Ins (FourSquare, Facebook Places, etc)
Microsoft Kinect (no controller gaming)
-Dec 8th – With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
-Treating genetic code as software, bioengineers at the J. Craig Venter Institute created the first self-replicating, synthetically designed life in May.
-A new analysis of leftover radiation from the Big Bang suggests the universe was recycled over and over again.
-By taking chromosomes from one zygote — the single cell formed when sperm and egg fuse — and putting them into a zygote stripped of chromosomes but still containing mitochondria, British researchers produced an embryo with genetic contributions from three parents.
-An extrasolar planet that could support liquid water finally showed itself in September.
-HIV Microbicide Discovered. At long last, there’s an HIV drug that seems to work