Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2019. 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.
I will be updating this post throughout the year…
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 2019:
2019 Cost of Things (U.S. Averages):
Minimum Wage~ Highest: $13.25 in Washington D.C. &
Lowest: $5.15 in Wyoming & Georgia (ncsl.org)
Gallon of Milk (whole)~ $2.85 (bls.gov)
Dozen Eggs(Large, Grade A)~ $1.60 (bls.gov)
Loaf of bread (1lb)~ $1.29 (bls.gov)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 55 cents (Wikipedia)
New Car Price (Midsize SUV)~ $33,000 (Kelley Blue Book kbb.com)
Regular Unleaded Gallon of Gas~ $2.48 (bls.gov)
Movie Ticket~ $8.83 (Boxofficemojo.com)
Median sales price of new house~ $ TBD (Census.gov)
Median Household Income~ $ TBD
(Census.gov. The data collection method and timeframe (5 year span) was changed in 2017. 2019 data is delayed due to government shutdown.)
2019 World Leaders:
Donald Trump, President of the United States
Rex W. Tillerson, United States Secretary of State
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Xi Jinping, President of China
Akihito, Emporer of Japan
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Pope Francis of Vatican City
Emmanuel Macron, President of France
Ram Nath Kovind, President of India
Reuven Rivlin, President of Isreal
António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
2019 Top Televisions:
2019 Top Smart phones:
2019 Top Wearable Technology:
2019 Top Computer Desktops, Laptops, Tablets & Readers:
2019 Top Online Social Communities:
2019 Top Video Platform:
2019 Top Gaming systems:
2019 Top Tech Gadgets:
2019 Top Automobiles:
2019 Top Celebrities:
(People.com and TMZ.com)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Sterling K. Brown
2019 Top Athletes:
2019 Top Sporting Events:
Super Bowl LIII: Patriots defeat the Rams 13-3
The Kentucky Derby:
Wimbledon: Men’s singles:
Wimbledon: Women’s singles:
FIFA World Cup:
Women’s World Cup:
2019 Top Songs:
(Billboard.com Hot 100)
Without Me ~ Halsey –number 1 in January
7 Rings ~ Ariana Grande —number 1 in February
—number 1 in March
–number 1 in April
—number 1 in May
—number 1 in June
—number 1 in July
—number 1 in August
—number 1 in September
—number 1 in October
—number 1 in November
–number 1 in December
Other Popular Songs in 2019:
Sunflower ~ Post Malone & Swae Lee
2019 Top Television Shows:
(thrillist.com & rottentomatoes.com)
2019 Top Movies:
Aquaman –number 1 in January
Glass –number 1 in February
TBD–number 1 in March
TBD—number 1 in April
TBD—number 1 in May
TBD —number 1 in June
TBD —number 1 in July
TBD —number 1 in August
TBD —number 1 in September
TBD —number 1 in October
TBD —number 1 in November
TBD – number 1 in December
Other popular movies…
2019 Top Books:
The Magnolia Inn ~ Carolyn Brown
Becoming ~ Michelle Obama
The Killer Collective ~ Barry Eisler
Girls of Glass ~ Brianna Labuskes
The Forgotten Hours ~ Katrin Schumann
The Snow Gypsy ~ Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Willpower Doesn’t Work ~ Benjamin Hardy
The Kiss Thief ~ LJ Shen
A Killer’s Mind (Zoe Bentley Mystery Book 1) ~ Mike Omer
Blood for Blood (Ziba MacKenzie Book 1) ~ Victoria Selman
2019 Top Children’s Books:
The Wonky Donky ~ Craig Smith
The Wonderful Things You Will Be ~ Emily Winfield Martin
Big Board First 100 Words ~ Roger Priddy
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and
Friends) ~ Bill Martin Jr. (author) Eric Carle (Illustrator)
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes ~ Eric Litwin
Giraffes Can’t Dance ~ Giles Andreae
2019 Top Fashion and Trends:
Beachy long hair on women
Shoulder-length bob hair on women
Pastel-colored hair and highlights
Skinny jeans and pants with heels or booties
Athletic inspired pieces
Women’s mule shoes
Boho skirts and dresses
Mid-drift baring tops
Yoga Pants, leggings, and patterned running tights
High-waisted pants and shorts for women
Fitted and skinny jeans on men paired with converse
Beards on men
Lumberjack look for men
2019 World Population:
7,550,978,780 and counting…
2019 Top News and Major Events:
January 1 – Jair Bolsonaro begins his four-year term as President of Brazil.
January 1 – Same sex marriage becomes legal is Austria.
January 10 – Venezuela enters a constitutional crisis as Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly declare incumbent President Nicolás Maduro “illegitimate” and start the process of attempting to remove him.
January 19 – A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Tongoy, Coquimbo Region in Chile, causing two deaths and as many as 200,000 people left without power. Despite its moderate magnitude, since it was an intraplate earthquake, it caused some serious damage in La Serena and nearby cities.
January 23 – 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis: thousands of people protest in favor of disputed interim President Juan Guaidó. Several people are killed, and President Maduro severs diplomatic ties with the United States.
January 25 – President Trump signs bill to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations about border security continue.
January 28 – The Justice Department charges Chinese tech firm Huawei with multiple counts of fraud, raising U.S.–China tensions.
February 1 – President Trump confirms that the U.S. will leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty of 1987. The next day, Russia follows suit with suspension of its obligations to the treaty.
February 3 – Pope Francis arrives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, becoming the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula.
2019 Pop Culture:
(Wikipedia.com, People.com, Onthisday.com)
January 6 – Bohemian Rhapsody wins Best Motion Picture in Drama category.
January 9 – World’s richest man and owner of amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, announces he and his wife of 25 years are getting divorced.
January 15 – American actress, singer, and dancer, Carol Channing died at age 97.
February 3 – Rapper 21 Savage was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for overstaying visa.
February 3 – Super Bowl LIII ranked one of the lowest watched in history. Maroon 5 halftime show was ‘mediocre’ according to audience.
(Wikipedia.com, livescience.com, iflscience.com, onthisday.com)
January 1 – Unmanned space probe New Horizons makes a close approach of the Kuiper belt object (KBO) 2014 MU69 at 05:33 UTC.
January 3 – Chinese probe Chang’e 4 becomes the first human-made object to land on the far side of the Moon.