- Average US yearly income was $46,326
- Gas cost $3.18.
- Average US house was $297,000.
- Average UK house was £------.
- Israel forces its settlers out of the Gaza Strip as part of the peace settlement.
- Syria withdraw the last of its troops from Lebanon
- France President Chirac declares a national state of emergency to quell civil unrest in Paris.
- In Kygyzstan protests over flawed elections force President to flee and later resign.
- Pope John Paul II dies.
- Iran elect a hard-liner, Ahmadinejad, as President. He immediately declares Iran will seek nuclear weapons.
- IRA announces it is officially ending its campaign for a united Ireland.
- Some, not all, watched Brad and Jennifer split and Brad and Angelina hitch up.
- The Xbox 360 goes on sale.
- We go crazy buying digital copies of tunes.
- NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft blasted a hole in a comet - for real.
- We witnessed the Revenge of the Sith.
- More stunning special effect in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
- Brokeback Mountain was the date movie of the year.