Notable events:  January 20, Barack Obama was sworn in as our 44th President of the United States of America.  Mr. Obama is the first African American ever to hold this office.

Miracle on the Hudson

Comments or Maybe Not .  .  . Tiger Woods . . . Jon and Kate + 8 . . . 5-year old Shaniya Davis . . . fog seen on Saturn Moon, Titan . . . H1N1 . . . Balloon Boy hoax . . . Chris Brown . . . Sexting . . . Jaycee Dugard . . . Nadya Suleman . . . Susan Boyle . . . Dr. Conrad Murray . . . iPhone3GS and Motorola Droid . . . Panasonic G10 Series Plasma HGTV . . Mo'nique as Mary Jones in Precious . . . Massacre at Fort Hood . . . Bernie Madoff . . . South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford . . . David Letterman . . . Northwest Flight 188 pilots Timothy Cheney and Richard Cole . . .

Some that have passed on this year. . . 

Socks the Cat (February 20) - The official pet cat of the Clinton's lived 20 years

Anne Brown, (March 13) a pure soprano who literally put the Bess in “Porgy and Bess”

Bea Arthur (April 26) Emmy award winning actress/comedienne, star of Maude and Golden Girls tv shows

Chuck Daly (May 9) an American basketball head coach that led the Detroit Pistons to consecutive NBA Championships in 1989 and 1990 and the Dream Team to the men's basketball gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Wayman Tisdale (May 15) was a three-time All-American at Oklahoma in the mid-80's before playing 12 years in the  NBA and then later becoming an accomplished jazz musician.  Died at the age of 44.

Michael Jackson (June 25)
Farrah Fawcett (June 25)

Walter Cronkite (July 17) an American broadcast journalist often cited as "the most trusted man in America"

E. Lynn Harris (July 23), literary pioneer who introduced millions of readers to the "invisible life".  E. Lynn was 54 years old when he died while on a business trip in Los Angeles.  (I miss you E. Lynn)

Gidget The Taco Bell Dog (July 22) famous for his tagline "Yo quiero Taco Bell" was used in a number of television and movie spots, died of a stroke this year.

Naomi Sims (August 1), one of the world's first Black supermodels.   She became an icon of the "Black is Beautiful" movement when she appeared on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal in November 1968.

Les Paul (August 13) inventor, musician and song writer credited with inventing the electric guitar which made rock music possible

Patrick Swayze  (September 14) 

Alaina Reed Hall (December 17) actress best known for her role as Olivia (Gordon's younger sister on Sesame Street) and Rose Lee Holloway on the sitcom 227.

PS   My 50% off etsy sale ends at midnight on the 31st


Rochelle said...

Wow Sherry!! Thanks for the summary! Another year that went by way to quick for me!

Hope to crop with you again in 2010! :)


QueenPam said...

Thanks for sharing you noted a few I had missed passing. May all those who lost loved ones be comforted. Happy New Year!

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a happy and blessed 2010!!!!. Gypsy Purple--Chamara

Nancy said...

thanks for the insightful's hoping for more of the good and less of the bad in the new year!