Remembering 2007

By | Jan 1, 2008

1) They Died in 2007.
Brad Delp lead singer for the rock group Boston died on March 9th.

Kitty Carlisle died on April 17 at the age of 96.

Lois Maxwell, who we all fondly remember as Miss Moneypenny died on September 29.

Joey Bishop, the last member of the famed Rat Pack, died on October 17.

Teresa Brewer, who sang Music, Musi, Music in the 60’s, also died on October 17.

Dick Wilson, Don’t Squeeze the Charmin’s Mr. Whipple, died on November 19.

2) Sports Championships:
College Football ended with Florida defeating Ohio State, even though Ohio State returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown.

Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning finally won their Super Bowl defeating the Chicago Bears.

Men’s College Basketball Championship went to Florida who defeated Ohio State. The Woman’s winner was Tennessee with Rutgers losing the game.

In Pro Basketball the San Antonio Spurs won the championship in four games over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Phoenix Mercury, who wasn’t in the 2006 playoffs, won the WNBA Championship over the 2006 Champions Detroit Shock by winning the fifth game of their five game series.

The Hockey season ended with the Anaheim Ducks defeating the Ottawa Senators by winning 4 of the first five games.

The Boston Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies to win the World Series, even though the Rockies went on an incredible late season run to make the playoffs and then won each of their National League series in sweeps to go to their first even World Series.

3) Entertainment
The Grammy for best album of 2006 was awarded in 2007 to The Dixie Chicks for their first CD since their political statements about President Bush.

The Best Picture Oscar went to The Departed.

Helen Mirren won awards for playing both Queen Elizabeth I and II. She won an Oscar for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II and an Emmy for playing Queen Elizabeth I.

4) Events
Even though the national election was nearly 2 years away the race for US president began early in both of the political parties.

The year ended on a sad note for Pakistan when Benazir Bhutto’s life ended on December 27th.

5) Technology
Microsoft finally released their newest Windows Operating System, Vista. It was not the success that they had hoped with many remaining with with older XP systems.

Apple rocked the world by releasing their iPhone. The new touch based cell phone sold only on the AT&T network in the United States, but sold better than anticipated.

Apple also released new iPods, including one that uses many of the same features as the iPhone as well as an upgrade to their computer operating system.

One of Apple’s biggest announcements came just after the first of the year when they announced that they were dropping the world Computer from their name and would be simply Apple, INC.

6) Changing from one year to another is just a way of measuring time. There is nothing special about 2008 that makes it any different than 2007 or even 1908. We all live one day at a time, one minute to the next.

 


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