2014 Pop-Culture Recap

From record breaking album drops, to the deaths of beloved actors, it is safe to say that 2014 was a big year in pop-culture. Here are some of the things that happened throughout the year.

Winter: Sochi, Russia hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics this past year. Russia, the United States, and Norway lead the rankings with the most medals won overall.  February 2, the Seattle Seahawks played, and won against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the halftime show in an unforgettable performance.

Spring: Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Oscars on March 2, and organized one of the most shared photo’s (more specifically, selfie’s), of all time. The picture included DeGeneres herself, as well as stars like Angelina Jolie, Bradley Cooper, Lupita Nyong’o, and many more. On March 8, Malaysian Airlines flight 370 went missing over the Indian Ocean and has yet to be found.

Summer: From June 12 to July 13 FIFA 2014 took place in Rio de Janeiro. Germany’s national team took the World Cup after a month of matches against some of the best players in the world. On August 11, people everywhere lost one of their favorite actors and comedian, Robin Williams. Williams was 63, and died in his home in Paradise Cay, California.

Fall: On October 23, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported the first contracted case of Ebola in the United States. After six people contracted the virus, by November 11, the United States was free of any cases. In the week of October 27, Taylor Swift released her album “1989”, selling 1.287 million copies, making her the first artist to sell three albums that sold over 1 million copies in its first week. The United States turned red, well, at least our government did. In the 2014 midterm elections, 51% of Americans voted in favor of the Republican Party. The Republican Party now holds majority of the Senate and the House of Representatives.