The World on the Way to “600/600”

blog_Kostopoulos 600-600As you already know, Penguins captain Tom Kostopoulos played in his 600th AHL game on Sunday, making him the fourth player in history to participate in 600 NHL and 600 AHL contests.

He’s played in 1230 total games in his professional career that has spanned 17 years. Over all that time, the world has seen its fair share of Kostopoulos goals, checks, fights, and such, but there’s been much more at work in pop culture during his career.

Here’s a year-by-year breakdown  of some notable happenings around the world as “T.K.” was chugging towards his 600/600 Club membership.

 

BILLBOARD NO. 1 SONGS

Cher1999 – “Believe” by Cher

2000 – “Breathe” by Faith Hill

2001 – “Hanging By A Moment” by Lifehouse

2002 – “How You Remind Me” by Nickelback

2003 – “In Da Club” by 50 Cent

2004 – “Yeah!” by Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris

Irreplaceable Beyoncé.png2005 – “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey

2006 – “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter

2007 – “Irreplaceable” by Beyoncé

2008 – “Low” by Flo Rida feat. T-Pain

2009 – “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyed Peas

2010 – “TiK ToK” by Ke$ha

Uptown Funk Mark Ronson2011 – “Rolling In The Deep” – Adele

2012 – “Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye

2013 – “Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

2014 – “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

2015 – “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

 

TOP GROSSING FILMS

Star Wars Ep11999 – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

2000 – How The Grinch Stole Christmas

2001 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

2002 – Spider-Man

2003 – Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2004 – Shrek 2

The Dark Knight.jpg2005 – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

2006 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

2007 – Spider-Man 3

2008 – The Dark Knight

2009 – Avatar

2010 – Toy Story 3

Star Wars Ep72011 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Pt. 2)

2012 – The Avengers

2013 – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

2014 – American Sniper

2015 – Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

 

TIME MAGAZINE PERSON OF THE YEAR

TIME Bush1999 – Jeffrey P. Bezos

2000 – George W. Bush

2001 – Rudolph Guliani

2002 – Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley, and Sherron Watkins

2003 – “The American Soldier”

2004 – George W. Bush

TIME Putin2005 – Bono, Bill Gates, and Melinda Gates

2006 – “You”

2007 – Vladimir Putin

2008 – Barack Obama

2009 – Ben Bernanke

2010 – Mark Zuckerberg

TIME Francis2011 – “The Protester

2012 – Barack Obama

2013 – Pope Francis

2014 – “Ebola Fighters

2015 – Angela Merkel

 

GALLON OF UNLEADED REGULAR GASOLINE

1999 – $1.17 per gallon

Gas Pump2000 – $1.51 per gallon

2001 – $1.46 per gallon

2002 – $1.36 per gallon

2003 – $1.59 per gallon

2004 – $1.88 per gallon

2005 – $2.30 per gallon

2006 – $2.59 per gallon

2007 – $2.80 per gallon

2008 – $3.27 per gallon

2009 – $2.35 per gallon

2010 – $2.79 per gallon

2011 – $3.53 per gallon

2012 – $3.64 per gallon

2013 – $3.53 per gallon

2014 – $3.37 per gallon

2015 – $2.45 per gallon

 

CLEVELAND BROWNS WEEK 1 STARTING QUARTERBACKS

Jeff Garcia (getty images David Maxwell)

1999 – Ty Detmer

2000 – Tim Couch

2001 – Tim Couch

2002 – Kelly Holcomb

2003 – Kelly Holcomb

2004 – Jeff Garcia

2005 – Trent DilferBrady Quinn

2006 – Charlie Frye

2007 – Charlie Frye

2008 – Derek Anderson

2009 – Brady Quinn

2010 – Jake Delhomme

Brandon Weeden2011 – Colt McCoy

2012 – Brandon Weeden

2013 – Brandon Weeden

2014 – Brian Hoyer

2015 – Josh McCown

 

 

sources: BoxOfficeMojo.com, U.S. Department of Labor, pro-football-reference.com
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