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  • Major Events of 2009

     

    Sports

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    • MLB: 2009 World Series
      New York Yankees win 4-2 against the Philadelphia Phillies

    - Oct 28& x2026; Philadelphia 6 at New York 1

    - Oct 29& x2026; Philadelphia 1 at New York 3

    - Oct 31& x2026; New York 8 at Philadelphia 5

    - Nov 1& x2026;New York 7 at Philadelphia 4

    - Nov 2& x2026; New York 6 at Philadelphia 8

    -Nov 4& x2026; Philadelphia  3 at New York 7

    • NFL: Super Bowl XLIII
      Pittsburgh Steelers win 27-23 against the Arizona Cardinals

    -Super Bowl Box Score:
    Pittsburgh& x2026; 3 14 3 7= 27

    Arizona& x2026;& x2026;0 7 0 16= 23

    Professional Golf
    Men's Majors winners

    - The Masters: Angel Cabrera& x2026; 68-68-69-71=276

    - US Open: Lucas Glover& x2026; 67-65-70-76=278

    - British Open: Stewart Cink& x2026; 4-3-4-3=14 in the playoffs

    - PGA Championship: Yang Yong-eun& x2026;73& 150;70& 150;67& 150;70=280

    Women's Majors winners
    - Kraft Nabisco Championship: Brittany Lincicome& x2026; 66-74-70-69= 279

    - US Women's Open: Eun-Hee Ji& x2026;284
    - LPGA Championship: Anna Nordqvist& x2026;273
    - Weetabix Women's British Open: Catriona Matthew& x2026;285

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    Popular Songs

    1 Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow
    2 Lady Gaga Poker Face
    3 Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis Just Dance
    4 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
    5 Taylor Swift Love Story
    6 Flo Rida Right Round
    7 Jason Mraz I'm Yours
    8 Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    9 Kanye West Heartless
    10 All-American Rejects Gives You Hell

    Popular Movies

    • 1. Avatar Fox $2,749,064,328[2]
      2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Warner Bros. $934,416,487
      3. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Fox / Blue Sky $886,686,817
      4. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Paramount / DreamWorks $836,303,693
      5. 2012 Columbia $769,679,473
      6. Up Disney / Pixar $731,342,744
      7. The Twilight Saga: New Moon Summit $709,711,008
      8. Sherlock Holmes Warner Bros. $524,028,679
      9. Angels & Demons Columbia / Imagine $485,930,816
      10. The Hangover Warner Bros. / Legendary $467,483,912

       

     

    50th Grammy Awards

    • Record of the Year: “Please Read the Letter”- Robert Plant and Allison Kraus
    • Song of the Year: “Viva la Vida”- Coldplay
    • Album of the Year: River: Raising Sand- Robert Plant and Allison Kraus
    • Best New Artist: Adele

     

     

    76th Academy Awards

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        • Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
        • Best Director: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
        • Best actor in a leading role: Sean Penn for Milk
        • Best actress in a leading role: Kate Winslet for The Reader
        • Best actor in a supporting role: Heath Ledger for Dark Knight
        • Best actress in a supporting role: Penelope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona

     

    Nobel Prizes

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    • •  Peace: Barack H. Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”

      •  Physiology or Medicine: Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak "for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase"

      •  Economic Sciences: Elinor Ostrom "for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons"

      •  Chemistry: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome"

      •  Literature: Herta Müller "who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    • • Public Service: The Washington Post
      • Breaking News Reporting: Staff of The Washington Post
      • Investigative Reporting: Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker, The New York Times; Staff of Chicago Tribune
      • Explanatory Reporting: Amy Harmon, New York Times
      • Local Reporting: David Umhoefer, Milwaukee Journal
      • National Reporting: Jo Becker and Barton Gellman, The Washington Post
      • International Reporting: Steve Fainaru, The Washington Post
      • Feature Writing: Gene Weingarten, The Washington Post
      • Commentary: Steven Pearlstein, The Washington Post
      • Criticism: Mark Feeny, The Boston Globe
      • Editorial Writing: no award
      • Editorial Cartooning: Micahel Ramierz, Investor’s Business Daily
      • Breaking News Photography: Adrees Ltif, Reuters
      • Feature Photography: Preston Gannaway, Concord (NH) Monitor
      • Fiction: The Brief Wondorus Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
      • Drama: “August: Osage County”, Tracy Letts
      • History: "What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848" by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford University Press)
      • Biography or Autobiography: "Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father" by John Matteson (W. W. Norton)
      • Poetry: Time and Materials by Robert Hass (Ecco/HarperCollins) and Failure by Philip Schultz (Harcourt)
      • General Nonfiction: The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedländer (HarperCollins)
      Music: "The Little Match Girl Passion" by David Lang