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  • Major Events of 2017


    • Donald Trump Inaugurated
    • Catalan Independence Referendum

    Sports in 2017

    MLB: World Series

    • Houston Astros win 4-3 against the Los Angeles Dodgers
      • Game 1: Houston 1 at Los Angeles 3
      • Game 2: Houston 7 at Los Angeles 6
      • Game 3: Los Angeles 5 at Houston 3
      • Game 4: Los Angeles 6 at Houston 2
      • Game 5: Los Angeles 12 at Houston 13
      • Game 6: Houston 1 at Los Angeles 3
      • Game 7: Houston 5 at Los Angeles 1

    NFL: Super Bowl LI

    • New England Patriots win 34-28 against the Atlanta Falcons
      • Super Bowl Box Score: New England.....0 3 6 19 6 - 34 Atlanta...............0 21 7 0 0 - 28

    (Note: Similar breakdowns can be added for other sports)

    Popular Songs

    • "Shape of You" - Ed Sheeran
    • "Despacito" - Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber
    • "That's What I Like" - Bruno Mars
    • "Humble." - Kendrick Lamar
    • "Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

    Popular Movies

    • Get Out
    • Wonder Woman
    • The Shape of Water
    • Dunkirk
    • Blade Runner 2049
    • It
    • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    89th Academy Awards

    • Best Picture: Moonlight
    • Best Director: Damien Chazelle for La La Land
    • Best Actor: Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
    • Best Actress: Emma Stone - La La Land
    • Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
    • Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis - Fences

    Grammy Awards

    • Record of the Year: "24K Magic" - Bruno Mars
    • Song of the Year: "That's What I Like" - Bruno Mars
    • Album of the Year: 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
    • Best New Artist: Alessia Cara

    Nobel Prizes

    • Peace: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
    • Physiology or Medicine: Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm
    • Physics: Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne for their decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves
    • Chemistry: Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution
    • Literature: Kazuo Ishiguro for novels of great emotional force
    • Economic Sciences: Richard H. Thaler for his contributions to behavioral economics

    Pulitzer Prizes

    • Public Service: The New York Times and The Washington Post for their coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
    • Breaking News Reporting: The staff of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat for coverage of the wildfires in California.
    • Investigative Reporting: Eric Eyre of The Charleston Gazette-Mail for reporting on the opioid crisis.
    • Explanatory Reporting: The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy, and The Miami Herald for the Panama Papers investigation.
    • Local Reporting: The staff of The Salt Lake Tribune for reporting on the mistreatment of sexual assault victims at Brigham Young University.
    • National Reporting: David A. Fahrenthold of The Washington Post for his reporting on President Trump's philanthropy.
    • International Reporting: The staff of The New York Times for reporting on the Philippines' war on drugs.
    • Feature Writing: C.J. Chivers of The New York Times for a feature on a Marine's postwar descent into violence.
    • Commentary: Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal for columns during the 2016 presidential campaign.
    • Criticism: Hilton Als of The New Yorker for theatre reviews.
    • Editorial Writing: Art Cullen of The Storm Lake Times for editorials on corporate agricultural interests.
    • Editorial Cartooning: Jim Morin of the Miami Herald.
    • Breaking News Photography: Daniel Berehulak, freelance photographer, for photos of the Philippines' drug war.
    • Feature Photography: E. Jason Wambsgans of the Chicago Tribune for a photo essay on a child who survived a shooting.