Sunday, October 11, 2009

The coolest people in the world, by year, since 1903 (5 of 5)

1987: Sean Connery – Stars in the Untouchables, for which he receives an Academy Award
1988: N.W.A. – Release their infamous album, Straight Outta Compton
1989: Tank Man – Stands in front of four oncoming tanks during the Tiananmen Square Massacre
1990: Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta – Star in the crime drama Goodfellas
1991: Nirvana – Release their breakthrough album, Nevermind
1992: Michael Jordan – Wins his second consecutive NBA championship, as well as an Olympic gold medal as part of the “Dream Team”
1993: Snoop Doggy Dogg – Releases his debut album, Doggystyle
1994: Michael Schumacher – Wins his first Formula One World Championship
1995: Tom Hanks – Wins his second Academy Award for Best Actor in as many years for Forrest Gump, stars in Apollo 13 and voices the character Woody in Toy Story
1996: Tupac Shakur – Releases his biggest selling album, All Eyez on Me, and is murdered
1997: Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet – Star in Titanic
1998: John Glenn – Returns to space at 77 years old
1999: Kevin Spacey – Stars in his Academy Award winning role in American Beauty
2000: Radiohead – Release their highly experimental album, Kid A
2001: The Strokes – Release their highly touted debut album, Is This It
2002: Tom Brady – Wins his first Super Bowl
2003: The cast of Lord of the Rings – Appear in the final movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy
2004: The Boston Red Sox – Win their first World Series since 1918
2005: Bloc Party – Release their debut album, Silent Alarm
2006: Daniel Craig – Appears in Casino Royale playing the role of James Bond
2007: Boise State Broncos – Upset the Oklahoma Sooners in overtime to win the Fiesta Bowl
2008: Barack Obama – Is elected President of the United States
2009: Silvio Berlusconi - Makes a never-ending stream of awesome quotes, and seems to be in the news more than anyone, ever

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