Sydney hosts the Olympic Games.
US Political events
Hilary Rodham Clinton was elected to the Senate.
Pop culture events
Record/Song of the Year - "I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys
Destiny Child splits and Beyonce goes solo.
American Idol, (the t.v. show), is created.
Superstar Bob Hope dies.
"Shrek 2" was a top movie.
Vera Wang gets the Designer of the Year Award.
Hannah Montana starts showing on Disney Channel.