Richard Hatch won the first ever season of Survivor, which was also the most popular show of the year.
NSYNC became the biggest boy band in the world.
Maude Flanders was killed off on ‘The Simpsons.’
The first flash drives hit the market.
‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ was the biggest movie of the year, making $260,044,825.
Heinz introduced purple and green ketchup…
‘Boy Meets World’ aired its final episode after being on for seven seasons.
Cartoon Network launched its Boomerang network to air old school cartoons.
‘Charlie’s Angels’ was released.
‘The Sims’ was released and had everyone creating fake families.
Julia Roberts was named one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
And Brad Pitt was was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive (rightfully so).
The Nokia 3390 was the coolest cellphone you could have.
Kathie Lee Gifford left ‘Live with Regis and Kathie Lee’ after 15 years.
PlayStation 2 officially went on sale and due to shortages, immediately sold out, with people reselling them on eBay for $1,000.
Faith Hill’s ‘Breathe’ was the biggest song of the year.
MTV started airing ‘Cribs’ and had everybody saying, “This is where the magic happens” every time they walked into their room.
X-Men was released and helped usher in a new era in superhero movies.
Pepsi Twist was released.
Angelina Jolie made headlines when she kissed her brother, James Haven, on the lips.
LimeWire launched and we all gave our computers aids for free music. Worth it.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston tied the knot in a lavish Malibu wedding.
Razor scooters were the most popular toy of the year.
Britney Spears dropped her second album ‘Oops!… I Did It Again.’
And best of all, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint had been cast in the upcoming film ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.’