29 Magazine Covers And Newspaper Front Pages Show What Life Was Like In 2013

From Cyrus to Syria.

2. President Obama is named Time magazine’s person of the year and his second inauguration is held.

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3. Beyoncé sings at the inauguration, but she’s actually faking it.

5. The Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII 34-31 over the San Francisco 49ers.

Sports Illustrated

6. Beyoncé sings at the Super Bowl, but for real this time.

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7. Snapchat blows up and says 60 million photos are sent a day through the app.

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9. “Harlem Shake” goes No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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10. The papal inauguration of Pope Francis is held.

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11. Justin Bieber’s monkey was taken into custody in Germany.

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He also did a lot of other things too this year. The above cover is from a November issue of The Hollywood Reporter where Bieber says he doesn’t “give a f—-” about his haters.

14. Two pressure cooker bombs go off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three.

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17. A tornado strikes Moore, Okla., killing more than two dozen.

19. The Guardian publishes an interview with former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, identifying him as the source of leaks about the government’s top secret surveillance programs.

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20. Woman has baby.


21. The Supreme Court strikes down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and let a lower-court ruling that California’s Proposition 8 was unconstitutional stand.

Newsweek / Via

23. A Florida jury finds George Zimmerman not guilty of charges in connection with the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

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24. Woman has baby.


28. Dennis Rodman travels to North Korea for the second time in 2013 and visits with Kim Jong Un.

Sports Illustrated

29. Gallup releases a poll showing 57% of college graduates are in a job that doesn’t require a college degree.


Plenty of other statistics were released this year that might make millennials outraged. The above cover is from a May issue of Time that states millennials have higher rates of narcissistic personality disorder than their elders.

30. President Obama asks Congress to delay a vote on whether to authorize military strikes against Syria.

The New Yorker

31. Former Rep. Anthony Weiner loses his New York City mayoral bid with 4.9% of the vote.

The New Yorker

33. The Affordable Care Act federal exchange website launches.

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34. The federal government shuts down for 16 days.

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36. Twitter goes public.

Bloomberg Businessweek

37. Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in theaters, making $110.1 million, a Thanksgiving week box office record.

Entertainment Weekly

39. One Direction becomes the first group to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its first three albums.

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40. Britney Spears begins her two-year Las Vegas residency.

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41. And also this year, there was this:


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