How Well Do You Remember 2023?

2023: What Even Happened?

2023 has been a wild year. A lot has happened this year and we want to much of it do you remember? Test your memory on events that happened in 2023 with this quiz.  

In 2023...

1. Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2023 is “authentic.”
2. ChaptGPT was launched.
3. “How to Dance in Ohio” the musical opened which marked the first Broadway musical to feature all neurodivergent actors.
4. OceanGate launched a submersible called Titan which tragically imploded.
5. Rihanna performed the Halftime Show at Super Bowl LVII.
6. Elon Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion.
7. Taylor Swift launched the Eras Tour which became the highest-grossing tour of all time.
8. Former president Donald Trump was arrested by New York City county police department.
9. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow lost the ski crash case where she was sued for $300,000.
10. Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy was finally elected as Speaker of the House after 11 ballots.
11. In August, a series of wildfires broke out in Hawaii, predominantly on the island of Maui.
12. ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ won Best Picture at the Oscars.
13. ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ released on the same day, triggering a cultural phenomenon called Barbenheimer.
14. The World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Texas Rangers went to five games.
15. In her viral rap at the BAFTAs, Ariana DeBose claimed that “Octavia Spencer did the thing.”
16. Prince Harry released his memoir titled “Spare.”
17. King Charles III was crowned, nearly 8 months after his mother’s death.
18. ‘Wish’ and ‘Strange World’ were released by Walt Disney Animation Studios.
19. 'Scandoval’ refers to the split between ‘Vanderpump Rules’ stars, Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval.
20. Blue Ivy joined her mother, Beyonce on stage during The Renaissance Tour.
21. Netflix’s password-sharing crackdown came into effect.
22. A spider went viral when it made its red carpet debut at the Met Gala.
23. The Writers Guide of America was on strike for 148 days.
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How did you do? Were you surprised by what you remembered or what you forgot? Let us know your score in the comments and challenge your friends to see what they remember about 2023. We hope that you have a happy New Year and enjoy 2024!