1. Whitney Houston. The superstar of records and films died at age 48, in her room at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
2. Gangnam Style. Psy performs onstage during Hot 99.5’s Jingle Ball 2012, presented by Charleston Alexander Diamond Importers, at The Patriot Center on December 11, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
5. Diablo 3. Gil and Geri of Leesang attend the 'Diablo 3' Launching event at Wangsimni Bitplex on May 14, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea.
Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the naming ceremony and service of dedication of the Hereford Endeavour. This was their first official duty after becoming engaged.
7. Olympics 2012. Japan competes in the Women's Teams Synchronised Swimming Free Routine final in the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 10, 2012 in London, England.
8. Amanda Todd. The 15 year old was found dead by suicide in a Port Coquitlam home in October - five weeks after posting the YouTube video outlining the abuse she endured both online and in person.
9. Michael Clark Duncan. Duncan died Sept. 3 in Los Angeles.
10. BBB12. Brazilian Big Brother.