The Goblet of Fire is released and immediately breaks UK box office records. Harry Potter is back at Hogwarts, this time in the exciting Triwizard Tournament.
This looks like something from Potter, but actually existed. The remains of a giant crocodile that ruled the oceans 140m years ago was discovered in Chile.
A wind-up laptop that costs under $100 (£58) is launched by the United Nations, in a bid to help educate kids in poor and developing countries.
And ultra keen gamers in the US queued up to be the first to get their hands on the new Xbox 360.
Pop queen Madonna stormed the charts with her single Hung Up - with five weeks at the top of the download chart, and two weeks at number one in both the single and album charts.
Green Day carried off best album and best rock act at the MTV Europe Awards. Coldplay also won two awards - best song and best UK and Ireland act.
Soccer legend George Best died, aged 59. Fans paid tribute to the Northern Ireland and Manchester United player whose natural talent made him popular on and off the pitch.
Rioting broke out in some of France's poorest areas, starting in Paris, where people felt they were not getting a fair deal. More than 5,000 cars were set on fire over two weeks.