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Best of the Best in 2021

As we start to wrap up the year and look forward to 2022, let's take a look back at some of the big lists of 2021.

 And after looking back, don't forget to see out 2021 in style.

So, let the lists begin:

Top 10 Boys  Baby Names (Aust) - 2021

1.  Oliver (No 2 in 2020)

2.  Noah (No 1 in 2020)

3.  William
4.  Jack

5.  Leo

6.  Henry

7.  Charlie

8.  Thomas

9.  Lucas

10.  Elijah

 

Top 10 Girls Baby Names (Aust) – 2021

1. Charlotte

2. Amelia

3. Olivia

4.  Isla

5.  Mia

6.  Ava

7.  Grace

8.  Chloe

9.  Willow

10. Matilda

Source: Babycentre.com.au

 

Most Searched Aussie Public Figures – 2021

1.  Cleo Smith

2.  Ash Barty

3.  William Tyrell

4.  Christian Porter

5.  Nadia Bartel

6.  Dominic Perrottet

7.  Nick Kyrgios

8.  Ariarne Titmus

9.  Peter Bol

10. Melissa Caddick

 

Top 10 Google Searches  (Aus) - News – 2021

1. COVID NSW

2. Cleo Smith

3. Queensland COVID update

4. Alec Baldwin

5. Coronavirus Victoria

6. William Tyrrell

7. Bert Newton

8. Christian Porter

9. Afghanistan

10. Melbourne earthquake

 

Top Rating Australian TV  Programs  - 2021

1. Seven Seven’s  AFL:  Grand  Final: Melbourne v. Western Bulldogs

2.  Nine  NRL  Grand  Final  Day  Match: Penrith v South Sydney

3. Seven Seven’s  AFL:  Grand  Final: Presentations

4.  Nine  State  Of  Origin  Rugby  League Qld v NSW First Match

5.  Nine  State  Of  Origin  Rugby  League  Qld  v  NSW  Second Match

6. Seven  Seven’s AFL: Grand Final: On The Ground

7. Nine  NRL Grand Final Day Presentation

8. Nine  The Block Winner Announced

9. Nine  State Of Origin Rugby League Qld v NSW Third Match

10. Ten  Oprah With Meghan & Harry (Source: OzTam, RegionalTam - Olympic Games not included.)

 

30 Famous Australians who died in 2021:

16 January – Chris Murphy, band manager (b. 1954)

23 January - Trisha Noble, singer and actress (b. 1944)

17  February  -  Murray  Weideman,  Collingwood  footballer/coach  (b.  1936)

1 March – Michael Gudinski, music entrepreneur (b. 1952)

15 March - Doug Parkinson, singer (b. 1946) 3 April – Carla Zampatti, fashion designer (born in Italy) (b. 1942) 7 April – Tommy Raudonikis, rugby league player (b. 1950)

16 Apr - Andrew Peacock, Australian politician, (died in US) (b. 1939)

25 April - John Konrads, Olympic swimmer (b. 1942)

11 May - Frank Warrick, Queensland newsreader (b. 1944)

19 May – Johnny Ashcroft, country musician (b. 1927)

23 May - Lorrae Desmond, actress, singer and television presenter (b. 1929) Bob Fulton, rugby league footballer and coach (b. 1947)

26  May  –  Sir  Llew  Edwards,  23rd  Deputy  Premier  of  Queensland  (b.  1935)

11 June - Geoffrey Edelsten, medical entrepreneur (b. 1943)

9  July  –  Jonathan  Coleman,  radio  and  TV  presenter  (born  in  UK)  (b.  1956)

20 July - David Leckie, media executive (b. 1951)

23 July – John Cornell, film producer, actor, comedian and writer (b. 1941)

24 July – Dieter Brummer, actor (b. 1976) 5 August- Reg Gorman, actor (b. 1932) Brian  Henderson,  newsreader and TV host (born in New Zealand) (b. 1931)

15 August - Ernie Sigley, television and radio personality (b. 1938)

23 September – John Elliott, businessman (b. 1941)

13 October – Norm Provan, rugby league player (b. 1931)

29 October – Ashley Mallett, cricketer (b. 1945)

30 October - Alan Davidson, cricketer (b. 1929)

30 October - Bert Newton, TV and radio media personality (b. 1938)

29 November – David Gulpilil, actor and dancer (b. 1953)

5 December – Peter Cundall, horticulturalist  and TV presenter (b. 1927)

 

5 Richest People In The World  - 2021

1. Elon Musk - Age: 50 Residence: Texas Co-founder and CEO: Tesla Net Worth: $278 billion * Times Magazine  Person  of the Year 2021

2.  Jeff  Bezos  -  Age:  57  Residence: Washington Founder/Executive Chair: Amazon Net Worth: $202 billion

3. Bernard Arnault - Age: 72  Residence: Paris, France CEO and Chair: LVMH  Net Worth: $170 billion

4. Bill Gates- Age: 66  Residence: Washington Cofounder: Microsoft Corp. Net Worth: $137 billion

5. Larry Page Age: 48  Residence: California Co-founder : Google Net Worth: $131 billion

 

Top  10  Box Office Movies Domestic  - 2021

1 Shang-Chi  and the Legend of the Ten Rings

2  Venom: Let There Be Carnage

3  Black Widow

4  F9: The Fast Saga

5  A Quiet Place Part II

6  No Time to Die

7  Eternals

8  Free Guy

9  Jungle Cruise

10  Ghostbusters: Afterlife

 

Best Selling Books - Chidren’s Non Fiction - 2021

1. Guinness World Records 2022

2.  Everything  Under The Sun (Molly Oldfield)

3.  Adam  Gilchrist’s  Champions  of  Cricket (Adam Gilchrist and Michael Weldon)

4.  Pokemon:  Super  Extra  DeluxeEssential Handbook

5. Boss Ladies Of Sport (Phillip Marsden)

Courtesy of Dymocks Books

 

Australia’s Top Google Searches  - 2021

1.  NBA

2.  AFL

3.  Australia vs India

4.  NRL

5.  Euro 2021

6.  Wimbledon

7.  Olympic medal tally

8.  COVID NSW

9.  Coinspot

10.  Prince Philip

 

Instagram Accounts With Most Followers -  2021

1.  Cristiano 315 million followers

2.  The Rock 254m

3.  Ariana Grande 252m

4.  Kylie Jenner 249m

5.  Selena Gomez 245m

6.  Kim Kardashian 236m

7.  Leo Messi 233m

8.  Beyonce 194m

9.  Justin Bieber 183m

10. Kendall Jenner 175m

 

Google Most Searched Recipes - 2021

1 Gnocchi recipes

2 Guacamole recipe

3 Curried sausages recipe

4 Anzac biscuits recipe

5 Negroni recipe

6 Lamb shank recipe

7 Brussels sprouts recipes

8 Minestrone soup recipe

9 Rocky Road recipe

10 Tzatziki recipe

 

Google Most Searched Definitions - 2021

1.  Emancipated

2.  Insurrection

3.  Gaslighting

4.  NAIDOC

5.  NFT

6.  Omicron

7.  Frigid

8.  Narcissist

9.  ROC

10.  Sedition

 

Top 10 Best Selling Books - 2021

1. Still Life (Sarah Winman)

2. Apples Never Fall (Liane Moriarty)

3. Love Stories (Trent Dalton)

4. Better Off Dead (Lee Child, Andrew Child)

5. The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music (Dave Grohl)

6. Go Tell The Bees That I’m Gone (Diana Gabaldon)

7. Atlas Of The Heart (Bree Brown)

8. The Incredible Life Of Hubert Wilkins (Peter Fitzsimons)

9. Windswept and Interesting (Billy Connolly)

10. Devotion (Hannah Kent)     (Courtesy of Dymocks Books)

 

Most Googled ‘How to Make - DIY’ (2021)

1. How to make a face mask

2. How to make candles

3. How to make playdough

4. How to make a paper plane

5. How to make a chatterbox

6. How to make a website

7. How to make slime without glue

8. How to make a paper boat

9. How to make fake blood

10. How to make oxygen

 

Top 10 Paid For iphone Apps  - 2021

 1. Procreate Pocket

2. HotSchedules

3. The Wonder Weeks

4. TouchRetouch

5. Facetune

6. Shadowrocket

7. 75 Hard

8. Dark Sky Weather

9. Autosleep

10. SkyView

 

Most Googled ‘How To ...’ in 2021

1. How to get vaccination certificate 

2. How to tie a tie

3. How to deliver Uber eats

4. How to buy dogecoin

5. How to watch Olympics Australia

6. How to book COVID vaccine

7.  How to watch Euro 2021 in Australia

8. How to link Medicare to mygov

9. How to book Pfizer vaccine

10. Million-dollar vax how to enter