takes a look at the arrivals, departures and weddings of the year...
4: Actress Samantha Morton and fiance Harry Holm, a girl, Edie.
8: Fashion designer Stella McCartney and husband Alasdhair Willis, a son, Beckett Robert Lee.
22: Actress Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony, twins - a boy and a girl, Max and Emme.
27: Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters and husband Brian Lynch, a daughter, Jada Ellie.
2: Actress Jeri Ryan and her husband, chef Christophe Eme, a daughter, Gisele Eme.
9: Scottish actress Kelly MacDonald and husband Dougie Payne, a son, Freddie Peter.
7: England cricketer Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff and wife Rachael Wools, a son, Rocky.
11: TV and radio presenter Jamie Theakston and wife Sophie, a son, Sidney.
3: Newcastle-born actress and Strictly Come Dancing star Jill Halfpenny and husband, actor Craig Conway, a son, Harvey Reece.
13: TV presenter Kate Thornton and fiance DJ Darren Emerson, a son, Ben.
9: Actress Tori Spelling and Dean Mc-Dermott, a daughter, Stella Doreen.
10: Radio One DJ Edith Bowman and boyfriend Tom Smith, a son, Rudy Brae.
7: Actress Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban, a daughter, Sunday Rose.
28: Ex-EastEnders star Shane Richie and wife Christie, a daughter, Lolita Bell.
16: Take That's Mark Owen and girlfriend Emma Ferguson, a son, Elwood Jack.
28: DJ Emma B and husband Damian Wilson, a son, Billy Ray.
5: Actress Minnie Driver, a son, Henry Story.
16: Actor Mark Wahlberg and fiancee Rhea Durham, a son, Brendan Joseph.
25: Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and husband Justin Bower, a son.
7: Lisa Marie Presley and husband Michael Lockwood, twin girls - Finley and Harper.
26: Coronation Street actress Tina O'Brien and her partner Ryan Thomas, a daughter, Scarlett Jacqueline.
27: Radio One presenter Jo Whiley and husband Steve Morton, a daughter, Coco Lux.
5: Actress Michelle Monaghan and husband Peter White, a daughter, Willow.
10: Ex-Eternal singer Louise Redknapp and soccer pundit husband Jamie, a son, Beau Henry.
7: America's Next Top Model judge/fashion photographer Nigel Barker and his model wife Cristen Chin Barker, a daughter. Jasmine Ines.
7: Ugly Betty star Eric Mabius and wife Ivy Sherman, a son, Rylan Jaxson.
11: Sir Edmund Hillary, 88, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer and the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, after a brief illness, 88.
20: Abdul Latif, Newcastle restaurateur who claimed to serve the world's hottest curry, heart attack, 53.
22: Australian actor Heath Ledger, star of Brokeback Mountain and Batman, from accidental drugs overdose, 28.
30: Jeremy Beadle, 59, British television presenter following pneumonia and a long battle against leukaemia.
10: Roy Scheider, American Academy Award-nominated actor (The French Connection, Jaws, All That Jazz), cancer, 75.
19: Mary Barclay, British actress (Crossroads, A Touch Of Class), 91.
22: Sir Maurice Laing, industrialist, chairman of the construction group that built the M1 motorway and first president of the CBI, 90.
1: The Right Reverend Kevin Dunn, 57, the Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.
8: Carol Barnes, 63, British ITN news presenter, stroke.
30: Dith Pran, 65, Cambodian-born American journalist, survivor of the Killing Fields, pancreatic cancer
8: Cedella Booker, Jamaican mother of Bob Marley, 81, natural causes.
17: Veteran Labour MP Gwyneth Dunwoody, the longest-serving female MP in Parliament, age 77, following open heart surgery.
25: Humphrey Lyttelton, 86, British jazz trumpeter.
1: Bernard Archard, actor, star of the BBC Spycatcher series in 1959, 91.
24: Dick Martin, 86, American comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), respiratory complications.
28: Beryl Cook, 81, British painter. Died peacefully at home in Plymouth.
1: Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer, 71.
2: Bo Diddley, jazzman, 79, American rock & roll singer, guitarist, and songwriter, heart failure.
1: Mel Galley, British guitarist (Trapeze, Whitesnake, Phenomena), 60, esophageal cancer.
3: Clive Hornby, 63, British actor (Emmerdale), hypoxia.
14: Hugh Lloyd, British actor (Hancock's Half Hour), 85.
17: Lord Hunt of Tanworth, Secretary of the Cabinet, 1973-79, aged 88.
17: Paul Sorensen, American actor who appeared in Dallas,, 82.
3: Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, dramatist and historian, 89, heart failure.
10: Terence Rigby, 71, British actor, lung cancer.
23: John Russell, art critic and author, aged 89.
31: Ken Campbell, British actor, writer and improvisation king, 66.
8: Celia Gregory, 58, British actress.
10: Vernon Handley, British classical conductor, 77.
15: Richard Wright, 65, British keyboardist (Pink Floyd) and songwriter ("Dark Side Of The Moon"), cancer.
20: Paul Howell, former Conservative MEP for Norfolk died in a plane crash, aged 57.
26: Paul Newman, 83, American Academy Award-winning actor and philanthropist, cancer
8: Bob Friend, Sky news presenter, aged 70, cancer.
31: John Daly, British film producer whose work included Platoon and Terminator, 71, cancer.
2: Madelyn Dunham, American maternal grandmother of Barack Obama, 86.
25: Michael Lee, drummer with the reformed Led Zeppelin in the 1990s, aged 39, unknown causes.
2: Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, 97, aristocrat and politician, Conservative MP for Lanark from 1951 to 1959, aged 97.
13: Kathy Staff, 80, best known as Nora Batty from TV's Last of the Summer Wine.
1: Actor Eddie Murphy married Tracey Edmonds.
2: Pop star Carla Bruni and French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
4: Singer Beyonce Knowles and rapper Jay-Z in New York.
30: R&B diva Mariah Carey and Californian actor Nick Cannon.
17: Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne, and Canadian Autumn Kelly.
14: Coleen McLoughlin and Wayne Rooney.
21: Singer Olivia Newton-John secretly wed John Easterling in Peru, then had the wedding in Malibu on June 30.
18: Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates and dancer Suzanne Mole, at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire.
5: Peaches Geldof and American singer Max Drummey, in Las Vegas.
15: Former Star Trek actor George Takei and Brad Altman, in Los Angeles.
18: Former Coronation Street star Ian Reddington and Lynda Ford in Sheffield.
19: Strictly Come Dancing contestant Tom Chambers and Clare Harding in Repton, Derbyshire.
1: Former Steps star Claire Richards and Reece Hill, in Surrey.
4: Designer Pearl Lowe and Supergrass member Danny Goffey, in Somerset.
DEATHS Lord Harpole (Abdul Latif) Newcastle restaurateur, died of a heart attack, aged 53; BIRTHS: Actresses Jill Halfpenny, Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman