* '''January 1''' Proteus AG is chartered in Germany.
* '''January 20''' Alan Adams is inaugurated President of the UCAS.
* A bomb in the Shiawase Atomics offices in San Francisco kills 249 persons attending its inauguration, including Ryoi Shiawase.
* Amazonia annexes Venezuela and enters Colombia. Aztlan troops stop them, dividing Colombia between the two countries.
* The Malaysian People Front (yeah, splitters!) overthrows the communist government of Malaysia.
* Terrorist group Deep Green kills 31 noblemen on a hunt in Dartmoor forest in Great Britain.
* A misfiring ABM system of North Jersey, New Jersey, takes down an Euroflot suborbital flight on approach to John Fitzgerald Kennedy Airport, New York City.
* Leonard Aurelius is elected chairman of the board of Ares Macrotechnology, replacing Damien Knight.
* The government of Tir na nOg establishes the Church of Ireland and bans the Catholic Church from the country.
* The "Racial Revenge" trial of the accused murderer of CAS Secretary of State Douglas Bennett and his elven mistress in 2048 takes place in Atlanta. After a number of problems, a mistrial is declared by the end of the year.
* The Sons of Saurons policlub organizes an attack against Humanis policlub headquarters in Seattle, UCAS. 38 people are killed and hundreds wounded.
* "Eric's Ten-Minute War" between the Yakuza and Mafia kills 20 people, as part of a bloody year in Seattle, UCAS.
* Richard Villiers, President and CEO of Fuchi, and Samantha Villiers divorce after 16 years of marriage.
* Actress Meg Owen re-appears in a summer stock theater company on Prince Edward Island before disappearing for good.
* Maria Mercurial releases her second album, "Puta".
* Lorenzo Hayes"Lock-on" Hayes, left fielder for the Manhattan Yankees, tops the baseball records of Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Sauharu Oh with 847 career home runs and 4,195 hits.
* Saab wins the Euro-Rally for the fifth consecutive time with the Dynamit 776TI.
* Renraku Computer Systems develops the first Semi-Autonomous Knowbots.
* The first Nobel Prize for magic is awarded to a group of mages from Germany and Czechia.
* The Talis Cat is first classified as separate from mundane cats.
* The Great Dragon Arleesh is first spotted.