What Happened in March 2007

Historical Events

  • 1st Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
  • 1st "Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.
  • 2nd 38th NAACP Image Awards: "The Pursuit of Happyness" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 4th Estonian parliamentary election, 2007: Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world's first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet.
  • 6th Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice trial.
  • 7th British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected. (yet to be implemented - 2014)
  • 9th The US Justice Department releases an internal audit that found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had acted illegally in its use of the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about US citizens.

Music awardsMusic Awards

10th 21st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson
  • 10th 28th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Pittsburgh, 65-42
  • 11th 54th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #8 North Carolina beats NC State, 89-80
  • 11th 48th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Arkansas, 77-56
  • 23rd Burnley Tunnel catastrophe occurs in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 23rd Iranian Navy seize Royal Navy personnel in Iraqi waters.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

23rd After some initial hesitation, Emma Watson signs on to appear as Hermione in the final three Harry Potter films

Actress Emma Watson
Emma Watson
  • 24th The Australian Labor Party is reinstated after the New South Wales state elections.
  • 31st In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million people take part in the first Earth Hour.

Famous Birthdays

  • 19th Prince Abdullah bin Ali, Prince of Jordan

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

3rd Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley (41) weds Indian textile heir Arun Nayar (42) at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England

  • 3rd Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra Christina (42) weds Martin Jorgensen at Oster Egende Church in Fakse City
  • 7th Former vocalist of "Babado Novo" Claudia Leitte (26) weds Marcio Pedreira at Hotel Convento do Carmo in Salvador, Brazil
  • 9th Actor-director Prem (28) weds actress Rakshita (23) at Raja Rajeshwarinagar in Bangalore
  • 9th Model and actress Erika Heynatz (30) weds finance broker Andrew Kingston at Whale Beach retreat
  • 10th Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 10th Noteable singer and stage performer Matt Hetherington (36) weds Australian television presenter Melissa Kotsos at the Morning Star Estate on Mt. Eliza
  • 30th "Little Big Town" singer-guitarist Phillip Sweet (33) weds Rebecca Arthur at Cedarvine Manor in Lebanon, Tennessee
  • 31st Brazilian television presenter Ana Maria Braga weds businessman Marcelo Frisoni in Morumbi, Sao Paulo

Famous Deaths

  • 2nd Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (b. 1956)
  • 2nd Clem Labine, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 2nd Thomas S. Kleppe, U.S. politician (b. 1919)
  • 2nd Henri Troyat, French writer, dean of the Académie française (b. 1911)
  • 3rd Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian catoonist, creater of La Linea.
  • 4th Natalie Bodanya (Natalie Bodanskaya), American soprano (b. 1908)
  • 4th Thomas Eagleton, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 4th Bob Hattoy, American activist (b. 1950)
  • 4th Richard Joseph, British games soundtrack composer (b. 1954)
  • 4th Sunil Kumar Mahato, Indian parliamentarian (b. 1966)
  • 4th Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
  • 4th Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (b. 1932)
  • 4th Jorge Kolle Cueto, Bolivian politician
  • 6th Jean Baudrillard, French cultural theorist, philosopher, political commentator and photographer (b. 1929)
  • 6th Allen Coage (aka "Bad News Brown", "Bad News Allen"), American professional wrestler and judoka (b. 1943)
  • 6th Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (b. 1909)
  • 8th John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
  • 8th Viky Vanita, Greek actress (b. 1948)
  • 8th John Vukovich, American baseball player and coach.. (b. 1947)
  • 9th Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
  • 9th Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • 9th Jeanne Hopkins Lucas, North Carolina politician (b. unknown)
  • 10th Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • 10th Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 11th Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
  • 13th Arnold Skaaland, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 14th Lucie Aubrac, French history teacher and member of the French Resistance (b. 1912)
  • 14th Gareth Hunt, English actor (b. 1943)
  • 15th Charles Harrelson, American hitman and father of Woody Harrelson (b. 1938)
  • 15th Bowie Kuhn, American commissioner of baseball (b. 1926)
  • 15th Stuart Rosenberg, American film and television director (b. 1927)
  • 16th Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)
  • 17th John Backus, American computer scientist (b. 1924)
  • 17th Jim Cronin, Animal welfare campaigner and founder of Monkey World in Dorset, England. (b. 1951)
  • 17th Roger Bennett, American Southern Gospel performer (b. 1959)
  • 18th Bob Woolmer, South African cricketer and Pakistan national coach (b. 1948)
  • 18th Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, dies at 85
  • 19th Calvert DeForest, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 19th Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 20th Gilbert E. Patterson, presiding bishop of COGIC (b. 1939)
  • 20th Hawa Yakubu, Ghanaian politician (b. 1948)
  • 20th Taha Yassin Ramadan, Iraqi politician (b. 1938)
  • 21st Drew Hayes, American writer & graphic artist (b. 1969)
  • 21st Sven O. Høiby, the father of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (b. 1936)
  • 21st Kevin Whitrick, first British man to commit suicide on a live chatroom (b. 1964)
  • 22nd Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)
  • 23rd Paul J. Cohen, American mathematician, Fields Medal winner (b. 1934)
  • 23rd Eric Medlen, American NHRA drag racer (b. 1973)
  • 25th Andranik Margaryan, Armenian politician (b. 1951)
  • 27th Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)
  • 29th Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (b. 1934)
  • 31st Paul Watzlawick, Communications & Constructivism Theorist (b. 1921)