What Happened in 2007

Significant Events

  • Jan 4 The 110th United States Congress convenes and elects Nancy Pelosi as the 1st female Speaker of the House
  • Jan 9 Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone
  • May 8 A new Northern Ireland Executive is formed with Ian Paisley (Democratic Unionist Party) as First Minister and Martin McGuinness (Sinn Féin) as Deputy First Minister
  • Jul 31 Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end
  • Oct 2 President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il
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2007 in Film & TV

  • Jun 10 "The Sopranos" series finale on HBO (infamous "cut to black" ending)
  • Oct 14 "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" featuring Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian premieres on the E! cable network in the US

2007 in Music

  • May 31 Rihanna releases her breakthrough album "Good Girl Gone Bad"

2007 in Sport

  • Dec 13 The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.

Famous People Born in 2007

  • Feb 28 Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco
  • Mar 19 Prince Abdullah bin Ali, Prince of Jordan
  • Apr 6 Princess Haalah bint Hashim, Princess of Jordan
  • Apr 10 Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, Dutch Princess, daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Apr 18 Hayah bint Hamzah, Princess of Jordan
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World Leaders in 2007

Famous People in 2007

Would You Believe?

Doomsday Clock set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea's 1st nuclear test

On January 17, 2007

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 9 "Ugly Betty" actress Ashley Jensen (37) weds actor and writer Terence Beesley in a ceremony in the woods of Big Sur, California
  • Feb 3 Winner of "Strictly Come Dancing and "Eastenders" actress Jill Halfpenny (31) weds actor Craig Conway (32) at St. Andrew's Church in Newcastle
  • Feb 3 Jackass prankster Bam Margera (27) weds Missy Rothstein (26) in downtown Philadelphia

Famous Divorces

  • Feb 6 "Married ... With Children" actor David Faustino (32) divorces actress Andrea Elmer Faustino (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • Feb 20 Baywatch actress Carmen Electra (34) divorces rocker Dave Navarro (39) due to irreconcilable differences after less than three years of marriage
  • Apr 11 "Dynasty" actress Heather Locklear (45) divorces rock-star Richie Sambora (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
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