What Happened on September 3, 2007

Historical Events

  • Panama Canal's "Third Set of Locks" expansion project begins with a huge initial explosion under Paraíso Hill that is watched by thousands of people

Famous Weddings

Tobey Maguire

Actor Tobey Maguire (32) weds jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer (30) in Kona, Hawaii

Ben Kingsley

Oscar winning actor Ben Kingsley (63) weds Brazilian actress Daniela Lavender (33) in North Leigh, Oxfordshire

Famous Deaths

  • Carter Albrecht, American musician, dies in a gun accident at 34
  • Jane Tomlinson, British charity fund raiser (b. 1964)
  • Janis Martin, American rockabilly and country singer ("Will You Willyum"; "Drugstore Rock 'n Roll"), dies of cancer at 67
  • Steve Fossett, American adventurer (1st person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon,) disappears while flying at 63
  • Syd Jackson, Māori activist and trade unionist (b. 1939)
2007 Highlights

About September 3, 2007

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 16 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Big Girls Don't Cry - Fergie
  • UK #1 Song: Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston