2007

Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.

2007 was designated as:
* International Heliophysical Year. [ [http://ihy2007.org/ International Heliophysical Year website] ]
* International Polar Year. [ [http://www.ipy.org/ International Polar Year website] ]
* European Year of Equal Opportunities for All. [ [http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/eyeq/index.cfm?language=EN European Year of Equal Opportunities for All website] ]
* Year of Rumi. [ [http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C12%5C12%5Cstory_12-12-2006_pg11_9 UNESCO names 2007 ‘Year of Rumi’] ("Daily Times")]
* Year of the Dolphin. [ [http://www.yod2007.org/en/Start_page/index.html Year of the Dolphin website] ]
* Scotland's Year of Highland Culture.
* Scouting Centenary, celebrating 100 years of the Scout Movement.
UNESCO has recognized fifteen anniversaries for 2007. [ [http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001457/145755M.pdf Celebration of anniversaries with which UNESCO will be associated in 2006–2007] ]

Events

January

* January 1 - Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union.
* January 1 - Slovenia adopts the Euro as its official currency, replacing the tolar.
* January 1 - South Korea's Ban Ki-moon becomes the new United Nations Secretary-General, replacing Kofi Annan.
* January 1 - Smoking is banned in all public places in Hong Kong.
* January 1 - Adam Air Flight 574, a routine domestic flight in Indonesia, disappears; debris is found 10 days later, but the aircraft remains missing.
* January 1 - Angola joins OPEC.
* January 1 - War in Somalia: Fighters of the Islamic Courts Union abandon their last stronghold in Kismayo and flee for the Kenyan border.
* January 2 - The new constitution of Gibraltar comes into force. [cite web|url=https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gi.html#Govt |title=CIA - The World Factbook - Gibraltar |publisher=Cia.gov |date= |accessdate=2008-10-06]
* January 3 - China conducts an anti-terror raid in Xinjiang.
* January 4 - Nancy Pelosi becomes the first female speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
* January 5 - War in Somalia: The first shots are fired in the battle for control of the border town of Ras Kamboni.
* January 8 - Daniel Ortega becomes President of Nicaragua for the second time.
* January 8 - Russian oil supplies to Poland, Germany, and Ukraine are cut as the Russia-Belarus energy dispute escalates; restored three days later.
* January 9 - War in Somalia: U.S. planes conduct air strikes in Somalia against suspected terrorists.
* January 9 - An AerianTur-M Antonov An-26 crashes in Balad, Iraq. The Islamic Army in Iraq claims to have shot it down.
* January 9 - Apple Inc. announces and introduces the highly speculated iPhone at the 2007 Macworld Conference & Expo. [ [http://www.macworld.com/article/54769/2007/01/iphone.html Apple unveils iPhone] ]
* January 10 - U.S. President George W. Bush announces a plan to station 21,500 additional troops in Iraq.
* January 11 - In Bangladesh, a state of emergency is declared by caretaker President Iajuddin Ahmed, following weeks of violent protests preceding upcoming parliamentary elections.
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* January 11 - Vietnam joins the World Trade Organization as its 150th member.
* January 11 - China successfully tests a ground-based ballistic missile capable of destroying satellites in orbit, drawing criticisms from other countries.
* January 12 - An Argentine judge issues a warrant for the arrest of former President Isabel Martínez de Perón in connection with the disappearance of a human rights worker in 1976.
* January 12 - The US Embassy in Athens is attacked with a rocket propelled grenade, which caused minimal damage and no injuries.
* January 12 - Comet McNaught, the brightest comet in over 40 years, makes perihelion.
* January 13 - The Greek ship "Server" breaks in half off the Norwegian coast, releasing over 200 tons of crude oil.
* January 14 - The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopts the Red Crystal as a non-religious emblem for use in its overseas operations.
* January 17 - Hurricane force winds from storm Kyrill claim at least 40 lives in western Europe.
* January 17 - Protests occur in India and the United Kingdom against the British series of "Celebrity Big Brother" after Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd and Jo O'Meara were alleged to have been racially abusive towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.
* January 17 - Doomsday Clock is advanced from 7 to 5 minutes to midnight.
* January 18 - Comet McNaught, the brightest comet to appear in over 40 years, becomes visible over the Southern Hemisphere.
* January 18 - The strongest storm in the UK in 17 years kills 14 people, and Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.
* January 19 - Israel releases $100 million in frozen assets to President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority in order to bolster the president's position. [cite web|url=http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0612/23/tww.01.html |title=CNN.com - Transcripts |publisher=Transcripts.cnn.com |date= |accessdate=2008-10-06]
* January 22 - A bombing in a market in Baghdad, Iraq kills 88 people.
* January 24 - The Israeli Ministry of Justice announces that the President of Israel, Moshe Katsav, will be charged with rape and abuse of power.
* January 25 - The President of Israel, Moshe Katsav, takes a temporary leave of absence due to a sex scandal.
* January 28 - A battle between insurgents and U.S.-backed Iraqi troops kills 300 suspected resistance members in Najaf, Iraq.
* January 28 - February 4 - The 2007 Asian Winter Games are held in Changchun, China.
* January 30 - Microsoft releases Windows Vista and Office 2007.
* January 31 - The Venezuelan National Assembly gives President Hugo Chávez the power to rule by decree for 18 months.
* January 31 - Delta Air Lines creditors reject US Airways' hostile takeover bid.
* January 31 - The Mooninite scare occurs in Boston, when devices used in a guerrilla marketing campaign for the animated television series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" are mistaken for improvised explosive devices.

February

* February 1 - British Prime Minister Tony Blair is questioned for a second time in the 'cash for peerages (Cash for Honours)' probe as a witness.
* February 2 - An unseasonal tornado in central Florida kills at least 20 people.
* February 2 - Palestinian factional violence: Hamas and its rival Fatah renew their truce after violence broke out following the initial ceasefire.
* February 2 - Chinese President Hu Jintao signs a series of economic deals with Sudan.
* February 2 - War in Somalia: Eight people are killed in a mortar attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.
* February 2 - Martti Ahtisaari unveils a United Nations plan for the final status of Kosovo; Serbian leaders denounce the proposal.
* February 2 - The IPCC publishes its fourth assessment report, having concluded that global climate change is "very likely" to have a predominantly human cause.
* February 3 - The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu is found at a "Bernard Matthews" turkey farm in Suffolk, England.
* February 3 - State of Emergency is declared in Indonesia after 'El Nino'-like flooding.
* February 3 - A truck bombing in a crowded Baghdad market kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339 others.
* February 11 - Portuguese voters agree to legalise abortion in a national referendum.
* February 12 - An armed gunman shoots and kills five people at the Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, Utah, before being killed by the police, bringing the evening's rampage death toll to six.
* February 13 - North Korea agrees to shut down its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon by April 14 as a first step towards complete denuclearization, receiving in return energy aid equivalent to 50,000 tons of heavy fuel oil. [ [http://english.kbs.co.kr/news/newsview_sub.php?menu=1&key=2007021324 Kbs Global] ]
* February 13 - Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted on charges of embezzlement; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
* February 22 - A large fire causes 26 fatalities in care center "Reģi" which is located in Alsunga, Latvia.
* February 25 - The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, takes place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. "The Departed" wins Best Picture.
* February 26 - The International Court of Justice finds Serbia guilty of failing to prevent genocide in the Srebrenica massacre, but clears it of direct responsibility and complicity in the case.
* February 27 - The Chinese Correction: world stock markets plummet after China and Europe release less-than-expected growth reports.
* February 27 - 2007 Bagram Air Base bombing: A Taliban suicide attack at Bagram Air Base while Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney is visiting kills 23, but he is not injured.
* February 28 - The New Horizons space probe makes a gravitational slingshot against Jupiter which changes its trajectory towards Pluto.

March

* March 1 - International Polar Year, a $1.5 billion research program to study both the North Pole and South Pole, is launched in Paris.
* March 1 - Airbus announces that it will cease work indefinitely on the A380F freight aircraft.
* March 3 - Total lunar eclipse.
* March 6 - "Mega Millions" sets a new world record for the highest lottery jackpot of US $370 million.
* March 7 - Garuda Indonesia Flight 200, a Boeing 737-400, crashes at Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java, killing many on board.
* March 8 - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert admits that Israel had planned an attack on Lebanon in the event of kidnapped soldiers on the border, months before Hezbollah carried out its kidnapping.
* March 12 - Alan Johnston, a BBC journalist, disappears in Gaza City, the Gaza Strip.
* March 17 - Chlorine bombs injure hundreds in Baghdad, Iraq.
* March 22 - NATO troops launch two assaults in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, killing 38.
* March 23 - Naval forces of Iran's Revolutionary Guard seize Royal Navy personnel in disputed Iran-Iraq waters.
* March 27 - Prime Minister of Latvia Aigars Kalvitis and Prime minister of Russia Mikhail Fradkov finally sign a border treaty between Latvia and Russia.
* March 31 - Sydney, Australia, turns off its lights for one hour between 7:30pm and 8:30pm as a political statement about Global Climate Change.

April

* April 2 - The Solomon Islands is shaken by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake, and hit by a subsequent tsunami.
* April 3 - Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko dissolves the Ukrainian Parliament following defections that increased the majority of his opponents. It has been nicknamed the "Second Orange Revolution".
* April 4 - NATO and Afghan forces retake a key town from the Taliban in Sangin in southern Helmand Province.
* April 4 - Iran announced it will release the British sailors and marines that they captured on March 23. The captives arrive back in the UK the next day.
* April 5 - The Greek cruise ship M/S "Sea Diamond" strikes a reef off the harbor of Santorini; the ship sinks the next day.
* April 6 - Severe clashes between two rival factions erupted in Parachinar, a tribal area of Pakistan bordering the famous Tora Bora Heights.
* April 11 - Al Qaeda claims responsibility for two bomb blasts in the Algerian capital of Algiers. At least 33 people have been killed and 222 others injured.
* April 14 - Retired chess champion Garry Kasparov is detained in Moscow for participating in a banned march.
* April 16 - Thirty-two people are killed in the Virginia Tech massacre on the premises of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.
* April 18 - Thirty-two Chinese steel workers are burnt to death in the Qinghe Special Steel Corporation disaster.
* April 19 - US and allied air forces conduct massive exercises over South Korea with over 500 planes. [ [http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm News From Korean Central News Agency Of Dprk] ]
* April 23 - Bogotá, Colombia, begins its term as World Book Capital.
* April 24 - Gliese 581 c, a potentially habitable Earth-like extrasolar planet, is discovered in the constellation Libra.
* April 25 - Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), introduces articles to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. [ [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/04/25/politics/main2726626.shtml Kucinich Files Impeachment Articles Vs. VP, Democratic Presidential Hopeful Dennis Kucinich Files Articles, Saying Threat Of War Vs. Iran "Is Very Real" - CBS News] ]
* April 26 - Russians riot in Tallinn, Estonia, about moving the Bronze Soldier. Two nights of rioting leave one dead.

May

* May 3 - Madeleine McCann goes missing; the story receives extensive media coverage.
* May 4 - Tornado strikes Greensburg, Kansas, killing at least 12 and destroying about 90% of the town.
* May 5 - Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.
* May 6 - The French Minister of Interior Nicolas Sarkozy, wins the French presidential election, succeeding the incumbent President Jacques Chirac, ten days later.
* May 7 - Chinese slave scandal.
* May 9 - Subtropical Storm Andrea forms off the coast of Florida, the earliest subtropical storm since Subtropical Storm Ana in 2003.
* May 15 - Coalition government of Fatah and Hamas in Palestinian National Authority appeared to break down, as massive fighting breaks out in Gaza Strip.
* May 16 - The General Assembly of the United Nations, recognizing that genuine multilingualism promotes unity in diversity and international understanding, proclaimed 2008 the International Year of Languages [http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2007/ga10592.doc.htm] .
* May 17 - The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and the Moscow Patriarchate re-united after eighty years of schism.
* May 20 - The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum makes the largest single charitable donation in modern history, committing €7.41 billion to an educational foundation in the Middle East.
* May 20 - Clashes in Tripoli, Lebanon, spark the 2007 Lebanon conflict.
* May 21 - The 19th century ship the "Cutty Sark" is badly damaged by fire in London, UK.
* May 26 - Russia is once again recognized as a full-fledged superpower by the United States. [ [http://www.kommersant.com/page.asp?id=768929 Washington Acknowledges Russia as Superpower - Kommersant Moscow] ]
* May 27 - Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV) is taken off the air after the government of Venezuela refused to renew its license. This action results in protests. On July 16, 2007, RCTV resumed broadcasting via cable and satellite.
* May 31 - A calendar blue moon occurred in the Western Hemisphere and parts of the Eastern Hemisphere.

June

* June 1 - A 2100-year-old melon is discovered by archaeologists in western Japan. [cite web|url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070601/ap_on_fe_st/japan_oldest_melon;_ylt=ApRgC.q7xY7jDAOUFbldew0PLBIF|title=Researchers Find 2,100 Year Old Melon|publisher=Yahoo News |accessdate=2007-06-01]
* June 1 - U.S. warships bombard a Somali village where Islamic militants had set up a base. [cite web|url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070602/ap_on_re_af/somalia_us|title=Report: U.S. hits militants' Somali base |publisher=Yahoo News |accessdate=2007-06-02]
* June 2 - Four people are charged with a terror plot to blow up JFK International Airport in New York. [cite web|url=http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/06/02/jfk.terror.plot/index.html|title=4 charged with terror plot at JFK airport, official says |publisher=CNN News |accessdate=2007-06-02]
* June 3 - The Valley of Geysers in Russia is destroyed by a mudflow. [Russian "GEO", N10, 2007, p. 167]
* June 4 - Ten people, including a Californian National Guard officer and former Hmong general, are charged over plans to overthrow the Laotian Government. [cite web|url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070604/ap_on_re_us/laos_plot;_ylt=AvJrpI4uHaIielJzG9NGY_PMWM0F|title=2 charged in Laotian overthrow plot |Author: Don Thompson |publisher=Yahoo News |accessdate=2007-06-04] [cite web|url=http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/06/04/laos.arrests/index.html|title=10 charged with alleged Laos plot|publisher=CNN |accessdate=2007-06-04]
* June 5 - NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft made its second fly-by of Venus en route to Mercury.
* June 5 - A mass grave in southern Ukraine, found accidentally by workers in May, is confirmed to be filled with thousands of Holocaust victims. [cite web|url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070605/ap_on_re_eu/ukraine_holocaust|title=Mass Holocaust grave found in Ukraine |publisher=Yahoo News |accessdate=2007-06-05]
* June 5 - A train crash near Kerang in Victoria, Australia kills 11 people and injures 23 others.
* June 6 - Twelve people are killed by cyclone Gonu in Oman.
* June 6-June 8 - The 33rd G8 summit takes place amid strong protests in Heiligendamm, Germany.
* June 8 - The Space Shuttle "Atlantis" is launched on mission STS-117.
* June 8 - Storms in the coastal city of Newcastle, New South Wales [cite web
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* June 18 - Nine Charleston, South Carolina firefighters are killed by a roof collapse while battling a furniture store fire.
* June 22 - An F5 tornado tears through Elie, Manitoba, no injuries are reported.
* June 24 - The refurbished Millennium Dome, now called The O2, reopens in London.
* June 24 - Labour Party (UK) leadership election, 2007: Gordon Brown is elected Leader of the Labour Party UK, succeeding incumbent Tony Blair, and becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom three days later.
* June 25 - Following the wettest June on record in the United Kingdom, Sheffield and South Yorkshire are affected by flooding. Much of Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham is flooded when the River Don breaches its banks.
* June 27 - The military police of the state of Rio de Janeiro invades the "favela" of Complexo do Alemão ending in a massacre.
* June 28 - In the aftermath of Greece's worst heatwave in a century, at least 11 people are reported dead from heatstroke, approximately 200 wildfires break out nationwide, and the country's electricity grid nearly collapses due to record breaking demand.
* June 29 - British police defuse a bomb in Haymarket, Central London. [cite news|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6252276.stm | title=London 'bomb' made safe by police |date=2007-06-29| work =BBC News Online]
* June 30 - A Jeep Cherokee drove into the entrance of the main terminal of Glasgow International Airport in an apparent terrorist incident, resulting in a petrol-driven fire. [cite news|url=http://www.itv.com/news/index_6a0d944f9aa1ca2c956854eff9c13a76.html | title=Car smashed into Glasgow Airport |date=2007-06-30| work =ITV News]
* June 30 - A calendar blue moon occurs in most of the Eastern Hemisphere.
* June 30 - The Hawaii Superferry arrives in Honolulu after a 7,600 mile journey from Mobile, Alabama.

July

* July 1 - Portugal takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Germany.
* July 1 - The Concert For Diana is held at Wembley Stadium to commemorate Diana, Princess of Wales.
* July 2 - Venus and Saturn are in conjunction, separation 46 arcsecs.
* July 3 - Torrential rains cause the onset of the 2007 Sudan floods, the worst in the Sudan's history.
* July 4 - After being held captive for 114 days, BBC journalist Alan Johnston is freed by his Palestinian kidnappers.
* July 7 - Live Earth Concerts are held throughout 9 major cities around the world.
* July 8 - Boeing launches the new Boeing 787.
* July 10 - A Cessna 310R twin-engine airplane crashes into two homes in Sanford, Florida, killing three adults and two children.
* July 10 - Zheng Xiaoyu, head of State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China executed.
* July 12 - Queen Elizabeth II visits the world's largest Commonwealth war grave in Ypres, Belgium to pay respects to fallen soldiers of the Battle of Passchendaele.
* July 14 - Following a presidential decree, Russia withdraws from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
* July 15 - In Tacoma, Washington, the second span of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge opens to traffic, making it the longest twin suspension bridge in the world.
* July 16 - Earthquake occurs in Japan, killing seven and causing a pipe at a nuclear power plant to break and release about 300 gallons of radioactive water.fact|date=August 2008
* July 17 - TAM Linhas Aéreas Flight 3054 overruns the runway of Congonhas-São Paulo International Airport and crashes, killing all 186 and others on the ground.
* July 17 - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and three other men on charges related to their alleged operation of a dogfighting ring based at one of Vick's properties in southeastern Virginia. Vick was later suspended indefinitely in August by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and is now serving his sentence of 23 months in federal prison.
* July 18 - Nelson Mandela convenes a group of world leaders to contribute their ideas to tackle some of the world's toughest problems.fact|date=August 2008
* July 19 - Ol Doinyo Lengai mountain erupts, bringing a stop to the daily week long tremors experienced in Nairobi and Northern Tanzania.
* July 19 - Russia expels four British embassy staff in a tit-for-tat response over Britain's expulsion of four of Russia's diplomats. Russia also refuses to cooperate with Britain over the war on terror.fact|date=August 2008
* July 19 - Prathiba Patil is elected as the first female President of India.
* July 21 - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.
* July 21 - The final book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is released and sells over 11 million copies in the first 24 hours, becoming the fastest selling book in history. [ [http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/07/23/business/potter.php 'Harry Potter' tale is fastest-selling book in history] ]
* July 22 - Floods cause chaos through wide areas of Britain, especially the counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and Oxfordshire, leaving hundreds homeless and thousands of vehicles stranded on major roads.
* July 22 - A bus carrying 50 Polish pilgrims crashes near Grenoble in France, killing 26 people and injuring 24.fact|date=August 2008
* July 27 - Two television news helicopters collide in mid-air while covering a police chase in Phoenix, Arizona, killing both pilots and two photojournalists.

August

* August 1 - The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge on I-35W over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota collapses at 6:05 pm CST during the later part of rush hour, killing 13 people.
* August 1 - Scouting celebrates its 100th birthday with worldwide celebrations.
* August 1 - In a decision in the Supreme Court of South Australia by Justice Thomas Gray, Bruce Trevorrow, a member of the Stolen Generation, was awarded $775,000 compensation.
* August 3 - Foot and mouth disease is found on a farm at Wanborough, near to Guildford, Surrey. A UK-wide ban on movement of all livestock is put in place the following day.
* August 4 - The Phoenix spacecraft launches toward the Martian north pole.
* August 6 - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrives in historic Palestianian town of Jericho, becoming the first Prime Minister of Israel to visit the West Bank or Gaza Strip in over seven years. Olmert met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
* August 6 - The Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah collapses, trapping six miners.
* August 14 - Multiple suicide bombings kill 572 people in Qahtaniya, northern Iraq.
* August 14 - At least 22 people are killed, and at least 39 missing, as a bridge collapses in the southeastern province of Hunan, China.fact|date=August 2008
* August 15 - An 8.0 earthquake strikes Peru, killing 512 people, injuring more than 1,500, and causing tsunami warnings in the Pacific Ocean.
* August 16 - The Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah, collapses a second time, killing three rescue workers and injuring six more.
* August 17 Vladimir Putin issues a statement, revealing that Russia is to resume the flight exercises of its Strategic bombers in remote areas. The flights were suspended in 1991 after the Collapse of the Soviet Union.
* August 18 - Typhoon Sepat makes landfall in eastern Taiwan.
* August 18 - The remnants of Tropical Storm Erin re-strengthen into a tropical storm over Oklahoma, causing widespread flooding and wind damage.
* August 21 - Hurricane Dean, a powerful Category 5 storm, slams into a largely evacuated Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.
* August 25 - Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis declares a national state of emergency after a series of devastating wildfires ravage western Peloponese and southern Euboea, killing 68 people.
* August 25 - Forty-four people are dead after two bombs explode in Hyderabad, India.
* August 30 - 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident in which a B-52 flew from Minot AFB, ND to Barksdale AFB, LA carrying six nuclear warheads.

eptember

* September 1 - Finland switches off all of its analogue terrestrial television signals as part of the digital switchover.
* September 2-September 9 - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation hosts its 19th annual city meeting in Sydney.
* September 3 - British troops withdraw from the Basra region of Iraq.
* September 4 - Northeast Nicaragua takes a direct hit from Hurricane Felix. The hurricane was a strong Category 5 storm when it reached the coast.
* September 6 - "Operation Orchard": an Israeli airstrike occurred against a suspected nuclear site in Syria
* September 6 - A bomb explodes in Batna, Algeria as a crowd gathered to see Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Nineteen people died, while 107 were wounded by the attack.
* September 8 - Over 50 people die when car bomb explodes in the Algerian port city of Dellys.
* September 12 - Russia unveils the Father of all bombs. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6990815.stm Russia tests giant fuel-air bomb] ]
* September 12 - The Sandiganbayan found former Philippines President Joseph Estrada guilty beyond reasonable doubt on the charges of plunder but acquitted on the charges of perjury.
* September 12 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces his resignation, to be effective September 19.
* September 12 - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov and his entire cabinet resign.
* September 13 - The Burj Dubai became the world's tallest free standing structure after surpassing the CN Tower in Toronto.
* September 14 - The SELENE spacecraft launches. JAXA has called the mission, "the largest lunar mission since the Apollo program."
* September 14 - Viktor Zubkov is approved as the new Prime Minister of Russia after a vote in the Duma.
* September 15 - Over 3000 Taiwanese Americans and their supporters rallied in front of UN in New York City to demonstrate the dedication that UN should accept Taiwan. At the same time, over 300,000 Taiwanese people rallied in Taiwan to make the same plea.
* September 16 - One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 crashes in Phuket, Thailand, killing 89 passengers and crew.
* September 19 - Typhoon Wipha hits Fuding, China. Authorities had evacuated over two million people prior to the storm's landfall.
* September 20 - Opening of the 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures, in the city of Monterrey, Mexico.
* September 21 - The Supreme Court of Chile rules that former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori must be extradited to Peru so Fujimori can face charges of corruption and human rights abuse.
* September 26 - Emperor Akihito swears in Yasuo Fukuda as the 91st Prime Minister of Japan.
* September 26 - First confirmed deaths resulting from the Myanmar military's crackdown on weeks long anti-government protests. Buddhist monks are arrested and Internet access is cut from the public. [ [http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,508395,00.html Spiegel:Internetverbindung nach Burma gekappt (German)] ]
* September 26 - In southern Vietnam the Can Tho Bridge, which is under construction, collapses, killing scores of workers.
* September 19 - Geelong thrash Port Adelaide by 119 points to win its' first VFL/AFL premiership since 1963.

October

* October 2 - The second Inter-Korean Summit begins. South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il meet in Pyongyang.
* October 4 - Spanish authorities arrest 22 people associated with the banned Batasuna party which campaigns for Basque independence, but also has ties to the terrorist group ETA.
* October 8 - Track and field star Marion Jones surrenders her five Olympic medals she won in the 2000 Sydney Games after admitting to doping.
* October 14 - Robert Dziekanski a Polish immigrant to Canada dies after being tasered twice by Vancouver RCMP
* October 17 - Whitehaven becomes the first place in the United Kingdom to have one of its analogue terrestrial television signals switched off as part of digital switchover.
* October 18 - After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto's convoy, killing 136, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escapes uninjured.
* October 18 - In New York City one of the worlds leading art galleries, the Salander/O'Reilly Galleries, is forced into closure amidst scandal and lawsuits.
* October 19 - A gas explosion rocks Glorietta, a shopping mall in Makati, Philippines which killed 11 and injured more than 100 people.
* October 20November 9 - Wildfires in Southern California result in the evacuation of more than a million people and destroying over 1,600 homes and businesses.
* October 24 - In the space of a few hours, Comet Holmes develops a coma and flares up to half a million times its former brightness, becoming visible to the naked eye. Its coma would later become larger in volume than the Sun, making it the second comet to do so in 2007 after Comet McNaught.
*October 28 - The Vatican beatifies 498 Spanish victims of religious persecution from before and during the Spanish Civil War. [cite web|url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071028/ap_on_re_eu/vatican_spain_beatifications|title=Vatican beatifies 498 Spanish martyrs |publisher=Yahoo News |accessdate=2007-10-28]
* October 28 - Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first female elected president in Argentina.
* October 31 - World Economic Forum releases The Global Competitiveness Report 2007-2008.

November

* November 3 - President Pervez Musharraf declares state of emergency in Pakistan.
* November 4 - DARPA Grand Challenge, a prized competition for driverless cars to navigate safely in traffic is scheduled.fact|date=August 2008
* November 4 - Reformation Sunday is observed by Lutherans and other Protestants around the world, to commemorate the 490th anniversary (October 31) of the Ninety-Five Theses, which began the Protestant Reformation.
* November 5 - The Writers Guild of America goes on a strike that lasts until February 12, 2008.
* November 6 - A suicide bomber kills at least 50 people in Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan. Among the dead are 6 members of the National Assembly.
* November 7 - The Jokela school shooting occurs. Finnish youth Pekka-Eric Auvinen kills 8 people and wounds one at the Jokela School Centre.
* November 7 - A 48 hour long state of emergency for Tbilisi is declared by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili due to the intense anti-government protests that have gripped the capital city.
* November 13 - An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, north of Manila, killing four people, including Basilan Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding 6 others.
* November 14 - High Speed 1 from London to the Channel Tunnel is opened to passengers.
* November 14 - A 7.7 magnitude earthquake occurs in northern Chile.
* November 16 - Over 3,000 people are believed to have died after Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh, with the death toll expected to rise.
* November 18 - The Zasyadko mine disaster in eastern Ukraine claims the lives of 101 miners.
* November 20 - The UK's HM Revenue and Customs admits that it has misplaces two computer discs which contained the records of child benefit claimants data, including bank details and National Insurance numbers, in the United Kingdom, leaving up to 7.25 million households susceptible to identity theft.
* November 21 - Senegalese street vendors riot in Dakar after government attempts to ban them from operating in the center of the capital city.fact|date=August 2008
* November 21 - Calcutta - Protests over Bangladeshi feminist writer Taslima Nasreen turn into deadly riots; troops are deployed. [cite web |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7105277.stm |title=Army deployed after Calcutta riot]
* November 24 - Police broke up anti-Putin demonstrations in Saint Petersburg and Moscow.
* November 25 - Nawaz Sharif makes a second attempt to return to Pakistan along with his brother Shahbaz Sharif and other family members.
* November 25 - Riots continue for a second night in Val-d'Oise, France following the death of two youths in a motorcycle collision with a police vehicle.
* November 25 - United Nations Development Programme releases the 2007/2008 Human Development Report.
* November 27 - The Annapolis Conference, a peace conference trying to end the Arab-Israeli conflict, is held in Annapolis, Maryland in the United States.
* November 28 - President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf stands down as the head of the Pakistan Army and is successed by Lt. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.
* November 29 - The Armed Forces of the Philippines lays siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
* November 30 - Atlasjet Flight 4203 crashes near Keçiborlu, Turkey, killing all 56 people on board.

December

* December 2 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's proposed changes to the Venezuelan constitution are narrowly defeated in a nationwide referendum.
* December 3 - 14 - United Nations Climate Change Conference at Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia
* December 5 - Robert A. Hawkins shoots eight people dead and injures five at the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, then commits suicide.
* December 7 - Uranus' orbit will be positioned such that the sun shines directly above its equator (i.e. an equinox)
* December 8 - 2007 Africa-EU Summit takes place as European Union and African Union leaders gather in Lisbon, Portugal, for their first joint summit in seven years. The British and Czech prime ministers boycott the event due to the presence of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
* December 10 - The United Nations deadline for a negotiated settlement on the future of Kosovo passes without an international agreement.
* December 11 - In Algiers, Algeria, two bombs explode within ten minutes of each other, the first near a UN office and the other detonated close to the Algerian Supreme Court. The official death count for both blasts stands as 31.
* December 13 - European leaders sign the Treaty of Lisbon in Lisbon.
* December 13 - Entry into force of the revised version of the European Patent Convention (EPC), known as the EPC 2000.
* December 13 - Former US Senator George J. Mitchell publicly releases a report accusing 89 retired and active Major League Baseball players of anabolic steroid use.
* December 15 - President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf lifts the State of Emergency in Pakistan.
* December 19 - Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, is announced as Time magazine's 2007 Person of the Year.
* December 19 - An explosion and fire at the T2 Laboratories facility in Jacksonville, Florida kills 4 and injures 14.
* December 19 - The "Flying Phantom" sinks in the River Clyde, killing three crew personnel.
* December 20 - A group of activist Lakota Indians send a letter to the United States State Department declaring their secession from the Union as the Republic of Lakotah.
* December 20 - An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 ML hits the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, causing one death and significant damage in the town of Gisborne.
* December 20 - The Pablo Picasso painting "Portrait of Suzanne Bloch", together with .
* December 21 - The Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the Schengen border-free zone.
* December 23 - A grand celestial alingment takes place Conjunction (astronomy and astrology)
* December 24 - The Nepalese government announces that the country's 240-year-old monarchy will be abolished in 2008 and a new republic will be declared.
* December 25 - An overcrowded suspension bridge collapses near Nepalgunj, Nepal. At least 15 people are dead, with 100 to 200 missing.
* December 27 - Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated, and at least 20 others are killed by a bomb blast at an election rally in Rawalpindi.
* December 31 - Over 200 people are killed in Kenya due to riots over the results of the presidential election which occurred on December 27.

Ongoing

* Iraq War
* War in Afghanistan
* Conflict in Darfur
* Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Births

* February 28 - HRH Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco, daughter of Mohammed VI of Morocco and his wife, Princess Lalla Salma.
* March 12 - Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden, son of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster and Claire Windsor, Countess of Ulster.
* March 14 - Simeon Hassan Muñoz, son of Princess Kalina of Bulgaria and Kitín Muñoz.
* March 17 - HRH Prince Abdul Muntaqim, son of HRH Al-Muhtadee Billah and his wife, HRH Pengiran Anak Sarah, the Crown Prince and Princess of Brunei.
* March 19 - HRH Prince Abdullah bin Al Ali, son of Prince Ali bin Al Hussein and Rym Brahimi.
* April 7 - HRH Princess Haalah bint Al Hashim, daughter of Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein and Princess Fahdah Mohammed Abu Neyan.
* April 10 - HRH Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, daughter of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima.
* April 18 - HRH Princess Hayah bint Al Hamzah, daughter of Prince Hamzah and Princess Noor bint Asem bin Nayef.
* April 18 - HRH Prince Lerotholi Seeiso, son of King Letsie III of Lesotho and Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso.
* April 21 - HRH Princess Isabella of Denmark, daughter of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife, Crown Princess Mary.
* April 29 - HRH Infanta Sofía of Spain, daughter of Felipe, Prince of Asturias and his wife, Letizia, Princess of Asturias.
* September 22 - Albert Windsor, son of Lord Nicholas Windsor and Paola Doimi de Frankopan.
* December 17 - James Windsor, Viscount Severn, son of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, The Countess of Wessex.

Deaths

January

* January 2 - Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born mayor of Jerusalem (b. 1911)
* January 3 - Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor (b. 1937)
* January 4 - Marais Viljoen, State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
* January 5 - Momofuku Ando, Japanese inventor (b. 1910)
* January 7 - Bobby Hamilton, American race car driver (b. 1957)
* January 7 - Magnus Magnusson, Icelandic-born television presenter (b. 1929)
* January 8 - Iwao Takamoto, Japanese animator (b. 1925)
* January 8 - Yvonne de Carlo, American actress (b. 1922)
* January 9 - Jean-Pierre Vernant, French historian and anthropologist (b. 1914)
* January 10 - Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (b. 1912)
* January 10 - Gary Phillips, American keyboardist with The Greg Kihn Band (b. 1947)
* January 11 - Robert Anton Wilson, American author and conspiracy researcher (b. 1932)
* January 12 - Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
* January 13 - Michael Brecker, American jazz musician (b. 1949)
* January 14 - Darlene Conley, American actress (b. 1934)
* January 15 - Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Iraqi politician (b. 1951)
* January 15 - Awad Hamed al-Bandar, Iraqi judge (b. 1945)
* January 15 - Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (b. 1908)
* January 15 - Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (b. 1905)
* January 16 - Benny Parsons, American race car driver and television personality (b. 1941)
* January 17 - Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
* January 19 - Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian journalist (b. 1954)
* January 19 - Denny Doherty, Canadian musician (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1940)
* January 19 - Bam Bam Bigelow, American wrestler (b. 1961)
* January 21 - Maria Cioncan, Romanian athlete (b. 1977)
* January 22 - Abbé Pierre, French priest and founder of Emmaus (b. 1912)
* January 23 - Ryszard Kapuscinski, Polish journalist and author (b. 1932)
* January 26 - Gump Worsley, Canadian hockey player (b. 1929)
* January 28 - Cyril Demarne, British wartime firefighter (b. 1905)
* January 28 - Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (b. 1978)
* January 30 - Sidney Sheldon, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)
* January 31 - Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer (b. 1950)
* January 31 - Lee Bergere, American actor (b. 1924)

February

* February 1 - Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer and librettist (b. 1911)
* February 3 - Ralph de Toledano, Moroccan-born American political columnist and author (b. 1916)
* February 3 - Pedro Knight, Cuban-born musician (b. 1921)
* February 3 - Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners) (b. 1939)
* February 4 - Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)
* February 6 - Frankie Laine, American singer (b. 1913)
* February 7 - Alan MacDiarmid, New Zealand chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
* February 7 - Helen Duncan, New Zealand politician (b. 1941)
* February 8 - Anna Nicole Smith, American model and television personality (b. 1967)
* February 9 - Benedict Kiely, Irish author and broadcaster (b. 1919)
* February 9 - Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
* February 9 - Alejandro Finisterre, Spanish poet, editor, and inventor of table football (b. 1919)
* February 10 - Cardell Willis, American Comedian, and comedic mentor (b. 1937)
* February 10 - Jung Da Bin, Korean actress (b. 1980)
* February 11 - Reginald Hugh Hickling, British lawyer, colonial civil servant, law academic and author (b. 1920)
* February 12 - Peggy Gilbert, American saxophonist (b. 1905)
* February 13 - Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (b. 1923)
* February 13 - Charles Norwood, American politician (b. 1941)
* February 13 - Eliana Ramos, Uruguayan model (b. 1988)
* February 13 - Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
* February 15 - Robert Adler, Austrian-born inventor (b. 1913)
* February 17 - Maurice Papon, French Vichy government official (b. 1910)
* February 17 - Dermot O'Reilly, Irish-born musician (Ryan's Fancy) (b. 1942)
* February 17 - Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
* February 18 - Juan "Pachín" Vicéns, Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1933)
* February 22 - Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author, painter, and art collector (b. 1918)
* February 22 - Fons Rademakers, Dutch film director (b. 1920)
* February 22 - Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1954)
* February 24 - Damien Nash, American football player (b. 1982)
* February 24 - Bruce Bennett, American actor (b. 1906)
* February 27 - Bobby Rosengarden, American drummer (b. 1924)
* February 28 - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., American historian and political commentator (b. 1917)
* February 28 - Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (b. 1946)
* February 28 - Charles Forte, English hotelier (b. 1908)

March

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* March 2 - Henri Troyat, French writer (b. 1911)
* March 2 - Madi Phala, South African artist (b. 1955)
* March 3 - Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss illustrator (b. 1913)
* March 4 - Natalie Bodanya, American soprano (b. 1908)
* March 4 - Thomas Eagleton, American politician (b. 1929)
* March 4 - Bob Hattoy, American activist (b. 1950)
* March 4 - Richard Joseph, British game music composer (b. 1954)
* March 4 - Sunil Kumar Mahato, Indian parliamentarian (b. 1966)
* March 4 - Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
* March 4 - Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (b. 1932)
* March 4 - Jorge Kolle Cueto, Bolivian politician
* March 6 - Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher and sociologist (b. 1929)
* March 6 - Allen Coage, American professional wrestler (b. 1943)
* March 6 - Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (b. 1909)
* March 8 - John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
* March 9 - Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
* March 10 - Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
* March 10 - Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
* March 10 - Angela Webber, Australian author, TV writer, producer and comedian (b. 1954)
* March 11 - Betty Hutton, American actress (b. 1921)
* March 12 - Antonio Ortiz Mena, Mexican politician and economist (b. 1907)
* March 13 - Arnold Skaaland, American wrestler (b. 1925)
* March 14 - Lucie Aubrac, French World War II Resistance fighter (b. 1912)
* March 14 - Gareth Hunt, English actor (b. 1943)
* March 15 - Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer and sports administrator (b. 1926)
* March 16 - Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)
* March 16 - Sir Arthur Marshall, British aviation engineer (b. 1903)
* March 17 - Jim Cronin, British businessman (b. 1952)
* March 17 - Roger Bennett, American gospel musician
* March 18 - Bob Woolmer, English cricketer and coach (b. 1948)
* March 19 - Calvert DeForest, American actor and comedian (b. 1921)
* March 19 - Luther Ingram, American singer (b. 1937)
* March 20 - Taha Yassin Ramadan, Vice President of Iraq (b. 1938)
* March 23 - Eric Medlen, American race car driver (b. 1973)
* March 25 - Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (b. 1951)
* March 29 - Leslie Waller, American novelist (b. 1923)

April

* April 1 - Laurie Baker, English architect (b. 1917)
* April 1 - Driss Chraibi, Moroccan writer (b. 1926)
* April 1 - Hans Filbinger, German jurist and politician (b. 1913)
* April 2 - Henry Lee Giclas, American astronomer (b. 1910)
* April 3 - Eddie Robinson, American football coach (b. 1919)
* April 4 - Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1939)
* April 5 - Thomas Stoltz Harvey Pathologist who conducted Albert Einstein's autopsy (b. 1912)
* April 5 - Leela Majumdar, Bengali children's author (b. 1908)
* April 5 - Darryl Stingley, American football player (b. 1951)
* April 5 - Poornachandra Tejaswi, Indian writer and novelist (b. 1938)
* April 6 - Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (b. 1916)
* April 7 - Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
* April 7 - Barry Nelson, American actor (b. 1920)
* April 7 - Carey W. Barber, English Jehovah's Witnesses leader (b. 1905)
* April 9 - AJ Carothers, American writer (b. 1931)
* April 10 - Kevin Crease Australian news presenter and entertainer (b. 1936)
* April 11 - Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (b. 1925)
* April 11 - Ronald Speirs, United States Army officer (b. 1920)
* April 11 - Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist and playwright (b. 1922)
* April 13 - Don Selwyn, Māori actor and film director (b. circa 1936)
* April 14 - June Callwood, Canadian journalist (b. 1924)
* April 14 - Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
* April 15 - Brant Parker, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
* April 16 - Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909)
* April 17 - Kitty Carlisle Hart, American singer, actress & talk show panelist (b. 1910)
* April 18 - Iccho Itoh, Mayor of Nagasaki, Japan (b. 1945)
* April 20 - Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (b. 1931)
* April 22 - Juanita Millender-McDonald, American politician (b. 1938)
* April 23 - David Halberstam, American author and journalist (b. 1934)
* April 23 - Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b. 1931)
* April 25 - Alan Ball, English footballer (b. 1945)
* April 25 - Arthur Milton, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1928)
* April 25 - Bobby Pickett, American singer (b. 1938)
* April 26 - Jack Valenti, American film executive, creator of MPAA film rating system (b. 1921)
* April 26 - Conchita Montenegro, Spanish model and actress (b. 1912)
* April 27 - Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
* April 28 - Dabbs Greer, American actor (b. 1917)
* April 28 - Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
* April 29 - Ivica Račan, 7th Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)
* April 29 - Josh Hancock, American baseball player (b. 1978)
* April 29 - Dick Motz, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1940)
* April 30 - Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (b. 1983)
* April 30 - Kevin Mitchell, American football player (b. 1971)
* April 30 - Tom Poston, American actor (b. 1921)
* April 30 - Gordon Scott, American actor (b. 1926)

May

* May 2 - Juan Valdivieso, Peruvian footballer (b. 1910)
* May 2 - Brad McGann, New Zealand film director and screenwriter (b. 1964)
* May 3 - Wally Schirra, American astronaut (b. 1923)
* May 3 - Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician (b. 1932)
* May 5 - Theodore Maiman, American physicist (b. 1927)
* May 5 - Gusti Wolf, Austrian actress (b. 1912)
* May 6 - Lesley Blanch, English writer and fashion editor (b. 1904)
* May 7 - Emma Lehmer, Russian-born mathematician (b. 1906)
* May 11 - Bernard Gordon, American screenwriter (b. 1918)
* May 11 - Malietoa Tanumafili II, Samoan head of state (b. 1913)
* May 12 - Mullah Dadullah Akhund, Afghani Taliban military leader
* May 12 - Teddy Infuhr, American child actor (b. 1936)
* May 14 - Colin St John Wilson, English architect (b. 1922)
* May 15 - Jerry Falwell, American evangelist (b. 1933)
* May 15 - Yolanda King, American actress and activist, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1955)
* May 17 - Lloyd Alexander, American author (b. 1924)
* May 18 - Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and Nobel Prize for Physics laureate (b. 1932)
* May 18 - Yoyoy Villame, Filipino singer (b. 1938)
* May 19 - Dean Eyre, New Zealand politician (b. 1914)
* May 20 - Stanley Miller, American chemist and biologist (b. 1930)
* May 25 - Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor (b. 1931)
* May 27 - Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (b. 1967)
* May 27 - Percy Sonn, South African lawyer and cricket executive (b. 1949)
* May 27 - Ed Yost, American inventor of the modern hot air balloon (b. 1919)
* May 28 - Marquise Hill, American football player (b. 1982)

June

* June 2 - Huang Ju, Chinese politician (b. 1938)
* June 4 - Bill France, Jr., American President/CEO of NASCAR (b. 1933)
* June 4 - Craig L. Thomas, American politician (b. 1933)
* June 5 - Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (b. 1922)
* June 8 - Aden Abdullah Osman Daar, first President of Somalia (b. 1908)
* June 10 - Augie Auer, meteorologist (b. 1940)
* June 11 - Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
* June 11 - Mala Powers, American film actress (b. 1931)
* June 12 - Don Herbert, American television personality, "Mr. Wizard" (b. 1917)
* June 13 - David Hatch, BBC Radio producer and comedian (b. 1939)
* June 14 - Ruth Bell Graham, Wife of Billy Graham (b. 1920)
* June 14 - Jacques Simonet, Belgian politician (b. 1963)
* June 14 - Kurt Waldheim, Austrian politician and diplomat, former United Nations Secretary-General (b. 1918)
* June 15 - Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
* June 17 - Gianfranco Ferrè, Italian designer (b. 1944)
* June 18 - Bernard Manning, English comedian (b. 1930)
* June 18 - Vilma Espín, Cuban wife of Raúl Castro (b. 1930)
* June 18 - Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (b. 1951)
* June 19 - El Fary, Spanish singer (b. 1937)
* June 19 - Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
* June 19 - Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1919)
* June 20 - Trevor Henry, New Zealand Justice (b. 1902)
* June 21 - Bob Evans, American restaurateur (b. 1918)
* June 22 - Nancy Benoit, American professional wrestling manager (b. 1964)
* June 22 - Rod Beck, American baseball player (b. 1968)
* June 22 - Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player b. (1964)
* June 24 - Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)
* June 24 - Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)
* June 24 - Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1967)
* June 24 - Jack Flynt, American politician (b. 1914)
* June 25 - J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher (b. 1933)
* June 25 - Khadijeh Dadehbala (Mahasti), Iranian popular singer (b. 1946)
* June 26 - Jupp Derwall, German footballer and coach (b. 1927)
* June 26 - Joey Sadler, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1914)
* June 27 - Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer (b. 1929)
* June 27 - William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
* June 28 - Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)
* June 29 - Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
* June 29 - George McCorkle, American musician (b. 1947)
* June 30 - Jan Herman Linge, Norwegian engineer and boat designer (b. 1922)

July

* July 1 - Gottfried von Bismarck, German aristocrat and socialite (b. 1962)
* July 2 - Brahim Déby, son of Chadian president Idriss Déby (b. 1980)
* July 2 - Vojislav Nikčević, Montenegrin professor and linguist (b. 1935)
* July 2 - Beverly Sills, American soprano (b. 1929)
* July 2 - Dilip Sardesai, Indian cricketer (b. 1940)
* July 2 - Jimmy Walker, American basketball player (b. 1944)
* July 2 - Hy Zaret, American lyricist and composer (b. 1907)
* July 3 - Claude Pompidou, wife of President of France Georges Pompidou (b. 1912)
* July 3 - Boots Randolph, American saxophone player (b. 1927)
* July 4 - Barış Akarsu, Turkish musician (b.1979)
* July 4 - José Roberto Espinosa, Mexican commentator (b.1948)
* July 4 - Liane Bahler, German cyclist (b. 1982)
* July 4 - Johnny Frigo, American jazz violinist and bassist (b.1916)
* July 4 - Bill Pinkney, American singer (b. 1925)
* July 4 - Osvaldo Romo, Chilean agent of the Pinochet's Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional (DINA) (b. 1938)
* July 5 - George Melly, English singer (b. 1926)
* July 5 - Régine Crespin, French soprano (b. 1927)
* July 6 - Lois Wyse, American advertising executive, author, and columnist (b. 1926)
* July 9 - Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
* July 10 - Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese bureaucrat (b. 1944)
* July 10 - Abdul Rashid Ghazi, Pakistani cleric (b. 1964)
* July 10 - Corbin Harney, an elder and spiritual leader of the Newe (Western Shoshone) people (b. 1920)
* July 11 - Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
* July 11 - Alfonso López Michelsen, 32nd Colombian President (b. 1913)
* July 11 - Ed Mirvish, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1914)
* July 11 - Shag Crawford, American umpire in Major League Baseball (b. 1916)
* July 11 - Jimmy Skinner, Detroit Red Wings head coach (b. 1917)
* July 11 - Richard Franklin, Australian film director (b. 1948)
* July 12 - Nigel Dempster, British journalist, author, broadcaster and diarist (b.1941)
* July 12 - Pat Fordice, First Lady of Mississippi from 1992 until 2000 (b. 1935)
* July 12 - Jim Mitchell, pioneer in the pornographic film industry (b. 1945)
* July 12 - Larry Staverman, American professional basketball player and coach (b. 1936)
* July 12 - Stan Zemanek, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1947)
* July 12 - Mr. Butch, American homeless man living on the streets of Boston, also known as "King of Kenmore Square" (b. 1951)
* July 14 - John Ferguson, Canadian professional hockey player, coach and executive (b. 1938)
* July 18 - Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (b. 1908)
* July 19 - A. K. Faezul Huq, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (b. 1945)
* July 20 - Tammy Faye Messner, American evangelist (b. 1942)
* July 22 - Mike Coolbaugh, American baseball player and coach (b. 1972)
* July 22 - László Kovács, Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1933)
* July 22 - Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
* July 22 - Jean Stablinski, French cyclist of Polish origin (b. 1932)
* July 22 - Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
* July 22 - Aleksandr Tatarskiy, Russian animation film director (b. 1950)
* July 22 - Jarrod Cunningham, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1968)
* July 23 - Benjamin Libet, American pioneering scientist in the field of human consciousness (b. 1916)
* July 23 - Mohammed Zahir Shah, last King of Afghanistan (b. 1914)
* July 24 - Albert Ellis, American psychologist (b. 1913)
* July 26 - Skip Prosser, American basketball coach (b. 1950)
* July 27 - James Oyebola, British heavyweight boxer (b. 1961)
* July 29 - Mike Reid, British comedian and actor (b. 1940)
* July 29 - Tom Snyder, American talk show host (b. 1936)
* July 30 - Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)
* July 30 - Teoctist Arăpaşu, Ex-Romanian Orthodox Church Patriarch (b. 1915)
* July 30 - Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film director (b. 1918)
* July 30 - Bill Walsh, American football coach (b. 1931)

August

* August 1 - Tommy Makem, Irish folk musician (b. 1932)
* August 1 - Ryan Cox, South African professional road racing cyclist (b. 1979)
* August 1 - Veikko Karvonen, Finnish athlete (b. 1926)
* August 2 - Holden Roberto, Angolan nationalist leader (b. 1923)
* August 2 - Chauncey Bailey, American columnist and newspaper editor (b. 1949)
* August 3 - James T. Callahan, American actor (b. 1930)
* August 3 - John Gardner, British author (b. 1926)
* August 4 - Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
* August 4 - Frank Mancuso, American baseball player and politician (b. 1918)
* August 5 - Oliver Hill, American lawyer (b. 1907)
* August 5 - Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger, French Cardinal Archbishop of Paris (b. 1926)
* August 6 - Heinz Barth, German war criminal (b. 1920)
* August 7 - Hal Fishman, Los Angeles–based local news anchor (b. 1931)
* August 7 - Ernesto Alonso, Mexican soap opera actor, director and producer, best known as "Señor Telenovela" (b. 1917)
* August 7 - Angus Tait, New Zealand electronics innovator and businessman (b. 1919)
* August 8 - Joybubbles, American Phone Phreak (b. 1949)
* August 8 - Ma Lik, Chinese politician (b. 1952)
* August 8 - Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
* August 9 - Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer and photojournalist (b. 1922)
* August 10 - Tony Wilson, English broadcaster, nightclub manager, and record label owner (b.1950)
* August 10 - James Faust, an Apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1920)
* August 12 - Merv Griffin, American TV personality (b. 1925)
* August 12 - Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (b. 1963)
* August 13 - Brooke Astor, American socialite and philanthropist (b. 1902)
* August 13 - Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and announcer (b. 1917)
* August 13 - Brian Adams, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
* August 14 - Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
* August 15 - Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor (b. 1944)
* August 15 - John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)
* August 15 - Sam Pollock, Canadian sports executive (b. 1925)
* August 16 - Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
* August 17 - Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (b. 1982)
* August 18 - Michael Deaver, American political adviser (b. 1938)
* August 20 - Leona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (b. 1920)
* August 21 - Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American brigadier general (b. 1918)
* August 21 - Qurratulain Hyder, Indian novelist (b. 1926)
* August 21 - Haley Paige, American actress (b. 1981)
* August 22 - Rhys Milford Jones, Murder victim (b. 1995)
* August 24 - Abdul Rahman Arif, 4th President of Iraq (b. 1916)
* August 25 - Raymond Barre, French politician and economist (b. 1924)
* August 25 - Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
* August 26 - Gaston Thorn, Luxembourger politician (b. 1928)
* August 26 - Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor (b. 1935)
* August 28 - Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
* August 28 - Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)
* August 28 - Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese actress (b. 1929)
* August 28 - Nikola Nobilo, New Zealand winemaker (b. 1913)
* August 29 - Richard Jewell, American falsely accused of bombing the Centennial Olympic Park (b. 1962)
* August 29 - Pierre Messmer, French politician (b. 1916)
* August 29 - Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (b. 1978)
* August 29 - James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (b. 1914)
* August 30 - Michael Jackson, English writer (b. 1942)
* August 30 - Charles Vanik, American politician (b. 1918)
* August 31 - Gay Brewer, American golfer (b. 1932)

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* September 1 - Tomás Medina Caracas, Colombian rebel leader (b. 1965)
* September 1 - Roy McKenzie, New Zealand philanthropist (b. 1922)
* September 2 - Max McNab, Canadian hockey player and hockey executive (b. 1924)
* September 3 - Jane Tomlinson, British charity fund raiser (b. 1964)
* September 3 - Syd Jackson, Māori activist and trade unionist (b. 1939)
* September 5 - Jennifer Dunn, American politician (b. 1941)
* September 5 - Paul Gillmor, American politician (b. 1939)
* September 5 - D. James Kennedy, American evangelist (b. 1930)
* September 6 - Madeleine L'Engle, American author (b. 1918)
* September 6 - Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (b. 1935)
* September 7 - John Compton, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia (b. 1925)
* September 7 - Mark Weil, Uzbek theater director (b. 1952)
* September 8 - Charlie Parlato, American musician (b. 1919)
* September 9 - Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer and coach (b. 1933)
* September 9 - Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)
* September 10 - Anita Roddick, English entrepreneur (b. 1942)
* September 10 - Jane Wyman, American actress, former wife of Ronald Reagan (b. 1917)
* September 11 - Ian Porterfield, Scottish footballer (b. 1946)
* September 11 - Joe Zawinul, Austrian musician (b. 1932)
* September 13 - Whakahuihui Vercoe, New Zealand clergyman (b. 1928)
* September 14 - Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (b. 1976)
* September 15 - Colin McRae, Scottish world rally champion (b. 1968)
* September 15 - Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (b. 1928)
* September 15 - Brett Somers, American actress (b. 1924)
* September 16 - Robert Jordan, American author (b. 1948)
* September 19 - Antoine Ghanem, Lebanese politician (b. 1943)
* September 20 - Mahlon Clark, American musician (b. 1923)
* September 21 - Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian athlete (b. 1929)
* September 21 - Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1926)
* September 21 - Rex Humbard, American evangelist (b. 1919)
* September 21 - Petar Stambolić, Serbian politician (b. 1912)
* September 22 - Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (b. 1923)
* September 23 - Ken Danby, Canadian artist (b. 1940)
* September 26 - Bill Wirtz, American businessman (b. 1929)
* September 26 - Dave Carpender, American guitarist with The Greg Kihn Band (b. 1950)
* September 27 - Bill Perry, South African footballer, scored winning goal in the 1953 FA Cup Final (b. 1930)
* September 27 - Avraham Shapira, Israeli chief rabbi (b. 1914)
* September 27 - Kenji Nagai, Japanese journalist (b. 1957)
* September 28 - Wally Parks, American founder of the National Hot Rod Association (b. 1913)
* September 29 - Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (b. 1927)
* September 30 - Milan Jelić, Bosnian-Serb politician (b. 1956)

October

* October 1 - Ronnie Hazlehurst, English composer (b. 1928)
* October 1 - Chris Mainwaring, Australian rules football player (b. 1966)
* October 1 - Al Oerter, American athlete (b. 1936)
* October 1 - Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster and theatre director (b. 1931)
* October 2 - Dan Keating, Irish republican (b. 1902)
* October 3 - Tony Ryan, Irish businessman (b. 1936)
* October 4 - Antonie Iorgovan, Romanian jurist, professor, and politician (b. 1948)
* October 5 - Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of World War I (b. 1898)
* October 6 - Jo Ann Davis, American politician (b. 1950)
* October 7 - Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer (b. 1975)
* October 7 - Luciana Frassati Gawronska, Italian author (b. 1902)
* October 8 - Constantine Andreou, Greek painter and sculptor (b. 1917)
* October 11 - Sri Chinmoy, Indian philosopher (b. 1931)
* October 12 - Soe Win, Burmese politician (b. 1948)
* October 12 - Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (b. 1934)
* October 13 - Bob Denard, French mercenary (b. 1929)
* October 16 - Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (b. 1921)
* October 16 - Rosalio José Castillo Lara, Venezuelan cardinal (b. 1922)
* October 16 - Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (b. 1981)
* October 16 - Barbara West, 2nd to last living survivor of the Titanic sinking (b. 1911)
* October 17 - Joey Bishop, American entertainer (b. 1918)
* October 17 - Teresa Brewer, American singer (b. 1931)
* October 18 - Alan Coren, English columnist (b. 1939)
* October 18 - William J. Crowe, American military commander and ambassador (b. 1925)
* October 18 - Lucky Dube, South African musician (b. 1964)
* October 19 - Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (b. 1943)
* October 19 - Jan Wolkers, Dutch author, sculptor and painter (b. 1925)
* October 20 - Max McGee, American football player (b. 1932)
* October 22 - Ève Curie, French author, daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie (b. 1904)
* October 23 - Lim Goh Tong, Malaysian Chinese businessman (b. 1918)
* October 24 - Petr Eben, Czech composer (b. 1929)
* October 24 - Ian Middleton, New Zealand novelist (b. 1928)
* October 26 - Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (b. 1947)
* October 26 - Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American television chef (b. 1943)
* October 26 - Arthur Kornberg, American biochemist (b. 1918)
* October 26 - Khun Sa, Burmese warlord (b. 1934)
* October 28 - Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)
* October 30 - Robert Goulet, American entertainer (b. 1933)

November

* November 1 - Paul Tibbets, American general, pilot of the Enola Gay (b. 1915)
* November 2 - Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (b. 1978)
* November 2 - S. P. Thamilselvan, Sri Lankan Tamil political leader (b. 1967)
* November 2 - Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
* November 2 - The Fabulous Moolah, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
* November 3 - Martin Meehan, Irish republican (b. 1945)
* November 3 - Ryan Shay, American runner (b. 1979)
* November 5 - Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer and coach (b. 1922)
* November 6 - Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist (b. 1920)
* November 6 - Hank Thompson, American country singer (b. 1925)
* November 7 - Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)
* November 8 - Chad Varah, English Anglican priest, founder of the Samaritans (b. 1911)
* November 8 - Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician (b. 1943)
* November 9 - Luis Herrera Campins, 56th President of Venezuela (b. 1925)
* November 10 - Laraine Day, American actress (b. 1920)
* November 10 - Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (b. 1907)
* November 10 - Norman Mailer, American writer (b. 1923)
* November 12 - Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)
* November 13 - John Doherty, English footballer (b. 1935)
* November 13 - Kazuhisa Inao, Japanese baseball player (b. 1937)
* November 13 - Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (b. 1960)
* November 15 - Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and announcer (b. 1928)
* November 16 - Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author (b. 1946)
* November 19 - Dick Wilson, American actor (b. 1916)
* November 20 - Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia (b. 1919)
* November 21 - Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, and playwright (b. 1921)
* November 21 - Tom Johnson, Canadian sports executive and hockey player (b. 1928)
* November 22 - Verity Lambert, English producer (b. 1935)
* November 23 - Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)
* November 23 - Vladimir Kryuchkov, Russian Soviet-era bureaucrat (b. 1924)
* November 24 - Casey Calvert, American musician (Hawthorne Heights) (b. 1981)
* November 25 - Kevin DuBrow, American musician (Quiet Riot) (b. 1955)
* November 27 - Sean Taylor, American football player (b. 1983)
* November 27 - Robert Cade, American physician and inventor of the beverage Gatorade (b. 1927)
* November 28 - Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (b. 1907)
* November 29 - Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)
* November 29 - Roger Bonham Smith, American businessman (b. 1925)
* November 30 - Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (b. 1938)

December

* December 1 - Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (b. 1929)
* December 2 - Robert O. Anderson, American businessman (b. 1917)
* December 2 - Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic and novelist (b. 1916)
* December 2 - Les Shannon, English footballer and manager (b. 1926)
* December 2 - Thomas Torrance, Scottish Protestant theologian (b. 1913)
* December 4 - Pimp C, American rapper (b. 1973)
* December 4 - Norval Morrisseau, Canadian artist (b. 1932)
* December 4 - Chip Reese, American professional gambler (b. 1951)
* December 5 - Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (b. 1928)
* December 5 - Andrew Imbrie, American composer (b. 1921)
* December 6 - Katy French, Irish model (b. 1983)
* December 9 - Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer (b. 1931)
* December 9 - Abdullah Qureshi, Pakistani activist (b. 1935)
* December 10 - Ashleigh Aston Moore, actress (b. 1981)
* December 11 - Nicholas Kao Se Tseien, Chinese Catholic priest (b. 1897)
* December 11 - Ottomar Pinto, Brazilian politician (b. 1931)
* December 12 - Ike Turner, American musician (b. 1931)
* December 15 - Julia Carson, American politician (b. 1938)
* December 15 - Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (b. 1952)
* December 16 - Dan Fogelberg, American singer and songwriter (b. 1951)
* December 18 - Bill Strauss, American satirist, author and historian (b. 1947)
* December 20 - Arabella Spencer-Churchill, English philanthropist (b. 1949)
* December 21 - Ken Hendricks, American entrepreneur (b. 1941)
* December 22 - Chrysostomos I, Archbishop of Cyprus (b. 1927)
* December 22 - Julien Gracq, French writer (b. 1910)
* December 22 - Andrew Glyn, English economist (b. 1943)
* December 22 - Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (b. 1932)
* December 23 - Michael Kidd, American choreographer (b. 1915)
* December 23 - Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (b. 1925)
* December 24 - Akbar Radi, Iranian dramatist and playwright (b. 1939)
* December 26 - Joe Dolan, Irish singer (b. 1939)
* December 26 - Stu Nahan, American sportscaster (b. 1926)
* December 27 - Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani politician (b. 1953)
* December 27 - Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (b. 1920)
* December 27 - Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Polish film director (b. 1922)
* December 27 - Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza‎, a claimant to the Brazilian throne (b. 1913)
* December 28 - Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (b. 1982)
* December 29 - Kevin Greening, Former BBC Radio 1 DJ (b. 1962)
* December 29 - Abdullah ibn Husayn al-Ahmar, Yemeni political and tribal leader (b. 1933)
* December 29 - Phil O'Donnell, Scottish footballer (b. 1972)
* December 31 - Ettore Sottsass, Italian architect (b. 1917)

Nobel Prizes

* Chemistry - Gerhard Ertl
* Economics - Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin, Roger Myerson
* Literature - Doris Lessing
* Peace - Albert Gore, Jr, and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
* Physics - Albert Fert, Peter Grünberg
* Physiology or Medicine - Mario Capecchi, Oliver Smithies, Sir Martin Evans

Holidays

* January 1 - New Year's Day.
* January 7 - Christmas in Eastern Christianity.
* January 26 - Australia Day, India's Republic Day.
* February 6 - Waitangi Day in New Zealand.
* February 12 - Independence Day in Chile.
* February 19 - Presidents' Day in the United States.
* February 20 - Mardi Gras Day.
* February 21 - Western Christianity: Ash Wednesday and start of Lent.
* March 1 - Saint David's Day
* March 17 - Saint Patrick's Day.
* March 19 - Feast of Saint Joseph in Christianity. In Judaism, start of the month of Nisan.
* March 21 - Norouz, Iranian and Bahá'í New Year.
* April 1 - April Fools' Day.
* April 2 - In Judaism, 14/15 Nisan. Passover Seder.
* April 6 - Good Friday in the Western Christian and Eastern Orthodox calendars.
* April 8 - Easter (Western Christianity and Eastern Orthodoxy).
* April 10 - End of Passover or Feast of Unleavened Bread.
* April 18 - Zimbabwe's Independence day.
* April 22 - Earth Day.
* April 23 - Saint George's Day.
* April 23 - Israeli Independence Day (Iyar 5) in the Hebrew calendar.
* April 25 - ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand.
* April 25 - Liberation of Italy Day.
* April 27 - Arbor Day in the USA.
* April 30 - Koninginnedag ("Queen's Day", in Dutch) - National Holiday in The Netherlands.
* May 1 - Beltane, a cross-quarter day. Also Labor Day in most of the world, but not in the USA and Canada. May Day.
* May 5- May Day in the United Kingdom.
* May 5 - Cinco de Mayo, celebrating the Battle of Puebla between Mexico and France.
* May 18 - Somaliland's (disputed) Independence day from Somalia.
* May 21 - Victoria Day in Canada.
* May 23 - Shavuot or Pentecost in the Jewish religion.
* May 28 - Memorial Day in the USA.
* June 1 - Foundation Day Western Australia, Australia.
* June 2 - Republic Day in Italy.
* June 7 - Independence Day in Norway.
* June 12 - Independence Day in the Philippines.
* June 14 - Flag Day in the USA.
* June 17 - Iceland's Independence Day.
* June 26 - Somaliland's Independence from the UK.Fact|date=April 2008
* July 1 - Canada Day.
* July 4 - Independence Day in the USA.
* July 5 - Independence Day in Venezuela.
* July 9 - Independence Day in Argentina.
* July 14 - Bastille Day in France.
* July 20 - Independence Day in Colombia.
* July 24 - Birthday of Simon Bolivar (observed in Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador). Pioneer Day observed in Utah.
* July 28 - Independence Day in Peru.
* August 1 - Lammas, "Loaf Mass," a Cross-quarter day, Swiss National Day.
* August 6 - Independence Day in Jamaica.
* August 9 - National Day in Singapore.
* August 14 - Pakistan Independence Day.
* August 15 - India Independence Day.
* August 17 - Indonesia Independence Day.
* August 20 - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary.
* August 28 - India Raksha Bhandhan.
* August 31 - National Day in Malaysia.
* September 3 - Labour Day in Canada and the USA.
* September 7 - Independence Day in Brazil.
* September 11 - National Day in Catalonia.
* September 12-September 14 - Rosh Hashana begins at sunset: New Year 5768 in the Hebrew Calendar.
* September 13 - Ramadan begins for the religion of Islam.
* September 16 - Mexico Independence Day.
* September 18 - Chile Independence Day.
* September 21 - Yom Kippur or "Yom ha-kippurim", the Day of Atonement in the Jewish faith.
* September 21 - Malta Independence Day.
* September 22 - Belize Independence Day.
* September 23 - Saudi Arabian National Day.
* September 27 - Sukot or Tabernacles in Judaism.
* October 1 - Independence Day in Nigeria.
* October 2 - Gandhi Jayanti in India.
* October 8 - Thanksgiving in Canada. Columbus Day in the USA.
* October 8 - Battle of Angamos Day in Peru.
* October 12 - Columbus Day in Central and South America.
* October 23 - Hungarian Revolution of 1956 Anniversary in Hungary.
* October 31 - All Hallows' Eve, Halloween.
* November 1 - All Saints' Day. Samhain, a cross-quarter day. Neopagan New Year's Day.
* November 5 - Guy Fawkes night in Commonwealth countries.
* November 9 - Diwali festival in India.
* November 11- Remembrance Day in most Commonwealth countries, Veterans' Day in the USA.
* November 11 - Independence Day in Poland.
* November 22 - Thanksgiving in the USA.
* November 30 - Saint Andrew's Day.
* December 1 - National Day in Romania.
* December 6 - Independence Day in Finland.
* December 11 - Independence Day in South Africa.
* December 19 - Eid ul-Adha in Muslim countries.
* December 22 - Winter Solstice.
* December 23 - Festivus.
* December 25 - Christmas in Western Christianity.
* December 26 - Boxing Day in most Commonwealth countries.
* December 31 - New Year's Eve.

References

External links

* [http://www.accuracyproject.org/2007calendar.html 2007 Calendar] at Internet Accuracy Project.


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