|2007 : January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December|
|Centuries:||20th century – 21st century – 22nd century|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s – 2000s – 2010s 2020s 2030s|
|Years:||2004 2005 2006 – 2007 – 2008 2009 2010|
|Ab urbe condita||2760|
|British Regnal year||55 Eliz. 2 – 56 Eliz. 2|
|Chinese calendar||丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
4703 or 4643
— to —
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4704 or 4644
|- Vikram Samvat||2063–2064|
|- Shaka Samvat||1929–1930|
|- Kali Yuga||5108–5109|
|Japanese calendar||Heisei 19
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 13 days|
|Minguo calendar||ROC 96
|Thai solar calendar||2550|
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2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 7th year of the 3rd millennium, the 7th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2000s decade.
2007 was designated as:
- International Heliophysical Year.
- International Polar Year.
- European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
- Year of Rumi.
- Year of the Dolphin.
- Scotland's Year of Highland Culture.
- Scouting Centenary, celebrating 100 years of the Scout Movement.
- January 1
- January 3 – The People's Republic of China conducts a counter-terrorism raid in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
- January 8 – Russian oil supplies to Poland, Germany, and Ukraine are cut as the Russia–Belarus energy dispute escalates; they are restored 3 days later.
- January 9 – Apple Inc.'s CEO and founder, Steve Jobs, announces the first generation iPhone (it goes on sale in the United States on June 29).
- January 12 – Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught), the brightest comet in more than 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 – 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 allegedly racially abusive towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.
- January 19 – The State of Israel releases $100 million in frozen assets to President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority, in order to bolster the president's position.
- February 2
- Chinese President Hu Jintao signs a series of economic deals with Sudan.
- Martti Ahtisaari unveils a United Nations plan for the final status of Kosovo; Serbian leaders denounce the proposal.
- The IPCC publishes its fourth assessment report, having concluded that global climate change is "very likely" to have a predominantly human cause.
- 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.
- 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 28 – The New Horizons space probe makes a gravitational slingshot against Jupiter, which changes its trajectory towards Pluto.
- March 1 – The International Polar Year, a $1.5 billion research program to study both the North Pole and South Pole, is launched in Paris.
- 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 23 – Naval forces of Iran's Revolutionary Guard seize Royal Navy personnel in disputed Iran-Iraq waters.
- March 27 – Prime Minister of Latvia Aigars Kalvītis and Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Fradkov finally sign a border treaty between Latvia and Russia.
- April 3 – Second Orange Revolution: The President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, dissolves the Ukrainian Parliament, following defections that increased the majority of his opponents.
- April 4 – 2007 Iranian seizure of Royal Navy personnel: The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran announces that they will release the group of imprisoned British sailors and Marines that were captured by them on March 23.
- April 14 – Retired Russian chess champion Garry Kasparov, is detained in Moscow after participating in a banned protest march against the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.
- April 16 – Virginia Tech massacre: Seung-Hui Cho, a South Korean expatriate student, shoots and kills 32 people at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, before committing suicide, resulting in the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in United States history.
- April 24 – Gliese 581 c, a potentially Earth-like extrasolar planet habitable for life, is discovered in the constellation Libra.
- April 26 – Bronze Night: Russians riot in the city of Tallinn, Estonia, about moving the Bronze Soldier war memorial, a Soviet World War II memorial. One person is killed after two of the worst nights of rioting in Estonian history.
- May 3 – British child Madeleine McCann disappears from an apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
- May 4 – A deadly EF5 tornado destroys much of Greensburg, Kansas.
- May 16 – The United Nations General Assembly, recognizing that genuine multilingualism promotes unity in diversity and international understanding, proclaims 2008 the International Year of Languages.
- May 17 – The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and the Moscow Patriarchate re-unite after 80 years of schism.
- May 20 – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai makes the largest single charitable donation in modern history, committing €7.41 billion to an educational foundation in the Middle East
- June 1 – A 2,100-year-old melon is discovered by archaeologists in western Japan.
- June 5 – NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft makes its second fly-by of Venus in route to Mercury.
- June 28 – 2007 European heat wave: in the aftermath of Greece's worst heat wave 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.
- July 2 – Venus and Saturn are in conjunction, separation 46 arcsecs.
- July 7 – Live Earth Concerts are held throughout 9 major cities around the world.
- July 17 – TAM Linhas Aéreas Flight 3054 overruns the runway of Congonhas-São Paulo International Airport and crashes, killing all 187 and 12 others on the ground.
- July 21 – The final book in J. K. Rowling's 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.
- August 4 – The Phoenix spacecraft launches toward the Martian north pole.
- August 6 – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrives in the historic Palestinian town of Jericho, becoming the first Prime Minister of Israel to visit the West Bank or Gaza Strip in more than seven years. Olmert meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
- August 9 – The French global bank BNP Paribas in the United Kingdom blocks withdrawals from three hedge funds heavily committed in sub-prime mortgages, signaling the 2007–2012 global financial crisis.
- August 14 – Multiple suicide bombings kill 572 people in Qahtaniya, northern Iraq.
- 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 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 dissolution of the Soviet Union.
- September 2–September 9 – The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit hosts its 19th annual city meeting in Sydney.
- September 6 – Operation Orchard: Israeli airplanes strike a suspected nuclear site in Syria.
- September 14 – The SELENE spacecraft launches. JAXA has called the mission, "the largest lunar mission since the Apollo program."
- September 16 – One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 crashes in Phuket, Thailand, killing 89 passengers and crew.
- September 20 – The 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures opens in Monterrey, Mexico.
- September 24
- 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 the five Olympic medals she won in the 2000 Sydney Games, after admitting to doping.
- October 14 – Al-habileen/lahij: Four citizens are killed on the 44th anniversary of the revolution against British colonial rule in South Yemen.
- 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 later becomes larger in volume than the Sun, the second such comet in 2007 after Comet McNaught.
- October 28 – The Vatican beatifies 498 Spanish victims of religious persecution from before and during the Spanish Civil War.
- October 31 – The World Economic Forum releases The Global Competitiveness Report 2007-2008.
- November 3 – President Pervez Musharraf declares a state of emergency in Pakistan.
- 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 Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, including 6 members of the National Assembly.
- November 13 – An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, north of Manila, killing 4 people, including Basilan Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding 6 others.
- November 14
- November 16 – Approximately 10,000 people are believed to have died after Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh.
- November 18 – The Zasyadko mine disaster in eastern Ukraine claims the lives of 101 miners.
- November 30 – Rambhadracharya, a Hindu religious leader, released the first Braille version of Bhagavad Gita, with the original Sanskrit text and a Hindi commentary at New Delhi.
- December 3 – 14 – The United Nations Climate Change Conference is held at Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia.
- December 7 – Uranus's orbit is positioned such that the sun shines directly above its equator (i.e. an equinox).
- December 8 – The 2007 Africa–EU Summit takes place as European Union and African Union leaders gather in Lisbon, Portugal, for their first joint summit in 7 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 16 – Ron Paul sets a record by raising over six million dollars online in just 24 hours, an event known as a moneybomb.
- December 19 – Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, is announced as Time magazine's 2007 Person of the Year.
- December 20 – The Pablo Picasso painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch, together with Candido Portinari's O Lavrador de Café, is stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art.
- December 21 – The Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the Schengen border-free zone.
- 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 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.
- Riots erupt in Mombasa, Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the presidential election, triggering a political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.
- Mauritania was the last country to criminalize slavery in 2007 (officially "abolished" in 1981), making the practice illegal everywhere in the world.
- April 10 – Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, daughter of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima.
- April 21 – Princess Isabella of Denmark, daughter of Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
- April 29 – Infanta Sofía of Spain, daughter of Felipe, Prince of Asturias and Letizia, Princess of Asturias.
- December 17 – James, Viscount Severn, grandson of Elizabeth II, son of The Earl and Countess of Wessex
- January 2 – Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born mayor of Jerusalem (b. 1911)
- January 4 – Marais Viljoen, State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
- January 5 – Momofuku Ando, Japanese inventor (b. 1910)
- January 8
- January 9 – Jean-Pierre Vernant, French historian and anthropologist (b. 1914)
- January 10 – Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (b. 1912)
- 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
- January 17 – Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
- January 19
- January 21 – Maria Cioncan, Romanian athlete (b. 1977)
- January 22 – Abbé Pierre, French priest and founder of Emmaus (b. 1912)
- January 23 – Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish journalist and author (b. 1932)
- 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)
- February 1 – Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer and librettist (b. 1911)
- February 3
- February 6 – Frankie Laine, American singer (b. 1913)
- February 7
- February 8 – Anna Nicole Smith, American model and television personality (b. 1967)
- February 9
- 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
- February 14 – Ryan Larkin, Canadian animator, artist, and sculptor (b. 1943)
- February 15 – Robert Adler, Austrian-born inventor (b. 1913)
- February 17
- February 18 – Juan "Pachín" Vicéns, Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1933)
- February 22
- February 24 – Bruce Bennett, American actor (b. 1906)
- February 28
- March 2
- March 3 – Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss illustrator (b. 1913)
- March 4
- Natalie Bodanya, American soprano (b. 1908)
- Thomas Eagleton, American politician (b. 1929)
- Bob Hattoy, American activist (b. 1950)
- Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
- Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (b. 1932)
- Jorge Kolle Cueto, Bolivian politician
- March 6
- March 8 – John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
- March 9
- March 10
- 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
- March 16
- March 17
- March 18 – Bob Woolmer, English cricketer and coach (b. 1948)
- March 19
- 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 1
- 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
- April 6 – Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (b. 1916)
- April 7
- April 9 – AJ Carothers, American writer (b. 1931)
- April 10 – Kevin Crease Australian news presenter and entertainer (b. 1936)
- April 11
- April 13 – Don Selwyn, Māori actor and film director (b. circa 1936)
- April 14
- 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
- April 25
- April 26
- April 27 – Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
- April 28
- April 29
- April 30
- May 2 – Juan Valdivieso, Peruvian footballer (b. 1910)
- May 3
- May 5
- May 6 – Lesley Blanch, English writer and fashion editor (b. 1904)
- May 7 – Emma Lehmer, Russian-born mathematician (b. 1906)
- May 11 – Malietoa Tanumafili II, Samoan head of state (b. 1913)
- May 12 – Mullah Dadullah Akhund, Afghan Taliban military leader
- May 14 – Colin St John Wilson, English architect (b. 1922)
- May 15
- May 17 – Lloyd Alexander, American author (b. 1924)
- May 18
- 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
- May 28
- June 2 – Huang Ju, Chinese politician (b. 1938)
- June 4 – Craig L. Thomas, American politician (b. 1933)
- June 8 – Aden Abdullah Osman Daar, first President of Somalia (b. 1908)
- June 10 – Augie Auer, meteorologist (b. 1940)
- June 11
- June 12 – Don Herbert, American television personality, Mr. Wizard (b. 1917)
- June 13 – David Hatch, BBC Radio producer and comedian (b. 1939)
- June 14
- 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 Ferré, Italian designer (b. 1944)
- June 18
- June 19
- June 20 – Trevor Henry, New Zealand Justice (b. 1902)
- June 22 – Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player b. (1964)
- June 24
- June 26
- June 27 – William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
- June 28 – Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)
- June 30 – Jan Herman Linge, Norwegian engineer and boat designer (b. 1922)
- July 1 – Gottfried von Bismarck, German aristocrat and socialite (b. 1962)
- July 2
- July 3
- July 4
- July 5
- July 6
- July 10
- July 11
- Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
- Alfonso López Michelsen, 32nd Colombian President (b. 1913)
- Ed Mirvish, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1914)
- Shag Crawford, American umpire in Major League Baseball (b. 1916)
- Richard Franklin, Australian film director (b. 1948)
- July 12
- Nigel Dempster, British journalist, author, broadcaster and diarist (b.1941)
- Pat Fordice, First Lady of Mississippi from 1992 until 2000 (b. 1935)
- Jim Mitchell, pioneer in the pornographic film industry (b. 1945)
- Larry Staverman, American professional basketball player and coach (b. 1936)
- Stan Zemanek, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1947)
- July 14 – John Ferguson, Canadian professional hockey player, coach and executive (b. 1938)
- July 17 – Júlio Redecker, Brazilian politician (b. 1956)
- July 18 – Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (b. 1908)
- July 19 – A. K. Faezul Huq, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (b. 1945)
- July 22
- July 23
- July 24 – Albert Ellis, American psychologist (b. 1913)
- July 27 – James Oyebola, British heavyweight boxer (b. 1961)
- July 29
- July 30
- August 1
- August 2 – Holden Roberto, Angolan nationalist leader (b. 1923)
- August 3
- August 4 – Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
- August 5
- August 6 – Heinz Barth, German war criminal (b. 1920)
- August 7
- August 8
- August 9 – Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer and photojournalist (b. 1922)
- August 10
- August 12
- August 13
- August 14 – Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
- August 15
- 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
- August 24 – Abdul Rahman Arif, 3rd President of Iraq (b. 1916)
- August 25
- August 26
- August 28
- August 29
- August 30
- August 31 – Gay Brewer, American golfer (b. 1932)
- September 1
- September 2 – Max McNab, Canadian hockey player and hockey executive (b. 1924)
- September 3
- September 5
- September 6
- September 7
- September 8 – Charlie Parlato, American musician (b. 1919)
- September 9
- September 10
- September 11
- September 13 – Whakahuihui Vercoe, New Zealand clergyman (b. 1928)
- September 14 – Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (b. 1976)
- September 15
- September 16 – Robert Jordan, American author (b. 1948)
- September 18 – Len Thompson, Australian footballer (b. 1947)
- September 19 – Antoine Ghanem, Lebanese politician (b. 1943)
- September 20 – Mahlon Clark, American musician (b. 1923)
- September 21
- September 22 – Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (b. 1923)
- September 23 – Ken Danby, Canadian artist (b. 1940)
- September 26 – Dave Carpender, American guitarist with The Greg Kihn Band (b. 1950)
- September 27
- 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 1
- October 2 – Dan Keating, Irish republican (b. 1902)
- October 3 – Tony Ryan, Irish businessman (b. 1936)
- October 4
- October 5 – Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of World War I (b. 1898)
- October 6 – Jo Ann Davis, American politician (b. 1950)
- October 7
- October 8 – Constantine Andreou, Greek painter and sculptor (b. 1917)
- October 11 – Sri Chinmoy, Indian philosopher (b. 1931)
- October 12
- October 13 – Bob Denard, French mercenary (b. 1929)
- October 14 – Shin Hyun-joon, South Korean general (b. 1915)
- October 16
- October 17
- October 18
- 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
- October 26
- October 28 – Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)
- October 30 – Robert Goulet, American entertainer (b. 1933)
- November 1 – Paul Tibbets, American general, pilot of the Enola Gay (b. 1915)
- November 2
- November 3
- November 5 – Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer and coach (b. 1922)
- November 6
- November 7 – Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)
- November 8
- November 9 – Luis Herrera Campins, 56th President of Venezuela (b. 1925)
- November 10
- November 11 – Delbert Mann, American film and television director (b. 1920)
- November 12 – Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)
- November 13
- 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
- November 22 – Verity Lambert, English producer (b. 1935)
- 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
- November 28 – Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (b. 1907)
- November 29
- November 30 – Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (b. 1938)
- December 1 – Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (b. 1929)
- December 2
- December 4
- December 5
- December 6 – Katy French, Irish model (b. 1983)
- December 9
- December 10 – Ashleigh Aston Moore, American actress (b. 1981)
- December 11
- December 12 – Ike Turner, American musician (b. 1931)
- December 15
- 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
- December 22
- December 23
- December 24 – Akbar Radi, Iranian dramatist and playwright (b. 1939)
- December 26
- December 27
- December 28 – Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (b. 1982)
- December 29
- December 31
- Chemistry – Gerhard Ertl
- Economics – Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin, and 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, and Sir Martin Evans
- 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
- April 25
- 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 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.
- 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 Simón Bolívar (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 Hashanah 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
- September 22 – Belize Independence Day.
- September 23 – Saudi Arabian National Day.
- September 27 – Sukot or Feast of Tabernacles in Judaism.
- October 1 – Independence Day in Nigeria.
- October 2 – Gandhi Jayanti in India.
- October 8
- 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
- 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 16 – Independence Day in Kazakhstan.
- December 19 – Eid al-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.
- Mega Man: Dr. Thomas Light is awarded the Nobel Prize for the creation of the Robot Master.
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001): Solid Snake boards a vessel in New York City to photograph one Metal Gear.
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 (2004): The second Korean War begins.
- Act of War: Direct Action (2005)
- Battlefield 2 (2005)
- Duke Nukem 3D (1996): Specifically, sometime in December.
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (2003)
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (2005)
- Outcast (1999)
- Sin and Punishment (2000): Specifically, July 15
- Click (2006): Michael Newman (played by Adam Sandler) unwillingly fast forwards himself to 2007, when his next promotion occurs.
- Double Dragon (1994)
- The Jacket (2005)
- Paycheck (2003)
- The Forever War (1975): some events take place in 2007
- The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein (1951): Events take place in 2007, beginning on July 12.
- Dead Ernest (1980): Ernest (played by Andrew Sachs), is scheduled to die by God in 2007, in bed in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England.
- Macross Zero (2002): The VF-0 variable fighter is tested and events take place in 2007.
- Odyssey 5 (2002): Earth is destroyed on August 7. The consciousness of the surviving crew of the Space Shuttle Odyssey are sent back in time by a being known as The Seeker to prevent the destruction.
- Doctor Who: The episodes School Reunion, Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel (aired 2006) take place between January 30 and February 2, the latter two in an alternate reality. Army of Ghosts and Doomsday likely take place later this year.
- Wild Palms (1993)
- Harry Potter: The eponymous character is promoted to head of the Auror Office of the British Ministry of Magic.
- The flashback events of Ben 10: Omniverse take place.
- 2007 Calendar at Internet Accuracy Project.
- "International Heliophysical Year". IHY. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
- "International Polar Year 2007-2008". IPY. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
- "2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for All". Europa. Archived from the original on 13 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-12.
- UNESCO names 2007 ‘Year of Rumi’ (Daily Times)
- Year of the Dolphin website
- "Celebration of anniversaries with which UNESCO will be associated in 2006-2007" (PDF). Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
- "CNN.com – Transcripts". Transcripts.cnn.com. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
- "KBS Global". English.kbs.co.kr. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
- "GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROCLAIMS 2008 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LANGUAGES, IN EFFORT TO PROMOTE UNITY IN DIVERSITY, GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING". Un.org. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
- "Researchers Find 2,100 Year Old Melon". Yahoo News. Retrieved 2007-06-01.
- "'Harry Potter' tale is fastest-selling book in history". International Herald Tribune. 2007-07-23. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
- Elliott, Larry (2012-08-05). "Three myths that sustain the economic crisis". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2012-08-06.
- "Vatican beatifies 498 Spanish martyrs". Yahoo News. Archived from the original on 30 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
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