August 2007 calendar

August 2007

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 2007.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 2007: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 2007?


  • 01 Aug 2007 13 people were killed when the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River, collapses in Minneapolis, Minnesota, between University Avenue & Washington Avenue, during rush hour.
  • 02 Aug 2007 Due to the overwhelming number of countries concerned about climate change, the first ever United Nations plenary session is extended to a third day.
  • 03 Aug 2007 Raul Iturriaga (ex-deputy director of Augusto Pinochet’s secret police), is being held by police. He had rebelled against the Chilean government and the justice Los Angeles Times in June 2007.
  • 04 Aug 2007 NASA launches a Delta II rocket carrying a Mars Phoenix lander from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
  • 05 Aug 2007 Mozambique authorities seize thousands boxes of fake toothpaste that they suspect may contain dangerous chemical diethylene glycol.
  • 06 Aug 2007 American Home Mortgage files for bankruptcy
  • 07 Aug 2007 Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants' pitcher, has surpassed Hank Aaron to become the all-time leader in home runs with 756. Aaron felicitates Bonds for breaking the 33 year old record during the 10-minute celebration that follows the historic homer.
  • 08 Aug 2007 Space Shuttle Endeavour successfully launches on mission STS-118.
  • 09 Aug 2007 B.N.P., a large French bank Paribas stops withdrawals from three mutual funds due to American subprime investments.
  • 10 Aug 2007 The US Federal Reserve announced that it would lend banks as much money as needed to maintain smooth functioning of the money markets.
  • 11 Aug 2007 Reports indicate that a meteor shower may be occurring over Sonora in California.
  • 12 Aug 2007 At the southernmost tip Gibraltar, the bulk carrier M/V New Flame collides and is partially submerged.
  • 13 Aug 2007 Two Belgian tourists went missing in Iran last week. It appears that they were kidnapped and held captive by a bandit demanding the release of their brother from prison.
  • 14 Aug 2007 Mattel, an American toy manufacturer, announces a recall for 436,000 lead-based-painted toys and 18 million toys that contain small magnets that can be swallowed. All of them were made in China.
  • 15 Aug 2007 After a stock analyst switched from sell to buy, shares in Countrywide Financial fell 13 percent
  • 16 Aug 2007 JosT Padilla was convicted in the USA for conspiracy to murder individuals abroad, conspiracy to materially assist terrorists and materially aiding terrorists. Padilla was first arrested in May 2002.
  • 17 Aug 2007 The discount rate is now reduced by the US Federal Reserve from 6.25 percent to 5.75 percent
  • 18 Aug 2007 Rescuers claim that six trapped miners are not visible in the fourth hole at Crandall Canyon Mine near Huntington, Utah.
  • 19 Aug 2007 As authorities attempt to evacuate the most vulnerable, Indonesia raises Mount Karangetang's lava alert on Siau Island.
  • 20 Aug 2007 NASDAQ announces that it will sell its 31 percent stake at the London Stock Exchange.
  • 21 Aug 2007 Hurricane Dean arrives in Costa Maya (Mexico) at 165 mph (266 km/h). Dean is the first Category 5 storm to land since Hurricane Andrew.
  • 22 Aug 2007 Storm botnet, which was created by Storm Worm, sends a record number of 57 million e mails per day
  • 23 Aug 2007 "Chororapithecus abyssinicus", a fossil 10 million years old found in Ethiopia may have proved that humans and gorillas had a common ancestor 2 million years before previously believed.
  • 24 Aug 2007 Lisa Nowak, former NASA astronaut, was arrested and taken into custody.
  • 25 Aug 2007 According to a lawyer representing missing coal miners at the Crandall Canyon mine, Utah, a sixth probe could not find enough space for them to survive.
  • 26 Aug 2007 9 people were killed when gunmen attacked a farm in Putumayo, Colombia. Authorities blame FARC.
  • 27 Aug 2007 United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has announced his resignation effective September 17.
  • 28 Aug 2007 The total lunar eclipse occurs in the early morning hours of North America and the eastern Pacific Ocean.
  • 29 Aug 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident 2007: Six US cruise missiles with nuclear warheads were flown from Minot Air Force Base in the United States to Barksdale Air Force Base without authorization.
  • 30 Aug 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident, in which a B-52 flew from Minot Air Force Base (North Dakota) to Barksdale Air Force Base (Lousiana), carrying six nuclear warheads.
  • 31 Aug 2007 The British Royal Family includes Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William and Her Majesty, the Queen Elizabeth. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister Tony Blair and hundreds of others gather at Guard's Chapel, London, for a memorial service in memory of Diana, Princess Of Wales, ten year after her death.
  • 03 Aug 2007 Former deputy director of the Chilean secret police Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 2007?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Hey There Delilahyoutube
  2. - Beautiful Girlsyoutube
  3. - Big Girls Don't Cryyoutube
  4. - Umbrella
  5. - The Way I Are

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Way I Are
  2. - Beautiful Girlsyoutube
  3. - Foundations
  4. - Strongeryoutube
  5. - With Every Heartbeat


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 2007?

In At The Death by Harry Turtledove

In At The Death


Franklin Roosevelt is the assistant Secretary of Defense. Thomas Dewey is running as president, with Harry Truman, a blunt-speaking Missourian.

The First Commandment by Brad Thor

The First Commandment


The president of the United States is forced to release five Guantanamo Bay detainees by blackmail. A sadistic assassin with years of experience is then reactivated.

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

Einstein: His Life and Universe


This biography is written by the man who wrote the bestsellers Benjamin Franklin & Steve Jobs. What was his genius? Why was he a genius? Isaacson's biography reveals how his scientific imagination was born from his rebellious personality.

Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter

Beyond Reach


Detective Lena Adams is the only suspect in an abominable murder in a small Georgia hospital.

Justice Denied by J. A. Jance

Justice Denied


It seems like another turf war death that the ex-drug dealer turned-convict was murdered and shot to death on his mother's doorstep. J.P., a Seattle homicide investigator, has been convicted of the murder.