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.

Famous Birthday

  • American child, the 17th and seventh girl born to Bob and Michelle Duggar.

  • English noted family member, he is the son of Emma Bunton, former Spice Girl, and her partner Jade Jones, also a musician.

  • American child of noted parents, football star Tom Brady and actress Bridget Moynahan.

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Famous Deaths

  • Merv Griffin

    American entertainer and TV host, a singer and pianist with credits in radio and nightclubs, a horse breeder, hotelier, gentleman rancher...

  • French cardinal who converted from Judaism to Roman Catholicism at the age of 13 and went on to become archbishop (1981–2005) of Paris, the...

  • French politician, served as Prime Minister under Georges Pompidou from 6 July 1972 to 27 May 1974.

  • British journalist and politician (Born 1913).

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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?
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Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Sean Penn

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Country: United States of America

Elite Squad

Elite Squad

Release year: 2007

Directed by: José Padilha

Starring: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz



Release year: 2007

Directed by: Joe Wright

Starring: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

Country: United States of America

3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma

Release year: 2007

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman

Country: United States of America

Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises

Release year: 2007

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Josef Altin

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in August 2007?
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Up Close And Dangerous by Linda Howard

Up Close And Dangerous


A mysterious plane crash . . . A dangerous hike through the Idaho wilderness . . A smoldering attraction . . It's a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

It'S All About Him by Denise Jackson with Ellen Vaughn

It'S All About Him


This inspiring book offers a unique look at one of country music’s most beloved couples: their love story and struggles, dreams, success, near-failure, rediscovery, and their love story.

Double Take by Catherine Coulter

Double Take


A FBI THRILLER? FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACKFBI agents Dillon Savich & Lacey Sherlock are joined in an extraordinary case that plunges them into the depths of the law by a Virginia sheriff and one of their own.

God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

God Is Not Great


Christopher Hitchens, in the spirit of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am not a Christian and Sam Harris’s new bestseller, The End of Faith makes the final case against religion.

One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde

One Of Our Thursdays Is Missing


The New York Times Bestseller and the innovative sixth installment in a series that has over one million copies printed (and counting).