December 2007 calendar

December 2007

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 2007: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 2007?


  • 01 Dec 2007 The United States takes a 3-0 win over Russia to win its first Davis Cup since 1995.
  • 02 Dec 2007 Activision and Vivendi Games announce a merger to be known as Activision Blizzard. This deal, worth US$18.9 million, is the largest ever in the videogame sector.
  • 03 Dec 2007 Winter storms can cause the Chehalis river to flood Lewis County, Washington. This also closes Interstate 5 for several days. Floods are responsible for at least eight deaths and billions in damages.
  • 04 Dec 2007 Michael A. Newdow, attorney and founder of the First Amendmist Church of True Science, initiates lawsuits challenging government-sanctioned references to God, and the statute that requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American coins and paper currency.
  • 05 Dec 2007 Westroads Mall massacre: An Omaha gunman opened fire at a mall in Omaha, Nebraska, shooting eight people and then taking his own life.
  • 06 Dec 2007 In a coal mine gas explosion in northern China, the death toll is now at 104.
  • 07 Dec 2007 After a crane barge, which had been freed from a tug, collides with Hebei Spirit, the Very Large Crude Carrier in South Korea and causes an oil spillage called Hebei Spirit.
  • 08 Dec 2007 Benazir Bhatti, the first and only female Prime Minister of Pakistan, was attacked by unknown gunmen at her PPP Office. Three of their supporters were killed.
  • 09 Dec 2007 In a shooting at Arvada Colorado's youth training center, two people were killed and two others were injured.
  • 10 Dec 2007 Ten days after the official close of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Olga is forming north of Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center predicts that landfall will be made in Dominican Republic within 24 hour. Tropical Storm Warnings and Watches are posted for the northern coast of the country.
  • 11 Dec 2007 Two car bombs explode outside the Constitutional Court Building in Algiers, and at the United Nations Office. The bombings result in 45 deaths.
  • 12 Dec 2007 Sotheby's sells the Society of the Cincinatti badge of George Washington, later owned by the Marquis de Lafayette, for US$5.3million.
  • 13 Dec 2007 George J. Mitchell, former US Senator, has released a report in which he accuses 88 Major League Baseball players of using anabolic steroids.
  • 14 Dec 2007 King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia invites President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from Iran to visit Mecca during the Hajj pilgrimage.
  • 15 Dec 2007 Sikhanyiso Nazilovu, Zimbabwe's Information Minister, refers to Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, as a "Naziampquot. Ndlovu reacted to criticisms by the German government about rising human rights violations in Zimbabwe and told Merkel to "shut upampquot
  • 16 Dec 2007 A.C. Milan defeats Boca Juniors in the final to win the FIFA Club World Cup 2007.
  • 17 Dec 2007 Leaders from Chile, Bolivia, Brazil and Chile have agreed to construct a highway linking the Atlantic (in Santos in Brazil) and Pacific (in Iquique in Chile) coasts of South America by 2009.
  • 18 Dec 2007 A magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes the Aleutian Islands, 125 miles west from Adak, Alaska.
  • 19 Dec 2007 The Old Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C., where the ceremonial offices of Vice President Dick Cheney as well as the majority of White House staff, is set on fire. There are no injuries.
  • 20 Dec 2007 A group of Lakota Indian activists sends a letter to the United States State Department announcing their secession from Union.
  • 21 Dec 2007 An explosion at a mosque north of Pakistan kills at least 50 people.
  • 22 Dec 2007 Iraq War: Turkish Air Force planes strike Kurdistan Workers Party targets north of Iraq.
  • 23 Dec 2007 Thailand's People Power Party, headed by Samak Sundaravej wins the 2007 general election.
  • 24 Dec 2007 The Nepalese government announced that the country's 240 year-old monarchy would be abolished in 2008, and that a new republic would be established.
  • 25 Dec 2007 One person is killed and two are injured by an escaped tiger from the San Francisco Zoo.
  • 26 Dec 2007 Arson is suspected in Perth after record temperatures set off bushfires.
  • 27 Dec 2007 In a shooting incident, Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, is assassinated.
  • 28 Dec 2007 2007 Zoe's Ark controversy: Six French aid workers were sentenced by a Chadian court to eight years hard labor for allegedly trying to save over 100 children from Chad. They are now being flown to France to face a French court, which will decide how to serve their sentences.
  • 29 Dec 2007 The United Kingdom government has announced its New Year's Honours List. Broadcaster Michael Parkinson, Kylie Minogue, chief executive at Marks Spencer Stuart Rose and embryologist Ian Wilmut are among those being honored. Sir Ian McKellen is also on the list.
  • 30 Dec 2007 Assassination of Benazir Bhutto: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's son is named her successor as chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples Party. Asif Ali Zardari, his father, is named cochairman.
  • 31 Dec 2007 The Boston Big Dig construction project, located in Boston, Massachusetts, has ended.
  • 03 Dec 2007 Winter storms cause the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, and close a 32-kilometre (20 mi) portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars in damages are blamed on the floods.
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Music charts

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

  1. - No Oneyoutube
  2. - Kiss Kiss
  3. - Apologize
  4. - Low
  5. - Bubbly

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Bleeding Loveyoutube
  2. - Heartbroken
  3. - Rule The World
  4. - Apologize
  5. - Call The Shots


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 2007?

Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel

Amazing Grace


A warm May evening in San Francisco sees the Ritz-Carlton ballroom glisten as a celebrity-studded crowd gathers to dance for charity.

Protect And Defend by Vince Flynn

Protect And Defend


Vince Flynn's #1 New York Times Bestseller sends counterterrorist agent Mitch Rapp to a collision course against America's most fearful enemy.

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

Born Standing Up


This is the riveting, mega-bestselling and beloved memoir of a man and a vocation that was highly acclaimed and named by Time and Entertainment Weekly as one of the ten best nonfiction books of 2007.

You: Staying Young by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz

You: Staying Young


The human body is the most intriguing machine ever made. Dr. Michael Roizen, Dr.

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth


View our Ken Follett feature page. Starz has more information about The Pillars of the Earth. This historical epic, a departure for the bestselling thriller author, is a tale about the construction of a powerful Gothic cathedral in the 12th …