January 2007 calendar

January 2007

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

But much more happened on January 2007: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2007?


  • 01 Jan 2007 Officially, Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union. The European Union also makes the official languages of Romanian, Bulgarian and Irish, along with 20 other languages.
  • 02 Jan 2007 Seven New Orleans police officers were charged with the shooting of Danziger Bridge in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina. They surrender to a New Orleans jail.
  • 03 Jan 2007 National Express suffers its worst coach accident ever just outside Heathrow Airport.
  • 04 Jan 2007 A dense, metallic meteorite measuring about 1 inch in diameter falls through the roof of a house in eastern New Jersey.
  • 05 Jan 2007 Five people are killed and at least 30 injured in a bus bomb explosion near Nittambuwa, Sri Lanka. Although the Sri Lankan government claims that the Tamil Tigers are responsible, the rebel group denies any involvement.
  • 06 Jan 2007 Overnight storms knocked out power in Vancouver and Victoria. After the roof had been opened a day before, the storm uprooted trees in Stanley Park and filled BC Place.
  • 07 Jan 2007 After Friday's accusations that he had collaborated with the secret police of the Polish communist government, Stanislaw Wojciech Wielgus has been resigned as Archbishop of Warsaw. He was to be officially ordained by Pope Benedict XVI at 10:00 GMT. His decision was announced only an hour earlier.
  • 08 Jan 2007 The appeal in Gilmore v. Gonzales was denied by the United States Supreme Court. This case involved a challenge to secret laws and travel papers.
  • 09 Jan 2007 U.S. aircraft conduct air strikes against suspected terrorists in Somalia.
  • 10 Jan 2007 The United States President George W. Bush announced a plan to send 21,500 troops more to Iraq.
  • 11 Jan 2007 China conducts its first successful anti-satellite missile testing since 1985.
  • 12 Jan 2007 Athens' US Embassy is hit with a rocket-propelled grenade. It causes minimal damage but no injuries.
  • 13 Jan 2007 The Greek ship "Server" breaks in half off Norway's coast, releasing more than 200 tons of crude oil.
  • 14 Jan 2007 The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement recognizes the Red Crystal as an official symbol.
  • 15 Jan 2007 Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti (ex-Iraqi intelligence chief, half-brother to Saddam Hussein) and Awad Hamed al-Bandar (ex-chief judge of the Revolutionary Court), were executed by hanging in Iraq.
  • 16 Jan 2007 The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction takes place in Scottsdale, Arizona. It lasts six days. A 1967 Corvette coupe in silver, which was the last built by Sting Ray, is up for sale at US$600,000.
  • 17 Jan 2007 In response to North Korea's nuclear testing, the Doomsday Clock has been set at five minutes past midnight.
  • 18 Jan 2007 Merrill Lynch, the US investment bank, announces a US$10.4 Billion profit for 2006, its most successful year.
  • 19 Jan 2007 Turkish Journalist Hrant Dink is attacked in front of his newspaper's offices by Ogun Samast, a 17-year-old Turkish ultranationalist.
  • 20 Jan 2007 Three-man teams use only skis and kitses to complete a 1,093-mile trek (1,759 km), in order to reach the southern pole. This is the first time since 1958, and the first time that they have done so without any mechanical assistance.
  • 21 Jan 2007 Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, announces his plans to run for President 2008.
  • 22 Jan 2007 Two car bombs explode at the Bab Al-Sharqi Market in central Baghdad, killing at least 88 people.
  • 23 Jan 2007 Japan fishermen discover a rare, eel-like creature called frilled shark.
  • 24 Jan 2007 A meteor sighting in Giles County, Virginian USA is followed by thundering tremors.
  • 25 Jan 2007 After deadly clashes between Hezbollah-led factions and pro-government supporters, a curfew was imposed in Beirut.
  • 26 Jan 2007 War in Somalia: Four mortar shells are fired by attackers on a military camp near Mogadishu by the Ethiopians.
  • 27 Jan 2007 War in Somalia: Ethiopia will withdraw one-third of its troops in Somalia by Sunday, January 28, 2007, according to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
  • 28 Jan 2007 300 terrorist suspects are killed in a battle between U.S.-backed Iraqi troops and insurgents in Najaf (Iraq).
  • 29 Jan 2007 The global launch of Microsoft Windows Vista begins with the launch events in Auckland, New Zealand at 1101 UTC (12.01am NZDT, January 30, 2001).
  • 30 Jan 2007 Microsoft launches Windows Vista, the operating system for personal computers.
  • 31 Jan 2007 Officially, Delta Air Lines creditors reject US Airways' hostile takeover offer.
  • 01 Jan 2007 Bulgaria and Romania join the EU.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Irreplaceable
  2. - I Wanna Love You
  3. - Fergalicious
  4. - Smack That
  5. - Say It Rightyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Bleeding Loveyoutube
  2. - A Moment Like This
  3. - Heartbroken
  4. - Proper Education
  5. - Grace Kelly


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in January 2007?

The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

The World Is Flat


The Phenomenal #1 Bestseller is Back in New Edition

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Dear John


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR John is an angry rebel who quit school to enlist in the Army. Not knowing what else to do, he meets Savannah, the girl of his dreams.

H.R.H. by Danielle Steel



A young European princess shows that dignity, simplicity, and courage can prevail in a novel in which ancient traditions clash with modern reality.

Culture Warrior by Bill O'Reilly

Culture Warrior


The most powerful and traditional American media force is now free to do what he does best: he has three consecutive #1 bestsellers, plus more than 4,000,000 copies of his books printed.

The Road by Cormac McCarth

The Road


A father and son travel alone through America. Movie; Pulitzer; Oprah’s Book Club, March 2007.