May 2007 calendar

May 2007

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 2007?


  • 01 May 2007 The Los Angeles May Day melee takes place, and the Los Angeles Police Department's response is controversial to a May Day pro immigrant rally.
  • 02 May 2007 Taliban gunmen kill Abdul Sabur Farid (a former Prime Minister and member of the House of Elders) in Afghanistan.
  • 03 May 2007 British child Madeleine McCann disappears from an apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
  • 04 May 2007 Greensburg, Kansas: Tornado hits, killing at most 12 people and destroying around 90 percent of the town.
  • 05 May 2007 All 114 passengers on Kenya Airways Flight 507 are killed when the pilots lose control and the plane crashes in Douala Cameroon.
  • 06 May 2007 In the ongoing Palestinian violence, Palestinian extremists attack a UN-run Gaza elementary school. At least one person was killed and at least seven others were injured.
  • 07 May 2007 Israeli archaeologists find the tomb of Herod The Great south of Jerusalem.
  • 08 May 2007 Six Islamic men from the Republic of Macedonia were arrested by the U.S. Police. They were tipped off by a Mount Laurel resident, NJ, who found their plot to attack Fort Dix in New Jersey and "kill as many Soldiers as possible."
  • 09 May 2007 The subtropical storm Andrea forms just off Florida's coast. It is the first subtropical hurricane since Ana in 2003.
  • 10 May 2007 The United States House of Representatives approves a $96 billion war expenditure measure that sets benchmarks for Iraqi achievements in return for funding.
  • 11 May 2007 Malietoa Tanumafili, Samoa's Head Of State, dies at the ripe old age of 94.
  • 12 May 2007 Upon arrival of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Karachi, riots break out in Karachi.
  • 13 May 2007 After a 4-2 victory over Finland in the gold-medal game in Moscow (Russia), Team Canada won the 2007 IIHF World Hockey Championship.
  • 14 May 2007 Hubbardton, Vermont, USA, is likely to be shaken by a meteor.
  • 15 May 2007 Space Shuttle "Atlantis" rolls out to launchpad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to prepare for the STS-117 mission. This is the second rollout for the mission. ''Atlantis’'’s External Tank was damaged in a hailstorm on February 26th. The shuttle was subsequently rolled back to Vehicle Assembly Building to be repaired.
  • 16 May 2007 Recognizing the importance of multilingualism in promoting unity in diversity, international understanding, and mutual respect, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2008 International Year of Languages.
  • 17 May 2007 In a test run agreed between the governments, trains from North Korea and South Korea crossed the 38th Parallel. This marks the first crossing of the Demilitarized Zone by trains since 1953.
  • 18 May 2007 Six people are killed and 50 injured by a bomb that was planted in Juliaca, Peru's market place.
  • 19 May 2007 In a sniper attack, three people were killed and two others were injured in Moscow, Idaho, United States.
  • 20 May 2007 TPG Capital, L.P., and Goldman Sachs leveraged buyout acquire Alltel, a US mobile phone provider.
  • 21 May 2007 2007 Israel-Gaza Conflict: Palestinian militants in Gaza launch 13 Qassam missiles into Israel, killing 1 woman and injuring many others.
  • 22 May 2007 Premier Gary Doer, from the Canadian province Manitoba, secures a third consecutive NDP majority government at the general election.
  • 23 May 2007 Three US soldiers captured in Iraq are found dead after a lengthy manhunt that occupied almost 3% of US troops.
  • 24 May 2007 The United States House of Representatives approves the $US100 billion bill to finance the US war effort against Iraq and Afghanistan. There is no timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq.
  • 25 May 2007 The Vatican's Paul VI Audience Hall will be equipped with more than 1,000 photovoltaic cells to provide all of its annual electricity needs.
  • 26 May 2007 A meteorite blows through a warehouse roof in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 27 May 2007 Russian gay rights leaders, and foreign dignitaries, are arrested and beaten in Moscow. Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov had refused permission to hold a gay pride parade.
  • 28 May 2007 Al-Azhar University suspends a lecturer who gave the Breastfeeding fatwa.
  • 29 May 2007 Former deputy secretary of State Robert Zoellick is nominated by George W. Bush to be President of the World Bank.
  • 30 May 2007 The attack on the CH-47 Chinook helicopter, which was carrying out a NATO mission to Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, kills all seven service personnel (five Americans, one Canadian, and one British). Taliban fighters claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • 31 May 2007 The National Assembly of Niger votes against the Government of Prime Minister of Niger Hama Amadou.
  • 03 May 2007 The three-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann disappears in Praia da Luz, Portugal, starting "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history".
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Music charts

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

  1. - Girlfriendyoutube
  2. - Makes Me Wonder
  3. - Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')
  4. - Give It To Me
  5. - Because Of You

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Beautiful Liar
  2. - Give It To Me
  3. - Real Girl
  4. - Cupid's Chokehold
  5. - Umbrella


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 2007?

The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien

The Children of Hurin


J.R.R.'s first complete book. The first complete book by J.R.R. Tolkien for over 30 years -- since 1977's publication of The Silmarillion -- The Children of Hurin brings together fans of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Elves …

Body Surfing by Anita Shreve

Body Surfing


"Always readable, sometimes compulsively so, Shreve's novels are often emotionally resonant and nicely paced. They also feature memorable characters. -People Sydney was 29 years old when she was divorced.

For One More Day by Mitch Albom

For One More Day


A new novel from the author of The Five People You Meet In Heaven and Tuesdays With Morrie, which millions of readers have been eagerly awaiting.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

The Reluctant Fundamentalist


A major motion picture. Short-listed for Man Booker PrizeNew York Times Bestseller "Extreme times call to extreme reactions, extreme writing."

Step On A Crack by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Step On A Crack


The unthinkable happens during a funeral of a loved former First Lady at New York City's largest cathedral. Armed men dressed as monks take over the church and seal their doors.