Welcome to the year 2007!
Below you will find the list I compiled of major events, trends, world leaders, cost of living, and popular culture for the year 2007. I hope this helps you with the baby book or commemorative project you’re working on. If you don’t want to write down all this information, take a look at the printable versions.
Affiliate links have been incorporated into this post to provide you with further information about trends and popular items during this period of time.
Printables for 2007:
Newspaper / Full Post / 1 Page
2007 Cost of things (U.S. Averages):
Gallon of Whole Milk~ $3.91 (American Farm Bureau Federation)
Dozen Eggs~ $1.61 (American Farm Bureau Federation)
Loaf of white bread~ $1.62 (American Farm Bureau Federation)
U.S. Postage Stamp~ 41 cents
New Car Price~ $30,748 (TrueCar.com)
Gallon of Gas~ $3.07 (CNN Money, Lundberg Survey)
Movie Ticket~ $6.88 (National Association of Theatre Owners)
Price of new house~ $235,500 (Census.gov)
2007 Top Celebrities:
2007 Top Songs:
Umbrella ~Rihanna and Jay Z
The Sweet Escape ~Gwen Stefani feat. Akon
Big Girls Don’t Cry ~Fergie
Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’) ~T-Pain feat Yung Joc
Before He Cheats ~Carrie Underwood
Hey There Delilah ~Plain White T’s
I Wanna Love You ~Akon feat. Snoop Dogg
Say It Right ~Nelly Furtado
Glamorous ~Fergie feat. Ludacris
What Goes Around… Comes Around ~Justin Timberlake
Lost Without U ~Robin Thicke
Waiting On The World To Change ~John Mayer
2007 Top Television Shows:
2007 Top Movies:
Shrek the Third
Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I Am Legend
The Bourne Ultimatum
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Alvin and the Chipmunks
2007 Top Books:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling, art by Mary GrandPre
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
The Dangerous Book for Boys – Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden
I Am America (And So Can You!) – Stephen Colbert
You: Staying Young – Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
2007 Top Fashion & Trends:
Silk scarf worn around head
Bright colors~ Orange, yellow, teal, purple
Garters and corsets
Huge arm tote
Designer and white sunglasses
The ‘Cocktail’ ring
2007 World Leaders:
George W. Bush, President of the United States.
Hu Jintao, President of China.
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.
Tony Blair resigned in June and Gordon Brown became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Romano Prodi, Prime Minister of Italy.
Pope Benedict XVI of Vatican City.
Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India.
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.
John Howard Till 3 December, Prime Minister of Australia.
Kevin Rudd From 3 December, Prime Minister of Australia.
President Jacques Chirac Till 16 May, France.
President Nicolas Sarkozy From 16 May, France.
2007 Major Events:
January 1- Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union.
South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon becomes the new United Nations Secretary-General, replacing Kofi Annan.
January 9 – Apple Inc’s CEO and founder, Steve Jobs announces the first generation iPhone, the iPhone 2G (it goes on sale in the United States on June 29).
February 2- Chinese President Hu Jintao signs a series of economic deals with Sudan.
February 27 – The Chinese Correction: World stock markets plummet after China and Europe release less-than-expected growth reports.
April 16 – Virginia Tech massacre: Seung-Hui Cho, a South Korean expatriate student, shoots and kills 32 people at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, before committing suicide, resulting in the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in United States history.
May 20 – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai makes the largest single charitable donation in modern history, committing €7.41 billion to an educational foundation in the Middle East.
-One of the deadliest tornadoes in Kansas history destroys the town of Greensburg as it takes the brunt of the 200 mph winds.
-One of the largest and deadliest fires in US history rages in Southern California fanned by the Santa Ana winds destroying 400,000 acres and 2,000 homes.
– Rupert Murdoch aquires Dow Jones & Co which includes the Wall Street Journal.
– Six miners are trapped and lost in a collapsed mine in Utah and the tragedy worsened when 3 rescue workers are also lost in the tragedy.
– The world’s largest ship the “Liberty of the Seas” a passenger cruise ship goes into service.
– The US Housing bubble bursts when year on year home prices drop by up to 2 – 15% in areas of the country causing increasing numbers of Foreclosures.
– Nancy Pelosi is elected as the first female Speaker of the US Congress.
2007 Pop Culture:
January 17 – Protests occur in India and the United Kingdom against the British series of Celebrity Big Brother, after Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd and Jo O’Meara were allegedly racially abusive towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.
July 21 – The final book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is released and sells over 11 million copies in the first 24 hours, becoming the fastest selling book in history.
October 8 – Track and field star Marion Jones surrenders the five Olympic medals she won in the 2000 Sydney Games, after admitting to doping.
February 8 – Anna Nicole Smith found dead in hotel room from prescription-drug overdose.
-The series finale of “The Sopranos,” which faded to black, left viewers hanging — and talking.
-The New Wembley Stadium in England Is completed.
-Britney Spears loses custody of her sons after a slew of bizarre behavior.
-The Mitchell Report is published which shows the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormones is widespread in Major League Baseball.
– Paris Hilton spends 23 days in jail for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.
– Fisher Price recalls over 1 million Chinese Made Toys.
– Disney Channel Movie ‘High School Musical 2’ premiers in August.
2007 Technology and Science:
June 29 – The iPhone 2G goes on sale.
Following its introduction in late 2006 Nintendo Wii with its motion sensitive controllers is the game system in demand.
February 2 – The IPCC publishes its fourth assessment report, having concluded that global climate change is “very likely” to have a predominantly human cause.
February 28 – The New Horizons space probe makes a gravitational slingshot against Jupiter, which changes its trajectory towards Pluto.
April 24 – Gliese 581 c, a potentially Earth-like extrasolar planet habitable for life, is discovered in the constellation Libra.
June 1 – A 2,100-year-old melon is discovered by archaeologists in western Japan.
June 5 – NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft makes its second fly-by of Venus en route to Mercury.
July 2 – Venus and Saturn are in conjunction, separation 46 arcsecs.