< MMVII = 2007 >
Events in 2007
|1 January:|| ||Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|15 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|18 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Dog makes way for the Year of the Pig.|
|2 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|8 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|23 April:|| ||Boris Yeltsin, the first president of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999, dies in Moscow at age 76.|
|27 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|14 June:|| ||Kurt Waldheim, WWII Wehrmacht intelligence officer, Austrian politician, fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, dies in Vienna at age 88.|
|21 July:|| ||“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, the seventh and last Harry Potter novel by British author J.K. Rowling, is published in the United Kingdom, selling over eleven million copies in the first 24 hours.|
|31 Augustus:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1428 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|22 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|30 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|7 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|19 December:|| ||Time announces its Person of the Year is Russian leader Vladimir Putin.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|27 December:|| ||Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani politician, the first woman elected leader of a Muslim state, is shot during a reelection campaign in Rawalpindi, dying at age 54.|
People in 2007
Russian president Vladimir Putin, Time Person of the Year.Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Margaret Thatcher, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Neil Armstrong, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 2007 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1917, 1923, 1934, 1945, 1951, 1962, 1973, 1979, 1990 and 2001 in the century before it and 2018, 2029, 2035, 2046, 2057, 2063, 2074, 2085, 2091 and 2103 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?2007 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 May 2013.