2007 History Events: What Happened in 2007

The literary world witnessed a dramatic turning point and the end of an era in 2007. Harry Potter’s epic fantasy series came to an end after a decade. The final volume of the great tale was published by J.K. Rowling as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In 2007, a significant technological advancement was made as well. Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple Inc., launched the first iPhone in this year. This was one of the earliest “Smartphones,” and it was praised for its unique use of a huge touchscreen as the device’s primary mode of interaction.

The series conclusion of HBO’s The Sopranos is unsurpassed in terms of television advancements. The series spanned six epic seasons and was a wildly successful and critically praised hit. The series’ ending, as successful as it was, sparked a lot of debate because it ended with an abrupt black screen after the screen had switched to the main character, leaving his fate in doubt. Many series fans were left with unanswered questions, which would take a long time to be answered.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Shrek the Third, and 300 were among the best-selling films of 2007. The Departed, a 2006 crime drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, and Matt Damon, received the Best Picture Award at the 79th Academy Awards.

The mortgage crisis, in which the real estate “bubble” ultimately burst and precipitated a severe financial catastrophe around the world, will also be remembered as a devastating economic tragedy in 2007. Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt star in the 2015 film The Big Short, which depicts the events. The origin of the crisis has been hotly discussed, with economists like as John Maynard Keynes vs Ludwig von Mises and F.A. Hayek representing the two primary schools of thought.

Continue reading to discover more about the events of 2007.


(January 04, 2007)
Nancy Pelosi is elected as the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives in US history as the 110th Congress convenes. photo source:


(April 16, 2007)
On the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, 33 people were killed, including the shooter, in one of the country's bloodiest mass shootings.

(April 23, 2007)
Boris Yeltsin, a Russian politician who became the country's first democratically elected leader in 1991 and led Russia through a tumultuous decade of political and economic retrenchment until his resignation on the eve of 2000, died in Moscow.

(April 26, 2007)
At the age of 85, Jack Valenti, the longstanding president of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), died. He was the creator of the film-rating system that assigns labels for audience suitability (G, PG, PG-13, R, or NC-17).

(April 27, 2007)
Mstislav Rostropovich, a Russian conductor and musician who was one of the most recognised cellists of the twentieth century, died at the age of 80.


(June 27, 2007)
Gordon Brown, a British Labour Party politician, became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007.

(June 28, 2007)
The bald eagle was taken off the list of endangered and vulnerable species in the United States.

(August 04, 2007)
The Phoenix spacecraft is launched by NASA.

(September 06, 2007)
One of the 20th century's finest bel canto opera singers, the Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, passed away at the age of 71. photo source:


(September 29, 2007)
In a controlled explosion, Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power facility, is demolished. photo source:

(October 06, 2007)
Jason Lewis is the first person to complete a world circumnavigation using only human power. photo source:

(October 18, 2007)
Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's first woman prime minister (1988–90 and 1993–96), returned to her homeland after eight years of self-imposed exile. Her motorcade was targeted in Karachi hours later, and she was assassinated in December. photo source:

(October 28, 2007)
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, an Argentine lawyer and politician, was elected as Argentina's first female president. photo source:

(November 05, 2007) Chang'e 1, China's first lunar satellite, is launched into orbit around the Moon. photo source:


(November 05, 2007) Google has launched its Android mobile operating system. photo source:

(November 19, 2007)
The Kindle, a wireless electronic reading gadget that helped popularise e-books, was first sold on photo source:

(November 30, 2007)
Evel Knievel, an American motorcycle daredevil most renowned for his death-defying stunts, including a breathtaking jump over the Caesars Palace Hotel's fountains in Las Vegas in 1968, died at the age of 69. photo source:

(December 27, 2007)
Benazir Bhutto, a Pakistani politician and the first woman to head a Muslim country in modern history, was assassinated in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, while campaigning for parliamentary elections. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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