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2007 (MMVII ) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 7th year of the 3rd millennium, the 7th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2000s decade.

2007 was designated as

  • International Heliophysical Year[1]
  • International Polar Year[2]
  • International Year of Languages[3]

Events[]

January[]

  • January 1
    • Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union, while Slovenia joins the Eurozone.[4]
    • Adam Air Flight 574 disappears from Jakarta's radar. A week later it is founded that the aircraft had crashed into the Makassar Strait, killing all 102 people on board.[5]
  • January 4 – Congress elects Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
  • January 8 – Russian oil supplies to Poland, Germany, and Ukraine are cut as the Russia–Belarus energy dispute escalates;[6] they are restored three days later.[7]
  • January 9 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the original iPhone at a Macworld keynote in San Francisco.

February[]

  • February 2 – The IPCC publishes its fourth assessment report, having concluded that global climate change is "very likely" to have a predominantly human cause.[8]
  • February 3A truck bomb explodes in Baghdad, Iraq, killing at least 135 people and injures 339 others.[9]
  • February 13North Korea agrees to shut down its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon by April 14 as a first step towards complete denuclearization, receiving in return energy aid equivalent to 50,000 tons of heavy fuel oil.[10]
  • February 26 – The International Court of Justice finds Serbia guilty of failing to prevent genocide in the Srebrenica massacre, but clears it of direct responsibility and complicity in the case.[11]

March[]

  • March 1 – The fourth International Polar Year, a $1.73 billion research program to study both the North Pole and South Pole, is launched in Paris.[12]
  • March 11 – According to the accusation[13] by Georgia, three Russian helicopters fired on the Georgian-controlled[14] Kodori Gorge in a break-away autonomous republic of Abkhazia in north-western Georgia.
  • March 13April 28 – The 2007 Cricket World Cup is held in the West Indies and is won by Australia.[15]
  • March 23 – Naval forces of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrest Royal Navy personnel in disputed Iran-Iraq waters;[16] they were released on April 4.[17]
  • March 27Latvian Prime Minister Aigars Kalvītis and Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov sign a border treaty between Latvia and Russia, officially demarcating the border between the two.[18]

April[]

  • April 3 – French high speed passenger train, the TGV, reaches a top speed of 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph), breaking the record for the world's fastest conventional train.[19]
  • April 16Seung-Hui Cho kills 32 people and wounds 17 others in a shooting at Virginia Tech, a university in the United States.[20][21][22]
  • April 18 – A series of attacks take place across Baghdad, Iraq, killing nearly 200 people.[23]
  • April 24Gliese 581c, a potentially Earth-like extrasolar planet habitable for life, is discovered in the constellation Libra.[24]
  • April 2627Ethnic Russian riot in Tallinn and other cities in Estonia against the moving of the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet World War II memorial.[25]

May[]

  • May 17 – The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and the Moscow Patriarchate re-unite after 80 years of schism.[26]
  • 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.[27]

June[]

The first iPhone, the first modern Smartphone, was announced and released in 2007

  • June 5NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft makes its second fly-by of Venus en route to Mercury.
  • June 282007 European heat wave: in the aftermath of Greece's worst heat wave in a century, at least 11 people are reported dead from heatstroke, approximately 200 wildfires break out nationwide, and the country's electricity grid nearly collapses due to record breaking demand.
  • June 29 – The iPhone, the first modern smartphone, is released in the United States. It was later released in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland and Austria in November 2007.

July[]

  • July 7Live Earth Concerts are held in nine major cities around the world to raise environmental awareness.[28]
  • July 17TAM Airlines Flight 3054 overruns the runway of São Paulo–Congonhas Airport and crashes, killing all 187 and 12 others on the ground.[29]
  • July 24 – Five Bulgarian nurses were released from Libyan prison after eight and a half years spent behind bars in Benghazi and Tripoli, marking the end of the so-called "HIV trial in Libya".[30]

August[]

  • August 4 – The Phoenix spacecraft is launched toward Mars to study its north pole.[31]
  • August 9 – The French global bank BNP Paribas in the United Kingdom blocks withdrawals from three hedge funds heavily committed in sub-prime mortgages, signaling the financial crisis of 2007–2008.[32]
  • August 14 – Multiple suicide bombings kill 572 people in Qahtaniya, northern Iraq.[33]
  • August 15 – An 8.0 earthquake strikes Peru, killing at least 519 people, injuring more than 1,300, and causing tsunami warnings in the Pacific Ocean.[34]

September[]

  • September 6Israeli Air Force airplanes attack a suspected nuclear reactor in Syria in an airstrike.[35]
  • September 13 – The United Nations General Assembly adopts the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • September 14 – The SELENE spacecraft launches, with its objective being to study the Moon.[36]
  • September 20 – The Universal Forum of Cultures opens in Monterrey, Mexico.
  • September 25Mount Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park in New Zealand, erupts.

November[]

  • November 6 – A suicide bomber kills at least fifty people in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, including six members of the National Assembly.
  • November 14High Speed 1 from London to the Channel Tunnel is opened to passengers.
  • November 16 – Up to 15,000 people are believed to have been killed after Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh.[37]

December[]

  • December 5 – Eight people are killed and four others wounded when a gunman opens fire at Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • December 13Treaty of Lisbon is signed by members states of European Union.
  • December 20 – The Pablo Picasso painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch, together with Candido Portinari's O Lavrador de Café, is stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art.[38]
  • December 21
    • At the age of &&&&&&&&&&&&&081.&&&&&081 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0244.&&&&&0244 days, Queen Elizabeth II became the oldest ever reigning British monarch, surpassing Queen Victoria who was aged &&&&&&&&&&&&&081.&&&&&081 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0243.&&&&&0243 days upon her death on January 22, 1901.
    • The Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the Schengen border-free zone.[39]
  • December 27
    • Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated, along with 20 other people, at an election rally in Rawalpindi.[40]
    • Riots erupt in Mombasa, Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the general election, triggering a political, economic, and humanitarian crisis that killed over 1,000 people.[41]

Unknown date[]

  • Mauritania is the last country to criminalize slavery (officially "abolished" in 1981), making the practice illegal everywhere in the world.[42]

Births[]

Deaths[]

January[]

Yvonne De Carlo

Bam Bam Bigelow

  • January 2Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born mayor of Jerusalem (b. 1911)
  • January 4Marais Viljoen, 5th State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
  • January 5Momofuku Ando, Japanese inventor (b. 1910)
  • January 8Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1922)
  • January 10Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (b. 1912)
  • January 11Robert Anton Wilson, American author and conspiracy researcher (b. 1932)
  • January 12Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
  • January 13Michael Brecker, American jazz musician (b. 1949)
  • January 15
    • Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Iraqi politician (b. 1951)
    • Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (b. 1908)
  • January 17Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
  • January 19
    • Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian journalist (b. 1954)
    • Denny Doherty, Canadian musician (The Mamas & the Papas) (b. 1940)
    • Bam Bam Bigelow, American wrestler (b. 1961)
  • January 21Maria Cioncan, Romanian athlete (b. 1977)
  • January 22Abbé Pierre, French priest and founder of Emmaus (b. 1912)
  • January 23Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish journalist and author (b. 1932)
  • January 30Sidney Sheldon, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • January 31Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer (b. 1950)

February[]

Gian Carlo Menotti

Anna Nicole Smith

  • February 1Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer and librettist (b. 1911)
  • February 6Frankie Laine, American singer (b. 1913)
  • February 7Alan MacDiarmid, New Zealand chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
  • February 8Anna Nicole Smith, American model and television personality (b. 1967)
  • February 9
    • Benedict Kiely, Irish author and broadcaster (b. 1919)
    • Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
  • February 11Reginald Hugh Hickling, British lawyer, colonial civil servant, law academic and author (b. 1920)
  • February 12Peggy Gilbert, American saxophonist (b. 1905)
  • February 13
    • Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (b. 1923)
    • Charles Norwood, American politician (b. 1941)
    • Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
  • February 15Robert Adler, Austrian-born inventor (b. 1913)
  • February 17
    • Maurice Papon, French Vichy government official (b. 1910)
    • Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • February 22
    • Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author, painter, and art collector (b. 1918)
    • Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1954)
  • February 24Bruce Bennett, American actor (b. 1906)
  • February 28Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., American historian and political commentator (b. 1917)

March[]

Jean Baudrillard

Betty Hutton

  • March 4
    • Thomas Eagleton, American politician (b. 1929)
    • Bob Hattoy, American activist (b. 1950)
  • March 6
    • Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher and sociologist (b. 1929)
    • Allen Coage, American professional wrestler (b. 1943)
  • March 8John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
  • March 9Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
  • March 10
    • Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
    • Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • March 11Betty Hutton, American actress (b. 1921)
  • March 12Antonio Ortiz Mena, Mexican politician and economist (b. 1907)
  • March 14
    • Lucie Aubrac, French World War II Resistance fighter (b. 1912)
    • Gareth Hunt, English actor (b. 1943)
  • March 16Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)
  • March 17
    • Jim Cronin, British businessman (b. 1952)
  • March 18Bob Woolmer, English cricketer and coach (b. 1948)
  • March 19Calvert DeForest, American actor and comedian (b. 1921)
  • March 20Taha Yassin Ramadan, Vice President of Iraq (b. 1938)
  • March 23Eric Medlen, American race car driver (b. 1973)
  • March 25Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (b. 1951)
  • March 30Chrisye, Indonesian pop singer and songwriter (b. 1949)

April[]

Boris Yeltsin

Jack Valenti

Mstislav Rostropovich

  • April 1
    • Laurie Baker, English architect (b. 1917)
    • Hans Filbinger, German jurist and politician (b. 1913)
  • April 3Eddie Robinson, American football coach (b. 1919)
  • April 4Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1939)
  • April 5
    • Thomas Stoltz Harvey Pathologist who conducted Albert Einstein's autopsy (b. 1912)
    • Leela Majumdar, Bengali children's author (b. 1908)
    • Darryl Stingley, American football player (b. 1951)
    • Poornachandra Tejaswi, Indian writer and novelist (b. 1938)
  • April 7
    • Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
    • Barry Nelson, American actor (b. 1917)
  • April 11
    • Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (b. 1922)
    • Ronald Speirs, United States Army officer (b. 1920)
    • Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist and playwright (b. 1922)
  • April 14Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
  • April 17Kitty Carlisle Hart, American singer, actress & talk show panelist (b. 1910)
  • April 22Juanita Millender-McDonald, American politician (b. 1938)
  • April 23Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b. 1931)
  • April 25Alan Ball, English footballer (b. 1945)
  • April 26Jack Valenti, American film executive, creator of MPAA film rating system (b. 1921)
  • April 27Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
  • April 28
    • Dabbs Greer, American actor (b. 1917)
    • Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
  • April 29Ivica Račan, 7th Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)
  • April 30
    • Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (b. 1983)
    • Tom Poston, American actor (b. 1921)
    • Gordon Scott, American actor (b. 1926)

May[]

Wally Schirra

  • May 3Wally Schirra, American astronaut (b. 1923)
  • May 5Theodore Maiman, American physicist (b. 1927)
  • May 11Malietoa Tanumafili II, Samoan head of state (b. 1913)
  • May 12Mullah Dadullah Akhund, Afghan Taliban military leader
  • May 14Colin St John Wilson, English architect (b. 1922)
  • May 15
  • May 17Lloyd Alexander, American author (b. 1924)
  • May 18Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and Nobel Prize for Physics laureate (b. 1932)
  • May 20Stanley Miller, American chemist and biologist (b. 1930)
  • May 27Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (b. 1967)
  • May 28
    • Marquise Hill, American football player (b. 1982)
    • David Lane, American white nationalist (b. 1938)

June[]

Kurt Waldheim

Chris Benoit

  • June 2Huang Ju, Chinese politician (b. 1938)
  • June 4Craig L. Thomas, American politician (b. 1933)
  • June 8Aden Abdullah Osman Daar, first President of Somalia (b. 1908)
  • June 11Mala Powers, American film actress (b. 1931)
  • June 12Don Herbert, American television personality, Mr. Wizard (b. 1917)
  • June 13David Hatch, BBC Radio producer and comedian (b. 1939)
  • June 14
    • Ruth Bell Graham, Wife of Billy Graham (b. 1920)
    • Kurt Waldheim, Austrian politician and diplomat, former United Nations Secretary-General (b. 1918)
  • June 15Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • June 17Gianfranco Ferré, Italian designer (b. 1944)
  • June 18Bernard Manning, English comedian (b. 1930)
  • June 19
    • Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1919)
    • Klausjürgen Wussow, German theatre and television actor (b. 1929)
  • June 22Nancy Benoit, American professional wrestling valet and model (b. 1964)
  • June 23Rod Beck, American baseball player (b. 1968)
  • June 24
    • Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)
    • Natasja Saad, Afro Danish rapper and reggae singer (b. 1974)
    • Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • June 26Jupp Derwall, German footballer and coach (b. 1927)
  • June 27William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
  • June 28Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)

July[]

Lady Bird Johnson

Teoctist Arăpașu

Ingmar Bergman

  • July 2Vojislav Nikčević, Montenegrin professor and linguist (b. 1935)
  • July 5Régine Crespin, French soprano (b. 1927)
  • July 9
    • Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
    • Belinda Dann, Irish cattle station manager (b. 1900)
  • July 11
    • Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
    • Alfonso López Michelsen, 32nd Colombian President (b. 1913)
    • Ed Mirvish, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1914)
    • Shag Crawford, American umpire in Major League Baseball (b. 1916)
  • July 14John Ferguson, Canadian professional hockey player, coach and executive (b. 1938)
  • July 18Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (b. 1908)
  • July 22
    • László Kovács, Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1933)
    • Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
    • Jean Stablinski, French cyclist of Polish origin (b. 1932)
  • July 23
    • Benjamin Libet, American pioneering scientist in the field of human consciousness (b. 1916)
    • Mohammed Zahir Shah, last King of Afghanistan (b. 1914)
  • July 24Albert Ellis, American psychologist (b. 1913)
  • July 29
    • Mike Reid, British comedian and actor (b. 1940)
    • Tom Snyder, American talk show host (b. 1936)
  • July 30
    • Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)
    • Teoctist Arăpaşu, Ex-Romanian Orthodox Church Patriarch (b. 1915)
    • Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film director (b. 1918)
    • Bill Walsh, American football coach (b. 1931)

August[]

Ryan Cox

Max Roach

  • August 1Ryan Cox, South African professional road racing cyclist (b. 1979)
  • August 3John Gardner, British author (b. 1926)
  • August 5
    • Oliver Hill, American lawyer (b. 1907)
    • Jean-Marie Lustiger, French Cardinal Archbishop of Paris (b. 1926)
  • August 10Tony Wilson, English broadcaster, nightclub manager, and record label owner (b. 1950)
  • August 12Merv Griffin, American television personality (b. 1925)
  • August 13
    • Brooke Astor, American socialite and philanthropist (b. 1902)
    • Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and announcer (b. 1917)
  • August 15John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)
  • August 16Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
  • August 17Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (b. 1982)
  • August 18Michael Deaver, American political adviser (b. 1938)
  • August 20Leona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (b. 1920)
  • August 24Abdul Rahman Arif, 3rd President of Iraq (b. 1916)
  • August 25
    • Raymond Barre, French politician and economist (b. 1924)
    • Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
  • August 26Gaston Thorn, Luxembourger politician (b. 1928)
  • August 28
    • Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
    • Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese actress (b. 1929)
  • August 29
    • Richard Jewell, American falsely accused of bombing the Centennial Olympic Park (b. 1962)
    • Pierre Messmer, French politician (b. 1916)
  • August 30Michael Jackson, English writer (b. 1942)

September[]

Luciano Pavarotti

Colin McRae

October[]

Jo Ann Davis

Sri Chinmoy

Deborah Kerr

  • October 1
    • Al Oerter, American athlete (b. 1936)
    • Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster and theatre director (b. 1931)
  • October 3Tony Ryan, Irish businessman (b. 1936)
  • October 6Jo Ann Davis, American politician (b. 1950)
  • October 7Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer (b. 1975)
  • October 11Sri Chinmoy, Indian philosopher (b. 1931)
  • October 12
    • Soe Win, Burmese politician (b. 1948)
    • Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (b. 1934)
  • October 13Bob Denard, French mercenary (b. 1929)
  • October 16
    • Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (b. 1921)
    • Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (b. 1981)
    • Barbara West, 2nd to last living survivor of the Titanic sinking (b. 1911)
  • October 17Joey Bishop, American entertainer (b. 1918)
  • October 18William J. Crowe, American military commander and ambassador (b. 1925)
  • October 19Jan Wolkers, Dutch author, sculptor and painter (b. 1925)
  • October 22Ève Curie, French author, daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie (b. 1904)
  • October 23Lim Goh Tong, Malaysian Chinese businessman (b. 1918)
  • October 26
    • Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (b. 1947)
    • Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American television chef (b. 1943)
    • Arthur Kornberg, American biochemist (b. 1918)
    • Khun Sa, Burmese warlord (b. 1934)
  • October 28Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)
  • October 30Robert Goulet, American entertainer (b. 1933)

November[]

Paul Tibbets

Norman Mailer

Kevin DuBrow

Evel Knievel

  • November 1Paul Tibbets, American general, pilot of the Enola Gay (b. 1915)
  • November 2
    • Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (b. 1978)
    • S. P. Thamilselvan, Sri Lankan Tamil political leader (b. 1967)
    • Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
    • The Fabulous Moolah, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
  • November 3
    • Martin Meehan, Irish republican (b. 1945)
    • Ryan Shay, American runner (b. 1979)
  • November 5Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer and coach (b. 1922)
  • November 6Hank Thompson, American country singer (b. 1925)
  • November 7Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)
  • November 8Chad Varah, English Anglican priest, founder of the Samaritans (b. 1911)
  • November 9Luis Herrera Campins, 56th President of Venezuela (b. 1925)
  • November 10
    • Laraine Day, American actress (b. 1920)
    • Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (b. 1907)
    • Norman Mailer, American writer (b. 1923)
  • November 11Delbert Mann, American film and television director (b. 1920)
  • November 12Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • November 13
    • Kazuhisa Inao, Japanese baseball player (b. 1937)
    • Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (b. 1960)
  • November 15Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and announcer (b. 1928)
  • November 20Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia (b. 1919)
  • November 21
    • Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, and playwright (b. 1921)
    • Tom Johnson, Canadian sports executive and hockey player (b. 1928)
  • November 22Verity Lambert, English producer (b. 1935)
  • November 23Vladimir Kryuchkov, Russian Soviet-era bureaucrat (b. 1924)
  • November 25Kevin DuBrow, American musician (Quiet Riot) (b. 1955)
  • November 27
    • Sean Taylor, American football player (b. 1983)
    • Robert Cade, American physician and inventor of the beverage Gatorade (b. 1927)
  • November 29
    • Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)
    • Roger Bonham Smith, American businessman (b. 1925)
  • November 30Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (b. 1938)

December[]

Ike Turner

Julia Carson

Oscar Peterson

Benazir Bhutto

  • December 1Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (b. 1929)
  • December 2
    • Robert O. Anderson, American businessman (b. 1917)
    • Les Shannon, English footballer and manager (b. 1926)
  • December 4
    • Pimp C, American rapper (b. 1973)
    • Norval Morrisseau, Canadian artist (b. 1932)
    • Chip Reese, American professional gambler (b. 1951)
  • December 5Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (b. 1928)
  • December 6Katy French, Irish model (b. 1983)
  • December 12Ike Turner, American musician (b. 1931)
  • December 15Julia Carson, American politician (b. 1938)
  • December 16Dan Fogelberg, American singer and songwriter (b. 1951)
  • December 18Bill Strauss, American satirist, author and historian (b. 1947)
  • December 21
    • Ken Hendricks, American entrepreneur (b. 1941)
    • Carol Bly, Teacher, award-winning American author of short stories, essays, and nonfiction (b. 1930)
  • December 23
    • Michael Kidd, American choreographer (b. 1915)
    • Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (b. 1925)
  • December 26Joe Dolan, Irish singer (b. 1939)
  • December 27
    • Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani politician (assassinated; b. 1953)
    • Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (b. 1920)
  • December 31
    • Muhammad Osman Said, Former Libyan prime minister (b. 1922).
    • Ettore Sottsass, Italian architect (b. 1917)

Nobel Prizes[]

  • ChemistryGerhard Ertl
  • EconomicsLeonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin, and Roger Myerson
  • LiteratureDoris Lessing
  • PeaceAlbert Gore Jr, and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • PhysicsAlbert Fert, Peter Grünberg
  • Physiology or MedicineMario Capecchi, Oliver Smithies, and Sir Martin Evans

New English words and terms[]

  • additive manufacturing
  • collony collapse disorder
  • hashtag
  • listicle
  • netbook
  • sharing economy
  • tweep[43]

See also[]

References[]

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  2. ^ "International Polar Year 2007-2008". IPY. Archived from the original on October 12, 2008. http://www.ipy.org/. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  3. ^ "GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROCLAIMS 2008 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LANGUAGES, IN EFFORT TO PROMOTE UNITY IN DIVERSITY, GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING". Un.org. Archived from the original on May 13, 2011. https://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2007/ga10592.doc.htm. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
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