2007 Fun Facts, Trivia, and Major Events

Updated on March 21, 2019
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Gregory DeVictor is a trivia enthusiast who loves to write articles on American nostalgia.

In 2007, the seven billionth can of Spam was sold.
In 2007, the seven billionth can of Spam was sold.

Quick and Interesting Facts From 2007

What are some fun facts, trivia, and major events from 2007? For openers, President George W. Bush signed the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 into law, Nancy Pelosi became the first female Speaker of the House, and author J. K. Rowling finished the seventh and final Harry Potter novel. Apple introduced the first generation iPhone, Google launched the Android operating system, and Steve Jobs was probably the most famous person in America.

In 2007, the MESSENGER spacecraft performed a second flyby of Venus, NASA's Phoenix spaceship was launched, and Comet McNaught became the brightest comet in over 40 years. Calder Hall was demolished, the Boston Big Dig ended, and the Storm botnet sent out a record 57 million e-mails in a twenty-four period.

Back in 2007, Google launched Google Trends and Google Street View, Amazon released the first Kindle e-reader, and the seven billionth can of SPAM® was sold. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at an all-time high, Con Edison ended 125 years of “direct current electricity service,” and the American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.

In 2007, unemployment hovered around 5.0%, inflation averaged 2.85%, and the federal minimum wage increased to $5.85 an hour. The prime rate was 7.75%, one ounce of gold was $630.00, and the retail price for a gallon of gas averaged $3.38. A loaf of white bread cost $1.20, a dozen eggs were $1.68, one pound of sliced bacon was $3.66, and strawberries cost $2.20 for 12 ounces.

Back in 2007, the average life expectancy at birth for persons born in the U.S. was 77.9 years, Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” was Vladimir Putin, and Lauren Nelson (Oklahoma) won the Miss America crown. The Indianapolis Colts were the Super Bowl champs, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks clinched the Stanley Cup.

In 2007, “Spider-Man 3” was the most popular film, “A Thousand Splendid Suns” was the most popular fiction book, and "American Idol” (Fox) was the most popular TV show. “The Departed” won an Oscar for Best Picture, Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) won an Oscar for Best Actress, and Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”) won an Oscar for Best Actor.

Back in 2007, Ethan and Isabella were favorite baby names, Von Dutch T-shirts and low-rise jeans were all the rage, and comfort foods and creme brûlée were real crowd-pleasers. Jimmy Fallon married Nancy Juvonen, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown parted ways, and Raggedy Andy was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

On the international news stage, Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union, Buenos Aires had its first major snowfall since 1918, and England banned smoking in all enclosed workplaces. Gordon Brown became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nicolas Sarkozy became the 23rd President of France, and British adventurer Jason Lewis completed the first "human-powered circumnavigation of the globe."

Whether you’re a millennial, a 50-something, or a baby boomer, this article teaches you fun facts, trivia, and major news events from 2007.

Table of Contents

For your convenience, I have divided this article into the following categories:

  1. Grocery Prices in 2007

  2. Major News Events from the USA

  3. International News

  4. Interesting Sports Trivia

  5. Miscellaneous Fun Facts, Trivia, and Pop Culture Trends

  6. Computer and Internet News

  7. Most Popular Websites in 2007

  8. Nobel Prize Winners

  9. Most Popular Television Shows for 2007-2008

  10. Favorite Reality TV Shows

  11. Best-Selling Fiction and Nonfiction Books

  12. Most Popular Movies of the Year

  13. Interesting Horror Movies from 2007

  14. Biggest Pop Music Artists

  15. Number One Music Hits for the Year

  16. Favorite Video Games

  17. Popular Foods and Beverages

  18. Famous Weddings and Divorces

  19. Famous People Who Died in 2007

  20. The 10 Best-Selling Cars in America

  21. America’s Largest Corporations

  22. Major Internet Companies Established

In 2007, Google launched “Google Street View.”
In 2007, Google launched “Google Street View.”

1. Grocery Prices in 2007

These quick facts have been made available courtesy of VisualCapitalist.com.

  1. All-purpose flour - One pound for 36 cents

  2. American cheese - One pound for $3.84

  3. Bananas - 51 cents per pound

  4. Boneless chicken breast - One pound for $3.43

  5. Boneless pork chops - $3.60 per pound

  6. Broccoli - One pound for $1.59

  7. Chocolate chip cookies - $2.70 per pound

  8. Creamy peanut butter - One pound for $1.79

  9. Dried beans - 94 cents per pound

  10. Eggs - One dozen for $1.68

  11. Frozen turkey - $1.15 per pound

  12. Ground beef - One pound for $2.85

  13. Ice cream - One-half gallon for $3.95

  14. Lemons - One pound for $1.86

  15. Navel oranges - $1.28 per pound

  16. Pasta - One pound for 88 cents

  17. Potatoes - 52 cents per pound

  18. Red delicious apples - One pound for $1.12

  19. Salted butter - $3.07 per pound

  20. Seedless grapes - One pound for $2.09

  21. Sirloin steak - $5.97 per pound

  22. Sliced bacon - One pound for $3.66

  23. Strawberries - 12 ounces for $2.20

  24. Sugar - One pound for 51 cents

  25. Tomatoes - $1.65 per pound

  26. Top round steak - One pound for $4.11

  27. Wheat bread - A one-pound loaf for $1.71

  28. White bread - A one-pound loaf for $1.20

  29. White rice - One pound for 55 cents

  30. Whole milk - One gallon for $3.50

In 2007, comfort foods like macaroni and cheese were real crowd-pleasers.
In 2007, comfort foods like macaroni and cheese were real crowd-pleasers.

2. Major News Events from the USA

  1. In 2007, George W. Bush was President of the United States, and Dick Cheney was Vice-President. Bush’s presidency began on January 20, 2001, when he was inaugurated as the 43rd President of the United States. His term of office ended on January 20, 2009, when Barach Obama was inaugurated as the 44th U.S. President.

  2. In December 2007, the national unemployment rate was 5.00%. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “From 2006 to 2007, annual average unemployment rates declined in 28 states and the District of Columbia, rose in 16 states, and were unchanged in 6 states. For the second year in a row, the South reported the lowest jobless rate, 4.3 percent in 2007, while the Midwest recorded the highest rate for the third consecutive year, 5.1 percent.”

  3. The rate of inflation was 2.85%. In2013Dollars.com tells us that “prices in 2017 are 18.22% higher than prices in 2007. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.69% per year during this period. In other words, $100 in 2007 is equivalent in purchasing power to $118.22 in 2017, a difference of $18.22 over 10 years.”

  4. In 2007, a loaf of white bread cost $1.20, a dozen eggs were $1.68, one pound of sliced bacon was $3.66, and strawberries cost $2.20 for 12 ounces. A gallon of milk was $3.50, one-half gallon of ice cream cost $3.95, salted butter was $3.07 a pound, and a loaf of whole wheat bread cost $1.71.

  5. Here were the sticker prices for three best-selling 2007 cars: a Chrysler Sebring cost $18,995.00, a Ford Explorer (Eddie Bauer edition) was $32,080.00, and a Toyota Corolla cost $12,499.00.

  6. The average price for a gallon of gas was $3.38. Reuters.com explains that “U.S. average gasoline prices rose 8 percent, or 21 cents, in 2007 from the prior year . . . as oil prices rose. Gasoline prices rose as the price of U.S. crude oil rose from about $60 a barrel at the end of 2006 to more than $90 a barrel near the end of 2007.”

  7. The minimum wage was $5.15, the prime rate was 7.75%, one ounce of gold was $630.00, and the average annual income was $50,823.00.

  8. In January 2007, the median cost of a newly-built, single-family home in the United States was $254,400 while the average price was $314,600. Comparatively, in January 2018, the median cost of a newly-built, single-family home in the U.S. was $329,600 while the average price was $377,800.

  9. On January 4, the 110th United States Congress convened and elected Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House. History.com tells us that “Pelosi’s Congressional career began 20 years before when she was one of only 25 women who served in both the House and the Senate. She became the Democratic whip in 2001 and served as the minority leader between 2003 and her election as speaker in 2007. In 2002, she was one of the House members to vote against President George W. Bush’s request to use military force in Iraq.”

  10. On February 19, David Karp launched the blogging website Tumblr.

  11. On April 16, the Virginia Tech massacre, the third deadliest shooting rampage American history, took place on the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. South Korean-born Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and injured 23 others before taking his own life.

  12. The tornado outbreak of May 4-6 had a devastating impact on parts of the Midwest. On May 4, nearly 95% of the small town of Greensburg, Kansas was destroyed by “a 1.7-mile wide EF-5 tornado, with a maximum wind speed of 205mph.” iWeatherNet.com explains that “The Greensburg tornado was the first tornado to earn the classification of EF-5 following the adoption of the Enhanced Fujita Scale in early 2007. It was also the first tornado of F-5 or EF-5 intensity in the United States in more than 8 years.”

  13. On May 25, President Bush signed the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 into law. The act amended the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage in three increments: to $5.85 an hour on the 60th day after enactment (7-24-07); to $6.55 an hour 12 months after the 60th day (7-24-08); and to $7.25 an hour 24 months after the 60th day (7-24-09).

  14. On June 5, the MESSENGER spacecraft performed a second flyby of Venus.

  15. On August 4, NASA's Phoenix spaceship was launched.

  16. On August 8, Carlos Slim surpassed Bill Gates as world's richest person. Slim, a Mexican business magnate and engineer, had an estimated net worth of $59 billion.

  17. On August 22, the "Storm botnet" sent out a record 57 million e-mails in a twenty-four period.

  18. On August 23, the hashtag was first used in a tweet by U.S. product designer Chris Messina.

  19. In September, the Storm botnet was running on anywhere from one to 50 million computers.

  20. On September 29, Calder Hall, the world's first nuclear power station, was demolished during a controlled explosion.

  21. On October 9, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 14,164.53, an all-time high. On October 11, the DJIA hit an intra-day peak of 14,198.10 before starting to decline. Investors were breathing a sigh of relief that there could be another interest rate cut by the end of the year.

  22. On November 14, Con Edison ended 125 years of “direct current electricity service” that began on September 4, 1882, when Thomas Edison opened the first central power plant at 255-257 Pearl Street in Manhattan.

  23. On December 31, the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, also known unofficially as the Big Dig, ended in Boston, Massachusetts. NBCNews.com explains that Big Dig built a “dizzying array of underground highways, bridges, ramps and a new tunnel under Boston Harbor--all while the city remained open for business.”

3. International News

  1. On January 1, Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union.

  2. On January 1, Slovenia adopted the Euro currency and became the thirteenth Eurozone country.

  3. On January 1, the European Union adopted Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish as official languages. The other 20 recognized languages of the EU are Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovenia, Slovene, Spanish, and Swedish.

  4. On March 7, the British House of Commons voted in favor of a fully elected House of Lords.

  5. On January 11, author J. K. Rowling finished “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the seventh and last Harry Potter novel. The book sold 11 million copies in twenty-four hours.

  6. On January 12, Comet McNaught reached perihelion to become the brightest comet in over 40 years.

  7. On March 1, the “Denmark Riots” began after “squatters" were evicted from Ungdomshuset (“The Youth House”) in Copenhagen.

  8. On April 24, Iceland announced that Norway would defend them during peacetime.

  9. On May 11, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Frei Galvãothe, the first Brazilian-born saint.

  10. On May 16, Nicolas Sarkozy became the 23rd President of France.

  11. Gordon Brown became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

  12. On July 1, England banned smoking in all enclosed workplaces, following similar bans in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

  13. On September 14, Pope Benedict XVI's “Summorum Pontificum” ("Of the Supreme Pontiffs”) took effect and thereby removed restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass.

  14. On October 6, British adventurer Jason Lewis completed the first "human-powered circumnavigation of the globe."

  15. On December 20, Queen Elizabeth II became the oldest-ever monarch of the United Kingdom.

In 2007, “American Idol” (FOX) was a popular TV show.
In 2007, “American Idol” (FOX) was a popular TV show.

4. Interesting Sports Trivia

This sports news from 2007 has been made available courtesy of Pop-Culture.us.

  • World Series Champions - Boston Red Sox

  • Super Bowl Champs - Indianapolis Colts

  • NBA Champions - San Antonio Spurs

  • Stanley Cup Champs - Anaheim Mighty Ducks

  • NCAA Basketball Champions - Florida

  • NCAA Football Champs - LSU (Louisiana State University)

  • U.S. Open Golf - Angel Cabrera

  • U.S. Tennis (men/women) - Roger Federer/Justine Henin

  • Wimbledon (men/women) - Roger Federer/ Venus Williams

  • Kentucky Derby - Street Sense

5. Miscellaneous Fun Facts, Trivia, and Pop Culture Trends

  1. In 2007, popular baby names were Aiden, Ethan, Jacob, Jayden, Sophia, Isabella, Emma, and Madison.

  2. The average life expectancy at birth for persons born in the United States was 77.9 years, “an increase of 1.1 years from 2000 and an increase of 0.2 years from 2006.”

  3. The cost of a Super Bowl ad was $2,600,000.

  4. Popular holiday gifts were Nintendo DS and Sony PS3.

  5. Fashion trends in 2007 included super-frosty lips, low-rise jeans, tiny little vests, Von Dutch T-shirts, popped collars, customized Converse sneakers, and denim miniskirts with cropped leggings.

  6. Hotties and fashion icons included Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Biel, Christina Aguilera, Ali Larter, and Megan Fox.

  7. Hunks included Johnny Depp, Hugh Laurie, Adam Levine, and Brad Pitt.

  8. The Atari 2600 game system, Kite, and Raggedy Andy were all inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.

  9. Lauren Nelson (Oklahoma) won the Miss America crown.

  10. Rachel Smith (Tennessee) became Miss USA.

  11. Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” was Vladimir Putin.

  12. At the 79th Academy Awards, which honored the best films of 2006, “The Departed” won an Oscar for Best Picture, Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”) won an Oscar for Best Actor, Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) won an Oscar for Best Actress, and Martin Scorsese (“The Departed”) won an Oscar for Best Director.

  13. At the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards, “30 Rock” (NBC) won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, and “The Sopranos” (HBO) won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. Likewise, Ricky Gervais (“Extras”) won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”) won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

  14. At the 49th annual Grammy Awards, Carrie Underwood won a Grammy for Best New Artist.

  15. The most famous person in America was probably Steve Jobs.

In 2007, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix” was a box office success.
In 2007, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix” was a box office success.

6. Computer and Internet News

These fun facts and trivia from 2007 have been made available courtesy of ComputerHope.com.

  1. In 2007, the most popular websites were Yahoo!, Google, eBay, MSN, and Windows Live. Blogger was #16, Facebook was #21, Monster.com was #29, and CareerBuilder was #36. Six years earlier, favorite web destinations included MSN, Yahoo!, eBay, Go2, and AOL Anywhere.

  2. The total number of Internet users in the world was 1,319,872,109.

  3. Between 2000 and 2007, the number of Internet users in North America increased from 108,096,800 to 238,015,529 (120.2%). During the same period, the number of netizens in Europe increased from 105,096,093 to 348,125,847 (231.2%).

  4. Popular web searches for the year were American Idol, baby names, Britney Spears, cars, Chris Brown, food, games, Jessica Simpson, music, MySpace, New York, Pamela Anderson, poems, Shakira, song lyrics, Wiki, Wikipedia, and World Cup.

  5. About 36% of Internet users in America used Wikipedia.

  6. The most popular web browsers were Internet Explorer (56%) and Firefox (36.3%). Other browsers included Safari (1.8%), Opera (1.6%), and Mozilla (1.2%). Comparatively, in January 2019, the most popular web browsers were Chrome (79.5%) and Firefox (10.2%).

  7. The most common passwords included password, 123456, qwerty, abc123, letmein, monkey, myspace1, password1, blink182, and “your first name.” In 2018, the most popular passwords were 123456, password, 123456789, 12345678, 12345, 111111, 1234567, sunshine, qwerty, and iloveyou.

  8. In 2007, the “netbook” was introduced. ComputerHope.com tells us that “Sometimes referred to as a mini notebook, mini laptop, or subnotebook, a netbook is a term coined by Intel that describes a portable computer about half the size of a traditional laptop.”

  9. Computer companies launched in 2007 included Cristie Software, Dropbox, Heroku, Jimdo, Realm Computers, Scribd, Tumblr, Weebly, and Zynga.

  10. In 2007, the Harvard Medical School's Division of Addictions characterized the behavior of most online gamblers as "moderate,” “concluding that its findings do not support previously-made claims that online gambling has ‘an inherent propensity’ to cause problem or ‘excessive’ gambling.”

  11. In January, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) changed the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) to a 13-digit format. ISBN-International.org explains that “An ISBN is essentially a product identifier used by publishers, booksellers, libraries, internet retailers[,] and other supply chain participants for ordering, listing, sales records[,] and stock control purposes. The ISBN identifies the registrant as well as the specific title, edition[,] and format.”

  12. On January 1, Apple announced that it would drop “computer” from its brand name.

  13. On January 9, Apple released the first Apple TV.

  14. On January 30, Microsoft launched both Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 to the general public.

  15. On March 4, the Baltic state of Estonia became the first country in the world to use Internet voting during a national election.

  16. On May 22, Google released Google Trends. Wikipedia tells us that Google Trends “is a website . . . that analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google Search across various regions and languages. The website uses graphs to compare the search volume of different queries over time.”

  17. On May 25, Google launched Google Street View, a technology that gives visitors to Google Maps panoramic images of streets from around the globe.

  18. On June 29, Apple introduced the first generation iPhone to the general public. Apple.com points out that an iPhone combines “three products--a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod® with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, searching and maps--into one small and lightweight handheld device.” Then there was the price. iMore.com confirms that “The iPhone debuted at $499 for the 4GB and $599 for the 8GB model on-contract. Those prices weren't unheard of at the time--early Motorola RAZR flip phones were incredibly expensive as well--but it meant Apple couldn't penetrate the mainstream market.”

  19. On July 26, the domain name “Business.com” was sold to R.H. Donnelley for $345 million.

  20. On November 5, Google launched the Android operating system. However, Google and Android are not the same, which is contrary to what many people think. AppDeveloperMagazine.com points out that “The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is an open-source software stack for any device, from smartphones to tablets to wearables, created by Google. Lifewire.com adds that “Google actively develops the Android platform but gives a portion of it for free to hardware manufacturers and phone carriers who want to use Android on their devices.” (Author’s note: According to CBROnline.com, “open-source” software is software “for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified.”)

  21. On November 19, Amazon released the first Kindle e-reader to the American public.

  22. On December 5, Steve Jobs was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

7. Most Popular Websites in 2007

This Internet trivia has been made available courtesy of SocialTalent.com.

  1. Yahoo!

  2. Google

  3. eBay

  4. MSN

  5. Windows Live

  6. MySpace.com

  7. AOL

  8. Wikipedia

  9. MapQuest

  10. Microsoft

  11. YouTube

  12. Amazon

In 2007, Blogger was #16, Facebook was #21, Monster.com was #29, and CareerBuilder was #36. Five years later, Google was the most popular website, followed by Facebook and YouTube.

In 2007, “123456” was a common password.
In 2007, “123456” was a common password.

8. Nobel Prize Winners

These Nobel Prize facts have been made available courtesy of InfoPlease.com.

Peace: Al Gore (U.S.) and the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Switzerland)

Physics: Albert Fert (France) and Peter Grünberg (Germany)

Medicine: Mario R. Capecchi (U.S.), Sir Martin J. Evans (U.K.), and Oliver Smithies (U.S.)

Chemistry: Gerhard Ertl (Germany)

Literature: Doris Lessing (U.K.)

Economics: Leonid Hurwicz (U.S.), Eric S. Maskin (U.S.), and Roger B. Myerson (U.S.)

9. Most Popular Television Shows for 2007-2008

This TV trivia has been made available courtesy of PopCultureMadness.com.

  1. American Idol (Fox)

  2. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

  3. Desperate Housewives (ABC)

  4. House (Fox)

  5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS)

  6. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

  7. Sunday Night Football (NBC)

  8. Survivor: China (CBS)

  9. The Moment of Truth (Fox)

  10. NCIS (CBS)

In 2007, Google launched “Google Trends.”
In 2007, Google launched “Google Trends.”

10. Favorite Reality TV Shows

These fun facts have been made available courtesy of RealityBlurred.com.

  1. Big Brother 8

  2. The Amazing Race 11

  3. I Love New York 2

  4. I Love New York

  5. American Idol 6

  6. Laguna Beach

  7. The Bachelor 10

  8. The Real World Sydney

  9. Project Runway 4

  10. The Real World Denver

  11. Real World/Road Rules Challenges

  12. The Apprentice 6

  13. The Hills

  14. Survivor Fiji

  15. The Bachelor 9

  16. The Amazing Race 12

  17. Survivor China

  18. Hell’s Kitchen 3

  19. America’s Next Top Model 8

  20. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

11. Best-Selling Fiction and Nonfiction Books

This book trivia has been made available courtesy of PublishersWeekly.com.

Fiction:

  1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

  2. Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

  3. Double Cross by James Patterson

  4. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

  5. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

  6. Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich

  7. Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell

  8. The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

  9. The 6th Target by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

  10. The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz

  11. Step on a Crack by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

  12. You've Been Warned by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

  13. T Is for Trespass by Sue Grafton

  14. Stone Cold by David Baldacci

  15. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Nonfiction:

  1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

  2. The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn and Hal Iggulden

  3. Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld

  4. You: Staying Young--The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.

  5. I Am America (and So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert

  6. Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day by Joel Osteen

  7. The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz

  8. You: On a Diet--The Owner's Manual for Waist Management by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.

  9. Guinness World Records 2008

  10. The Weight Loss Cure “They” Don't Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau

  11. Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker

  12. Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman

  13. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

  14. Clapton by Eric Clapton

  15. Christmas with Paula Deen: Recipes and Stories from My Favorite Holiday by Paula Deen

In 2007, “Desperate Housewives” (ABC) was a favorite television show.
In 2007, “Desperate Housewives” (ABC) was a favorite television show.

12. Most Popular Movies of the Year

This movie trivia has been made available courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com.

  1. Spider-Man 3

  2. Shrek the Third

  3. Transformers

  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix

  6. I Am Legend

  7. The Bourne Ultimatum

  8. National Treasure: Book of Secrets

  9. Alvin and the Chipmunks

  10. 300

13. Interesting Horror Movies from 2007

Horror films from 2007 included 28 Weeks Later, 30 Days of Night, The Mist, 1408, The Orphanage, Paranormal Activity, Dead Silence, Hostel: Part II, Saw IV, Resident Evil: Extinction, Trick 'r Treat, The Reaping, The Hills Have Eyes 2, Planet Terror, Wind Chill, Vacancy, Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem, The Girl Next Door, Grindhouse, The Messengers, Halloween, Teeth, Borderland, Frontier(s), I Am Legend, Diary of the Dead, P2, and Black Water.

14. Biggest Pop Music Artists

These fun facts and trivia from 2007 have been made available courtesy of Billboard.com.

Popular artists included Akon, Avril Lavigne, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Common, Daughtry, Fergie, High School Musical II Soundtrack, Jay-Z, John Mayer, Josh Groban, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Michael Bublé, Norah Jones, Pink, Rihanna, and Timbaland.

In 2007, Facebook was the 21st most-visited website.
In 2007, Facebook was the 21st most-visited website.

15. Number One Music Hits for the Year

This music trivia has been made available courtesy of Pop-Culture.us.

  • December 16, 2006 - February 23, 2007: Beyoncé - Irreplaceable

  • February 24 - March 2: Nelly Furtado - Say It Right

  • March 3 - March 9: Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around...Comes Around

  • March 10 - March 23: MIMS - This Is Why I'm Hot

  • March 24 - April 6: Fergie featuring Ludacris - Glamorous

  • April 7 - April 20: Akon - Don't Matter

  • April 21 - May 4: Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake - Give It To Me

  • May 5 - May 11: Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend

  • May 12 - May 25: Maroon 5 - Makes Me Wonder

  • May 26 - June 8: T-Pain featuring Yung Joc - Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')

  • June 9 - July 27: Rihanna featuring Jay-Z - Umbrella

  • July 28 - August 10: Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

  • August 11 - September 7: Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girls

  • September 8 - September 14: Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry

  • September 15 - September 28: Soulja Boy - Crank That (Soulja Boy)

  • September 29 - November 9: Kanye West - Stronger

  • November 10 - November 30: Chris Brown featuring T-Pain - Kiss Kiss

  • December 1 - January 4, 2008: Alicia Keys - No One

16. Favorite Video Games

Favorite video games from 2007 included Portal, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, BioShock, Halo 3, Super Mario Galaxy, Rock Band, The Orange Box, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, The Witcher, Crysis, Team Fortress 2, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, God of War II, Forza Motorsport 2, Mass Effect, Crackdown, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, The Darkness, Cars Mater-National Championship, and Madden NFL 08.

Other popular video games were Unreal Tournament 3, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Supreme Commander, Peggle, Crash of the Titans, Assassin's Creed, Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, Dance Dance [sic] Revolution Hottest Party, Mario Party 8, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Burnout Dominator, Clive Barker's Jericho, Def Jam: Icon, Beautiful Katamari, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, and Carnival Games.

17. Popular Foods and Beverages

These fun facts and trivia from 2007 have been made available courtesy of TheKitchn.com and SpoonUniversity.com.

  1. Bacon (for example, crispy brown-sugar glazed bacon)

  2. Brown butter pasta

  3. Caffeinated foods - Examples include sunflower seeds, potato chips, and candies.

  4. Cake pops

  5. Comfort foods (chicken pot pies, meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, and pizza)

  6. Creme brûlée - A dessert made from heavy cream, vanilla beans, vanilla sugar, egg yolks, and hot water.

  7. Cupcakes (especially mini cupcakes)

  8. Fruit smoothies - How about Martha Stewart’s “hearty fruit and oat smoothie” or her “mango and yogurt smoothie?”

  9. Giant hunks of meat (influenced by the Atkins diet)

  10. Goat cheese - According to CookingLight.com, “goat cheese is a simple, creamy ingredient that can make just about anything taste that much better. Made from goat's milk rather than cow's, it's a little bit lower in fat and calories than other traditional cheese, but still provides that slightly tangy flavor to liven up any dish.”

  11. Hi-C fruit drinks (for example, Blazin' Blueberry, Boppin’ Strawberry, Strawberry Kiwi Kraze, Orange Lavaburst, and Wild Cherry)

  12. Jell-O Pudding Pops

  13. Kellogg’s Fruit Twistables

  14. Lunchables Fun Snacks

  15. Mex-Italian - How about pizza with Oaxaca cheese or tortilla soup and bruschetta?

  16. Ouch! Bubble Gum

  17. Planters Cheez Balls

  18. Planters Cheez Curls

  19. Popsicle Cookies & Cream (dairy dessert)

  20. Roasted beet salad with goat cheese

  21. Scooby-Doo! Fruit Flavored Snacks

  22. Sliders or mini burgers - There were pizza sliders, chicken and biscuits sliders, ham and cheese sliders, Brussels sprouts sliders, and Eggo breakfast sliders.

  23. Superfruits such as pomegranates, açaí berries, and citrus fruits.

  24. Whacky ice cream flavors including green tea, bacon caramel maple, and butter pecan caramel.

  25. Whole grain products

In 2007, Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) won an Oscar for Best Actress.
In 2007, Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) won an Oscar for Best Actress.

18. Famous Weddings and Divorces

This celebrity news has been made available courtesy of OnThisDay.com.

Weddings:

  1. On March 3, model and actress Elizabeth Hurley married Indian textile heir Arun Nayar.

  2. On June 1, singer Tony Bennett wed his longtime girlfriend Susan Crow.

  3. On June 6, Spice Girl singer Melanie Brown married producer Stephen Belafonte.

  4. On June 16, rock singer Rod Stewart wed model Penny Lancaster.

  5. On July 6, professional basketball player Tony Parker married actress Eva Longoria.

  6. On July 28, actor and comedian Steve Martin wed Anne Stringfield.

  7. On October 20, future French President Emmanuel Macron married teacher Brigitte Trogneux.

  8. On November 10, actress Julianna Margulies wed attorney Keith Lieberthal.

  9. On December 22, actor, comedian, producer, and television host Jimmy Fallon married Hollywood producer Nancy Juvonen.

  10. On December 23, actress Katherine Heigl wed singer and songwriter Josh Kelley.

Divorces:

  1. On February 20, actress Carmen Electra divorced rocker Dave Navarro.

  2. On April 11, actress Heather Locklear divorced rock star Richie Sambora.

  3. On April 24, recording artist Whitney Houston divorced singer and songwriter Bobby Brown.

  4. On July 13, environmental activist Laurie Lennard divorced writer Larry David.

  5. On July 30, pop star Britney Spears divorced rapper and dancer Kevin Federline.

19. Famous People Who Died in 2007

These celebrity facts have been made available courtesy of OnThisDay.com.

  1. January 5 - Momofuku Ando (Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles)

  2. January 30 - Sidney Sheldon (American novelist and playwright)

  3. April 11 - Kurt Vonnegut (American author)

  4. April 23 - Boris Yeltsin (Russian politician)

  5. June 26 - Liz Claiborne (American fashion designer and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc.)

  6. July 30 - Ingmar Bergman (Swedish stage and film director)

  7. July 3 - Bill Walsh (American football coach)

  8. September 6 - Luciano Pavarotti (Italian tenor)

  9. September 1 - Jane Wyman (American actress)

  10. October 16 - Barbara West (Titanic survivor)

  11. October 22 - Ève Curie (French author and daughter of Madame Curie)

  12. October 30 - Robert Goulet (American singer and actor)

  13. November 10 - Norman Mailer (American novelist)

  14. November 30 - Evel Knievel (American motorcycle daredevil)

  15. December 23 - Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer)

20. The 10 Best-Selling Cars in America

This auto news has been made available courtesy of GoodCarBadCar.net.

  1. Ford F-Series

  2. Chevrolet Silverado

  3. Toyota Camry

  4. Honda Accord

  5. Toyota Corolla/Matrix

  6. Dodge Ram

  7. Honda Civic

  8. Chevrolet Impala

  9. Nissan Ultima

  10. Honda CR-V

In 2007, fruit smoothies were a popular food trend.
In 2007, fruit smoothies were a popular food trend.

21. America’s Largest Corporations

This corporate trivia has been made available courtesy of Fortune.com.

  1. Walmart

  2. Exxon Mobil

  3. General Motors

  4. Chevron

  5. ConocoPhillips

  6. General Electric

  7. Ford Motor

  8. Citigroup

  9. Bank of America

  10. American International Group

  11. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

  12. Berkshire Hathaway

  13. Verizon Communications

  14. Hewlett-Packard

  15. IBM

  16. Valero Energy

  17. The Home Depot

  18. McKesson

  19. Cardinal Health

  20. Morgan Stanley

22. Major Internet Companies Established

Startups included All Things Digital, Ballotpedia, BarbieGirls.com, Blinkbox Music, Business Spectator, Chad, Matt & Rob (YouTube Channel), Chess.com, Crunchbase, Cut Out + Keep, The Daily Mash, The Daily Squib, Doodle (website), Drought.gov, Endless.com, Extremaduran Wikipedia, FFFFOUND!, Gardenology.org, Geekadelphia, Google Questions and Answers, Google Street View, Hallmark Movies Now, Investing.com, Jango, LiveMocha, and Long War Journal.

Other startups were Manhattan Movie Magazine, Microsoft HealthVault, The Mimi & Flo Show, MoviePilot, The Museum of Classic Chicago Television, Newser, Occidental Observer, OneDrive, Patch Media, PeerStream, Portfolio.com, The Producer’s Perspective, Remodelista, Sam and Nia (YouTube channel), SchoolTube, ScientificMatch.com, SideReel, Songkick, and Vsauce (YouTube channel).

In 2007, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) changed the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) to a 13-digit format.
In 2007, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) changed the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) to a 13-digit format.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Gregory DeVictor

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    Gregory DeVictor 

    4 weeks ago from Squirrel Hill, PA

    Liz, thank you for the comment. I didn’t know that the first generation iPhone and Google Android were both released that year. Oh yes, the seventh billionth can of SPAM was sold in 2007 as well.

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    Liz Westwood 

    4 weeks ago from UK

    Another great collection of facts. It's frightening to think that all these things, which don't seem very long ago, happened 12 years ago.

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