Today in History for Year 2007
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Events 1 - 100 of 146
Jan 1st - Bulgaria and Romania officially join the European Union. Also, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages.
Jan 1st - Slovenia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the thirteenth Eurozone country.
Jan 1st - Adam Air Flight 574 disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board.
Jan 3rd - National Express has its worst ever coach crash just outside Heathrow Airport.
Jan 4th - The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
Jan 9th - Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.
Jan 12th - Comet McNaught reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.
Jan 13th - Two thirds of the Venus's southern hemisphere suddenly brightened as something triggered aerosols to form at a furious rate.
Jan 15th - Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq.
Jan 17th - The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.
Jan 18th - The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe. Other losses include the Container Ship MSC Napoli destroyed by the storm off the coast of Devon, England.
Jan 19th - Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink assassinated in front of his newspaper's office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.
Jan 21st - Awashima Marine Park in Japan catches a video tape of the rare frilled shark.
Jan 22nd - The jury portion of the trial against Robert Pickton, accused of being Canada's worst serial killer, opens in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
Jan 31st - Suspects are arrested in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq.
Feb 3rd - A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
Feb 11th - In Portugal, a national referendum legalizes non-therapeutic abortion when requested by the woman during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Feb 12th - A gunman opens fire in a mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5 people in the Trolley Square shooting.
Feb 13th - Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.
Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs Feb 19th - Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.
Feb 21st - Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.
Feb 23rd - Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
Feb 23rd - A train derails on an evening express service near Grayrigg, Cumbria, England, killing one person and injuring 22. This results in hundreds of points being checked over the UK after a few similar accidents.
Feb 27th - The general strike against Lansana Conté in Guinea ends.
Feb 27th - The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.
Feb 28th - Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft.
Mar 1st - Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
Mar 1st - "Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.
Mar 4th - Estonian parliamentary election, 2007: Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world's first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet.
Mar 6th - Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice trial.
Mar 7th - British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.
Mar 9th - The US Justice Department releases an internal audit that found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had acted illegally in its use of the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about US citizens.
Mar 23rd - Burnley Tunnel catastrophe occurs in Melbourne, Australia.
Mar 23rd - Iranian Navy seize Royal Navy personnel in Iraqi waters.
Mar 24th - The Australian Labor Party is reinstated after the New South Wales state elections.
Mar 31st - In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million people take part in the first Earth Hour.
Apr 3rd - Conventional-Train World Speed Record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.
Apr 4th - 15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.
Apr 11th - 2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others.
Apr 14th - At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Apr 16th - Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, shoots 32 people to death and injures 23 others before committing suicide.
Apr 18th - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.
Apr 20th - Johnson Space Center Shooting: A man with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.
Apr 24th - Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin Apr 25th - Boris Yeltsin's funeral - the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.
Apr 26th - Queen's Pier is officially closed by the Hong Kong Government, after a bitter struggle by conservationists, in order to facilitate land reclamation in Hong Kong's Central district
Apr 27th - Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
Apr 29th - Republic Protests in Turkey.
May 1st - The Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department's response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.
May 3rd - British girl Madeleine McCann disappears from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
May 4th - Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7m wide EF-5 tornado.
May 4th - The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever.
May 5th - Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.
May 7th - The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered.
May 8th - A new Northern Ireland Executive is formed under the leadership of Ian Paisley of the Democratic Unionist Party as First Minister and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin as Deputy First Minister.
May 11th - Pope Benedict XVI canonizes the first Brazilian-born saint, Frei Galvão.
May 12th - 2007 Karachi riots , which killed over 50 people in Karachi and above 100 injured, on the arrival of Chief Justice of Pakistan; Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in Karachi city.
May 13th - Construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria begins.
May 13th - Republic Protests in Turkey.
265th Pope Benedict XVI May 16th - Alex Salmond is elected First Minister of Scotland. He is the first Scottish National Party leader to be elected as First Minister after winning a historic victory at the Scottish general election on the 3rd May.
May 17th - Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.
May 21st - The Cutty Sark is badly damaged by fire in London, England. She is the last surviving clipper.
May 25th - The Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire for the second time.
Jun 1st - Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County, Michigan.
Jun 1st - Smoking is banned from United Kingdom's public places.
Jun 3rd - USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engaged pirates after they boarded the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia. (details)
Jun 8th - Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.
Jun 13th - The Al Askari Mosque is bombed again.
Jun 24th - The Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours.
Jun 25th - 2007 United Kingdom floods, parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire flood including Louth, Horncastle and worst affected, Hull.
Jun 27th - The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.
Jun 28th - Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies.
Jun 29th - Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.
Jun 30th - A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack.
Jul 1st - Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces. With the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. The ban is also put into effect in Australia.
Jul 7th - Pope Benedict XVI issues the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, removing restrictions on celebrating the old Tridentine Mass.
Jul 7th - Worldwide performances by charity event Live Earth.
Jul 14th - Russia withdraws from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
Jul 16th - An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and aftershock of 6.6 occurs off the Niigata coast, Japan, killing 8 people with at least 800 injured and damaging a nuclear power plant. See 2007 Chūetsu offshore earthquake.
Jul 17th - TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas) Flight 3054 crashes upon landing during rain in São Paulo. This is Brazil's deadliest aviation accident to date with an estimated 199 deaths.
Jul 21st - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the bestselling Harry Potter series is released.
Jul 24th - Libya frees all six of the Medics in the HIV trial in Libya.
Jul 25th - Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first woman president
Jul 27th - Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: News helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; there were no survivors. This was the first known incidence of two news helicopters colliding in mid-air, and the worst civil aviation incident in Phoenix history.
Jul 31st - Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.
Aug 1st - The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.
Aug 4th - NASA's Phoenix spaceship is launched.
Aug 7th - Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.
Aug 8th - An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.
Aug 12th - Bulk carrier M/V New Flame collides with oil tanker Torm Gertrud at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending up partially submerged.
Aug 14th - The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 400 people.
Aug 15th - An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
Aug 21st - Hurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph. Dean is the first storm since Hurricane Andrew to make landfall as a Category 5.
Aug 22nd - The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
Aug 22nd - The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day
Aug 29th - A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.
Sep 5th - Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.
Sep 10th - Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
Sep 11th - Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.
Sep 12th - Shinzo Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan.
Birthdays 1 - 9 of 9
Feb 28th - Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco
Mar 19th - Prince Abdullah bin Ali, Prince of Jordan
Apr 6th - Princess Haalah bint Hashim, Princess of Jordan
Apr 10th - Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, Dutch Princess
Apr 18th - Hayah bint Hamzah, Princess of Jordan
Apr 21st - Princess Isabella of Denmark
Apr 29th - Infanta Sofía of Spain, Princess of Spain
Sep 22nd - Albert Windsor, descendant of British monarch
Dec 17th - James Windsor, Viscount Severn, son of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Weddings 1 - 70 of 70
Jan 9th - "Ugly Betty" actress Ashley Jensen (37) weds actor and writer Terence Beesley in a ceremony in the woods of Big Sur, California
Feb 3rd - Winner of "Strictly Come Dancing and "Eastenders" actress Jill Halfpenny (31) weds actor Craig Conway (32) at St. Andrew's Church in Newcastle
Feb 3rd - Jackass prankster Bam Margera (27) weds Missy Rothstein (26) in downtown Philadelphia
Feb 5th - "Rudo y Cursi" Mexican actor Diego Luna (28) weds actress and model Camila Sodi (21) in Mexico City
Feb 14th - Former Felicity actress Keri Russell (30) weds longtime boyfriend Shane Deary (30) in New York, New York
Feb 14th - Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona (26) weds Mark Croft in Gretna Green
Feb 17th - Japanese actress Noria Fujiwara weds comedian Tomonori at Jinnai Ikuta Shrine in Kobe, Japan
Feb 17th - "Home and Away" actress Ada Nicodemou (29) weds Chrys Xipolitas at St. Andrew's Greek church in Redfern, Australia
Feb 17th - Australian TV presenter Natalie Gruzlewski (30) weds pro surfer Luke Egan at St. Augustine's Catholic Church
Feb 24th - Former world champion track and field athlete Marion Jones (31) weds Olympic bronze medalist Obadele Thompson (30) at the Union Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilson's Mills, North Carolina
Mar 3rd - Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley (41) weds Indian textile heir Arun Nayar (42) at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England
Mar 3rd - Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra Christina (42) weds Martin Jorgensen at Oster Egende Church in Fakse City
Mar 7th - Former vocalist of "Babado Novo" Claudia Leitte (26) weds Marcio Pedreira at Hotel Convento do Carmo in Salvador, Brazil
Mar 9th - Actor-director Prem (28) weds actress Rakshita (23) at Raja Rajeshwarinagar in Bangalore
Mar 9th - Model and actress Erika Heynatz (30) weds finance broker Andrew Kingston at Whale Beach retreat
Mar 10th - Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mar 10th - Noteable singer and stage performer Matt Hetherington (36) weds Australian television presenter Melissa Kotsos at the Morning Star Estate on Mt. Eliza
Mar 30th - "Little Big Town" singer-guitarist Phillip Sweet (33) weds Rebecca Arthur at Cedarvine Manor in Lebanon, Tennessee
Mar 31st - Brazilian television presenter Ana Maria Braga weds businessman Marcelo Frisoni in Morumbi, Sao Paulo
Actress Elizabeth Hurley (Mar 3rd) Apr 7th - "Scrubs" actor John C. McGinley (47) weds yoga instructor Nichole Kessler at their home in Malibu
Apr 14th - Supermodel Esther Canadas (30) weds MotoGP rider Sete Gibernau (34) in Spain
Apr 14th - Two and a Half Men actress Melanie Lynskey (29) weds actor Jimmi Simpson (31) in a chapel overlooking a vineyard on Lake Hayes, near Queenstown, New Zealand
Apr 14th - "Rocky" film series actor Carl Weathers (59) weds award-winning producer Jennifer Peterson on a seaside wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Apr 20th - Indian film actor and producer Abhishek Bachchan (31) weds actress Aishwarya Rai (33) at the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Mumbai
Apr 21st - Bolivian model Carla Moron weds architect Pedro Gantier at la Iglesia San Francisco de Santa Cruz
Apr 21st - Pop singer sensation Anastacia (38) weds her bodyguard Wayne Newton at the Quinta Real Huatulco in Huatulco, Mexico
Apr 28th - Reality TV producer Mark Burnett (46) weds former "Touched By An Angel" actress Roma Downey (47) in a private ceremony at their home in Malibu
Apr 30th - "Timbiriche" pop singer Paulina Rubio (35) weds Spanish public relations executive Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo Najera in Cancun, Quintana Roo
May 5th - Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City
May 5th - "Scream" actress Neve Campbell (33) weds actor John Light (32) in Malibu
May 6th - Evanescence singer Amy Lee (25) weds Josh Hartzler (29) in Little Rock, Arkansas
May 6th - "The Fast and the Furious" actress Jordana Brewster (27) weds movie producer Andrew Form (38) in Bahamas
May 18th - Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (23) weds former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil (25) in Miami, Florida
Jun 1st - Legendary crooner Tony Bennett (80) weds his longtime girlfriend Susan Crow (47) in New York City
Singer Amy Winehouse (May 18th) Jun 6th - Spice Girl singer Melanie Brown (32) weds producer Stephen Belafonte in Las Vegas, Nevada
Jun 8th - "Desperate Housewives" actor Dougray Scott (41) weds actress Claire Forlani (35) at the Council Common Hall in Pievebobigliana, Italy
Jun 9th - "Ugly Betty" actress Ana Ortiz (36) weds musician Noah Lebenzon at the Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel in Rincon, Puerto Rico
Jun 16th - "Two and a Half Men" actor Jon Cryer (41) weds entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner (40) at the Chapel at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Jun 16th - Rock singer Rod Stewart (62) weds model Penny Lancaster (36) in a cloistered medieval abbey at La Cervara
Jul 7th - Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France
Jul 7th - Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck (38) weds handbag designer Gelila Assefa (38) in a three-day celebration on the Italian island of Capri
Jul 12th - World's tallest man who measures 7'9" Bao Xishun (56) weds Xia Shujian (28) in a traditional Mongolian ceremony at the tomb of Kublai Khan in Beijing, China
Jul 14th - Actor Jerry O'Connell (33) weds Xmen's "Mystique" Rebecca Romijn (34) at Calabasas, California
Jul 14th - Former "Full House" actress Jodie Sweetin (25) weds set designer Cody Herpin (30) at Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
Jul 22nd - Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali (30) weds former NFL player Curtis Conway (36) in Marina del Rey, California
Jul 28th - Comedian and actor Steve Martin (61) weds Anne Stringfield (35) at his Los Angeles home
Aug 6th - NBA Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (27) weds Chinese women's national basketball team member Ye Li (26) at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai
Aug 11th - U.S. Women's Olympic ice hockey team member Krissy Wendell (25) weds NHL player John Pohl (28) at the Rose Hill Alliance Church in West Roseville, Minnesota
Aug 25th - Dallas Stars hockey player Mike Modano (37) weds "Dancing with the Stars" season 3 alumna Willa Ford (26) in Athens, Texas
Actress Eva Longoria (Jul 7th) Aug 28th - "Diff'rent Strokes" actor Gary Coleman (40) weds Shannon Price (22) at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada
Sep 1st - Singer-songwriter Usher (28) weds hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (37) at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Georgia
Sep 1st - The first Apprentice winner Bill Rancic (36) weds E! News anchor Giuliana DePandi (32) at the Church of Santa Sofia in Capri, Italy
Sep 1st - "Grey's Anatomy" actress Kate Walsh (39) weds movie executive Alex Young (35) at the Ojai Presbyterian Church in Ojai, California
Sep 1st - "Dancing with the Stars" tv personality Alec Mazo (29) weds fellow dancer Edyta Sliwinska (28) in San Francisco, California
Sep 3rd - Oscar winning actor Ben Kingsley (63) weds Brazilian actress Daniela Lavender (33) in North Leigh, Oxfordshire
Sep 9th - Country music artist Joe Nichols (30) weds Heather Singleton (30) at Whitfield Chapel in Savannah, Georgia
Sep 14th - "Fantastic Four" actor Ioan Gruffudd (33) weds actress Alice Evans (36) in a small ceremony at the One and Only Palmilla Hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico
Sep 22nd - "Desperate Housewives" actor Ricardo Chavira (36) weds longtime girlfriend Marcea Dietzel in San Antonio, Texas
Sep 29th - Olympic downhill skier Lindsey Kildow (23) weds former Olympic skier Thomas Vonn (31) at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah
Oct 6th - "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (40) weds Rick Salomon (39) at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas
Oct 6th - "The Montel Williams Show" talk show host Montel Williams (51) weds American Airlines flight attendant Tara Fowler on a beach in Bermuda
Nov 9th - "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo (38) weds music producer Chris Ivery (38) in New York, New York
Nov 10th - Former "E.R." actress Julianna Margulies (41) weds lawyer Keith Lieberthal in Lenox, Massachusetts
Nov 23rd - Actress and model Jaime King (28) weds director Kyle Newman (31) at Greystone Park and Manor in Los Angeles
Nov 24th - "Superman Returns" actor Brandon Routh (28) weds actress Courtney Ford (29) at the beautiful El Capitan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California
Dec 8th - "Happy Days" actor and legendary bachelor Scott Baio (46) weds longtime girlfriend Renee Sloan at a luxury high-rise in Los Angeles
Dec 8th - Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough (34) weds longtime girlfriend Leigh Boniello at St. James Cathedral in Orlando, Florida
Dec 15th - "Marchesa" designer Georgina Chapman (31) weds Miramax mogul Harvey Weinstein (55) in Connecticut, USA
Dec 22nd - Former "Saturday Night Live" host Jimmy Fallon (33) weds Hollywood producer Nancy Juvonen (40) on Necker Island in Caribbean
Actress Katherine Heigl (Dec 23rd) Dec 23rd - "Dr. Izzie Stevens" actress Katherine Heigl (29) weds singer-songwriter Josh Kelley (27) at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah
Divorces 1 - 14 of 14
Feb 6th - "Married ... With Children" actor David Faustino (32) divorces actress Andrea Elmer Faustino (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
Feb 20th - Baywatch actress Carmen Electra (34) divorces rocker Dave Navarro (39) due to irreconcilable differences after less than three years of marriage
Apr 11th - "Dynasty" actress Heather Locklear (45) divorces rock-star Richie Sambora (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
Apr 24th - Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage
Jun 27th - Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage
Jul 5th - Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese (34) divorces rocker Marilyn Manson (38) due to irreconcilable differences after a year of marriage
Jul 9th - Former contestant on "The Apprentice" and beauty queen Jennifer Murphy (28) divorces "Extreme Makeover" Bill Dorfman (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 1 year of marriage
Jul 30th - Pop star Britney Spears (25) divorces rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (29) due to irreconcilable differences after over two years of marriage
Aug 10th - Actor Johnathon Schaech (37) divorces actress Christina Applegate (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 years of marriage
Oct 5th - Actress Reese Witherspoon (30) divorces actor Ryan Phillippe (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage
Oct 22nd - Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (40) divorces actress Kate Hudson (28) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly six years of marriage
Nov 20th - Linda Bollea (46) divorces professional wrestler Hulk Hogan (53) after 23 years of marriage
Dec 17th - Actor Dermot Mulroney (44) divorces actress Catherine Keener (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage
Dec 20th - "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (47) divorces guitarist Eddie Van Halen (52) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage
Deaths 1 - 100 of 703
Jan 1st - A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1908)
Jan 1st - Ernie Koy, American baseball player (b. 1909)
Jan 1st - Tillie Olsen, American writer (b. 1912)
Jan 1st - Leon Davidson, American scientist known for studying UFOs (b. 1922)
Jan 1st - Julius Hegyi, American conductor (b. 1923)
Jan 1st - Roland Levinsky, South African medical scientist (b. 1943)
Jan 1st - Leonard Fraser, Australian serial killer (b. 1951)
Jan 1st - Darrent Williams, American football player (b. 1982)
Jan 1st - Del Reeves, American country singer (b. 1932)
Jan 1st - Tad Jones, American jazz music historian (b. 1952)
Jan 2nd - Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born mayor of Jerusalem (b. 1911)
Jan 2nd - David Perkins, Stanford University geneticist (b. 1919)
Jan 2nd - Mauno Jokipii, Finnish professor and World War II researcher (b. 1924)
Jan 2nd - Paek Nam-sun, North Korean Foreign Affairs minister (b. 1929)
Jan 2nd - Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor (b. 1937)
Jan 2nd - Don Massengale, American PGA Tour golf player (b. 1937)
Jan 2nd - Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian (b. 1941)
Jan 2nd - Robert C. Solomon, American scholar of continental philosophy (b. 1942)
Jan 2nd - Dan Shaver, NASCAR driver and ARCA race car driver/owner (b. 1950)
Jan 2nd - Richard Newton, Australian-born technology pioneer and professor (b. 1951)
Jan 2nd - Garry Betty, American CEO of Earthlink (b. 1957)
Jan 3rd - William Verity Jr., United States Secretary of Commerce 1987-1989 (b. 1917)
Jan 3rd - Michael Yeats, Irish Fianna Fáil senator 1961-1981 and son of W.B. Yeats (b. 1921)
Jan 3rd - Sir Cecil Walker, Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament for North Belfast 1983-2001 (b. 1924)
Jan 3rd - Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey forward Detroit Red Wings (b. 1930)
Jan 3rd - Janos Furst, Hungarian orchestral conductor (b. 1935)
Jan 4th - Marais Viljoen, former State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
Jan 4th - Sir Lewis Hodges, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1918)
Jan 4th - Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)
Jan 4th - Osman Waqialla, Sudanese artist and calligrapher (b. 1925)
Jan 4th - Gren, Welsh newspaper cartoonist (b. 1934)
Jan 4th - Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (b. 1939)
Jan 4th - Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
Jan 4th - Gáspár Nagy, Hungarian poet and writer (b. 1949)
Jan 4th - Ben Gannon, Australian theatre film and television producer (b. 1952)
Jan 4th - Helen Hill, American independent film-maker (b. 1970)
Jan 5th - Momofuku Ando, inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles (b. 1910)
Jan 5th - Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)
Jan 6th - Roberta Wohlstetter, military historian and strategist (b. 1912)
Jan 6th - Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American musician and special-effects artist (b. 1934)
Jan 6th - Mario Danelo, American football player (b. 1985)
Jan 7th - Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic-born television presenter (b. 1929)
Jan 7th - Bobby Hamilton, NASCAR team owner (b. 1957)
Jan 8th - Jane Bolin, first African American female judge (b. 1908)
Jan 8th - Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (b. 1922)
Jan 8th - Francis Cockfield, British politician (b. 1916)
Jan 8th - David Ervine, Northern Irish politician (b. 1953)
Jan 8th - Iwao Takamoto, American animator (b. 1925)
Jan 9th - Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (b. 1977)
Jan 10th - Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (b. 1912)
Jan 10th - Bradford Washburn, American explorer (b. 1910)
Jan 11th - Puchi Balseiro, Puerto Rican singer & songwriter (b. 1926)
Jan 11th - Robert Anton Wilson, American author (b. 1932)
Jan 11th - Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
Jan 12th - Sir James Killen, Australian politician (b. 1925)
Jan 12th - Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
Jan 13th - Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1949)
Jan 13th - Danny Oakes, racecar driver (b. 1911)
Jan 14th - Darlene Conley, American actress (b. 1934)
Jan 14th - Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (b. 1924)
Jan 15th - Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (b. 1908)
Jan 15th - James Hillier, Canadian inventor of electron microscope (b. 1915)
Jan 15th - David Vanole, American soccer player (b. 1963)
Jan 15th - Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (b. 1905)
Jan 15th - Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (b. 1945) (executed)
Jan 16th - Ron Carey, American actor (b. 1935)
Jan 16th - Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (b. 1941)
Jan 17th - Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
Jan 17th - Yevhen Kushnaryov, Ukrainian politician (b. 1951)
Jan 18th - Brent Liles, American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
Jan 19th - Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, American professional wrestler (b. 1961)
Jan 19th - Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (b. 1954)
Jan 19th - Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1940)
Jan 19th - Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer (b. 1969)
Jan 21st - Maria Cioncan, Romanian athlete (b. 1977)
Jan 21st - U;Nee, Korean pop artist (b. 1981)
Jan 22nd - Doug Blasdell, American personal trainer
Jan 22nd - Ngô Quang Trưởng, South Vietnamese general (b. 1929)
Jan 22nd - Abbé Pierre, French priest (b. 1912)
Jan 23rd - E. Howard Hunt, American Watergate figure (b. 1918)
Jan 23rd - Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish journalist and writer (b. 1932)
Jan 23rd - Syed Hussein Alatas, Malaysian Politician (b. 1928)
Jan 24th - Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)
Jan 24th - Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian politician (b. 1956)
Jan 24th - Emiliano Mercado del Toro, World's Oldest Military Veteran (b. 1891)
Jan 26th - Hans J. Wegner, Danish furniture designer (b. 1914)
Jan 26th - Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
Jan 27th - Tige Andrews, American actor (b. 1920)
Jan 27th - Yang Chuan-kwang, Taiwanese athlete (b. 1933)
Jan 28th - Carlo Clerici, Swiss professional road racing cyclist (b. 1929)
Jan 28th - Father Robert Drinan, Roman Catholic Priest and American politician (b. 1920)
Jan 28th - Karel Svoboda, Czech composer of popular music (b. 1938)
Jan 28th - Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (b. 1978)
Jan 28th - Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (b. 1963)
Jan 28th - Emma Tillman, the world's oldest living person from January 24-28, 2007 (b. 1892)
Jan 29th - Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)
Jan 29th - Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim, Iraqi extremist leader (b. 1970)
Jan 30th - Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)
Novelist Sidney Sheldon (Jan 30th) Jan 30th - Sidney Sheldon, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
Jan 31st - Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer (b. 1950)