The 20th of July, 2007, fell on a Friday. Day 201 of 2007. Decade: 2000s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 20th of July, 2007:
Hairspray (2007) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of July, 2007:
United States: Umbrella - Rihanna
United Kingdom: Umbrella - Rihanna
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 20th of July, 2007.
Between 2005 and 2008, MySpace was the most popular social network in the world.
In countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Ireland, a social network called Bebo (Blog Early Blog Often) is beginning to overtake its rival MySpace. Bebo is famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins" and "Bebo Luv" features.
2007 in movies.
Movies that hit the big screen in 2007 included the likes of 300, Transformers, Superbad, Shrek the Third, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Spider-Man 3, I Am Legend, Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Zodiac, American Gangster and No Country for Old Men.
American actress Jessica Alba is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2007.
Time Person of the Year 2007
Russian leader Vladimir Putin is named as the Time Person of the Year 2007.
2007 in music.
Popular music artists in 2007 included My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Daughtry, Gwen Stefani, Justin Timberlake, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, T-Pain, Soulja Boy, Kanye West, Fergie, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Chris Brown and Timbaland.
During this period, a Youtube music video called "Chocolate Rain" by Tay Zonday is going viral.
Looming financial crisis.
Signs of a looming financial crisis are beginning to appear. On the 2nd of April, 2007, a real estate investment trust called New Century files for bankruptcy. On the 9th of August, 2007, banking group BNP Paribas begins to block withdrawals from some of its hedge funds. Home sales in the USA hit their peak in October of 2007. In Ireland, a 4-year property bubble is beginning to burst. In the United Kingdom, Northern Rock experiences a bank run.
On the 3rd of May, 2007, three-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared from a holiday resort in Praia da Luz in Portugal. The case receives widespread media attention.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of July:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
Battlestar Galactica - Sci-fi series.
Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
Boston Legal - TV show about a Boston law firm.
CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Lost - Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
Stargate Atlantis - Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Released for the Nintendo Wii.
Resistance: Fall of Man - Sci-fi first-person shooter game that was released on the PS3.
Call of Duty 3 - The third game in the series.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance - Action RPG game.
Bully - Open world adventure game that is set in a boarding school.
Just Cause - Open world adventure game.
Saints Row - Open world adventure game. The first game in the series.
Scarface: The World Is Yours - Open world crime game that is based on the movie Scarface.
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 20th of July, 2007.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of July, 2007.
4,443 days have passed since this date.
383,875,200 seconds have passed since the 20th of July, 2007.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 447,854,400 times.
Since the 20th of July, 2007, earth has travelled approximately 198,079,603,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,979,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,013,267 steps. That's about 14,673 miles!
Since this date, 4,606,502 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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