August 19th, 2007, was a Sunday. It was day 231 of 2007. The decade was the 2000s.
14 years, 2 months and 3 days have passed since August 19th, 2007.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
What happened on August 19th, 2007?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 19th, 2007.
The movie "Rush Hour 3" was at the top of the box office on August 19th, 2007.
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Signs of a looming financial crisis were beginning to appear in 2007. On April 2nd, 2007, a real estate investment trust called New Century filed for bankruptcy. A few months later, banking group BNP Paribas started 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 was beginning to burst. Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, the bank Northern Rock experienced a bank run.
During this period, a Youtube music video called "Chocolate Rain" by Tay Zonday went viral.
The song "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse went on to win a Grammy for 2007's Record of the Year.
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.
According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2007 were Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Elton John, Tom Cruise, Jay-Z and Steven Spielberg.
In 2007, the best NBA players were Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Amare Stoudemire, Steve Nash, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Yao Ming, Gilbert Arenas, Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and Chauncey Billups.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin was named as the Time Person of the Year 2007.
American actress Jessica Alba was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2007.
In 2007, the best soccer players were Kaká, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba, Andrea Pirlo, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Cesc Fàbregas, Robinho and Francesco Totti.
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.
In the late noughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.
"No Country for Old Men" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2007.
In the later half of "the noughties", more and more people started to use the Internet on their cell phones. This was aided by the roll-out of faster 3G Internet networks and introduction of larger touchscreen phones.
During this period of time, two HD DVD formats called "Blu-ray" and "HD DVD" were competing with each other to become the standard. As a result, certain movies and TV shows could only be found on one of the formats. This was because film studios would align themselves with one of the formats. In rental stores, it was common to see separate Blu-ray and HD DVD sections.
In the late 2000s, it was extremely popular for people to bring digital cameras with them on a night out. The next day, they would then upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. This was before phones came equipped with high quality cameras.
In countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Ireland, a social network called Bebo was extremely popular in the mid-to-late noughties. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins" and "Bebo Luv" features.
During this period, many music stores were closing their doors for the last time. The ease at which people could download or stream music meant that the business model of selling CDs was no longer viable.
Between 2005 and 2008, MySpace was the most popular social network in the world. The site gave users the ability to customize their profiles by editing HTML and embedding songs.
From the mid-2000s to 2010, "scene kids" were a popular subculture. The scene kid fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors and straight hair with long fringes.
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Pokémon Diamond Version
Released for the Nintendo DS.
God of War II
The second release in the series.
Party video game that was released for the Nintendo Wii.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Released for the Nintendo Wii.
Sport simulation released for the Nintendo Wii.
Medieval II: Total War
Strategy video game.
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.
Final Fantasy XII
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Action RPG game.
First-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE.
Open world adventure game that is set in a boarding school.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Action-adventure stealth game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Flight simulation video game.
Open world adventure game.
Open world adventure game. The first game in the series.
Open world, survival horror beat 'em up game.
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George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 19th, 2007.
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 19th, 2007.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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