August 31st, 2007, was a Friday. It was day 243 of 2007. The decade was the 2000s.
14 years, 1 months and 26 days have passed since August 31st, 2007.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.
What happened on August 31st, 2007?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2007.
The movie "Halloween (2007)" was at the top of the box office on August 31st, 2007.
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 31st, 2007.
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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Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 2007.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
American comedy sitcom.
Medical drama television series.
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
TV show about a Boston law firm.
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
Pimp My Ride
Car customization show hosted by rapper Xzibit.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2007.
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Everybody Hates Chris
Go, Diego, Go!
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Drake & Josh
One Tree Hill
That's So Raven
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2007.
The Nintendo Wii
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
VideoNow (portable player)
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
FPS developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia.
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, survival horror beat 'em up game.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 31st.
Historical weather information for August 31st, 2007.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 31st, 2007.
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2007.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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