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August 31st, 2007.

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.

On this day.

What happened on August 31st, 2007?

  • Brian Belo wins the 8th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2007.

  • United States: Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
  • United Kingdom: Stronger - Kanye West
Play the top hits from 2007.
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2007. Take a trip back to the peak days of Leona Lewis, Rihanna, Fergie and Gwen Stefani.
Halloween (2007)

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Halloween (2007)" was at the top of the box office on August 31st, 2007.

Take me back to August 31st, 2007!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 31st, 2007 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 2007 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Stronger by Kanye West is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Halloween (2007) is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown is the current Prime Minister. Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a Bebo account.

A rock music genre called "Emo" is extremely popular at the moment. The genre, which stands for "emotional hardcore", has created a subculture of "Emos" who dye their hair black and wear thick frame glasses. Meanwhile, in technology news, more and more people are beginning to use the Internet on their phones. This transition towards mobile Internet has been aided by the recent roll-out of faster 3G networks and the introduction of larger touchscreen phones. It's 2007, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Sean Kingston, Soulja Boy and Nelly Furtado.

Financial markets are currently rattled and issues with the U.S. subprime mortgage sector seem to be spiraling out of control. American Home Mortgage recently filed for bankruptcy and international banking group BNP Paribas has blocked withdrawals from three of its hedge funds due to a lack of liquidity. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Luciano Pavarotti, Colin McRae, Benazir Bhutto and Heath Ledger would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "King of the Hill", "Two and a Half Men", "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Prison Break".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent", "Call of Duty 3", "God of War II" and "Pokémon Diamond Version". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "LazyTown", "Zoey 101", "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of VideoNow (portable player), the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii.

News topics, fads & culture.

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.

  • Looming financial crisis.

    Looming financial crisis.

    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.

  • Chocolate Rain.

    Chocolate Rain.

    During this period, a Youtube music video called "Chocolate Rain" by Tay Zonday went viral.

  • Amy Winehouse - "Rehab"

    Amy Winehouse - "Rehab"

    The song "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse went on to win a Grammy for 2007's Record of the Year.

  • 2007 in music.

    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.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2007.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2007.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2007?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2007?

    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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2007.

    Time Person of the Year 2007.

    Russian leader Vladimir Putin was named as the Time Person of the Year 2007.

  • Jessica Alba.

    Jessica Alba.

    American actress Jessica Alba was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2007.

  • Who were the best football players in 2007?

    Who were the best football players 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.

  • 2007 in movies.

    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.

  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm.

    In the late noughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.

  • No Country for Old Men.

    No Country for Old Men.

    "No Country for Old Men" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2007.

  • Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    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.

  • The HD DVD war.

    The HD DVD war.

    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.

  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    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.

  • Bebo.

    Bebo.

    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.

  • Music stores are going out of business.

    Music stores are going out of business.

    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.

  • MySpace.

    MySpace.

    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.

  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids.

    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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 14 years, 1 months and 26 days have passed since August 31st, 2007.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 2007.
  • Leap Year: 2007 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 31st, 2007, will be 14 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2007 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1188514800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 2007.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 31st, 2007, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2007 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 31st, 2007 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from August, 2007.

The Hills
The Hills
American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
American comedy sitcom.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

The Office
The Office
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.

House
House
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Sci-fi series.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.

Boston Legal
Boston Legal
TV show about a Boston law firm.

CSI: NY
CSI: NY
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Lost
Lost
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.

Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.

Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Car customization show hosted by rapper Xzibit.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.

Cold Case
Cold Case
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.

Without a Trace
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.

CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.

The Wire
The Wire
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.

The Shield
The Shield
Police drama.

24
24
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.

Kids' TV shows on August 31st, 2007.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2007.

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Curious George
Curious George

The Hills
The Hills

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana

Ben 10
Ben 10

Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Hates Chris

Johnny Test
Johnny Test

Go, Diego, Go!
Go, Diego, Go!

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender

Zoey 101
Zoey 101

Unfabulous
Unfabulous

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom

Drake & Josh
Drake & Josh

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

That's So Raven
That's So Raven

Kim Possible
Kim Possible

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

Popular toys and games in 2007.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2007.

Iggle Piggle
Iggle Piggle

The Nintendo Wii
The Nintendo Wii

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

VideoNow (portable player)
VideoNow (portable player)

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

BioShock 2007
BioShock
FPS developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia.

Pokémon Diamond Version 2007
Pokémon Diamond Version
Released for the Nintendo DS.

God of War II 2007
God of War II
The second release in the series.

Wii Play 2007
Wii Play
Party video game that was released for the Nintendo Wii.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 2006
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Released for the Nintendo Wii.

Wii Sports 2006
Wii Sports
Sport simulation released for the Nintendo Wii.

Medieval II: Total War 2006
Medieval II: Total War
Strategy video game.

Resistance: Fall of Man 2006
Resistance: Fall of Man
Sci-fi first-person shooter game that was released on the PS3.

Call of Duty 3 2006
Call of Duty 3
The third game in the series.

Final Fantasy XII 2006
Final Fantasy XII
RPG.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2006
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Action RPG game.

Battlefield 2142 2006
Battlefield 2142
First-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE.

Bully 2006
Bully
Open world adventure game that is set in a boarding school.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent 2006
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Action-adventure stealth game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X 2006
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Flight simulation video game.

Just Cause 2006
Just Cause
Open world adventure game.

Dead Rising 2006
Dead Rising
Open world, survival horror beat 'em up game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2007.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 31st, 2013 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 31st.

Richard Gere

Actor.
Born on August 31st, 1949
He turned 58 on this day in 2007.

Chris Tucker

Actor.
Born on August 31st, 1971
He turned 36 on this day in 2007.

Jeff Hardy

Wrestler.
Born on August 31st, 1977
He turned 30 on this day in 2007.

Weather on August 31st, 2007.

Historical weather information for August 31st, 2007.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.6 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.44 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 31st, 2007.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2007.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 31st, 2007 was most likely conceived around December 8th, 2006.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 2007 is close to May 23rd, 2008.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 2007.

  • A total of 5,170 days have passed since this date.
  • 738 weeks have passed.
  • 446,688,000 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 2007.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 521,136,000 times.
  • Since August 31st, 2007, the earth has travelled approximately 230,491,008,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 74,448,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 38,415,168 steps. That's about 17,073 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,360,256 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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