• Toby Blair stepped down and Gordon Brown became Prime Minister
  • The new Wembley Stadium was completed
  • Gerard Butler made it clear that “THIS IS SPARTA!” (300)
  • Radiohead let us pay whatever we wanted (In Rainbows)
  • The final Harry Potter book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows released
  • Indonesian passenger jet carrying 102 people crashed into the sea, killing all on board
  • Nicolas Sarkozy won the French presidency
  • Floods in South Asia - India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Bangladesh - killed over 2,000 people, with over 20 million displaced