Ten Short Years Ago – in 2007

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It’s hard to believe 2007 was a full decade ago. This was the time when the housing bubble popped, Barry Bonds “broke” the all time home-run record, the release of the iconic Iphone and the tragedy of the Virginia Tech Massacre highlighted the year. Aside from the big events, there were several movies, TV Shows and albums that forever changed pop culture – and are still being talked about – ten years later.

Movies

Spiderman 3

Shrek the Third

Transformers

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Knocked Up

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No Country for Old Men

Enchanted

Hot Fuzz

Hair Spray

3:10 to Yuma

Zodiac

The Simpsons Movie

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Live Free or Die Hard

Into the Wild

Charlie Wilson’s War

American Gangster

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Days of Glory

The Bourne Ultimatum

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Albums

01bb4663dcfa3b8b4fd405ef493dfe447805aa57Kanye West – “Graduation”

Britney Spears – “Blackout”

Dropkick Murphy – “The Meanest of Times”

Band of Horses – “Cease to Begin”

b01817dacd044f7d9389e6b69933330bFall Out Boy – “Infinity on High”

Foo Fighters – “Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace”

The Smashing Pumpkins – “Zeitgeist”

Alicia Keys – “As I Am”

Chris Brown – “Exclusive”

Maroon 5 – “It Won’t be Soon Before Long”

Kings of Leon – “Because of the Times”

Mary J. Blige – “Growing Pains”

Miranda Lambert – “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

minutes-to-midnightLinkin Park – “Minutes to Midnight”

Nine Inch Nails – “Year Zero”

Radiohead – “In Rainbows”

Arcade Fire – “Neon Bible”

Jay-Z – “American Gangster”

Bruce Springsteen – “Magic”

M.I.A. – “Kala”

TV Shows (Started in 2007)

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

GREEK

Burn-notice-season-6Burn Notice

Gossip Girl

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Chuck

Rules of Engagement

Deaths

Alice Coltrane, 69, jazz pianist, spiritual leader and wife of John Coltrane.

Denny Doherty, 66, Mamas and Papas singer.

E. Howard Hunt, 88, agent who organized Watergate break-in.

Sidney Sheldon, 89, author of steamy novels.

Barbara McNair, 72, actress and singer.

enhanced-buzz-32716-1362076961-5Anna Nicole Smith, 39, famous Playboy Playmate.

Hank Bauer, 84, World Series star.

Ernie Ladd, 68, hall of famer in football and pro wrestling.

Bowie Kuhn, 80, former baseball commissioner.

Barry Nelson, 86, Broadway and film actor.

image2716815Boris N. Yeltsin, 76, first freely elected leader of Russia.

Walter M. Schirra Jr., 84, early astronaut.

Charles Nelson Reilly, 76, Tony-winning comic actor.

William Meredith, 88, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.

Jim Clark, 84, segregationist sheriff in Selma.

Liz Claiborne, 78, designer who founded a fashion empire.

Bill Walsh, 75, San Francisco 49ers coach.

Brooke Astor, 105, aristocrat of the people.

Jane Wyman, 90, star of film and TV.

Joey Bishop, 89, last of the Rat Pack.

Adm. William Crowe, 82, led Joint Chiefs.

Deborah Kerr, 86, actress of Hollywood’s golden age.

Robert Goulet, 73, actor and singer.

Paul W. Tibbets Jr., 92, pilot of Enola Gay.

Sean Taylor, 24, Washington Redskins safety.

Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel poised on his Harley-Davidson. (Photo by Ralph Crane//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)Evel Knievel, 69, legendary daredevil.

Ike Turner, 76, R&B singer and former husband of Tina Turner.

Dan Fogelberg, 56, soft-rock star in the 70s.

 

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