July 7, 2007.
Even more — seven AM, seven minutes and seven seconds: 07:07:07 07/07/07. That won’t happen again, at least for 12 more hours. It would make James Bond envious.
Of course, we recently had an event like this at three minutes and four seconds after 2 AM on the sixth of May of this year, namely 02:03:04 05/06/07.
I mentioned something similar last year, on April 5 at two minutes and three seconds after 1 o’clock, the time and date was 01:02:03 04/05/06. What is unique about this current phenomena, however, is that it doesn’t change if you live in Europe or someplace that uses dd/mm/yy format.
These kind of things happen more frequently than you’d think. I remember when I was a kid, being impressed that pennies that were dated 1961 had a date that looked the same upside down.
Bill Petro, your friendly neighborhood historian