January 1st, 2006, was a Sunday. It was day 1 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.
15 years, 11 months and 1 days have passed since January 1st, 2006.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 1st, 2006.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "The Chronicles of Narnia" was at the top of the box office on January 1st, 2006.
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 January 1st, 2006.
"Not Ready to Make Nice" by the Dixie Chicks would go on to win a Grammy for 2006's Record of the Year.
Popular music artists in 2006 included Fergie, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Sean Paul, James Blunt, Daniel Powter, Chamillionaire, Rihanna, Nelly Furtado, Cassie, Gnarls Barkley, The Pussycat Dolls, Snow Patrol, Beyoncé and Akon.
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.
According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2006 were Tom Cruise, The Rolling Stones, Oprah Winfrey, U2, Tiger Woods, Steven Spielberg, Howard Stern, 50 Cent, James Gandolfini and Dan Brown.
In 2006, the best NBA players were Steve Nash, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Elton Brand, Tim Duncan, Ben Wallace, Chauncey Billups, Dwyane Wade, Shawn Marion, Carmelo Anthony, Yao Ming, Allen Iverson and Gilbert Arenas.
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.
The Time Person of the Year 2006 was listed as "You". This was in recognition of how everyone had the ability to become a content creator on the Internet.
21-year-old English actress Keira Knightley was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2006.
In 2006, the best soccer players were Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluigi Buffon, Thierry Henry, Ronaldinho, Zinedine Zidane, Samuel Eto'o, Miroslav Klose, Didier Drogba, Andrea Pirlo, Jens Lehmann and Deco.
Movies that hit the big screen in 2006 included the likes of The Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Casino Royale, Night at the Museum, Cars, X-Men: The Last Stand, Mission: Impossible III, Superman Returns, Happy Feet, The Departed, The Pursuit of Happyness, Apocalypto and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
The film "The Departed" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006.
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.
Throughout 2006, foam clogs called Crocs surged in popularity; with sales tripling over the course of the year.
During this time, a new video-sharing website called YouTube was exploding in popularity. In December, 2005, the website was receiving 8 million views per day. By July of 2006, over 65,000 videos were being uploaded to YouTube on a daily basis.
By 2005 and 2006, cameras on cell phones had become the norm. People could now take photographs and record videos in an instant. This was the beginning of a new era. An era in which no event would go "uncaptured".
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.
During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.
From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the entire world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. Social networks also started to blow up in popularity.
During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.
Basic facts and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around January 1st, 2006.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
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.
Hogan Knows Best
Reality TV series about the family life of wrestler Hulk Hogan.
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.
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Nickelodeon TV show about the adventures of middle school teenager Ned Bigby.
Short-lived spin-off show about the life of Friend's character Joey Tribbiani.
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
Western television series.
Pimp My Ride
Car customization show hosted by rapper Xzibit.
Reality TV show starring Donald Trump.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
American sitcom starring Michael Cera.
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.
Teen drama sitcom.
Hidden camera / prank TV show created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2006.
Everybody Hates Chris
Go, Diego, Go!
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Avatar: The Last Airbender
American Dragon: Jake Long
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Drake & Josh
One Tree Hill
My Life as a Teenage Robot
That's So Raven
The Fairly OddParents
As Told by Ginger
Malcolm in the Middle
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2006.
The Xbox 360
RoboSapien (toy robot)
VideoNow (portable player)
The PlayStation 2
HitClips audio player
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Mario Kart DS
Racing game that was released on the Nintendo DS.
Music rhythm game.
Call of Duty 2
The second game in the series.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Age of Empires III
Real-time strategy game.
Shadow of the Colossus
First-person shooter / survival horror game.
Interactive investigation game.
Pet simulation game that was released for the Nintendo DS.
Platform game developed by Double Fine Productions.
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game
Lego-based spin-off game that was based on the Star Wars universe.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
God of War
Third-person adventure game.
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Game based on the television series.
Fight Night Round 2
Boxing game published by EA Sports.
The sixth installment in the series.
Gran Turismo 4
Racing game for the PlayStation 2.
Resident Evil 4
Survival horror video game.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 1st.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January.
Historical weather information for January 1st, 2006.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 1st, 2006.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 1st, 2006.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
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