January 5th, 2006, was a Thursday. It was Day 5 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.
17 years, 4 months, and 22 days have passed since January 5th, 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 5th, 2006.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "The Chronicles of Narnia" was at the top of the box office on January 5th, 2006.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is January 5th, 2006, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays.
In America, the song Don't Forget About Us by Mariah Carey is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, That's My Goal by Shayne Ward is the number-one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie The Chronicles of Narnia is at the top of the box office.
Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Smallville", "The Wire", "Without a Trace", and "Deadwood". People are using a software program called LimeWire to share music, software, and videos. Unfortunately, it is also a haven for computer viruses.
Smartphones don't exist yet. There are no Androids or iPhones. Internet users are using MSN Messenger and AIM to chat with each other online. Cameras on phones have now become the norm. Furthermore, the quality of these cameras is continuing to increase with each new phone release. We are now entering an age where any event can be instantly photographed or recorded.
Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or Bebo account. It's 2006, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Daniel Powter, Sean Paul, Nelly Furtado, James Blunt, Gnarls Barkley, Shakira and Natasha Bedingfield. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Chris Penn, J Dilla, Proof, and Charles Haughey would all still be alive.
People are playing video games such as "Resident Evil 4", "Tekken 5", "Shadow of the Colossus", and "Age of Empires III". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Drake & Josh", "Danny Phantom", "LazyTown", and "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Children are playing with toys such as Bratz dolls, VideoNow (portable player), RoboSapien (toy robot), and the Xbox 360.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 5th, 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.
Two HD DVD formats called Blu-ray and HD DVD were competing with each other to become the de facto high-definition standard. During this "war", certain movies and TV shows could only be found on Blu-ray or HD DVD, as film studios quickly aligned themselves with the format that they wanted to win. In rental stores, it was common to see a separate section for both of these formats. Of course, this often led to people buying or renting the wrong one.
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.
During the 2000s, people often brought digital cameras with them to clubs and bars. The following day, they would upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo. Although most phones had cameras, their picture quality was bad, especially in darker settings such as nightclubs.
In 2006, the Time Person of the Year 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 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 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.
By this stage, a new social network called Bebo had become a huge hit in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins," and "Bebo Luv" features.
Many music stores were closing their doors for the last time. The ease of downloading and streaming music meant that the business model of selling CDs was quickly becoming nonviable.
Throughout 2006, foam clogs called Crocs surged in popularity, with sales tripling over the course of the year.
A new video-sharing website called YouTube was taking off. In December 2005, the website received 8 million views per day. By July 2006, over 65,000 videos were being uploaded to YouTube on a daily basis.
By 2005 and 2006, cameras on cellphones had become the norm. People could now take photographs and record videos in an instant. This was the beginning of a new era in which no event would go uncaptured.
A controversial fad called "Happy Slapping" originated in the United Kingdom during the mid-2000s. The trend involved slapping someone for the sole purpose of recording the incident with a camera phone.
MySpace was the most popular social network in the world between 2005 and 2008. The site gave users the ability to customize their profiles by editing HTML and embedding songs. It also had chat rooms and other features.
"Scene Kids" became a big subculture in the latter half of the decade. Their fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors, and straight hair with long fringes.
Sheepskin-lined kicks called "Ugg boots" were in style. Celebrities such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton helped popularize the craze.
The popularity of house telephones was starting to decline due to the rise of personal cellphones.
From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. It was around this time that social networks became a thing.
People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.
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Television shows that people were watching in January 2006.
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.
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.
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2006.
Everybody Hates Chris
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 Cramp Twins
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
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Popular video games that people were playing in January of 2006.
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.
If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2006.
This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 5th, 2012, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 5th.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of January.
Historical weather information for January 5th, 2006.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 5th, 2006.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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