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January 20th, 2006.

January 20th, 2006, was a Friday. It was day 20 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.

16 years and 2 days have passed since January 20th, 2006.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on January 20th, 2006?

  • The film "High School Musical" is released.
Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 20th, 2006.

  • United States: Grillz - Nelly
  • United Kingdom: That's My Goal - Shayne Ward

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 20th, 2006.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Laffy Taffy - D4L
  • Run It! - Chris Brown
  • Photograph - Nickelback
  • Gold Digger - Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx
  • Grillz - Nelly Featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp
Play the top hits from 2006.
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2006. Take a trip back to the peak days of Shakira, Sean Paul, Justin Timberlake, Gnarls Barkley and Beyoncé.
Underworld: Evolution

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Underworld: Evolution" was at the top of the box office on January 20th, 2006.

Take me back to January 20th, 2006!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 20th, 2006 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song Grillz by Nelly is on 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 currently the President of the United States and the movie Underworld: Evolution is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. Internet users are using MSN Messenger to chat with each other online. Cameras on phones have become the norm. Furthermore, the quality of these cameras are continuing to increase with each new phone release. We are now entering into an age where any event can be photographed or recorded in an instance.

Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or a 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 be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "CSI: NY", "Grey's Anatomy" and "Hogan Knows Best". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fight Night Round 2", "Psychonauts", "F.E.A.R." and "Mario Kart DS". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "My Life as a Teenage Robot", "Peppa Pig", "LazyTown" and "Avatar: The Last Airbender".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Betty Spaghetty (doll), the PlayStation 2, VideoNow (portable player) and the PSP.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

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 20th, 2006.

  • "Two to the one, from the one to the three."

    "Two to the one, from the one to the three."

    In January of 2006, Eminem and Nate Dogg teamed up to release the single "Shake That".

  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are having a baby.

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are having a baby.

    On January 11th, 2006, actress Angelina Jolie announced that she was having a baby with Brad Pitt. This was the first time that Jolie publicly recognized their relationship. The previous year, Pitt's divorce from Friends star Jennifer Aniston had been highly publicized, with fans dividing themselves up into 'Team Aniston' or 'Team Jolie'.

  • Dixie Chicks - "Not Ready to Make Nice"

    Dixie Chicks - "Not Ready to Make Nice"

    "Not Ready to Make Nice" by the Dixie Chicks would go on to win a Grammy for 2006's Record of the Year.

  • 2006 in music.

    2006 in music.

    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.

  • The HD DVD war.

    The HD DVD war.

    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.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2006.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2006.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2006?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2006?

    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.

  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2006.

    Time Person of the Year 2006.

    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.

  • Keira Knightley.

    Keira Knightley.

    21-year-old English actress Keira Knightley was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2006.

  • Who were the best football players in 2006?

    Who were the best football players 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.

  • 2006 in movies.

    2006 in movies.

    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 Departed.

    The Departed.

    The film "The Departed" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006.

  • Bebo.

    Bebo.

    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.

  • Music stores are going out of business.

    Music stores are going out of business.

    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.

  • Crocs.

    Crocs.

    Throughout 2006, foam clogs called Crocs surged in popularity; with sales tripling over the course of the year.

  • The growth of YouTube.

    The growth of YouTube.

    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.

  • Cameras on phones become the norm.

    Cameras on phones become the norm.

    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".

  • MySpace.

    MySpace.

    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.

  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids.

    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.

  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out.

    During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.

  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically.

    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.

  • MSN Messenger.

    MSN Messenger.

    During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 16 years and 2 days have passed since January 20th, 2006.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 2006.
  • Leap Year: 2006 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 20th, 2006, will be 16 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2006 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1137715200.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 20th, 2006.

  • December 23rd, 2005: The movie Munich (2005) is released.
  • January 4th, 2006: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffers a severe stroke.
  • January 6th, 2006: The horror movie Hostel (2005) is released in cinemas.
  • January 6th, 2006: Match Point (2005) is released.
  • January 11th, 2006: Angelina Jolie announces that she and Brad Pitt are having a baby.
  • January 13th, 2006: Swedish singer and guitarist Dave Lepard commits suicide.
  • January 13th, 2006: Football: Steve Staunton becomes the new manager of the Republic of Ireland.
  • January 14th, 2006: Rap star Eminem remarries his ex-wife Kim.
  • January 14th, 2006: The first episode of "Dancing on Ice" is aired.
  • This date: January 20th, 2006
  • January 22nd, 2006: Soccer: Rio Ferdinand scores a last-minute goal in Manchester United's 1-0 win over Liverpool.
  • January 24th, 2006: Disney purchases the animation studio Pixar.
  • January 24th, 2006: American actor Chris Penn dies from heart disease at the age of 40.
  • January 25th, 2006: Mexican professional wrestler Juana Barraza is arrested in connection with a series of murders in Mexico City.
  • January 28th, 2006: 65 people are killed when snow causes a roof to collapse at the Katowice International Fair in Poland.
  • January 28th, 2006: Rapper T.I. releases his single "What You Know".
  • February 3rd, 2006: An Egyptian passenger ferry carrying 1400 people sinks in the Red Sea. Only 388 people are rescued.
  • February 5th, 2006: Super Bowl XL: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Seattle Seahawks by 21-10 at Ford Field in Detroit.
  • February 6th, 2006: Conservative leader Stephen Harper becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.
  • February 6th, 2006: Pop star Britney Spears is photographed driving with her 4-month-old son on her lap in Malibu, California.
  • February 6th, 2006: The first episode of the reality show "Parental Control" is aired on MTV.
  • February 11th, 2006: US Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots Harry Whittington during a quail hunt in Riviera, Texas.
  • February 14th, 2006: Rihanna releases her single "SOS".
  • February 17th, 2006: 1,126 people lose their lives in a mudslide in the Philippine province of Southern Leyte.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 20th, 2006, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2006 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 20th, 2006 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from January, 2006.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
American comedy sitcom.

Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
Reality TV series about the family life of wrestler Hulk Hogan.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

The Office
The Office
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.

House
House
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Sci-fi series.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.

Boston Legal
Boston Legal
TV show about a Boston law firm.

CSI: NY
CSI: NY
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Lost
Lost
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.

Joey
Joey
Short-lived spin-off show about the life of Friend's character Joey Tribbiani.

Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.

Deadwood
Deadwood
Western television series.

Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Car customization show hosted by rapper Xzibit.

The Apprentice
The Apprentice
Reality TV show starring Donald Trump.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.

Arrested Development
Arrested Development
American sitcom starring Michael Cera.

Cold Case
Cold Case
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.

The O.C.
The O.C.
Teen drama sitcom.

Punk'd
Punk'd
Hidden camera / prank TV show created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg.

Without a Trace
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.

CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 20th, 2006.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2006.

Ben 10
Ben 10

Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Hates Chris

Johnny Test
Johnny Test

Go, Diego, Go!
Go, Diego, Go!

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender

American Dragon: Jake Long
American Dragon: Jake Long

Zoey 101
Zoey 101

Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County

Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars

Unfabulous
Unfabulous

Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom

Drake & Josh
Drake & Josh

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

My Life as a Teenage Robot
My Life as a Teenage Robot

Teen Titans
Teen Titans

That's So Raven
That's So Raven

Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron

Kim Possible
Kim Possible

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

As Told by Ginger
As Told by Ginger

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

That '70s Show
That '70s Show

Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2006.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2006.

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

The PSP
The PSP

RoboSapien (toy robot)
RoboSapien (toy robot)

VideoNow (portable player)
VideoNow (portable player)

Bratz dolls
Bratz dolls

The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Mario Kart DS 2005
Mario Kart DS
Racing game that was released on the Nintendo DS.

Guitar Hero 2005
Guitar Hero
Music rhythm game.

Call of Duty 2 2005
Call of Duty 2
The second game in the series.

Civilization IV 2005
Civilization IV
Turn-based strategy.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 2005
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
PSP exclusive.

Age of Empires III 2005
Age of Empires III
Real-time strategy game.

Shadow of the Colossus 2005
Shadow of the Colossus
Action-adventure game.

F.E.A.R. 2005
F.E.A.R.
First-person shooter / survival horror game.

Fahrenheit 2005
Fahrenheit
Interactive investigation game.

Nintendogs 2005
Nintendogs
Pet simulation game that was released for the Nintendo DS.

Battlefield 2 2005
Battlefield 2
FPS game.

Guild Wars 2005
Guild Wars
MMO.

Psychonauts 2005
Psychonauts
Platform game developed by Double Fine Productions.

Lego Star Wars: The Video Game 2005
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 2005
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Stealth game.

God of War 2005
God of War
Third-person adventure game.

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 2005
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Game based on the television series.

Fight Night Round 2 2005
Fight Night Round 2
Boxing game published by EA Sports.

Tekken 5 2005
Tekken 5
The sixth installment in the series.

Gran Turismo 4 2005
Gran Turismo 4
Racing game for the PlayStation 2.

The Sims 2 2004
The Sims 2
Life simulation.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 20th, 2012 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 20th.

Jeffrey Epstein

Financier. Deceased
Born on January 20th, 1953
He turned 53 on this day in 2006.

Bill Maher

Talkshow host.
Born on January 20th, 1956
He turned 50 on this day in 2006.

Rainn Wilson

Actor.
Born on January 20th, 1966
He turned 40 on this day in 2006.

Gary Barlow

Singer.
Born on January 20th, 1971
He turned 35 on this day in 2006.

Weather details

Weather on January 20th, 2006.

Historical weather information for January 20th, 2006.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 48.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 20th, 2006.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 20th, 2006.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 20th, 2006 was most likely conceived around April 29th, 2005.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 20th, 2006 is close to October 13th, 2006.

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Stats for January 20th, 2006

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 20th, 2006.

  • A total of 5,846 days have passed since this date.
  • 835 weeks have passed.
  • 505,094,400 seconds have passed since the January 20th, 2006.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 589,276,800 times.
  • Since January 20th, 2006, the earth has travelled approximately 260,628,710,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 84,182,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 43,438,118 steps. That's about 19,306 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,061,133 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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