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January 28, 2006

January 28, 2006, was a Saturday. It was 18 years, 2 months, and 16 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on January 28, 2006:

  • 65 people are killed when snow causes a roof to collapse at the Katowice International Fair in Poland.
  • Rapper T.I. releases his single "What You Know".
Song charts

Popular songs

On January 28, 2006, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Grillz" by Nelly
  • United Kingdom: "When The Sun Goes Down" by Arctic Monkeys

The music charts on January 28, 2006

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Grillz - Nelly Featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp
  • Check On It - Beyonce Featuring Slim Thug
  • Run It! - Chris Brown
  • Don't Forget About Us - Mariah Carey
  • Stickwitu - The Pussycat Dolls
Play the top songs 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.
Big Momma's House 2

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Big Momma's House 2".

Facts

This date was 6,651 days ago. Approximately 222 months have passed. It was the 28th day of 2006, in week 04. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 18 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 74 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to January 28, 2006

Let's go back to the 2000s.

It is Saturday, January 28, 2006. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

In America, the song "Grillz" by Nelly is at the top of the singles charts, while "When The Sun Goes Down" by Arctic Monkeys is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Big Momma's House 2 is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 J Dilla, Proof, Big Hawk, and Charles Haughey would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Fear Factor", "The Apprentice", "Date My Mom", and "My Super Sweet 16". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "God of War", "Lego Star Wars: The Video Game", "F.E.A.R.", and "Call of Duty 2".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Bear in the Big Blue House", "ChalkZone", "My Life as a Teenage Robot", and "Drake & Josh". Popular toys at the moment include Bratz dolls, Tamagotchi Connection , Peek-a-Blocks, and K'NEX Big Air Ball Tower.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 28, 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".
  • 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

    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.
  • 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

    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.
  • Time Person of the Year 2006.

    Time Person of the Year 2006

    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.
  • Keira Knightley.

    Keira Knightley

    21-year-old English actress Keira Knightley was named FHM's sexiest woman in 2006.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 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

    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.
  • Music stores are going out of business.

    Music stores are going out of business

    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.
  • 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

    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.
  • Cameras on phones become the norm.

    Cameras on phones become the norm

    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.
  • Happy Slapping.

    Happy Slapping

    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.

    MySpace

    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.

    Scene kids

    "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.
  • Ugg boots.

    Ugg boots

    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.
  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out

    The popularity of house telephones was starting to decline due to the rise of personal cellphones.
  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically

    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.
  • MSN Messenger and AIM.

    MSN Messenger and AIM

    People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 28, 2006.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 28, 2006.

  • January 4, 2006: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffers a severe stroke.
  • January 6, 2006:
    • The horror movie Hostel (2005) is released in cinemas.
    • Match Point (2005) is released.
  • January 11, 2006: Angelina Jolie announces that she and Brad Pitt are having a baby.
  • January 13, 2006:
    • Swedish singer and guitarist Dave Lepard commits suicide.
    • Football: Steve Staunton becomes the new manager of the Republic of Ireland.
  • January 14, 2006:
    • Rap star Eminem remarries his ex-wife Kim.
    • The first episode of "Dancing on Ice" is aired.
  • January 20, 2006: The film "High School Musical" is released.
  • January 22, 2006: Soccer: Rio Ferdinand scores a last-minute goal in Manchester United's 1-0 win over Liverpool.
  • January 24, 2006:
    • Disney purchases the animation studio Pixar.
    • American actor Chris Penn dies from heart disease at the age of 40.
  • January 25, 2006: Mexican professional wrestler Juana Barraza is arrested in connection with a series of murders in Mexico City.
  • This date: January 28, 2006
  • January 31, 2006: "Myspace – The Movie" becomes the most viewed video on YouTube.
  • February 3, 2006:
    • An Egyptian passenger ferry carrying 1400 people sinks in the Red Sea. Only 388 people are rescued.
    • The first episode of "The IT Crowd" is aired on TV.
  • February 5, 2006: Super Bowl XL: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Seattle Seahawks by 21-10 at Ford Field in Detroit.
  • February 6, 2006:
    • Conservative leader Stephen Harper becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.
    • Pop star Britney Spears is photographed driving with her 4-month-old son on her lap in Malibu, California.
    • The first episode of the reality show "Parental Control" is aired on MTV.
  • February 11, 2006: US Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots Harry Whittington during a quail hunt in Riviera, Texas.
  • February 14, 2006: Rihanna releases her single "SOS".
  • February 17, 2006: 1,126 people lose their lives in a mudslide in the Philippine province of Southern Leyte.
  • February 23, 2006: The song "Temperature" is released by Sean Paul.
  • February 24, 2006: Lucky Number Slevin (2006) is released.
  • February 25, 2006: Riots break out in Dublin, Ireland, following a protest against a controversial Unionist march on O'Connell Street.
  • February 27, 2006: Pop rock band "Panic! at the Disco" release their song "I Write Sins Not Tragedies".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 28, 2006, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 28, 2006 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Mid-2000s fashion

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-2000s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 2006

In January 2006, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from January 2006.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Bones
Bones
Prison Break
Prison Break
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
Meet the Barkers
Meet the Barkers
Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
The Office
The Office
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
House
House
Date My Mom
Date My Mom
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on January 28, 2006

If you were a kid on January 28, 2006, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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
The Backyardigans
The Backyardigans
Postcards from Buster
Postcards from Buster
Maya & Miguel
Maya & Miguel
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2006

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360
Magnetix
Magnetix
K'NEX Big Air Ball Tower
K'NEX Big Air Ball Tower
Dora's Talking House
Dora's Talking House
InteracTV
InteracTV
Peek-a-Blocks
Peek-a-Blocks
The PSP
The PSP
V. Smile TV Learning System
V. Smile TV Learning System
Furreal Luv Cubs
Furreal Luv Cubs
Baby Annabell
Baby Annabell
Tamagotchi Connection
Tamagotchi Connection
RoboSapien (toy robot)
RoboSapien (toy robot)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 2006.

Mario Kart DS 2005
Mario Kart DS
Guitar Hero 2005
Guitar Hero
Call of Duty 2 2005
Call of Duty 2
Civilization IV 2005
Civilization IV
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 2005
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Age of Empires III 2005
Age of Empires III
Shadow of the Colossus 2005
Shadow of the Colossus
F.E.A.R. 2005
F.E.A.R.
FIFA 06 2005
FIFA 06
Fahrenheit 2005
Fahrenheit
Nintendogs 2005
Nintendogs
Battlefield 2 2005
Battlefield 2

Were you born on January 28, 2006?

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 28, 2012, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 28.

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Rapper
Born on January 28, 1976
He turned 30 on this day in 2006.

Joey Fatone

Joey Fatone

NSYNC
Born on January 28, 1977
He turned 29 on this day in 2006.

Sheamus

Sheamus

Wrestler
Born on January 28, 1978
He turned 28 on this day in 2006.

Papa Bouba Diop

Papa Bouba Diop

Soccer player Deceased
Born on January 28, 1978
He turned 28 on this day in 2006.

Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher

Former soccer player
Born on January 28, 1978
He turned 28 on this day in 2006.

Nick Carter

Nick Carter

Singer
Born on January 28, 1980
He turned 26 on this day in 2006.

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

Actor
Born on January 28, 1981
He turned 25 on this day in 2006.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 28, 2006.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 28, 2006 was most likely conceived around May 7, 2005.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 28, 2006 is close to October 21, 2006.

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Stats for January 28, 2006

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 28, 2006:

  • 6,651 days have passed since this date.
  • 950 weeks have passed.
  • 574,642,800 seconds have passed since January 28, 2006.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 670,416,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 296,515,684,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 95,773,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 49,419,281 steps. That's roughly 21,964 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,895,714 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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