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February 17th, 2006

February 17th, 2006, fell on a Friday. It was day 48 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.

14 years, 8 months and 2 days have passed since February 17th, 2006.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 17th, 2006:

  • United States: Check On It - Beyonce
  • United Kingdom: Thunder In My Heart - Meck ft. Leo Sayer

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Eight Below" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is February 17th, 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.

Valentine's Day of 2006 has just passed. In America, the song Check On It by Beyonce is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Thunder In My Heart by Meck ft. Leo Sayer is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Eight Below is at the top of the Box Office. Internet users are using MSN Messenger to chat with each other online. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Charmed", "Scrubs", "CSI: NY" and "How I Met Your Mother". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30", "Lego Star Wars: The Video Game", "Battlefield 2" and "Call of Duty 2".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "That '70s Show", "My Life as a Teenage Robot", "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" and "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation 2", "The PSP" and "Xbox 360".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on February 17th, 2006.

  • MySpace

    Between 2005 and 2008, MySpace was the most popular social network in the world.

  • The growth of YouTube.

    During this period, video-sharing website 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 every day.

  • Crocs

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

  • Bebo

    In countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Ireland, a social network called Bebo (Blog Early Blog Often) is beginning to overtake its rival MySpace. Bebo is famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins" and "Bebo Luv" features.

  • The Departed

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

  • 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.

  • Keira Knightley

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

  • Time Person of the Year 2006

    The Time Person of the Year 2006 is listed as "You". This is in recognition of how everyone has the ability to become a content creator on the Internet.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 14 years, 8 months and 2 days have passed since February 17th, 2006.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 07 of 2006.
  • Leap Year: 2006 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 17th, 2006, will be 14 years of age.
  • People born in 2006 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1140134400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 17th, 2006:

  • January 24th, 2006: American actor Chris Penn dies from heart disease.
  • January 28th, 2006: 65 people are killed when snow causes a roof to collapse at the Katowice International Fair in Poland. .
  • 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 11th, 2006: US Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots Harry Whittington during a quail hunt in Riviera, Texas.
  • February 24th, 2006: Lucky Number Slevin (2006) is released.
  • February 25th, 2006: Riots break out in Dublin, Ireland as people protest a controversial Unionist march down O'Connell Street.
  • February 27th, 2006: Pop rock band "Panic! at the Disco" release their song "I Write Sins Not Tragedies".
  • February 28th, 2006: Ne-Yo releases his debut album "In My Own Words".
  • February 28th, 2006: Shakira releases her song "Hips Don't Lie".
  • March 11th, 2006: Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic dies in his cell.
  • March 13th, 2006: Gnarls Barkley releases the song "Crazy".
  • March 17th, 2006: V for Vendetta (2005) is released in cinemas.
  • March 17th, 2006: She's the Man (2006), starring Amanda Bynes, is released in movie theaters.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 17th, 2006, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Aquarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2006 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 17th, 2006 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • 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 - American comedy sitcom.
  • Grey's Anatomy - Medical drama television series.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Battlestar Galactica - Sci-fi series.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • Boston Legal - TV show about a Boston law firm.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
  • Lost - Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.

2006 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2006.

"Ben 10" - "Everybody Hates Chris" - "Go, Diego, Go!" - "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" - "Avatar: The Last Airbender" - "Zoey 101" - "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" - "Veronica Mars" - "Unfabulous" - "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" - "LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "Drake & Josh" - "One Tree Hill" - "My Life as a Teenage Robot" - "Teen Titans" - "That's So Raven" - "Jimmy Neutron" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Malcolm in the Middle" - "Dora the Explorer" - "SpongeBob SquarePants" - "Ed, Edd n Eddy" - "That '70s Show" - "Bear in the Big Blue House" - "7th Heaven"


2006 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2006:

  • Xbox 360
  • The PSP
  • PlayStation 2

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of February:


Weather

Weather information for February 17th, 2006:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 38.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.67 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 8.13cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.79cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on February 17th, 2006.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 17th, 2006 was probably conceived around the 10th of May, 2005. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 17th, 2006 is the 27th of November, 2006. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Call of Duty 2 - The second game in the series.
  • F.E.A.R. - First-person shooter / survival horror game.
  • Fahrenheit - Interactive investigation game.
  • Battlefield 2 - FPS game.
  • Lego Star Wars: The Video Game - Lego-based spin-off game that was based on the Star Wars universe.
  • God of War - Third-person adventure game.
  • Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 - Game based on the television series.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on February 17th, 2006.

Videos

Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to February 17th, 2006. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 17th, 2006.

  • 5,359 days have passed since this date.
  • 463,014,000 seconds have passed since the February 17th, 2006.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 540,183,000 times.
  • Since February 17th, 2006, earth has travelled approximately 238,915,224,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 77,169,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 39,819,204 steps. That's about 17,697 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,556,168 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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