April 3, 2006

April 3, 2006, was a Monday. It was 18 years and 13 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on April 3, 2006?

  • The first episode of the comedy show "Yo Momma" is broadcast on MTV.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 3, 2006:

  • United States: "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter
  • United Kingdom: "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 3, 2006

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Temperature - Sean Paul
  • Bad Day - Daniel Powter
  • So Sick - Ne-Yo
  • You're Beautiful - James Blunt
  • Be Without You - Mary J. Blige
Play the top singles 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.
Inside Man

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Inside Man" was at the top of the box office on April 3, 2006.


This date occurred 6,588 days ago. Approximately 220 months have passed. It was the 93rd day of 2006, in week 14. The decade was the 2000s. People who were born on April 3, 2006, are now 18 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. The Earth has experienced 73 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to April 3, 2006

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is April 3, 2006, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The summer of 2006 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter is at the top of the singles charts, while "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Inside Man 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 "7th Heaven", "The King of Queens", "The Sopranos", and "Gilmore Girls". 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 Proof, Big Hawk, Charles Haughey, and Steve Irwin would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "RuneScape", "Tekken 5", "Civilization IV", and "Black". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Ed, Edd n Eddy", "Dora the Explorer", "My Life as a Teenage Robot", and "Go, Diego, Go!". Children are playing with toys such as the PlayStation 2, Baby Annabell, V. Smile TV Learning System, and the PSP.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 3, 2006.

  • LOLcats.


    An Internet meme called "LOLcats" was incredibly popular. The meme consisted of photographs of cats with captions that had intentionally poor grammar and spelling.
  • How to Save a Life.

    How to Save a Life

    American rock band The Fray released their hit song "How to Save a Life" in late March 2006.
  • "V for Vendetta" is showing at movie theaters.

    "V for Vendetta" is showing at movie theaters

    The film "V for Vendetta" was playing in movie theaters at the time.
  • "I think you're crazy... Just like me..."

    "I think you're crazy... Just like me..."

    American soul duo Gnarls Barkley released their hit single "Crazy" on March 13th, 2006.
  • 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.


    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.


    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 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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 3, 2006.

  • March 5, 2006: Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski (The Iceman) dies at the age of 70.
  • March 6, 2006: Former baseball player Kirby Puckett dies from a stroke at the age of 45.
  • March 10, 2006: Bear Grylls' TV show "Man vs. Wild" is aired for the first time.
  • March 11, 2006: Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic dies in his cell.
  • March 12, 2006: The sixth and final season of The Sopranos begins airing on HBO.
  • March 13, 2006: Gnarls Barkley releases the song "Crazy".
  • March 17, 2006:
    • The film "V for Vendetta" is released in movie theaters.
    • She's the Man (2006), starring Amanda Bynes, is released in movie theaters.
  • March 20, 2006: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is released.
  • March 21, 2006: Twitter is founded.
  • March 24, 2006:
    • The film Inside Man (2006) is released.
    • The teen sitcom "Hannah Montana" makes its debut on the Disney Channel.
  • March 26, 2006: The Fray release their single "How to Save a Life".
  • March 31, 2006: The film "Basic Instinct 2" is released in movie theaters.
  • April 1, 2006: Brian Shaffer (27) mysteriously goes missing at a bar in Columbus, Ohio.
  • April 2, 2006: WrestleMania 22: John Cena defeats Triple H at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
  • This date: April 3, 2006
  • April 4, 2006: The infamous record label "Death Row Records" files for bankruptcy.
  • April 5, 2006:
    • Rap star Eminem files for divorce from his wife Kim after less than four months of being re-married.
    • Richard McNair escapes from a United States Penitentiary in Pollock, Louisiana.
    • A swan with Bird Flu is discovered in Scotland.
  • April 6, 2006: Judson Laipply's "Evolution of Dance" becomes the most viewed video on YouTube.
  • April 7, 2006: Wrestling: The Great Khali attacks the Undertaker during his WWE debut.
  • April 11, 2006:
    • D12 rapper Proof is shot and killed in Detroit, Michigan.
    • English singer "Preston" and Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton announce their engagement.
    • The Pussycat Dolls release their single "Buttons", featuring Snoop Dogg.
  • April 17, 2006:
    • Soccer: Gareth Bale makes his senior debut for Southampton at the age of 16.
    • 11 people are killed after a Palestinian suicide bomber blows himself up near a fast food restaurant in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • April 21, 2006: The movie Silent Hill (2006) is released.
  • April 23, 2006: Ireland: The 2006 census takes place.
  • April 25, 2006: Nelly Furtado releases her single "Promiscuous".
  • April 29, 2006: Soccer: Chelsea retain their Premier League title after defeating Manchester United 3-0.
  • May 1, 2006: Rapper Big Hawk is shot dead in Houston, Texas.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 3, 2006, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2006 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 3, 2006 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Mid-2000s fashion

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-2000s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in April 2006

Television shows that people were watching in April 2006:

TV shows from April 2006.

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in April 2006

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana
Wonder Pets!
Wonder Pets!
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

Toys in 2006

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360
K'NEX Big Air Ball Tower
K'NEX Big Air Ball Tower
Dora's Talking House
Dora's Talking House
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 April 2006.

Kingdom Hearts II 2006
Kingdom Hearts II
The Godfather 2006
The Godfather
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 2006
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2006
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Black 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

Were you born on April 3, 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 April 3, 2012, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 3.

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Actor Deceased
Born on April 3, 1924
He was not alive on this date.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Born on April 3, 1958
He turned 48 on this day in 2006.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Born on April 3, 1961
He turned 45 on this day in 2006.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

British politician
Born on April 3, 1964
He turned 42 on this day in 2006.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Born on April 3, 1986
She turned 20 on this day in 2006.


US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on April 3, 2006.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 3, 2006 was most likely conceived around July 11, 2005.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 3, 2006 is close to December 25, 2006.

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Stats for April 3, 2006


Here are some interesting statistics about April 3, 2006:

  • 6,588 days have passed since this date.
  • 941 weeks have passed.
  • 569,203,200 seconds have passed since April 3, 2006.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 664,070,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 293,708,851,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 94,867,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 48,951,475 steps. That's roughly 21,756 miles.
  • 6,830,438 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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