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April 5th, 2006.

April 5th, 2006, was a Wednesday. It was day 95 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.

15 years, 2 months and 7 days have passed since April 5th, 2006.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on April 5th, 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.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 5th, 2006.

  • United States: Bad Day - Daniel Powter
  • United Kingdom: Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Inside Man" was at the top of the box office on April 5th, 2006.

Take me back to April 5th, 2006!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 5th, 2006 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 2006 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Bad Day by Daniel Powter is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Crazy by Gnarls Barkley is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Inside Man 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 instant.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The King of Queens", "Fear Factor", "Punk'd" and "Two and a Half Men".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Black", "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter", "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" and "The Godfather". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Peppa Pig", "Zoey 101", "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Ben 10". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the PlayStation 2, the PSP and the Xbox 360.

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 April 5th, 2006.

  • LOLcats.

    LOLcats.

    During this period of time, an Internet meme called "LOLcats" was beginning to take-off. 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.

    At the end of March, 2006, American rock band The Fray released their hit song "How to Save a Life".

  • "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..."

    On March 13th, 2006, American soul duo Gnarls Barkley released their popular single "Crazy".

  • 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 naughties. 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 15 years, 2 months and 7 days have passed since April 5th, 2006.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 2006.
  • Leap Year: 2006 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 5th, 2006, will be 15 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2006 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1144191600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 5th, 2006.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 5th, 2006, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 5th, 2006 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on April 5th, 2006.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2006.

  • Hannah Montana
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 2006.

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

  • The Xbox 360
  • The PSP
  • The PlayStation 2

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • The Godfather - Video game based on The Godfather movie series.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - RPG game developed by Bethesda Game Studios.
  • Final Fantasy XII - Fantasy RPG game.
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter - Tactical shooter.
  • Black - First-person shooter video game developed by Criterion Games.
  • 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.

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 April 5th, 2012 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 5th of April.

Weather on April 5th, 2006.

Historical weather information for April 5th, 2006.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 31.4 degrees Fahrenheit. -0.33 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.89 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on April 5th, 2006.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 5th, 2006.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 5th, 2006 was most likely conceived around the 26th of June, 2005.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 5th, 2006 is close to the 13th of January, 2007.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 5th, 2006.

  • A total of 5,547 days have passed since this date.
  • 792 weeks have passed.
  • 479,260,800 seconds have passed since the April 5th, 2006.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 559,137,600 times.
  • Since April 5th, 2006, the earth has travelled approximately 247,298,572,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 79,876,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 41,216,429 steps. That's about 18,318 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,751,130 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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