May 1st, 2006, fell on a Monday. It was day 121 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.
14 years, 4 months and 17 days have passed since May 1st, 2006.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 1st, 2006:
Rapper Big Hawk is shot dead in Houston, Texas.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 1st, 2006:
United States: Bad Day - Daniel Powter
United Kingdom: Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "RV" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 1st, 2006 and it's a Monday. The summer of 2006 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. 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 RV 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 "Stargate SG-1", "Futurama", "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" and "Battlestar Galactica".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 2", "Fahrenheit", "F.E.A.R." and "Final Fantasy XII". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "That's So Raven", "One Tree Hill", "LazyTown" and "Unfabulous". 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 May 1st, 2006.
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.
Throughout 2006, foam clogs called Crocs surged in popularity; with sales tripling over the course of the year.
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" 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.
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.
During this period of time, an Internet meme called "LOLcats" is beginning to take-off.
Basic facts and information about this date:
14 years, 4 months and 17 days have passed since May 1st, 2006.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 2006.
Leap Year: 2006 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 1st, 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 1146438000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 1st, 2006:
April 2nd, 2006: WrestleMania 22: John Cena defeats Triple H at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
May 28th, 2006: Football: Andriy Shevchenko joins Chelsea for £30.8 million.
May 31st, 2006: The first episode of reality TV show "The Hills" is aired.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 1st, 2006, will have the star sign Taurus.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2006 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: May 1st, 2006 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
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.
"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" - "7th Heaven"
2006 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2006:
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of May:
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on May 1st, 2006.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 1st, 2006.
5,254 days have passed since this date.
453,945,600 seconds have passed since the May 1st, 2006.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 529,603,200 times.
Since May 1st, 2006, earth has travelled approximately 234,235,929,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 75,657,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 39,039,322 steps. That's about 17,351 miles!
Since this date, 5,447,347 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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