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July 5th, 2006.

July 5th, 2006, was a Wednesday. It was day 186 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.

14 years, 11 months and 8 days have passed since July 5th, 2006.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 5th, 2006?

  • The CEO and chairman of Enron, Kenneth Lay, dies from a heart attack.

Music charts.

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

  • United States: Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado ft Timbaland
  • United Kingdom: Hips Don't Lie - Shakira ft Wyclef Jean
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Superman Returns" was at the top of the box office on July 5th, 2006.

Take me back to July 5th, 2006!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 5th, 2006 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado ft Timbaland is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Hips Don't Lie by Shakira ft Wyclef Jean is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Superman Returns 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.

A rock music genre called "Emo" is extremely popular at the moment. The genre, which stands for "emotional hardcore", has created a subculture of "Emos" who dye their hair black and wear thick frame glasses. In Germany, the 2006 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: Miami", "Without a Trace", "Desperate Housewives" and "Battlestar Galactica".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "F.E.A.R.", "Black", "Final Fantasy XII" and "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "7th Heaven", "Teen Titans", "Drake & Josh" and "Zoey 101". 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 July 5th, 2006.

  • Tokyo Drift.

    Tokyo Drift.

    The film "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" was showing in movie theaters in June and July.

  • 2006 FIFA World Cup.

    2006 FIFA World Cup.

    The 2006 FIFA World Cup was taking place in Germany at this time. Italy won the competition on July 9th after they defeated France on penalties.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 14 years, 11 months and 8 days have passed since July 5th, 2006.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 2006.
  • Leap Year: 2006 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 5th, 2006, will be 14 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2006 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1152054000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 5th, 2006.

  • June 8th, 2006: The website domain name for Tumblr is registered.
  • June 9th, 2006: The animated movie Cars (2006) is released.
  • June 9th, 2006: The 2006 FIFA World Cup starts in Germany.
  • June 13th, 2006: Former Irish Taoiseach Charles Haughey passes away.
  • June 16th, 2006: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) is released.
  • June 19th, 2006: Pop singer Taylor Swift releases her debut single.
  • June 20th, 2006: The Miami Heat win the 2006 NBA Finals after they defeat the Dallas Mavericks 4-2.
  • June 23rd, 2006: Click (2006) is released.
  • June 25th, 2006: Actress Nicole Kidman and country music singer Keith Urban are married.
  • June 27th, 2006: The Youtube channel jacksfilms is founded.
  • June 28th, 2006: The film Superman Returns (2006) is released.
  • June 30th, 2006: The Devil Wears Prada (2006) is released.
  • June 30th, 2006: The divorce of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey is finalized.
  • This date: July 5th, 2006
  • July 6th, 2006: Canadian rock band Nickelback release their single "Rockstar".
  • July 7th, 2006: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) is released.
  • July 7th, 2006: English singer Syd Barrett dies from pancreatic cancer at the age of 60.
  • July 8th, 2006: Ireland: Oxegen 2006 takes place at Punchestown Racecourse. James Brown, The Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand are among the acts that play.
  • July 9th, 2006: 2006 FIFA World Cup Final: French midfielder Zinedine Zidane is sent off after headbutting Italy's Marco Materazzi in the chest.
  • July 9th, 2006: Italy win the 2006 FIFA World Cup after beating France 5-3 on penalties.
  • July 12th, 2006: Lebanon and Israel go to war.
  • July 14th, 2006: Football: Italian side Juventus are relegated for their part in the 2006 Italian football scandal.
  • July 15th, 2006: Ashley Cole and Cheryl Tweedy are married.
  • July 17th, 2006: Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro announce that they are separating after less than 3 years of marriage.
  • July 18th, 2006: Justin Timberlake releases his single "SexyBack".
  • July 19th, 2006: The first Tesla vehicle is revealed to the public.
  • July 21st, 2006: Youtuber nigahiga creates his channel.
  • July 22nd, 2006: The Emirates Stadium is officially opened.
  • July 25th, 2006: The video game "Scarface: The World Is Yours" is released.
  • July 28th, 2006: John Tucker Must Die (2006) is released.
  • July 28th, 2006: Mel Gibson makes racist remarks about Jews while being arrested for drunk driving.
  • July 28th, 2006: Soccer: It is announced that Michael Carrick will be leaving Tottenham to join Manchester United.
  • July 29th, 2006: Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock are married in France.
  • August 2nd, 2006: Soccer: French defender Lilian Thuram announces his retirement.
  • August 4th, 2006: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) is released.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 5th, 2006, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2006 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 5th, 2006 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.

  • The Hills - American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
  • 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.

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

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

  • The Hills
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • 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
  • Dora the Explorer
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy
  • 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.

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 July 5th, 2012 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

  • July 5th, 1963: Dorien Wilson (Actor) turned 43 on this day in 2006.
  • July 5th, 1963: Edie Falco (Actress) turned 43 on this day in 2006.
  • July 5th, 1969: RZA (Wu-Tang Clan member) turned 37 on this day in 2006.
  • July 5th, 1980: Pauly D (Television personality) turned 26 on this day in 2006.

Weather on July 5th, 2006.

Historical weather information for July 5th, 2006.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 24.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 19.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

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

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 5,457 days have passed since this date.
  • 779 weeks have passed.
  • 471,484,800 seconds have passed since the July 5th, 2006.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 550,065,600 times.
  • Since July 5th, 2006, the earth has travelled approximately 243,286,156,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 78,580,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 40,547,693 steps. That's about 18,021 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,657,818 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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