July 29th, 2006, fell on a Saturday. It was day 210 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.
14 years, 5 months and 22 days have passed since July 29th, 2006.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 29th, 2006:
United States: Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado ft Timbaland
United Kingdom: Don't Stop Me Now Please, Please - McFly
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Miami Vice" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is July 29th, 2006 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
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, Don't Stop Me Now Please, Please by McFly is the number one hit song.
George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Miami Vice is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide", "Lost", "The Office" and "Prison Break".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fahrenheit", "F.E.A.R.", "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" and "Scarface: The World Is Yours". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Peppa Pig", "LazyTown", "Veronica Mars" and "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Popular toys include the likes of "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 July 29th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mel Gibson Arrest
On the 28th of July, 2006, actor Mel Gibson is arrested for driving under the influence. Gibson launches abuse at the officers. He also makes antisemitic remarks about Jews being the cause of all wars in the world.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
14 years, 5 months and 22 days have passed since July 29th, 2006.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 30 of 2006.
Leap Year: 2006 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on July 29th, 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 1154127600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 29th, 2006:
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 29th, 2006?
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 29th, 2006 was probably conceived around the 19th of October, 2005. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 29th, 2006 is the 8th of May, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on July 29th, 2006.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 29th, 2006.
5,289 days have passed since this date.
456,973,200 seconds have passed since the July 29th, 2006.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 533,135,400 times.
Since July 29th, 2006, earth has travelled approximately 235,798,171,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 76,162,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 39,299,695 steps. That's about 17,467 miles!
Since this date, 5,483,678 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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