August 11th, 2006

August 11th, 2006, fell on a Friday. It was day 223 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.

14 years, 5 months and 15 days have passed since August 11th, 2006.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 11th, 2006:

  • The war between Israel and Lebanon ends.
  • Dance film Step Up (2006) is released in cinemas.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 11th, 2006:

  • United States: Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado ft Timbaland
  • United Kingdom: Hips Don't Lie - Shakira ft Wyclef Jean

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Talladega Nights" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 11th, 2006 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the 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, 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 Talladega Nights 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 "Stargate SG-1", "24", "Lost" and "Battlestar Galactica".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fahrenheit", "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter", "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" and "Scarface: The World Is Yours". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "LazyTown", "Unfabulous" and "The Hills". 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 August 11th, 2006.

  • MySpace

    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.

  • Crocs

    Throughout 2006, foam clogs called Crocs surged in popularity; with sales tripling over the course of the year.

  • Bebo

    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

    "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.

  • Keira Knightley

    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.

  • LOLcats

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 14 years, 5 months and 15 days have passed since August 11th, 2006.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 2006.
  • Leap Year: 2006 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 11th, 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 1155250800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 11th, 2006:

  • 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 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.
  • This date: August 11th, 2006
  • August 18th, 2006: The Illusionist (2006) is released in cinemas.
  • August 18th, 2006: Pete Bennett wins the 7th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
  • August 25th, 2006: Wrestling: Kurt Angle is granted a release from his WWF contract.
  • August 26th, 2006: The first stable version of JQuery is released.
  • August 27th, 2006: Pornographic actor Jon Dough commits suicide at his home in Chatsworth, California.
  • August 29th, 2006: The video game Saints Row is released.
  • August 31st, 2006: "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! at the Disco wins Video of the Year at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • August 31st, 2006: Ashley Cole joins Chelsea.
  • August 31st, 2006: Football: Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez sign for West Ham.
  • September 1st, 2006: Comedy film Idiocracy (2006) is released.
  • September 4th, 2006: Australian wildlife expert and television personality, Steve Irwin, dies after being struck by a stingray.
  • September 6th, 2006: Facebook announces its new "News Feed" feature.
  • September 7th, 2006: Irish politics: Mary Harney resigns as leader of the Progressive Democrats.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 11th, 2006, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2006 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 11th, 2006 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

2006 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

2006 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2006:

  • Xbox 360
  • The PSP
  • PlayStation 2

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Scarface: The World Is Yours - Open world crime game that is based on the movie Scarface.
  • 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.
  • Call of Duty 2 - The second game in the series.
  • F.E.A.R. - First-person shooter / survival horror game.
  • Fahrenheit - Interactive investigation game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 11th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 11th, 2006:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.7 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on August 11th, 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 August 11th, 2006?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 11th, 2006 was probably conceived around the 1st of November, 2005. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 11th, 2006 is the 21st of May, 2007. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to August 11th, 2006. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 11th, 2006.

  • 5,282 days have passed since this date.
  • 456,368,400 seconds have passed since the August 11th, 2006.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 532,429,800 times.
  • Since August 11th, 2006, earth has travelled approximately 235,486,094,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 76,061,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 39,247,682 steps. That's about 17,443 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,476,421 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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