August 26th, 2006

August 26th, 2006, fell on a Saturday. It was day 238 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.

14 years, 0 months and 24 days have passed since August 26th, 2006.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 26th, 2006:

  • The first stable version of JQuery is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 26th, 2006:

  • United States: London Bridge - Fergie
  • United Kingdom: Hips Don't Lie - Shakira ft Wyclef Jean

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Snakes on a Plane" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 26th, 2006 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer of 2006 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

In America, the song London Bridge by Fergie 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 Snakes on a Plane is at the top of the Box Office.

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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "The O.C.", "Deadwood" and "Battlestar Galactica".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "F.E.A.R.", "Final Fantasy XII", "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" and "Scarface: The World Is Yours". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Life as a Teenage Robot", "One Tree Hill", "Drake & Josh" and "Unfabulous". 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 26th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 14 years, 0 months and 24 days have passed since August 26th, 2006.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 2006.
  • Leap Year: 2006 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 26th, 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 1156546800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 26th, 2006:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 26th, 2006, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2006 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 26th, 2006 falls under the Bear.
  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 26th, 2006:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.1 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.61 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.56 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.32cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on August 26th, 2006.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 26th, 2006 was probably conceived around the 16th of November, 2005. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 26th, 2006 is the 5th of June, 2007. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from August 26th, 2006.

  • Charlton defeat Bolton 2-0.
  • Fulham defeat Sheffield United 1-0.
  • Liverpool defeat West Ham 2-1.
  • Man City defeat Arsenal 1-0.
  • Tottenham lose 2-0 at home to Everton.
  • Watford lose 2-1 at home to Man United.
  • Wigan defeat Reading 1-0.

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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 26th, 2006.

  • 5,138 days have passed since this date.
  • 443,923,200 seconds have passed since the August 26th, 2006.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 517,910,400 times.
  • Since August 26th, 2006, earth has travelled approximately 229,064,371,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 73,987,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 38,177,395 steps. That's about 16,968 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,327,078 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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