October 8th, 2006, fell on a Sunday. It was day 281 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.
14 years, 4 months and 24 days have passed since October 8th, 2006.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 8th, 2006:
United States: Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
United Kingdom: I Don't Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sisters
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Departed" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 8th, 2006 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, I Don't Feel Like Dancing by Scissor Sisters is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Departed 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 "Scrubs", "The O.C.", "Stargate Atlantis" and "Lost". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "F.E.A.R.", "Call of Duty 2", "Black" and "Scarface: The World Is Yours". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Teen Titans", "LazyTown", "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" and "Zoey 101".
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 October 8th, 2006.
Between 2005 and 2008, MySpace was the most popular social network in the world.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
14 years, 4 months and 24 days have passed since October 8th, 2006.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 2006.
Leap Year: 2006 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 8th, 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 1160262000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 8th, 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 October 8th, 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 October 8th, 2006 was probably conceived around the 29th of December, 2005. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 8th, 2006 is the 18th of July, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on October 8th, 2006.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 8th, 2006.
5,258 days have passed since this date.
454,294,800 seconds have passed since the October 8th, 2006.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 530,010,600 times.
Since October 8th, 2006, earth has travelled approximately 234,416,116,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 75,715,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 39,069,353 steps. That's about 17,364 miles!
Since this date, 5,451,538 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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