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October 16th, 2006.

October 16th, 2006, was a Monday. It was day 289 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.

15 years, 9 months and 26 days have passed since October 16th, 2006.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on October 16th, 2006.

  • Idaho crime: Serial killer Joseph Duncan III is sentenced to life in prison for three counts of kidnapping.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 16th, 2006.

  • United States: Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
  • United Kingdom: Welcome To The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 16th, 2006.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • SexyBack - Justin Timberlake
  • Money Maker - Ludacris Featuring Pharrell
  • Lips Of An Angel - Hinder
  • How To Save A Life - The Fray
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Play the top hits from 2006.
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2006. Take a trip back to the peak days of Shakira, Sean Paul, Justin Timberlake, Gnarls Barkley and Beyoncé.
The Grudge 2

Top movie.

The movie "The Grudge 2" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.

Take me back to October 16th, 2006!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is October 16th, 2006, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. 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, Welcome To The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States, and the movie The Grudge 2 is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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 instance.

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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as James Brown, Gerald Ford, Bam Bam Bigelow and Anna Nicole Smith would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "7th Heaven", "Two and a Half Men", "One Tree Hill" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Sims 2", "Age of Empires III", "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter" and "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "As Told by Ginger", "Teen Titans", "Johnny Test" and "Ben 10". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Betty Spaghetty (doll), the PlayStation 2, VideoNow (portable player) and the Xbox 360.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on October 16th, 2006.

  • "Smack that all on the floor..."

    "Smack that all on the floor..."

    At the end of September in 2006, Akon and Eminem teamed up to release the catchy song "Smack That".

  • 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 noughties. 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.

  • 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 15 years, 9 months and 26 days have passed since October 16th, 2006.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 2006.
  • Leap Year: 2006 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on October 16th, 2006 will be 15 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2006 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1160953200.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to October 16th, 2006.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 16th, 2006, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2006 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 16th, 2006 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 16th, 2006.

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Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in October, 2006.

TV shows from October, 2006.

Dexter
Dexter
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.

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

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
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
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
American comedy sitcom.

Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
Reality TV series about the family life of wrestler Hulk Hogan.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

The Office
The Office
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.

House
House
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Sci-fi series.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.

Boston Legal
Boston Legal
TV show about a Boston law firm.

CSI: NY
CSI: NY
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Lost
Lost
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.

Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.

Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Car customization show hosted by rapper Xzibit.

The Apprentice
The Apprentice
Reality TV show starring Donald Trump.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.

Cold Case
Cold Case
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.

The O.C.
The O.C.
Teen drama sitcom.

Punk'd
Punk'd
Hidden camera / prank TV show created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg.

Without a Trace
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.

CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.

The Wire
The Wire
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on October 16th, 2006.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2006.

Curious George
Curious George

The Hills
The Hills

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana

Ben 10
Ben 10

Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Hates Chris

Johnny Test
Johnny Test

Go, Diego, Go!
Go, Diego, Go!

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender

American Dragon: Jake Long
American Dragon: Jake Long

Zoey 101
Zoey 101

Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County

Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars

Unfabulous
Unfabulous

Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom

Drake & Josh
Drake & Josh

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

My Life as a Teenage Robot
My Life as a Teenage Robot

Teen Titans
Teen Titans

That's So Raven
That's So Raven

Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron

Kim Possible
Kim Possible

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

As Told by Ginger
As Told by Ginger

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids
Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2006.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2006.

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

The PSP
The PSP

RoboSapien (toy robot)
RoboSapien (toy robot)

VideoNow (portable player)
VideoNow (portable player)

Bratz dolls
Bratz dolls

The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation 2

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in October of 2006.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X 2006
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Flight simulation video game.

Just Cause 2006
Just Cause
Open world adventure game.

Saints Row 2006
Saints Row
Open world adventure game. The first game in the series.

Dead Rising 2006
Dead Rising
Open world, survival horror beat 'em up game.

Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006
Scarface: The World Is Yours
Open world crime game that is based on the movie Scarface.

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! 2006
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
Educational puzzle game that was released for the Nintendo DS.

Kingdom Hearts II 2006
Kingdom Hearts II
Action RPG that was released for the PlayStation 2.

The Godfather 2006
The Godfather
Video game based on The Godfather movie series.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 2006
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
RPG game developed by Bethesda Game Studios.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2006
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Tactical shooter.

Black 2006
Black
First-person shooter video game developed by Criterion Games.

Mario Kart DS 2005
Mario Kart DS
Racing game that was released on the Nintendo DS.

Guitar Hero 2005
Guitar Hero
Music rhythm game.

Call of Duty 2 2005
Call of Duty 2
The second game in the series.

Civilization IV 2005
Civilization IV
Turn-based strategy.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 2005
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
PSP exclusive.

Age of Empires III 2005
Age of Empires III
Real-time strategy game.

Shadow of the Colossus 2005
Shadow of the Colossus
Action-adventure game.

F.E.A.R. 2005
F.E.A.R.
First-person shooter / survival horror game.

Nintendogs 2005
Nintendogs
Pet simulation game that was released for the Nintendo DS.

Guild Wars 2005
Guild Wars
MMO.

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 you should check out October 16th, 2012 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 16th.

Oscar Wilde

Writer. Deceased
Born on October 16th, 1854
He was not alive on this date.

Michael Collins

Irish revolutionary leader. Deceased
Born on October 16th, 1890
He was not alive on this date.

Angela Lansbury

Actress.
Born on October 16th, 1925
She turned 81 on this day in 2006.

Flea

Bassist.
Born on October 16th, 1962
He turned 44 on this day in 2006.

Weather details

Weather on October 16th, 2006.

Historical weather information for October 16th, 2006.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.7 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 45.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.11 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 16th, 2006.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 16th, 2006.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 16th, 2006 was most likely conceived around January 23rd, 2006.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 16th, 2006 is close to July 9th, 2007.

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Stats for October 16th, 2006

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 16th, 2006.

  • A total of 5,778 days have passed since this date.
  • 825 weeks have passed.
  • 499,219,200 seconds have passed since the October 16th, 2006.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 582,422,400 times.
  • Since October 16th, 2006, the Earth has travelled approximately 257,597,107,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 83,203,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 42,932,851 steps. That's about 19,081 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,990,630 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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