October 31st, 2006, was a Tuesday. It was day 304 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.
15 years, 11 months and 6 days have passed since October 31st, 2006.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.
Notable events that occurred on October 31st, 2006.
On October 31st, 2006, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Saw III".
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 31st, 2006.
During this time, a serial killer was targeting women in the English city of Ipswich. Five sex workers were found murdered in different locations. Forklift truck driver Steve Wright was later arrested and convicted for the crimes.
At the end of September in 2006, Akon and Eminem teamed up to release the catchy song "Smack That".
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.
"Not Ready to Make Nice" by the Dixie Chicks would go on to win a Grammy for 2006's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
21-year-old English actress Keira Knightley was named as FHM's sexiest woman 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.
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 film "The Departed" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006.
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.
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.
Throughout 2006, foam clogs called Crocs surged in popularity; with sales tripling over the course of the year.
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".
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.
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.
During this period, landline phones started to decline. This was due to the rise of personal cell phones.
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.
During this period of time, a lot of people were using MSN Messenger to chat with their friends online.
Basic facts and information about this date.
News stories and other events that happened around October 31st, 2006.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in October, 2006.
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.
American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
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.
Hogan Knows Best
Reality TV series about the family life of wrestler Hulk Hogan.
Medical drama television series.
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
TV show about a Boston law firm.
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
Pimp My Ride
Car customization show hosted by rapper Xzibit.
Reality TV show starring Donald Trump.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.
Teen drama sitcom.
Hidden camera / prank TV show created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg.
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
American crime drama that is centered around Baltimore.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2006.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Everybody Hates Chris
Go, Diego, Go!
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
Avatar: The Last Airbender
American Dragon: Jake Long
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Drake & Josh
One Tree Hill
My Life as a Teenage Robot
That's So Raven
The Fairly OddParents
As Told by Ginger
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2006.
The Xbox 360
RoboSapien (toy robot)
VideoNow (portable player)
The PlayStation 2
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Popular video games that people were playing in October of 2006.
Final Fantasy XII
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Action RPG game.
First-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE.
Open world adventure game that is set in a boarding school.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Action-adventure stealth game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Flight simulation video game.
Open world adventure game.
Open world adventure game. The first game in the series.
Open world, survival horror beat 'em up game.
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!
Educational puzzle game that was released for the Nintendo DS.
Kingdom Hearts II
Action RPG that was released for the PlayStation 2.
Video game based on The Godfather movie series.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
RPG game developed by Bethesda Game Studios.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
First-person shooter video game developed by Criterion Games.
Mario Kart DS
Racing game that was released on the Nintendo DS.
Music rhythm game.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Age of Empires III
Real-time strategy game.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 31st.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of October.
Historical weather information for October 31st, 2006.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on October 31st, 2006.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 31st, 2006.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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