The 8th of December, 2006, fell on a Friday. Day 342 of 2006. Decade: 2000s.
13 years, 2 months and 9 days have passed since the 8th of December, 2006.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 8th of December, 2006:
Mel Gibson's movie Apocalypto (2006) is released in cinemas.
Blood Diamond (2006), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is released in movie theaters.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of December, 2006:
United States: I Wanna Love You - Akon
United Kingdom: Patience - Take That
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Apocalypto" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 8th of December, 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.
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.
During this period of time, an Internet meme called "LOLcats" is beginning to take-off.
Ipswich serial murders.
A serial killer is targeting women in the English city of Ipswich. During this period, five sex workers are found murdered in different locations. Steve Wright is later arrested and convicted of the crimes.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of December:
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.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Released for the Nintendo Wii.
Resistance: Fall of Man - Sci-fi first-person shooter game that was released on the PS3.
Call of Duty 3 - The third game in the series.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance - Action RPG game.
Bully - Open world adventure game that is set in a boarding school.
Just Cause - Open world adventure game.
Saints Row - Open world adventure game. The first game in the series.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of December, 2006.
4,819 days have passed since this date.
416,361,600 seconds have passed since the 8th of December, 2006.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 485,755,200 times.
Since the 8th of December, 2006, earth has travelled approximately 214,842,585,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 69,393,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 35,807,098 steps. That's about 15,914 miles!
Since this date, 4,996,339 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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