BestOfDate

December 20th, 2006.

December 20th, 2006, was a Wednesday. It was day 354 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.

14 years, 7 months and 3 days have passed since December 20th, 2006.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On this day.

What happened on December 20th, 2006?

  • Ireland: The Dublin Port tunnel is opened.
  • Rocky Balboa (2006) is released in cinemas.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 20th, 2006.

  • United States: Irreplaceable - Beyonce
  • United Kingdom: Patience - Take That
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 Pursuit of Happyness

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Pursuit of Happyness" was at the top of the box office on December 20th, 2006.

Take me back to December 20th, 2006!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 20th, 2006 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Christmas Day of 2006 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.

In America, the song Irreplaceable by Beyonce is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Patience by Take That is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Pursuit of Happyness 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 instant. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: Miami", "Punk'd", "Two and a Half Men" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Dead Rising", "Battlefield 2142", "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance" and "Call of Duty 3". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "That's So Raven", "Teen Titans", "One Tree Hill" and "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the PSP, the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 20th, 2006.

  • The Nintendo Wii is released.

    The Nintendo Wii is released.

    The Nintendo Wii arrived just in time for Christmas of 2006. Released in November, 2006, the console boasted launch titles such as "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" and "Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz".

  • The PlayStation 3 is released.

    The PlayStation 3 is released.

    In November of 2006, Sony released the PlayStation 3.

  • 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 naughties. 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 14 years, 7 months and 3 days have passed since December 20th, 2006.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 2006.
  • Leap Year: 2006 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 20th, 2006, will be 14 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2006 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1166572800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 20th, 2006.

  • November 23rd, 2006: Ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko passes away after being poisoned with Polonium.
  • November 23rd, 2006: 215 people are killed in the Iraqi city of Baghdad after a string of car bombs.
  • November 27th, 2006: Italian defender Fabio Cannavaro is awarded the 2006 Ballon d'Or.
  • November 27th, 2006: Pamela Anderson files for divorce from Kid Rock after less than six months of marriage.
  • December 1st, 2006: Linday Lohan's publicist admits that the actress has been attending AA meetings.
  • December 8th, 2006: Mel Gibson's movie Apocalypto (2006) is released in cinemas.
  • December 8th, 2006: Blood Diamond (2006), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 10th, 2006: Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet passes away at the age of 91.
  • December 11th, 2006: The Mexican Drug War begins when President Felipe Calderon sends federal troops to the Mexican state of Michoacan.
  • December 12th, 2006: Actor Peter Boyle passes away at the age of 71.
  • December 16th, 2006: Leona Lewis is crowned as winner of The X Factor.
  • December 16th, 2006: South African singer Taliep Petersen is murdered by his wife and three men at his home in Cape Town.
  • December 19th, 2006: Gwen Stefani releases her single "The Sweet Escape".
  • December 19th, 2006: Justin Timberlake releases his song "What Goes Around... Comes Around".
  • This date: December 20th, 2006
  • December 22nd, 2006: Night at the Museum (2006), starring Ben Stiller, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 25th, 2006: Singer James Brown passes away at the age of 73.
  • December 26th, 2006: Former US President Gerald Ford passes away.
  • December 29th, 2006: Retired boxer Mike Tyson is arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, on suspicion of DUI and felony drug possession.
  • December 29th, 2006: NBA star Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy file for divorce for the second time.
  • December 30th, 2006: Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is executed.
  • December 30th, 2006: 400 people are killed when the MV Senopati Nusantara sinks in a storm in the Java Sea.
  • December 31st, 2006: The last game takes place at Lansdowne Road in Dublin.
  • January 9th, 2007: Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.
  • January 11th, 2007: Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz announce that they have separated after dating for nearly four years.
  • January 17th, 2007: Britney Spears shaves all of her hair off.
  • January 17th, 2007: There is public outrage when contestants on the UK television show "Celebrity Big Brother" are accused of being racist towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.
  • January 19th, 2007: Wrestler Bam Bam Bigelow dies from a drugs overdose at the age of 45.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

View Personality Summary

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 20th, 2006, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2006 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 20th, 2006 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Lost - Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide - Nickelodeon TV show about the adventures of middle school teenager Ned Bigby.
  • Stargate Atlantis - Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
  • Pimp My Ride - Car customization show hosted by rapper Xzibit.
  • The Apprentice - Reality TV show starring Donald Trump.
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
  • Cold Case - 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.

Kid's TV shows on December 20th, 2006.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2006.

  • Curious George
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy
  • 7th Heaven

Popular toys and games in 2006.

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

  • The Nintendo Wii
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360
  • The PSP

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • Battlefield 2142 - First-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE.
  • Bully - Open world adventure game that is set in a boarding school.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X - Flight simulation video game.
  • Just Cause - Open world adventure game.
  • Saints Row - Open world adventure game. The first game in the series.
  • Dead Rising - Open world, survival horror beat 'em up game.
  • 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.
  • Black - First-person shooter video game developed by Criterion Games.

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 check out December 20th, 2012 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 20th.

Ashley Cole

Soccer player.
Born on December 20th, 1980
He turned 26 on this day in 2006.

Jonah Hill

Actor.
Born on December 20th, 1983
He turned 23 on this day in 2006.

Lucy Pinder

Model.
Born on December 20th, 1983
She turned 23 on this day in 2006.

JoJo

Singer.
Born on December 20th, 1990
She turned 16 on this day in 2006.

Jorginho

Soccer player.
Born on December 20th, 1991
He turned 15 on this day in 2006.

Dylan Wang

Chinese actor.
Born on December 20th, 1998
He turned 8 on this day in 2006.

Weather on December 20th, 2006.

Historical weather information for December 20th, 2006.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 35.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 0.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 20th, 2006.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 20th, 2006.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 20th, 2006 was most likely conceived around the 12th of March, 2006.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 20th, 2006 is close to the 29th of September, 2007.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 20th, 2006.

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 20th, 2006.

  • A total of 5,330 days have passed since this date.
  • 761 weeks have passed.
  • 460,508,400 seconds have passed since the December 20th, 2006.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 537,259,800 times.
  • Since December 20th, 2006, the earth has travelled approximately 237,622,334,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 76,751,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 39,603,722 steps. That's about 17,602 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,526,101 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Post a comment about this date.

Have something to say about December 20th, 2006?

All comments are moderated before they are published. We may edit comments to correct misspellings and grammar. We may also remove or redact personal information.

Search for another date.

It looks like you have reached the end! Try searching for another date.



Random dates.

Feeling lucky? Take a look at the list of random dates below.


« Previous Day
December 19, 2006
Next Day »
December 21, 2006

© 2014-2021 BestOfDate.com