December 20th, 2006, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 354 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.
13 years, 6 months and 23 days have passed since December 20th, 2006.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 20th, 2006:
Rocky Balboa (2006) is released in cinemas.
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
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Pursuit of Happyness" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 20th, 2006 and it's a Wednesday. 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. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The King of Queens", "The Shield", "Lost" and "CSI: NY". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Saints Row", "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance", "Call of Duty 3" and "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Ed, Edd n Eddy", "The Fairly OddParents", "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Hills". Popular toys include the likes of "The PSP", "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "Nintendo Wii".
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 December 20th, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
13 years, 6 months and 23 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 13 years of age.
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.
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.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 20th, 2006.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 20th, 2006 was probably conceived around the 12th of March, 2006. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 20th, 2006 is the 29th of September, 2007. (Rough Estimate).
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?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 20th, 2006.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 20th, 2006.
4,954 days have passed since this date.
428,022,000 seconds have passed since the December 20th, 2006.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 499,359,000 times.
Since December 20th, 2006, earth has travelled approximately 220,859,352,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 71,337,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 36,809,892 steps. That's about 16,360 miles!
Since this date, 5,136,264 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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