December 22nd, 2006

December 22nd, 2006, fell on a Friday. It was day 356 of 2006. The decade was the 2000s.

13 years, 6 months and 21 days have passed since December 22nd, 2006.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 22nd, 2006:

  • Night at the Museum (2006), starring Ben Stiller, is released in movie theaters.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 22nd, 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 22nd, 2006 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. 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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Sopranos", "CSI: Miami" and "That's So Raven".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion", "Scarface: The World Is Yours", "Bully" and "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "The Fairly OddParents", "Drake & Josh" and "Everybody Hates Chris". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "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 22nd, 2006.

  • MySpace

    Between 2005 and 2008, MySpace was the most popular social network in the world.

  • Crocs

    Throughout 2006, foam clogs called Crocs surged in popularity; with sales tripling over the course of the year.

  • Bebo

    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

    "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.

  • Keira Knightley

    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.

  • LOLcats

    During this period of time, an Internet meme called "LOLcats" is beginning to take-off.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 13 years, 6 months and 21 days have passed since December 22nd, 2006.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 2006.
  • Leap Year: 2006 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 22nd, 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 1166745600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 22nd, 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.
  • 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 11th, 2006: The Mexican Drug War begins when President Felipe Calderon sends federal troops to the Mexican state of Michoacan.
  • 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 20th, 2006: Rocky Balboa (2006) is released in cinemas.
  • December 25th, 2006: Singer James Brown passes away at the age of 73.
  • December 29th, 2006: Retired boxer Mike Tyson is arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, on suspicion of DUI and felony drug possession.
  • 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.
  • January 9th, 2007: Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 22nd, 2006, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2006 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 22nd, 2006 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

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.
  • Boston Legal - TV show about a Boston law firm.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

2006 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"


2006 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2006:

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 22nd of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 22nd, 2006:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 40.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 4.67 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.27cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: -0.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 22nd, 2006.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 22nd, 2006 was probably conceived around the 14th of March, 2006. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 22nd, 2006 is the 1st of October, 2007. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 22nd, 2006.

  • 4,952 days have passed since this date.
  • 427,849,200 seconds have passed since the December 22nd, 2006.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 499,157,400 times.
  • Since December 22nd, 2006, earth has travelled approximately 220,770,187,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 71,308,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 36,795,031 steps. That's about 16,353 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,134,190 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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