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2006 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2006
MMVI
Ab urbe condita2759
Armenian calendar1455
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԵ
Assyrian calendar6756
Bahá'í calendar162–163
Balinese saka calendar1927–1928
Bengali calendar1413
Berber calendar2956
British Regnal year54 Eliz. 2 – 55 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2550
Burmese calendar1368
Byzantine calendar7514–7515
Chinese calendar乙酉(Wood Rooster)
4702 or 4642
    — to —
丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
4703 or 4643
Coptic calendar1722–1723
Discordian calendar3172
Ethiopian calendar1998–1999
Hebrew calendar5766–5767
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2062–2063
 - Shaka Samvat1927–1928
 - Kali Yuga5106–5107
Holocene calendar12006
Igbo calendar1006–1007
Iranian calendar1384–1385
Islamic calendar1426–1427
Japanese calendarHeisei 18
(平成18年)
Javanese calendar1938–1939
Juche calendar95
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4339
Minguo calendarROC 95
民國95年
Nanakshahi calendar538
Thai solar calendar2549
Tibetan calendar阴木鸡年
(female Wood-Rooster)
2132 or 1751 or 979
    — to —
阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
2133 or 1752 or 980
Unix time1136073600 – 1167609599

2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 6th year of the , the 6th year of the , and the 7th year of the decade.

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2006 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Germany.

2006 was designated as:

  • International Year of Deserts and Desertification[1]
  • International Asperger's Year
  • Year of Mozart, marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Events

January

  • January 1 – Russia cuts the shipment of natural gas to Ukraine over a price dispute.[2]
  • January 4Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, suffers a severe stroke and cerebral hemorrhage.
  • January 5 – A hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, collapses, killing 76 pilgrims visiting to perform Hajj.[3]
  • January 12 – A stampede during the Stoning of the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills 362 pilgrims.[4][5]
  • January 15NASA's Stardust mission successfully ends, the first to return dust from a comet.[6]
  • January 16Ellen Johnson Sirleaf assumes office as President of Liberia, the first female elected head of state in Africa.
  • January 19NASA launches the first space mission to Pluto as a rocket hurls the New Horizons spacecraft on a 9-year journey.[7]
  • January 25Pope Benedict XVI issues his first encycylical, Deus caritas est.[8]
  • January 27 – Celebrations are held in Salzburg and around the world, for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.[9]

February

  • February 3Egyptian passenger ferry, Template:Ship carrying more than 1,400 people, sinks in the Red Sea off the Saudi coast, with only 388 rescued.[10]
  • February 4 – The Wowowee stampede at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City, Philippines, kills 74 people and leaves 600 injured.[11]
  • February 1026 – The 2006 Winter Olympics are held in Turin, Italy.
  • February 17 – A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.[12]
  • February 19Pasta de Conchos mine disaster: Sixty-five miners die after becoming trapped underground, following an explosion in Nueva Rosita, Mexico.[13]

March

  • March 4 – The final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 receives no response.[14]
  • March 9NASA's Cassini–Huygens spacecraft discovers geysers of a liquid substance shooting from Saturn's moon Enceladus, signaling a possible presence of water.[15]
  • March 10 – NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter enters orbit around Mars.[16][17]
  • March 16 – The United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the United Nations Human Rights Council.
  • March 21Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams found the popular social-networking service Twitter. They officially launch the site later in the year.
  • March 28 – A scramjet jet engine, HyShot III, designed to fly at 7 times the speed of sound, is successfully tested at Woomera, South Australia.[18][19]

April

  • April 5 – A swan with Avian flu is discovered in Cellardyke in Fife, Scotland (the first case in the United Kingdom).[20]
  • April 10 – A fire at the Brand India Fair, Victoria Park, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, kills at least 100.[21]
  • April 11
    • The European Space Agency's Venus Express spaceprobe enters Venus' orbit.[22]
    • Nuclear program of Iran: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad confirms that Iran has successfully produced a few grams of low-grade enriched uranium.[23][24]
  • April 20Iran announces a deal with Russia, involving a joint uranium enrichment firm on Russian soil;[25] 9 days later Iran announces that it will not move all activity to Russia, thus leading to a de facto termination of the deal.

May

  • May – The Human Genome Project publishes the last chromosome sequence, in Nature.
  • May 24East Timor's Foreign Minister José Ramos-Horta officially requests military assistance from the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Portugal.[26]
  • May 27 – The 6.4 Mw Yogyakarta earthquake shakes central Java with an MSK intensity of IX (Destructive), leaving more than 5,700 dead and 37,000 injured.
  • May 29Sidoarjo mud flow: The world's biggest mud volcano is created by the blowout of a natural gas well being drilled in the subdistrict of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia. This results in displacement of more than 11,000 persons from 8 villages, as well as damage to road and power infrastructures. Several (Twenty-five) factories are also abandoned.[27]

June

  • June 3Montenegro declares independence after a May 21 referendum. The state union of Serbia and Montenegro is dissolved on June 5, leaving Serbia as the successor state.[28][29]
  • June 9July 9 – The 2006 FIFA World Cup begins in Germany.
  • June 18
    • The first Kazakh space satellite KazSat-1 is launched.[30]
    • Former Beatle Paul McCartney turns 64 after writing "When I'm Sixty-Four" at age 16.
  • June 28
    • Operation Summer Rains: Israel launches an offensive against militants in Gaza.[31]
    • The United States Armed Forces withdraws its forces in Iceland, thereby disbanding the Iceland Defense Force.

July

  • July 1 – The Qinghai–Tibet Railway launches a trial operation, making Tibet the last province-level entity of China to have a conventional railway.[32]
  • July 6 – The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.[33]
  • July 9
    • Italy wins its fourth FIFA World Cup title.
    • S7 Airlines Flight 778 crashes into a concrete barrier shortly after landing, killing at least 122 people and leaving many injured.[34]
  • July 10Pakistan International Airlines Flight 688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan, shortly after takeoff.[35]
  • July 11 – A series of coordinated bomb attacks strikes several commuter trains in Mumbai, India, during the evening rush hour.[36]
  • July 122006 Lebanon War: Israeli troops invade Lebanon in response to Hezbollah kidnapping 2 Israeli soldiers and killing 3. Hezbollah declares open war against Israel 2 days later.[37]
  • July 15Twitter is launched.
  • July 17 – The 7.7 Mw Pangandaran tsunami earthquake severely affects the Indonesian island of Java, killing 668 people, and leaving more than 9,000 injured.
  • July 18 – The Template:SS, the last floating link to Titanic, returns home to a large reception in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[38]

August

  • August 11 – A resolution to end the 2006 Lebanon War is unanimously accepted by the United Nations Security Council.[39]
  • August 22
    • Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border in Ukraine, killing 171 people, including 45 children.[40]
    • The ICM awards Grigori Perelman the Fields Medal for proving the Poincaré conjecture, one of 7 Millennium Prize Problems; Perelman refuses the medal.[41]
  • August 24 – The International Astronomical Union defines 'planet' at its 26th General Assembly, demoting Pluto to the status of 'dwarf planet' more than 70 years after its discovery.[42]
  • August 25 – Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to 9 years in prison for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion.
  • August 27Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

September

  • September 13Dawson College shooting in Montreal: One killed, nineteen injured.
  • September 19Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand declares a state of emergency in Bangkok as members of the Royal Thai Army stage a coup d'état. The army announces the removal of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from power.[43]
  • September 29Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 (Boeing 737-800) collides with a business jet over the Amazon rainforest, killing all 155 on board.[44]

October

  • October 2West Nickel Mines School shooting: Charles Carl Roberts fatally shoots five Amish girls and wounds five others in a shooting at the West Nickel Mines Parochial School in the Old Order Amish community of Bart Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
  • October 9North Korea claims to have conducted its first-ever nuclear test.[45]
  • October 13 – South Korean Ban Ki-moon is elected as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations.[46]
  • October 16 – In Sri Lanka, the Habarana massacre kills between 92 and 103 sailors and wounds more than 150 people.
  • October 17 – The population of the United States exceeds 300 million.
  • October 29ADC Airlines Flight 53 crashes shortly after takeoff in Nigeria, killing 96 people.[47]

November

  • November 2No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock becomes the most expensive painting after it is sold privately for $140 million.[48]
  • November 5 – Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death by hanging by the Iraqi Special Tribunal.[49]
  • November 8 – Mercury transits the sun. It is visible from the Americas, Eastern China, Japan, Australia, and Polynesia.
  • November 12 – The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.[50]
  • November 15Al Jazeera launches its English-language news channel, Al Jazeera English.[51]
  • November 23 – A series of car bombs and mortar attacks in Sadr City, Baghdad, kill at least 215 people and injure 257 other people.[52]
  • November 30Typhoon Durian triggers a massive mudslide and kills at least 720 people in Albay province on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.[53]

December

  • December 5 – The military seizes power in Fiji, in a coup d'état led by Commodore Josaia Vorenathalie qe "Frank" Bainimarama.[54]
  • December 11Felipe Calderón sends the Mexican military to combat the drug cartels and put down the violence in the state of Michoacán, initiating the Mexican Drug War.[55]
  • December 12Swift raids: Homeland Security police detain workers at 6 meatpacking plants in the midwestern U.S.[56]
  • December 13 – The Chinese River Dolphin or Baiji becomes extinct.[57]
  • December 24Ethiopia admits its troops have intervened in Somalia.[58]
  • December 26 – An oil pipeline explodes in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, killing at least 200 people.[59]
  • December 30Basque nationalist group ETA detonates a van bomb at Madrid-Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain, ending a nine-month ceasefire.

Births

  • September 6Prince Hisahito of Akishino of Japan, son of Kiko, Princess Akishino and Prince Akishino
  • October 5Jacob Tremblay, Canadian child actor

Deaths

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January

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Shelley Winters

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Coretta Scott King

  • January 3Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1953)
  • January 4 – Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (b. 1946)
  • January 6Lou Rawls, African-American singer (b. 1933)
  • January 7Heinrich Harrer, mountaineer, explorer and author (b. 1912)
  • January 14Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920)
  • January 15Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926)
  • January 19Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941)
  • January 21Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (b. 1944)
  • January 24Chris Penn, American actor (b. 1965)
  • January 27Johannes Rau, President of Germany (b. 1931)
  • January 30Coretta Scott King, American civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1927)

February

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Betty Friedan

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March

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Slobodan Milošević

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Lennart Meri

  • March 1Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947)
  • March 2Jack Wild, English actor (b. 1952)
  • March 6
    • Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of Christopher Reeve (b. 1961)
    • Kirby Puckett, U.S. baseball player (b. 1960)
  • March 9John Profumo, British politician (b. 1915)
  • March 11
    • Bernie Geoffrion, Canadian hockey player (b. 1931)
    • Slobodan Milošević, President of Serbia (b. 1941)
  • March 13
    • Maureen Stapleton, American actress (b. 1925)
    • Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer (b. 1944)
  • March 14Lennart Meri, President of Estonia (b. 1929)
  • March 25
    • Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
    • Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
    • Buck Owens, American country & western singer, songwriter (b. 1929)
  • March 26Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
  • March 27Stanisław Lem, Polish writer (b. 1921)
  • March 28Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)

April

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John Kenneth Galbraith

  • April 2Nina Schenk von Stauffenberg, German wife of soldier Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (b. 1913)
  • April 5Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941)
  • April 8Gerard Reve, Dutch author (b. 1923)
  • April 11Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973)
  • April 12Rajkumar, Indian actor (b. 1929)
  • April 19Scott Crossfield, American pilot (b. 1921)
  • April 21Telê Santana, Brazilian footballer and coach (b. 1931)
  • April 23Alida Valli, Italian actress (b. 1921)
  • April 24Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • April 25Jane Jacobs, American-born writer and activist (b. 1916)
  • April 29John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (b. 1908)

May

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Floyd Patterson

  • May 3Karel Appel, Dutch painter (b. 1921)
  • May 6
    • Lillian Asplund, last American survivor of the Titanic disaster (b. 1906)
    • Shigeru Kayano, Japanese activist (b. 1926)
  • May 10Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)
  • May 11Floyd Patterson, American boxer (b. 1935)
  • May 12Hussein Maziq, Former Libyan prime minister (b. 1918).
  • May 13Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923)
  • May 21Katherine Dunham, American dancer, choreographer, and songwriter (b. 1909)
  • May 22Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organisation (b. 1945)
  • May 23Lloyd Bentsen, American politician (b. 1921)
  • May 25Desmond Dekker, Jamaican singer and songwriter (b. 1941)
  • May 26Édouard Michelin, French businessman (b. 1963)
  • May 30Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (b. 1926)

June

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Billy Preston

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Aaron Spelling

July

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Ryutaro Hashimoto

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June Allyson

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Red Buttons

  • July 1
    • Ryutaro Hashimoto, 53rd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)
  • July 5
    • Gert Fredriksson, Swedish kayaker (b. 1919)
    • Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)
  • July 7
    • Rudi Carrell, Dutch entertainer (b. 1934)
    • Syd Barrett, English singer, songwriter, and guitarist (b. 1946)
    • John Money, Sexologist (b. 1921)
    • Elias Hrawi, former President of Lebanon (b. 1925)
  • July 8June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)
  • July 10Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (b. 1965)
  • July 13Red Buttons, American actor and comedian (b. 1919)
  • July 16Bob Orton, American wrestler (b. 1929)
  • July 17Mickey Spillane, American writer (b. 1918)
  • July 19Jack Warden, American actor (b. 1920)
  • July 20Ted Grant, British politician (b. 1913)
  • July 21
    • Ta Mok, Cambodian military leader (b. 1926)
    • Mako Iwamatsu, Japanese-born actor (b. 1933)
  • July 28David Gemmell, British author (b. 1948)
  • July 30Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)

August

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James Van Allen

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Alfredo Stroessner

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  • August 3
  • August 9James Van Allen, American physicist (b. 1914)
  • August 13
    • Tony Jay, English-born actor (b. 1933)
    • Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (b. 1975)
  • August 14 - Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
  • August 15
    • Te Atairangikaahu, Maori queen (b. 1931)
    • Faas Wilkes, former Dutch football player (b. 1923)
  • August 16Alfredo Stroessner, President of Paraguay (b. 1912)
  • August 19Óscar Míguez, Uruguayan football player (b. 1927)
  • August 20Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (b. 1911)
  • August 21
    • Bismillah Khan, Indian musician (b. 1916)
    • S. Yizhar, Israeli writer (b. 1916)
  • August 23
    • Maynard Ferguson, Canadian musician and bandleader (b. 1928)
    • Wolfgang Přiklopil, Austrian kidnapper of Natascha Kampusch (b. 1962)
  • August 26Rainer Barzel, German politician (b. 1924)
  • August 27
    • Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian filmmaker (b. 1922)
    • María Capovilla, Ecuadorian supercentenarian and last remaining person born during the 1880s (b. 1889)
  • August 30
    • Glenn Ford, Canadian actor (b. 1916)
    • Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

September

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Steve Irwin

October

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Valentín Paniagua

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P. W. Botha

November

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Jack Palance

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Ferenc Puskás

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Robert Altman

  • November 1
    • Adrienne Shelly, American actress & director (b. 1966)
    • William Styron, American writer (b. 1925)
  • November 2Adrien Douady, French mathematician (b. 1935)
  • November 3Paul Mauriat, French musician (b. 1925)
  • November 4
    • Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1915)
    • Sergi López Segú, Spanish footballer (b. 1967)
  • November 5Mustafa Bülent Ecevit, Turkish politician, poet, writer and journalist (b. 1925)
  • November 8Basil Poledouris, American composer (b. 1945)
  • November 9Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)
  • November 10Jack Palance, American actor (b. 1919)
  • November 15Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian fashion model (b. 1985)
  • November 16Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
  • November 17
    • Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (b. 1927)
    • Ruth Brown, American singer (b. 1928)
  • November 20Robert Altman, American film director (b. 1925)
  • November 21
    • Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese politician (b. 1972)
    • Hassan Gouled Aptidon, former President of Djibouti (b. 1916)
  • November 23
    • Alexander Litvinenko, Russian-born spy (b. 1962)
    • Philippe Noiret, French actor (b. 1930)
    • Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)
    • Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • November 24
    • Walter Booker, American jazz bassist (b. 1933)
    • Juice Leskinen, Finnish singer and songwriter (b. 1950)
  • November 26Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)

December

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Gerald R. Ford

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Saddam Hussein

Nobel Prizes

In fiction

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