What Happened on April 17, 2006

Historical Events

Boston Marathon

110th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot wins 2nd men's title in 2:07:14; Rita Jeptoo takes women's title in 2:23:38

Famous Deaths

  • Henderson Forsythe, American actor (As the World Turns, Crisis at Central High), dies at 88
  • Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist, dies at 98
2006 Highlights

About April 17, 2006

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad Day - Daniel Powter
  • UK #1 Song: Crazy - Gnarls Barkley