On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 2006

Historical Events

Contract of Interest

After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL

  • The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet.

Famous Deaths

  • Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)
  • James Carl Tenney, American composer, dies at 72
  • LĂ©opold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor, dies at 90
2006 Highlights

About August 24, 2006

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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