What Happened on August 31, 2006

Historical Events

Video Music Awards

23rd MTV Video Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco, Kelly Clarkson & James Blunt win

The Scream

Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" is recovered from a raid by Norwegian police. The painting was said to be in a better-than-expected condition.

Famous Deaths

  • Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer, executed in Texas at 29
  • Mohamed Abdelwahab, Egyptian soccer left back (19 caps; African Cup of Nations 2006; Al Ahly SC, Aluminium Nag Hammâdi), dies from a heart defect at 22
  • Tom Delaney, British racing driver (oldest licensed racing driver in the world), dies at 95

About August 31, 2006

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

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