On This Day

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 (b. 1977)
  • Mohamed Abdelwahab, Egyptian footballer (b. 1983)
  • Tom Delaney, British racing driver (b. 1911)
2006 Highlights

About August 31, 2006

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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