What Happened on August 8, 2006

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Actor Sylvester Stallone and former heavyweight boxing contender Chuck Wepner settle lawsuit out of court for an undisclosed sum; Wepner claims he was the inspiration for the "Rocky" movies

Famous Deaths

  • Irving "Duke" Jordan, American jazz pianist (Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt), dies at 84
  • Michael Hurd, British composer and musicologist known for his choral music (Jonah-Man Jazz), dies at 77
2006 Highlights

About August 8, 2006

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado Featuring Timbaland
  • UK #1 Song: Hips Don't Lie - Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean