On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 2006

Famous Deaths

  • James van Allen, American physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts), dies at 91
  • Philip E. High, English sci-fi author, dies at 92
2006 Highlights

About August 9, 2006

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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