What Happened on February 24, 2006

Historical Events

Historic Event

President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.

Famous Deaths

  • Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
  • Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), dies at 81
  • Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), died of lung cancer at 81
  • John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • Octavia E. Butler, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed), dies at 58
  • Thomas Koppel, Danish pianist and classical and avant-garde composer (Savage Rose), dies at 61
2006 Highlights

About February 24, 2006

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Check On It - Beyonce Featuring Slim Thug
  • UK #1 Song: Thunder In My Heart Again - Meck Ft. Leo Sayer