What Happened on January 1, 2006

Historical Events

  • Sydney, Australia swelters through its hottest New Year's Day then on record with the temperature peaking at 45 degrees celsius, sparking bush fires and power outages

Famous Deaths

  • Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks), dies at 49
  • Dawn Lake, Australian TV comedienne, dies at 78
  • Harry Magdoff, American magazine editor, dies at 92
  • Hugh McLaughlin, Irish publisher & inventor, dies at 77
  • Paul Lindblad, American baseball pitcher (World Series champion 1973-74, 78; Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 64
2006 Highlights

About January 1, 2006

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 17 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Don't Forget About Us - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: That's My Goal - Shayne Ward