On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2006

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Sydney, Australia swelters through its hottest New Years Day on record. The thermometre peaked at 45 degrees celsius, sparking bushfires and power outages.

Famous Deaths

  • Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks), dies at 2006
  • Dawn Lake, Australian TV comedienne (b. 1927)
  • Harry Magdoff, American magazine editor (b. 1913)
  • Hugh McLaughlin, Irish publisher and inventor (b. 1918)