What Happened on January 24, 2006

Historical Events

Election of Interest

After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigns as leader of the Liberal party

Film & TV History

Walt Disney International and Bob Iger announce it is buying computer animation film studio Pixar for $7.4 billion


Famous Deaths

  • Chris Penn, American actor (The Wild Life), dies at 40
  • Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers and actor (The Five Heartbeats), dies of pneumonia and complications from a stroke at 91
  • Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician

About January 24, 2006

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Grillz - Nelly Featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp
  • UK #1 Song: When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys