What Happened on January 3, 2006

Historical Events

  • 72nd Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #22 Florida State, 26-23 in 3OT

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)
  • Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league centre (24 Tests; NSW; Cronulla-Sutherland), dies after swallowing combination of prescription drugs and alcohol at 51
2006 Highlights

About January 3, 2006

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: New Year Holiday (United Kingdom), New Year's Day (New Zealand)

Music Charts

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