What Happened on January 4, 2006

Historical Events

  • College Football, 8th BCS National Championship: #2 Texas beats #1 Southern California, 41-38, at 92nd Rose Bowl

Historic Event

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Famous Deaths

  • Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (1971-79) and Ruler of Dubai (1990-2006), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Robert Howard White, Mayor of Papatoetoe, New Zealand (b. 1914)
2006 Highlights

About January 4, 2006

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 17 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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