What Happened on July 3, 2006

Historical Events

  • Asteroid labeled as 2004 XP14 flies 432,308 km (268,624 miles) by Earth.

Music Single

British singer-songwriter Lily Allen releases her debut single "Smile"

Sports History

Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1,755 points

US Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Newport CC: Annika Sörenstam wins her 10th and final major title by 4 strokes in a playoff with Pat Hurst


Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Hendrickson, American stage and screen actor (As The World Turns, 1985-2006 - "Hal Munson"), dies of a self-inflicted gunshot at 55
  • Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (professor of Computer Science at the University of California and University of Oxford), dies at 65
  • Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, American violist and operatic mezzo-soprano, dies of cancer at 52
2006 Highlights

About July 3, 2006

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado Featuring Timbaland
  • UK #1 Song: Hips Don't Lie - Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean