On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 2006

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman

Music releaseMusic Single

Lily Allen releases her debut single "Smile"

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • 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 actor (b. 1950)
  • Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (professor of Computer Science at the University of California and University of Oxford), dies at 65
2006 Highlights

About July 3, 2006

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 15 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer