What Happened on July 5, 2006

Historical Events

  • Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting at the U.N in New York City because of North Korean missile tests that day
  • North Korea tests at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile

Famous Deaths

  • Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 86
  • Kenneth Lay, American businessman (CEO and Chairman of Enron, 1985-2001), dies at 64
2006 Highlights

About July 5, 2006

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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