On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 2006

Historical Events

Film Premiere

Animated film "Ice Age: The Meltdown" directed by Carlos Saldanha with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Belgium

  • English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station
  • Tarja Halonen is inaugurated as President of Finland for the second and last time

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Browne, American politician and author, dies at 72
  • Jack Wild, British actor (Oliver!, H.R. Pufnstuf), dies of tongue and throat cancer at 53
  • Johnny Jackson, American drummer (The Jackson 5), dies at 54
  • Peter Osgood, English soccer striker (4 caps; Chelsea, Southampton), dies from a heart attack at 59
2006 Highlights

About March 1, 2006

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Check On It - Beyonce Featuring Slim Thug
  • UK #1 Song: Sorry - Madonna