Wednesday February 01, 2006: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 2/1/2006, UK date format: 1/2/2006

February 1st, 2006 was the 32nd day of the year 2006 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Aquarius. The day of the week was Wednesday.

The number one song in US was Check On It by Beyonce. Nasty Girl by The Notorious BIG featuring Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge & Avery Storm was #1 song in the UK.

Shooter, directed by Antoine Fuqua, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2006 while The Year Of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching The Chaser's War on Everything. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crash Boom Bang! or Lost Planet (series).

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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February 01, 2006 Events

What happened on February 01, 2006?

Historical Events

  • UAL Corporation, United Airlines’ parent company, has emerged from bankruptcy. It was in this position since December 9, 2002. This is the longest such filing in American history.
  • A meteor streaking across Calgary, Alberta, Canada is seen for several seconds. It then breaks up into pieces. The remnants of the meteorite may be found about 400km south of Calgary in Montana, USA.
  • Joe Manchin, Governor of West Virginia, asks for an end to coal mining after two more deaths from coal mining accidents in the state. In January alone, fourteen people died in disasters caused by coal mining. (CNN).
  • When the Security Forces beat the Amona outpost settlers in the West Bank, more than 200 Israeli settlers were injured.
  • As the controversy over the Muhammad cartoons grows, newspapers in France and Germany, Italy, Spain and Spain republish the pictures, in direct defiance of mass Muslim protests elsewhere.
  • Venezuela's government has backed Latin American TV station, teleSUR. They have also signed a cooperation agreement with al-Jazeera, an Arabic channel.
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See also

What happened on February 01 in history? Find out the list of February 1st major events

What was 2006 famous for? Discover everything about 2006


February 01, 2006 Famous Birthdays

Other February 1st famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If February 01, 2006 is your birthday you are 17 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on February 01.

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February 01, 2006 Famous Deaths

Who died on February 01, 2006?

Other February 1st famous deaths

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February 01, 2006 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Aquarius personality

Who should a Aquarius marry?

Babies born in February are either Aquarius or Pisces. People born before February 18th are Aquarius, while people born from February 19th have the sign of Pisces

Personality of February born

Chinese Zodiac

Dog chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Dog

Element: Fire

Dog personality

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Can the numbers in February 01, 2006 reveal something about your future ? Find out


February 01, 2006 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was February 01, 2006?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

February 1st marks the 31st day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2006.

There are 333 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


February 01, 2006 Holidays and Observances

What is special on February 01, 2006?


  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
  • Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
  • St. Veridiana


  • World Interfaith Harmony Week, 1-7 February
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Music charts

What was the number one song on February 01, 2006? Which were the top hits on February 01, 2006?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Check On It
  2. - Grillz
  3. - Run It!youtube
  4. - Be Without You
  5. - Stickwitu

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Nasty Girl
  2. - Thunder In My Heart Again
  3. - Boys Will Be Boys
  4. - Check On It
  5. - Run It!

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Be Without You
  2. - Unpredictable
  3. - Grillz
  4. - So Sickyoutube
  5. - Check On It

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Rompe
  2. - Contra Viento Y Marea
  3. - Rakata
  4. - Ven Bailalo
  5. - Ella Y Yo

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Release year: 2006

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Rhona Mitra, Danny Glover

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2006

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike

Country: United States of America

Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Gabor Csupo

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick

Country: United States of America

The Kingdom

The Kingdom

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Peter Berg

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2006

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Starring: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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The Chaser's War on Everything

The Chaser's War on Everything

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Andrew Hansen

Starring: Julian Morrow, Andrew Hansen, Chris Taylor, Chas Licciardello

Country: Australia

Classical Destinations

Classical Destinations

Release year: 2006



Release year: 2005

Directed by: Ronan O'Donoghue

Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal

Release year: 2005

The Book of Daniel

The Book of Daniel

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Anna Zielinski

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in February 2006?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Year Of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

The Year Of Magical Thinking


A stunning book by one of America's most iconic writers. Joan Didion shares a deeply personal, yet universal experience. It is a portrait of a married life and a relationship.

The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

The World Is Flat


The Phenomenal #1 Bestseller is Back in New Edition

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner



What is more dangerous: a gun, or a swimming-pool? What does sumo wrestlers and schoolteachers have in common What does it really matter how much parents are important? These are not the typical questions an economist would ask.

My Friend Leonard by James Frey

My Friend Leonard


My Friend Leonard is a father-son relationship that's both unusual and truly amazing. It pulls you in immediately and deeply into a unique and inspiring relationship.

The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury

The Last Templar


It has served us well, the myth of Christ. Pope Leo X (16th Century) In a hailof fire and flashing sword as Acre is slain by the West in 1291. The Last Templar opens. A young Templar knight and his …

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crash Boom Bang!

Crash Boom Bang!

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Party

Publisher: JP Vivendi Universal Games; INT Sierra Entertainment; WW Universal Interactive

Lost Planet (series)

Lost Planet (series)

Platform: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Capcom

Championship Manager 2006

Championship Manager 2006

Platform: PC, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Brave Story: New Traveler

Brave Story: New Traveler

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP SCEI; NA Xseed Games

Air Assault Task Force

Air Assault Task Force

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Shrapnel Games


February 01, 2006 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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Sport Games on February 01, 2006

Sport Games on February 01, 2006

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • St Etienne - Toulouse : 1 - 3
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Football (United Kingdom)
  • Derby - Sheffield United : 0 - 1
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Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Arsenal - West Ham : 2 - 3
  • Aston Villa - Chelsea : 1 - 1
  • Blackburn - Man United : 4 - 3
  • Liverpool - Birmingham : 1 - 1
  • Man City - Newcastle : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of February 01, 2006

Ethniki Katigoria

Football (Greece)
  • Levadeiakos - Kalamaria : 1 - 0
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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $62.77
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $75.00
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.95
  • General Electric GE: opens at $32.66
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $80.90

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 117.99 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.1412 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2889 CHF
  • 1 USD = 8.062 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 142.36 JPY

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