Wednesday February 08, 2006: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 2/8/2006, UK date format: 8/2/2006

February 8th, 2006 was the 39th 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 Memory In Death by J. D. Robb was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Lotte. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bubble Bobble Evolution or Driver: Vegas.

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 08, 2006 Events

What happened on February 08, 2006?

Historical Events

  • The Tripoli Agreement between Sudan and Chad ends the Chadian-Sudanese war.
  • Heather Wilson, a New Mexico Congresswoman with NSA supervision authority, was the first Republican to call for a congressional inquiry into Bush's warrantless wiretap program.
  • At least 12 soldiers were killed in an explosion at a Russian military base at Kurchaloi, Chechnya. Although the cause of the explosion is not known, it has been officially ruled out as a separatist attack.
  • Kiko, a Japanese princess, is expecting her third child.
  • Many thousands of South American natives march 1,400km (1,900 miles) south from Rio de Janeiro to the spot Sepe Tiaraju was murdered in 1756. They demand that Brazil's land be granted to a new "Guarani nation."
  • Jyllands Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy: In Afghanistan, four people are killed while eleven are injured by police firing on hundreds protestors trying to storm a US military base.

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See also

What happened on February 08 in history? Find out the list of February 8th major events

What was 2006 famous for? Discover everything about 2006


February 08, 2006 Famous Birthdays

Other February 8th famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If February 08, 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 08.

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February 08, 2006 Famous Deaths

Who died on February 08, 2006?

Other February 8th famous deaths

See all famous people who died on February 8th


February 08, 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 08, 2006 reveal something about your future ? Find out


February 08, 2006 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was February 08, 2006?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

February 8th marks the 38th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2006.

There are 326 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


February 08, 2006 Holidays and Observances

What is special on February 08, 2006?


  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
  • Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.


  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
  • Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
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Music charts

What was the number one song on February 08, 2006? Which were the top hits on February 08, 2006?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Check On It
  2. - Grillz
  3. - Be Without You
  4. - Breaking Free
  5. - You're Beautifulyoutube

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. - Check On It
  4. - Grillz
  5. - So Sickyoutube

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Rompe
  2. - Contra Viento Y Marea
  3. - Ella Y Yo
  4. - Rakata
  5. - Mayor Que 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

Find Me Guilty

Find Me Guilty

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Ron Silver, Alex Rocco

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

TV Series

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

Directed by: Julius Schultheiß

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

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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Memory In Death by J. D. Robb

Memory In Death


J. D. Robb, #1 New York Times bestselling author, presents a riveting tale of suspense set 2059 New York City. Lieutenant Eve Dallas must navigate between her professional duties as well as her private demons.

At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks

At First Sight



Teacher Man by Frank McCourt

Teacher Man


A book that is both enthralling and revealing about the life of a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a mega-bestselling author about teaching, about how one great storyteller found her voice.

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 Hunt Club by John Lescroart

The Hunt Club


The Hunt Club was founded with Wyatt Hunt, a private investigator. Others have joined the Hunt Club with the common goal of obtaining justice.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on February 8th, 2006 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bubble Bobble Evolution

Bubble Bobble Evolution

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Platform game, Puzzle game

Publisher: NA Codemasters; EU Rising Star Games

Driver: Vegas

Driver: Vegas

Platform: Mobile phone

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Glu Mobile

Atsumare! Power Pro Kun no DS Koushien

Atsumare! Power Pro Kun no DS Koushien

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Role-playing video game, Sports

Publisher: Konami

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express

Platform: Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: The Adventure Company

SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab

SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab

Platform: PlayStation 2 Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS GameCube Wii

Genre: Platformer, Action-Adventure Game, Racing Game, Rail Shooter

Publisher: THQ


February 08, 2006 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

First Quarter

The moon phase for February 08, 2006 is First Quarter.

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Sport Games on February 08, 2006

Sport Games on February 08, 2006

Serie A

Italian Football
  • Ascoli - Livorno : 0 - 0
  • Chievo - Sampdoria : 1 - 1
  • Fiorentina - Inter : 2 - 1
  • Juventus - Parma : 1 - 1
  • Lecce - Empoli : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of February 08, 2006

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Hannover - Hamburg : 2 - 1
  • Leverkusen - Wolfsburg : 4 - 0
  • M'gladbach - Schalke 04 : 0 - 0
  • Nurnberg - Ein Frankfurt : 0 - 1
  • Stuttgart - Werder Bremen : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of February 08, 2006

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Strasbourg - Paris SG : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of February 08, 2006

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Aberdeen - Rangers : 2 - 0
  • Celtic - Falkirk : 2 - 1
  • Charlton - Liverpool : 2 - 0
  • Dunfermline - Inverness C : 2 - 2
  • Hibernian - Livingston : 7 - 0
See all Football game results of February 08, 2006

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $60.00
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $68.46
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.08
  • General Electric GE: opens at $32.35
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $80.60

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 118.5 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.1491 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2991 CHF
  • 1 USD = 8.0525 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 141.74 JPY

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