Sunday August 20, 2006: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 8/20/2006, UK date format: 20/8/2006

August 20th, 2006 was the 232nd day of the year 2006 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Leo. The day of the week was Sunday.

The number one song in US was London Bridge by Fergie. Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was #1 song in the UK.

Shooter, directed by Antoine Fuqua, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2006 while The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aircraft Powerpack or ARMA.

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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August 20, 2006 Events

What happened on August 20, 2006?

Historical Events

  • The Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election is now headed towards a run-off election, with nearly all votes having been counted. The provisional results show Joseph Kabila receiving 44.81 percent, to Jean Pierre Bemba's 20,03.3 percent. Reports of automatic gunfire were reported by MLC representatives. Kabila's Republican Guard was accused of shooting one of its members and injuring three officers.
  • Taliban insurgency: More Than 90 people are killed in heavy fighting in Afghanistan this weekend.
  • 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:
  • UN Secretary General Kofi Ann has expressed concern about Saturday's Israeli commando raid deep within Lebanon. He called it a violation of the truce.
  • On Sunday, the Lebanese government pledged to stop any attempts by the Lebanese side of breaking the ceasefire.
  • Tropical Storm Ioke is the first named storm to form within the Central North Pacific basin after the 2002 Pacific hurricane season. It threatens Johnston Island National Wildlife Refuge and Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
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What happened on August 20 in history? Find out the list of August 20th major events

What was 2006 famous for? Discover everything about 2006


August 20, 2006 Famous Birthdays

Other August 20th famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If August 20, 2006 is your birthday you are 16 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on August 20.

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August 20, 2006 Famous Deaths

Other August 20th famous deaths

  • American-born French singer-songwriter, Jules Dassin (1911aEUR”2008), and BA(c]atrice Launer (1913aEUR”2005), a New York-born musician.

  • Italian cartoon strip writer, famous for his famous cartoon strips, published first in 1945.

  • Ulla Jacobsson

    Swedish actress, perhaps most well-known for her role as the only female speaker in the film Zulu.

  • American actress (Born in 1925).

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August 20, 2006 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Leo personality

Who should a Leo marry?

Babies born in August are either Leo or Virgo. People born before August 22nd are Leo, while people born from August 23rd have the sign of Virgo

Personality of August born

Chinese Zodiac

Dog chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Dog

Element: Fire

Dog personality

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August 20, 2006 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was August 20, 2006?

The day of the week was Sunday.

August 20th marks the 231st day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2006.

There are 133 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


August 20, 2006 Holidays and Observances

What is special on August 20, 2006?


  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
  • Bahá'f Faith - Feast of Asmá (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bahá'f Calendar
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Music charts

What was the number one song on August 20, 2006? Which were the top hits on August 20, 2006?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - London Bridgeyoutube
  2. - Crazy
  3. - Promiscuous
  4. - Me & U
  5. - Buttons

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Hips Don't Lie
  2. - Ain't No Other Man
  3. - Unfaithful
  4. - Everytime We Touch
  5. - You Give Me Something

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Shoulder Lean
  2. - Sexy Love
  3. - Me & U
  4. - Pullin' Me Back
  5. - Deja Vu

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Labios Compartidos
  2. - Hips Don't Lie
  3. - Down
  4. - Angelito
  5. - Caile

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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



Release year: 2006

Directed by: Ericson Core

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway

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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The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

Release year: 2006

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Andrew Davis



Release year: 2006

Directed by: Peter O'Fallon



Release year: 2006

Directed by: Claude d'Anna

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Release year: 2006

Directed by: Philip Alderton

Magazine Covers

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The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

The Devil Wears Prada


This delightfully savage novel is about the most difficult boss in history. It was also the basis of the major motion picture with Anne Hathaway & Meryl Streep.

Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs

Break No Bones


Some people consider the dead a commodity. Tempe Brennan believes they are the key to breaking down a criminal ring.

The Ruins by Scott Smith

The Ruins


Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation-sun-drenched days, drunken nights,

Phantom by Terry Goodkind



Kahlan Amnell was the most dangerous woman alive the moment she awoke, unable to remember her name. That was the day the world ended for everyone else.

Insight by Sylvia Browne



Sylvia Browne, a New York Times bestseller and author, shares intimate stories about her career as a psychic reader.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aircraft Powerpack

Aircraft Powerpack

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Wild Hare, 2wg Media



Platform: Microsoft Windows Android iOS

Genre: Military simulation, tactical shooter

Publisher: Primary Bohemia Interactive

Commandos: Strike Force

Commandos: Strike Force

Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Baten Kaitos Origins

Baten Kaitos Origins

Platform: Nintendo GameCube

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Nintendo

The Cheetah Girls

The Cheetah Girls

Platform: Game Boy Advance

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Buena Vista Games


August 20, 2006 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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Sport Games on August 20, 2006

Sport Games on August 20, 2006

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Lokeren - Gent : 1 - 1
  • Westerlo - Anderlecht : 3 - 4
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Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Bielefeld - Stuttgart : 2 - 3
  • Bochum - Bayern Munich : 1 - 2
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Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Essen - Freiburg : 2 - 0
  • FC Koln - Burghausen : 5 - 1
  • Koblenz - Greuther Furth : 1 - 0
  • Paderborn - Augsburg : 1 - 0
  • Unterhaching - Duisburg : 0 - 1
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Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Bordeaux - Lyon : 1 - 2
  • Toulouse - Nice : 1 - 0
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