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About January 20th, 2006, in brief:

  • Historical events: Witnesses reported seeing a Bottlenose whale swimming in River Thames. This was the first sighting of the species since 1913, when records started.
  • Day of the week: January 20th, 2006 was a Friday
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius (in western zodiac), Dog (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Paul Stanley, Patricia Neal
  • Moon Phase: Last Quarter
  • #1 US song: Grillz by Nelly
  • #1 UK song: That's My Goal by Shayne Ward
  • Popular movie: The Illusionist directed by Neil Burger

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What day of the week was January 20, 2006?

January 20, 2006 was a Friday and it was the 20th day of the year 2006 in the Gregorian calendar.

January 20, 2006 can also be written as 1/20/2006 in the US and as 20/1/2006 in UK and Europe.

January 20, 2006 in January 2006 calendar


January 20, 2006: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on January 20, 2006:

  • Witnesses reported seeing a bottlenose whale swimming in river thames. this was the first sighting of the species since 1913, when records started.
  • At 4 o’clock utc, nasa's pluto probe new horizons reached the orbit of moon eight hours and thirty-five seconds after its launch. this is a new earth-to-moon-distance flight record.
  • Three former employees of the davis-besse nuclear plant in ohio were indicted on charges of repeatedly falsifying inspection reports, and other information to us nuclear regulatory commission. firstenergy corporation, the plant's owner, agrees to a plea deal and will pay fines instead of being charged with criminal offenses.
  • Excavating under rome's roman forum, italy, archeologists discovered a tomb that was 3000 years old. this tomb predates the creation of the forum by several hundred years.
  • Canadian soldiers have successfully defused a large car bomb that was found near their kandahar base. this discovery came just days after glyn berry, a suicide bomber in canada, was killed and three soldiers were seriously injured by him.
  • Iran, embroiled in a nuclear standoff against the west, says it is moving money out of europe to protect them from u.n sanctions.
  • According to iraq's election commission, an alliance of shiite religious groups, called the united iraqi alliance has won the most seats in iraq’s new national assembly since december 2005's legislative elections.
  • After an overcrowded bus crashes down a deep canyon in indian kashmir, at least 52 people, including five children, are killed.
  • Israel claims it has evidence that iran funded the attack on a tel aviv fast-food restaurant and that syria executed it.
  • Two west virginia miners are missing following a fire at a coal mine. rescue teams are searching for them.
  • Japan has stopped imports of u.s beef following the discovery of a spine in a shipment of beef at tokyo international airport. the ban was reinstated.
  • Turkish police reported that mehmet ali agca was taken into custody by turkish police. he is the man who killed pope john paul ii in 1981.
  • The whale was identified as a northern bottlenose whale measuring 5 metres (17 feet) in length and observed crossing the river thames in central london, just upstream of houses of parliament. according to reports, the "river thames whale" passed through the thames barrier on thursday afternoon at 1515 utc. it is being guided back to the thames estuary where a second whale was sighted at southend on sea. (bbc),
  • After charles ble goude, their leader, orders them to "go home" and clean up the streets, the young patriots, pro-government in cote d'ivoire, end their protests.

January 20, 2006: What were the magazines covers that day?

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January 20, 2006: What were the stock market quotes and exchange rates that day?

Stock market quotes on January 20, 2006:

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $61.81
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $79.28
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.01
  • General Electric GE: opens at $34.30
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $83.04

Exchange Rates on January 20, 2006:

  • 1 USD = 115.22 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.1532 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.2768 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 139.86 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6849 GBP

January 20, 2006: What were the main match results that day?

Jupiler League - Football (Belgium)

  • Club Brugge - FC Brussels : 3 - 0

Bundesliga 2 - Football (Germany)

  • Aachen - Erzgebirge Aue : 3 - 1
  • Burghausen - Freiburg : 2 - 1
  • Munich 1860 - Ahlen : 0 - 0

Division 2 - Football (France)

  • Caen - Laval : 2 - 1
  • Chateauroux - Brest : 0 - 0
  • Dijon - Sete : 3 - 0
  • Grenoble - Guingamp : 0 - 0
  • Gueugnon - Reims : 0 - 0

Championship - Football (United Kingdom)

  • Crystal Palace - Reading : 1 - 1

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January 20, 2006: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for January 20th is Aquarius.

Aquarius is the 11th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between January 20th and February 18th belong to the Aquarius sign: discover Aquarius personality and who should a Aquarius marry.

Babies born in January are either Capricorn or Aquarius. People born before January 19th are Capricorn, while people born from January 20th have the sign of Aquarius.

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January 20, 2006: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for January 20, 2006 is Dog and the associated element is Fire.

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January 20, 2006: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on January 20, 2006 was Last Quarter.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on January 20, 2006 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on January 20, 2006 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 59% full, rising at 10:08 pm and setting at 10:33 am.

The previous full moon was on Jan 14, 2006 while the next full moon would come on Feb 13, 2006.

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Who was born on January 20, 2006?

Whose famous birthday is on January 20th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on January 20th:

  • Paul Stanley
    Paul Stanley

    Paul stanley is a guitarist best known as the co-lead vocalist and frontman of the rock band kiss.

  • Patricia Neal
    Patricia Neal

    American actress, who became a broadway star in her broadway debut in 1945.

  • Erin Wasson
    Erin Wasson

    Erin wasson is a prominent american model known for her work with top fashion brands and her appearances in international fashion magazines.

  • David Lynch
    David Lynch

    American screenwriter and director, one of today's most creative and talented film-makers of the 20th century.

  • Bill Maher
    Bill Maher

    American comedian, host of humorous tv shows "politically incorrect", (1997) and "aeuroereal time with bill maheraeur" (2003).

  • Omar Sy
    Omar Sy

    French actor best known for his roles in omar et fred and fred testot as fred testot.

  • Lorenzo Lamas
    Lorenzo Lamas

    American actor, tv soap star, and sex symbol.

  • Duniya Vijay
    Duniya Vijay

    Duniya vijay is an indian actor known for his work in kannada cinema.

  • Evan Peters
    Evan Peters

    Evan peters is an american actor known for his roles in the tv series american horror story and the x-men film series.

  • Rainn Wilson
    Rainn Wilson

    Rainn wilson is an american actor best known for his role as dwight schrute on the television series the office.

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How old is someone born on January 20, 2006?

Someone born on January 20, 2006 is:

18 years 5 months old,

or 221 months and 26 days old,

or 964 weeks and 4 days old,

or 6752 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on January 20, 2006?

There are 188 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Monday January 20th 2025.

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What generation do you belong to if you were born on January 20, 2006?

You belong to the Gen Z generation if you were born on January 20, 2006.

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January 20, 2006: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on January 20, 2006:

  • Dave Lepard

    Swedish rock guitarist and singer (born 1980).

  • Pietro Catelli
  • Antonio Santucci
  • Andreï Iordan

What famous deaths happened on January 20th?

Famous deaths on January 20th:

  • Barbara Stanwyck
    Barbara Stanwyck

    Four times, an american actress was nominated for the oscar: "stella dallas," 1937, 1942, "ball of fire," 1941, and 1944.

  • Audrey Hepburn
    Audrey Hepburn

    Belgian actress, humanitarian and dancer who started as a ballet student.

  • Beatrice Lillie
    Beatrice Lillie

    Talented comedic actress and singer known for her wit and charm.

  • Meat Loaf
    Meat Loaf

    American singer, known as the wild man of rock opera.

  • Johnny Weissmuller
    Johnny Weissmuller

    Romanian-born american actor and swimmer who won five olympic medals as well as numerous world records.

  • Mira Furlan
    Mira Furlan

    Mira Furlan was a talented actress known for her roles in 'Babylon 5' and 'Lost.

  • Louis Seigner
    Louis Seigner

    Mathilde and emmanuelle are the grandfathers of a french stage comedian and actor, mathilde and emmanuelle.

  • Carl Switzer
    Carl Switzer

    Actor (alfalfa - our gang), shot to death at 31.

  • Isaly Hepburn

    Isaly Hepburn was a celebrated British actress and fashion icon, known for her roles in classic films such as 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and...

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January 20, 2006: Number 1 song on that day

The number 1 song on January 20, 2006 is the best selling or most popular song as resulting from the music charts in the week January 16th and January 22nd. It changes depending on Countries, Music Genres and methodology used to rank the most popular song (for ex., sales, streaming).

January 20, 2006: What was the number 1 song in the USA on that day?

The number 1 song in the USA on January 20, 2006 was Grillz by Nelly, according to the music chart for the week January 16th and January 22nd.

  1. - Grillz
  2. - Run It! youtube
  3. - Check On It
  4. - Don't Forget About Us youtube
  5. - Photograph

January 20, 2006: What was the number 1 song in the UK on that day?

The number 1 song in the UK on January 20, 2006 was That's My Goal by Shayne Ward, according to the music chart for the week January 16th and January 22nd.

  1. - That's My Goal
  2. - JCB Song
  3. - Hung Up
  4. - George Best - A Tribute
  5. - Nasty Girl

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Who was the US President on January 20, 2006?

On January 20, 2006 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 20, 2006?

On January 20, 2006 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 20, 2006?

On January 20, 2006 the Pope was Benedict XVI.


What is special about January 20th?

January 20th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 20th day of the month of January. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on January 20th, such as:

  • 2019 - Conflict in northern mali: ten united nations peacekeepers have been killed in an islamist militant attack at their base in mali’s northern kidal region.
  • 2018 - Syrian civil war: northwestern syria campaign (october 2017-present). the syrian army seizes the abu al-duhur military airbase, idlib governorate.
  • 2017 - Syrian civil war: isil militants demolish part of palmyra’s ancient roman theatre. (bbc). an airstrike inflicts death on more than 40 jabhat fateh al-sham militants at a jihadist camp east of aleppo. the exact cause of the attack is unknown. (reuters),

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What happened in 2006?

2006 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Sydney, Australia experiences the hottest New Year's Day ever recorded. The temperature reached 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit), sparking bushfires, and power outages.
  • A coal mine explosion in Sago, West Virginia kills 12 miners and leaves one in critical condition.
  • In the Sago Mine Disaster, near Buckhannon West Virginia, USA, twelve dead coal miners were found along with one survivor.

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What was the calendar for January 2006?

January 2006 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with January being the 1st month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

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