Friday February 24, 2006: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 2/24/2006, UK date format: 24/2/2006

February 24th, 2006 was the 55th day of the year 2006 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Pisces. The day of the week was Friday.

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 Hunt Club by John Lescroart was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Conviction. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Call of Duty 3 or Artwork of the game released only in North America..

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 24, 2006 Events

What happened on February 24, 2006?

Historical Events

  • Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issues Proclamation 1017 declaring the country in an emergency to try and subdue any possible military coup.
  • Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declares an emergency to stop a military coup. (, GMANEWS.TV
  • Jyllands Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy: Jussi Vilkuna was fired as editor of Kaltio after refusing to remove a Muhammed cartoon from the online edition of the paper. This cartoon featured a westerner holding Muhammad (who was masked), as well as Finnish politicians lighting Danish flags.
  • It has been revealed that MI5 (British Intelligence), withheld crucial anti-terrorism information just months prior to the Omagh bombing in 1998.
  • Actor Don Knotts passes away at the age of 81. RTE News
  • Venezuela demands that US airlines reduce their flights to Venezuela by as much as 70%. This is in dispute with safety regulations.
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See also

What happened on February 24 in history? Find out the list of February 24th major events

What was 2006 famous for? Discover everything about 2006


February 24, 2006 Famous Birthdays

Other February 24th famous birthdays

See all famous people born on February 24th

How old am I?

If February 24, 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 24.

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February 24, 2006 Famous Deaths

Who died on February 24, 2006?

Other February 24th famous deaths

  • French chef committed suicide by gunshot on February 24, 2003, after newspaper reports suggested that his restaurant might lose its...

  • Dinah Shore

    American entertainer.

  • French singer and actor.

  • Johnnie Ray

    American singer-songwriter from the pre-Elvis era.

See all famous people who died on February 24th


February 24, 2006 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

 zodiac sign


Pisces personality

Who should a Pisces 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

Get your Eastern Astrology Reading on February 24, 2006

Can the numbers in February 24, 2006 reveal something about your future ? Find out


February 24, 2006 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was February 24, 2006?

The day of the week was Friday.

February 24th marks the 54th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2006.

There are 310 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


February 24, 2006 Holidays and Observances

What is special on February 24, 2006?


  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
  • St. Matthias
  • St. Modest
  • St. Edelbert
  • Blessed Ameel of Ter Duinen
  • Regifugium, in the Roman calendar.
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Music charts

What was the number one song on February 24, 2006? Which were the top hits on February 24, 2006?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Check On It
  2. - You're Beautifulyoutube
  3. - Grillz
  4. - Be Without You
  5. - I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)

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. - Yo (Excuse Me Miss)
  4. - So Sickyoutube
  5. - Check On It

Top #5 Latin songs

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

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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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Release year: 2006

Directed by: Tony Goldwyn

Tierra de Pasiones

Tierra de Pasiones

Release year: 2006

Directed by: José Benavides Jr



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

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 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.

The Good Life by Jay McInerney

The Good Life


Jay McInerney's The Good Life is his most poignant work to date. It tells the story of love and family, conflicting needs, and tragic loss.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code


PREMIUM MASS Market Edition #1 Worldwide Bestseller - More Than 80 Million Copies Sold. The Da Vinci Code is an extraordinary reading experience that millions around the world have discovered.

The 5th Horseman by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

The 5th Horseman


It's a race against the clock as Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer, and Yuki Castellano (the newest member to the Women's Murder Club), lead an investigation into mysterious patient deaths. They also reveal the hospital administration that is determined to protect its …

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell



Malcolm Gladwell revolutionized how we see the world in his bestseller The Tipping Point. He revolutionizes how we see the world with Blink.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on February 24th, 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?

Call of Duty 3

Call of Duty 3

Platform: Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 2, Wii, PlayStation 3

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

Artwork of the game released only in North America.

Artwork of the game released only in North America.

Platform: Microsoft Windows Online Game

Genre: Racing

Publisher: ValuSoft

Championship Manager 2007

Championship Manager 2007

Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Mac OS X

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive Virtual Programming (Mac)

North American box cover

North American box cover

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

Bone: The Great Cow Race

Bone: The Great Cow Race

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Telltale Games


February 24, 2006 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

New Moon

The moon phase for February 24, 2006 is New Moon.

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Sport Games on February 24, 2006

Sport Games on February 24, 2006

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Roeselare - Anderlecht : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of February 24, 2006

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Cottbus - Burghausen : 4 - 1
  • Greuther Furth - Paderborn : 1 - 1
  • Saarbrucken - Erzgebirge Aue : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of February 24, 2006

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Bastia - Guingamp : 1 - 2
  • Brest - Valenciennes : 1 - 1
  • Caen - Istres : 1 - 0
  • Chateauroux - Laval : 2 - 3
  • Creteil - Amiens : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of February 24, 2006

League 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Swansea - Huddersfield : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of February 24, 2006

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $60.34
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $72.14
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $26.59
  • General Electric GE: opens at $33.25
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $80.65

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 116.85 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.1478 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.3173 CHF
  • 1 USD = 8.0405 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 138.76 JPY

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