October 2006 calendar

October 2006

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 2006.
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 on October 2006: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 2006?


  • 01 Oct 2006 In Bosnia and Herzegovina, general elections are held
  • 02 Oct 2006 Charles Carl Roberts IV (a 32-year old milk-truck driver) kills five female students at Lancaster County Amish schools before shooting himself.
  • 03 Oct 2006 Viktor Khristenko (Russian Industry and Energy Minister) and Baktykozha Itzmukhambetov (Kazakh Energy and Mineral Resources Minister), sign an intergovernmental accord to create a joint venture for the processing of gas from the Karachaganak fields in West Kazakhstan. Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the agreement solved ampquotthe energy issues of key partners, including those from Western Europe.
  • 04 Oct 2006 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 11,800 for first time, rising 123.27 points or 1.05% to 11,850.61
  • 05 Oct 2006 For the third consecutive day, the Dow Jones industrial average closes at an all-time high.
  • 06 Oct 2006 A hazardous waste plant explodes near Apex in North Carolina, releasing chlorine gas. This causes the evacuation of many people and hospitalization of more than 100.
  • 07 Oct 2006 New Guinea volcano Rabaul caldera erupts. Although 200 people have been evacuated, favourable winds protect nearby communities from the impacts.
  • 08 Oct 2006 The results of the Belgian municipal election show that the liberals suffered losses and the conservatives and nationalists gained.
  • 09 Oct 2006 North Korea claims it has conducted its first ever nuclear test.
  • 10 Oct 2006 Google purchases YouTube for US$1.65 Billion
  • 11 Oct 2006 Cory Lidle, a New York Yankees pitcher (born 1972), and his flight instructor are both killed when their plane crashes into a building on New York City's Upper East Side.
  • 12 Oct 2006 Federal Reserve believes that the United States has moderate or mixed economic growth. However, there is widespread cooling in the housing market.
  • 13 Oct 2006 Record snowfall in Buffalo, New York, and the surrounding area leaves over 400,000 people without power, three people dead and damaged trees, and up to two feet worth of heavy, wet snow.
  • 14 Oct 2006 31 college football players were suspended after a brawl between Florida International University and University of Miami.
  • 15 Oct 2006 A magnitude 6.7 earthquake is recorded in Hawaii. All Hawaiian Islands experience power outages. Damage estimated at US$73 Million
  • 16 Oct 2006 Hawaii Earthquake: Hawaii is rocked by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake. It causes property damage, injuries and power outages.
  • 17 Oct 2006 Based on a projection by the United States Census Bureau, the United States population has reached 300 million.
  • 18 Oct 2006 Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State of the United States, arrives in Tokyo to meet with Japanese officials. There are fears that North Korea may be preparing for another nuclear test.
  • 19 Oct 2006 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 12,011.73 on the 19th anniversary the 1987 stock market crash.
  • 20 Oct 2006 OPEC has agreed to cut its production by 1.2 million barrels per hour (190,000. m/d) in an attempt to stop falling oil prices.
  • 21 Oct 2006 In an effort to revive the Juba negotiations, President Yoweri Mugabe of Uganda meets rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army.
  • 22 Oct 2006 In a National referendum in Panama, 77.8% of Panamanian voters approve the Panama Canal expansion plan.
  • 23 Oct 2006 Jeffrey Skilling was sentenced to 24 years, four months in US federal Prison on fraud and insider trading charges related to Enron's financial collapse.
  • 24 Oct 2006 Justice Rutherford of Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled against the "motive clause", an important component of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act.
  • 25 Oct 2006 The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of equality between husband and wife.
  • 26 Oct 2006 After a public outcry over his statement that women who don't wear the hijab were ampquotuncovered meatampquot, Sheikh Taj El Din Hilaly in Australia apologizes.
  • 27 Oct 2006 Atlanta's last Ford Taurus is delivered.
  • 28 Oct 2006 For those executed in Bykivnia forest outside Kiev, Ukraine, a funeral service is held. 817 Ukrainian civilians were executed at Bykivnia by Bolsheviks in 1930s. They are being reburied.
  • 29 Oct 2006 Mexican federal police seize Oaxaca's center, which was the headquarters of the five-month-long protest occupation of the capital.
  • 30 Oct 2006 The Esperanza Fire blazes across 61 miles of Cabazon in California's mountain territory.
  • 31 Oct 2006 Esperanza Fire
  • 02 Oct 2006 Five Amish girls are murdered in a shooting at a school in Pennsylvania, United States.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 2006?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - SexyBackyoutube
  2. - Money Maker
  3. - Too Little Too Late
  4. - How To Save A Life
  5. - Lips Of An Angel

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Welcome To The Black Parade
  2. - America
  3. - I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
  4. - Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)
  5. - Come To Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 2006?

Culture Warrior by Bill O'Reilly

Culture Warrior


The most powerful and traditional American media force is now free to do what he does best: he has three consecutive #1 bestsellers, plus more than 4,000,000 copies of his books printed.

The Guy Not Taken by Jennifer Weiner

The Guy Not Taken


Jennifer Weiner's talents shine like never before in this collection, which follows the tender and sometimes hilarious progress of love over the course of a lifetime.

The Right Attitude To Rain by Alexander McCall Smith

The Right Attitude To Rain


ISABEL DALHOUSIE Book 3 - Nothing captures the charm and beauty of Edinburgh quite like the Isabel Dalhousie series featuring the insatiable curious philosopher/woman detective.

Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Social Intelligence


Emotional intelligence was a worldwide phenomenon. It was a New York Times bestseller for more than a year, and sold more than 5 million copies around the world.

Hubris by Michael Isikoff and David Corn



The REAL STORY BEHIND IRAQ'S INVASION Now a MSNBC Documentary hosted by Rachel Maddow. Filled with news-making revelations that made the MSNBC Documentary a New York Times Bestseller, Hubris takes us behind it