September 2006 calendar

September 2006

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2006?


  • 01 Sep 2006 Luxembourg is the first country to transition to all-digital television broadcasting.
  • 02 Sep 2006 The Abu Ghraib prison is handed over to the Iraqi government by the US military.
  • 03 Sep 2006 Conflict between Israel and Palestine
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  • 05 Sep 2006 Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan
  • 06 Sep 2006 The security officers of Georgia arrest nearly 30 members of the opposition political party ampquotSamartlianobaampquot (Justice) and its satellite organizations on suspicion of plotting a coup against the government. Igor Giorgadze, the country's fugitive security chief, is leading the party. He is wanted by Interpol because he is alleged to have been involved in the 1995 attack on the life of former President Shevardnadze.
  • 07 Sep 2006 The National Liberation Forces of Burundi (FNL), the last rebel group, signs a ceasefire.
  • 08 Sep 2006 Ralph Buckyampquot Phillips is the latest addition to the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List. He surrenders to Pennsylvania State Police. After escaping from jail, he is wanted by the FBI for killing three New York State troopers. One of them died.
  • 09 Sep 2006 BBC's The Proms - Last Night at the Proms took place at Royal Albert Hall, London. Simulcasts of the proms were made to other cities in Britain, including Manchester, Glasgow, Swansea and Belfast. The festival attracted more than 100,000 people to London and other cities. The proms are currently in the 112th season.
  • 10 Sep 2006 A long statement by Ayman al-Zawahiri (al-Qaeda's second-in-command), on the eve the fifth anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks, calls for Muslims to resist the United States.
  • 11 Sep 2006 Havana, Cuba is the starting point for the 14th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.
  • 12 Sep 2006 Interpol alert: Cypriot authorities respond and intercept "Grigorio-1", a North Korean ship headed for Syria. Cypriot security personnel discovered a mobile air defence system and components of a missile launcher inside the ship. However, the Government of North Korea claims that the ship contained only weather-observation equipment. The Syrian government requested that the ship dock in Syria.
  • 13 Sep 2006 The solar system's largest dwarf planet, designated until now as , is officially named ampquotErisampquot its satellite is now known as ampquotDysnomiaampquot.
  • 14 Sep 2006 A bill that gives more rights to terrorist detainees is approved by the U.S. Senate. The White House and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), agree that the bill would be signed into law to end a classified CIA interrogation programme, which a recent Supreme Court decision leaves in doubt.
  • 15 Sep 2006 E.coli-contaminated spinach can kill one person and poison over 100 others in 20 US states.
  • 16 Sep 2006 The 2006 Lasker Awards for Medical Research have been announced. (Reuters),
  • 17 Sep 2006 Fourpeaked Mountain, Alaska, erupts. This marks the first eruption of the long-dormant volcano for at least 10,000 years.
  • 18 Sep 2006 Right-wing protesters storm the Hungarian Television building in Budapest, Hungary one day after an audiotap was made public in which Prime Minister Ferenc Kyurcsany and his party admitted to lying during the 2006 general election.
  • 19 Sep 2006 In Bangkok, the Thai military stage a coup. The Constitution is overthrown and martial law is established.
  • 20 Sep 2006 The CW Television Network, a merger of UPN and The WB, officially opens its doors in the USA.
  • 21 Sep 2006 Komiljon Usmanov, a Uzbek citizen, is being tried for allegedly leading the Hizb ut-Tahrir group. In 2001, Usmanov was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on similar charges. However, he was released under amnesty. He insists on his innocence.
  • 22 Sep 2006 The F-14 Tomcat, which was famously featured in the movie "Top Gun", is officially retired by the U.S. military.
  • 23 Sep 2006 Ali Abdullah Saleh is back in office as President of Yemen, having been in office since 1978. The result prompts allegations of electoral fraud by the Yemeni opposition coalition.
  • 24 Sep 2006 Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's Foreign Minister, is being held at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Secondary screening will take place.
  • 25 Sep 2006 After Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans is reopened 13 months later. It has undergone extensive repairs and boasts the largest re-roofing job in the United States.
  • 26 Sep 2006 Due to frequent power outages, riots broke out in Dhaka (Bangladesh). Many are hurt in clashes with police.
  • 27 Sep 2006 Six female students are held hostage by an armed suspect at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, Colorado. The gunman shoots himself and one hostage is killed.
  • 28 Sep 2006 Duane Morrison was identified as the Platte Canyon High School murderer. He has no connections to Bailey, Colorado.
  • 29 Sep 2006 After allegations of inappropriate emails, Mark Foley, US Representative, resigns.
  • 30 Sep 2006 The ''Los Angeles Times'' has reported that Jason Grimsley, a former pitcher for several Major League Baseball teams who has been accused of supplying performance-enhancing drugs to several players, allegedly named stars Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, and Miguel Tejada in a sworn statement as users of performance-enhancers.
  • 17 Sep 2006 An audio tape of a private speech by Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány is leaked to the public, in which he confessed that his Hungarian Socialist Party had lied to win the 2006 election, sparking widespread protests across the country.
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Music charts

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

  1. - London Bridgeyoutube
  2. - SexyBackyoutube
  3. - Crazy
  4. - Money Maker
  5. - Promiscuous

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
  2. - Welcome To The Black Parade
  3. - Sexyback
  4. - America
  5. - Hips Don't Lie


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 2006?

The Messenger by Daniel Silva

The Messenger


Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and spy is about to face his greatest challenge.

The Book Of Fate by Brad Meltzer

The Book Of Fate


Brad Meltzer's #1 New York Times Bestseller features a code two-hundred years old devised in Thomas Jefferson, and a conspiracy at the top of the power pyramid. "Six

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Thirteenth Tale


Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller "Readers will feel a magnetic pull from this paean towards words, books, and the magic power of story People "Eerie and captivating ."--USA

Fiasco by Thomas E. Ricks



Finalist for the Pulitzer PrizeOne the Washington Post Book World’s 10 Best Books Of the YearOne the Time's Best Books of the YearUSA Today’s Nonfiction Book Book of the YearAn innovative new

Rise And Shine by Anna Quindlen

Rise And Shine


It's a novel by Anna Quindlen, the acclaimed author of Blessings, Black and Blue and One True Thing.