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2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.

In the Chinese calendar, 2006 was the Year of the Dog. Chinese New Year is January 29.

Events

January

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February

February
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March

March
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April

April
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May

May
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  • May 1Bolivian President Evo Morales nationalizes his nation's gas fields.
  • May 1 – The Great American Boycott takes place across the United States as marchers protest for immigration rights.
  • May 5Fiat chairman Sergio Marchionne announces that the Alfa Romeo automobile brand will return to the United States in 2008, after a 13-year hiatus.
  • May 9 – Beaconsfield mine collapse: After 14 days trapped underground, miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb are rescued in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia.
  • May 20 – Lordi win the Eurovision Song Contest, the first win for Finland and the first hard rock song to win the contest.
  • May 24East Timor's Foreign Minister José Ramos-Horta officially requests military assistance from the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Portugal.
  • May 27 – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes central Java in Indonesia, killing more than 6,000, injuring at least 36,000 and leaving some 1.5 million people homeless.
  • May 27 – The first demonstration for gay rights in Moscow is broken up by the police.

June

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July

July
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August

August
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September

September
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October

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  • October 6 – A hazardous waste plant near Apex, North Carolina explodes, releasing chlorine gas, and resulting in the evacuation of thousands and the hospitalization of over 100 residents.
2006 North Korean nuclear test
North Korean nuclear test

November

November
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December

December
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Major religious holidays

2006 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2006
MMVI
Ab urbe condita 2759
Armenian calendar 1455
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Assyrian calendar 6756
Bahá'í calendar 162–163
Bengali calendar 1413
Berber calendar 2956
British Regnal year 54 Eliz. 2 – 55 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2550
Burmese calendar 1368
Byzantine calendar 7514–7515
Chinese calendar 乙酉年十二月初二日
(4642/4702-12-2)
— to —
丙戌年十一月十二日
(4643/4703-11-12)
Coptic calendar 1722–1723
Ethiopian calendar 1998–1999
Hebrew calendar 5766–5767
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2062–2063
 - Shaka Samvat 1928–1929
 - Kali Yuga 5107–5108
Holocene calendar 12006
Iranian calendar 1384–1385
Islamic calendar 1426–1427
Japanese calendar Heisei 18
(平成18年)
Korean calendar 4339
Minguo calendar ROC 95
民國95年
Thai solar calendar 2549
Unix time 1136073600–1167609599

Births

Deaths

January

Ibrahim Rugova
Ibrahim Rugova
Corettascottking
Coretta Scott King

February

March

Lennart Meri 1998
Lennart Meri

April

JohnKennethGalbraithOWI
John Kenneth Galbraith

May

Floyd Patterson 1962b
Floyd Patterson
  • May 2 – Louis Rukeyser, American television host (b. 1933)
  • May 3Karel Appel, Dutch painter (b. 1921)
  • May 3 – Pramod Mahajan, Indian Bharatiya Janata Party politician and strategist (b. 1949)
  • May 3 – Earl Woods, American athlete and father of Tiger Woods (b. 1932)
  • May 6 – Lillian Asplund, last American survivor of the Titanic disaster (b. 1906)
  • May 6 – Shigeru Kayano, Japanese activist (b. 1926)
  • May 7 – Richard Carleton, Australian journalist (b. 1943)
  • May 7 – Steve Bender, German musician (Dschinghis Khan) (b. 1946)
  • May 8 – Iain Macmillan, British photographer (b. 1938)
  • May 10 – Val Guest, British movie director (b. 1911)
  • May 11 – Yossi Banai, Israeli singer and actor (b. 1932)
  • May 11 – Floyd Patterson, American boxer (b. 1935)
  • May 12 – Hussein Maziq, Former Libyan prime minister (b. 1918).
  • May 13 – Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923)
  • May 13 – Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American R&B singer (b. 1949)
  • May 16 – Jorge Porcel, Argentine actor (b. 1936)
  • May 19 – Freddie Garrity, English singer (Freddie and the Dreamers) (b. 1940)
  • May 21 – Katherine Dunham, American dancer, choreographer, and songwriter (b. 1909)
  • May 22 – Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organisation (b. 1945)
  • May 23Lloyd Bentsen, American politician (b. 1921)
  • May 24 – Anderson Mazoka, Zambian politician (b. 1943)
  • May 24 – Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician (b. 1930)
  • May 25 – Desmond Dekker, Jamaican singer and songwriter (b. 1941)
  • May 25 – Tobías Lasser, Venezuelan botanist (b. 1911)
  • May 25 – Kari S. Tikka, Finnish professor (b. 1944)
  • May 26 – Édouard Michelin, French businessman (b. 1963)
  • May 27 – Alex Toth, American comic book artist and cartoonist (b. 1928)
  • May 29 – Masumi Okada, Japanese actor (b. 1935)
  • May 30 – Shohei Imamura, Japanese movie director (b. 1926)
  • May 30 – David Lloyd, New Zealand biologist (b. 1938)

June

  • June 1 – Rocio Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • June 6 – Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
  • June 6Billy Preston, American artist and musician (b. 1946)
  • June 6 – Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • June 7 – Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian militant (b. 1966)
  • June 7 – John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • June 11 – Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (b. 1944)
  • June 12 – Chakufwa Chihana, Malawi politician (b. 1939)
  • June 12György Ligeti, Hungarian composer (b. 1923)
  • June 12 – Kenneth Thomson, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • June 13 – Charles Haughey, Prime Minister of Ireland (b. 1925)
  • June 13 – Hiroyuki Iwaki, Japanese conductor and percussionist (b. 1932)
  • June 14 – Jean Roba, Belgian comics writer (b. 1930)
  • June 15 – Raymond Devos, French humorist (b. 1922)
  • June 18 – Gica Petrescu, Romanian musician (b. 1915)
  • June 23Aaron Spelling, American television producer (b. 1923)
  • June 25 – Arif Mardin, Turkish-born music producer (b. 1932)
  • June 25 – Jaap Penraat, Dutch architect and resistance fighter (b. 1918)
  • June 30 – Mohamed Haneef, Maldivian Politician and former Vice-President of Islamic Democratic Party of Maldives (b. 1946)
  • June 30 – Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)

July

August

James van Allen
James van Allen

September

October

RedAuerbach
Red Auerbach

November

December

Nobel Prizes

Nobel Prize

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