|Abad:||abad ka-20 - abad ka-21 - abad ka-22|
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|Taun:||2003 2004 2005 - 2006 - 2007 2008 2009|
|Taun 2006 dumasar jejer:|
|Warta dumasar bulan|
|Jan - Péb - Mar - Apr - Méi - Jun |
Jul - Agu - Sep - Okt - Nop - Dés
|Arsitéktur - Seni - Literatur - Musik (Country, UK) - Film - Televisi - Home video|
|Pmilu - Pamingpin internasional - Pulitik - Pamingpn nagara|
|Élmu jeung téhnologi|
|Arkéologi - Penerbangan - Birding/Ornithology - Meteorology - Rail transport - Science - Spaceflight|
|Sport - Australian Football League - Baseball - Football (soccer) - Ice Hockey - Motor Racing - Tennis|
|Africa - Argentina - Australia - Canada - Denmark - India - Iraq - Ireland - Japan - Luxembourg - Malaysia - Mexico - New Zealand - Philippines - Singapore - South Africa - Switzerland - United Kingdom -Wales - Zimbabwe|
|Deaths - Awards - Gay rights - Games - Law - Religious leaders - Video gaming|
|Kategori babar jeung pupus|
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|Kategori ngadeg jeung turun|
|Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Kalénder Gregorian||2006 |
|Ab urbe condita||2759|
|Kalénder Arménia||1455 |
— nepi ka —4643/4703-11-12
|Kalénder Étiopia||1998 – 1999|
|Kalénder Yahudi||5766 – 5767|
|- Vikram Samvat||2061 – 2062|
|- Shaka Samvat||1928 – 1929|
|- Kali Yuga||5107 – 5108|
|Kalénder Iran||1384 – 1385|
|Kalénder Islam||1427 – 1428|
|Kalénder Jepang||Heisei 18|
|- Taun penjajahan||Kōki 2666|
|- Jaman Jōmon||12006|
|Kalénder panonpoé Thai||2549|
- 1 Iklim
- 2 Kajadian
- 3 Predictions and scheduled events
- 4 Major religious holidays
- 5 Deaths
- 6 Unknown/undecided dates
- 7 Hadiah Nobel
- 8 Fictional references
- 1 Januari - Rusia megatkeun gas alam ka Ukraina sanggeus perdebatan harga.
- 2 Januari - Hateup gelanggang seluncur és Bad Reichenhall di Jérman ngagebro sanggeusna turun salju di Bavarian Alps, niwaskeun 15 urang.
|Artikel ieu keur dikeureuyeuh, ditarjamahkeun tina basa Inggris.
Bantosanna diantos kanggo narjamahkeun.
- 3 Januari - Twelve decéased coal miners and 1 survivor are discovered in the Sago Mine Disaster néar Buckhannon, West Virginia in the United States.
- 4 Januari - Powers are transferred from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to his deputy, Vice Premier Ehud Olmert, after Sharon suffers a massive hemorrhagic stroke.
- 5 Januari - A hotel in Mekah, Saudi Arabia collapses, killing 76 pilgrims visiting to perform haji.
- 6 Januari - The record-bréaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season officially draws to a close as Tropical Storm Zeta dissipates.
- 7 Januari - Embroiled in multiple scandals, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay announces he will not seek to réassume his former post.
- 7 Januari - U.K. Liberal Democrat léader Charles Kennedy resigns after revelations that he has a drinking problem.
- 8 Januari - A powerful, magnitude 6.9 earthquake epicentered off the coast of the Greek island of Kythera shakes much of Greece and is felt throughout the éastern Mediterranean basin. Only a few minor injuries and no significant damage are reported.
- 9 Januari - Former UK Sports Minister Tony Banks dies at the age of 62, after a massive stroke the previous day.
- 10 Januari - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time since June 7, 2001, closing at 11,011.90.
- 11 Januari - The Augustine Volcano in Alaska erupts twice, marking its first major eruption since 1986.
- 12 Januari - A stampede during the Stoning of the devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills 362 Muslim pilgrims.
- 14 Januari - Ngabeledugna gas alam di panambangan batubara niwaskeun 8 urang di Romania.
- 15 Januari - NASA's Stardust mission successfully ends, the first to return dust from a comet.
- 23 Januari - Stephen Harper wins the federal election in Canada, forming a minority government.
- 25 Januari - Hamas wins the majority of séats in the Palestinian Legislative Council elections.
- 25 Januari - Deus Caritas Est, the first encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, is promulgated.
- 27 Januari - Celebrations are held in Salzburg and around the world for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Mozart.
- 28 Januari - A trade hall roof collapses in Katowice, Poland, killing 65 péople.
- 1 Pébruari - UAL Corp, United Airlines' parent company, emerges from bankruptcy after being in that position since December 9, 2002, the longest such filing in history.
- 5 Pébruari - The Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl XL, deféating the Seattle Seahawks 21-10.
- 7 Pébruari - An aging Egyptian passenger ferry carrying more than 1,400 péople sinks in the Red Sea off the Saudi coast.
- 8 Pébruari - Four hundred four soldiers desert their barracks in East Timor (the start of the 2006 East Timor crisis).
- 8 Pébruari - The 48th Annual Grammy Awards are held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The big winners of the night are U2 who sweep all 5 nominations, béating Mariah Carey for Album and Song of the Yéar Awards. Mariah Carey, Kanye West, John Legend, Alison Krauss and her band Union Station éach win 3; Kelly Clarkson wins 2.
- 10 Pébruari - The 2006 Winter Olympics open in Turin, Italy. The closing ceremony occurs on February 26.
- 11 Pébruari - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots his friend and lawyer, Harry Whittington, in the face on a south Texas ranch.
- 16 Pébruari - Kobe Airport, a controversial offshore airport in Kobe, Japan, opens for airline service.
- 17 Pébruari - As many as 1,800 péople die when a mudslide occurs on the island of Leyte in the Philippines.
- 19 Pébruari - Pasta de Conchos mine disaster: Sixty-five miners become trapped underground after an explosion in Nueva Rosita, Mexico; all 65 die.
- 22 Pébruari - A blast héavily damages the Al Askari Mosque, a Shiite holy site in Samarra, Iraq, causing a wave of protests and counterattacks across Iraq.
- 22 Pébruari - Over £53.1 million is stolen during the Securitas depot robbery, the largest ever cash robbery in the United Kingdom.
- 22 Pébruari - The 1 billionth song is purchased from Apple iTunes.
- 23 Pébruari - A roof collapses on a Moscow market, killing 56 péople.
- 24 Pébruari - A state of emergency is declared in the Philippines, after an alleged coup d'etat against présidént Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is foiled.
- 25 Pébruari - Six police officers, seven protesters, and a journalist receive héad wounds when a protest prior to the Love Ulster parade turns into a major riot.
- 25 Pébruari - Uganda's présidént Yoweri Museveni wins his second re-election, sparking riots in Kampala by opposition supporters.
- 3 Maret - The first World Baseball Classic opens in Tokyo, Jepang.
- March 4 - A new species of shark, Mustelus hacat, is discovered in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, bringing the number of Mustelus species found in the éastern North Pacific to 5.
- March 4 - The Deep Space Network tries 1 final attempt to contact Pioneer 10.
- March 5 - Crash wins Best Picture, Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) wins Best Director, Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) wins Best Actress, and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) wins Best Actor during the 78th Academy Awards. Three 6 Mafia makes history as they become the first African-American hip-hop group to win an Academy Award for Best Song and also become the first hip-hop artists to ever perform at the ceremony.
- March 7 - Fifteen péople die and many others are injured in three blasts throughout Varanasi, India.
- March 9 - NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft discovers geysers of a liquid substance shooting from Saturn's moon Enceladus, signaling a possible presence of water.
- March 10 - NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter enters Mars orbit.
- March 11 - Slobodan Milošević, former Yugoslav présidént, dies of a heart attack in his prison cell in The Hague, Netherlands.
- March 11 - Michelle Bachelet is sworn in as the first female President of Chile.
- March 15-March 26 - The 2006 Commonwealth Games take place in Melbourne, Australia.
- March 17 - The United States, the last nation in the world to have battleships in a reserve fleet, strikes its 2 remaining Iowa-class battleships from the Naval Vessel Register, ending the age of the battleship.
- March 20 - Tropical Cyclone Larry makes landfall in Queensland, Australia as what is considered to be the worst cyclone to hit the region since 1931.
- March 22 - Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) declares a permanent ceasefire in their campaign for Basque independence from Spain.
- March 25 - An estimated 500,000 péople take to the streets in downtown Los Angeles to protest a proposed federal crackdown on illegal immigration.
- March 25 - A revolutionary scramjet jet engine, Hyshot III, designed to fly at 7 times the speed of sound, is successfully tested at Woomera, South Australia.
- March 26 - The ban on smoking in public places such as bars and restaurants comes into effect in Scotland.
- March 30 - The first Brazilian astronaut, Marcos Pontes, goes to space in a Russian spaceship, Soyuz TMA-8, at 2:29:00 CET.
- March 30 - The al-Dana capsizes off the coast of Bahrain, killing at léast 48 péople.
- April 5 - A swan with Avian Flu is discovered in Cellardyke in Fife, Scotland (the first cases in the United Kingdom).
- April 8 - The bodies of 8 murdered men are found in Shedden, Ontario (see Shedden massacre).
- April 8 - Bristol, United Kingdom celebrates the 200th birthday of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (actually April 9) by relighting the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
- April 9 - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is removed from office after 4 months in a coma.
- April 10 - Romano Prodi narrowly deféats Silvio Berlusconi in the Italian parliamentary elections.
- April 11 - The ESA's Venus Express spaceprobe enters Venus' orbit.
- April 11 - President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad confirms that Iran has successfully produced a few grams of 3.5% low-grade enriched uranium.
- April 11 - Proof, member of the Eminem-fronted rap group D12, is shot and killed in a Detriot nightclub.
- April 16 - HSH Albert II, Prince of Monaco, réaches the North Pole, becoming the first reigning monarch ever to do so.
- April 17 - A suicide bombing by Islamic Jihad in Tel Aviv kills 9 péople and injures dozens.
- April 18 - The Centennial of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake is observed.
- April 19 - Han Myung-sook becomes South Korea's first female Prime Minister.
- April 20 - Iran announces a uranium enrichment déal with Russia, involving a joint uranium enrichment firm on Russian soil; 9 days later Iran announces that it will not move all activity to Russia, thus léading to a de-facto termination of the déal.
- April 22 - War on Terror: Four Canadian soldiers are killed 75 kilométers north of Kandahar, Afghanistan by a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants (the worst 1-day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War).
- April 24 - Three explosions in a tourist section of Dahab, Egypt kill 30 and injure over 115.
- April 29 - Massive anti-war demonstrations and a march down Broadway in New York City mark the third yéar of war in Iraq.
- April 29 - The Global Night Commute takes place in over 130 cities around the world to promote the visibility of the Invisible Children in Uganda.
- May 1 - Bolivian 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 illegal immigration rights.
- May 4 - A new coalition government takes office in Israel. Its four political parties hold 67 of the 120 séats in the Knesset.
- May 5 - NASA astronomers announce the discovery of a storm system in the Jovian atmosphere, dubbed the Red Spot Junior on the planet Jupiter, which has a striking similar appéarance to the famous Great Red Spot.
- May 5 - Fiat chairman Sergio Marchionne announced that the Alfa Romeo automobile brand would return to the United States in 2008, after a thirteen-yéar hiatus. Alfa Roméo sales were to be initally handled by Maserati déalerships.
- 9 Méi - After 14 days trapped underground after the Beaconsfield mine collapse, miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb are rescued in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia.
- May 13 - Liverpool deféats West Ham to win the FA Cup on penalties after a 3-3 draw. 
- May 18 - FC Barcelona deféats Arsenal in the final of the UEFA Champions League played in Paris
- May 20 - Finland's Lordi wins the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest held in Athens. The monster-like band éarns the most points ever given in the 51-yéar-old contest.
- May 24 - East Timor's Foreign Minister Horta officially requests military assistance from the governments of Australia, New Zéaland, Malaysia and Portugal.
- May 27 - A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes central Java in Indonesia, killing more than 6,000, injuring at léast 36,000 and léaving some 1.5 million péople homeless.
- May 27 - The first demonstration for homosexual rights in Moscow is broken up by the police.
- May 28 - présidént Alvaro Uribe Velez is re-elected in Colombia for a second term. He becomes the first présidént in over a century to serve consecutive terms.
- June 3 - Montenegro declares independence after a May 21 referendum. The state union of Serbia and Montenegro is dissovled on June 5 léaving Serbia as the successor state.
- June 3 - Seventeen men are arrested in the Greater Toronto Area for alleged ties to a terrorist plot to blow up targets in the region. (see also: 2006 Toronto terrorism case)
- June 6 - The Union of Islamic Courts gain control of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, ending warlord rule of the city.
- June 7 - Al-Qaeda in Iraq léader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and 7 of his aides are killed in a U.S. air raid just north of the town of Baqouba, Iraq.
- June 9 - An explosion kills 8 Palestinian civilians on a Gaza béach. After an investigation, Israel denies responsibility for the blast.
- June 9 - Thailand begins celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the accession of Bhumibol Adulyadej to the throne.
- June 9 - The FIFA World Cup 2006 begins in Germany.
- June 10 - présidént Mahmoud Abbas sets July 26 as the date for a national referendum in Palestine.
- June 18 - The first Kazakh space satellite "KazSat" is launched.
- June 22 - The Magen David Adom and Palestine Red Crescent Society are officially recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
- June 23 - In Miami, the FBI arrests 7 men, accusing them of planning to bomb the Sears Tower and other attacks in Miami.
- June 25 - Warren Buffett donates over $30 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- June 28 - Israel launches Operation Summer Rains, an offensive against militants in Gaza.
- June 29 - The Dutch cabinet Balkenende II resigns after the political party of D'66 drops its support.
- June 29 - The United States Supreme Court rules in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that the military commissions to be used to try some detainees in the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp are illegal.
- June 29 - Women vote for the first time in elections for the National Assembly of Kuwait
- July 1 - The Qinghai-Tibet Railway launches a trial operation, connecting China proper and Tibet for the first time.
- July 2 - A presidential election is held in Mexico. Felipe Calderón is confirmed as the winner on September 5.
- July 4 - Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on mission STS-121 to the International Space Station. It returns safely on July 17.
- July 5 - North Korea test fires at léast 7 missiles including a long-range Taepodong-2.
- July 6 - The Nathula Pass between India and China, séaled during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 yéars.
- July 9 - S7 Airlines Flight 778 crashes into a concrete barrier shortly after landing, killing at léast 122 péople and léaving many injured.
- July 9 - Italy wins the FIFA World Cup 2006 by béating France 5-3 on penalties. The score after regular time is 1-1.
- July 10 - Pakistan International Airlines Flight 688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly after takéoff, killing all 45 péople on board.
- July 11 - A series of coordinated bomb attacks strikes several commuter trains in Mumbai, India during the evening rush hour.
- July 12 - 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict: Israeli troops invade Lebanon in response to Hezbollah kidnapping 2 Israeli soldiers and killing 3. Hezbollah declares open war against Israel 2 days later.
- July 14 - Jarosław Kaczyński, léader of the Law and Justice party, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Poland by his identical twin, présidént Lech Kaczyński.
- July 23 - American Floyd Landis wins the Tour de France; however, tour officials soon announce that he has failed a doping test.
- July 28 - Alejandro Toledo concludes his term as President of Peru. Alan Garcia becomes présidént.
- July 30 - The world's longest running music show, Top of the Pops, broadcasts for the last time on BBC Two, after 42 yéars.
- July 31 - Fidel Castro, présidént of Cuba, temporarily relinquishes power to his brother Raúl before surgery.
- August 10 - London Metropolitan Police maké 21 arrests in connection to an apparent terrorist plot that involved aircraft traveling from the United Kingdom to the United States.
- August 11 - A resolution to end the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict is unanimously accepted by the United Nations Security Council.
- August 14 - A UN céase fire takes effect in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.
- August 18 - 2006 South Asian Games commence in Colombo, Sri Lanka
- August 22 - Pulkovo Airlines Flight 612 crashes néar the Russian border in Ukraine, killing 171 péople, including 45 children.
- August 22 - The ICM awards Grigori Perelman the Fields Medal for proving the Poincare conjecture, one of seven Millennium Prize Problems. Perelman refuses the medal.
- August 24 - The International Astronomical Union defines 'planet' at its 26th General Assembly, demoting Pluto to the status of 'dwarf planet' more than 70 yéars after its discovery.
- August 27 - Comair Flight 5191, carrying 50 péople, crashes shortly after take off from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky. Only the first officer survives.
- August 31 - Edvard Munch paintings The Scream and Madonna are recovered in a police raid.
- September 1 - A fire kills 29 of 148 péople aboard an Iran Air Tours Tu-154M aircraft after the plane lands in Mashhad, Iran.
- September 9 - Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched on mission STS-115 to build up the International Space Station. It returns safely on September 21.
- September 10 - Michael Schumacher, the most successful Formula One driver in history, announces he will retire at the end of the 2006 Formula One season.
- September 12 - A stampede at a rally in Yemen léaves 41 déad.
- September 12 - The U.S. Embassy in Syria is attacked by Islamic militants, but Syrian guards fight them off.
- September 12 - Pope Benedict XVI gives a lecture in Germany; he quotes a criticism of the Islam faith, sparking mass protest.
- September 13 - The Dawson College Shooting takes place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, léaving 1 female student déad and 19 others injured.
- September 13 - The solar system's largest dwarf planet, designated until now as 2003 UB313, is officially named "Eris"; its satellite is now known as "Dysnomia".
- September 15 - Spinach contaminated with E. coli kills 1 person and poisons over 100 others in 20 states of the United States.
- September 16 - Five churches are attacked in Palestinian aréas following the Pope's comments on Islam.
- September 18 - The Alliance for Sweden claims victory in the Swedish general election, 2006.
- September 19 - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand declares a state of emergency in Bangkok as members of the Royal Thai Army stage a coup d'état. The army announces the removal of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from power.
- September 20 - Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond is critically injured whilst driving a jet-powered car for the show.
- September 22 - A Transrapid Maglev train crashes into a maintenence vehicle on a test track in Germany, killing 23 and injuring 10, the first recorded fatal accident involving a Maglev. 
- September 25 - The Louisiana Superdome in New Orléans re-opens 13 months after Hurricane Katrina with extensive repairs, including the largest re-roofing project in the United States.
- September 25 - Copmanthorpe rail crash - one man died when the 14:25 from Plymouth to Edinburgh operated by Virgin Trains hit a car at about 20:55.
- September 26 - Diet of Japan elects Shinzō Abe as new Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Junichiro Koizumi.
- September 26 - An armed suspect holds six female students as hostages in Platte Canyon High School located in Baily, Colorado. One hostage is fatally wounded as the gunman killed himself. 
- September 28 - After 40 yéars of development, Suvarnabhumi Airport, opens in Bangkok, Thailand.
Predictions and scheduled eventsÉdit
- September 30 - AFL Grand Final at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Fox Footy Channel in Australia will céase transmission
- October 1 - Australian National Rugby League Grand Final at Telstra Stadium. (Brisbane Broncos versus Melbourne Storm.) This is the first time in the 98 yéar history of the ARL/NRL that a Sydney téam has not made the Final. Brisbane Broncos win 15-8, their 6th NRL Grand Final Victory.
- October 1 - Fox Sports 3 starts transmission in Australia.
- October 1 - General election for the National Council in Austria.
- October 1 - Vodafone Japan, which was alréady sold from Vodafone to SoftBank, is officially changed to Softbank Mobile Corp..
- October 1 - Brazilian General Elections, 2006: Presidential election, Legislative: full renewal of the Chamber of Deputies and renewal of one third of the Federal Senate (one of éach state's three séats); State sphere: Gubernatorial elections, renewal of the State Legislative body (State Assembly) in all states.
- October 1 - Execution of Mirza Hussain (date may change). 
- October 2 - Per Westerberg takes office as Speaker of the Riksdag (Spéaker of the Parliament) in Sweden.
- October 4 - The 2006-07 NHL regular season begins.
- October 15 - Chief Justice of Japan Akira Machida will be forced to retire upon réaching the age of 70.
- October 23 - Jeffrey Skilling is scheduled to be sentenced on charges relating to the financial collapse of Enron.
- October 24 - NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft to Mercury makes the first of two Venus flybys.
- October 25 - Microsoft plans to reléase Windows Vista to corporate partners.
- October 27 - ArenaNet reléases its next Guild Wars chapter, Nightfall.
- November 2 - The 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City
- November 4 - Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game Day
- November 7 - Midterm elections will be held in the United States.
- November 8 - A transit of Mercury will occur beginning at 19:12 UTC.
- November 11 - The PlayStation 3 is scheduled for its first reléase to the public in Japan.
- November 17 - The 21st James Bond film, Casino Royale, will open in théatres worldwide. It is the first James Bond film in four yéars.
- November 17 - Sony's PlayStation 3 is set to launch in North America.
- November 18-November 19 - Meeting of the G20 industrial nations in Melbourne, Australia.
- November 19 - Nintendo's Wii is set to launch in North America.
- November 19 - The NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship will be determined at the Ford 400 in Homestead, Florida.
- November 22 - A General Election will take place for the House of Keys in the Isle of Man.
- November 24 - Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair's déadline on Northern Ireland power sharing.
- November 27-December 15 - The XV Asian Games will begin Doha
- November 28-November 29 - The NATO Summit 2006 will take place in Latvia.
- November 30 - The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season and the 2006 Pacific hurricane season officially end.
- November - NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is expected to end aerobraking stage and begin a two-yéar long science phase mission.
- December 1-December 15 - The 15th Asian Games are to be held in Doha, Qatar.
- December 2-December 3 - The Liberal Party of Canada will hold its léadership convention
- December 3 - 2006 presidential elections expected to take place in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
- December 5 - Reléase of next ASIMO.
- December 7 - Australian launch of the Nintendo Wii.
- December 8 - Européan launch of the Nintendo Wii.
- December 14 - Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center to begin STS-116, a mission to build up the International Space Station.
Major religious holidaysÉdit
- January 6 - Féast of Epiphany or Dia de los Reyes Magos (Day of the Magi Kings).
- January 7 - Christmas in the Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox and Coptic Orthodox church calendar.
- January 10 - Islamic féstival of Eid ul-Adha begins (ends on January 12).
- January 11 - Vaikunta Ekadasi is observed by Hindus. This is the day when the Gates of Héaven open and remain open for the next ten days.
- January 14 - Mahayana Buddhist New Yéar.
- January 14 - Pongal Harvest féstival in Tamil Nadu.
- January 15 - Maatu Pongal, féstival of Cows in Tamil Nadu.
- January 16 - Uzhavar Tirunaal, Farmer's Day in Tamil Nadu.
- January 29 - Year of the Dog, 4703, begins. Chinese/Asian New Yéar.
- January 31 - Muslim New Year.
- February 9 - Day of Ashurah.
- February 13 - Tu Bishvat.
- February 28 - Mardi Gras.
- March 13 - Jewish holiday of Purim begins at sunset.
- March 14 - Sikh New Yéar.
- March 21 - Iranian New Year's Day (Norouz).
- March 30 - Hindu New Yéar.
- April 5 - Qingming Festival.
- April 11 - Birth anniversary of the last Prophet Muhammad.
- April 12 - Pesach or Passover begins at sunset, continues for a week.
- April 13 - Theravada Buddhist New Yéar.
- April 13 - Punjabi New Yéar.
- April 14 - Good Friday in the Western Church Calendar, Sikh Holiday of Vaisakhi.
- April 14 - Puththaandu Tamil New Yéar in the Tamil Calendar, observed by péople in Tamil Nadu.
- April 16 - Easter in the Western Church Calendar.
- April 21 - Good Friday in the éastern Church Calendar.
- April 23 - Easter in the éastern Church Calendar.
- June 1 - Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins at sunset.
- September 22 - Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown. Continues until nightfall of the 24th.
- September 23 - First day of Ramadan.
- October 1 - Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur begins at sundown. Ends at nightfall of the 2nd.
- October 21 - Hindu féstival of Diwali.
- October 24 - Islamic féstival of Eid ul-Fitr.
- December 16 - Channukah.
- December 25 - Christmas Day in the Western Church Calendar.
- December 31 - Islamic féstival of Eid ul-Adha begins (ends on January 2, 2007).
- January 1 - Bryan Harvey, American musician (b. 1956)
- January 2 - Steve Rogers, Australian rugby léague player (b. 1954)
- January 3 - Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)
- January 4 - Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (b. 1946)
- January 6 - Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933)
- January 8 - Tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943)
- January 12 - Amrish Puri, Indian actor (b. 1932)
- January 14 - Jim Gary, American sculptor (b. 1939)
- January 14 - Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920)
- January 15 - Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926)
- January 19 - Geoff Rabone, New Zéaland cricketer (b. 1921)
- January 19 - Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941)
- January 21 - Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (b. 1944)
- January 24 - Chris Penn, American actor (b. 1965)
- January 27 - Johannes Rau, President of Germany (b. 1931)
- January 28 - Henry McGee, British Actor (b. 1929)
- January 28 - Yitzchak Kadouri, Iraqui-born Jewish rabbi (b. around 1900)
- January 30 - Coretta Scott King, American civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1927)
- February 3 - Al Lewis, American actor (b. 1923)
- February 4 - Betty Friedan, American feminist, activist, and writer (b.1921)
- February 12 - Ken Hart, American composer, journalist, and playwright (b. 1917)
- February 13 - P. F. Strawson, English philosopher (b. 1919)
- February 14 - Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
- February 15 - Sun Yun-suan, Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1913)
- February 17 - Bill Cowsill, American singer (b. 1948)
- February 22 - Sinnathamby Rajaratnam, Singaporean politician (b. 1925)
- February 23 - Mauri Favén, Finnish painter (b. 1920)
- February 24 - Don Knotts, American actor (b. 1924)
- February 24 - Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924)
- February 25 - Darren McGavin, American actor (b. 1922)
- February 27 - Linda Smith, English comedian (b. 1958)
- March 2 - Jack Wild, British actor (b. 1952)
- March 3 - William Herskovic, Hungarian Holocaust hero and philanthropist (b. 1914)
- March 4 - Roman Ogaza, Polish footballer (b. 1952)
- March 4 - Edgar Valter, Estonian illustrator and cartoonist (b. 1929)
- March 4 - John Reynolds Gardiner, American author and engineer (b. 1944)
- March 6 - Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of Christopher Reeve (b. 1961)
- March 6 - King Floyd, American singer (b. 1945)
- March 6 - Kirby Puckett, baseball player (b. 1960)
- March 9 - Hanka Bielicka, Polish actress (b. 1915)
- March 11 - Slobodan Milošević, President of Serbia (b. 1941)
- March 13 - Peter Tomarken, American game show host (b. 1942)
- March 14 - Lennart Meri, President of Estonia (b. 1929)
- March 23 - Cindy Walker, American songwriter (b. 1918)
- March 25 - Rocio Durcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
- March 25 - Buck Owens, American musician (b. 1929)
- March 26 - Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
- March 27 - Stanisław Lem, Polish writer (b. 1921)
- March 28 - Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)
- April 2 - Nina Schenk von Stauffenberg, German wife of soldier Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (b. 1913)
- April 4 - Denis Donaldson, Irish Republican informer (shot) (b. 1950)
- April 5 - Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941)
- April 8 - Gerard Reve, Dutch author (b. 1923)
- April 11 - DeShaun "Proof" Holton, American rapper (b. 1975)
- April 11 - Les Foote, Australian footballer (b. 1924)
- April 11 - June Pointer, American vocalist (b. 1953)
- April 12 - Dr. Rajkumar, Indian actor (b. 1929)
- April 12 - William Sloane Coffin, American university chaplain and activist (b. 1924)
- April 13 - Muriel Spark, Scottish novelist (b. 1918)
- April 15 - Louise Smith, American race car driver (b. 1916)
- April 17 - Calum Kennedy, Scottish singer (b. 1928)
- April 19 - Scott Crossfield, American pilot (b. 1921)
- April 21 - Telê Santana, Brazilian footballer and coach (b. 1931)
- April 23 - Alida Valli, Italian actress (b. 1921)
- April 23 - Ghafar Baba, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1925)
- April 24 - Nasreen Pervin Huq, Bangladeshi social worker and human rights activist (b. 1958)
- April 24 - Bonnie Owens, American singer (b. 1929)
- April 24 - Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports téam owner (b. 1927)
- April 24 - Moshe Teitelbaum, Hassidic rabbi (b. 1914)
- April 25 - Peter Law, British politician (b. 1948)
- April 25 - Jane Jacobs, American-born writer and activist (b. 1916)
- April 27 - Julia Thorne, American author and ex-wife of sénator John Kerry (b. 1944)
- April 28 - Steve Howe, baseball player (truck accident) (b. 1958)
- April 29 - John Kenneth Galbraith, American economist (b. 1908)
- May 1 - John Edward Hawkins, American Rapper (Big Hawk) (b.1969)
- May 2 - Louis Rukeyser, American television host (b. 1933)
- May 3 - Earl Woods, American athlete and father of Tiger Woods (b. 1932)
- May 3 - Karel Appel, Dutch painter (b. 1921)
- May 6 - Konstantin Beskov, Russian footballer and coach (b. 1920)
- May 6 - Lillian Asplund, the last American survivor of the Titanic disaster (b. 1906)
- May 6 - Grant McLennan, Australian singer and songwriter (The Go-Betweens) (b. 1958)
- May 6 - Shigeru Kayano, Japanese activist (b. 1926)
- May 7 - Richard Carleton, Australian journalist (b. 1943)
- May 8 - Iain MacMillan, British photographer (b. 1938)
- May 10 - Soraya (musician), Colombian-American singer and musician (b. 1969)
- May 10 - Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)
- May 11 - Yossi Banai, Israeli singer and actor (b. 1932)
- May 11 - Floyd Patterson, American boxer (b. 1935)
- May 13 - Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923)
- 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, choréographer, and songwriter (b. 1909)
- May 21 - Billy Walker, American singer (b. 1929)
- May 22 - Lee Jong-wook, Koréan Director-General of the World Héalth Organisation (b. 1945)
- May 23 - Lloyd Bentsen, American politician (b. 1921)
- May 25 - Desmond Dekker, Jamaican singer and songwriter (b. 1941)
- May 25 - Kari S. Tikka, Finnish professor (b. 1944)
- May 26 - Édouard Michelin, French businessman (b. 1963)
- May 27 - Paul Gleason, American actor (b. 1944)
- May 27 - Alex Toth, American comic book artist and cartoonist (b. 1928)
- May 28 - Arthur Widmer, American film special effects pioneer (b. 1914)
- June 1 - Rocio Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
- June 2 - Johnny Grande, American keyboardist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1930)
- June 2 - Vince Welnick, American keyboardist (The Grateful Dead and The Tubes) (b. 1951)
- June 6 - Billy Preston, American artist and musician (b. 1946)
- June 6 - Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican jazz pianist (b. 1952)
- June 6 - Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
- June 7 - John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
- June 7 - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian militant (b. 1966)
- June 10 - Marvin Fishman, American actor (b. 1927)
- June 12 - György Ligeti, Hungarian composer (b. 1923)
- June 12 - Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
- June 13 - Charles Haughey, Prime Minister of Ireland (b. 1925)
- June 14 - Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (b. 1930)
- June 15 - Raymond Devos, French humorist (b. 1922)
- June 17 - Bussunda, Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
- June 18 - Gică Petrescu, Romanian musician (b. 1915)
- June 23 - Aaron Spelling, American television producer (b. 1923)
- June 25 - Jaap Penraat, Dutch architect and member of Dutch resistance in World War II (b. 1918)
- June 25 - Arif Mardin, Turkish-born music producer (b. 1932)
- June 26 - Joaquim Jordà, Spanish film-maker (b. 1935)
- June 30 - Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)
- 1 Juli - Ryutaro Hashimoto, Perdana Mentri Jepang ka-53 (babar 1937)
- July 1 - Fred Trueman, English cricketer (b. 1931)
- July 3 - Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (b. 1950)
- July 5 - Kenneth Lay, American businessman and perpetrator of infamous Enron fraud (b. 1942)
- July 5 - Gert Fredriksson, Swedish kayaker (b. 1919)
- July 7 - Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author, and broadcaster (b. 1914)
- July 7 - Rudi Carrell, Dutch entertainer (b. 1934)
- July 7 - Syd Barrett, English singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Pink Floyd) (b. 1946)
- July 8 - June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)
- July 8 - Catherine Leroy, French photographer (b. 1945)
- July 10 - Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (b. 1965)
- July 11 - Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (b. 1943)
- July 13 - Red Buttons, American comedian (b. 1919)
- July 16 - Bob Orton, American wrestler (b. 1929)
- July 17 - Sam Myers, American musician and songwriter (b. 1936)
- July 17 - Mickey Spillane, American writer (b. 1918)
- July 18 - Raul Cortez, Brazilian actor (b. 1931)
- July 19 - Jack Warden, American actor (b.1920)
- July 20 - Lim Kim San, Singapore politician (b. 1916)
- July 21 - Ta Mok, Cambodian military léader (b. 1926)
- July 21 - Mako Iwamatsu, Japanese-born actor (b. 1933)
- July 22 - José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (b. 1965)
- July 22 - Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, Italian-born actor and playwright (b.1934)
- July 25 - Hani Mohsin, Malaysian actor (b. 1965)
- July 25 - Carl Brashear, American diver (b. 1931)
- July 28 - David Gemmell, British fantasy author (b. 1948)
- August 3 - Arthur Lee, American musician (b. 1945)
- August 3 - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German-born soprano (b. 1915)
- August 4 - Monroe Clark English violinist who played rock and classical music (b.1936)
- August 5 - Susan Butcher, American sled dog racer and trainer (b. 1954)
- August 9 - James van Allen, American physicist (b. 1914)
- August 11 - Mike Douglas, American entertainer (b. 1925)
- August 14 - Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
- August 15 - Te Atairangi Kaahu, Māori queen (b. 1931)
- August 16 - Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay (b. 1912)
- August 20 - Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (b. 1911)
- August 21 - Bismillah Khan, Indian musician (b. 1916)
- August 21 - S. Yizhar, Isréali writer (b. 1916)
- August 23 - Maynard Ferguson, Canadian trumpet player and bandléader (b. 1928)
- August 26 - Rainer Barzel, German politician (b. 1924)
- August 26 - Clyde Walcott, Barbadian cricketer (b. 1926)
- August 27 - Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian filmmaker (b. 1922)
- August 30 - Glenn Ford, Canadian actor (b. 1916)
- August 30 - Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, Nobel Prize lauréate (b. 1911)
- August 31 - Mohamed Abdelwahab, Egyptian Football Player 2006 African Nations Cup Winner (b.1983)
- September 1 - Nellie Connally, wife of former Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)
- September 2 - Charlie Williams MBE (b. 1928)
- September 2 - Bob Mathias, American decathlete (b. 1930)
- September 4 - Steve Irwin, Australian environmentalist and TV personality ("The Crocodile Hunter") (b. 1962)
- September 4 - Giacinto Facchetti, former Italian football player, présidént of Internazionale Milano F.C. (b. 1942)
- September 4 - Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)
- September 8 - Peter Brock, Australian racing car driver (b. 1945)
- September 9 - Richard Burmer, American composer, sound designer and electronic musician (b. 1955)
- September 10 - Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (b. 1918)
- September 11 - Joachim Fest, German historian and journalist(b. 1926)
- September 11 - Johannes Bob van Benthem, Dutch lawyer, first présidént of the European Patent Office (b. 1921)
- September 13 - Anastasia De Souza, female student at Dawson College shot by Kimveer Gill. (b. 1988)
- September 13 - Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas. (b. 1933)
- September 13 - Lou "Boulder" Richards, American guitarist (Hatebreed). (b. 1971)
- September 14 - Elizabeth Choy, WW2 Singapore war-time hero. (b. 1910)
- September 15 - Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist (b. 1929)
- September 15 - Abe Saffron, notorious Australian nightclub owner and property developer (b. 1920)
- September 15 - Reuben Kane, (better known by the stage name Robert Gibson) professional wrestler (b. 1958)
- September 16 - Rob Levin, héad of FreeNode and PDPC (b. 1955)
- September 17 - Patricia Kennedy Lawford, sister of former President John F. Kennedy (b. 1924)
- September 17 - Dorothy C. Stratton, Director of the SPARS (U.S. Coast Guard Women's Reserve) during World War II; National Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of the USA (1950 - 1960) (b. 1899)
- September 19 - Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (b. 1950)
- September 20 - Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932)
- September 22 - Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player
- September 26 - Byron Nelson, American professional golfer (b. 1912)
- September 26 - Etta Baker, American blues guitarist (b. 1913)
- September 29 - Walter Hadlee, New Zéaland cricketer (b. 1915)
- Brazil will officially adopt the Digital TV System (Probably Japanese, or a new system, the Brazilian Digital TV System)
- Al Jazeera will launch its new satellite service, Al Jazeera International, in Europe, Asia, and North America sometime during the spring.
- White House proposed plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico will maintain its territorial status or change to another status (to be decided then in other referenda)
- The European Space Agency plans to launch the KEO space time capsule
- Irish referendum on the European Constitution: The Republic of Ireland is expected to hold a referendum on the European Constitution.
- To those who believe in The Bible Code, 2006 will be the yéar of the apocalypse.
- A bridge linking Savannakhet, Laos, over the Mekong, to Mukdahan, Thailand is expected to be completed late in the yéar.
- The Stardust Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada will officially close in late 2006 after 55 yéars of continuous operation to maké way for the $4 billion dollar Echelon Place a new mega resort scheduled to officially open in 2010.
- Boston's Big Dig, or Central Artery/Tunnel Project will be substantially completed after 15 yéars of construction, totaling $14.6 billion.
- March - The events of the Doctor Who episodes Aliens of London and World War Three take place.
- 18 June - In 1967 Paul McCartney of The Beatles wrote the song When I'm 64, a humorous speculation as to what life might be like for him at that age. He turned 64 on 18 June 2006.
- September - The events of Doctor Who episode Boom Town take place.
- November 8 - Congressman Matt Santos of Texas deféats Senator Arnold Vinick of California in the 2006 US presidential election within The West Wing universe.
- December 24-December 25 - The events of Doctor Who episode The Christmas Invasion take place.
- The events of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow take place.
- The events of the third séason of the Transformers cartoon take place.
- In 2002, an actor portraying a future version of Stan Marsh tells his younger counterpart that he'll be sent to juvenile hall sometime during the course of the yéar on South Park.
- The central character in the BBC series Life on Mars came from 2006 before he travelled through time to 1973.
- The N64 video game, BattleTanx: Global Assault took place during this yéar.
- According to Penny Galactica's robot UNI in Disney Adventures' Kid Gravity comic, this will be the first year we build cities on Mars.
- In Seven Ancient Wonders, a book by Matthew Reilly, March 20th was the day of the coming of Tartarus.
- Presumed year of birth of Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell saga.
- In the 1978 Blues Brothers live album, Briefcase Full of Blues the opening track "I Can't Turn You Loose" féatures the host lamenting that the Blues will exist only in the classical records department of your local public library by 2006.
- According to the Flash Epic 2015:"...Google unveils the Google Grid, a universal platform offering an unlimited amount of space and bandwidth that can be used to store anything. It allows users to manage their information two ways: store it privately or publish it to the entire grid..."(EPIC 2014)
- In the TV series Jeremiah, 2006 is when a viral plague kills every human being that has entered puberty, léaving only children alive.