2006 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 6th year of the 3rd millennium, the 6th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade.
Evaluation of the year. Legendary film critic Philip French of The Guardian described 2006 as "an outstanding year for British cinema". He went on to emphasize, "Six of our well-established directors have made highly individual films of real distinction: Michael Winterbottom's A Cock and Bull Story, Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winner The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Christopher Nolan's The Prestige ...
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000.
- 147 (2.3 per match)
- 32 (from 6 confederations)
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2006 ist in Norwegen Ibsenjahr. (anlässlich des 100. Todestages des Dramatikers) 2006 ist in den Niederlanden das Rembrandtjahr. Der Geburtstag von Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) jährt sich zum 400. Mal. 2006 begeht man in Deutschland den 150. Todestag des Dichters Heinrich Heine (1797–1856), den 150.
The 2006 United States Senate elections were held on November 7, 2006, with all 33 Class 1 Senate seats being contested. The term of office for those elected in 2006 ran from January 3, 2007, to January 3, 2013. Prior to the election, the Republican Party controlled 55 of the 100 Senate seats.
Ook wereldwijd was 2006 een van de warmste jaren ooit. Dit feit is enigszins opmerkelijk, aangezien in de winter 2005-2006 met name het oosten van Europa ( Rusland , Scandinavië , Oostenrijk en Duitsland ) juist te maken had met een extreme koudegolf en veel sneeuwoverlast.
The 2006 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on October 12 and ended on October 19; it was scheduled to begin on October 11, but was postponed a day because of inclement weather.
2006 negli altri calendari Calendario gregoriano: 2006 Ab Urbe condita: 2759 (MMDCCLIX) Calendario armeno: 1454 — 1455 Calendario bengalese: 1412 — 1413