: 20th century
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- 22nd century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s 2050s
Years: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 - 2006 - 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
This is a common year starting on Sunday
(see link for calendar)
- 2006 in film
- 2006 in literature
- 2006 in music
- 2006 in sports
- 2006 in television
- 2006 Winter Olympics scheduled in Turin, Italy
- 18th Football World Cup scheduled in Germany. Proposed dates are from June 9 to July 9.
- March 29 - Total solar eclipse (Brazil, Mid Atlantic ocean, Sahara Desert, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia
- September 22 -Annular solar eclipse (South America, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean)
- Finland plans to cease analog television broadcasts.
- Airbus plans to release Airbus A380 to service, the biggest airliner of the world.
- Microsoft plans to release Microsoft Longhorn, a computer operating system
- The European Space Agency plans to launch the Keo space time capsule