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Events from the year 2006 in the United States.


Incumbents


Federal government

* President: George W. Bush (Republican Party (United States), R-Texas) * Vice President: Dick Cheney (Republican Party (United States), R-Wyoming) * Chief Justice of the United States, Chief Justice: John Roberts (New York) * Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Speaker of the House of Representatives: Dennis Hastert (Republican Party (United States), R–Illinois) * Senate Majority Leader: Bill Frist (Republican Party (United States), R–Tennessee) * United States Congress, Congress: 109th United States Congress, 109th


Events


January

* January 2 ** The annual Rose Parade in California is drenched in heavy rain for the first time in 51 years. ** PepsiCo announces its purchase of Star Foods for an undisclosed price saying that the purchase would strengthen its place as Poland's number one seller of potato chips. * January 3 – Twelve dead coal miners and one survivor are discovered in the Sago Mine disaster near Buckhannon, West Virginia. * January 5 ** The Presidency of George W. Bush, Bush administration proposes spending United States dollar, $114 million on educational programs to expand the teaching of Arabic, Chinese, Persian language, Persian and other languages typically not taught in public schools. ** IBM says that it would freeze pension benefits for its American employees starting in 2008 and offer them only a 401k retirement plan in future. * January 6 ** AOL agrees to pay customers as much as United States dollar, $25 million to settle claims that it wrongly billed them for some online services and products. ** NYSE says that it has picked Bear Wagner as the firm that will handle trading of its shares when it goes public. * January 7 – Embroiled in multiple scandals, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay announces he will not seek to reassume his former post. * January 9 **Vice President Dick Cheney complains of shortness of breath and is treated at the hospital. The White House says the trip was necessary because of fluid retention as a adverse effect, side effect of a drug Mr. Cheney had taken to treat chronic foot ailments. ** The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 (11,011.90) for the first time since June 7, 2001. * January 10 – Governor of California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposes a United States dollar, $125.6 billion budget increasing spending without raising taxes. * January 11 – The Augustine Volcano in Alaska erupts twice, marking its first major eruption since 1986. * January 13 ** The US Government reports that wholesale price index, wholesale inflation in 2005 increased by highest amount since 1990. ** Rick Wagoner, CEO of the loss-making General Motors says that results will improve in 2006 and 2007. * January 15 – NASA's Stardust (spacecraft), Stardust mission successfully ends, the first to return dust from a comet. * January 17 – California executes Clarence Ray Allen (death by lethal injection), who was sentenced to death in 1982 for arranging the murders of three people. * January 18 – American International Group, the world's largest insurer, says that its chief operating officer Donald P. Kanak has resigned and stepped down from the board "for personal reasons". * January 19 – NASA launches the ''New Horizons'' spacecraft in a 9-year, 3 billion mile space mission, to flyby and observe the dwarf planetary system of Pluto/Charon (moon), Charon and possibly other Kuiper belt objects. * January 20 – A Maryland judge strikes down a state law banning same-sex marriage saying the measure violated a state constitutional amendment prohibiting sex discrimination. * January 26 – General Motors reports an United States dollar, $8.6 billion loss for 2005, its biggest loss since 1992. * January 27 – An inhaled form of insulin wins federal approval offering an alternative to Injection (medicine), injections for millions of people with diabetes. * January 30 **The White House announces that President George W. Bush, Bush has chosen Professor Edward Lazear, a Stanford University business professor to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of his Council of Economic Advisors who will succeed Alan Greenspan as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. ** Jennifer San Marco kills eight people before committing suicide at a postal facility in Goleta, California. San Marco had worked at the facility previously, but had been let go due to her erratic behavior. * January 31 ** Samuel Alito is sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. ** Two federal appeals courts uphold rulings that the Partial Birth Abortion Act passed by the United States Congress in 2003 is Constitution of the United States, unconstitutional because it does not include an exception when the health of a pregnant woman is at risk.


February

* February 1 – UAL Corporation, United Airlines' parent company, emerges from bankruptcy after being in that position since December 9, 2002, the longest such filing in history. * February 2 – After over 30 years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art says it would relinquish ownership of a 2,500-year-old Greek vase, the Euphronios krater, to Italy. * February 3 – Suspicious fires destroy three small churches and damage two others in Bibb County, Alabama, Bibb County, Alabama. * February 5 – Super Bowl XL: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 21–10. It is a homecoming for Detroit native Jerome Bettis, who was playing the final game of his 12-year career. * February 6 – Feeding Frenzy 2 is released by PopCap Games on PC. * February 9 – AIG apologizes for deceptive business practices and reaches a United States dollar, $1.64 billion settlement with federal and state securities and insurance regulators. * February 10 – 26 – The United States at the 2006 Winter Olympics, United States compete at the 2006 Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy and win 9 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze medals. * February 11 – Vice President Dick Cheney Dick Cheney hunting incident, accidentally shoots and wounds a lawyer while quail hunting in southern Texas. * February 14 – The Coca-Cola Company says that Warren Buffett, the soft drink maker's largest shareholder, would leave the board in April after 19 years to spend more time managing Berkshire Hathaway. * February 15 – A group of institutional investors already involved in a lawsuit with the company sue Tyco International to stop its proposed breakup plan. * February 16 ** The state of Minnesota sues AIG for underreporting premiums to reduce its tax bill refusing a settlement of United States dollar, $1.2 million. ** The chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, testifies to the US Senate that Chinese ownership of US assets is not large enough to put the country at risk economically. ** The Department of Commerce reports that housing starts jumped 14.5% to a 33-year high in January.


March

* March 2 – The colorized United States ten-dollar bill, $10 bill is released, with the same color-shifting ink and security features of the $20 and $50 bills that preceded it. * March 4 – The final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 receives no response. * March 5 – The 78th Academy Awards, hosted by Jon Stewart, are held at Dolby Theatre, Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, with Paul Haggis' ''Crash (2004 film), Crash'' controversially winning Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Picture. The film is part of a four-way tie in winning the most awards, with it, Ang Lee's ''Brokeback Mountain'', Peter Jackson's ''King Kong (2005 film), King Kong'' and Rob Marshall's ''Memoirs of a Geisha (film), Memoirs of a Geisha'' all winning three. ''Brokeback Mountain'' leads with eight nominations, with Lee also winning Academy Award for Best Director, Best Director. The telecast garners nearly 39 million viewers. * March 6 – 20 – The first World Baseball Classic is held in San Diego, California. * March 9 – NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft discovers geysers of a liquid substance shooting from Saturn's moon Enceladus (moon), Enceladus, signaling a possible presence of water. * March 10 – NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter enters Mars orbit. * March 14 – Crystal Mangum makes false rape accusations against three members of the Duke University men's lacrosse team, an event which marked the beginning of the Duke lacrosse case * March 16 – The Blu-ray Disc format is released in the United States. * March 17 – The United States strikes its 2 remaining s from the Naval Vessel Register, ending the age of the battleship. * March 22 – The Federal Reserve stops the publishing of M3 money supply data. * March 25 – Seven die in the Capitol Hill massacre in Seattle, Washington. Perpetrator Kyle Huff's rampage is fueled by his hatred of "rave scene" gatherings.


April

* April 4 – First material action in 2006 Minor League Baseball umpire strike, Minor League Baseball umpire strike. * April 29 – Massive anti-war demonstrations and a march down Broadway (Manhattan), Broadway in New York City mark the third year of Iraq War, war in Iraq.


May

* May 1 – The Great American Boycott takes place across the United States as marchers protest for immigration rights. * May 5 – Fiat chairman Sergio Marchionne announces that the Alfa Romeo automobile brand will return to the United States in 2008, after a 13-year hiatus.


June

* June 7 – Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and seven of his aides are killed in a U.S. air raid just north of the town of Baquba, Iraq. *June 9 – Pixar Animation Studios' seventh feature film, ''Cars (film), Cars'', is released in theaters. *June 12 – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger crashes his motorcycle near Pittsburgh's 10th Street bridge. He is rushed to UPMC Mercy, Mercy Hospital for emergency surgery. *June 19 – The Carolina Hurricanes defeat the Edmonton Oilers 3–1 in game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals to give the Hurricanes their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. It is also the first Stanley Cup Finals since the 2004–05 NHL lockout, 2004–05 lockout that cancelled all games that year. * June 23 – In Miami, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests seven men, accusing them of planning to bomb the Sears Tower and other attacks in Miami. * June 25 – Warren Buffett donates over United States dollar, $30 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. * June 26 – Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is established as the largest protected area in the World.


July

* July 4 – STS-121, STS–121: Space Shuttle Discovery, Space Shuttle ''Discovery'' is launched to the International Space Station. It returns safely on July 17. It is the second "return to flight" mission after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' disaster. * July 5 – North Korea 2006 North Korean missile test, test fires missiles, timed with the liftoff of Space Shuttle Discovery, Space Shuttle ''Discovery'', preceding the fireworks celebrations that night in America. The long range Taepodong-2, Taepodong–2 reportedly fails shortly after takeoff. * July 10 – Henry Paulson is sworn in as the new United States Secretary of Treasury, Secretary of Treasury, succeeding John W. Snow. * July 22 – Needles, California experienced a record high low temperature of 100 °F (38 °C) at 6:00 am with a high temperature exceeding 120 °F (49 °C),making it one of the few locations on Earth that have recorded a triple-digit overnight low temperature.


August

* August 10 – Metropolitan Police Service, London Metropolitan Police make 21 arrests in connection to an apparent 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot, terrorist plot that involved aircraft traveling from the United Kingdom to the United States. Liquids and gels are banned from checked and carry-on baggage. As of September 26, the Transportation Security Administration adjusts its ban on liquids, aerosols and gels. Travelers are permitted to carry liquids through security checkpoints in containers of 3.4 ounces (100 mL) or less that fit comfortably in one quart-size clear plastic zip-top bag. This procedure came to be known as "3–1–1 for carry-ons" (3.4 ounce containers in a 1 quart bag, 1 bag per passenger). Items purchased in the airside zone after clearing security could be brought on board without restriction. Other exemptions to this restriction include medications and breast milk. * August 27 – Comair Flight 5191, carrying 50 people, crashes shortly after takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky. * August 28 – A Greyhound Lines bus from New York City to Montreal, carrying 52 people, crashes at mile 115 on Interstate 87 (New York), I–87 near Elizabethtown, New York, Elizabethtown, killing five people, including the driver, and seriously injuring others. * August 29 – The United States commemorates the first anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina.


September

* September 3 – Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates the Sacramento California Temple, the LDS Church's seventh temple in California. *September 4 ** While filming ''Ocean's Deadliest'', television host Steve Irwin is stung by a Stingray, sting ray and killed off the coast of Australia. ** Curious George (TV series), Curious George debuts on PBS Kids. * September 8 – The world's tallest living tree, a tall Sequoia sempervirens, coast redwood (sequoia) now named "Hyperion (tree), Hyperion", is discovered in Redwood National and State Parks, Redwood National Park. * September 11 – The United States commemorates the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, 9/11 attacks in New York City. * September 15 – 2006 United States E. coli outbreak, Spinach contaminated with E. coli kills two and poisons over 100 others in 20 states. *September 18 – The CW Television Network, The CW network debuts as the sixth broadcast network, merging with UPN (owned by CBS which split in the original Viacom, three days after UPN ceased operations) and The WB (owned by Warner Bros., a day after The WB ceased operations). *September 24- The New Orleans Saints play their first game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Superdome since Hurricane Katrina with a 23–3 victory over Falcons–Saints rivalry, NFC South rival Atlanta Falcons.


October

* October – The unemployment rate drops to 4.4%, the lowest since May 2001. * October 2 – Charles Carl Roberts IV, a 32-yr-old milk-truck driver, West Nickel Mines School shooting, kills 5 girls at an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania before shooting himself. * October 3 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 56.99 points, or 0.49 percent, with a close of 11,727.34, its first all-time high in more than 6 years after it last hit in a record high of 11,722.98 on January 20, 2000. * 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 200 residents. * October 10 – Google buys YouTube for United States dollar, $1.65 billion. * October 11 – A plane 2006 New York City plane crash, crashes into a highrise building New York City, killing two. * October 12 – Lake Storm "Aphid": A freak snowstorm blows into Buffalo, New York, leaving over 400,000 without power and killing 13. * October 16 – The last American Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, MASH is Demobilization, decommissioned. * October 19 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes 12,000 for the first time, 12,011.73. * October 24 – NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft makes its first flyby of Venus (it will be captured into Mercury's orbit on March 18, 2011). * October 27 – The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Detroit Tigers to win their 10th world series.


November

* November 7 – United States elections, 2006, Mid-term elections result in the Democratic Party (United States), Democrats gaining control of both houses of United States Congress, Congress. * November 19 – Nintendo's Wii released in America.


December

* December 7 – Smoking is banned in all Ohio bars, restaurants, workplaces and other public places. * December 10 – Space Shuttle Mission STS-116, STS–116: Space Shuttle Discovery, Space Shuttle ''Discovery'' lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center on the first night launch since the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, loss of ''Columbia''. * December 13 – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (U.S. Senator), Tim Johnson (Democratic Party (United States), D–South Dakota) suffers a brain hemorrhage during a conference call with reporters. * December 14 – The U.S. spy satellite USA-193, USA–193, also known as NRO Launch 21 (NROL–21 or simply L–21), is launched but malfunctions. * December 15 – Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II, F–35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter successfully flies for the first time. * December 18 – Robert Gates is sworn in as the new United States Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Defense, succeeding Donald Rumsfeld. * December 20 – Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act signed into law. * December 22 – The Space Shuttle ''Discovery'' lands at the Kennedy Space Center, concluding a 2–week mission to the International Space Station. * December 26 – Former President Gerald Ford dies at the age of 93 in Rancho Mirage, California, Rancho Mirage, California.


Undated

* United States housing bubble: A total of 1,259,118 foreclosures are filed during 2006, up 42 percent from 2005. * Subprime mortgage crisis: This summer, the housing bubble bursts, starting a chain of events that would eventually develop into a full-blown market meltdown.


Ongoing

* War in Afghanistan (2001–present), War in Afghanistan (2001–2014) * Iraq War (2003–2011)


Births

* April 8 – Moses Bruce Anthony Martin, son of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow * April 18 – Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes * May 6 – Sadie Sandler, actress and daughter of Adam Sandler * June 25 – Mckenna Grace, actress * October 18 – Charlotte Figi, medical cannabidiol patient and reform figure (died 2020) * September 7 – Dannielynn Marshall Birkhead, notable paternity case subject and daughter of Anna Nicole Smith


Deaths


January

* January 1 ** Harry Magdoff, economist, (b. 1913) ** Gideon Rodan, Romanian-born American physician (b. 1934) ** Hubert Schoemaker, Dutch-born American biochemist and executive (b. 1950) * January 6 ** Lou Rawls, African-American singer, songwriter and actor (b. 1933) ** Hugh Thompson, Jr., soldier and pilot (b. 1943) * January 8 – David Rosenbaum (journalist), David Rosenbaum, journalist (b. 1942) * January 9 ** Elliot Forbes, conductor and musicologist (b. 1917) ** W. Cleon Skousen, American conservative author and professor (b. 1913) * January 10 – Ira Black, physician and neuroscientist (b. 1941) * January 11 ** Nixzmary Brown, murder victim (b. 1998) ** Eric Namesnik, swimmer (b. 1970) * January 12 ** Eldon Dedini, cartoonist (b. 1921) ** Anne Meacham, actress (b. 1925) * January 14 – Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920) * January 15 – Edward N. Hall, Edward Hall, aeronautical engineer and brother of Theodore Hall (b. 1914) * January 16 – Stanley Biber, surgeon (b. 1923) * January 18 – Thomas Murphy (chairman), Thomas Murphy, executive (b. 1915) * January 19 ** Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928) ** Wilson Pickett, singer and songwriter (b. 1941) * January 23 ** David Weber (clarinetist), David Weber, Lithuanian-born American musician (b. 1913) ** Samuel Koster, general and murderer (b. 1919) * January 24 – Chris Penn, actor and brother of Sean Penn (b. 1965) * January 25 – Herbert Schilder, dental surgeon (b. 1929) * January 28 – Helmut W. Schulz, German physicist and chemical engineer, died in White Plains, New York, White Plains, New York (b. 1912) * January 30 ** Coretta Scott King, American civil rights activist (b. 1927) ** Wendy Wasserstein, writer (b. 1950) * January 31 – Paul Regina, American actor (b. 1956)


February

* February 1 – Dick Brooks, auto racer (b. 1942) * February 3 ** Lou Jones (athlete), Lou Jones, track and field athlete (b. 1932) ** Al Lewis (actor), Al Lewis, American actor (b. 1923) * February 4 ** Betty Friedan, American feminist, activist, and writer (b. 1921) ** William Augustus Jones Jr., William Jones, minister and civil rights activist (b. 1934) * February 8 – Barry Martin, dancer, choreographer, and murder victim (b. 1962) * February 10 ** J Dilla, American music producer (b. 1974) ** Norman Shumway, surgeon (b. 1923) ** John Belluso, writer (b. 1969) * February 12 – Peter Benchley, writer (b. 1940) * February 13 – Andreas Katsulas, American actor (b. 1946) * February 20 – Curt Gowdy, sports announcer (b. 1919) * February 24 ** Don Knotts, American actor and comedian (b. 1924) ** Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924) * February 28 – Owen Chamberlain, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)


March

* March 1 – Harry Browne, politician and author (b. 1933) * March 2 – Phyllis Huffman, American casting director (b. 1944) * March 5 – Richard Kuklinski, American hitman (b. 1935) * March 6 – Dana Reeve, American actress (b. 1961) * March 7 – Gordon Parks, American photographer (b. 1912) * March 10 **Anna Moffo, American soprano (b. 1932) **Ronald H. Nash, American philosopher (b. 1936) * March 13 – Maureen Stapleton, American actress (b. 1925) * March 21 – Bob Delegall, American actor, director and producer (b. 1945) * March 23 – Desmond Doss, American combat medic (b. 1919) * March 25 ** Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916) ** Buck Owens, American, singer, bandleader, and TV host (b. 1929) * March 28 ** Jerry Brudos, murderer (b. 1939) ** Charles Schepens, Belgium-born American ophthalmologist, surgeon, and insurgent (b. 1912) ** Caspar Weinberger, 15th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917) * March 29 – Don Alias, musician (b. 1939) * March 30 – Philip Hyde (photographer), Philip Hyde, American wildlife photographer (b. 1921) * March 31 – Jackie McLean, American jazz musician (b. 1931)


April

* April 3 ** Marshall Goldberg, American football player (b. 1917) ** Al Harker, American soccer player (b. 1910) * April 4 – Fred J. Christensen, American fighter pilot (b. 1921) * April 5 – Gene Pitney, singer (b. 1941) * April 6 – Francis L. Kellogg, diplomat and prominent socialite (b. 1917) * April 9 ** Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player (b. 1916) ** Jimmy Outlaw, American baseball player (b. 1913) * April 11 – Proof (rapper), Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973) * April 15 – Louise Smith, American race car driver (b. 1916) * April 16 ** Morton Freedgood, American author (b. 1913) ** Daniel Schaefer, American politician (b. 1936) * April 17 – Al Cederberg, American politician (b. 1918) * April 19 – Bob Dove, American football player (b. 1921) * April 24 – Sibby Sisti, American baseball player (b. 1920) * April 25 – Jane Jacobs, American-born Canadian writer and activist (b. 1916) * April 29 – Alberta Nelson, American actress (b. 1937)


May

* May 10 – A. M. Rosenthal, Canadian-American journalist (b. 1922) * May 11 – Floyd Patterson, boxer (b. 1935) * May 12 – Gillespie V. Montgomery, general and politician (b. 1920) * May 13 ** Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923) ** Johnnie Wilder Jr., American R&B singer (b. 1949) * May 14 – Robert Bruce Merrifield, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921) * May 21 – Billy Walker (musician), Billy Walker, American country musician (b. 1929) * May 23 – Lloyd Bentsen, U.S. Senator from Texas from 1971 to 1993 (b. 1921) * May 27 – Paul Gleason, American actor (b. 1939) * May 31 – Raymond Davis Jr., American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)


June

* June 1 – William Winn, American psychologist (b. 1945) * June 2 – Vince Welnick, American keyboardist (b. 1951) * June 6 ** Billy Preston, American artist and musician (b. 1946) ** Hilton Ruiz, jazz pianist (b. 1952) * June 8 – Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931) * June 11 – Michael Bartosh, engineer and businessman (b. 1977) * June 13 ** Freddie Gorman, songwriter (b. 1939) ** Luis Jiménez (sculptor), Luis Jiménez, sculptor (b. 1940) * June 23 – Aaron Spelling, American television producer (b. 1923)


July

* July 5 – Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942) * July 7 – John Money, New Zealand psychologist, sexologist and author (b. 1921)https://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/11/us/11money.html * July 8 – June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917) * July 10 – Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (b. 1965) * July 13 – Red Buttons, American actor and comedian (b. 1919) * July 16 – Destiny Norton, murder victim (b. 2000) * July 17 – Mickey Spillane, American writer (b. 1918) * July 19 – Jack Warden, American actor (b. 1920) * July 21 – Mako (actor), Mako, Japanese-American actor and singer (b. 1933) * July 30 – Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)


August

* August 1 – Rufus Harley, American jazz musician (b. 1936) * August 3 – Arthur Lee (musician), Arthur Lee, American musician (b. 1945) * August 6 – Marcus Fiesel, American murder victim (b. 2003) * August 9 – James Van Allen, American physicist (b. 1914) * August 11 – Mike Douglas, American talk show host and actor (b. 1920) * August 13 – Tony Jay, English-American actor and voice artist (b. 1933) * August 16 – Herschel Green, fighter pilot (b. 1920) * August 20 – Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (b. 1911) * August 21 – John Hulett, African American civil rights activist (b. 1927) * August 23 – Ed and Lorraine Warren, Ed Warren, American paranormal investigator and author (b. 1926) * August 30 – Glenn Ford, Canadian actor (b. 1916)


September

* September 1 – Nellie Connally, American socialite (b. 1919) * September 2 – Bob Mathias, American athlete (b. 1930) * September 7 – Robert Earl Jones, American actor and boxer (b. 1910) * September 9 – Herbert Rudley, American actor (b. 1910) * September 10 – Daniel Wayne Smith, American actor (b. 1986) * September 13 – Ann Richards, 45th Governor of Texas from 1991 till 1995. (b. 1933) * September 17 – Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924) * September 22 – Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951) * September 23 – Etta Baker, American piedmont blues guitarist (b. 1913) * September 26 ** Byron Nelson, American golfer (b. 1912) ** Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American propagandist for Japan in World War II (b. 1916) * September 30 – Josh Graves, American bluegrass musician (b. 1927)


October

* October 2 ** Frances Bergen, American actress (b. 1922) ** Tamara Dobson, American actress (b. 1947) * October 5 – George King (basketball, born 1928), George King, American basketball player and coach (b. 1928) * October 6 – Buck O'Neil, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911) * October 7 – Anna Politkovskaya, American-born Russian journalist (b. 1958) * October 9 – Glenn Myernick, American soccer player and coach (b. 1954) * October 11 – Cory Lidle, American baseball player (b. 1972) * October 13 – Hilda Terry, American cartoonist (b. 1914) * October 14 ** Freddy Fender, American singer (b. 1937) ** Gerry Studds, American politician (b. 1937) * October 17 – Megan Meier, notable victim (b. 1992) * October 18 – Alvin Weinberg, American nuclear physicist (b. 1915) * October 20 – Jane Wyatt, American actress (b. 1910) * October 24 – Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904) * October 27 – Brad Will, American activist (b. 1970) * October 28 – Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and official (b. 1917) * October 30 – Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (b. 1926)


November

* November 1 ** Adrienne Shelly, actress & director (b. 1966) ** William Styron, writer (b. 1925) * November 2 ** Red Hayworth, American baseball player (b. 1916) ** Carroll Knicely, American publisher (b. 1929) ** Leonard Schrader, American screenwriter (b. 1943) * November 3 ** Belden Bly, American teacher (b. 1914) ** Sputnik Monroe, American professional wrestler (b. 1928) * November 4 ** Nelson S. Bond, American writer (b. 1908) ** William Lee Brent, American black panther party member (b. 1931) * November 5 – Samuel Bowers, American Ku Klux Klansman and convicted killer (b. 1924) * November 8 – Basil Poledouris, American composer (b. 1945) * November 9 – Ed Bradley, African-American journalist (b. 1941) * November 10 – Jack Palance, American actor (b. 1919) * November 14 ** Sumner Shapiro, American admiral (b.1926) ** Pete Suder, American baseball player (b. 1916) * November 16 – Milton Friedman, American Nobel economist (b. 1912) * November 17 – Ruth Brown, American singer (b. 1928) * November 20 – Robert Altman, American film director (b. 1925) * November 23 ** Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919) ** Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922) * November 24 – Walter Booker, American jazz bassist (b. 1933) * November 25 – Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (b. 1919) * November 26 – Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943) * November 30 – Shirley Walker, composer and conductor for film and television (b. 1945)


December

* December 2 – Kari Edwards, American poet (b. 1954) * December 3 – Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977) * December 7 – Jeane Kirkpatrick, American political theorist and U.N. ambassador (b. 1926) * December 9 – Georgia Gibbs, American singer (b. 1919) * December 12 ** Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928) ** Peter Boyle, American actor (b. 1935) ** Ellis Rubin, American attorney and author (b. 1925) ** Raymond P. Shafer, American politician (b. 1917) * December 13 ** Lamar Hunt, American sports executive (b. 1932) ** Homesick James, American blues musician (b. 1910) ** Rebecca Riley, murder victim (b. 2002) * December 14 – Mike Evans (actor), Mike Evans, American actor (b. 1949) * December 16 – Marjorie F. Lambert, American archaeologist, anthropologist (b. 1908) * December 18 – Joseph Barbera, cartoonist (b. 1911) * December 25 – James Brown, American musician (b. 1933) * December 26 – Gerald Ford, American politician, 38th President of the United States (b. 1913) * December 29 – Red Wolf (bull), Red Wolf, American bucking bull (b. 1988) * December 30 – Sadam Hussein, President of Iraq from July 16, 1979, until April 9, 2003 * December 31 – Seymour Martin Lipset, American sociologist (b. 1922)


See also

* 2006 in American soccer * 2006 in American television * List of American films of 2006 * Timeline of United States history (1990–2009)


References


External links

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