10 Years Ago...
John Derringer recalled some of what events, people, and media were top news ten years ago. 2006 was TEN years ago?
Here’s some more on the topics he remembered from a decade ago.
The 140-character social media platform launched in March 2006 and rapidly spread in popularity. Now it is almost inseparable from our business and many peoples’ personal lives. “Hashtag” and “Tweet” are now commonly used words.
We’ve come a long way from first “tweets:”
To our latest tweets and the impact they can have:
Steve Irwin: The Australian “Crocodile Hunter,” reality star, and conservationist died attempting to film a stingray in September 2006. His daughter Bindi is carrying on his wildlife efforts.
Syd Barrett: The Pink Floyd founder and front man died of cancer at home in Cambridge on July 7th 2006. He is credited with naming the band and was with them in the early years, but was out of the group in 1968.
Fifa World Cup
Germany hosted the 18th World Cup in June and July of 2006. Over three million attended, and Italy was the champion.
The Departed was the top movie of 2006. The crime drama by Martin Scorsese featured an all-star cast including Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio.
What’s Scorsese up to ten years later? Making the new show Vinyl. And Leo? Probably getting an Oscar this year.
Movies included in the Top Five
Talledega Nights, The Ballad of Ricky Bobby: The Nascar parody comedy starring Will Ferrell made $163 million worldwide.
Pans Labyrinth: Guillermo del Toro’s dark fantasy won three Academy Awards.
Crazy- Gnarls Barkley: The album, a collaboration between Danger Mouse and CeeLo Green, was nominated for Best Record of the Year at the Grammys, and was named best song of 2006 by Rolling Stone.
Tiger Woods: The now disgraced golfer won his 12th major in 2006, the 88th PGA. How’s he done since? Let’s just live in 2006 for a moment.
What do you remember from the year 2006?