Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century
This is a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar)
- 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