I just found that Wikipedia has an entry for 2006 European Heat Wave.
The 2006 European heat wave was a period of exceptionally hot weather that arrived at the end of June 2006 in certain European countries. The UK, France, Benelux, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany are most affected. Several records were broken. In The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the UK, July 2006 is the warmest month since official measurements began.
It wasn't fun, but I lived through history!