What happened this day in history January 24

What are the important events that happened on January 24? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 24: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 24 is the 24th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 341 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 11, 2023 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,908,640 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icositetragon’ day.

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 382 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,686 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 24 Historical Events

  • 41
    Roman Emperor Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. The Guard then proclaims Caligula’s uncle Claudius as Emperor
  • 1848
    California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento.
  • 1859
    Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.
  • 1939
    The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
  • 1943
    World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
  • 1947
    Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1961
    1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.
  • 1984
    The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
  • 2001
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 2011
    At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.

Who were born on January 24?

  • 1928
    Desmond Morris, British anthropologist
  • 1948
    Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
  • 1953
    Tim Stoddard, American baseball player
  • 1960
    Jack Neo, Singaporean filmmaker & actor
  • 1960
    Rick Leventhal, American journalist
  • 1961
    Guido Buchwald, German football player
  • 1967
    Mark Kozelek, American singer/songwriter (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon)
  • 1979
    Tatyana Ali, American actress and singer
  • 1986
    Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
  • 1997
    Dylan Riley Snyder, American film, television and theatre actor

Who died on January 24?

  • 772
    Pope Stephen III (b. 720)
  • 1002
    Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 980)
  • 1366
    Alfonso IV of Aragon (b. 1299)
  • 1924
    Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1894)
  • 1965
    Winston Churchill, soldier, politician, historian, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
  • 1980
    Lil Dagover, Dutch-born German actress (b. 1887)
  • 1983
    George Cukor, American film director (b. 1899)
  • 1989
    George Knudson, Canadian golfer (b. 1937)
  • 2002
    Elie Hobeika, Lebanese Forces militia commander (b. 1956)
  • 2005
    Vladimir Savchenko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1933)

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