January 24 Holidays, Events & Observances

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January 24 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are January 24 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; January 24 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on January 24.

January 24 holidays and observances
January 24 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in January, international holidays in January 24, national days in January 24. Some major January 24 national day and International holidays list in January calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

There are literally thousands of holidays throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of January 24 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have documented the long list of observances on January 24, notable events, national days in January 24, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on January 24 globally.

Month of January

January is a winter month in the northern half of the world and a summer month in the southern half. It is named after the Roman god of new beginnings, Janus.

January derives its name from Janu, the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology. Janu was said to be the protector of gates, doorways, and paths, which is fitting because many of us view January as the doorway to the new year. January is the first month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is also the first of seven months with 31 days. The other six months are March, May, July, August, October, and January.

Holidays in January

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in January are:

January 24 holidays and observances
January 24 Holidays and Observances

January 24 Holidays, National Day

January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 341 days remain until the end of the year (342 in leap years).

Events

Pre-1600

  • 41 – Claudius is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the Praetorian Guard after they assassinate the previous emperor, his nephew Caligula.
  • 914 – Start of the First Fatimid invasion of Egypt.
  • 1438 – The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV.
  • 1458 – Matthias Corvinus is elected King of Hungary.
  • 1536 – King Henry VIII of England suffers an accident while jousting, leading to a brain injury that historians say may have influenced his later erratic behaviour and possible impotence.

1601–1900

  • 1651 – Arauco War: Spanish and Mapuche authorities meet in the Parliament of Boroa renewing the fragile peace established at the parliaments of Quillín in 1641 and 1647.
  • 1679 – King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
  • 1742 – Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1758 – During the Seven Years’ War the leading burghers of Königsberg submit to Elizabeth of Russia, thus forming Russian Prussia (until 1763).
  • 1817 – Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras are captured during the action of Picheuta.
  • 1835 – Slaves in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, stage a revolt, which is instrumental in ending slavery there 50 years later.
  • 1848 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento.
  • 1857 – The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully fledged university in South Asia.
  • 1859 – The United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia (later named Romania) is formed as a personal union under the rule of Domnitor Alexandru Ioan Cuza.
  • 1900 – Second Boer War: Boers stop a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.

1901–present

  • 1908 – The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
  • 1915 – World War I: British Grand Fleet battle cruisers under Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty engage Rear-Admiral Franz von Hipper’s battle cruisers in the Battle of Dogger Bank.
  • 1916 – In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
  • 1918 – The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars effective February 14 (New Style).
  • 1933 – The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices.
  • 1939 – The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán, killing approximately 28,000 people.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand, then under Japanese control, to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
  • 1946 – The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
  • 1960 – Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the “barricades week”, during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.
  • 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.
  • 1968 – Vietnam War: The 1st Australian Task Force launches Operation Coburg against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during wider fighting around Long Bình and Biên Hòa.
  • 1972 – Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
  • 1977 – The Atocha massacre occurs in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy.
  • 1978 – Soviet satellite Kosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth’s atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada’s Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.
  • 1984 – Apple Computer places the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States.
  • 1989 – Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, with over 30 known victims, is executed by the electric chair at the Florida State Prison.
  • 1990 – Japan launches Hiten, the country’s first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
  • 2003 – The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
  • 2009 – Cyclone Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France, causing 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.
  • 2011 – At least 35 are killed and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.
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Births

Pre-1600

  • 76 – Hadrian, Roman emperor (d. 138)
  • 1287 – Richard de Bury, English bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1345)
  • 1444 – Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)
  • 1547 – Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Austrian Archduchess (d. 1578)

1601–1900

  • 1602 – Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, English politician (d. 1666)
  • 1619 – Yamazaki Ansai, Japanese philosopher (d. 1682)
  • 1643 – Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and politician, Lord Chamberlain of Great Britain (d. 1706)
  • 1664 – John Vanbrugh, English architect and dramatist (d. 1726)
  • 1670 – William Congreve, English playwright and poet (d. 1729)
  • 1672 – Margrave Albert Frederick of Brandenburg-Schwedt, German Lieutenant General (d. 1731)
  • 1674 – Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
  • 1679 – Christian Wolff, German philosopher and academic (d. 1754)
  • 1684 – Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, German noble (d. 1737)
  • 1705 – Farinelli, Italian castrato singer (d. 1782)
  • 1709 – Dom Bédos de Celles, French monk and organist (d. 1779)
  • 1712 – Frederick the Great, Prussian king (d. 1786)
  • 1732 – Pierre Beaumarchais, French playwright and financier (d. 1799)
  • 1739 – Jean Nicolas Houchard, French General of the French Revolution (d. 1793)
  • 1746 – Gustav III of Sweden (d. 1792)
  • 1749 – Charles James Fox, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1806)
  • 1754 – Andrew Ellicott, American soldier and surveyor (d. 1820)
  • 1761 – Louis Klein, French general (d. 1845)
  • 1763 – Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, French-Ukrainian general and politician (d. 1831)
  • 1776 – E. T. A. Hoffmann, German jurist, author, and composer (d. 1822)
  • 1787 – Christian Ludwig Brehm, German pastor and ornithologist (d. 1864)
  • 1804 – Delphine de Girardin, French author (d. 1855)
  • 1814 – Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, French Crown Princess (d. 1858)
  • 1814 – John Colenso, British mathematician (d. 1883)
  • 1816 – Wilhelm Henzen, German philologist and epigraphist (d. 1887)
  • 1828 – Ferdinand Cohn, German biologist (d. 1898)
  • 1829 – Yechiel Michel Epstein, Rabbi and posek (d. 1908)
  • 1836 – Signe Rink, Greenland-born Danish writer and ethnologist (d. 1909)
  • 1843 – Josip Stadler, Croatian archbishop (d. 1918)
  • 1848 – Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
  • 1850 – Hermann Ebbinghaus, German psychologist (d. 1909)
  • 1853 – Sigbert Josef Maria Ganser, German psychiatrist (d. 1931)
  • 1856 – Friedrich Grünanger, Transylvanian Hungarian-German architect (d. 1929)
  • 1858 – Constance Naden, English poet and philosopher (d. 1889)
  • 1862 – Edith Wharton, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1937)
  • 1863 – August Adler, Czech and Austrian mathematician (d. 1923)
  • 1864 – Marguerite Durand, French actress, journalist, and activist (d. 1936)
  • 1864 – Gaetano Giardino, Italian soldier and Marshal of Italy (d. 1935)
  • 1866 – Jaan Poska, Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1920)
  • 1869 – Helena Maud Brown Cobb (d. 1922)
  • 1870 – Herbert Kilpin, English footballer (d. 1916)
  • 1871 – Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic, Czech poet, writer and literary critic (d. 1951)
  • 1871 – Thomas Jaggar, American volcanologist (d. 1953)
  • 1872 – Yuly Aykhenvald, Russian literary critic (d. 1928)
  • 1872 – Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
  • 1872 – Morris Travers, English chemist and academic (d. 1961)
  • 1873 – Dmitry Ushakov, Russian philologist and lexicographer (d. 1942)
  • 1882 – Harold D. Babcock, American astronomer (d. 1968)
  • 1882 – Ödön Bodor, Hungarian athlete (d. 1927)
  • 1886 – Henry King, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1887 – Jean-Henri Humbert, French botanist (d. 1967)
  • 1888 – Vicki Baum, Austrian author and screenwriter (d. 1960)
  • 1888 – Ernst Heinkel, German engineer and businessman, founded the Heinkel Aircraft Manufacturing Company (d. 1958)
  • 1889 – Victor Eftimiu, Romanian poet and playwright (d. 1972)
  • 1889 – Charles Hawes, American historian and author (d. 1923)
  • 1889 – Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, German general of paratroop forces during World War II (d. 1968)
  • 1891 – Walter Model, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1892 – Franz Aigner, Austrian weightlifter (d. 1970)
  • 1895 – Eugen Roth, German poet and songwriter (d. 1976)
  • 1897 – Paul Fejos, Hungarian-born American director (d. 1963)
  • 1899 – Hoyt Vandenberg, U.S. Air Force general (d. 1954)
  • 1900 – René Guillot, French writer (d. 1969)

1901–present

  • 1901 – Harry Calder, South African cricketer (d. 1995)
  • 1901 – Cassandre, French painter (d. 1968)
  • 1901 – Edward Turner, English engineer (d. 1973)
  • 1905 – J. Howard Marshall, American lawyer and businessman (d. 1995)
  • 1906 – Wilfred Jackson, American animator and composer (d. 1988)
  • 1907 – Ismail Nasiruddin of Terengganu, fourth Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (d. 1979)
  • 1907 – Maurice Couve de Murville, French soldier and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1999)
  • 1907 – Jean Daetwyler, Swiss composer and musician (d. 1994)
  • 1909 – Martin Lings, English author and scholar (d. 2005)
  • 1910 – Doris Haddock, American political activist (d. 2010)
  • 1912 – Frederick Ashworth, American admiral (d. 2005)
  • 1913 – Norman Dello Joio, American organist and composer (d. 2008)
  • 1913 – Ray Stehr, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1983)
  • 1915 – Vítězslava Kaprálová, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1940)
  • 1915 – Robert Motherwell, American painter and academic (d. 1991)
  • 1916 – Rafael Caldera, Venezuelan lawyer and politician, 65th President of Venezuela (d. 2009)
  • 1916 – Gene Mako, Hungarian-American tennis player and actor (d. 2013)
  • 1917 – Ernest Borgnine, American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1917 – Wilhelmus Demarteau, Dutch prelate of the Roman Catholic Church (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – Gottfried von Einem, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1918 – Oral Roberts, American evangelist, founded Oral Roberts University and Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association (d. 2009)
  • 1919 – Coleman Francis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
  • 1919 – Leon Kirchner, American composer and educator (d. 2009)
  • 1920 – Jimmy Forrest, American saxophonist (d. 1980)
  • 1920 – Jerry Maren, American actor (d. 2018)
  • 1922 – Daniel Boulanger, French actor and screenwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Neil Franklin, English footballer (d. 1996)
  • 1925 – Gus Mortson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Maria Tallchief, American ballerina and actress (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Ruth Asawa, American sculptor (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Paula Hawkins, American politician (d. 2009)
  • 1928 – Desmond Morris, English zoologist, ethologist, and painter
  • 1928 – Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Terence Bayler, New Zealand actor (d. 2016)
  • 1930 – Mahmoud Farshchian, Iranian-Persian painter and academic
  • 1930 – John Romita Sr., American comic book artist
  • 1931 – Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1931 – Ib Nørholm, Danish composer and organist (d. 2019)
  • 1932 – Éliane Radigue, French electronic music composer
  • 1933 – Kamran Baghirov, the 12th First Secretary of Azerbaijan Communist Party (d. 2000)
  • 1933 – Asim Ferhatović, Bosnian footballer (d. 1987)
  • 1934 – Leonard Goldberg, American producer (d. 2019)
  • 1934 – Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet and dramatist (d. 1976)
  • 1935 – Eric Ashton, English rugby player and coach (d. 2008)
  • 1935 – Shivabalayogi, Indian religious leader (d. 1994)
  • 1935 – Bamber Gascoigne, First Host of University Challenge
  • 1936 – Doug Kershaw, American fiddle player and singer
  • 1937 – Trevor Edwards, Welsh footballer
  • 1938 – Julius Hemphill, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1995)
  • 1939 – Renate Garisch-Culmberger, German shot putter
  • 1939 – Ray Stevens, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1940 – Vito Acconci, American designer (d. 2017)
  • 1940 – Joachim Gauck, German pastor and politician, 11th President of Germany
  • 1941 – Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1941 – Aaron Neville, American singer
  • 1941 – Dan Shechtman, Israeli chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942 – Ingo Friedrich, German Member of the European Parliament
  • 1942 – Gary Hart, American wrestler and manager (d. 2008)
  • 1943 – Peter Struck, German lawyer and politician, 13th German Federal Minister of Defence (d. 2012)
  • 1943 – Barry Mealand, English footballer, right back (d. 2013)
  • 1943 – Sharon Tate, American model and actress (d. 1969)
  • 1943 – Tony Trimmer, English race car driver
  • 1943 – Manuel Velázquez, Spanish footballer (d. 2016)
  • 1944 – David Gerrold, American science fiction screenwriter and author
  • 1944 – Gian-Franco Kasper, Swiss ski official (d. 2021)
  • 1945 – John Garamendi, American football player and politician, 1st United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior
  • 1945 – Subhash Ghai, Indian director, producer and screenwriter
  • 1945 – Eva Janko, Austrian javelin thrower
  • 1946 – Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor
  • 1947 – Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1947 – Michio Kaku, American physicist and academic
  • 1947 – Masashi Ozaki, Japanese baseball player and golfer
  • 1947 – Warren Zevon, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1949 – John Belushi, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1949 – Bart Gordon, American lawyer
  • 1949 – Nadezhda Ilyina, Russian athlete and mother of Russian tennis player Nadia Petrova (d. 2013)
  • 1949 – Rihoko Yoshida, Japanese voice actress
  • 1950 – Daniel Auteuil, French actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1951 – Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian and actor
  • 1953 – Yuri Bashmet, Russian violinist, viola player, and conductor
  • 1953 – Moon Jae-in, 19th President of South Korea
  • 1954 – Jo Gartner, Austrian race car driver (d. 1986)
  • 1955 – Jim Montgomery, American swimmer
  • 1955 – Alan Sokal, American physicist and author
  • 1955 – Lynda Weinman, American businesswoman and author
  • 1956 – Agus Martowardojo, governor of Bank Indonesia
  • 1957 – Mark Eaton, American basketball player and sportscaster (d. 2021)
  • 1957 – Ade Edmondson, English comedian and musician
  • 1958 – Kim Eui-kon, Korean wrestler
  • 1958 – Jools Holland, English singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1958 – Frank Ullrich, German biathlete
  • 1959 – Akira Maeda, Japanese wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor
  • 1959 – Michel Preud’homme, Belgian footballer and manager
  • 1959 – Vic Reeves, English television personality
  • 1961 – Jorge Barrios, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1961 – Guido Buchwald, German footballer and manager
  • 1961 – Christa Kinshofer, German ski racer
  • 1961 – Nastassja Kinski, German-American actress and producer
  • 1961 – William Van Dijck, Belgian runner
  • 1963 – Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
  • 1965 – Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Margaret Urlich, New Zealand singer-songwriter
  • 1965 – Pagonis Vakalopoulos, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1966 – Julie Dreyfus, French actress
  • 1966 – Karin Viard, French actress
  • 1967 – Michael Kiske, German singer
  • 1968 – Fernando Escartín, Spanish cyclist
  • 1968 – Antony Garrett Lisi, American theoretical physicist
  • 1968 – Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast
  • 1968 – Tymerlan Huseynov, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1969 – Yoo Ho-jeong, South Korean actress
  • 1969 – Carlos Rômulo Gonçalves e Silva, bishop of Montenegro
  • 1970 – Roberto Bonano, Argentine footballer
  • 1970 – Neil Johnson, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1970 – Matthew Lillard, American actor
  • 1971 – José Carlos Fernandez, Bolivian footballer
  • 1972 – Beth Hart, American blues-rock singer and piano player
  • 1974 – Cyril Despres, French rally racer
  • 1974 – Ed Helms, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Melissa Tkautz, Australian actress and singer
  • 1974 – Rokia Traoré, Malian singer
  • 1975 – Gianluca Basile, Italian former professional basketball player
  • 1975 – Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer and manager
  • 1975 – Reto Hug, Swiss triathlonist
  • 1975 – Henna Raita, Finnish alpine skier
  • 1976 – Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer, coach, and choreographer
  • 1976 – Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist
  • 1977 – Andrija Gerić, Serbian volleyball player
  • 1977 – Michelle Hunziker, Swiss-Dutch actress, model and singer
  • 1978 – Veerle Baetens, Belgian actress and singer
  • 1978 – Mark Hildreth, Canadian actor and musician
  • 1978 – Kristen Schaal, American actress, voice artist, comedian and writer
  • 1979 – Tatyana Ali, American actress and singer
  • 1979 – Leandro Desábato, Argentinian footballer
  • 1979 – Busy Signal, Jamaican dancehall reggae artist
  • 1979 – Nik Wallenda, American acrobat
  • 1980 – Jofre Mateu, Spanish footballer
  • 1980 – Suzy, Portuguese singer
  • 1981 – Mario Eggimann, Swiss footballer
  • 1981 – Zaur Hashimov, Azerbaijani footballer and manager
  • 1981 – Elena Kolomina, Kazakhstani cross country skier
  • 1982 – Céline Deville, French footballer
  • 1982 – Daveed Diggs, American actor, rapper and singer
  • 1982 – Claudia Heill, Austrian judoka (d. 2011)
  • 1982 – Aitor Hernández, Spanish racing cyclist
  • 1983 – Davide Biondini, Italian footballer
  • 1983 – Wyatt Crockett, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1983 – Evgeny Drattsev, Russian swimmer
  • 1983 – Craig Horner, Australian actor and musician
  • 1983 – Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 – Scott Speed, American race car driver
  • 1984 – Emerse Faé, French-born Ivorian footballer
  • 1984 – Yotam Halperin, Israeli basketball player
  • 1984 – Jung Jin-sun, South Korean fencer
  • 1984 – Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Paulo Sérgio Moreira Gonçalves, Portuguese footballer
  • 1985 – Fabiana Claudino, Brazilian volleyball player
  • 1985 – Trey Gilder, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Cristiano Araújo, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1986 – Mohammad Bagheri Motamed, Iranian taekwondo practitioner
  • 1986 – Mischa Barton, English-American actress
  • 1986 – Vladislav Ivanov, Russian footballer
  • 1986 – Michael Kightly, English footballer
  • 1986 – Ricky Ullman, Israeli-American actor
  • 1987 – Wayne Hennessey, Welsh footballer
  • 1987 – Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1987 – Davide Valsecchi, Italian racing driver
  • 1987 – Kia Vaughn, American born Czech basketball player
  • 1987 – Guan Xin, Chinese basketball player
  • 1988 – Selina Jörg, German snowboarder
  • 1989 – Serdar Kesimal, Turkish footballer
  • 1989 – Gong Lijiao, Chinese shot putter
  • 1989 – Ki Sung-yueng, South Korean footballer
  • 1990 – Mao Abe, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1991 – Zhan Beleniuk, Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler
  • 1991 – Tatiana Kashirina, Russian weightlifter
  • 1991 – Zé Luís, Cape Verdean footballer
  • 1991 – Li Xuerui, Chinese badminton player
  • 1992 – Phiwa Nkambule, South African entrepreneur
  • 1992 – Felitciano Zschusschen, Curaçao footballer
  • 1994 – Tommie Hoban, English footballer
  • 1995 – Dylan Everett, Canadian actor
  • 1997 – Nirei Fukuzumi, Japanese racer
  • 1999 – Vitalie Damașcan, Moldovan footballer
  • 2003 – Johnny Orlando, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 2012 – Princess Athena of Denmark, younger child of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark
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Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 41 – Caligula, Roman emperor (b. 12)
  • 817 – Pope Stephen IV (b. 770)
  • 901 – Liu Jishu, general of the Tang Dynasty
  • 1046 – Eckard II, Margrave of Meissen (b. c. 985)
  • 1125 – David IV of Georgia (b. 1073)
  • 1336 – Alfonso IV of Aragon (b. 1299)
  • 1376 – Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, English commander (b. 1306)
  • 1473 – Conrad Paumann, German organist and composer (b. 1410)
  • 1525 – Franciabigio, Florentine painter (b. 1482)
  • 1595 – Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria (b. 1529)

1601–1900

  • 1626 – Samuel Argall, English captain and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1572)
  • 1639 – Jörg Jenatsch, Swiss pastor and politician (b. 1596)
  • 1666 – Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer and theorist (b. 1588)
  • 1709 – George Rooke, English admiral and politician (b. 1650)
  • 1877 – Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist and journalist (b. 1796)
  • 1881 – James Collinson, English painter (b. 1825)
  • 1883 – Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (b. 1812)
  • 1895 – Lord Randolph Churchill, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1849)

1901–present

  • 1920 – Percy French, Irish songwriter, entertainer and artist (b. 1854)
  • 1920 – Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1884)
  • 1939 – Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician, created Muesli (b. 1867)
  • 1943 – John Burns, English trade union leader and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1858)
  • 1960 – Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1961 – Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (b. 1884)
  • 1962 – André Lhote, French sculptor and painter (b. 1885)
  • 1962 – Stanley Lord, English naval captain (b. 1877)
  • 1962 – Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish author, poet, and scholar (b. 1901)
  • 1965 – Winston Churchill, English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)
  • 1966 – Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1909)
  • 1970 – Caresse Crosby, American fashion designer and publisher, co-founded the Black Sun Press (b. 1891)
  • 1971 – Bill W., American activist, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
  • 1973 – J. Carrol Naish, American actor (b. 1896)
  • 1975 – Larry Fine, American comedian (b. 1902)
  • 1982 – Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian general and politician, 56th President of Bolivia (b. 1918)
  • 1983 – George Cukor, American director and producer (b. 1899)
  • 1986 – L. Ron Hubbard, American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology (b. 1911)
  • 1986 – Gordon MacRae, American actor and singer (b. 1921)
  • 1988 – Werner Fenchel, German-Danish mathematician and academic (b. 1905)
  • 1989 – Ted Bundy, American serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 1990 – Madge Bellamy, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1991 – Jack Schaefer, American journalist and author (b. 1907)
  • 1992 – Ken Darby, American composer and conductor (b. 1909)
  • 1993 – Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1908)
  • 1993 – Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer and jurist, 32nd United States Solicitor General (b. 1908)
  • 1993 – Uğur Mumcu, Turkish investigative journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2001 – Gaffar Okkan, Turkish police chief (b. 1952)
  • 2002 – Elie Hobeika, Lebanese commander and politician (b. 1956)
  • 2003 – Gianni Agnelli, Italian businessman (b. 1921)
  • 2004 – Leônidas, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1913)
  • 2006 – Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician (b. 1930)
  • 2007 – Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)
  • 2007 – İsmail Cem İpekçi, Turkish journalist and politician, 45th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1940)
  • 2007 – Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian academic and politician (b. 1956)
  • 2007 – Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rican-American soldier (b. 1891)
  • 2010 – Pernell Roberts, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2011 – Bernd Eichinger, German director and producer (b. 1949)
  • 2014 – Shulamit Aloni, Israeli lawyer and politician, 11th Israeli Minister of Education (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran academic and politician (b. 1930)
  • 2015 – Otto Carius, German lieutenant and pharmacist (b. 1922)
  • 2016 – Fredrik Barth, German-Norwegian anthropologist and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2016 – Marvin Minsky, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2016 – Henry Worsley, English colonel and explorer (b. 1960)
  • 2017 – Butch Trucks, American drummer (b. 1947)
  • 2018 – Mark E. Smith, British singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
  • 2019 – Rosemary Bryant Mariner, American United States Naval Aviator (b. 1953)
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Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Babylas of Antioch
    • Cadoc (Wales)
    • Exuperantius of Cingoli
    • Felician of Foligno
    • Francis de Sales
    • Pratulin Martyrs (Greek Catholic Church)
    • January 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Day of the Unification of the Romanian Principalities (Romania)
  • Earliest day on which Saturday of Souls can fall, while February 27 (or 28 during Leap Year) is the latest; observed 57 days before Easter (Eastern Orthodox)
  • Feast of Our Lady of Peace (Roman Catholic Church), and its related observances:
    • Feria de Alasitas (La Paz)
  • Uttar Pradesh Day (Uttar Pradesh, India)

  • BBC: On This Day
  • The New York Times: On This Day
  • Historical Events on January 24
  • Today in Canadian History

January 24 Day, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of January (January 24 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic January 24 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

Check out more January events, January holidays, events and observances. or by checking any date from the calendar below.

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