March 24 Holidays, Events & Observances

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

March 24 Holidays and observances
March 24 Holidays and Observances

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

There’s a myriad of holidays and observances to explore from worldwide celebrations, national holidays, remembrance days, minor holidays, lesser known festivals, and special ancient celebrations. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

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

We have accumulated the long list of observances in March 24, notable events, national day in March 24, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on March 24 annually.

Month of March

March is the first month of spring in the northern half of the world. It is named after Mars, the Roman god of war.

The name March is ultimately derived from the Latin word Martius (named after Mars, the Roman god of war). Martius was the name of the first month in the original Roman calendar. Along with January, May, and June, March is one of several months named after a god.

March is the third month in the Gregorian calendar and has 31 days. In the northern half of the world, March is the beginning of spring. In the southern half, it is the beginning of fall.

Holidays in March

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 month of March are: World Wildlife Day, National Pig Day, Peace Corps Day, Irish American Heritage Month, Music in Our Schools Month, National Celery Month, National Craft Month, National Frozen Food Month
National Irish American Heritage Month- designated by Congress in 1995., National Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, National Women’s History Month, Red Cross Month, Social Workers Month, and many more.

March 24 holidays and observances
March 24 Holidays and Observances

March 24 Holidays, National Day

March 24 is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 282 days remain until the end of the year.

March 24th is the 365th and last day of the year in many European implementations of the Julian calendar.

Events

Pre-1600

  • 1199 – King Richard I of England is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting in France, leading to his death on April 6.
  • 1387 – English victory over a Franco-Castilian-Flemish fleet in the Battle of Margate off the coast of Margate.
  • 1401 – Turco-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.

1601–1900

  • 1603 – James VI of Scotland is proclaimed King James I of England and Ireland, upon the death of Elizabeth I.
  • 1603 – Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shōgun from Emperor Go-Yōzei, and establishes the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo, Japan.
  • 1663 – The Province of Carolina is granted by charter to eight Lords Proprietor in reward for their assistance in restoring Charles II of England to the throne.
  • 1720 – Count Frederick of Hesse-Kassel is elected King of Sweden by the Riksdag of the Estates, after his consort Ulrika Eleonora abdicated the throne on 29 February
  • 1721 – Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now commonly called the Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046–1051.
  • 1765 – Great Britain passes the Quartering Act, which requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
  • 1794 – In Kraków, Tadeusz Kościuszko announces a general uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia, and assumes the powers of the Commander in Chief of all of the Polish forces.
  • 1829 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
  • 1832 – In Hiram, Ohio, a group of men beat and tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith.
  • 1854 – President José Gregorio Monagas abolishes slavery in Venezuela.
  • 1860 – Sakuradamon Incident: Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke.
  • 1869 – The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
  • 1878 – The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
  • 1882 – Robert Koch announces the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
  • 1900 – Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • 1900 – Carnegie Steel Company is formed in New Jersey; capitalization of $160 mil. is largest to date.

1901–present

  • 1921 – The 1921 Women’s Olympiad begins in Monte Carlo, first international women’s sports event.
  • 1927 – Nanking Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
  • 1934 – United States Congress passes the Tydings–McDuffie Act, allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
  • 1944 – Ardeatine massacre: German troops murder 335 Italian civilians in Rome.
  • 1944 – World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 Allied prisoners of war begin breaking out of the German camp Stalag Luft III.
  • 1946 – A British Cabinet Mission arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.
  • 1961 – Quebec Board of the French Language is established.
  • 1976 – In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process.
  • 1977 – Morarji Desai became the Prime Minister of India, the first Prime Minister not to belong to Indian National Congress.
  • 1980 – El Salvadorian Archbishop Óscar Romero is assassinated while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
  • 1986 – The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
  • 1989 – In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (38,000 m3) of crude oil after running aground.
  • 1993 – Discovery of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.
  • 1998 – Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
  • 1998 – A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India, killing 250 people and injuring 3,000 others.
  • 1998 – First computer-assisted Bone Segment Navigation, performed at the University of Regensburg, Germany
  • 1999 – Kosovo war: NATO began attacks on Yugoslavia without United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approval, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 1999 – A lorry carrying margarine and flour catches fire inside the Mont Blanc Tunnel. The resulting inferno kills 38 people.
  • 2003 – The Arab League votes 21–1 in favor of a resolution demanding an end to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
  • 2008 – Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
  • 2015 – Germanwings Flight 9525 crashes in the French Alps in an apparent pilot mass murder-suicide, killing all 150 people on board.
  • 2018 – Syrian civil war: The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and Syrian National Army (SNA) take full control of the Afrin District, marking the end of the Afrin offensive.
  • 2019 – Jakarta MRT began operation.
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Birthdays

Pre-1600

  • 1103 – Yue Fei, Chinese military general (d. 1142)
  • 1441 – Ernest, Elector of Saxony, German ruler of Saxony (d. 1486)
  • 1494 – Georgius Agricola, German mineralogist and scholar (d. 1555)
  • 1577 – Francis, Duke of Pomerania-Stettin, Bishop of Cammin (d. 1620)

1601–1900

  • 1607 – Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (d. 1667)
  • 1628 – Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1685)
  • 1657 – Arai Hakuseki, Japanese academic and politician (d. 1725)
  • 1693 – John Harrison, English carpenter and clock-maker, invented the Marine chronometer (d. 1776)
  • 1725 – Samuel Ashe, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
  • 1725 – Thomas Cushing, American lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
  • 1755 – Rufus King, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
  • 1762 – Marcos Portugal, Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1830)
  • 1775 – Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (d. 1835)
  • 1782 – Orest Kiprensky, Russian-Italian painter (d. 1836)
  • 1796 – Zulma Carraud, French author (d. 1889)
  • 1796 – John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1878)
  • 1803 – Egerton Ryerson, Canadian minister, educator, and politician (d. 1882)
  • 1808 – Maria Malibran, Spanish-French soprano (d. 1836)
  • 1809 – Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and author (d. 1837)
  • 1809 – Joseph Liouville, French mathematician and academic (d. 1882)
  • 1816 – Pelagio Antonio de Labastida y Dávalos, Roman Catholic archbishop and Mexican politician who served as regent during the Second Mexican Empire (1863-1864) (d. 1891)
  • 1820 – Edmond Becquerel, French physicist and academic (d. 1891)
  • 1820 – Fanny Crosby, American poet and composer (d. 1915)
  • 1823 – Thomas Spencer Baynes, English philosopher and critic (d. 1887)
  • 1826 – Matilda Joslyn Gage, American activist and author (d. 1898)
  • 1828 – Horace Gray, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1902)
  • 1829 – George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1829 – Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
  • 1830 – Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet and playwright (d. 1889)
  • 1834 – William Morris, English textile designer, poet, and author (d. 1896)
  • 1834 – John Wesley Powell, American soldier, geologist, and explorer (d. 1902)
  • 1835 – Joseph Stefan, Austrian physicist, mathematician, and poet (d. 1893)
  • 1848 – Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, 18th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1906)
  • 1850 – Silas Hocking, English minister and author (d. 1935)
  • 1854 – Henry Lefroy, Australian politician, 11th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1930)
  • 1855 – Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, financier, and diplomat, 49th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1937)
  • 1855 – Olive Schreiner, South African author and activist (d. 1920)
  • 1862 – Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (d. 1951)
  • 1869 – Émile Fabre, French author and playwright (d. 1955)
  • 1871 – Alec Hurley, English music hall singer (d. 1913)
  • 1874 – Luigi Einaudi, Italian economist and politician, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1961)
  • 1874 – Harry Houdini, Hungarian-Jewish American magician and actor (d. 1926)
  • 1875 – William Burns, Canadian lacrosse player (d. 1953)
  • 1879 – Neyzen Tevfik, Turkish philosopher, poet, and composer (d. 1953)
  • 1882 – Marcel Lalu, French gymnast (d. 1951)
  • 1882 – George Monckton-Arundell, 8th Viscount Galway, English politician, 5th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1943)
  • 1883 – Dorothy Campbell, Scottish-American golfer (d. 1945)
  • 1884 – Peter Debye, Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)
  • 1884 – Chika Kuroda, Japanese chemist (d. 1968)
  • 1884 – Eugène Tisserant, French cardinal (d. 1972)
  • 1885 – Charles Daniels, American swimmer (d. 1973)
  • 1885 – Dimitrie Cuclin, Romanian violinist and composer (d. 1978)
  • 1886 – Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
  • 1886 – Robert Mallet-Stevens, French architect and designer (d. 1945)
  • 1887 – Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1933)
  • 1888 – Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian politician (d. 1922)
  • 1889 – Albert Hill, English-Canadian runner (d. 1969)
  • 1890 – Agnes Macphail, Canadian educator and politician (d. 1954)
  • 1891 – Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1951)
  • 1892 – Marston Morse, American mathematician and academic (d. 1977)
  • 1893 – Walter Baade, German astronomer and author (d. 1960)
  • 1893 – George Sisler, American baseball player and scout (d. 1973)
  • 1897 – Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-American psychotherapist and academic (d. 1957)

1901–present

  • 1901 – Ub Iwerks, American animator, director, and producer, co-created Mickey Mouse (d. 1971)
  • 1902 – Thomas E. Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of New York (d. 1971)
  • 1903 – Adolf Butenandt, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1903 – Malcolm Muggeridge, English journalist, author, and scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1905 – Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino author and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • 1907 – Paul Sauvé, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of Quebec (d. 1960)
  • 1909 – Clyde Barrow, American criminal (d. 1934)
  • 1909 – Richard Wurmbrand, Romanian pastor and evangelist (d. 2001)
  • 1910 – Richard Conte, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1975)
  • 1911 – Joseph Barbera, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (d. 2006)
  • 1912 – Dorothy Height, African-American educator and activist (d. 2010)
  • 1915 – Eugène Martin, French racing driver (d. 2006)
  • 1916 – Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American soldier and author (d. 2006)
  • 1916 – Harry B. Whittington, English palaeontologist and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1917 – John Kendrew, English biochemist and crystallographer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1919 – Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American poet and publisher, co-founded City Lights Bookstore (d. 2021)
  • 1919 – Robert Heilbroner, American economist and historian (d. 2005)
  • 1920 – Gene Nelson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1920 – Mary Stolz, American author (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Franciszek Blachnicki, Polish priest (d. 1987)
  • 1921 – Vasily Smyslov, Russian chess player (d. 2010)
  • 1922 – Onna White, Canadian dancer and choreographer (d. 2005)
  • 1923 – Murray Hamilton, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1923 – Michael Legat, English author and publisher (d. 2011)
  • 1924 – Norman Fell, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1925 – Puig Aubert, German-French rugby league player and coach (d. 1994)
  • 1926 – Desmond Connell, Irish cardinal (d. 2017)
  • 1926 – Dario Fo, Italian playwright, actor, director, and composer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
  • 1926 – William Porter, American hurdler (d. 2000)
  • 1927 – John Woodland Hastings, American biochemist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Martin Walser, German author and playwright
  • 1928 – Byron Janis, American pianist and composer
  • 1929 – Pat Renella, Italian-American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – David Dacko, Central African politician, 1st President of the Central African Republic (d. 2003)
  • 1930 – Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (d. 1980)
  • 1931 – Hanno Drechsler, German educator and politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 2003)
  • 1933 – Stephen De Staebler, American sculptor and educator (d. 2011)
  • 1933 – Lee Mendelson, American television producer (d. 2019)
  • 1936 – Don Covay, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1936 – Alex Olmedo, Peruvian-American tennis player
  • 1937 – Billy Stewart, American singer and pianist (d. 1970)
  • 1938 – David Irving, English historian and author
  • 1940 – Bob Mackie, American fashion designer
  • 1941 – Michael Masser, American songwriter, composer and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1944 – R. Lee Ermey, American sergeant and actor (d. 2018)
  • 1944 – Vojislav Koštunica, Serbian academic and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Serbia
  • 1945 – Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist and academic
  • 1945 – Curtis Hanson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1945 – Patrick Malahide, English actor and screenwriter
  • 1946 – Klaus Dinger, German guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1946 – Kitty O’Neil, American stuntwoman (d. 2018)
  • 1947 – Dennis Erickson, American football player and coach
  • 1947 – Christine Gregoire, American lawyer and politician, 22nd Governor of Washington
  • 1947 – Mick Jones, English footballer and coach
  • 1947 – Alan Sugar, English businessman
  • 1948 – Javier Diez Canseco, Peruvian sociologist and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1948 – Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (d. 1989)
  • 1948 – Lee Oskar, Jewish-Danish musician
  • 1949 – Tabitha King, American author and poet
  • 1949 – Ruud Krol, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1949 – Steve Lang, Canadian bass player (d. 2017)
  • 1949 – Nick Lowe, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1949 – Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian academic and politician, 36th Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran
  • 1949 – Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
  • 1950 – Gary Wichard, American football player and agent (d. 2011)
  • 1951 – Peter Boyle, Scottish-Australian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1951 – Pat Bradley, American golfer
  • 1951 – Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer, founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation
  • 1951 – Dougie Thomson, Scottish bass player
  • 1951 – Anna Włodarczyk, Polish long jumper and coach
  • 1952 – Greg McCrary, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1953 – Anita L. Allen, African-American lawyer, philosopher, and academic
  • 1953 – Louie Anderson, American actor and comedian
  • 1955 – Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1955 – Pat Price, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1956 – Steve Ballmer, American businessman
  • 1956 – Bill Wray, American cartoonist and painter
  • 1957 – Pierre Harvey, Canadian cyclist and skier
  • 1957 – Pat Jarvis, Australian rugby league player
  • 1958 – Mike Woodson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1959 – Emmit King, American sprinter
  • 1959 – Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler and football player
  • 1959 – Derek Statham, English footballer
  • 1960 – Jan Berglin, Swedish cartoonist
  • 1960 – Barry Horowitz, American wrestler
  • 1960 – Kelly Le Brock, English-American actress and model
  • 1960 – Nena, German singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1960 – Scott Pruett, American race car driver
  • 1960 – Annabella Sciorra, American actress
  • 1961 – Dean Jones, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 2020)
  • 1961 – Yanis Varoufakis, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister of Finance
  • 1962 – Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
  • 1962 – Star Jones, African-American lawyer, journalist, and talk show host
  • 1962 – Irina Meszynski, German discus thrower
  • 1963 – Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1963 – Vadym Tyshchenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2015)
  • 1963 – Torsten Voss, German decathlete and bobsledder
  • 1965 – The Undertaker, American wrestler and actor
  • 1966 – Floyd Heard, American sprinter and coach
  • 1967 – Diann Roffe, American skier
  • 1968 – Minarti Timur, Indonesian badminton player
  • 1969 – Stephan Eberharter, Austrian skier
  • 1970 – Lara Flynn Boyle, American actress
  • 1970 – Sharon Corr, Irish singer-songwriter and violinist
  • 1970 – Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
  • 1970 – Erica Kennedy, African-American journalist and author (d. 2012)
  • 1970 – Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian-American football player
  • 1971 – Tig Notaro, American comedian and actor
  • 1972 – Christophe Dugarry, French footballer
  • 1972 – Steve Karsay, American baseball player and coach
  • 1973 – Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
  • 1973 – Philippe Boucher, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
  • 1973 – Steve Corica, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1973 – Jure Ivanušič, Slovenian actor, concert pianist and chansonnier
  • 1973 – Mette Jacobsen, Danish swimmer
  • 1973 – Glen Jakovich, Australian footballer
  • 1973 – Jim Parsons, American actor
  • 1974 – Alyson Hannigan, American actress
  • 1974 – Sergey Klyugin, Russian high jumper
  • 1974 – Tado, Filipino comedian and activist (d. 2014)
  • 1975 – Thomas Johansson, Swedish-Monacan tennis player
  • 1976 – Aaron Brooks, American football player
  • 1976 – Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer and coach
  • 1976 – Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer
  • 1976 – Peyton Manning, American football player and entrepreneur
  • 1977 – Jessica Chastain, American actress
  • 1977 – Maxim Kuznetsov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
  • 1978 – Michael Braun, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1978 – Tomáš Ujfaluši, Czech footballer and manager
  • 1978 – José Valverde, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 – Lake Bell, Jewish-American actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1979 – Norris Hopper, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Periklis Iakovakis, Greek hurdler
  • 1979 – Graeme Swann, English cricketer
  • 1980 – Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
  • 1981 – Mike Adams, American football player
  • 1981 – Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Mark Looms, Dutch footballer
  • 1981 – Gary Paffett, English racing driver
  • 1982 – Corey Hart, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Jack Swagger, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
  • 1982 – Epico Colon, Puerto Rican professional wrestler
  • 1982 – Jimmy Hempte, Belgian footballer
  • 1982 – Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Luca Ceccarelli, Italian footballer
  • 1983 – Riccardo Musetti, Italian footballer
  • 1983 – Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – T.J. Ford, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Benoît Assou-Ekotto, French born Cameroonian international footballer
  • 1984 – Chris Bosh, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Adrian D’Souza, Indian field hockey player
  • 1984 – Lucy Wangui Kabuu, Kenyan runner
  • 1984 – Park Bom, South Korean singer
  • 1984 – Philipp Petzschner, German tennis player
  • 1985 – Lana, American wrestler and manager
  • 1985 – Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1987 – Ramires, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987 – Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1987 – Billy Jones, English footballer
  • 1987 – Yuma Asami, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1988 – Aiga Grabuste, Latvian heptathlete
  • 1988 – Ryan Higgins, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1988 – Matías Martínez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1988 – Kardo Ploomipuu, Estonian swimmer
  • 1988 – Matt Todd, New Zealand rugby union player
  • 1989 – Aziz Shavershian, Russian-born Australian bodybuilder
  • 1990 – Starlin Castro, American baseball player
  • 1990 – Aljur Abrenica, Filipino actor
  • 1990 – Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-New Zealand actress
  • 1990 – Lacey Evans, American wrestler
  • 1990 – Alyssa Healy, Australian women’s cricket team wicketkeeper
  • 1991 – Nick Browne, English cricketer
  • 1991 – Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenian tennis player
  • 1995 – Enzo Fernandez, French-Spanish footballer
  • 1997 – Mina Myōi, Japanese singer and dancer
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Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 809 – Harun al-Rashid, Arab caliph (b. 763)
  • 832 – Wulfred, archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1284 – Hugh III of Cyprus (b. 1235)
  • 1296 – Odon de Pins, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
  • 1381 – Catherine of Vadstena, Swedish saint (b. 1332)
  • 1394 – Constance of Castile, claimant to the throne of Castile
  • 1396 – Walter Hilton, English mystic and saint (b. 1340)
  • 1399 – Margaret, Duchess of Norfolk (b.c. 1320)
  • 1443 – James Douglas, 7th Earl of Douglas (b. 1371)
  • 1455 – Pope Nicholas V (b. 1397)
  • 1499 – Edward Stafford, 2nd Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (b. 1470)
  • 1563 – Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese daimyō (b. 1514)
  • 1575 – Joseph ben Ephraim Karo, Spanish-Portuguese rabbi and author (b. 1488)

1601–1900

  • 1603 – Elizabeth I of England (b. 1533)
  • 1653 – Samuel Scheidt, German organist and composer (b. 1587)
  • 1684 – Pieter de Hooch, Dutch painter (b. 1629)
  • 1684 – Elizabeth Ridgeway, English woman convicted of poisoning her husband
  • 1773 – Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, English politician, Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (b. 1694)
  • 1776 – John Harrison, English carpenter and clockmaker, invented the Marine chronometer (b. 1693)
  • 1824 – Louis Marie de La Révellière-Lépeaux, French lawyer (b. 1753)
  • 1838 – Abraham Hume, English floriculturist and Tory politician (b. 1748/49)
  • 1869 – Antoine-Henri Jomini, French-Russian general (b. 1779)
  • 1881 – Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist and mineralogist (b. 1817)
  • 1882 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator (b. 1807)
  • 1887 – Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and critic (b. 1837)
  • 1888 – Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)
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1901–present

  • 1905 – Jules Verne, French novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1828)
  • 1909 – John Millington Synge, Irish playwright and poet (b. 1871)
  • 1915 – Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Anglo-Irish astronomer (b. 1848)
  • 1915 – Karol Olszewski, Polish chemist, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1846)
  • 1916 – Enrique Granados, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1867)
  • 1926 – Phan Châu Trinh, Vietnamese activist (b. 1872)
  • 1940 – Édouard Branly, French physicist and academic (b. 1844)
  • 1944 – Orde Wingate, Indian-English general (b. 1903)
  • 1946 – Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess player (b. 1892)
  • 1946 – Carl Schuhmann, German gymnast, shot putter, and jumper (b. 1869)
  • 1948 – Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish painter and illustrator (b. 1885)
  • 1950 – James Rudolph Garfield, American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1865)
  • 1951 – Lorna Hodgkinson, Australian educator and educational psychologist (b. 1887)
  • 1953 – Mary of Teck (b. 1867)
  • 1956 – E. T. Whittaker, British mathematician and physicist (b. 1873)
  • 1962 – Jean Goldkette, French-American pianist and bandleader (b. 1899)
  • 1962 – Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist and explorer (b. 1884)
  • 1968 – Alice Guy-Blaché, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1873)
  • 1971 – Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect, designed the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Aarhus City Hall (b. 1902)
  • 1971 – Arthur Metcalfe, Australian public servant (b. 1895)
  • 1973 – Bertram Stevens, Australian accountant and politician, 25th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1889)
  • 1976 – Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, English field marshal (b. 1887)
  • 1978 – Park Mok-wol, influential Korean poet and academic (b. 1916)
  • 1980 – Óscar Romero, Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1917)
  • 1984 – Sam Jaffe, American actor (b. 1891)
  • 1985 – Raoul Ubac, French painter, sculptor, photographer and engraver (b. 1910)
  • 1988 – Turhan Feyzioğlu, Turkish academic and politician, 27th Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1922)
  • 1990 – Ray Goulding, American comedian and radio host (b. 1922)
  • 1991 – John Kerr, Australian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1914)
  • 1993 – Albert Arlen, Australian pianist, composer, actor, and playwright (b. 1905)
  • 1993 – John Hersey, American journalist and author (b. 1914)
  • 1995 – Joseph Needham, English historian and academic (b. 1900)
  • 1999 – Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German politician (b. 1902)
  • 1999 – Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • 2001 – Muriel Young, English television host and producer (b. 1928)
  • 2002 – César Milstein, Argentinian-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
  • 2002 – Bob Said, American race car driver and bobsledder (b. 1932)
  • 2003 – Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian cardinal (b. 1919)
  • 2006 – Rudra Rajasingham, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (b. 1926)
  • 2007 – Shripad Narayan Pendse, Indian Marathi novelist (b. 1913)
  • 2008 – Chalmers Alford, American guitarist (b. 1955)
  • 2008 – Neil Aspinall, Welsh-English record producer and manager (b. 1941)
  • 2008 – Rafael Azcona, Spanish author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2008 – Richard Widmark, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2009 – George Kell, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)
  • 2009 – Hans Klenk, German racing driver (b. 1919)
  • 2009 – Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian ice hockey player (b. 1975)
  • 2010 – Robert Culp, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2010 – Jim Marshall, American photographer (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Paul Callaghan, New Zealand physicist and academic (b. 1947)
  • 2012 – Nick Noble, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Inge Lønning, Norwegian theologian, academic, and politician (b. 1938)
  • 2013 – Gury Marchuk, Russian physicist, mathematician, and academic (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Paolo Ponzo, Italian footballer (b. 1972)
  • 2013 – Mohamed Yousri Salama, Egyptian dentist and politician (b. 1974)
  • 2013 – Francis Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 8th Baron Thurlow, English diplomat (b. 1912)
  • 2014 – Oleksandr Muzychko, Ukrainian activist (b. 1962)
  • 2014 – John Rowe Townsend, English author and scholar (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – David A. Trampier, American illustrator (b. 1954)
  • 2015 – Yehuda Avner, English-Israeli diplomat (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – notable deaths of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash:
    • Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German opera singer (b. 1960)
    • Maria Radner, German opera singer (b. 1981)
  • 2016 – Johan Cruyff, Dutch footballer (b. 1947)
  • 2016 – Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1949)
  • 2018 – Lys Assia, Swiss singer and First Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest (b. 1924)
  • 2019 – Joseph Pilato, American film and voice actor (b.1949)
  • 2020 – Albert Uderzo, French comic book artist (b. 1927)
  • 2020 – Manu Dibango, Cameroonian musician and songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2021 – Jessica Walter, American actress and voice artist (b. 1941)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Catherine of Vadstena
    • Hildelith of Barking
    • Mac Cairthinn of Clogher
    • Óscar Romero (Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Lutheranism)
    • Paul Couturier (Church of England)
    • Walter Hilton (Church of England)
    • March 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice (Argentina)
  • International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
  • National Tree Planting Day (Uganda)
  • Student Day (Scientology)
  • World Tuberculosis Day (International)
  • BBC: On This Day
  • The New York Times: On This Day
  • Historical Events on March 24
  • Today in Canadian History

March 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 March (March 24 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic March 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 March events, March holidays, events and observances. Click on any date from the calendar below.

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