October 24 Holidays, Events & Observances

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

October 24 holidays and observances
October 24 Holidays and Observances
Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in October, international holidays in October 24, national days in October 24. Some major October 24 national day and International holidays list in October 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.

Therefore, 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.

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 October 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 October 24, notable events, national days in October 24, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on October 24 annually.

Here we go:

Month of October

In October, autumn comes into full swing. Let’s get in the fall mood! This month’s name stems from Latin octo, “eight,” because this was the eighth month of the early Roman calendar. When the Romans converted to a 12-month calendar, the name October stuck despite that fact that it’s now the 10th month!

October is the second month of fall in the northern half of the world. In the southern half, it is the second month of spring.

The Saxons called the month Wintirfyllith because it had the first full moon of the winter season.

Holidays in October

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 October are: October 9 is Leif Eriksson Day.
October 24 is a busy day, with three holidays packed into it: 1) Canadian Thanksgiving. (2) Columbus Day (U.S.), a federal holiday, is observed on the second Monday in October. It was on October 242, 1492, that Christopher Columbus landed on a small island in the Bahamas, convinced that he had reached Asia. Read more about Columbus Day. (3) Indigenous Peoples’ Day (U.S.)—a holiday that celebrates the history and cultures of indigenous peoples native to what is today the United States. More special days like Mad Hatter Day, National Badger Day, National Noodle Day, World Cerebral Palsy Day, etc See All Holidays in October here

October 24 holidays and observances
October 24 National and Special Days

Major October 24 Holidays / National Day

October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 68 days remain until the end of the year.

October 24 events

  • AD 69 – In the Second Battle of Bedriacum, troops loyal to Vespasian defeat those of Emperor Vitellius.
  • 1260 – Chartres Cathedral is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France.
  • 1360 – The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.
  • 1590 – John White, the governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the “lost” colonists.
  • 1641 – Felim O’Neill of Kinard, the leader of the Irish Rebellion, issues his Proclamation of Dungannon, justifying the uprising and declaring continued loyalty to King Charles I of England.
  • 1648 – The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1795 – Poland is completely consumed by Russia, Prussia and Austria.
  • 1812 – Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
  • 1851 – William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Ariel orbiting Uranus.
  • 1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world’s oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in England.
  • 1861 – The first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed.
  • 1871 – An estimated 17 to 20 Chinese immigrants are lynched in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1889 – Henry Parkes delivers the Tenterfield Oration, effectively starting the federation process in Australia.
  • 1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
  • 1902 – Guatemala’s Santa María Volcano begins to erupt, becoming the third-largest eruption of the 20th century.
  • 1911 – Orville Wright remains in the air nine minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Battle of Kirk Kilisse concludes with a Bulgarian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1917 – World War I: Italy suffers a disastrous defeat on the Austro-Italian front.
  • 1926 – Harry Houdini’s last performance takes place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.
  • 1929 – “Black Thursday” on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 1930 – A bloodless coup d’état in Brazil ends the First Republic, replacing it with the Vargas Era.
  • 1931 – The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic over the Hudson River.
  • 1944 – World War II: Japan’s center force is temporarily repulsed in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1945 – The United Nations Charter comes into effect.
  • 1946 – A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • 1947 – Famed animator Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
  • 1949 – The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.
  • 1954 – President Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam.
  • 1956 – At the request of the Stalinist regime of Ernő Gerő, a massive Soviet force invades Budapest during the Hungarian Revolution. Imre Nagy is reinstalled as Prime Minister.
  • 1957 – The United States Air Force starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar manned space program.
  • 1960 – A ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad in the Soviet Union, killing over 100 people.
  • 1963 – An oxygen leak from an R-9 Desna missile at the Baikonur Cosmodrome triggers a fire that kills seven people.
  • 1964 – Northern Rhodesia gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes Zambia.
  • 1975 – In Iceland, 90% of women take part in a national strike, refusing to work in protest of gender inequality.
  • 1980 – The government of Poland legalizes the Solidarity trade union.
  • 1986 – Nezar Hindawi is sentenced to 45 years in prison, the longest sentence handed down by a British court, for the attempted bombing of an El Al flight at Heathrow Airport.
  • 1990 – Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian NATO force formed in 1956, intended to be activated in the event of a Warsaw Pact invasion.
  • 1992 – The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.
  • 1998 – Deep Space 1 is launched to explore the asteroid belt and test new spacecraft technologies.
  • 2002 – Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, D.C.
  • 2003 – Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
  • 2004 – Arsenal Football Club loses to Manchester United, ending a row of unbeaten matches at 49 matches, which is the record in the Premier League.
  • 2005 – Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida, resulting in 35 direct and 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.
  • 2007 – Chang’e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
  • 2008 – “Bloody Friday” saw many of the world’s stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
  • 2014 – The China National Space Administration launches an experimental lunar mission, Chang’e 5-T1, which will loop behind the Moon and return to Earth.
  • 2015 – A driver crashes into the Oklahoma State Homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring 34.
  • 2016 – A French surveillance aircraft flying to Libya crashes on takeoff in Malta, killing all five people on board.
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October 24 birthdays

  • AD 51 – Domitian, Roman emperor (d. 96)
  • 1378 – David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay heir to the throne of Scotland (d. 1402)
  • 1503 – Isabella of Portugal (d. 1539)
  • 1561 – Anthony Babington, English conspirator (Babington Plot) (d. 1586)
  • 1632 – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch biologist and microbiologist (d. 1723)
  • 1637 – Lorenzo Magalotti, Italian philosopher (d. 1712)
  • 1650 – Steven Blankaart, Dutch entomologist (d. 1704)
  • 1675 – Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (d. 1749)
  • 1713 – Marie Fel, French soprano and actress (d. 1794)
  • 1763 – Dorothea von Schlegel, German author and translator (d. 1839)
  • 1784 – Moses Montefiore, British philanthropist, sheriff and banker (d. 1885)
  • 1788 – Sarah Josepha Hale, American author and poet (d. 1879)
  • 1798 – Massimo d’Azeglio, Piedmontese-Italian statesman, novelist and painter (d. 1866)
  • 1804 – Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist and academic (d. 1891)
  • 1811 – Ferdinand Hiller, German composer and conductor (d. 1885)
  • 1830 – Marianne North, English biologist and painter (d. 1890)
  • 1838 – Annie Edson Taylor, American stuntwoman and educator (d. 1921)
  • 1854 – Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom, Dutch chemist and academic (d. 1907)
  • 1855 – James S. Sherman, American lawyer and politician, 27th Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)
  • 1857 – Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)
  • 1868 – Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and author (d. 1969)
  • 1872 – Peter O’Connor, Irish long jumper (d. 1957)
  • 1873 – E. T. Whittaker, British mathematician and physicist (d. 1956)
  • 1875 – Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter and set designer (d. 1958)
  • 1876 – Saya San, Burmese monk and activist (d. 1931)
  • 1879 – B. A. Rolfe, American bandleader and producer (d. 1956)
  • 1882 – Sybil Thorndike, English actress (d. 1976)
  • 1884 – Emil Fjellström, Swedish actor (d. 1944)
  • 1885 – Alice Perry, Irish engineer and poet (d. 1969)
  • 1887 – Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (d. 1969)
  • 1887 – Octave Lapize, French cyclist and pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1891 – Rafael Trujillo, Dominican soldier and politician, 36th President of the Dominican Republic (d. 1961)
  • 1891 – Brenda Ueland, American journalist, author, and educator (d. 1985)
  • 1894 – Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)
  • 1895 – Jack Warner, English actor and singer (d. 1981)
  • 1896 – Marjorie Joyner, American make-up artist and businesswoman (d. 1994)
  • 1898 – Peng Dehuai, Chinese general, 1st Minister of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China (d. 1974)
  • 1901 – Gilda Gray, Polish-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1959)
  • 1903 – Melvin Purvis, American FBI agent (d. 1960)
  • 1904 – Moss Hart, American director and playwright (d. 1961)
  • 1904 – A.K. Golam Jilani, Bangladeshi activist (d. 1932)
  • 1905 – Fran Zwitter, Slovenian historian and academic (d. 1988)
  • 1906 – Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1968)
  • 1907 – Patricia Griffin, Montserratian nurse and social worker (d. 1986)
  • 1908 – John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist and geophysicist (d. 1993)
  • 1909 – Bill Carr, American runner (d. 1966)
  • 1910 – Stella Brooks, American singer (d. 2002)
  • 1910 – Joe L. Evins, American lawyer and politician (d. 1984)
  • 1910 – Gunter d’Alquen, German SS officer and journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1910 – James K. Woolnough, American general (d. 1996)
  • 1910 – Yoel Zussman, Polish-Israeli lawyer and judge (d. 1982)
  • 1911 – Paul Grégoire, Canadian cardinal (d. 1993)
  • 1911 – Sonny Terry, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1986)
  • 1912 – Peter Gellhorn, German conductor (music) (d. 2004)
  • 1912 – Murray Golden, American television director (d. 1991)
  • 1912 – Silviu Bindea, Romanian footballer (d. 1992)
  • 1913 – Tito Gobbi, Italian actor and singer (d. 1984)
  • 1914 – Charles Craig Cannon, American colonel (d. 1992)
  • 1914 – František Čapek, Czechoslovakian canoeist (d. 2008)
  • 1914 – Lakshmi Sahgal, Indian Independence movement revolutionary and Officer of Indian National Army (d. 2012)
  • 1915 – Bob Kane, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
  • 1915 – Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (d. 1988)
  • 1916 – Anne Sharp, Scottish soprano and actress (d. 2011)
  • 1917 – Marie Foster, American activist (d. 2003)
  • 1918 – Doreen Tovey, English author (d. 2008)
  • 1919 – Frank Piasecki, American engineer and pilot (d. 2008)
  • 1920 – Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician and academic (d. 1996)
  • 1921 – Ted Ditchburn, English footballer and manager (d. 2005)
  • 1921 – R. K. Laxman, Indian illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1922 – George Miller, American educator and politician, Mayor of Tucson (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Robin Day, English lieutenant and journalist (d. 2000)
  • 1923 – Denise Levertov, British-born American poet (d. 1997)
  • 1924 – John Brereton Barlow, South African cardiologist and physician (d. 2008)
  • 1924 – Mary Lee, American actress and singer (d. 1996)
  • 1924 – Fuat Sezgin, Turkish historian and academic (d. 2018)
  • 1925 – Luciano Berio, Italian composer and educator (d. 2003)
  • 1925 – Al Feldstein, American author and illustrator (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Willie Mabon, American-French singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1985)
  • 1925 – Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
  • 1925 – Ieng Sary, Vietnamese-Cambodian politician co-founded the Khmer Rouge (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Paul Vaughan, English journalist and radio host (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – Rafael Azcona, Spanish author and screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1926 – Y. A. Tittle, American football player (d. 2017)
  • 1927 – Gilbert Bécaud, French singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2001)
  • 1927 – Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1927 – Barbara Robinson, American author and poet (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – George Bullard, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1929 – Hubert Aquin, Canadian activist, author, and director (d. 1977)
  • 1929 – George Crumb, American composer and educator
  • 1929 – Rachel Douglas-Home, 27th Baroness Dacre, English wife of William Douglas-Home (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian author and playwright (d. 2004)
  • 1929 – Sos Sargsyan, Armenian actor (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Jack Angel, American voice actor
  • 1930 – The Big Bopper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1930 – Elaine Feinstein, English poet, author, and playwright (d. 2019)
  • 1930 – Johan Galtung, Norwegian sociologist and mathematician
  • 1930 – James Scott Douglas, English-born Scottish racing driver and 6th Baronet Douglas (d. 1969)
  • 1930 – Ahmad Shah of Pahang (d. 2019)
  • 1931 – Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian-German pianist and composer
  • 1931 – Ken Utsui, Japanese actor (d. 2014)
  • 1932 – Stephen Covey, American author and educator (d. 2012)
  • 1932 – Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • 1932 – Adrian Mitchell, English journalist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 2008)
  • 1932 – Robert Mundell, Canadian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2021)
  • 1933 – Reginald Kray, English gangster (d. 2000)
  • 1933 – Ronald Kray, English gangster (d. 1995)
  • 1933 – Norman Rush, American author and educator
  • 1934 – John G. Cramer, American physicist and author
  • 1934 – Glen Glenn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1934 – Margie Masters, Australian golfer
  • 1934 – Sammy Petrillo, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1934 – Sanger D. Shafer, American singer-songwriter (d. 2019)
  • 1935 – Malcolm Bilson, American pianist, musicologist, and educator
  • 1935 – Antonino Calderone, Italian mobster (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – Mark Tully, Indian-English journalist and author
  • 1936 – Jüri Arrak, Estonian painter
  • 1936 – Jimmy Dawkins, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1936 – Bill Wyman, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1937 – Miguel Ángel Coria, Spanish composer and educator (d. 2016)
  • 1937 – Santo Farina, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1937 – John Goetz, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1937 – Heribert Offermanns, German chemist and academic
  • 1937 – M. Rosaria Piomelli, Italian-American architect and academic
  • 1937 – Petar Stipetić, Croatian general (d. 2018)
  • 1938 – Stephen Resnick, American economist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1939 – F. Murray Abraham, American actor
  • 1940 – Martin Campbell, New Zealand director and producer
  • 1940 – Rafał Piszcz, Polish canoe racer (d. 2012)
  • 1940 – David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville, English businessman and academic
  • 1940 – Yossi Sarid, Israeli politician (d. 2015)
  • 1941 – William H. Dobelle, American medical researcher (d. 2004)
  • 1941 – Peter Takeo Okada, Japanese archbishop
  • 1941 – Merle Woo, Asian American activist
  • 1942 – Stephen R. Bloom, English physician and academic
  • 1942 – Maggie Blye, American actress (d. 2016)
  • 1942 – Frank Delaney, Irish journalist and author (d. 2017)
  • 1942 – Rafael Cordero Santiago, Puerto Rican politician, 132nd Mayor of Ponce (d. 2004)
  • 1942 – Fernando Vallejo, Colombian biologist and author
  • 1943 – Bill Dundee, Scottish-American wrestler and manager
  • 1943 – Phil Hawthorne, Australian rugby player and coach (d. 1994)
  • 1944 – Viktor Prokopenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2007)
  • 1944 – Bettye Swann, American singer-songwriter
  • 1945 – Gérald Larose, Canadian educator and union leader
  • 1946 – Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (d. 1993)
  • 1947 – Kevin Kline, American actor and singer
  • 1948 – Phil Bennett, Welsh rugby player
  • 1948 – Kweisi Mfume, American lawyer and politician
  • 1949 – John Markoff, American journalist and author
  • 1949 – Keith Rowley, Trinidadian volcanologist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1950 – Iggy Arroyo, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1950 – Pablove Black, Jamaican singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1950 – Miguel Ángel Pichetto, Argentinian lawyer and politician
  • 1950 – Miroslav Sládek, Czech politician
  • 1950 – Gabriella Sica, Italian poet and author
  • 1950 – Maria Teschler-Nicola, Austrian biologist, anthropologist, and ethnologist
  • 1951 – George Tsontakis, American composer and conductor
  • 1952 – Keith Bain, Canadian educator and politician
  • 1952 – Francesco Camaldo, Italian priest
  • 1952 – Jane Fancher, American author and illustrator
  • 1952 – Mark Gray, American country music singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2016)
  • 1952 – Peter Smagorinsky, American theorist and educator
  • 1952 – Ángel Torres, Dominican baseball player
  • 1952 – Reggie Walton, American baseball player
  • 1952 – David Weber, American author
  • 1953 – John Barton, English footballer and manager
  • 1953 – Charles Colbourn, Canadian computer scientist and mathematician
  • 1953 – Christoph Daum, German footballer and manager
  • 1953 – Steven Hatfill, American physician and virologist
  • 1953 – Jim Pettie, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2019)
  • 1953 – Andrew Turner, English academic and politician
  • 1953 – David Wright, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1954 – Doug Davidson, American actor
  • 1954 – Tom Mulcair, Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1954 – Jožo Ráž, Slovak singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1954 – Mike Rounds, American businessman and politician, junior senator from South Dakota
  • 1954 – Brad Sherman, American accountant, lawyer, and politician
  • 1954 – Malcolm Turnbull, Australian journalist and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1955 – Cheryl Studer, American soprano and actress
  • 1956 – Dale Maharidge, American journalist and author
  • 1956 – Jeff Merkley, American businessman and politician
  • 1956 – David Stergakos, American-Greek basketball player
  • 1957 – Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball player and manager
  • 1957 – John Kassir, American actor and voice actor
  • 1959 – Dominique Baert, French lawyer and politician
  • 1959 – Gunnar Bakke, Norwegian banker and politician, 65th Mayor of Bergen
  • 1959 – Mike Brewer, American baseball player
  • 1959 – Chihiro Fujioka, Japanese director and composer
  • 1959 – Michelle Lujan Grisham, American lawyer and politician
  • 1959 – Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1959 – Dave Meltzer, American journalist and historian
  • 1959 – Shawn Moody, American businessman and politician
  • 1959 – Ruth Perednik, English-Israeli psychologist and academic
  • 1959 – Denis Troch, French footballer and manager
  • 1959 – Annette Vilhelmsen, Danish educator and politician, Danish Minister of Social Affairs
  • 1959 – Anthony Waller, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Dennis Anderson, American monster truck driver
  • 1960 – Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer and sportscaster
  • 1960 – Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist, lawyer, and activist (d. 1999)
  • 1960 – Joachim Winkelhock, German racing driver
  • 1960 – BD Wong, American actor
  • 1961 – Mary Bono, American gymnast and politician
  • 1961 – Bruce Castor, American lawyer and politician
  • 1962 – Yves Bertucci, French footballer and manager
  • 1962 – Ian Dalziel, English footballer and manager
  • 1962 – Jonathan Davies, Welsh rugby player and television host
  • 1962 – Debbie Googe, English bass player and songwriter
  • 1962 – Andrea Horwath, Canadian politician
  • 1962 – Gibby Mbasela, Zambian footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1963 – Mark Grant, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – John Hendrie, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Rosana Arbelo, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1964 – Paul Bonwick, Canadian businessman and politician
  • 1964 – Grant Gee, English film maker, photographer, cinematographer
  • 1964 – Dmitri Gorkov, Russian footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Janele Hyer-Spencer, American lawyer and politician
  • 1964 – Ray LeBlanc, American ice hockey player
  • 1964 – Doug Lee, American basketball player
  • 1964 – Paul Vigay, English computer programmer (d. 2009)
  • 1965 – Kyriakos Velopoulos, German-Greek journalist and politician
  • 1966 – Roman Abramovich, Russian businessman and politician
  • 1966 – Simon Danczuk, English academic and politician
  • 1967 – Ian Bishop, Trinidadian cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Olo Brown, Samoan-New Zealand rugby player
  • 1967 – Jacqueline McKenzie, Australian actress
  • 1967 – Esther McVey, English television host and politician
  • 1968 – Francisco Clavet, Spanish tennis player
  • 1968 – Mark Walton, American voice actor and illustrator
  • 1968 – Robert Wilonsky, American journalist and critic
  • 1969 – Emma Donoghue, Irish-Canadian author
  • 1970 – Rob Leslie-Carter, English field hockey player and engineer
  • 1970 – Jeff Mangum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Aaron Bailey, American football wide receiver
  • 1971 – Gustavo Jorge, Argentina international rugby union player
  • 1971 – Zephyr Teachout, American academic
  • 1971 – Diane Guthrie-Gresham, Jamaican track and field athlete
  • 1971 – Caprice Bourret, American model and actress
  • 1972 – Pat Williams, American football player and coach
  • 1972 – Jeremy Wright, English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales
  • 1973 – Meelis Friedenthal, Estonian author and academic
  • 1973 – Kurt Kuenne, American filmmaker, known for the documentary Dear Zachary
  • 1973 – Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist
  • 1973 – Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1973 – Laura Veirs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1973 – Jeff Wilson, New Zealand rugby player, cricketer, and radio host
  • 1974 – Gábor Babos, Hungarian footballer
  • 1974 – Corey Dillon, American football player
  • 1974 – Wilton Guerrero, Dominican baseball player and scout
  • 1974 – Jamal Mayers, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1975 – Juan Pablo Ángel, Colombian footballer
  • 1975 – Frank Seator, Liberian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1976 – Matteo Mazzantini, Italian rugby player
  • 1976 – Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer
  • 1977 – Iván Kaviedes, Ecuadoran footballer
  • 1978 – Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer
  • 1978 – James Hopes, Australian cricketer
  • 1979 – Ben Gillies, Australian drummer and songwriter
  • 1979 – Marijonas Petravičius, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1980 – Monica, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1980 – Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1980 – Kerrin McEvoy, Australian jockey
  • 1980 – Zac Posen, American fashion designer
  • 1980 – Christian Vander, German footballer
  • 1980 – Casey Wilson, American actress and screenwriter
  • 1981 – Kemal Aslan, Turkish footballer
  • 1981 – Sebastián Bueno, Argentinian footballer
  • 1981 – Fredrik Mikkelsen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
  • 1981 – Tila Tequila, Singaporean-American model, actress, and singer
  • 1981 – Alfred Vargas, Filipino actor and politician
  • 1982 – Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian racing driver
  • 1982 – Macay McBride, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Adrienne Bailon, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1983 – Chris Colabello, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Hernán Garin, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 – Michael Gordon, Australian rugby league player
  • 1983 – Brian Vickers, American race car driver
  • 1984 – Lougee Basabas, Filipino singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Jonas Gustavsson, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Kaela Kimura, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Robert Cornthwaite, English-Australian footballer
  • 1985 – Matthew Robinson, Australian snowboarder (d. 2014)
  • 1985 – Wayne Rooney, English footballer
  • 1985 – Oscar Wendt, Swedish footballer
  • 1986 – Drake, Canadian rapper and actor
  • 1986 – John Ruddy, English footballer
  • 1987 – Anthony Vanden Borre, Belgian footballer
  • 1987 – Charlie White, American figure skater
  • 1988 – Mitch Inman, Australian rugby player
  • 1988 – Christopher Linke, German race walker
  • 1988 nt Mitchell, Bahamian footballer
  • 1989 – Anderson Conceição, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989 – Eric Hosmer, American baseball player
  • 1989 – PewDiePie, Swedish YouTuber
  • 1990 – Peyton Siva, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Mohammed Jahfali, Saudi Arabia international footballer
  • 1990 – Jake Knott, American football linebacker
  • 1990 – Elijah Greer, American middle-distance runner
  • 1990 – Danilo Petrucci, Italian motorcycle racer
  • 1990 – İlkay Gündoğan, German footballer
  • 1991 – Torstein Andersen Aase, Norwegian footballer
  • 1991 – Bojan Dubljević, Montenegrin basketball player
  • 1992 – Marrion Gopez, Filipino actor, singer, and dancer
  • 1992 – Ding Liren, Chinese chess grandmaster
  • 1993 – Nabil Jeffri, Malaysian racing driver
  • 1994 – Krystal, American-South Korean singer, dancer, and actress
  • 1994 – Tereza Martincová, Czech tennis player
  • 1994 – Jalen Ramsey, American football player
  • 1995 – Vincent Leuluai, Australian rugby league player
  • 1996 – Kyla Ross, American gymnast
  • 1997 – Claudia Fragapane, English gymnast
  • 1998 – Daya, American singer
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October 24 deaths

  • 935 – Li Yu, Chinese official and chancellor
  • 996 – Hugh Capet, French king
  • 1152 – Jocelin of Soissons, French theologian, philosopher and composer
  • 1168 – William IV, French nobleman
  • 1260 – Qutuz, Egyptian sultan
  • 1375 – Valdemar IV, Danish king (b. 1320)
  • 1537 – Jane Seymour, English queen and wife of Henry VIII of England (b. c.1508)
  • 1572 – Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1508)
  • 1601 – Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and alchemist (b. 1546)
  • 1633 – Jean Titelouze, French organist and composer (b. 1562/3)
  • 1642 – Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey, English peer and courtier (b. 1582)
  • 1655 – Pierre Gassendi, French priest, astronomer, and mathematician (b. 1592)
  • 1669 – William Prynne, English lawyer and author (b. 1600)
  • 1672 – John Webb, English architect and scholar (b. 1611)
  • 1725 – Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer and educator (b. 1660)
  • 1799 – Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1739)
  • 1821 – Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)
  • 1824 – Israel Bissell, American patriot post rider during American Revolutionary War (b. 1752)
  • 1852 – Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (b. 1782)
  • 1875 – Raffaello Carboni, Italian-Australian author and poet (b. 1817)
  • 1898 – Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter and illustrator (b. 1824)
  • 1915 – Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist and photographer (b. 1828)
  • 1917 – James Carroll Beckwith, American painter and academic (b. 1852)
  • 1922 – George Cadbury, English businessman (b. 1839)
  • 1935 – Dutch Schultz, American mob boss (b. 1902)
  • 1937 – Nils Wahlbom, Swedish actor (b. 1886)
  • 1938 – Ernst Barlach, German sculptor and playwright (b. 1870)
  • 1943 – Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, Canadian poet and painter (b. 1912)
  • 1944 – Louis Renault, French engineer and businessman, co-founded the Renault Company (b. 1877)
  • 1945 – Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian soldier and politician, Minister President of Norway (b. 1887)
  • 1948 – Franz Lehár, Austrian-Hungarian composer (b. 1870)
  • 1948 – Frederic L. Paxson, American historian and author (b. 1877)
  • 1949 – Yaroslav Halan, Ukrainian playwright and publicist (b. 1902)
  • 1958 – G. E. Moore, English philosopher and academic (b. 1873)
  • 1960 – Yevgeny Ostashev, the test pilot of rocket, participant in the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite, Lenin prize winner, Candidate of Technical Sciences (b. 1924)
  • 1964 – Toni Kinshofer, German mountaineer (b. 1931)
  • 1965 – Hans Meerwein, German chemist (b. 1879)
  • 1966 – Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician and historian (b. 1896)
  • 1969 – Behçet Kemal Çağlar, Turkish poet and politician (b. 1908)
  • 1970 – Richard Hofstadter, American historian and author (b. 1916)
  • 1971 – Carl Ruggles, American composer (b. 1876)
  • 1971 – Jo Siffert, Swiss race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1936)
  • 1972 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1919)
  • 1972 – Claire Windsor, American actress (b. 1892)
  • 1974 – David Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1908)
  • 1975 – İsmail Erez, Turkish lawyer and diplomat, Turkish Ambassador to France (b. 1919)
  • 1975 – Zdzisław Żygulski, Polish historian, author, and academic (b. 1888)
  • 1979 – Carlo Abarth, Italian automobile designer and founded of Abarth (b. 1908)
  • 1983 – Jiang Wen-Ye, Taiwanese composer and educator (b. 1910)
  • 1985 – Richie Evans, American race car driver (b. 1941)
  • 1985 – Maurice Roy, Canadian cardinal (b. 1905)
  • 1989 – Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (b. 1948)
  • 1991 – Gene Roddenberry, American captain, screenwriter, and producer, created Star Trek (b. 1921)
  • 1991 – Ismat Chughtai, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 1992 – Laurie Colwin, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1944)
  • 1993 – Heinz Kubsch, German footballer (b. 1930)
  • 1994 – Yannis Hotzeas, Greek theoretician and author (b. 1930)
  • 1994 – Raul Julia, Puerto Rican-American actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • 1997 – Don Messick, American voice actor and singer (b. 1926)
  • 1999 – Berthe Qvistgaard, Danish actress (b. 1910)
  • 2001 – Kathleen Ankers, American actress and set designer (b. 1919)
  • 2001 – Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German author and critic (b. 1937)
  • 2001 – Jaromil Jireš, Czech director and screenwriter (b. 1935)
  • 2002 – Winton M. Blount, American soldier and politician, 59th United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
  • 2002 – Hernán Gaviria, Colombian footballer (b. 1969)
  • 2002 – Harry Hay, English-American activist, co-founded the Mattachine Society and Radical Faeries (b. 1912)
  • 2002 – Peggy Moran, American actress and singer (b. 1918)
  • 2004 – Randy Dorton, American engineer (b. 1954)
  • 2004 – Ricky Hendrick, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1980)
  • 2004 – James Aloysius Hickey, American cardinal (b. 1920)
  • 2004 – Maaja Ranniku, Estonian chess player (b. 1941)
  • 2005 – Joy Clements, American soprano and actress (b. 1932)
  • 2005 – José Azcona del Hoyo, Honduran businessman and politician, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)
  • 2005 – Immanuel C. Y. Hsu, Chinese sinologist and scholar (b. 1923)
  • 2005 – Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (b. 1913)
  • 2005 – Robert Sloman, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2006 – Enolia McMillan, American educator and activist (b. 1904)
  • 2006 – William Montgomery Watt, Scottish historian and scholar (b. 1909)
  • 2007 – Petr Eben, Czech organist and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2007 – Ian Middleton, New Zealand author (b. 1928)
  • 2007 – Alisher Saipov, Kyrgyzstan journalist (b. 1981)
  • 2007 – Anne Weale, English journalist and author (b. 1929)
  • 2008 – Moshe Cotel, American pianist and composer (b. 1943)
  • 2010 – Mike Esposito, American author and illustrator (b. 1927)
  • 2010 – Lamont Johnson, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1922)
  • 2010 – Joseph Stein, American author and playwright (b. 1912)
  • 2011 – Sansan Chien, Taiwanese composer and educator (b. 1967)
  • 2011 – John McCarthy, American computer scientist and academic, developed the Lisp programming language (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Peggy Ahern, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Anita Björk, Swedish actress (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1957)
  • 2012 – Bill Dees, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Margaret Osborne duPont, American tennis player (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Antonia Bird, English director and producer (b. 1951)
  • 2013 – Brooke Greenberg, American girl with a rare genetic disorder (b. 1993)
  • 2013 – Ana Bertha Lepe, Mexican model and actress (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Lew Mayne, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, South African runner (b. 1980)
  • 2014 – S. S. Rajendran, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Marcia Strassman, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • 2015 – Michael Beetham, English commander and pilot (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Alvin Bronstein, American lawyer and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Margarita Khemlin, Ukrainian-Russian author and critic (b. 1960)
  • 2015 – Ján Chryzostom Korec, Slovak cardinal (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Maureen O’Hara, Irish-American actress and singer (b. 1920)
  • 2016 – Bobby Vee, American pop singer (b. 1943)
  • 2016 – Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, former president (2000-2005) (b. 1927)
  • 2017 – Fats Domino, American pianist and singer-songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2017 – Robert Guillaume, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2017 – Girija Devi, Indian classical singer (b. 1929)
  • 2018 – Tony Joe White, American singer/songwriter (b.1943)
Dont Miss!   October 29 Holidays, Events & Observances

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Anthony Mary Claret
    • Eberigisil (Evergitus)
    • Five Martyrs of Carthage (Felix and companions)
    • Luigi Guanella
    • Magloire of Dol
    • Martin of Vertou
    • Proclus of Constantinople
    • Rafael Guízar y Valencia
    • Senoch
    • October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Azad Kashmir Day (Pakistan)
  • Day of Special Forces of the Armed Forces (Russia)
  • Food Day (United States)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Zambia from United Kingdom in 1964.
  • Suez Day (Egypt)
  • United Nations Day, the anniversary of the 1945 Charter of the United Nations (International)
  • World Development Information Day
  • World Polio Day

October 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 October (October 24 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic October 24 day celebrates.

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