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Events of October 24th:

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

On this page, we have placed information about October 24th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on October 24th:

51 Domitian (Roman Emperor 81-96)

1632 Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (scientist - "father of microbiology")

1788 Sarah Josepha Hale (writer - author of Mary Had a Little Lamb)

1923 Robin Day (journalist)

1930 The Big Bopper (singer)

1936 Bill Wyman (musician - The Rolling Stones)

1939 F. Murray Abraham (actor)

1947 Kevin Kline (actor)

Kevin Kline

1966 Roman Abramovich (businessman)

1971 Dervla Kirwan (actress)

1980 Monica (singer, actress)

1985 Wayne Rooney (soccer player)

October 24th in History:

1648 Peace of Westphalia is signed ending the Thirty Years War.

1857 Sheffield FC, the world's first soccer club, is founded.

1926 Harry Houdini's last performance.

1929 Black Thursday stock market crash in New York.

1949 The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid in New York City.

United Nations Headquarters

1964 Zambia becomes independent from UK.

1980 Poland legalizes the Solidarity trade union.

1997 Toyota Prius, the first hybrid vehicle to go into full production is unveiled in Japan.

2003 Concorde makes last commercial flight.


October 24th is also:

Independence Day (Zambia)

Feast of Saint Wilfrid (Catholicism)

United Nations Day.

United Nations Day


People born on October 24th are Scorpio


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