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January 24th is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 341 days remaining until the end of the year (342 days in leap years).
On this page, we have placed information about January 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 January 24th
76 Hadrian (Roman Emperor 117-138)
1712 Frederick the Great (Prussian King 1740-1786)
1917 Ernest Borgnine (actor)
1928 Desmond Morris (anthropologist)
1941 Neil Diamond (singer)
1943 Sharon Tate (actress)
1947 Dr Michio Kaku (physicist, science communicator)
1949 John Belushi (comedian, actor)
1957 Ade Edmondson (comedian)
1958 Jools Holland (pianist, bandleader, composer, singer, TV presenter, founding member of Squeeze)
1959 Vic Reeves (comedian, actor, author)
1961 Nastassja Kinski (actress)
1968 Mary Lou Retton (gymnast)
R1977 Chad Hurley (media mogul - co-founder YouTube)
1978 Kristen Schaal (actress, comedian)
1979 Nik Wallenda (acrobat - first person to tightrope walk directly across Niagara Falls)
1986 Mischa Barton (actress)
1987 Luis Suárez (soccer player)
2012 Princess Athena of Denmark.
January 24th in History
41 Roman Emperor, Caligula, is assassinated. Claudius becomes Emperor the next day.
1848 James W. Marshall finds gold near Sutter's Mill in California.
1857 University of Calcutta formed - the first university in South Asia.
1862 Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania.
1908 First Boy Scout troop organized in England.
1911 Robert Baden-Powell organizes the first Boy Scout troop.
1915 World War I: Battle of Dogger Bank between British and German fleets.
1918 Russia introduces the Gregorian calendara.
1933 20th Amendment to US Constitution is ratified, changing the terms for some elected offices.
1934 Albert Einstein visits the White House.
1984 First Apple Macintosh computers go on sale.
1990 Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe.
2003 US Department of Homeland Security begins operations.
January 24th is also
Jim Ross Day (Oklahoma)
People born on January 24th are Aquarius
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