January 24: Day of the Week
January 24, 2017 was the 24th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 341 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
January 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1438The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
- 1817Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras were captured during the Action of Picheuta.
- 1859Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.
- 1918The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars effective February 14(NS)
- 1947Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
- 1955New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- 19611961 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.
- 1978Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor onboard, burns up in Earth’s atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada’s Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.
- 2009The storm Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France. It subsequently would cause 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.
- 2011At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.
Who were born on January 24?
- 1911Muir Mathieson, Scottish conductor and composer (d. 1975)
- 1927Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
- 1928Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
- 1945John Garamendi, American politician
- 1947Michio Kaku, Japanese-born American theoretical physicist
- 1950Gennifer Flowers, American actress, political figure
- 1953Tim Stoddard, American baseball player
- 1957Adrian Edmondson, English comedian
- 1966Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian
- 1995Callan McAuliffe, Australian actor
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