August 24: Day of the Week
August 24, 2023 was the 236th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 129 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
August 24 Historical Event(s)
- 410The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome.
- 1349Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague.
- 1870The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion.
- 1909Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
- 1912Alaska becomes a United States territory.
- 1929Second day of two-day Hebron massacre during the 1929 Palestine riots: Arab attacks on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, result in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.
- 1931Resignation of the United Kingdom’s Second Labour Government. Formation of the UK National Government.
- 1937In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.
- 1967Led by Abbie Hoffman, the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the NYSE by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them.
- 2001Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.
Who were born on August 24?
- 1552Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (d. 1614)
- 1948Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
- 1952Bob Corker, American politician, junior senator of Tennessee
- 1954Philippe Cataldo, French singer
- 1957Stephen Fry, English comedian and actor
- 1961Jared Harris, English actor
- 1964Éric Bernard, French racing driver
- 1971Pierfrancesco Favino, Italian actor
- 1973Grey DeLisle, voice actress
- 1976Nordin Wooter, Dutch footballer
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