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Sunday January 24, 2021

January 24: Day of the Week

January 24, 2021 was the 24th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 341 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2021
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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.

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January 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 41
    Roman Emperor Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. The Guard then proclaims Caligula’s uncle Claudius as Emperor
  • 1742
    Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1817
    Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras were captured during the Action of Picheuta.
  • 1857
    The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
  • 1960
    Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the “barricades week”, during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.
  • 1961
    1961 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.
  • 1966
    An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
  • 1986
    Voyager 2 passes within 81500 km of Uranus.
  • 2001
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 2009
    The storm Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France. It subsequently would cause 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.

Who were born on January 24?

  • 1746
    King Gustav III of Sweden (d. 1792)
  • 1763
    Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)
  • 1848
    Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
  • 1918
    Oral Roberts, American evangelist (d. 2009)
  • 1930
    Bernard Matthews, British poultry industry figure (d. 2010)
  • 1935
    Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)
  • 1936
    Doug Kershaw, American musician
  • 1941
    Neil Diamond, American singer
  • 1942
    Gary Hart, American professional wrestling figure (d. 2008)
  • 1975
    Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer

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