January 24: Day of the Week
January 24, 2020 was the 24th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 342 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
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January 24 Historical Event(s)
- 41Roman 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
- 1817Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras were captured during the Action of Picheuta.
- 1862Bucharest is proclaimed capital of Romania.
- 1878The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
- 1918The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars effective February 14(NS)
- 1936New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1966An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
- 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.
- 1993Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
- 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.
Who were born on January 24?
- 1732Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, French playwright (d. 1799)
- 1944Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
- 1945John Garamendi, American politician
- 1950Gennifer Flowers, American actress, political figure
- 1956Lounès Matoub, Algerian Berber Kabyle singer (d. 1998)
- 1968Michael Kiske, German musician
- 1975Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer
- 1981Travis Hanson, American baseball player
- 1984Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
- 1986Vieirinha, Portuguese footballer, currently plays for Wolfsburg
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