January 24: Day of the Week
January 24, 2019 was the 24th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 341 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 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)
- 1742Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1859Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.
- 1878The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
- 1943World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
- 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.
- 1986Voyager 2 passes within 81500 km of Uranus.
- 1993Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
- 1996Polish Premier Józef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.
- 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.
- 2039New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 24?
- 1742Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn (d. 1808)
- 1886Henry King, American film director (d. 1982)
- 1916Rafael Caldera, President of Venezuela (d. 2009)
- 1936Bobby Wellins, Scottish jazz saxophonist
- 1936William Bogert, American actor
- 1951Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-born American comedian
- 1957Mark Eaton, American basketball player
- 1969Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor
- 1979Tom Kostopoulos, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1980Rocky Boiman, American football player
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