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.
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
- 1742Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1817Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras were captured during the Action of Picheuta.
- 1857The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
- 1960Algerian 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.
- 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.
- 1966An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
- 1986Voyager 2 passes within 81500 km of Uranus.
- 2001New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 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?
- 1746King Gustav III of Sweden (d. 1792)
- 1763Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)
- 1848Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
- 1918Oral Roberts, American evangelist (d. 2009)
- 1930Bernard Matthews, British poultry industry figure (d. 2010)
- 1935Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)
- 1936Doug Kershaw, American musician
- 1941Neil Diamond, American singer
- 1942Gary Hart, American professional wrestling figure (d. 2008)
- 1975Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer
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