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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1679King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
- 1817Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras were captured during the Action of Picheuta.
- 1918The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars effective February 14(NS)
- 1939The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
- 1942World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
- 1955New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Sheep 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.
- 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.
- 2011At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.
Who were born on January 24?
- 1679Christian Wolff, German philosopher (d. 1754)
- 1916Arnoldo Foà, Italian actor
- 1941Neil Diamond, American singer
- 1943Sharon Tate, American actress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
- 1944Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
- 1960Rick Leventhal, American journalist
- 1963Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
- 1976Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer
- 1983Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
- 1989Calvin Goldspink, English singer/actor (S Club 8, S Club Juniors, I Dream)
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