January 24: Day of the Week
January 24, 2023 was the 24th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 341 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
January 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1438The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
- 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.
- 1848California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento.
- 1857The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
- 1862Bucharest is proclaimed capital of Romania.
- 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.
- 1984The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
Who were born on January 24?
- 1712King Frederick II of Prussia (d. 1786)
- 1862Edith Wharton, American writer (d. 1937)
- 1919Coleman Francis, American film director (d. 1973)
- 1946Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor
- 1963Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player
- 1965Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
- 1972Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
- 1976Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer
- 1984Paulo Sérgio, Portuguese footballer
- 1988Jade Ewen, English singer
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