March 24: Day of the Week
March 24, 2021 was the 83rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 282 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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March 24: This Day in History
March 24th is the 365th and last day of the year in many European implementations of the Julian calendar.
March 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1401Turko-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
- 1731Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
- 1765American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
- 1878The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
- 1882Robert Koch announces the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
- 1907The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
- 1927Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
- 1972The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
- 1998Jonesboro massacre: Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
- 1999Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1889Albert Hill, British athlete (d. 1969)
- 1919Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005)
- 1921Vasily Smyslov, Russian chess player (d. 2010)
- 1931Hanno Drechsler, German politician (d. 2003)
- 1947Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
- 1956Steve Ballmer, American businessman
- 1963Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch footballer goalkeeper
- 1978Kaori Mochida, Japanese singer (Every Little Thing)
- 1982Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
- 1984Chris Bosh, American basketball player
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