What happened on January 24? There are more than 258 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About January 24

January 24 In HistoryJanuary 24 is the 24th day of the year 2022. There are 341 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday. This day falls under the 4th week of the year 2022.

On this day in Zaleski, Ohio 45698 sunrise occured at 07:42 AM and sunset occured at 05:41 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Aquarius. The modern birthstone for this month is Garnet while the mystical birthstone is Emerald.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 8 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For January 24

  • 41
    Roman 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
  • 1438
    The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.
  • 1679
    King Charles II of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
  • 1742
    Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1817
    Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras were captured during the Action of Picheuta.
  • 1848
    California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento.
  • 1857
    The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia.
  • 1859
    Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.
  • 1862
    Bucharest is proclaimed capital of Romania.
  • 1878
    The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
  • 1916
    In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
  • 1918
    The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars effective February 14(NS)
  • 1939
    The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1943
    World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
  • 1947
    Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1955
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1960
    Algerian 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.
  • 1961
    1961 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.
  • 1966
    An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
  • 1972
    Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
  • 1977
    Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.
  • 1978
    Soviet 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.
  • 1984
    The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
  • 1986
    Voyager 2 passes within 81500 km of Uranus.
  • 1990
    Japan launches Hiten, the country’s first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
  • 1993
    Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
  • 1996
    Polish Premier Józef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.
  • 2003
    The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
  • 2009
    The storm Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France. It subsequently would cause 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.
  • 2011
    At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.

Who Were Born On January 24?

  • 3 BC
    Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
  • 76
    Hadrian, Roman Emperor (d. 138)
  • 1287
    Richard Aungerville, English bishop (d. 1345)
  • 1444
    Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)
  • 1540
    Edmund Campion, English Jesuit (d. 1581)
  • 1638
    Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet (d. 1706)
  • 1670
    William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
  • 1674
    Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
  • 1679
    Christian Wolff, German philosopher (d. 1754)
  • 1705
    Farinelli, Italian castrato (d. 1782)
  • 1712
    King Frederick II of Prussia (d. 1786)
  • 1724
    Frances Brooke, English writer (d. 1789)
  • 1732
    Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, French playwright (d. 1799)
  • 1742
    Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn (d. 1808)
  • 1746
    King Gustav III of Sweden (d. 1792)
  • 1752
    Muzio Clementi, Italian composer (d. 1832)
  • 1754
    Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (d. 1820)
  • 1763
    Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)
  • 1776
    E.T.A. Hoffmann, German writer (d. 1822)
  • 1779
    Tsarina Elizabeth Alexeievna (d. 1826)
  • 1848
    Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
  • 1862
    Edith Wharton, American writer (d. 1937)
  • 1864
    Marguerite Durand, French suffragette (d. 1936)
  • 1872
    Ethel Turner, Australian author (d. 1958)
  • 1872
    Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
  • 1886
    Henry King, American film director (d. 1982)
  • 1888
    Ernst Heinkel, German aircraft designer (d. 1958)
  • 1888
    Vicki Baum, Austrian writer (d. 1960)
  • 1891
    Walter Model, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1895
    Eugen Roth, German writer (d. 1976)
  • 1898
    Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • 1900
    Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian-born American geneticist and biologist (d. 1975)
  • 1901
    Edward Turner, English motorcycle designer (d. 1973)
  • 1901
    Harry Calder, South African cricketer (d. 1995)
  • 1902
    E. A. Speiser, American biblical scholar (d. 1965)
  • 1905
    J. Howard Marshall, American billionaire (d. 1995)
  • 1907
    Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician (d. 1999)
  • 1909
    Ann Todd, English actress (d. 1993)
  • 1909
    Martin Lings, English Islamic scholar (d. 2005)
  • 1910
    Doris Haddock, American political activist (d. 2010)
  • 1911
    Muir Mathieson, Scottish conductor and composer (d. 1975)
  • 1913
    Norman Dello Joio, American composer (d. 2008)
  • 1915
    Robert Motherwell, American painter (d. 1991)
  • 1916
    Arnoldo Foà, Italian actor
  • 1916
    Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
  • 1916
    Rafael Caldera, President of Venezuela (d. 2009)
  • 1917
    Ernest Borgnine, American actor
  • 1918
    Oral Roberts, American evangelist (d. 2009)
  • 1919
    Coleman Francis, American film director (d. 1973)
  • 1920
    Jerry Maren, American actor
  • 1922
    Charles Socarides, American psychiatrist (d. 2005)
  • 1923
    Vlado Kristl, Croatian painter and filmmaker (d. 2004)
  • 1925
    Maria Tallchief, American ballerina
  • 1926
    Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter
  • 1927
    Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • 1928
    Desmond Morris, British anthropologist
  • 1928
    Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
  • 1930
    Bernard Matthews, British poultry industry figure (d. 2010)
  • 1934
    Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet (d. 1976)
  • 1935
    Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)
  • 1936
    Bobby Wellins, Scottish jazz saxophonist
  • 1936
    Doug Kershaw, American musician
  • 1936
    William Bogert, American actor
  • 1939
    Ray Stevens, American musician
  • 1941
    Aaron Neville, American singer
  • 1941
    Neil Diamond, American singer
  • 1942
    Gary Hart, American professional wrestling figure (d. 2008)
  • 1943
    Peter Struck, German politician
  • 1943
    Sharon Tate, American actress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • 1943
    Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
  • 1944
    Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
  • 1945
    D. Todd Christofferson, American religious figure
  • 1945
    John Garamendi, American politician
  • 1946
    Haji, Canadian actress
  • 1946
    Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor
  • 1947
    Masashi Ozaki, Japanese golfer
  • 1947
    Michio Kaku, Japanese-born American theoretical physicist
  • 1947
    Warren Zevon, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1948
    Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
  • 1949
    John Belushi, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1950
    Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer
  • 1950
    Daniel Auteuil, French actor
  • 1950
    Gennifer Flowers, American actress, political figure
  • 1951
    Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-born American comedian
  • 1953
    Tim Stoddard, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • 1955
    Jim Montgomery, American swimmer
  • 1956
    Hanne Krogh, Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks)
  • 1956
    Lounès Matoub, Algerian Berber Kabyle singer (d. 1998)
  • 1957
    Adrian Edmondson, English comedian
  • 1957
    Mark Eaton, American basketball player
  • 1958
    Jools Holland, English musician
  • 1958
    Neil Allen, American baseball player
  • 1959
    David Mills, American author
  • 1959
    Vic Reeves, English comedian
  • 1960
    Jack Neo, Singaporean filmmaker & actor
  • 1960
    Rick Leventhal, American journalist
  • 1961
    Guido Buchwald, German football player
  • 1961
    Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress
  • 1961
    Vince Russo, American writer
  • 1961
    William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete
  • 1962
    Argiris Kambouris, Greek basketball player
  • 1963
    Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
  • 1963
    Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player
  • 1965
    Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian film director
  • 1965
    Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1966
    Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian
  • 1967
    John Myung, American musician (Dream Theater)
  • 1967
    Mark Kozelek, American singer/songwriter (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon)
  • 1967
    Phil LaMarr, American actor,comedian,and voice actor
  • 1968
    Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast
  • 1968
    Michael Kiske, German musician
  • 1969
    Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor
  • 1970
    Matthew Lillard, American actor
  • 1971
    Andrea Mackris, American television producer
  • 1971
    Cory Bailey, American baseball player
  • 1972
    Daan Schuurmans, Dutch actor
  • 1972
    Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese composer
  • 1972
    Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian judoka and politician
  • 1974
    Adam Dean, American philosopher
  • 1974
    Ed Helms, American actor
  • 1975
    Isobel Cooper, English singer
  • 1975
    Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1976
    Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist
  • 1976
    Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer
  • 1977
    Kensuke Kita, Japanese guitarist (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)
  • 1979
    Leandro Desábato, Argentine footballer
  • 1979
    Tatyana Ali, American actress and singer
  • 1979
    Tom Kostopoulos, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Nicole Marie Lenz, American actress
  • 1980
    Rocky Boiman, American football player
  • 1981
    Michael Wolf, German ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Travis Hanson, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Fiona Xie, Singaporean actress
  • 1983
    Diane Birch, American singer/songwriter/pianist
  • 1983
    Scott Speed, American race car driver
  • 1983
    Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
  • 1983
    Wyatt Crockett, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1984
    Paulo Sérgio, Portuguese footballer
  • 1984
    Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Witold Kiełtyka, Polish drummer (Decapitated) (d. 2007)
  • 1986
    Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
  • 1986
    Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor
  • 1986
    Vieirinha, Portuguese footballer, currently plays for Wolfsburg
  • 1987
    Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1988
    Jade Ewen, English singer
  • 1989
    Calvin Goldspink, English singer/actor (S Club 8, S Club Juniors, I Dream)
  • 1990
    Mao Abe, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1995
    Callan McAuliffe, Australian actor
  • 1997
    Dylan Riley Snyder, American film, television and theatre actor

Who Died On January 24?

  • 41
    Caligula, Emperor of Rome (b. 12)
  • 772
    Pope Stephen III (b. 720)
  • 1002
    Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 980)
  • 1125
    David IV of Georgia (b. 1073)
  • 1366
    Alfonso IV of Aragon (b. 1299)
  • 1376
    Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, English military leader
  • 1473
    Conrad Paumann, German composer
  • 1595
    Ferdinand II of Austria (b. 1529)
  • 1626
    Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (b. 1580)
  • 1639
    Georg Jenatsch, Swiss politician (b. 1596)
  • 1666
    Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer (b. 1588)
  • 1709
    George Rooke, English admiral (b. 1650)
  • 1769
    François de Chevert, French general (b. 1695)
  • 1856
    Rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir, Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775)
  • 1877
    Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (b. 1796)
  • 1882
    Levi Boone, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1808)
  • 1883
    Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (b. 1812)
  • 1895
    Lord Randolph Churchill, British politician (b. 1849)
  • 1911
    David Graham Phillips, American journalist and novelist (b. 1867)
  • 1918
    George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)
  • 1920
    Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1884)
  • 1924
    Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1894)
  • 1932
    Alfred Yarrow, English shipbuilder (b. 1842)
  • 1936
    Harry T. Morey, American actor (b. 1873)
  • 1939
    Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (b. 1867)
  • 1943
    John Burns, English politician (b. 1858)
  • 1948
    Maria Mandel, Camp Leader at Auschwitz (b. 1912)
  • 1955
    Ira Hayes, American World War II hero (b. 1923)
  • 1960
    Arthur Murray Chisholm, author of Western fiction (b. 1872)
  • 1960
    Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1961
    Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American pole vaulter and inventor (b. 1884)
  • 1962
    André Lhote, French painter (b. 1885)
  • 1962
    Stanley Lord, captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster (b. 1877)
  • 1965
    Winston Churchill, soldier, politician, historian, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
  • 1966
    Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
  • 1970
    Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891)
  • 1971
    William Griffith “Bill” Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
  • 1973
    J. Carrol Naish, American actor (b. 1897)
  • 1973
    Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949)
  • 1975
    Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (b. 1902)
  • 1978
    Herta Oberheuser, German doctor (b. 1911)
  • 1980
    Lil Dagover, Dutch-born German actress (b. 1887)
  • 1982
    Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president and dictator (b. 1918)
  • 1983
    George Cukor, American film director (b. 1899)
  • 1986
    Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (b. 1954)
  • 1986
    Gordon MacRae, American actor and singer (b. 1921)
  • 1986
    L. Ron Hubbard, American writer and founder of Scientology (b. 1911)
  • 1988
    Werner Fenchel, German mathematician (b. 1905)
  • 1989
    George Knudson, Canadian golfer (b. 1937)
  • 1989
    Ted Bundy, American serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 1990
    Madge Bellamy, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1991
    John M. Kelly, Irish politician and academic (b. 1931)
  • 1992
    Ken Darby, American composer, arranger and conductor (b. 1909)
  • 1992
    Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (b. 1950)
  • 1993
    Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1908)
  • 1993
    Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (b. 1942)
  • 1994
    Yves Navarre, French writer (b. 1940)
  • 1998
    Walter D. Edmonds, American author (b. 1903)
  • 2000
    Bobby Duncum, Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 2002
    Elie Hobeika, Lebanese Forces militia commander (b. 1956)
  • 2002
    Peter Gzowski, Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter (b. 1934)
  • 2003
    Gianni Agnelli, Italian auto executive (b. 1921)
  • 2004
    Leônidas da Silva, Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)
  • 2005
    Chalkie White, English rugby union coach (b. 1929)
  • 2005
    June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
  • 2005
    Vladimir Savchenko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1933)
  • 2006
    Chris Penn, American actor (b. 1965)
  • 2006
    Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers (b. 1914)
  • 2006
    Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician (b. 1930)
  • 2007
    Emiliano Mercado del Toro, World’s oldest military veteran (b. 1891)
  • 2007
    Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian politician (b. 1956)
  • 2007
    Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)
  • 2008
    Randy Salerno, co-anchor of Chicago’s CBS 2 News (b. 1963)
  • 2009
    Gérard Blanc, French singer (b. 1947)
  • 2009
    Kay Yow, North Carolina State Univ. women’s basketball head coach (b. 1942)
  • 2009
    Reg Gutteridge, British boxing journalist (b. 1924)
  • 2010
    Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)
  • 2011
    Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director (b. 1949)
  • 2011
    Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Musician, Bharat Ratna Laureate (b. 1922)

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