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January 24 – History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

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  • AD 41 – Claudius is proclaimed  by the Praetorian Guard after they assassinate the previous , his nephew Caligula.
  •  – Start of the First Fatimid invasion of Egypt.
  •  – The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV.
  •  – Matthias Corvinus is elected King of Hungary.
  • – King Henry VIII of England suffers an accident while jousting, leading to a brain injury that historians say may have influenced his later erratic behaviour and possible impotence.
  •  – King  of England dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.
  •  – Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  •  – During the Seven Years’ War the leading burghers of Königsberg submit to Elizabeth of , thus forming Russian  (until ).
  • 1 – Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras are captured during the Action of Picheuta.
  •  – Slaves in Salvador da Bahia, , stage a revolt, which is instrumental in ending slavery there 50 years later.
  •  –  Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento.
  •  – The University of  is formally founded as the first fully fledged university in South .
  •  – The United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia (later named Romania) is formed as a personal union under the rule of Domnitor Alexandru Ioan Cuza.
  •  – Second Boer War: Boers stop a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.
  •  – The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
  •  – : British Grand Fleet battle cruisers under Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty engage Rear-Admiral Franz von Hipper’s battle cruisers in the Battle of Dogger Bank.
  •  – In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., the Supreme Court of the  declares the federal income tax constitutional.
  •  – The  is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People’s Commissars effective  (New Style).
  •  – The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices.
  •  – The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán, killing approximately 28,000 people.
  •  – : The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading , then under control, to declare war against the United States and .
  •  – War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.
  •  – The  Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.
  •  – Algerian War: Some units of volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the “barricades week”, during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.
  •  – 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.
  •  –  War: The 1st Australian Task Force launches Operation Coburg against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during wider fighting around Long Bình and Biên Hòa.
  •  – Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
  •  – The Atocha massacre occurs in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy.
  •  – Soviet satellite Kosmos , with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth’s atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over ’s Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.
  •  –  Computer places the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States.
  •  – Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, with over 30 known victims, is executed by the electric chair at the Florida State Prison.
  •  – launches Hiten, the ’s first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the ’s Luna 24 in , and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
  •  – The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
  •  – Cyclone Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, , causing 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.
  •  – At least 35 are killed and injured in a bombing at ’s Domodedovo Airport.

Births on January 24

  • AD 76 – Hadrian, Roman emperor (d. )
  •  – Richard de Bury, bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. )
  •  – Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. )
  •  – Edmund Campion, English priest and martyr (d. )
  •  – Joanna of , , Austrian Archduchess (d. )
  •  – Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, English politician (d. )
  •  – Yamazaki Ansai, Japanese philosopher (d. )
  •  – Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and politician, Lord Chamberlain of Great Britain (d. )
  •  – John Vanbrugh, English architect and dramatist (d. )
  •  – William Congreve, English playwright and poet (d. )
  •  – Margrave Albert Frederick of Brandenburg-Schwedt, Lieutenant General (d. )
  •  – Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. )
  • 1679 – Christian Wolff, German philosopher and academic (d. )
  •  – Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, German noble (d. )
  •  – Farinelli, Italian castrato singer (d. )
  •  – Dom Bédos de Celles, French monk and organist (d. )
  •  – Frederick the Great, Prussian king (d. )
  •  – Pierre Beaumarchais, French playwright and financier (d. )
  •  – Jean Nicolas Houchard, French General of the French Revolution (d. )
  •  – Gustav III of  (d. )
  •  – Charles James Fox, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. )
  • 1754 – Andrew Ellicott, American soldier and surveyor (d. )
  •  – Louis Klein, French general (d. )
  • 1763 – Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, French-Ukrainian general and politician (d. )
  •  – E. T. A. Hoffmann, German jurist, author, and composer (d. )
  •  – Christian Ludwig Brehm, German pastor and ornithologist (d. )
  •  – Delphine de Girardin, French author (d. )
  •  – Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, French Crown Princess (d. )
  • 1814 – John Colenso, British mathematician (d. )
  •  – Wilhelm Henzen, German philologist and epigraphist (d. )
  •  – Ferdinand Cohn, German biologist (d. )
  •  – Yechiel Michel Epstein, Rabbi and posek (d. 1908)
  •  – Signe Rink, Greenland-born Danish writer and ethnologist (d. )
  •  – Josip Stadler, Croatian archbishop (d. 1918)
  • 1848 – Vasily Surikov, (d. 1916)
  •  – Hermann Ebbinghaus, German psychologist (d. 1909)
  •  – Sigbert Josef Maria Ganser, German psychiatrist (d. )
  •  – Friedrich Grünanger, Transylvanian Hungarian-German architect (d. )
  • 1858 – Constance Naden, English poet and philosopher (d. )
  •  – Edith Wharton, American novelist and short story writer (d. )
  •  – August Adler, Czech and Austrian mathematician (d. )
  • 1864 – Marguerite Durand, French actress, , and activist (d. )
  • 1864 – Gaetano Giardino, Italian soldier and Marshal of  (d. )
  •  – Jaan Poska, Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. )
  •  – Herbert Kilpin, (d. 1916)
  •  – Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic, Czech poet, writer and literary critic (d. )
  • 1871 – Thomas Jaggar, American volcanologist (d. )
  •  – Yuly Aykhenvald, Russian literary critic (d. )
  • 1872 – Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
  • 1872 – Morris Travers, English chemist and academic (d. 1961)
  •  – Dmitry Ushakov, Russian philologist and lexicographer (d. 1942)
  •  – Harold D. Babcock, American astronomer (d. 1968)
  • 1882 – Ödön Bodor, Hungarian athlete (d. )
  •  – Henry King, , director, , and screenwriter (d. )
  • 1887 – Jean-Henri Humbert, French botanist (d. )
  •  – Vicki Baum, Austrian author and screenwriter (d. 1960)
  • 1888 – Ernst Heinkel, German engineer and businessman, founded the Heinkel Aircraft Manufacturing Company (d. )
  • 1889 – Victor Eftimiu, Romanian poet and playwright (d. 1972)
  • 1889 – Charles Hawes, American historian and author (d. 1923)
  • 1889 – Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, German general of paratroop forces during World War II (d. 1968)
  •  – Walter Model, German field marshal (d. )
  •  – Franz Aigner, Austrian weightlifter (d. )
  •  – Eugen Roth, German poet and songwriter (d. 1976)
  •  – Paul Fejos, Hungarian-born American director (d. )
  •  – Hoyt Vandenberg, U.S. Air Force general (d. )
  • 1900 – René Guillot, French writer (d. )
  •  – Harry Calder, South African (d. )
  • 1 – Cassandre, French painter (d. 1968)
  • 1901 – Edward Turner, English engineer (d. )
  •  – J. Howard Marshall, American lawyer and businessman (d. 1995)
  •  – Wilfred Jackson, American animator and composer (d. )
  •  – Ismail Nasiruddin of Terengganu, fourth Yang di-Pertuan Agong of  (d. )
  • 1907 – Maurice Couve de Murville, French soldier and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. )
  • 1907 – Jean Daetwyler, Swiss composer and musician (d. )
  • 1909 – Martin Lings, English author and scholar (d. )
  •  – Doris Haddock, American political activist (d. )
  •  – Frederick Ashworth, American admiral (d. 2005)
  •  – Norman Dello Joio, American organist and composer (d. )
  • 1913 – Ray Stehr, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. )
  • 1915 – Vítězslava Kaprálová, Czech composer and conductor (d. )
  • 1915 – Robert Motherwell, American painter and academic (d. )
  • 1916 – Rafael Caldera, Venezuelan lawyer and politician, 65th  of Venezuela (d. 2009)
  • 1916 – Gene Mako, Hungarian-American player and (d. )
  •  – Ernest Borgnine, American actor (d. )
  • 1917 – Wilhelmus Demarteau, prelate of the Roman (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – Gottfried von Einem, Austrian pianist and composer (d. )
  • 1918 – Oral Roberts, American evangelist, founded Oral Roberts University and Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association (d. 2009)
  •  – Coleman Francis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)
  • 1919 – Leon Kirchner, American composer and educator (d. 2009)
  • 1920 – Jimmy Forrest, American saxophonist (d. )
  • 1920 – Jerry Maren, American actor (d. )
  •  – Daniel Boulanger, French actor and screenwriter (d. )
  • 1922 – Neil Franklin, English footballer (d. 1996)
  • 1923 – Geneviève Asse, French painter
  •  – Gus Mortson, Canadian ice player and coach (d. )
  • 1925 – Maria Tallchief, American ballerina and actress (d. 2013)
  •  – Ruth Asawa, American sculptor (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, Scottish lieutenant (d. )
  • 1927 – Paula Hawkins, American politician (d. 2009)
  • 1928 – Desmond Morris, English zoologist, ethologist, and painter
  • 1928 – Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
  •  – Terence Bayler, actor (d. )
  • 1930 – Mahmoud Farshchian, -Persian painter and academic
  • 1930 – John Romita Sr., American comic artist
  • 1931 – Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1931 – Ib Nørholm, Danish composer and organist
  •  – Éliane Radigue, French electronic music composer
  • 1933 – Kamran Baghirov, the 12th First Secretary of Azerbaijan  (d. )
  • 1933 – Asim Ferhatović, Bosnian footballer (d. )
  •  – Leonard Goldberg, American producer (d. )
  • 1934 – Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet and dramatist (d. 1976)
  • 1935 – Eric Ashton, English rugby player and coach (d. 2008)
  • 1935 – Shivabalayogi, Indian religious leader (d. 1994)
  • 1936 – Doug Kershaw, American fiddle player and singer
  • 1937 – Trevor Edwards, Welsh footballer
  •  – Julius Hemphill, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1995)
  • 1939 – Renate Garisch-Culmberger, German shot putter
  • 1939 – Ray Stevens, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1940 – Vito Acconci, American designer (d. )
  • 1940 – Joachim Gauck, German pastor and politician, 11th President of
  •  – Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1941 – Aaron Neville, American singer
  • 1941 – Dan Shechtman, Israeli chemist and academic,  laureate
  • 1942 – Ingo Friedrich, German Member of the European Parliament
  • 1942 – Gary Hart, and manager (d. 2008)
  • 1943 – Peter Struck, German lawyer and politician, 13th German Federal Minister of Defence (d. 2012)
  • 1943 – Barry Mealand, English footballer, right back (d. 2013)
  • 1943 – Sharon Tate, American model and actress (d. 1969)
  • 1943 – Tony Trimmer, English race car driver
  • 1943 – Manuel Velázquez, Spanish footballer (d. 2016)
  •  – David Gerrold, American screenwriter and author
  • 1944 – Gian-Franco Kasper, Swiss ski official
  • 1945 – John Garamendi, American football player and politician, 1st United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior
  • 1945 – Subhash Ghai, Indian director, producer and screenwriter
  • 1945 – Eva Janko, Austrian javelin thrower
  • 1946 – Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor
  •  – Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1947 – Michio Kaku, American physicist and academic
  • 1947 – Masashi Ozaki, Japanese baseball player and golfer
  • 1947 – Warren Zevon, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
  •  – Elliott Abrams, American diplomat, lawyer and political
  • 1948 – Michael Des Barres, English singer-songwriter and actor
  •  – John Belushi, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1949 – Bart Gordon, American lawyer
  • 1949 – Nadezhda Ilyina, Russian athlete and mother of Russian tennis player Nadia Petrova (d. 2013)
  • 1949 – Rihoko Yoshida, Japanese voice actress
  •  – Daniel Auteuil, French actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1951 – Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian and actor
  • 1953 – Yuri Bashmet, Russian violinist, viola player, and conductor
  • 1953 – Moon Jae-in, 19th President of
  • 1954 – Jo Gartner, Austrian race car driver (d. )
  •  – Jim Montgomery, American swimmer
  • 1955 – Alan Sokal, American physicist and author
  • 1955 – Lynda Weinman, American businesswoman and author
  •  – Agus Martowardojo, of Bank
  •  – Mark Eaton, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1957 – Ade Edmondson, English comedian and musician
  • 1958 – Kim Eui-kon, wrestler
  • 1958 – Jools Holland, English singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1958 – Frank Ullrich, German biathlete
  •  – Akira Maeda, Japanese wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor
  • 1959 – Michel Preud’homme, Belgian footballer and manager
  • 1961 – Jorge Barrios, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1961 – Guido Buchwald, German footballer and manager
  • 1961 – Christa Kinshofer, German ski racer
  • 1961 – Nastassja Kinski, German-American actress and producer
  • 1961 – William Van Dijck, Belgian runner
  • 1963 – Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
  •  – Annika Dahlman, Swedish cross country skier
  •  – Robin Dutt, German footballer
  • 1965 – Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Margaret Urlich, New Zealand singer-songwriter
  • 1965 – Pagonis Vakalopoulos, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1965 – Kim Sung-moon, South Korean wrestler
  •  – Julie Dreyfus, French actress
  • 1966 – Karin Viard, French actress
  • 1967 – Michael Kiske, German singer
  • 1967 – Mark Kozelek, American singer and musician
  • 1967 – Phil LaMarr, American actor, singer, and screenwriter
  • 1967 – John Myung, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1968 – Fernando Escartín, Spanish cyclist
  • 1968 – Antony Garrett Lisi, American theoretical physicist
  • 1968 – Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast
  • 1968 – Tymerlan Huseynov, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1969 – Yoo Ho-jeong, South Korean actress
  • 1969 – Carlos Rômulo Gonçalves e Silva, bishop of
  • 1970 – Roberto Bonano, Argentine footballer
  • 1970 – Neil Johnson, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1970 – Matthew Lillard, American actor
  •  – José Carlos Fernandez, Bolivian footballer
  • 1972 – Beth Hart, American blues-rock singer and piano player
  • – Cyril Despres, French rally racer
  • 1974 – Ed Helms, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Melissa Tkautz, Australian actress and singer
  • 1974 – Rokia Traoré, Malian singer
  •  – Gianluca Basile, Italian former professional basketball player
  • 1975 – Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer and manager
  • 1975 – Reto Hug, Swiss triathlonist
  • 1975 – Henna Raita, Finnish alpine skier
  • 1976 – Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer, coach, and choreographer
  • 1976 – Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist
  • 1977 – Andrija Gerić, Serbian volleyball player
  • 1977 – Michelle Hunziker, Swiss-Dutch actress, model and singer
  • 1978 – Veerle Baetens, Belgian actress and singer
  • 1978 – Mark Hildreth, Canadian actor and musician
  • 1978 – Kristen Schaal, American actress, voice artist, comedian and writer
  • 1979 – Tatyana Ali, American actress and singer
  • 1979 – Leandro Desábato, Argentinian footballer
  • 1979 – Busy Signal, Jamaican dancehall reggae artist
  • 1979 – Nik Wallenda, American acrobat
  • 1980 – Jofre Mateu, Spanish footballer
  • 1980 – Suzy, Portuguese singer
  •  – Mario Eggimann, Swiss footballer
  • 1981 – Zaur Hashimov, Azerbaijani footballer and manager
  • 1981 – Elena Kolomina, Kazakhstani cross country skier
  • 1982 – Céline Deville, French footballer
  • 1982 – Daveed Diggs, American actor, rapper and singer
  • 1982 – Claudia Heill, Austrian judoka
  • 1982 – Aitor Hernández, Spanish racing cyclist
  • 1983 – Davide Biondini, Italian footballer
  • 1983 – Wyatt Crockett, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1983 – Evgeny Drattsev, Russian swimmer
  • 1983 – Craig Horner, Australian actor and musician
  • 1983 – Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 – Scott Speed, American race car driver
  • 1984 – Emerse Faé, French-born Ivorian footballer
  • 1984 – Yotam Halperin, Israeli basketball player
  • 1984 – Jung Jin-sun, South Korean fencer
  • 1984 – Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Paulo Sérgio Moreira Gonçalves, Portuguese footballer
  •  – Fabiana Claudino, Brazilian volleyball player
  • 1 – Trey Gilder, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Cristiano Araújo, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1986 – Mohammad Bagheri Motamed, Iranian taekwondo practitioner
  • 1986 – Mischa Barton, English-American actress
  • 1986 – Vladislav Ivanov, Russian footballer
  • 1986 – Michael Kightly, English footballer
  • 1986 – Ricky Ullman, Israeli-American actor
  • 1987 – Wayne Hennessey, Welsh footballer
  • 1987 – Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1987 – Davide Valsecchi, Italian racing driver
  • 1987 – Kia Vaughn, American born Czech basketball player
  • 1987 – Guan Xin, basketball player
  • 1988 – Selina Jörg, German snowboarder
  • 1989 – Serdar Kesimal, Turkish footballer
  • 1989 – Gong Lijiao, Chinese shot putter
  • 1989 – Ki Sung-yueng, South Korean footballer
  • 1990 – Mao Abe, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1991 – Zhan Beleniuk, Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler
  • 1991 – Tatiana Kashirina, Russian weightlifter
  • 1991 – Zé Luís, Cape Verdean footballer
  • 1991 – Li Xuerui, Chinese badminton player
  •  – Becky Downie, English gymnast
  • 1992 – Phiwa Nkambule, South African entrepreneur
  • 1992 – Felitciano Zschusschen, Curaçao footballer
  • 1994 – Tommie Hoban, English footballer
  • 1995 – Dylan Everett, Canadian actor
  •  – Nirei Fukuzumi, Japanese racer
  • 1999 – Vitalie Damașcan, Moldovan footballer
  • 2012 – Princess Athena of Denmark, younger child of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark

Deaths onJanuary 24

  • AD 41 – Caligula, Roman emperor (b. 12)
  • 817 – Pope Stephen IV (b. )
  • 901 – Liu Jishu, general of the Tang Dynasty
  •  – Eckard II, Margrave of Meissen (b. c. 985)
  •  – David IV of  (b. )
  •  – Alfonso IV of Aragon (b. )
  •  – Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, English commander (b. )
  •  – Conrad Paumann, German organist and composer (b. )
  •  – Franciabigio, Florentine painter (b. )
  •  – Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria (b. )
  •  – Samuel Argall, English captain and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. )
  •  – Jörg Jenatsch, Swiss pastor and politician (b. )
  • 1666 – Johann Andreas Herbst, and theorist (b. )
  • 1709 – George Rooke, English admiral and politician (b. )
  •  – Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist and journalist (b. )
  •  – James Collinson, English painter (b. )
  • 1883 – Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (b. )
  • 1895 – Lord Randolph Churchill, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. )
  • 1920 – Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. )
  • 1939 – Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician, created Muesli (b. )
  • 1943 – John Burns, English trade union leader and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1858)
  • 1960 – Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1961 – Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (b. 1884)
  •  – André Lhote, French sculptor and painter (b. )
  • 1962 – Stanley Lord, English naval captain (b. 1877)
  • 1962 – Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish author, poet, and scholar (b. 1901)
  • 1965 – Winston Churchill, English colonel and politician, , Nobel Prize laureate (b. )
  • 1966 – Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1909)
  • 1970 – Caresse Crosby, American fashion designer and publisher, co-founded the Black Sun Press (b. 1891)
  • 1971 – Bill W., American activist, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
  • 1973 – J. Carrol Naish, American actor (b. )
  • 1975 – Larry Fine, American comedian (b. )
  • 1982 – Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian general and politician, 56th President of Bolivia (b. 1918)
  • 1983 – George Cukor, American director and producer (b. 1899)
  • 1986 – L. Ron Hubbard, American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology (b. )
  • 1986 – Gordon MacRae, American actor and singer (b. )
  • 1988 – Werner Fenchel, German-Danish mathematician and academic (b. 1905)
  • 1989 – Ted Bundy, American serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 1990 – Madge Bellamy, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1991 – Jack Schaefer, American journalist and author (b. 1907)
  • 1992 – Ken Darby, American composer and conductor (b. 1909)
  •  – Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1908)
  • 1993 – Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer and jurist, 32nd United States Solicitor General (b. 1908)
  •  – Elie Hobeika, Lebanese commander and politician (b. 1956)
  • 2003 – Gianni Agnelli, Italian businessman (b. 1921)
  •  – Leônidas, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1913)
  •  – Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician (b. 1930)
  • 2007 – Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)
  • 2007 – İsmail Cem İpekçi, Turkish journalist and politician, 45th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1940)
  • 2007 – Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian academic and politician (b. 1956)
  • 2007 – Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rican-American soldier (b. 1891)
  • 2010 – Pernell Roberts, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2011 – Bernd Eichinger, German director and producer (b. 1949)
  • 2014 – Shulamit Aloni, Israeli lawyer and politician, 11th Israeli Minister of Education (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran academic and politician (b. 1930)
  • 2015 – Otto Carius, German lieutenant and pharmacist (b. 1922)
  • 2016 – Fredrik Barth, German-Norwegian anthropologist and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2016 – Marvin Minsky, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1927)
  • 2016 – Henry Worsley, English colonel and explorer (b. 1960)
  • 2017 – Butch Trucks, American drummer (b. 1947)
  • 2018 – Mark E. Smith, British singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
  • 2019 – Rosemary Bryant Mariner, American United States Naval Aviator (b. 1953)

Holidays and observances on January 24

  • Christian feast day:
    • Babylas of Antioch
    • Cadoc (Wales)
    • Exuperantius of Cingoli
    • Felician of Foligno
    • Francis de Sales
    • Pratulin Martyrs (Greek Catholic Church)
    • January 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which  of Souls can fall, while (or 28 during ) is the latest; observed 57 days before Easter. (Eastern Orthodox)
  • Feast of Our Lady of Peace (Roman Catholic Church), and its related observances:
    • Feria de Alasitas (La Paz)
  • Unification Day (Romania)
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