January 24

January 24 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on January 24, include:

  • Beer Can Appreciation Day 
  • Belly Laugh Day 
  • Change a Pet's Life Day 
  • National Bible Sunday 
  • National Compliment Day 
  • National Peanut Butter Day 
  • Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day 
  • Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day - January 24, 2016 (Fourth Saturday in January)

2016 Weekly Holidays that include January 24, are:

  • International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week - January 16-24, 2016
  • International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25
  • National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week - January 24-30, 2016
  • National Clean Out Your Inbox Week - January 24-30, 2016
  • National School Choice Week - January 24-29, 2016
  • Tax Identity Theft Week - January 24-29, 2016
  • Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day) - Eve of January 24, 2016 to Eve of January 25, 2016 (Movable Date)
  • Week of Christian Unity - January 18-25

2016 Monthly Holidays that include January 24, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out my January Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of January.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events

  • Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2016 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2016
  • National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 9-24, 2016 (Denver, CO)
  • North American International Auto Show - January 11-24, 2016 (Detroit, MI)
  • International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo - January 14-24, 2016 (Monaco)
  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 15 - February 6, 2016 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Humana Challenge (Formerly Bob Hope Classic) - January 18-24, 2016 in La Quinta, CA
  • Sundance Film Festival - January 21-31, 2016 - An American Film festival held each year in Park City, Utah.
  • Carnival of Venice - January 23 - February 9, 2016 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 24 is an Aquarius.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for January are:

  • Carnation - The Carnation is the Birth Flower for January. The  symbolization of the Carnation means love, pride, beauty, purity, distinction, fascination, and loyal.
  • Snowdrop is a white flower with three small petals in the middle surrounded by three larger petals on the outside. The symbolization of the snowdrop means love, fascination, and purity.

See our GARDEN HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating things of the garden!


The Birthstone for January is Garnet, which comes in a rainbow of colors. It is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1862 – Edith Wharton, American writer (d. 1937)
  • 1917 – Ernest Borgnine, American actor (d. 2012) (McHale's Navy Airwolf, The Poseidon Adventure)
  • 1918 – Oral Roberts, American evangelist (d. 2009)
  • 1939 – Ray Stevens, American musician
  • 1941 – Aaron Neville, American singer (Neville Brothers)
  • 1941 – Neil Diamond, American singer
  • 1943 – Sharon Tate, American actress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • 1949 – John Belushi, American actor (Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers) (d. 1982)
  • 1968 – Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast

Famous Deaths

  • 1965 – Winston Churchill, soldier, politician, historian, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
  • 1986 – L. Ron Hubbard, American writer and founder of Scientology (b. 1911)
  • 1989 – Ted Bundy, American serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 2010 – Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – James Farentino, American actor (b. 1938)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1978 - Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland.

Quote of the Day

Sir Winston Churchill was a British politician, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.  He was widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century.

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Recipe of the Day for January 24, is a Cauliflower Steaks Recipe with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits.

The Recipe of the Day is a Cauliflower Steaks Recipe with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits. (link goes to her website for the recipe)

This Day in History

  • 1848 – During the California Gold Rush, James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento.
  • 1908 – The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell
  • 1961 – In the 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.
  • 1984 – The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
  • 2003 – The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.

This Day in Music

  • 1973 - Donny Osmond's Album Too Young is certified gold.
  • 1976 - Diana Ross', "Theme From the movie Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" hits #1
  • 1976 - Bob Dylan's Album Desire hits #1
  • 1982 - Diana Ross sings the national anthem at Superbowl XVI in Pontiac, MI.
  • 1999 - The Offspring went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with Pretty Fly, For A White Guy.
  • 2009 - Kings Of Leon's show at Chicago’s House of Blues is a fundraiser for the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital.

Diana Ross performing "Do You Know Where You're Going To" & "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" live at the Nobel peace prize concert December 11th 2008 in Oslo, Norway

This Day in Sports

  • 1950 - Jackie Robinson signs highest contract to date ($35,000) in Dodger history
  • 1982 - Superbowl XVI: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati  Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan. Superbowl MVP is Joe Montana, San Francisco, Quarter Back

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

alicorn (noun)

1.  (now historical) The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.

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