July 24

July 24 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on July 24, include:

  • Amelia Earhart Day 
  • Church of Latter Day Saints Pioneer Day
  • Cousins Day 
  • International Self Care Day 
  • National Drive-Thru Day 
  • National Tequila Day 
  • National Thermal Engineers Day 
  • Pioneer Day (State Holiday in Utah) 
  • Tell an Old Joke Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include July 24, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • National Independent Retailers Week - July 21-27, 2024 (Week in July with July 21st in it)
  • National Moth Week - July 20-28, 2024 (Last Full Week in July and two weekends in July)
  • National Scrabble Week - July 20-24, 2024
  • National Zoo Keeper Week - July 21-27, 2024 (Third Week in July)
  • Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2024, will peak on  August 12, 2024)
  • RAGBRAI - July 20-27, 2024
  • Restless Leg Syndrome Education & Awareness Week - July 18-25

2024 Monthly Holidays that include July 24, are:

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


  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.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 24 is Leo.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:

  • Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium




The Birthstone(s) for July is:

  • Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love

Famous Birthdays

  • 1725 - John Newton, English priest who wrote hymns including Amazing Grace (d. 1807)
  • 1897 - Amelia Earhart, American pilot and author (d. 1937)
  • 1951 - Lynda Carter, American actress (Miss World America 1972, Wonder Woman)
  • 1957 - Pam Tillis, American singer, songwriter, and actress
  • 1964 - Barry Bonds, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • 1862 - Martin Van Buren, American lawyer and politician who was the 8th President of the United States (b. 1782)
  • 1980 - Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (Pink Panther Movies) (b. 1925)
  • 2012 - Chad Everett, American actor and director (Medical Center) (b. 1937)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1554 - Queen Maria of England marries Philip, King of Naples/Jerusalem
  • 1980 - Tennis Star Bjorn Borg marries tennis player Mariana Simionescu

Quote of the Day

July 24th is International Self Care Day!

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

July 24th is National Drive-Thru Day

Is it possible to make healthy eating choices at McDonald's? Find out the pros, cons, and how to eat healthy if this is your fast food of choice. Find out the Diet Bombs that will add to your waistline.

The Golden Arches has greatly expanded its simple menu, but if you are not savvy and plan healthy substitutions, you could find your waist line expanding too! Lately, they have tried to jump on the healthy bandwagon by offering a few items for those practicing healthy eating!

Find out tips to eat healthier at McDonald's from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits Website!

Is it possible to make healthy eating choices at McDonald's? Find out the pros, cons, and how to eat healthy if this is your fast food of choice.

This Day in History

  • 1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate and is replaced by her 1 year old son, James VI
  • 1847 - Salt Lake City, Utah is established when Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, after 17 months of travel
  • 1866 - Following the American Civil War, Tennessee becomes the first U.S. State to be readmitted to the Union
  • 1915 - 844 passengers and crew on the SS Eastland are killed when they capsize while tied to a dock in the Chicago River
  • 1969 - Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean
  • 2014 - 116 people are killed when Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash in Mali on their way from Burkina Faso to Algiers

This Day in Music

  • 1969 - Sun King and Mean Mr. Mustard are recorded by The Beatles
  • 1971 - Indian Reservation by Paul Revere & The Raiders' hits #1 (video below)
  • 1976 - Kiss and Say Goodbye by The Manhattans hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 1976 - Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John hits #1 in the U.K.
  • 1978 - The film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band opens in American and becomes a flop
  • 1982 - Eye of the Tiger by Survivor hits #1

This Day in Sports

  • 1966 - Michael Pelkey and Brian Schubert make the first BASE jump from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Both sustain broken bones and BASE jumping has been banned
  • 1980 - The Quietly Confident Quartet of Australia win the Men's 4x100 metre medley relay at the Moscow Olympics
  • 1987 - Hulda Broks at 91, became the oldest person to climb Mt. Fuji in Japan 

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Sagacity (noun)

1.  The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions; wisdom.

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