26 fun facts for January, 24

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
January 24 is a day full of fascinating events and celebrations, such as National Compliment Day, International Day of Education, and National Gazpacho Day. Notable events on this day include the launch of the Macintosh computer in 1984, the start of the California Gold Rush in 1848, and the first Winter Olympics taking place in 1924.
26 Fun facts
  1. January 24 is National Compliment Day in the United States. This day is dedicated to spreading kindness by saying something nice or uplifting to at least one person, brightening their day, and making them feel appreciated.
  2. January 24, 1984, Apple Computer launched the Macintosh computer, which revolutionized computing with its easy-to-use graphical user interface, marking a significant milestone in the personal computer industry.
  3. It is International Day of Education, as declared by the United Nations in 2019, to celebrate the role of education for peace and sustainable development of global societies.
  4. In 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in California by James Wilson Marshall, starting the famous California Gold Rush.
  5. In 1961, famous author and playwright Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" premiered in Moscow, Russia, which has since become one of his most well-known plays.
  6. January 24th is National Gazpacho Day, celebrated in the United States. Gazpacho is a Spanish cold soup made of tomatoes and other vegetables and enjoyed worldwide for its refreshing taste.
  7. American actress Mischa Barton was born on January 24, 1986. She rose to fame due to her work on the hit television series "The O.C."
  8. In 1952, the first Slinky toy commercial aired on American television, making the coiled toy famous in households across the United States.
  9. The 24th of January is Belly Laugh Day, celebrated to promote the health benefits of laughter and its global significance in reducing stress and boosting happiness.
  10. In 1908, the first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by founder Robert Baden-Powell, who later established an international scouting movement.
  11. January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day in the United States. Peanut butter lovers rejoice and enjoy this protein-packed spread on this special day.
  12. January 24, 1965, saw the passing of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, leader of the United Kingdom during World War II.
  13. National Just Do It Day is celebrated on January 24th, urging people to take the leap and complete tasks they have been putting off.
  14. In 1915, the first transcontinental telephone call was made, connecting New York City and San Francisco. AT&T President Theodore Vail and inventor Alexander Graham Bell were among the speakers during the call.
  15. January 24 is National Read and Share a Story Day, which promotes sharing stories and creating memories with loved ones.
  16. January 24th is Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day, inspired by the California Gold Rush, as people pay homage to the prospectors from the Gold Rush era by speaking in their dialect.
  17. In India, the digital wallet platform PhonePe was launched on 24th January 2017. The company provides services related to digital payments and online transactions.
  18. January 24, 1940, is the birthdate of American comedian and political commentator, John "Zeke" Zachary, known for creating "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour."
  19. In 1899, on January 24, rubber heel patent was granted to Humphrey O'Sullivan. It made footwear more durable and comfortable, revolutionizing the shoe industry.
  20. January 24, 1857, saw the birth of German composer Wilhelm Kienzl, who was instrumental in founding the Viennese Volksopera.
  21. January 24 is "Global Break a New Year's Resolution Day," an unofficial holiday for people to reconsider their New Year's resolutions and tweak them if necessary.
  22. The first Winter Olympics took place on January 24, 1924, held in Chamonix, France, as athletes competed in various winter sports.
  23. January 24 is National Eskimo Pie Day in the United States. This day celebrates a popular ice cream treat covered in chocolate, patented by Danish immigrant Christian Kent Nelson.
  24. In 1920, Amelia Earhart, a pioneering aviator, became the first woman to fly as a passenger across the Atlantic before her historic solo flight in 1932.
  25. January 24, 1972, saw the first scientific hand-held calculator, the HP-35, introduced by Hewlett Packard, which revolutionized the way people performed calculations and mathematical operations.
  26. In 1940, American playwright Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" premiered on Broadway, winning several awards and establishing the writer's acclaimed career.