January 24: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, January 24, 1935, the first canned beer received instant approval by customers?

January 24th celebrates Peanut Butter Day and Belly Laugh Day.

Welcome to day 24 of 365! We’re still 341 days away from celebrating the new year, but we’ve gotta look forward to something right?

Here you’ll find some incredibly important historical events that happened throughout history on this day, including major developments in technology, space and war.

Did you know that on this day in 1935, the first canned beer received instant approval by customers? It reached a 91% approval rate from the public.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 24th in history!

What Events Happened On January 24 In History?

2006 Walt Disney announced it was going to buy Pixar.

OTD in 2006: Walt Disney announced it was going to buy Pixar.

The sale of the computer animation film studio Pixar cost Disney $7.4 billion. The deal was approved the following day.

1990 Japan launched its first lunar probe, Hiten, from the Uchinoura Space Center.

Hiten was the first robotic lunar probe to launch in fifteen years, after the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976. It was also the first probe launched toward the moon by a nation other than the US or the Soviet Union.

1986 NASA’s Voyager 2 came into close contact with Uranus and captured many images that uncovered 11 new moons.


1984 Apple’s Macintosh personal computer was first put on sale in the US, changing the world of computing.

1975 The world’s first McDonald’s drive-through was opened in Arizona.

OTD in 1975: The world's first McDonald's drive-through was opened in Arizona. Read More

1972 A Japanese soldier was found hiding in Guam.

Local farmers discovered a Japanese sergeant, Shoichi Yokoi, hiding in Guam. He had been hiding in the jungles of Guam for a total of 28 years and was completely unaware that WWII had ended.

1961 A B-52 bomber carrying two nuclear bombs broke up mid-air over North Carolina.

The pilots lost control of the plane due to a fuel leak, forcing the crew to eject at 9,000 feet (2,700 m). Both bombs were dislodged from the plane and fell to the ground. One of them came incredibly close to detonation. Of the eight crew members aboard the bomber, five survived the landing.

1939 Chillán earthquake killed approximately 28,000 people.

The 8.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at 23:32 and brought half the city down to the ground. Just 5 seconds later, Concepción was also hit, and 95% of all buildings were destroyed.

1935 The first canned beer received instant approval from customers.

OTD in 1935: The first canned beer received instant approval from customers.

Krueger's Cream Ale canned beer first went on sale on this day in the US, and customers gave it a 91% approval rating. Cheers to Krueger Brewing Company!

1908 Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell published his manual “Scouting for Boys.”

The manual included details on self-instruction in outdoor skills and self-improvement. The book became the inspiration for the Scout Movement.

1839 Charles Darwin was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for his revolutionary role in developing science.

OTD in 1839: Charles Darwin was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for his revolutionary role in developing science.

1679 King Charles II shut down England’s first Parliament, the Cavalier Parliament.

1121 King Henry I of England married his second wife, Adeliza of Louvain.

At the time, King Henry I was 53 years old, and Adeliza was 18.

Famous People Born On January 24

Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Johnny Orlando! Check out more famous people born on this day below.

2003 Johnny Orlando

Canadian Singer

Johnny Orlando
20 years old
Born In:
Ontario, Canada

1983 Frankie Grande

American Dancer

Frankie Grande
40 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1987 Luis Suárez

Uruguayan Footballer

Luis Suárez
36 years old
Born In:
Salto, Uruguay

1974 Ed Helms

American Actor

Ed Helms
49 years old
Born In:
Georgia, USA

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1874 - 1965 Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill was a British politician born on November 30, 1874. He died on this day in 1965, at age 90 in London, England, UK.

Special Holidays On January 24

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

January 24: National Peanut Butter Day

National Peanut Butter Day

If there’s one staple food folk are passionate about, it has to be peanut butter. Did you know humans have eaten it since 1,000 BC? Well, today is National Peanut Butter Day, so be sure to pull out a jar and get spreading!

January 24: Belly Laugh Day

Belly Laugh Day

There’s nothing more therapeutic than a good old belly laugh, but unfortunately, few of us get to experience this wonderful experience often enough! So today on Belly Laugh Day, try to look for the funnier side of things, or even better - share your good humor with others!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Only primates, humans, and opossums have opposable thumbs. Out of these, the opossum is the only one with no thumbnail.

January 24 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

If you were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Those born under the Aquarius zodiac sign are water-bearers because they pass on knowledge to others.

For those of you born in January, you have the Garnet birthstone. The garnet is thought to bring love and loyal friendships into their lives while also providing them health.

If you were born on January 24th, you would likely have been conceived on or around May 3rd of the previous year.

A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around October 17, 2023.

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