October 24: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, October 24, 2003, the last Concorde commercial flight took place?

October 24th is a great day for food, as it’s known as Bologna Day and Food Day.

Welcome to the 297th day of the year! We’re slowly getting through the year, and now have only 68 days until we reach the new year.

The events of this day in history were incredibly varied and include transportation events, environment, music and so much more.

Did you know that on this day in 2003, the last Concorde commercial flight took place? British Airways ran this final flight from New York’s JFK airport to London Heathrow.

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

What Events Happened On October 24 In History?

2018 The EU declared that single-use plastics would be banned by 2021.

2018 A $1.6 billion lottery jackpot was won by someone in South Carolina, making it the biggest win in US history at the time.

The winner chose the lump sum payout (instead of the 30 year annual payments) which was worth $904 million!

2003 The final Concorde commercial flight took place between New York and London Heathrow.

1995 People in South Asia witnessed a total eclipse that lasted for 2 minutes and 9 seconds.

OTD in 1995: People in South Asia witnessed a total eclipse that lasted for 2 minutes and 9 seconds.

1979 Paul McCartney was awarded best-selling singer-songwriter of all time by the Guinness World Records.

1973 Nine people were killed when 65 cars collided during thick fog on the New Jersey Turnpike.

1929 Dubbed “Black Thursday,” the New York Stock Exchange collapsed.

OTD in 1929: Dubbed "Black Thursday
The market tanked 11% and began the decade-long Great Depression.

1901 On her 63rd birthday, American school teacher Annie Taylor was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

Her reasoning for doing so was to secure herself financially in her later years. She lived to tell the tale, although she didn't make much money from the act.

1857 The world’s first soccer club, Sheffield F.C., was founded, in England.

1851 British astronomer William Lassell discovered two of Uranus’ moons, Ariel and Umbriel.

OTD in 1851: British astronomer William Lassell discovered two of Uranus' moons

1818 The pianist Felix Mendelssohn performed for the first time in Berlin at just 9 years old.

1593 Folklore states that injured soldier Gil Pérez was mysteriously transported from the Philippines to Mexico City.

Twentieth-century paranormal investigators have suggested that teleportation and alien abduction are possible reasons for this occurrence.

Famous Quotes Said On October 24

Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on October 24th throughout history.


“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

– Virginia Woolf

Famous People Born On October 24

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Drake? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1989 PewDiePie

Swedish YouTuber

32 years old
Born In:
Gothenburg, Sweden
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1986 Drake

Canadian Rapper

35 years old
Born In:
Toronto, Canada
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1985 Wayne Rooney

English Football Manager

Wayne Rooney
36 years old
Born In:
England, UK
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1994 Paola Lázaro

Puerto Rican Actress

Paola Lázaro
27 years old
Born In:
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Special Holidays On October 24

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

October 24: National Bologna Day

National Bologna Day

October 24: National Food Day

National Food Day

October 24 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on October 24 shares the zodiac sign of Scorpio.

Pink tourmaline is the birthstone given to people born in October. The pink tourmaline provides both compassion and wisdom. On the compassionate side, pink tourmaline helps create loyal, long-lasting friendships and love. The warmth of this stone opens the hearts to the wisdom of those born this month.

If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of January 31st in the same year.

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