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March 24th

March 24th is the 83rd day of the year (84th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 24th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on March 24th

1874 Harry Houdini (escapologist)

1902 Thomas E. Dewey (US politician)

1903 Malcolm Muggeridge (author, scholar)

1909 Clyde Barrow (criminal)

1911 Joseph Barbera (animator, film director/producer, artist, co-founder of Hanna-Barbera)

1930 Steve McQueen (actor)

1938 David Irving (historian)

1944 Ronald Lee Ermey (actor)

1945 Robert T. Bakker (paleontologist)

1947 Alan Sugar (businessman)

1949 Nick Lowe (singer, musician, producer)

1951 Tommy Hilfiger (fashion designer)

1956 Steve Ballmer (businessman - Microsoft)

1960 Nena (singer-songwriter, actress)

1960 Kelly LeBrock (actress)

1960 Annabella Sciorra (actress)

1970 Sharon Corr (singer-songwriter, violinist - The Corrs)

1973 Jim Parsons (actor)

1974 Alyson Hannigan (actress)

March 24th in History

1199 King Richard I of England wounded by a crossbow bolt.

1603 King James VI of Scotland becomes King James I of England and Ireland.

1707 Acts of Union unites England and Scotland as the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1765 Britain passes the Quartering Act, requiring the 13 North American Colonies to house British troops.

1829 Britain passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.

1882 Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.

1934 US Congress passes the Tydings–McDuffie Act, allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.

1945 Operation Varsity: US, British and American troops perform the largest airborne drop in history to establish a foothold over the Rhine at Wesel, Germany.

1946 British Cabinet mission arrives in India to discuss the transfer of power over the country from Britain to Indians.

1958 Elvis Presley is drafted into the US Army.

Elvis Presley

1972 UK imposes direct rule on Northern Ireland.

1976 Argentine military overthrow the government of Isabel Perón in a coup.

1989 An oil tanker, the Exxon Valdez, runs aground in Alaska, resulting in a massive oil spill.

1993 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 discovered.

1999 A fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel kills 38.

2008 Bhutan becomes a democracy and holds its first ever general election.

March 24th is also

World Tuberculosis Day

Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice (Argentina)


People born on March 24th are Aries


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