On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1524

Famous Deaths

Person of interestVasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer and viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama

1524 Highlights

About December 24, 1524

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 496 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn