On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1966

Historical Events

  • 117 passengers are killed after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashes into Mont Blanc, France
  • WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian, born in Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
  • Mike Forgeron, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Main-a-dieu, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Homi J. Bhabha, Indian nuclear physicist, dies at 56
1966 Highlights

About January 24, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius