What Happened on January 24, 2006

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigns as leader of the Liberal party

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin
22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Walt Disney International and Bob Iger announce it is buying computer animation film studio Pixer for $7.4 billion

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger

Famous Deaths

  • Chris Penn, American actor (b. 1965)
  • Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers (b. 1914)
  • Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician