On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 2009

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Famous Deaths

  • GĂ©rard Blanc, French singer (b. 1947)
  • Kay Yow, North Carolina State Univ. women's basketball head coach (b. 1942)
  • Leonard Gaskin, American jazz bassist (Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis), dies at 88
  • Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)