What Happened on January 24, 2009

Historical Events

Excommunication

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

Famous Deaths

  • Diane Holland, British actress and dancer (Crossroads - "Sarah"; Hi-de-Hi! - "Yvonne"), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 78
  • GĂ©rard Blanc, French pop singer ("Une Autre Histoire"), dies at 61
  • 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)
2009 Highlights

About January 24, 2009

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

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