The current calendar page for January 24, 2023:
4th calendar week, 24th day of the year 341 days until the end of the yearZodiac sign: AquariusName day: Franz
2022 - In a lecture hall at Heidelberg University, a student shoots a 23-year-old girl and then himself. Eight students are injured. According to experts, the shooter had a mental disorder.
2022 - Mutinous soldiers overthrow Burkina Faso's democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and take power in the West African country. The military junta forms an interim government.
2013 - The magazine "Stern" reported on allegedly suggestive remarks by the FDP parliamentary group leader Rainer Brüderle to a reporter from the newspaper in early 2012. The article triggered a debate about sexism.
1983 - 25 members of the Italian "Red Brigades" are sentenced to life imprisonment in Rome for their part in the kidnapping and murder of former Prime Minister Aldo Moro.
1978 - The Soviet Kosmos-954 satellite crashes in northern Canada. Fragments with strong radioactive radiation are found.
1935 - In Richmond (US state of Virginia) the first canned beer is tested on the market.
1915 - During a naval battle in the North Sea during World War I, British naval forces sink the German cruiser "Blücher".
1848 - Gold is discovered on the estates of John A. Sutter in what is now Sacramento. The find led to the gold rush in California.
1458 - Matthias Corvinus is elected King of Hungary.
1963 - Bernhard Schir (60), Austrian actor ("OP calls Dr. Bruckner", "Wilsberg - Every year again")
1958 - Frank Ullrich (65), German biathlete, gold medalist in the sprint at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics
1958 - Jools Holland (65), British pianist and presenter ("Later...with Jools Holland")
1943 - Peter Struck, German politician and lawyer, SPD parliamentary group leader in the German Bundestag 2005-2009 and 1998-2002, Federal Defense Minister 2002-2005, first parliamentary secretary of the SPD parliamentary group in the German Bundestag 1991-1998, died 2012
1888 - Vicki Baum, Austrian-American writer ("People in the Hotel"), died 1960
2003 - Giovanni Agnelli, Italian entrepreneur, President of the automobile group Fiat 1966-96, born 1921
1983 - George Cukor, American film director ("My Fair Lady", "A New Star in the Sky"), born 1899