March 24: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On March 24, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The 24th of March is the 83rd day of the Gregorian calendar, and it commemorates the abolition of slavery in Venezuela as well as the discovery of the Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.

The 24th of March falls under the sign of Aries. Tommy Hilfiger, Star Jones, Jim Parsons, Alyson Hannigan, Peyton Manning, Jessica Chastain, and Lake Bell are all born on March 24th. National Cheesesteak Day, Red Nose Day, and World Tuberculosis Day all fall on March 24th.


(March 24, 1887)
Fatty Arbuckle, an American comedian and filmmaker whose successful career was cut short by the first of Hollywood's big scandals, was born.


(March 24, 1945)
The King Cole Trio, led by American pianist and singer Nat King Cole, became the first record album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard magazine pop album chart.

(March 24, 1976)
Peyton Manning, an American professional gridiron football player and one of the game's best quarterbacks, was born.

(March 24, 1989)
The oil ship Exxon Valdez ran aground on this day in 1989, releasing 11 million gallons (41 million litres) of oil into Prince William Sound in Alaska, making it the greatest oil spill in US history.

(March 24, 1999)
A fire broke out in the Mont Blanc Tunnel, a key Alpine automobile tunnel that connects France and Italy; it took two days to put out the fire, and 39 people died.

(Died on March 24, 2021)
Jessica Walter, American actress and voice artist (b. 1941).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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