24th of June

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July 5, 2022

June 24 is the 175th day (176th day of a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar.

Events

1945 - Allied troops land in Halmahera. 1949 - Dutch troops begin evacuating Yogyakarta. 1956 – Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser is elected president of Egypt. 1973 - Leonid Brezhnev, on a visit to the US, declares that the Cold War is over. 1986 - Kahitna Music Group formed by Yovie Widianto 1993 - Richard O'Brien hosts the quiz adventure show The Crystal Maze which airs on Channel 4 Chatsworth TV for the last time. 2017 - The Isbat Session determined 1 Shawwal 1438 Hijri to be the same as June 25, 2017.

Birth

1619 - Rijkloff van Goens, later head of the VOC in Batavia between 1678 - 1681. He was born in Kleve, Germany (d. 1682). 1893 - Roy Oliver Disney, an American businessman who co-founded The Walt Disney Company with his younger brother Walt Disney. 1911 – Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine F1 driver, world champion 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, and 1957 (d. 1995) 1924 – Kurt Furgler, 70th president of Switzerland (d. 2008) 1938 - José Altafini, former Brazilian footballer 1942 – Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, 32nd President of Chile 1944 - Kathryn Lasky 1946 - Abdul Hadi WM, Indonesian writer, humanist and philosopher. 1978 – Luis García, Spanish footballer 1980 - Cicinho, Brazilian footballer 1982 – Kevin Nolan, English football player and coach 1984 – Andrea Raggi, Italian footballer. 1985 – Diego Alves, Brazilian footballer. 1987 - LiSA, Japanese singer and songwriter. 1987 – Arturo Lupoli, Italian footballer. 1987 - Lionel Messi, Argentinean footballer 1988 - Nichkhun Horvejkul, member of the Korean boyband 2PM 1989 - Rafi Gavron, British actor 1992 – David Alaba, Austrian footballer 1994 - Karis Alika Islamadina, Indonesian singer

Died

1989 - Hibari Misora, Japanese singer (b. 1937)

Holidays and anniversaries

Caboclo Day National Midwife Day 23 June - 24 June - 25 June