Daily Calendar for Saturday, February 24, 2024 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Saturday, February 24, 2024

In 2023, the Full Moon rises on February 5. Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon. Learn more on our February Full Moon Guide.


  • Wilhelm Grimm (folklorist) –
  • Winslow Homer (painter) –
  • Chester Nimitz (U.S. fleet admiral) –
  • Philip Knight (co-founder of Nike) –
  • Debra Jo Rupp (actress) –
  • Sid Meier (Canadian-American programmer and game designer ) –
  • Steve Jobs (computer pioneer) –
  • Eddie Murray (baseball player) –
  • Mike Lowell (baseball player) –
  • Bronson Arroyo (baseball player) –


  • Dinah Shore (singer) –
  • Henny Youngman (vaudevillian who fiddled his way into television and films) –
  • John McMorran (the oldest American man [at the time of his death] died from heart failure) –
  • John Randolph (actor) –
  • Dennis Weaver (actor) –
  • Don Knotts (actor) –
  • Jan Berenstain (co-creator of The Berenstain Bears book series) –
  • Harold Ramis (actor & director) –


  • Thomas Edison married Mina Miller. He wooed the 19 year old woman via Morse code–
  • Thermite explosive first used to break ice jam, Waddington, NY–
  • Nylon toothbrush bristles made by DuPont–
  • When You Wish Upon a Star recorded–
  • Discovery (by Jocelyn Bell) of the first pulsar announced–
  • Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer–
  • Hockey player Wayne Gretzky scored his 77th goal of the season and broke Phil Esposito’s 1971 record–
  • A deadly 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Morocco killing more than 560 people and injured approximately 300 more–
  • Eastern Ontario and western Quebec were shaken by a 4.5 earthquake–
  • Pilots of two planes reported UFO over Arizona–


  • Brown snow fell in Vermont and New Hampshire. The color was caused by dust blown from storms in the Great Plains.–
  • The temperature in Jacksonville, Florida, plummeted to 24 degrees F–

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