What Happened on April 24, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Car firm British Leyland launch the Austin Maxi in Oporto Portugal
  • Lebanese army in battle with Palestinians
  • Loyalist members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers (UPV) explode a bomb at a water pipeline between Lough Neagh and Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Marshall Lin Biao named Mao's designated successor as the sole Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of China

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors he is dead

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • US B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary

Famous Birthdays

  • Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer
  • Melinda Clarke, American actress
  • Viveca Paulin, Swedish actress