On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1969

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 and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • US B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary

Famous Birthdays

  • Elias Atmatsidis, Greek football goalkeeper, born in Kozani, Greece
  • Melinda Clarke, American actress (Days of Our Lives), born in Dana Point, California
  • Viveca Paulin, Swedish actress, born in Askim, Sweden
1969 Highlights

About April 24, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus