On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" film based on novel by Muriel Spark directed by Ronald Neame, starring Maggie Smith (Academy Award Best Actress) premieres in London

Actress Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
Author Muriel Spark
Muriel Spark

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

26th Golden Globes: "The Lion in Winter", Peter O'Toole, & Joanne Woodward win

  • Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby to study planet's atmosphere
  • Northern Ireland Stormont parliament elections are held; the Unionist party fragments into 'Official Unionist' and 'Unofficial Unionist'

Famous Deaths

  • Kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61