On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1969

Historical Events

Film 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

  • 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
1969 Highlights

About February 24, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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