What Happened on January 24, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Deputy Prime Minister Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the lack of 'strong government' on the part of PM Terence O'Neill
  • Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Spanish dictator General Franco announces state of emergency

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Students protest the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics

Famous Birthdays

  • Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor
  • Louise McPaul, Australian javelin thrower (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Stephanie Romanov, actress (Teri Spencer-Models Inc)/model (Elite)

Famous Deaths

  • Pauline Hall, Norwegian composer, dies at 78
  • Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Washington Senators), dies at 72