What Happened on February 24, 1970

Historical Events

  • 29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)
  • Heintje Simons (14) wins 7 gold records
  • KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
1970 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Garcia, American football quarterback (4 x Pro Bowl; SF 49ers, TB Buccaneers; Longest touchdown pass: 99 yards [tied]), born in Gilroy, California
  • Jonathan Ward, American actor (Doug-Charles in Charge; Beans Baxter), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Kienast quintuplets, American quintuplets
  • Wilson Alvarez, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Conrad Nagel, American actor (All That Heaven Allows, Celebrity Time), dies at 72

About February 24, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
  • UK #1 Song: Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse