On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Garcia, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jonathan Ward, actor (Doug-Charles in Charge, Beans Baxter), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Kienast quintuplets, American quintuplets
  • Wilson Alvarez, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)

Famous Deaths

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