On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 2019

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

91st Academy Awards: Best Picture "Green Book", Best Director Alfonso CuarĂ³n, Best Actor Rami Malek, Best Actress Olivia Colman

  • At least 133 people have died and 200 treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Golaghat district, north-eastern India

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

Roman Catholic Church summit on paedophilia ends with Pope Francis promising more action and calling those guilty "tools of Satan"


Famous Deaths

  • Li Xueqin, Chinese eminent historian, archaeologist, and palaeographer, dies at 85
  • Malcolm "Mac" Wiseman, American bluegrass singer, dies at 93
  • Margaret Scott, South-African ballet dancer and founder (Australian Ballet School), dies at 96