Events in Film & TV on February 24

Film Premiere

1969 "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

  • 1970 KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting

Radio History

1987 American radio and television personality Larry King suffers a heart attack

Film & TV History

1989 Stalker Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife

Grammy Awards

1999 41st Grammy Awards: "My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic)" and Lauryn Hill win

BAFTA Awards

2002 55th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Best Film, Peter Jackson Best Director

  • 2007 27th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Basic Instinct 2" wins

Academy Awards

2019 91st Academy Awards: Best Picture "Green Book", Best Director Alfonso Cuarón, Best Actor Rami Malek, Best Actress Olivia Colman

Film & TV History

2020 Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act in landmark case that ignited #MeToo movement