February 24, 1999 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.
  • The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.

Deaths in History

  • Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (b. 1916)