(Wednesday, February 24, 1982, 9:00 p.m. EST) — Double Fantasy, the album by the late John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, and Bette Davis Eyes, Kim Carnes’ scratchy voiced single, won top honors tonight at the 24th Grammy Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
(Wednesday, February 24, 1982, 8:00 p.m. ET) –Venus’s latest date gives him an expensive diamond earring as a gift and then runs out on him on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati.
(Saturday, February 24, 1962) — The Wanderer by Dion peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week. The song is ranked #239 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
(Saturday, February 24, 1912) — Former President Theodore Roosevelt announced tonight (in the form of a written reply to seven GOP governors asking him to run) that he would “accept the nomination for president if it is tendered me,” directly challenging his successor, President William H. Taft, for the Republican presidential nomination.