Friday 24 December 1937, Christmas Eve
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Felix Mieli Venerando and Félix Venerando.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, directed by William Cottrell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1937 ?
- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- Felix Mieli Venerando: Brazilian football player.
- Félix Venerando: Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2012).
- John Taylor: Baron Kilclooney Northern Irish politician Irish Minister of Home Affairs.
- Dutch government recognizes Italian king Emanuel III as emperor of Abyssinia.
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