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Friday 24 December 1943, 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 Christiane Schmidtmer and Tatton Sykes. A Guy Named Joe, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943 On TV people were watching Voice of Firestone Televues.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Guy Named Joe

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson

Country: United States

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The Song of Bernadette

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe

Country: United States

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Madame Curie

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers

Country: United States

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Destination Tokyo

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale

Country: United States

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The Spider Woman

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Voice of Firestone Televues

Country: United States

Voice of Firestone Televues

Country: United States

Voice of Firestone Televues

Country: United States

Voice of Firestone Televues

Country: United States

Voice of Firestone Televues

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1943 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • FDR appoints General Eisenhower Supreme Commander of Allied forces
  • US President Franklin Roosevelt appoints General Dwight Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces.
  • World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1943?

  • Life: POWs wife
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Greer Garson -- Dec. 20, 1943
  • Life: Sinkiang

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Robe

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

A Roman soldier, Marcellus, wins Christ's robe as a gambling prize. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene's robe-a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity and is set ...

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The Valley of Decision

By: Marcia Davenport

Originally published in 1942, The Valley of Decision was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family—owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works—has since captured the imagination of generations of readers.

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So Little Time

By: John P. Marquand

Two complete novels in one book. Great read.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

By: Betty Smith

The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and ...

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