Sunday 24 December 1944, Christmas Eve
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1944 ?
- 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.
- Jean-Loup Bourget: French writer and film critic.
- Barry Elliot: English actor and screenwriter.
- Mike Curb: American businessman and politician 42nd Lieutenant Governor of California.
- Oswald Gracias: Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay.
- Erhard Keller German Federal Republic 500-metre speed skater (Olympics-gold-1968: 1972).
- Mike Curb in Savannah: Georgia, USA; singer (Mike Curb Congregation).
- Jean-Marie Stoeckel: French sommelier who was awarded the title of France's best sommelier in 1972.
- Daniel Johnson: Canadian lawyer and politiican, the Premier of Quebec and member of a noted family. His father was Premier of Quebec from 1966-1968 and Daniel Jr. held the post in 1994.
- Barry Chuckle: British comedian
- Juan Trigo: Spanish Ph.D in chemical engineering, employed as an export manager in the chemical industry. The author of a science-fiction novel and a computer handbook, he is also an astrologer and the author of a synastry handbook in collaboration.
- Joseph Gustav Mraczek: Composer, dies at 66.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1944 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Let Me Love You - Charlie Spivak
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