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Tuesday 24 December 1946, Christmas Eve

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Judy Tyler and Sharon Farrell in Sioux City. Duel in the Sun, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946 On TV people were watching Campus Hoopla.
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 this week ?

Duel in the Sun

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck

Country: United States

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The Beast with Five Fingers

Directed by: Robert Florey

Starring: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre

Country: United States

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Humoresque

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant

Country: United States

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Stairway to Heaven

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote

Country: United States

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It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Campus Hoopla

Starring: Bob Haymes, Eva Marie Saint

Country: United States

Let's Celebrate

Starring: Mel Allen

Country: United States

The Teen-Age Show

Country: United Kingdom

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Pinwright's Progress

Starring: James Hayter, Clarence Wright, Daphne Maddox, Charles Irwin

Country: United Kingdom

Close-Up

Starring: Evel Burns, The Beverley Sisters, Diana Decker

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1946 ?

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:
  • Judy Tyler: Los Angeles, California -- Playmate (Jan 1966).
  • Sharon Farrell in Sioux City: Iowa, USA; actress (Lori - Hawaii Five-0, The Young and the Restless).
  • Roselyne Bachelot: French politician, formerly pharmacist, she belonged to Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Dominique de Villepin, and Francois Fillon's governments as Minister for Environment, Ecology, and sustainable development (2002-4), for Health, Youth Affairs and Sports (until 2010), Minister of Social Affairs, Solidarity and Social Cohesion (until 2012).
  • Jan Akkerman: Dutch guitarist (Focus and Brainbox).
  • Brenda Howard: American bisexual activist (d. 2005).
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Facts:
  • US General MacNarney gives 800,000 "minor Nazis" amnesty.
  • 4th French republic established.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1946?

  • Life: Fra Angelicos art
  • Time: Ahmed Sukarno (spelled Soekarno).
  • Life: Teresa Wright

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Books

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

The King's General

By: Daphne du Maurier

The highly anticipated reissue of the du Maurier classics American fans have been waiting for "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." Sunday Telegraph As civil war rages across England, the weak prove their courage and the privileged become traitors In ...

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This Side of Innocence

By: Taylor Caldwell

A beautiful flawless copy, First Edition, Published 1946, Mint Condition This Side of Innocence (1946) by Taylor Caldwell, about rich and powerful New York families in the Gilded Age.

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The River Road

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

The sweeping and mighty chronicle of a fabulous family- the hot headed, hot-blooded d'Alverys, and the skeleton ridden house where they were born. On Belle Heloise plantation, with all its old world background; its beer and shrimp parties on the ...

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