Tuesday 24 December 1946
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Duel in the Sun, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946
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- 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.
- Jan Akkerman: Dutch guitarist (Focus and Brainbox).
- Brenda Howard: American bisexual activist (d. 2005).
- 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).
- Jeff Sessions: American captain lawyer and politician 44th Attorney General of Alabama.
- 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).
- US General MacNarney gives 800,000 "minor Nazis" amnesty.
- 4th French republic established.
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