Saturday 24 December 1955, Christmas Eve
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Clarence Gilyard Jr in Moses Lake and Grand L Bush.
In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits.
All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955
while The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
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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.
- Clarence Gilyard Jr in Moses Lake: Washington, USA; actor (Chips, Duck Factory).
- Grand L Bush: American actor.
- L Bush: American actor.
- Scott Fischer: American mountaineer and guide (d. 1996).
- Clarence Gilyard: American actor and educator.
- Nana Bryant: Actress (Mrs Nestor-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 67.
- NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition.
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