Sunday 24 December 1967, Christmas Eve
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mikhail Shchennikov and Pernilla Wahlgren.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Daydream Believer by The Monkees.
In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967
while The Confessions Of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Adventure Island.
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1967 ?
- 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:24 December
- Burt Baskin: American entrepreneur, co-founder of Baskin and Robbins, d. 1967.
- Pirate Radio Pegasus starts broadcasting off New Zealand
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1967 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Monkees - Daydream Believer
- Gladys Knight & the Pips - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- The Beatles - Hello Goodbye
- Smokey Robinson - I Second That Emotion
- Union Gap - Woman, Woman
- The Cowsills - The Rain, The Park & Other Things
- The Fantastic Johnny C - Boogaloo Down Broadway
- Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints
- Cher - You Better Sit Down Kids
- Dionne Warwick - I Say A Little Prayer
Top #9 songs in the UK
- Tom Jones - Green Green Grass Of Home
- Long John Baldry - Let The Heartaches Begin
- The Seekers - Morningtown Ride
- Dave Clark Five - Everybody Knows
- Donovan - Sunshine Superman
- Val Doonican - If The Whole World Stopped Loving
- The Monkees - I'm A Believer
- Tom Jones - I'm Coming Home
- Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich - Save Me
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