Sunday 24 December 2006, Christmas Eve
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rihanna Quinn .
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce.
In UK Patience by Take That was in the top 5 hits.
Children of Men, directed by Alfonso Cuarn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006
while For One More Day by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Lost Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bounty Hounds or Tetris DS.
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Which were the important events of 24 December 2006 ?
- 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.
- ''Braguinha'': Brazilian songwriter (Born 1907).
- United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan warns of ampquottroubling developmentsampquot in Burundi that could lead to violence. (allAfrica)
- Ethiopian intervention in Somalia:
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