December 24

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on December 24. From 1900 until now. December 24 is under the sign of Capricorn. Famous birthdays on this day include Louis Tomlinson (1991), Ricky Martin (1971) and Ava Gardner (1922). Several movies were released around December 24 over the years, such as Devdas in 1955 directed by Bimal Roy and Scarlet Street in 1945 directed by Fritz Lang.
But much more happened on December 24 over the years: find out below

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released around December 24 over the years?
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Devdas

Devdas

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Bimal Roy

Starring: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal, Suchitra Sen

Scarlet Street

Scarlet Street

Release year: 1945

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Margaret Lindsay

Country: United States of America

Smiles of a Summer Night

Smiles of a Summer Night

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist

Country: United States of America

Leave Her to Heaven

Leave Her to Heaven

Release year: 1945

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

Release year: 1950

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 24?


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.

Events

  • 2018 The Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 2.9%, its worst performance ever on Christmas Eve. (NPR)
  • 2017 Typhoon Tembin: Officials raise the death total from this storm to 182, with at least 153 people missing and more than 70,000 displaced. (Malay Mail)
  • 2016 Boko Haram insurgency: President Muhammadu Buhari announces that the Nigerian Armed Forces have successfully driven out Boko Haram militants from their last stronghold in the Sambisa Forest in northeastern Nigeria. (BBC News) (Business Insider)
  • 2015 2015 Zaria Shia Massacre: Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports Nigeria’s military has quickly buried the corpses of at least 300 Shia Muslims killed during raids at the house of Ibrahim Zakzaky in Zaria earlier in December. (BBC) (International Business Times)
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Books

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Echoes by Danielle Steel

Echoes

Year: 2004

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Against a vivid backdrop of history, Danielle Steel tells a compelling story of love and war, acts of faith and acts of betrayal…and of three generations of women as they journey

Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard

Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself

Year: 1984

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The 1950s were simple times to grow up. For Lewis Grizzard and his buddies, "gallivanting" meant hanging out at the local store, eating Zagnut candy bars, and drinking "Big Orange bellywashers."

Anyone Can Make A Million by Morton Shulman

Anyone Can Make A Million

Year: 1967

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Provided encouragement down the beginnings of an entrepreneurial path . . .

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill

Open Marriage

Year: 1972

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The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

The Pelican Brief

Year: 1992

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In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death.

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