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 To Kill a Mockingbird in 1962 directed by Robert Mulligan and Roja in 1992 directed by Mani Ratnam.
But much more happened on December 24 over the years: find out below

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

The Watch

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Akiva Schaffer

Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Billy Crudup

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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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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Music charts

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Books

Which were the most popular books released around December 24 over the years?
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Rush To Judgment by Mark Lane

Rush To Judgment

Year: 1966

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Rush to Judgment is Mark Lane’s seminal work on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This groundbreaking number one bestseller opened the eyes of the people of the United

My Gal Sunday by Mary Higgins Clark

My Gal Sunday

Year: 1996

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A dashing ex-president and his young congresswoman bride become an irresistible sleuthing duo in four acclaimed stories from the Queen of Suspense.Henry

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

The Christmas Train

Year: 2002

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Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool.

How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler

How To Live 365 Days A Year

Year: 1955

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One of the great self-help books of all time, How to Live 365 Days a Year has sold more than 1 million copies and has been translated into 13 languages.

Games People Play by Eric Berne

Games People Play

Year: 1966

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We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions.

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