Thursday December 24, 1908, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1908, UK date format: 24/12/1908

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1908). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church. Il missionario, directed by roger delattre, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Il missionario

Il missionario

Directed by: roger delattre

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst

The Tempest

The Tempest

Directed by: Julie Taymor

David and Goliath

David and Goliath

Directed by: Ferdinando Baldi

The Puppet's Nightmare

The Puppet's Nightmare

Directed by: Émile Cohl


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 24, 1908?


  • 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.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1908?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I'm Glad I'm Married
  2. - Don't Take Me Home
  3. - Old Black Joe
  4. - Stille Nacht, Helige Nacht (Silent Night, Holy Night)
  5. - When You and I Were Young, Maggie

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