Friday 24 December 1920, Christmas Eve
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dave Bartholomew and Bruno Dozzini.
Outside the Law, directed by Tod Browning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
while The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1920 ?
- 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.
- Dave Bartholomew: Louisiana, United States -- Jazz artist / songwriter (Blueberry Hill).
- Bruno Dozzini: Italian poet.
- Déro : French political cartoonist and caricaturist.
- Franco Lucentini: Italian writer, the author of bestseller thrillers together with Carlo Fruttero.
- Rene Valmy: France sport Champion.
- Yevgeniya Rudneva: Ukrainian-Russian lieutenant and navigator (d. 1944)
- Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (New York City, New York).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1920 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Whispering - Art Hickman & His Orchestra
- The Argentines, the Portugese, and the Greeks - Nora Bayes
- You're the Only Girl That Made Me Cry - Henry Burr
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