Sunday 24 December 1922, Christmas Eve
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ava Gardner and Zé Carreiro.
The Making of a Man, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1922 ?
- 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.
- Ava Gardner: American actress, onscreen from 1941 in a career of more than 60 movies.
- Zé Carreiro: Brazilian singer, a pioneer of the sertanejo/caipira style.
- Job Roos: Netherlands sport Champion.
- BBC sends first British radio play "Truth about Father Christmas".
- London Coloseum opens.