Wednesday 24 December 1924, Christmas Eve
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Grigory Kriss and [Irving] Lee Dorsey in New Orleans.
Peter Pan, directed by Herbert Brenon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924
while So Big by Edna Ferber 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 1924 ?
- 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.
- [Irving] Lee Dorsey in New Orleans: Louisiana, USA; vocalist ("Working in the Coal Mine").
- Grigory Kriss: Russian Olympic champion fencer.
- Marc Ferro: French historian.
- Roger Mindonnet
- Lee Dorsey: American singer-songwriter (d. 1986).
- Abdirizak Hussein: Somalian soldier and politician 4th Prime Minister of Somalia (d. 2014).
- Mohammed Rafi: Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980).
- Norman Rossington: English actor (d. 1999).
- 1st radio transmission of NCRV in the Netherlands
- School in Babb's Switch, Oklahoma, USA catches fire; 36 die.
- Albania becomes a republic.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1924 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Bagdad - Paul Specht & His Hotel Alamac Orchestra
- Doodle-Doo-Doo - Eddie Cantor
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