Wednesday December 24, 1930, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1930, UK date format: 24/12/1930

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1930). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michel L'Hopitault and Robert Joffrey. Little Caesar, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930 On TV people were watching Looney Tunes.
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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Little Caesar

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell, William Collier Jr.

Country: United States of America

Reaching for the Moon

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Bebe Daniels, Edward Everett Horton, Claud Allister


Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Joan Crawford, Robert Armstrong, Marie Prevost, Douglass Montgomery

Storm Over Mont Blanc

Directed by: Arnold Fanck

Starring: Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, Ernst Udet, Mathias Wieman

Going Wild

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Joe E. Brown, Lawrence Gray, Ona Munson, Walter Pidgeon


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 24, 1930?


  • 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.


  • Bandung, Java: ir Sukarno 4 years jail sentenced
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1930?

    Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. Them There Eyes - Gus Arnheim & His Orchestra (Vocal Rhythm Boys (Bing Crosby)
  2. Where Have You Been? - Emil Coleman & His Orchestra

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Looney Tunes

US Midterm Elections

The Little Rascals Classics

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