Thursday 24 December 1931, Christmas Eve
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jill Bennett and Mauricio Kagel.
À Nous la Liberté, directed by Ren Clair, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1931 ?
- 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.
- Jill Bennett: Penang, Malaysia -- Actress (Lady Jane, Concrete Jungle).
- Mauricio Kagel: Argentinean conductor, music teacher, theatre director, film historian and experimental composer.
- Ray Bryant: American pianist and composer (d. 2011).
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