Saturday 24 December 1932, Christmas Eve
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cynthia Payne and On Kawara.
Frisco Jenny, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1932 ?
- 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.
- Cynthia Payne: British madam, a nice-looking, stylish blonde whose brothel hosted such prestigious clients as vicars, barristers, a Member of Parliament and several peers of the realm.
- On Kawara: Japanese-American painter (d. 2014).
- Eyvind Alnaes: Composer, dies at 60.
- Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1932 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Play, Fiddle, Play - Ted Lewis & His Band
- I've Told Ev'ry Little Star - Jack Denny & His Orchestra
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