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Thursday 24 December 1936, Christmas Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ivan Lawrence . After the Thin Man, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936 while Drums Along the Mohawk by Walter D. Edmonds was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sea Stories.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Sea Stories

Starring: A.B. Campbell

Sea Stories

Starring: A.B. Campbell

Sea Stories

Starring: A.B. Campbell

Sea Stories

Starring: A.B. Campbell

Sea Stories

Starring: A.B. Campbell

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

After the Thin Man

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart

Country: United States

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Camille

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Great Guy

Directed by: John G. Blystone

Starring: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, James Burke

Country: United States

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Lloyd's of London

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, Freddie Bartholomew

Country: United States

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The Plainsman

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1936 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st radioactive isotope medicine administered, Berkeley, California
  • The first radioactive isotope medicine is administered in Berkeley, California.
  • Release of the film Natalka Poltavka in Ukraine, the first filmed Russian opera.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1936 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Easy To Love - Ray Noble & His Orchestra (Vocal Al Bowlly)
  2. Bing Crosby - Let's Call A Heart A Heart

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1936?

  • Life: Beaverbrook Baby
  • Time: Edward Johnson, the NYC Metropolitan Opera House's affable general manager. Also a tenor in opera
  • Life: Canterbury

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Drums Along the Mohawk

By: Walter D. Edmonds

The bestselling novel behind John Ford’s acclaimed film starring Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, and Edna May Oliver. When newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin settle in the Mohawk Valley in 1776, they work tirelessly against the elements to build a new ...

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Sparkenbroke

By: Charles Morgan

536pages. in8. Cartonné.

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White Banners

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

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Gone with the Wind

By: Margaret Mitchell

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.Widely

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