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Sunday 24 December 1939, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1939, UK date format: 24/12/1939

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dean Corll and Marcia Starck. Of Mice and Men, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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What the sky looked like on 24 December 1939

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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Of Mice and Men

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Charles Bickford

Country: United States of America

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The Cisco Kid and the Lady

Directed by: Herbert I. Leeds

Starring: Cesar Romero, Marjorie Weaver, Chris-Pin Martin, George Montgomery

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Judge Hardy and Son

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker

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Four Wives

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Gale Page

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El signo de la muerte

Directed by: Chano Urueta

Starring: Cantinflas, Manuel Medel, Carlos Orellana, Elena D'Orgaz

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1939 ?

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.
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Facts:
  • World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.

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Planetary positions on December 24, 1939 - Geocentric view

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