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Tuesday 24 December 1940, Christmas Eve

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sharon Farrell and Anthony Fauci. Hudson's Bay, directed by Irving Pichel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940 On TV people were watching Tom and Jerry.
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What the sky looked like on 24 December 1940

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Movies

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

Hudson's Bay

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Starring: Paul Muni, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar, John Sutton

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Kitty Foyle

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli

Country: United States

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Her First Romance

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Edith Fellows, Wilbur Evans, Julie Bishop, Alan Ladd

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Chad Hanna

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Linda Darnell, Guy Kibbee

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The Invisible Woman

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

Starring: Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard, Charles Ruggles

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Tom and Jerry

Gabby

Starring: Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1940 ?

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:
  • Mahatma Gandhi, Indian spiritual non-violence leader writes his second letter to Adolf Hitler addressing him quotMy friendquot, requesting him to stop the war Germany had begun.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a fireside chat to the nation, declares that the United States must become ampquotthe great arsenal of democracy.ampquot
  • WWII: ampquotSecond Great Fire of Londonampquot ndash Luftwaffe carries out a massive incendiary bombing raid, starting 1,500 fires. Many famous buildings, including the Guildhall and Trinity House, are either damaged or destroyed.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 24, 1940 - Geocentric view

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