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Wednesday 24 December 1941, Christmas Eve

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 1941). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hans Eichel and David Arkin. All Through the Night, directed by Vincent Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941 On TV people were watching Men at Work.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 24 December 1941

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Movies

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

All Through the Night

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell

Country: United States

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Lady for a Night

Directed by: Leigh Jason

Starring: Joan Blondell, John Wayne, Philip Merivale, Blanche Yurka

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Ball of Fire

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

Country: United States

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Babes on Broadway

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler

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Design for Scandal

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, Lee Bowman

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TV Series

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

Men at Work

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1941 ?

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:
  • (about 0930 hours) US forces on Wake Island surrender to the Japanese.
  • World War II: Kuching is conquered by Japanese forces.
  • WWII:
  • British forces capture Benghazi.
  • Dutch submarine HNLMS K XVI is the first Allied ship to sink a Japanese warship, sinking the destroyer ''Sagiri'' near Sarawak K XVI is herself torpedoed the following day by Japanese submarine I 66.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 24, 1941 - Geocentric view

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