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Thursday 24 December 1942, Christmas Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Quentin Bryce and Indra Bania. Margin for Error, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
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What the sky looked like on 24 December 1942

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Movies

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

Margin for Error

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Joan Bennett, Milton Berle, Otto Preminger, Carl Esmond

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Man of Courage

Directed by: Alexis Thurn-Taxis

Starring: Barton MacLane, Charlotte Wynters, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess

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Commandos Strike at Dawn

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish, Cedric Hardwicke

Country: United States

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Stand by for Action

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Charles Laughton, Walter Brennan

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4 passi fra le nuvole

Directed by: Alessandro Blasetti

Starring: Gino Cervi, Adriana Benetti, Giuditta Rissone, Carlo Romano

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TV Series

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

Voice of America News

Starring: Carol Castiel

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1942 ?

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:
  • Red army occupies German airports at Tasjinskaja and Morozowsk
  • World War II: French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, assassinates Vichy French Admiral Francois Darlan in Algiers.
  • French Admiral Darlan, the former Vichy leader who had switched over to the Allies following the Torch landings, is assassinated in Algiers.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 24, 1942 - Geocentric view

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