Friday 24 December 1943, Christmas EveUS date format: 12/24/1943, UK date format: 24/12/1943
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 1943). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Noëlla Pontois and Tarja Halonen.
Higher and Higher, directed by Tim Whelan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
On TV people were watching Noveltoon.
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- 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.
- Noëlla Pontois: French dancer, a famed ballerina.
- Tarja Halonen: Finnish politician, the first Finnish woman president.
- Claude Brosset
- Joseph Tyrode
- Don Ridgway: American Mensan and astrologer, the son of a Mensan born July 16, 1922 at 6 AM, Iola Ks.
- Harry Shearer: Actor.
- Suzy Menkes: English journalist and critic.
- Noéla Pontois: Vendéme Dancers.
- Christiane Schmidtmer: Heidelberg, Germany -- Actress (Ship of Fools).
- Tatton Sykes: English Baron / large landowner.
- Christian Raymond: French road bicycle racer, who won a stage in the 1970 Tour de France.
- FDR appoints General Eisenhower Supreme Commander of Allied forces
- US President Franklin Roosevelt appoints General Dwight Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces.
- World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander.