Sunday 24 December 1944, Christmas Eve
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Erhard Keller German Federal Republic 500-metre speed skater (Olympics-gold-1968 and Mike Curb in Savannah.
The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The World in Your Home.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1944 ?
- 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.
- Erhard Keller German Federal Republic 500-metre speed skater (Olympics-gold-1968: 1972).
- Mike Curb in Savannah: Georgia, USA; singer (Mike Curb Congregation).
- Jean-Loup Bourget: French writer and film critic.
- Daniel Johnson: Canadian lawyer and politiican, the Premier of Quebec and member of a noted family.
- Jean-Marie Stoeckel: French sommelier who was awarded the title of France's best sommelier in 1972.
- Juan Trigo: Spanish Ph.D in chemical engineering, employed as an export manager in the chemical industry. The author of a science-fiction novel and a computer handbook, he is also an astrologer and the author of a synastry handbook in collaboration.
- Barry Chuckle: British comedian
- Barry Elliot: English actor and screenwriter
- Mike Curb: American businessman and politician 42nd Lieutenant Governor of California
- Oswald Gracias: Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay
- Joseph Gustav Mraczek: Composer, dies at 66.
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- Let Me Love You - Charlie Spivak
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