Monday December 24, 1945, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1945, UK date format: 24/12/1945

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1945). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Lemmy (rock musician) and Steve Smith (comedian). Strangler of the Swamp, directed by Frank Wisbar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945 On TV people were watching Casper the Friendly Ghost.
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Strangler of the Swamp

Directed by: Frank Wisbar

Starring: Rosemary La Planche, Robert Barrat, Blake Edwards, Charles Middleton

Doll Face

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: Vivian Blaine, Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como, Carmen Miranda

Scarlet Street

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Margaret Lindsay

Country: United States of America

Leave Her to Heaven

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

Adventure

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Joan Blondell, Thomas Mitchell

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 24, 1945?


    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.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Casper the Friendly Ghost

Composer at the Piano

Starring: Annette Mills, Alan Murray, Eleanor Fayre, Leslie Julian Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

On Stage, Everybody (1945 TV Series)

Choreotones

Written by: Pauline Koner

Starring: Forest Bonshire, Pauline Koner, Betty Lind, Olga Lunick

Country: United States of America

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