Monday 24 December 1945, Christmas Eve
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lemmy and Lemmy Kilmister.
Scarlet Street, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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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.
- Lemmy : British born singer and bass player for Motörhead, a heavy metal band he founded in June 1975.
- Lemmy Kilmister: Bassist.
- Nicholas Meyer: American author screenwriter and director.
- Steve Smith: Canadian Comedian, The New Red Green Show, Duct Tape Forever.
- Francisco Pujol: Composer, dies at 67.
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