Wednesday December 24, 1947, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1947, UK date format: 24/12/1947

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Kevin Sheedy and Bill Rodgers. Brighton Rock, directed by John Boulting, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Playroom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 24, 1947?


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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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Directed by: John Boulting

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams

Country: United States of America

I Love Trouble

I Love Trouble

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Starring: Franchot Tone, Janet Blair, Janis Carter, Adele Jergens

I Walk Alone

I Walk Alone

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Wendell Corey

Country: United States of America

Killer McCoy

Killer McCoy

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Brian Donlevy, Ann Blyth, James Dunn

The Paradine Case

The Paradine Case

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1947?
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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)

TV Series

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

Playroom

Directed by: Stephen Stahl

Little Audrey

Little Audrey

Little Audrey

Little Audrey

The BBC Television Newsreel

The BBC Television Newsreel

The Newscenter

The Newscenter

Starring: Jim Vance

Country: United States of America

Days to next December 24

If December 24, 1947 is your birthday you're 72 years, 7 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 11 days.
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