Wednesday 24 December 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). Famous people born on this day include Susan Lucci and Graham Hawkes. Brighton Rock, directed by John Boulting, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Playroom.
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Movies

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Brighton Rock

Directed by: John Boulting

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

Country: United States of America

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I Walk Alone

Directed by: Byron Haskin

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

Country: United States of America

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Killer McCoy

Directed by: Roy Rowland

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

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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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If Winter Comes

Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Deborah Kerr, Angela Lansbury, Binnie Barnes

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Playroom

Directed by: Stephen Stahl

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Little Audrey

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The BBC Television Newsreel

The Newscenter

Starring: Jim Vance

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 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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Planetary positions on December 24, 1947 - Geocentric view

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