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..
Which were the important events of December 24, 1947?
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1947?
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Top #1 songs in the USA
- Gene Autry - Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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