Saturday 24 December 1949, Christmas Eve
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Cameron Seward and Warwick Brown.
The Inspector General, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
while The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching College of Musical Knowledge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 December 1949 ?
- 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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Top #1 songs in the USA
- Blue Christmas - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra
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