Tuesday December 24, 1968, Christmas Eve
US date format: 12/24/1968, UK date format: 24/12/1968
We've performed the most in-depth research possibile on December 24, 1968, here's what our experts found out:
it was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on December 24, 1968). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Doyle Bramhall II and Marleen Renders.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye.
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell, directed by Melvin Frank, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1968
while Testimony Of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling book.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hamurabi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 24, 1968?
- 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.
- Apollo 8 Astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
- WATU (now WAGT) TV channel 26 in Augusta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting
- The crew of the USS Pueblo is released by North Korea after being held for 11 months on suspicion of spying.
- Apollo Program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast, one of the most watched programs in history.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1968?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 24, 1968?
On December 24, 1968 the day of the week was Tuesday.
What zodiac sign is December 24, 1968?
On December 24, 1968 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 24, 1968?
On December 24, 1968 the US President was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 24, 1968?
On December 24, 1968 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).
Who was the Pope on December 24, 1968?
On December 24, 1968 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 24, 1968?
On December 24, 1968 several famous people were born including, Doyle Bramhall II, Marleen Renders, Kirt Ojala.