Sunday December 24, 1972, Christmas Eve
US date format: 12/24/1972, UK date format: 24/12/1972
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1972). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include May Hariri and Richard Dutruel.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul.
In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits.
Aguirre: The Wrath of God, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972
while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nacht der Prominenten.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hunt the Wumpus or Empire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 24, 1972?
- 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.
- Swedish Prime minister Olof Palme compares the American bombings of North Vietnam to Nazi massacres. The U.S. breaks diplomatic contact with Sweden.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1972?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Paul - Me And Mrs. Jones
- Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
- Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me
- Gilbert O'Sullivan - Clair
- Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
- Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
- Donna Fargo - Funny Face
- The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
- Carly Simon - You're So Vain
- Johnny Rivers - Rockin' Pneumonia - Boogie Woogie Flu
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling
- The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
- Neil Reid - Mother Of Mine
- The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
- Benny Hill - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
- Little Jimmy Osmond - Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
- Slade - GudBuy T'Jane
- Congregation - Softly Whispering I Love You
- Middle Of The Road - Soley Soley
- Donny Osmond - Why
Sport Games on December 24, 1972
- Cleveland Browns - Miami Dolphins : 14 - 20
- Green Bay Packers - Washington Redskins : 3 - 16
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 24, 1972?
On December 24, 1972 the day of the week was Sunday.
What zodiac sign is December 24, 1972?
On December 24, 1972 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 24, 1972?
On December 24, 1972 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 24, 1972?
On December 24, 1972 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 24, 1972?
On December 24, 1972 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 24, 1972?
On December 24, 1972 several famous people were born including, May Hariri, Richard Dutruel, Air France Flight 8969 - Hijacking.
Which famous people died on December 24, 1972?
Famous people died on December 24, 1972 include, Ernst Kreuder, Melville Ruick, Gisela Richter.
What was the number one song in December 24, 1972?
The number one song in the week of December 24, 1972 was Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul in US and My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry in UK.
What were the top hits on December 24, 1972?
The top hits on December 24, 1972 were Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul, I Am Woman by Helen Reddy, You Ought To Be With Me by Al Green in US and My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers, Crazy Horses by The Osmonds in UK.