Tuesday December 24, 1991, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1991, UK date format: 24/12/1991

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1991). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Louis Tomlinson and Sofia Black D'Elia. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Black Or White by Michael Jackson. In UK Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael & Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Kuffs, directed by Bruce A. Evans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991 while The Firm by John Grisham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sightings. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Final Fantasy Legend III or The Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge.
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Historical Events

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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.

Events

  • Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of Soviet Union
  • Russian SFSR President Boris Yeltsin sends a letter to UN Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, stating that Russia should be a successor to collapsing Soviet Union within the United Nations Organization.

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Movies

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Kuffs

Kuffs

Directed by: Bruce A. Evans

Starring: Christian Slater, Milla Jovovich, Ric Roman Waugh, Steve Holladay

Aces: Iron Eagle III

Aces: Iron Eagle III

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Louis Gossett Jr., Rachel McLish, Paul Freeman, Horst Buchholz

Where the Day Takes You

Where the Day Takes You

Directed by: Marc Rocco

Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Robert Knepper, Laura San Giacomo, Sean Astin

Tiger Claws

Tiger Claws

Directed by: Kelly Makin

Starring: Cynthia Rothrock, Nick Dibley, Fern Figueiredo, Jack Vorvis

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Directed by: Jon Avnet

Starring: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Sightings

Sightings

Directed by: Dallas Morgan

Ein Engel namens Flint

Ein Engel namens Flint

Barrymore

Barrymore

Directed by: Erik Canuel

Feuerwache 09

Feuerwache 09

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Directed by: Bryan Carberry

Days to next December 24

If December 24, 1991 is your birthday you're 28 years, 9 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Firm by John Grisham

The Firm

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When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way.

The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

The Jolly Christmas Postman

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The Jolly Postman rides again with more real letters, and present, too, in his Christmas postbag.

Memories by Ralph Emery with Tom Carter

Memories

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278 pages

Maus Ii by Art Spiegelman

Maus Ii

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***WINNER OF THE 1992 PULIZTER PRIZE***Acclaimed as a quiet triumph and a brutally moving work of art, the first volume of Art Spiegelman's Mausintroduced readers to Vladek Spieglman, a Jewish survivor

Den Of Thieves by James B. Stewart

Den Of Thieves

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A #1 bestseller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Armadillo

Armadillo

Platform: NES/Family Computer

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: IGS

Duke Nukem

Duke Nukem

Platform: MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS X

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Apogee Software

Final Fantasy Legend III

Final Fantasy Legend III

Platform: Game Boy, Nintendo DS

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: NA Sunsoft

Cadash

Cadash

Platform: Arcade Game, TurboGrafx-16, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Taito

The Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge

The Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge

Platform: Atari Lynx

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Telegames


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