Sunday December 24, 1995, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1995, UK date format: 24/12/1995

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 1995). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), 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 Anett Kontaveit . In that special week of December people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. In UK Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was in the top 5 hits. Dead Man Walking, directed by Tim Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995 while Charles Kuralt'S America by Charles Kuralt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Thin Blue Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DonPachi or Area 51.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking

Directed by: Tim Robbins

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

Country: United States of America

Restoration

Restoration

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Polly Walker

Under the Gun

Under the Gun

Directed by: Matthew George

Starring: Richard Norton, Kathy Long, Jane Badler, Peter Lindsey

Expect No Mercy

Expect No Mercy

Directed by: Zale Dalen

Starring: Billy Blanks, Jalal Merhi, Wolf Larson, Laurie Holden

Nixon

Nixon

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris

Sport Games on December 24, 1995

Sport Games on December 24, 1995


NFL

American Football
  • Carolina Panthers - Washington Redskins : 17 - 20
  • Cleveland Browns - Jacksonville Jaguars : 21 - 24
  • Denver Broncos - Oakland Raiders : 31 - 28
  • Houston Oilers - Buffalo Bills : 28 - 17
  • Miami Dolphins - St. Louis Rams : 41 - 22
See all American Football game results of December 24, 1995

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Leeds - Man United : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of December 24, 1995

Eredivisie

Football (Netherlands)
  • Ajax - Nijmegen : 3 - 1
  • Feyenoord - Twente : 1 - 0
  • Waalwijk - Heerenveen : 2 - 3
See all Football game results of December 24, 1995

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

Directed by: Errol Morris

Goosebumps

Goosebumps

Directed by: Rob Letterman

Shooting Gallery

Shooting Gallery

Directed by: Keoni Waxman

Copycat

Copycat

Directed by: Jon Amiel

Kicking & Screaming

Kicking & Screaming

Directed by: nbcu

Days to next December 24

If December 24, 1995 is your birthday you're 24 years, 9 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1995?

  • LIFE: Angels
  • Time: Moses Breaking the Tablets the Law', colored engraving by Gustave Dore from the Granger Collection,
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9514
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.306
  • Wired: Wired - December, 1995

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Charles Kuralt'S America by Charles Kuralt

Charles Kuralt'S America

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The former CBS-TV newsman and author of A Life on the Road revisits some of his favorite places and people in their best seasons, in a cheerful account of

A Cup Of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg

A Cup Of Christmas Tea

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The story of a young man's reluctant visit to an elderly aunt at Christmastime, and the unexpected joy it brings. More than 1.5

Shock Wave by Clive Cussler

Shock Wave

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A Mysterious Plague in the Antarctic... A Diamond Empire Run by an Evil Genius... A Devastating New Technology... NUMA agent DIRK PITT® is investigating the baffling deaths

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

The Horse Whisperer

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHis name is Tom Booker. His voice can calm wild horses, his touch can heal broken spirits. And Annie Graves has traveled across a continent to the Booker ranch in Montana, desperate to heal her injured …

The Road Ahead by Bill Gates

The Road Ahead

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Owner name stamp and phone number written on almost blank page following first end page. Pages are clean and binding is tight.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chicago Syndicate (video game)

Chicago Syndicate (video game)

Platform: Game Gear

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega

DonPachi

DonPachi

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PlayStation Network

Genre: Shoot 'em up / Manic shooter

Publisher: JP/NA/HK/KR Atlus; JP SPS (PS)

Attack of the Mutant Penguins

Attack of the Mutant Penguins

Platform: Atari Jaguar

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari

Dream Prisoner

Dream Prisoner

Platform: MS-DOS[1] Adobe Flash

Genre: First-person adventure

Publisher: Procurion 9

Area 51

Area 51

Platform: Arcade PlayStation Saturn PC

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Atari Games/TimeWarner Interactive Soft Bank (Japan)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 24, 1995?

On December 24, 1995 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is December 24, 1995?

On December 24, 1995 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 24, 1995?

On December 24, 1995 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 24, 1995?

On December 24, 1995 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 24, 1995?

On December 24, 1995 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 24, 1995?

On December 24, 1995 several famous people were born including, Anett Kontaveit.

Which famous people died on December 24, 1995?

Famous people died on December 24, 1995 include, Geoffrey Pinnington, Harry McLevy.

What was the number one song in December 24, 1995?

The number one song in the week of December 24, 1995 was One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey in US and Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex in UK.

What were the top hits on December 24, 1995?

The top hits on December 24, 1995 were One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) by Whitney Houston, Hey Lover by LL Cool J in US and Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex, Earth Song by Michael Jackson, Father And Son by Boyzone in UK.


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