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December 24th

December 24th is the 358th day of the year (359th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 7 days remaining until the end of the year.

December 24th is widely celebrated as Christmas Eve, the day before Christ's birth.

On this page, we have placed information about December 24th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on December 24th

3 BC Galba (Roman Emperor 68-69)

1166 King John (King of England 1199-1216)

1809 Kit Carson (frontiersman)

Kit Carson

1818 James Prescott Joule (scientist)

James Joule

1905 Howard Hughes (industrialist, aviator)

Howard Hughes

1910 Fritz Leiber (author)

1922 Ava Gardner (actress)

1945 Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister (singer, musician - Hawkwind, Motörhead)

1946 Jan Akkerman (guitarist - Focus, Brainbox)

1959 Anil Kapoor (actor)

1969 Ed Milliband (British politician)

1971 Ricky Martin (singer)

December 24th in History

1814 The Treaty of Ghent is signed ending the War of 1812.

1851 Library of Congress burns.

1865 Ku Klux Klan formed.

1924 Albania becomes a republic.

1951 Libya independent from Italy. Idris I proclaimed King of Libya.

1954 Laos independent from France.

1968 Apollo 8 enters orbit around the moon. The crew become the first humans to orbit the moon.

1969 The United nations adopts the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

1979 Soviet forces invade Afghanistan.

1979 First European Ariane rocket is launched.


2018 Burundi moves its capital from Bujumbura to Gitega.

December 24th is also

Christmas Eve.


People born on December 24th are Capricorn


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