On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Terence Rattigan's "While the Sun Shines" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President FDR appoints General Eisenhower Supreme Commander of the Allied forces

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Christiane Schmidtmer, German actress (Ship of Fools), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 2003)
  • Suzy Menkes, British fashion journalist (International Herald Tribune, Vogue), born in Beaconsfield
  • Tarja Halonen, President of Finland, born in Helsinki, Finland

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor and comedian Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner