December 24 is the 358th day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 359th in leap years), thus seven days remain until the end of the year. Christmas Eve: On December 24, Christians commemorate many denominations around the world the birth of Jesus Christ.
- 2.1 Before the 18th century
- 2.2 18th century
- 2.3 19th century
- 2.4 20th century 2.4.1 1901-1950
- 2.4.2 1951-2000
- 3.1 Before the 20th century
- 3.2 20th century
- 3.3 21st century
Politics and World Affairs
- 0805: In Diedenhofener Kapitular Karl prohibits the Great said in cities trade in arms with the Slavs.
- 1726: The city of Montevideo was founded by the Portuguese.
- 1777: James Cook discovered on his third voyage an island, which he called Christmas Island.
- 1794: The Weavers' Revolt against the publishing system in the free imperial city of Augsburg is precipitated by the use of Württemberg troops.
- 1794: After the fall of the Jacobins in the French Revolution the maximum laws enacted by them are hereby repealed.
Science and Technology
- 0640: John IV was elected pope.
- 1046: The Synod of Sutri selects the German Bishops Suitger to the Pope, who takes the name of Clement II.
Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.
Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.
Before the 18th century
- 3 BC: Galba, Roman Emperor
- 1167: John Lackland, King of England, youngest brother of Richard the Lionheart
- 1475: Thomas Murner, German theologian and writer
- 1525: Rochus to Lynar, Italian military architect and military
- 1549: Caspar Ulenberg, German theologian, Bible translator, poet and composer
- 1597: Honoré II, Prince of Monaco
- 1625: Johann Rudolph Ahle, German composer, organist, poet, evangelical church musician
- 1637: Wolfgang Gundling, German, Protestant preacher, deacon and chapter Dean and ecclesiastical writers
- 1654: Andreas Gärtner (Sorbian Handrij Zahrodnik ), Elector of Saxony Model Master, scientist and inventor
Before the 20th century
- 2001: Max Bignens, Swiss set and costume designer
- 2001: Harvey Martin, U.S. American football player
- 2001: Friedrich Rau, German lawyer and politician
- 2002: Mohammed Al- Fassi, a Saudi - Moroccan businessman
- 2002: Anatol Feid, German priest and peace activist
- 2002: Hermann Kochanek, Divine Word Missionary and Professor of Pastoral Theology
- 2002: Dolores Vieser, Austrian writer and narrator
- 2003: Fritz Buchthal, German - Danish neurophysiologist
- 2003: Didier Rimaud, French poet and composer
- 2003: Hans Schickelgruber, Austrian politician
- 2003: Wolfgang Wilmann, German physician and university professor
- 2004: Johnny Oates, American baseball player
- 2004: Helmut Palmer, German civil rights activist and Pomologe
- 2004: Lauri Silvennoinen, Finnish cross-country skiers
- 2004: José R. Somoza, Nicaraguan General
- 2004: Jan van Vlijmen, Dutch composer
- 2005: Georg Johannesen, Norwegian writer, translator, painter and politician
- 2005: Harold Lawton, British Frankoromanist
- 2005: Michael Vale, American actor
- 2006: Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian guitarist and songwriter and jazz singer, composer and humorist
- 2006: Nerses Nersessian The, Armenian Archbishop
- 2007: Jan Daniec, Polish footballer
- 2007: Reinhard Hess, German ski coach
- 2007: Michael B. Klein, American entrepreneur
- 2007: Andreas Matzbacher, Austrian cyclist
- 2007: George Warrington, American Railway Manager
- 2008: Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist and author
- 2008: Manfred Karnetzki, Protestant theologian, journalist and peace activist
- 2008: Otto Lange, German painter and musician
- 2008: Harold Pinter, British playwright and director, Nobel Prize winner
- 2009: Marcus Bakker, Dutch journalist and politician
- 2009: Giulio Bosetti, Italian actor and theater director
- 2009: Rafael Caldera, Venezuelan President
- 2009: Aiga Rasch, German illustrator
- 2009: Günter Strassmeir, German politicians
- 2009: Gero von Wilpert, German author and literary scholar
- 2010: Helmut Lenz, German politicians
- 2010: Roy Neuberger, American financier and patron of modern art
- 2010: Ingeborg Renner, German politician
- 2010: Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer
- 2011: Johannes Heesters, Dutch -Austrian singer and actor
- 2011: Al Russell, American musician and songwriter
- 2012: Charles Durning, American actor
- 2012: Jack Klugman, American actor
- 2013: Helga M. Novak, German - Icelandic writer
Holidays and observances
- Religious observances Christmas Eve
- Adam and Eve, first parents of mankind (Protestant, Roman Catholic)
- Mathilda Wrede, Finnish benefactress ( Protestant)
- Name Days Adam, Adele, Eva, Manuel
More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.
- Day in December