So you want to have a drink but you aren't sure why? Here are some GREAT reasons to call your friends over and have a party.
December 24th - holidays
  • Christian Feast Day Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Christmas Eve Aðfangadagskvöld, the day when the 13th and the last Yule Lad arrives to towns. (Iceland) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Feast of the Seven Fishes (Italy) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Jul (Denmark) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Nochebuena (Spain and Spanish-speaking countries) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • The day when presents are exchanged and opened. Presents are delivered to children by Santa Claus, personified by an adult dressed up as Santa who comes knocking on the door. (Austria, Colombia Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and the Dominican Republic) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace (Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
December 24th - events
  • 2003 - The Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid's busy Chamartín Station. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2000 - The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered during the robbery. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1997 - The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1997 - The Dominican Republic becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - The first European Ariane rocket is launched. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - The crew of the USS Pueblo is released by North Korea after being held for 11 months on suspicion of spying. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Apollo Program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast, one of the most watched programs in history. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashes into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 129. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Tangiwai disaster: A railway bridge is destroyed by a lahar at Tangiwai, in the Central North Island of New Zealand, sending a fully loaded passenger train into the Whangaehu River, and killing 153 people. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Libya becomes independent from Italy. Idris I is proclaimed King of Libya. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - France's Fourth Republic is founded. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - World War II: French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, assassinates Vichy French Admiral François Darlan in Algiers. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - World War II: Hong Kong falls to the Japanese Imperial Army. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - World War II: Kuching is conquered by Japanese forces. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1929 - Assassination attempt on Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Albania becomes a republic. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - World War I: The "Christmas truce" begins. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1906 - Radio: Reginald Fessenden transmits the first radio broadcast; consisting of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1865 - Several U.S. Civil War Confederate veterans form the Ku Klux Klan. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1851 - Library of Congress burns. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1826 - The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1814 - The Treaty of Ghent is signed ending the War of 1812. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1777 - Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1294 - Pope Boniface VIII is elected Pope, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 563 - The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
December 24th - births
  • 2000 - Ethan Bortnick, child musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1992 - Melissa Suffield, English actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Jane Summersett, American ice dancer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Riyo Mori, Miss Universe 2007 from Japan Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Kyrylo Fesenko, Ukrainian basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Alexey Dmitriev, German ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - David Ragan, American race car driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Ansver Oksman, Finnish visual artist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer and actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Robert Carmine, American singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Shane Tuck, Australian rules footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Dima Bilan, Karachay-Russian pop artist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Tomas Kalnoky, American musician (Streetlight Manifesto) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Chris Hero, American professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Y?ld?ray Ba?türk, Turkish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Carlson Twins, Kyle and Lane Carlson, American fashion models Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Warren Tredrea, Australian rules footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Tonedeff, American rapper Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Yuri Korean singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Marcelo Salas, Chilean footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Ryan Seacrest, American television host Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Eddie Pope, American soccer player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Stephenie Meyer, American author (Twilight) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Alvaro Mesen, Costa Rican footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Klaus Schnellenkamp, German-Chilean author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Giorgos Alkaios, Greek singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Christopher Daniels, American professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Sascha Fischer, German rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Oro, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 1993) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Amaury Nolasco, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Brad Anderson, American professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Mark Millar, Scottish comic book writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Sean Michael, South African actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Choi Jin-sil, South Korean actress and model (d. 2008) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Marleen Renders, Belgian athlete Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Mikhail Shchennikov, Russian race walker Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Diedrich Bader, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Millard Powers, American musician, songwriter, record producer, grammy nominated recording engineer, and member of Counting Crows. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Mark Valley, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Jay Bilas, American basketball analyst Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Mary Ramsey, American singer (10,000 Maniacs) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Jay Wright, American basketball coach Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Glenn McQueen, American animator (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Carol Vorderman, British television presenter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Keith Deller, British darts player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Anil Kapoor, Indian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (d. 2008) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Paul Pressey, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Diane Tell, Quebec singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Grand L. Bush, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Clarence Gilyard, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - José María Figueres, Costa Rican politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - François Loos, French politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Christopher Buckley, American author and political commentator Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - John D'Acquisto, baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - Dana Gioia, American poet Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Randy Neugebauer, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Warwick Brown, Australian racing driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Frank Oliver, New Zealand rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Kevin Sheedy, coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Brenda Howard, American bisexual activist (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Jeff Sessions, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Lemmy, British singer, bassist (Motörhead) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Nicholas Meyer, American author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Steve Smith, Canadian Comedian, The New Red Green Show, Duct Tape Forever Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Daniel Johnson, Jr., Quebec politician, Premier of Quebec Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Mike Curb, American musician, record company executive and politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Oswald Gracias, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Barry Chuckle, British comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Tarja Halonen, President of Finland Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - John Levene, British actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Bobby Henrich, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Valentim Loureiro, Portuguese politician, and former football chairman of Boavista F.C. and Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Félix Miéli Venerando, Brazilian football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - Stjepan Mesi?, president of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement and president of Croatia Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - On Kawara, Japanese conceptual artist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Mauricio Kagel, Argentine composer (d. 2008) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Ray Bryant, American jazz pianist and composer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1927 - Mary Higgins Clark, American author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1926 - Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Lee Dorsey, American singer (d. 1986) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Mohammed Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1922 - Ava Gardner, American actress (d. 1990) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - Yevgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Ralph Marterie, American trumpet player and big band leader (d. 1978) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Herbert Reinecker, German writer (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1910 - Fritz Leiber, American writer (d. 1992) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1910 - Max Miedinger, typeface designer, famous for creating Helvetica in 1957. (d. 1980) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1907 - I. F. Stone, American journalist (d. 1989) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1906 - Franz Waxman, German film composer (d. 1967) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1905 - Howard Hughes, American film producer and inventor (d. 1976) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1904 - Joseph Moses Juran, American industrial engineer and philanthropist (d. 2008) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1900 - Joey Smallwood, Canadian politician, Premier of Newfoundland (d. 1991) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1898 - Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1967) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1898 - Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Jens Oliver Lisberg, Faroese law student, designer of the Flag of the Faroe Islands (d. 1920) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1895 - E. Roland Harriman, American financier (d. 1978) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1894 - Georges Guynemer, French aviator (d. 1917) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1893 - Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (Chattanooga Choo Choo – I Only Have Eyes for You) (d. 1981) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1893 - Ruth Chatterton, American actress (d. 1961) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1887 - Louis Jouvet, French actor and producer (d. 1951) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1886 - Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (d. 1962) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1881 - Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1880 - Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (d. 1939) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1879 - Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, Queen Consort to Christian X (d. 1952) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1879 - Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1868 - Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (d. 1941) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1867 - Kantar? Suzuki, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1845 - King George I of Greece (d. 1913) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1843 - Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (d. 1886) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1837 - Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sissi, Empress of Austria (d. 1898) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1822 - Matthew Arnold, British poet (d. 1888) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1818 - James Prescott Joule, British physicist (d. 1889) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1812 - Karl Eduard Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (d. 1894) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1810 - Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (d. 1873) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1809 - Kit Carson, American frontiersman (d. 1868) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1798 - Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet (d. 1855) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1784 - Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1803) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1761 - Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1754 - George Crabbe, British poet and naturalist (d. 1832) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1745 - Benjamin Rush, doctor and Founding Father of the United States (d. 1813) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1724 - Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (d. 1811) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1698 - William Warburton, English Bishop of Gloucester (d. 1779) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1635 - Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain (d. 1696) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1609 - Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (d. 1683) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1588 - Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1508 - Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1475 - Thomas Murner, German writer (d. c. 1537) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1389 - John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1166 - King John of England (d. 1216) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • -3 - Servius Sulpicius Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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