Daily Archives: December 24, 2015

NORAD begins tracking Santa 60 years ago today (Dec 24 1955)

Video: 'NORAD Tracks Santa 60th Anniversary'

(Saturday, December 24, 1955, Christmas Eve) — The Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, found itself fielding phone calls from children wanting to know the whereabouts of Santa Claus today after a newspaper ad mistakenly gave the Center’s number.

The result was a tradition continued by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) of tracking Santa’s location the night before Christmas.

‘Battleship Potemkin’ opens in the Soviet Union 90 years ago today (Dec 24 1925)

Video: 'Battleship Potemkin (1925) - Full Movie; English'

(Thursday, December 24, 1925, Christmas Eve)Battleship Potemkin, a Soviet silent film about the 1905 mutiny by the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin against their officers of the Tsarist regime, opened today in the Soviet Union.

Directed by S.M. Eisenstein, the film starred Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barksy and Grigori Aleksandrov.