December 20, 1946 – The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
The United States has released two stamps featuring actors from the movie. The first one was in 1982, Scott No. 2012, showing “The Royal Family” of The Barrymores – John, Lionel and Ethel – of which Lionel played the role of the greedy, power-hungry, money-grubbing Mr. Potter. The second one was in 2007, Scott No. 4197, honoring actor Jimmy Stewart, who played the role of the lovable, everyman’s community banker George Bailey.