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2017

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2017.

2016

The House of Secrets by Brad Meltzer, Tod Goldberg was one of the best seller of 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2016.

2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens directed by J.J. Abrams was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2015.

2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 directed by Francis Lawrence was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2014.

2013

Frozen directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2013.

2012

The Millionaire Tour directed by Inon Shampanier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2012.

2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo directed by David Fincher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2011.

2010

TRON: Legacy directed by Joseph Kosinski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2010.

2009

Avatar directed by James Cameron was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2009.

2008

Seven Pounds directed by Gabriele Muccino was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2008.

2007

The Bucket List directed by Rob Reiner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2007.

2006

Eragon directed by Stefen Fangmeier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2006.

2005

V for Vendetta directed by James McTeigue was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2005.

2004

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events directed by Brad Silberling was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2004.

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2003.

2002

Catch Me If You Can directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2002.

2001

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny's Child was in the top 5 hits. What Women Want, directed by Nancy Meyers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2000.

1999

Any Given Sunday directed by Oliver Stone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1999.

1998

You've Got Mail directed by Nora Ephron was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1998.

1997

As Good as It Gets directed by James L. Brooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1997.

1996

Scream directed by Wes Craven was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Kiingtong . In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Heat, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. ?€œK?€? Is for Killer by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Piper. In UK Stay Another Day by East 17 was in the top 5 hits. Legends of the Fall, directed by Edward Zwick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. ?€œJ?€? Is for Judgment by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Tom Flynn. In UK Mr Blobby by Mr Blobby was in the top 5 hits. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, directed by Bill Duke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Cup Of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Iker Muniain. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. Forever Young, directed by Steve Miner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Jorge Blanco. In UK Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael & Elton John was in the top 5 hits. The Last Boy Scout, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include James Martel. In UK Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice was in the top 5 hits. Mermaids, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Valdimar Bergsta?. In that special week people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. Glory, directed by Edward Zwick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paulina Gretzky. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. Dangerous Liaisons, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. On TV people were watching The Rainbow.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1988.

1987

*batteries not included directed by Matthew Robbins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Jade Roper. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Lady Sovereign. In that special week people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. Brazil, directed by Terry Gilliam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Ian Kennedy. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. Dune, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. ...And the Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Audrey Santo. In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Maurice Williams. In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1982.

1981

Neighbors directed by John G. Avildsen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Iman Ali. In that special week people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. Nine to Five, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Paola Rey. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Kramer vs. Kramer, directed by Robert Benton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Lauren Petty. In that special week people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. The Last Wave, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und die wilde 13.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Maria Joana Parizotto. In that special week people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. Saturday Night Fever, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1977.

1976

King Kong directed by John Guillermin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Kristin Folkl in Saint Louis. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Bryant Westbrook. In that special week people in US were listening to Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin. The Man with the Golden Gun, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. On TV people were watching Münchner Geschichten.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kebu Stewart. In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Sleeper, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Waverly Jackson. In that special week people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1972.

1971

A Clockwork Orange directed by Stanley Kubrick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Zac Foley. In that special week people in US were listening to The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson. Rio Lobo, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Santana Dotson. In that special week people in US were listening to Leaving on A Jet Plane by Peter, Paul and Mary. Topaz, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. A Long Row Of Candles by C.L. Sulzberger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Devine in Portland. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. A Mass For The Dead by William Gibson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Doug Johns in South Bend. In that special week people in US were listening to Daydream Believer by The Monkees. Doctor Dolittle, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Alberto "La Bomba" Tomba. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. Blow-Up, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. On TV people were watching Polizeifunk ruft.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Chuckii Booker. In UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Beatrice Dalle. In that special week people in US were listening to Come See About Me by The Supremes. Zorba the Greek, directed by Michael Cacoyannis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Chris Greatrex. In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Move Over, Darling, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. A Shade Of Difference by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bettina Huebers in Hamburg. In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Taras Bulba, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Patrick Foran. In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. Judgment at Nuremberg, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mike Lookinland in Mount Pleasant. In that special week people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. Cinderfella, directed by Frank Tashlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. A Distant Trumpet by Paul Horgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1960.

1959

On the Beach directed by Stanley Kramer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Rick Pearson in Marianna. In that special week people in US were listening to To Know Him, Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears. Some Came Running, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. A Death In The Family by James Agee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Liz Glazowski. In that special week people in US were listening to You Send Me by Sam Cooke. Oh, Mr. Porter!, directed by Marcel Varnel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On TV people were watching Shock Theatre.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1957.

1956

Baby Doll directed by Elia Kazan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Lincoln Hall. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. The Man with the Golden Arm, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. A Charmed Life by Mary McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1955.

1954

There's No Business Like Show Business directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1954.

1953

Hondo directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Walter Murphy. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. Angel Face, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. A Creed For Free Enterprise by Clarence B. Randall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1952.

1951

Miracle in Milan directed by Vittorio De Sica was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1951.

1950

Kim directed by Victor Saville was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1950.

1949

Sands of Iwo Jima directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1949.

1948

Yellow Sky directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1948.

1947

The Bishop's Wife directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1947.

1946

The Yearling directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1946.

1945

Leave Her to Heaven directed by John M. Stahl was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tim Reid in Norfolk. The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1944.

1943

Destination Tokyo directed by Delmer Daves was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1943.

1942

Random Harvest directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1942.

1941

The Wolf Man directed by George Waggner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1941.

1940

Santa Fe Trail directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1940.

1939

Gulliver's Travels directed by Dave Fleischer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1939.

1938

A Christmas Carol directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1938.

1937

Born to the West directed by Charles Barton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1937.

1936

Camille directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1936.

1935

Captain Blood directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1935.

1934

Babes in Toyland directed by Gus Meins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1934.

1933

Sagebrush Trail directed by Armand Schaefer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Salvador Elizondo. No Man of Her Own, directed by Wesley Ruggles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1932.

1931

Tonight or Never directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1931.

1930

The Blue Angel directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1930.

1929

The Manxman directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Hurd. A Woman of Affairs, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1928.

1927

Der heilige Berg directed by Arnold Fanck was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1927.

1926

Michael directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1926.

1925

The Plastic Age directed by Wesley Ruggles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1925.

1924

Romola directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1924.

1923

The Ten Commandments directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eamonn Andrews. The Toll of the Sea, directed by Chester M. Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1922.

1921

Genuine directed by Robert Wiene was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Susskind New York City. Madame DuBarry, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1920.

1919

Victory directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1919.

1918

The Squaw Man directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1918.

1917

The Secret Game directed by William C. de Mille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1917.

1916

King Lear directed by Ernest C. Warde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1916.

1915

Burlesque on Carmen directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1915.

1914

The Bargain directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1914.

1913

Marcantonio e Cleopatra directed by Enrico Guazzoni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1913.

1912

The Invaders directed by Francis Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1912.

1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1911.

1910

Little Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1910.

1909

Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1909.

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1908.

1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1906.

1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1905.

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1904.

1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1903.

1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1902.

1901

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1901.