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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: 26 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: 26 December 2016.

2015

Daddy's Home directed by Sean Anders was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 2015.

2014

The Imitation Game directed by Morten Tyldum was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 2014.

2013

The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 December 2012.

2011

The Flowers of War directed by Yimou Zhang was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 December 2010.

2009

Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. 7th Heaven by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Evie Dearsley. In that special week people in US were listening to No One by Alicia Keys. P.S. I Love You, directed by Richard LaGravenese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. 74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 2007.

2006

Rocky Balboa directed by Sylvester Stallone was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 2006.

2005

The New World directed by Terrence Malick was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 2005.

2004

The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 2004.

2003

Cheaper by the Dozen directed by Shawn Levy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Eve Clone. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. Catch Me If You Can, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. 1st to Die by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Isac Elliot. In UK Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny's Child was in the top 5 hits. Malèna, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, 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: 26 December 2000.

1999

Galaxy Quest directed by Dean Parisot was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1999.

1998

The Thin Red Line directed by Terrence Malick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Koryn Hawthorne. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Jackie Brown, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Prodigy . In that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Scream, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. ?€œL?€? Is for Lawless by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Austin Corini. In UK Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was in the top 5 hits. Four Rooms, directed by Allison Anders, 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: 26 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Daquan Staples. In that special week people in US were listening to On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men. Street Fighter, directed by Steven E. de Souza, 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: 26 December 1994.

1993

Tombstone directed by George P. Cosmatos was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jade Thirlwall. Chaplin, directed by Richard Attenborough, 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: 26 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Eden Sher. In UK Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael & Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Father of the Bride, directed by Charles Shyer, 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: 26 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Weston Cage. In that special week people in US were listening to Because I Love You (The Postman Song) by Stevie B. Kindergarten Cop, directed by Ivan Reitman, 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: 26 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Jennica Garcia. In that special week people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. Tango & Cash, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, 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: 26 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Julianna White. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. On TV people were watching The Rainbow.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Adam Walker. In that special week people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Hugo Lloris. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. 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: 26 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Steven Hartman in Westlake. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, 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: 26 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Natalie Nunn. 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: 26 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Alexander Wang. 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: 26 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Aksel Lund Svindal. 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: 26 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: 26 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Serena Phillips in Corvallis. In that special week people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Maniac, directed by William Lustig, 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: 26 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Fabian Carini. In that special week people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, 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: 26 December 1979.

1978

Every Which Way But Loose directed by James Fargo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Brandee Layne. In that special week people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. High Anxiety, directed by Mel Brooks, 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: 26 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Simon Goodwin. In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits. The Enforcer, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Marcelo Rios in Santiago. 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: 26 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Tony Brackens. In that special week people in US were listening to Angie Baby by Helen Reddy. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. On TV people were watching Otpisani.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ryan Berube. In that special week people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce. The Sting, directed by George Roy Hill, 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: 26 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Burnell Roques. In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits. Jeremiah Johnson, directed by Sydney Pollack, 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: 26 December 1972.

1971

Dirty Harry directed by Don Siegel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1971.

1970

Rio Lobo directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Luca Colombo. In that special week people in US were listening to Someday We'll Be Together by Diana Ross and the Supremes. The Punch Bowl, directed by Helmut Weiss, 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: 26 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Darren Barber in Victoria. In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. The Love Bug, directed by Robert Stevenson, 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: 26 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Tony Covington. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello Goodbye by The Beatles. The Ambushers, directed by Henry Levin, 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: 26 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Tim Legler. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. On TV people were watching Polizeifunk ruft.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Ben Husaby in Eden Prairie. In UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, 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: 26 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Colleen Dion in Newburgh. In that special week people in US were listening to I Feel Fine by The Beatles. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, 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: 26 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Suzanne Carvalho. In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Sword in the Stone, directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, 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: 26 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carina Jaarnek. In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, 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: 26 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Tahnee Welch [La Tahn Renee Welch] in San Diego. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, 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: 26 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Terri Garber in Miami. In that special week people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. Ballad of a Soldier, directed by Grigoriy Chukhray, 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: 26 December 1960.

1959

Solomon and Sheba directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Pascal Brun. In that special week people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, 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: 26 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Dominique Pifarély. In that special week people in US were listening to April Love by Pat Boone. Old Yeller, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On TV people were watching Shock Theatre.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1957.

1956

The Wrong Man directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1956.

1955

All That Heaven Allows directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1955.

1954

Vera Cruz directed by Robert Aldrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1954.

1953

Knights of the Round Table directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Aki Luostarinen. The Bad and the Beautiful, directed by Vincente Minnelli, 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: 26 December 1952.

1951

Rashomon directed by Akira Kurosawa was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1951.

1950

Born Yesterday directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1950.

1949

Whisky Galore directed by Alexander Mackendrick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1949.

1948

Portrait of Jennie directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1948.

1947

A Double Life directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1947.

1946

Stairway to Heaven directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1946.

1945

The Seventh Veil directed by Compton Bennett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include William Ayers. 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: 26 December 1944.

1943

A Guy Named Joe directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1943.

1942

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1942.

1941

Hellzapoppin' directed by H.C. Potter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1941.

1940

The Philadelphia Story directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1940.

1939

Of Mice and Men directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1939.

1938

The Dawn Patrol directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1938.

1937

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs directed by William Cottrell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1937.

1936

After the Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1936.

1935

Dangerous directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1935.

1934

Forsaking All Others directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1934.

1933

Queen Christina directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Walter Leblanc. The Animal Kingdom, directed by Edward H. Griffith, 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: 26 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: 26 December 1931.

1930

The Royal Family of Broadway directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 December 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Gress-Gyde. In Old Arizona, directed by Irving Cummings, 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: 26 December 1928.

1927

Chicago directed by Frank Urson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1927.

1926

Flesh and the Devil directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1926.

1925

Lady Windermere's Fan directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 December 1924.

1923

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best seller of 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1923.

1922

Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best seller of 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1922.

1921

A Sailor-Made Man directed by Fred Newmeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gote Carlid. Outside the Law, directed by Tod Browning, 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: 26 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: 26 December 1919.

1918

The Heart of Humanity directed by Allen Holubar was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1918.

1917

The Scarlet Car directed by Joseph De Grasse was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1917.

1916

Joan the Woman directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 December 1913.

1912

The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christian Casadesus. The Invaders, directed by Francis Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912. A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1912.

1911

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

But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 December 1910.

1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 December 1908.

1907

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

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1907.

1906

The Story of the Kelly Gang directed by Charles Tait was one of the most viewed movies released in 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1906.

1905

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

But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 December 1904.

1903

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

But much more happened, find out here: 26 December 1903.

1902

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

But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 December 1901.