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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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 December 2009.

2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button directed by David Fincher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 2008.

2007

P.S. I Love You directed by Richard LaGravenese was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Mattias Ferrell. In that special week people in US were listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce. Rocky Balboa, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. 4th of July by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 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: 30 December 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Nicolette Pierini. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Ya! by OutKast. Cheaper by the Dozen, directed by Shawn Levy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. 2nd Chance by James Patterson, Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Mackenzie Davis. In that special week people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. Drunken Master, directed by Woo-ping Yuen, 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: 30 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: 30 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Johntae Lipscomb. In that special week people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, 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: 30 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: 30 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Jeremiah Duggar. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. The Thin Red Line, directed by Terrence Malick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1998.

1997

Jackie Brown directed by Quentin Tarantino was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Kim Taehyung. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Dead Man Walking, directed by Tim Robbins, 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: 30 December 1995.

1994

Street Fighter directed by Steven E. de Souza was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Casey Lawrence. In that special week people in US were listening to Hero by Mariah Carey. In the Name of the Father, directed by Jim Sheridan, 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: 30 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include AJ Rebollo. 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: 30 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Jamie Follese. In that special week people in US were listening to Black Or White by Michael Jackson. Naked Lunch, directed by David Cronenberg, 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: 30 December 1991.

1990

Kindergarten Cop directed by Ivan Reitman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1990.

1989

Tango & Cash directed by Andrei Konchalovsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kirsty-Leigh Porter. 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 You Rang, M'Lord?.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Noel Torres. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. 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: 30 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Sierra Fellers. 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: 30 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Lars Boom. 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: 30 December 1985.

1984

Dune directed by David Lynch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Rachel & Ross Trudeau. In that special week people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. 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: 30 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Katie Beers. In that special week people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. 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: 30 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Ali Al Habsi. In that special week people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. On TV people were watching An Orphan's Tale.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eliza Dushku in Boston. 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: 30 December 1980.

1979

Scavenger Hunt directed by Michael Schultz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Sasa Ilic. 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: 30 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rhoshii Wells. In that special week people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart. 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: 30 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Tiger Woods. In that special week people in US were listening to Saturday Night by Bay City Rollers. 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: 30 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Johanna Sallstrom. In that special week people in US were listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John. 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: 30 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Walker. 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: 30 December 1973.

1972

Jeremiah Johnson directed by Sydney Pollack was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Thomas Strzalkowski in Krakow. In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits. Straw Dogs, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Gus Nketia in Auckland. In that special week people in US were listening to My Sweet Lord by George Harrison. 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: 30 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Thomason. In that special week people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. 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: 30 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kevin Dahl in Regina. The Wrecking Crew, directed by Phil Karlson, 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: 30 December 1968.

1967

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly directed by Sergio Leone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Bennett Miller. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. 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: 30 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include David Baker in Sheffield. 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: 30 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Kimberly Taylor [Cindy]. 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: 30 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Michelle Douglas. In that special week people in US were listening to There! I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton. 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: 30 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Crowder. 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: 30 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Sue Malaxos. In that special week people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. 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: 30 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Addy Bucek. In that special week people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, 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: 30 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Josee Verner. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. Drunken Angel, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. A Fever In The Blood by William Pearson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Brandon Clark in New York City. 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: 30 December 1958.

1957

Old Yeller directed by Robert Stevenson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Dindo Yogo. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, 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: 30 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Barry Greenstein. In UK Let's Have Another Party by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. Animal Farm, directed by Joy Batchelor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1954.

1953

The Wild One directed by Laslo Benedek was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Larry Bartlett. 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 December 1950.

1949

The Inspector General directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1949.

1948

Ladies of the Chorus directed by Phil Karlson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1948.

1947

The Paradine Case directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1946.

1945

Scarlet Street directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include William J Fallon. 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: 30 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: 30 December 1943.

1942

Commandos Strike at Dawn directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1941.

1940

Night Train to Munich directed by Carol Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1940.

1939

The Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 December 1936.

1935

Professional Soldier directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1934.

1933

Design for Living directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paolo Villaggio. Frisco Jenny, directed by William A. Wellman, 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 December 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thomas Austin Preston. 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 December 1926.

1925

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1925.

1924

Peter Pan directed by Herbert Brenon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1924.

1923

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1923.

1922

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1922.

1921

Orphans of the Storm directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Aad de Haas. 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: 30 December 1920.

1919

The Greatest Question directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1918.

1917

A Modern Musketeer directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 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: 30 December 1915.

1914

Cinderella directed by James Kirkwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1913.

1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1912.

1911

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1910.

1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1908.

1907

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1906.

1905

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1904.

1903

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1903.

1902

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1901.