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2017

Blood Prism directed by Len Kabasinski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 2017.

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: 05 December 2015.

2014

Ex Machina directed by Alex Garland was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 December 2013.

2011

The Grey directed by Joe Carnahan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 2011.

2010

How Do You Know directed by James L. Brooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 2010.

2009

Did You Hear About the Morgans? directed by Marc Lawrence was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 2009.

2007

The Great Debaters directed by Denzel Washington was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Ava Kolker. In that special week people in US were listening to I Wanna Love You by Akon. Rocky Balboa, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. The Collectors by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 December 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Logan Gladden. In UK Leave Right Now by Will Young was in the top 5 hits. Blind Horizon, directed by Michael Haussman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 December 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Diego Velazquez. In UK Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield was in the top 5 hits. Vanilla Sky, directed by Cameron Crowe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think by Chris Matthews was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Haley Pham. 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. Flags Of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Ashley Nicole. In that special week people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. Bicentennial Man, directed by Chris Columbus, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Conan Gray. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. Stepmom, directed by Chris Columbus, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Pure Drivel by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Karli Hawthorne. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Mousehunt, directed by Gore Verbinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1997.

1996

Evita directed by Alan Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Anthony Martial. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Jumanji, directed by Joe Johnston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Alexandra Beaton. In that special week people in US were listening to On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men. Nell, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Debt Of Honor by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Ross Barkley. In UK Mr Blobby by Mr Blobby was in the top 5 hits. In the Name of the Father, directed by Jim Sheridan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Lasher by Anne Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ilja Antonov. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. That Night, directed by Craig Bolotin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Genius by James Gleick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Sulzbach. In that special week people in US were listening to Black Or White by Michael Jackson. Father of the Bride, directed by Charles Shyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Sum Of All Fears by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Montee Ball. In that special week people in US were listening to Because I Love You (The Postman Song) by Stevie B. Mermaids, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Shepherd by Joseph F. Girzone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Yuri (South Korean singer). In that special week people in US were listening to We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel. Blaze, directed by Ron Shelton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Liz Gleadle. In that special week people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Don'T Bend Over In The Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include James Argent. In UK China In Your Hand by T'Pau was in the top 5 hits. *batteries not included, directed by Matthew Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Patrick Murphy. In that special week people in US were listening to The Next Time I Fall by Peter Cetera. Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. One More Time by Carol Burnett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Frankie Muniz. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. The Trip to Bountiful, directed by Peter Masterson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Lauren London. In that special week people in US were listening to Out Of Touch by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Runaway, directed by Michael Crichton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness by George Burns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1984.

1983

The Saga Of Baby Divine by Bette Midler was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Keri Hilson. In that special week people in US were listening to Mickey by Toni Basil. The Year of Living Dangerously, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Having It All by Helen Gurley Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Adan Canto. 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. How To Make Love To A Man by Alexandra Penney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jessica Paré. In UK Super Trouper by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Any Which Way You Can, directed by Buddy Van Horn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Nick Stahl. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Pachrapa Chaichua. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Every Which Way But Loose, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Wifey by Judy Blume was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Paddy Kelly. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. Capricorn One, directed by Peter Hyams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amy Acker. In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits. Freaky Friday, directed by Gary Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Passages by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Paula Patton. In that special week people in US were listening to Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention. The Killer Elite, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Looking For Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Christelle Daunay. In that special week people in US were listening to Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas. Young Frankenstein, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shalom Harlow. In that special week people in US were listening to Top Of The World by Carpenters. My Name is Nobody, directed by Tonino Valerii, 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: 05 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Christelle Chollet. In that special week people in US were listening to I Am Woman by Helen Reddy. Child's Play, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Julie Ferrier. In that special week people in US were listening to Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone. Sometimes a Great Notion, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Fauziah Latiff. In UK Woodstock by Matthew's Southern Comfort was in the top 5 hits. El Topo, directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Lynne Ramsay. In UK Sugar Sugar by Archies was in the top 5 hits. Cactus Flower, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. My Life With Jacqueline Kennedy by Mary Barelli Gallagher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Margaret Cho. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Child by Diana Ross and the Supremes. The Birthday Party, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Amanda Lepore. In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Patricia Kaas. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. Gambit, directed by Ronald Neame, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include John Rzeznik. In that special week people in US were listening to Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) by The Byrds. The Flight of the Phoenix, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Honey Badger by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Ayman Nour. In that special week people in US were listening to Ringo by Lorne Greene. Marriage Italian Style, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Eddie Edwards. In that special week people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. Move Over, Darling, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. On Her Majesty'S Secret Service by Ian Fleming was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include José Cura. In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Annie Pujol. In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. Paris Belongs to Us, directed by Jacques Rivette, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Daughter Of Silence by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jack Russell. In that special week people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. Exodus, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Lee Chapman. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. Journey to the Center of the Earth, directed by Henry Levin, 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: 05 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Dynamite Kid. In that special week people in US were listening to To Know Him, Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears. The Geisha Boy, directed by Frank Tashlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The New Testament In Modern English by J.B. Phillips was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Art Monk. In that special week people in US were listening to Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley. La Parisienne, directed by Michel Boisrond, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Jubilee by Edward Weeks and Emily Flint was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1957.

1956

The Rainmaker directed by Joseph Anthony was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1956.

1955

The Man with the Golden Arm directed by Otto Preminger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Jacques Pierre. In UK Let's Have Another Party by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. There's No Business Like Show Business, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1954.

1953

Geraldine directed by R.G. Springsteen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bobby Barth. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1952.

1951

The Lady Says No directed by Frank Ross was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1951.

1950

Watch the Birdie directed by Jack Donohue was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 December 1949.

1948

Loaded Pistols directed by John English was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1948.

1947

High Wall directed by Curtis Bernhardt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1947.

1946

It's a Wonderful Life directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1946.

1945

Woman Who Came Back directed by Walter Colmes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1945.

1944

National Velvet directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 December 1943.

1942

Lost Canyon directed by Lesley Selander was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1942.

1941

Road to Happiness directed by Phil Rosen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 December 1940.

1939

South of the Border directed by George Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1939.

1938

The Duke of West Point directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1938.

1937

Bulldog Drummond's Revenge directed by Louis King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1937.

1936

Accused directed by Thornton Freeland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1936.

1935

Texas Jack directed by Bernard B. Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1935.

1934

The Man Who Knew Too Much directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 December 1933.

1932

Haunted Gold directed by Mack V. Wright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1932.

1931

The Devil Plays directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1931.

1929

The Lost Zeppelin directed by Edward Sloman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1929.

1926

The Cruise of the Jasper B directed by James W. Horne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1926.

1925

A Woman of the World directed by Malcolm St. Clair was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1925.

1924

The White Sheep directed by Hal Roach was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1924.

1915

The Cheat directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1915.

1913

Atlantis directed by August Blom was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 December 1913.