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2017

Wonder by R.J. Palacio was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 2017.

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: 08 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: 08 December 2013.

2012

The Great Silence directed by Sergio Corbucci was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 2012.

2010

Tangled directed by Nathan Greno was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 2010.

2009

The Blind Side directed by John Lee Hancock was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Live Your Life by T.I.. Twilight, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Snowball by Alice Schroeder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 2008.

2006

Apocalypto directed by Mel Gibson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 2006.

2005

King Kong directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 2005.

2004

Ocean's Twelve directed by Steven Soderbergh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 2004.

2002

Equilibrium directed by Kurt Wimmer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Tylen Williams. In that special week people in US were listening to Family Affair by Mary J. Blige. Not Another Teen Movie, directed by Joel Gallen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Lost Son by Bernard B. Kerik was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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. Cast Away, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Winter'S Heart by Robert Jordan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Aliyah Kolf. In UK The Millennium Prayer by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Girl, Interrupted, directed by James Mangold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Tara Road by Maeve Binchy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Tanner Buchanan. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. Shakespeare in Love, directed by John Madden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Professor And The Madman by Simon Winchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Chloe Morton. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Good Will Hunting, directed by Gus Van Sant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1997.

1996

Jerry Maguire directed by Cameron Crowe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Jordon Ibe. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. Umirayushchii lebed, directed by Yevgeni Bauer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Raheem Sterling. In that special week people in US were listening to On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men. Dumb & Dumber, directed by Peter Farrelly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Dark Rivers Of The Heart by Dean Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include AnnaSophia Robb. In UK Mr Blobby by Mr Blobby was in the top 5 hits. Schindler's List, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Katie Stevens. In UK Would I Lie To You? by Charles & Eddie was in the top 5 hits. The Bodyguard, directed by Mick Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Truman by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1992.

1991

Hook directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Viviane Orth. In that special week people in US were listening to Because I Love You (The Postman Song) by Stevie B. Edward Scissorhands, directed by Tim Burton, 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: 08 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Jen Ledger. In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Christmas Vacation, directed by Jeremiah Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Long Gray Line by Rick Atkinson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pee Wee. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Twins, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Senatorial Privilege by Leo Damore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Jana Juricová. In UK China In Your Hand by T'Pau was in the top 5 hits. Planes, Trains & Automobiles, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Patriot Games by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Kate Voegele. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. Heartbreak Ridge, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Through A Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Dwight Howard. In that special week people in US were listening to Broken Wings by Mr. Mister. Rocky IV, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Texas by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Sam Hunt. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. 2010, directed by Peter Hyams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Utkarsh Ambudkar. In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits. Sudden Impact, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Megatrends by John Naisbitt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Nicki Minaj. In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. 48 Hrs., directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Marion Jollès. In UK Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. On Golden Pond, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Pathfinders by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Francis Mourey. In that special week people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. Flash Gordon, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Kamini (musician). In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Star Trek: The Motion Picture, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Ian Somerhalder. In that special week people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. Force 10 from Navarone, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Sébastien Chabal. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. The Goodbye Girl, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dominic Monaghan. In that special week people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart. Silver Streak, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Harvick. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Cristian Castro. In that special week people in US were listening to Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas. Murder on the Orient Express, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Corey Taylor. In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Serpico, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Chloé Mons. In that special week people in US were listening to I Am Woman by Helen Reddy. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, directed by William Sterling, 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: 08 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Abdullah Ercan. In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits. Man in the Wilderness, directed by Richard C. Sarafian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Me Me. In UK Woodstock by Matthew's Southern Comfort was in the top 5 hits. When Moscow Laughs, directed by Boris Barnet, 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: 08 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Steve Van Wormer. In UK Sugar Sugar by Archies was in the top 5 hits. Z, directed by Costa-Gavras, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Katerine. In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. Skidoo, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Bogey Man by George Plimpton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Jeff George. In that special week people in US were listening to Daydream Believer by The Monkees. The Producers, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Anyone Can Make A Million by Morton Shulman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Sinéad O'Connor. In that special week people in US were listening to Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys. Django, directed by Sergio Corbucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Human Sexual Response by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Luca Cantagalli. In that special week people in US were listening to Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) by The Byrds. That Darn Cat!, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Teri Hatcher. In UK Baby Love by The Supremes was in the top 5 hits. Guns at Batasi, directed by John Guillermin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Kim Dawson. In that special week people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. Charade, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. City Of Night by John Rechy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marty Friedman. In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Girls! Girls! Girls!, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Ann Coulter. In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Steve Nallon. In UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Sundowners, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Dean'S Watch by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Jacques Vettier. In that special week people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. Ben-Hur, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Gentlemen, Scholars And Scoundrels by Horace Knowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Michel Ferté. In UK Hoots Mon by Lord Rockingham's XI was in the top 5 hits. Auntie Mame, directed by Morton DaCosta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Breakfast At Tiffany'S by Truman Capote was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Phil Collen. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. Sayonara, directed by Joshua Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Room At The Top by John Braine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1957.

1956

Written on the Wind directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Kasim Sulton. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. Day the World Ended, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Memoirs by Harry S. Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Sumi Shimamoto. In UK Let's Have Another Party by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. Destry, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The View From Pompey'S Head by Hamilton Basso was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Khaw Wan. Hans Christian Andersen, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1952.

1951

I'll See You in My Dreams directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 December 1950.

1949

On the Town directed by Stanley Donen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 December 1948.

1947

Out of the Past directed by Jacques Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1947.

1946

Till the Clouds Roll By directed by Richard Whorf was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1946.

1945

House of Dracula directed by Erle C. Kenton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1945.

1944

The Falcon in Hollywood directed by Gordon Douglas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1944.

1943

The Spider Woman directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1943.

1942

Cat People directed by Jacques Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1942.

1941

Ball of Fire directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1941.

1940

Go West directed by Edward Buzzell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1940.

1939

Destry Rides Again directed by George Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1939.

1938

Pygmalion directed by Anthony Asquith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1938.

1937

Nothing Sacred directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1937.

1936

Great Guy directed by John G. Blystone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1936.

1935

Scrooge directed by Henry Edwards was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1935.

1934

'Neath the Arizona Skies directed by Harry Fraser was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1934.

1933

The House on 56th Street directed by Robert Florey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1933.

1932

A Farewell to Arms directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1932.

1931

Arrowsmith directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 December 1930.

1929

Glorifying the American Girl directed by Millard Webb was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1929.

1928

West of Zanzibar directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 December 1927.

1926

Old Ironsides directed by James Cruze was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1926.

1925

Body and Soul directed by Oscar Micheaux was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 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: 08 December 1923.

1922

The Toll of the Sea directed by Chester M. Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1922.

1921

The Sea Lion directed by Rowland V. Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 December 1921.

1920

The Mark of Zorro directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 December 1919.

1918

All Night directed by Paul Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 December 1917.

1915

Martyrs of the Alamo directed by W. Christy Cabanne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 December 1914.

1913

David Copperfield directed by Thomas Bentley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 December 1912.