December 12

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2017

The Greatest Showman directed by Michael Gracey was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 2017.

2014

Altar directed by Nick Willing was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 2014.

2013

The Physician directed by Philipp Stölzl was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 2013.

2012

Zero Dark Thirty directed by Kathryn Bigelow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 2012.

2010

Little Fockers directed by Paul Weitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 2010.

2009

3 Idiots directed by Rajkumar Hirani was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 2009.

2008

Free Style directed by William Dear was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 2008.

2006

Dynamite Warrior directed by Chalerm Wongpim was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 2006.

2005

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 directed by Adam Shankman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 2005.

2004

The Keeper directed by Paul Lynch was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 2004.

2002

Journals by Kurt Cobain was one of the best seller of 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Amanda Trieschman. In that special week people in US were listening to U Got It Bad by Usher. Personal Best, directed by Robert Towne, 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: 12 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Devyn Nekoda. In UK Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny's Child was in the top 5 hits. The Gift, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 December 1999.

1998

Mighty Joe Young directed by Ron Underwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Nick Klokus. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Kundun, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Another City, Not My Own by Dominick Dunne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Morgan Eastwood. In that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. One Fine Day, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Lil Kemo. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. Dracula: Dead and Loving It, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1995.

1994

The Chamber by John Grisham was one of the best seller of 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include EJ Jallorina. In that special week people in US were listening to Again by Janet Jackson. Grumpy Old Men, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Without Remorse by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Austin Jones. Desperate Crimes, directed by Andreas Marfori, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Mexico by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Anna Zayachkivska. In that special week people in US were listening to Black Or White by Michael Jackson. Grand Canyon, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Seungri . In that special week people in US were listening to Because I Love You (The Postman Song) by Stevie B. The Russia House, directed by Fred Schepisi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Longshot by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Tal (singer). In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ham Eun-jeong. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Jack De Sena. 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. Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Katrina Patchett. In that special week people in US were listening to The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby. The Morning After, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. His Way by Kitty Kelley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Sabine Devieilhe. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Revolution, directed by Hugh Hudson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Steve Missillier. In that special week people in US were listening to Out Of Touch by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Johnny Dangerously, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Heritage by Abba Eban was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1984.

1983

The Auerbach Will by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Dmitry Tursunov. In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. Kiss Me Goodbye, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Second Heaven by Judith Guest was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Pedro Rios Maestre. In that special week people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Francis Mourey. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Altered States, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Saphia Azzeddine. In that special week people in US were listening to Babe by Styx. Kramer vs. Kramer, directed by Robert Benton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Provenance by Frank McDonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Andrea Piccini. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. California Suite, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Bright Flows The River by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Bridget Hall. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. The Choirboys, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jana Ina. In that special week people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart. The Eagle Has Landed, directed by John Sturges, 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: 12 December 1976.

1975

Hustle directed by Robert Aldrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Christophe Marichez. In that special week people in US were listening to Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas. Jacob the Liar, directed by Frank Beyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Rhinemann Exchange by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Lee McInnis. In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. The Day of the Dolphin, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Best Of Life by David Scherman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Yann Sundberg. In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits. Across 110th Street, directed by Barry Shear, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Hodson. In that special week people in US were listening to Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone. A Clockwork Orange, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Jennie, Volume Two by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Connelly. In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits. My Name Is Trinity, directed by Enzo Barboni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Carrie Westcott. In that special week people in US were listening to Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam. The Red Tent, directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Kingdom And The Power by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Rory Kennedy. In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. Hell in the Pacific, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Hacine Cherifi. In that special week people in US were listening to Daydream Believer by The Monkees. The Graduate, directed by Mike Nichols, 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: 12 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Delajoux. In that special week people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band. The Deadly Bees, directed by Freddie Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Abou Zeid. In UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Inside Daisy Clover, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Lockwood Concern by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Barbara Manning. In UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Pleasure Seekers, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Didier Gentil. In that special week people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. Love with the Proper Stranger, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Hat On The Bed by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Tracy Austin. In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Trial, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Daniel O'Donnell. In that special week people in US were listening to Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes. Barabbas, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. My Life In Court by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Volker Beck. In that special week people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. Flaming Star, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Taken At The Flood by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Jasper Conran. In that special week people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. Suddenly, Last Summer, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Devil'S Advocate by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Lisa Morton. In that special week people in US were listening to To Know Him, Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears. The Magician, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Women And Thomas Harrow by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Sheila E. In that special week people in US were listening to Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley. The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall by Harnett T. Kane was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Paul Faugère. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. Three Men in a Boat, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Tribe That Lost Its Head by Nicholas Monsarrat was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1956.

1955

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell directed by Otto Preminger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Hemant Karkare. In UK Let's Have Another Party by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. Vera Cruz, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Blue Hurricane by F. Van Wyck Mason was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Karl Renz. In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Knights of the Round Table, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Unconquered by Ben Ames Williams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Yolande Folliot. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. The Bad and the Beautiful, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1952.

1951

Decision Before Dawn directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1951.

1950

Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1950.

1949

Twelve O'Clock High directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1949.

1948

Force of Evil directed by Abraham Polonsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 December 1947.

1946

The Beast with Five Fingers directed by Robert Florey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1946.

1945

The Stork Club directed by Hal Walker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1945.

1944

Experiment Perilous directed by Jacques Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1944.

1943

The Song of Bernadette directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1943.

1942

Arabian Nights directed by John Rawlins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1942.

1941

Remember the Day directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1941.

1940

Flight Command directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1940.

1939

El signo de la muerte directed by Chano Urueta was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1939.

1938

Kentucky directed by David Butler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1938.

1937

Hollywood Hotel directed by Busby Berkeley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1937.

1936

Gold Diggers of 1937 directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 December 1935.

1934

Bright Eyes directed by David Butler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1934.

1933

Flying Down to Rio directed by Thornton Freeland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1933.

1932

The Mummy directed by Karl Freund was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1932.

1931

Mata Hari directed by George Fitzmaurice was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1931.

1930

Storm Over Mont Blanc directed by Arnold Fanck was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1930.

1929

Their Own Desire directed by E. Mason Hopper was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1929.

1928

The Spieler directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 December 1926.

1924

The Last Laugh directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1924.

1923

Slow as Lightning directed by Grover Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1923.

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: 12 December 1918.

1916

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 December 1916.