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2017

16th Seduction by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 2017.

2015

In the Heart of the Sea directed by Ron Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 2015.

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: 15 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: 15 December 2013.

2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo directed by David Fincher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 2011.

2010

True Grit directed by Ethan Coen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 2010.

2009

The Lovely Bones directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 2009.

2007

I Am Legend directed by Francis Lawrence was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 2007.

2006

The Pursuit of Happyness directed by Gabriele Muccino was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 December 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Sheaden Gabriel. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Ya! by OutKast. Peter Pan, directed by P.J. Hogan, 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: 15 December 2003.

2002

Chicago directed by Rob Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 2002.

2001

Vanilla Sky directed by Cameron Crowe was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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. What Women Want, directed by Nancy Meyers, 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: 15 December 2000.

1999

The Talented Mr. Ripley directed by Anthony Minghella was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Chandler Canterbury. In UK Believe by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Shakespeare in Love, directed by John Madden, 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: 15 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Stefania Owen. In UK Perfect Day by Various Artists was in the top 5 hits. Titanic, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1997.

1996

Mars Attacks! directed by Tim Burton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Jahlil Okafor. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. Heat, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Emma Lockhart. In UK Stay Another Day by East 17 was in the top 5 hits. Dumb & Dumber, directed by Peter Farrelly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Alina Eremia. In that special week people in US were listening to Again by Janet Jackson. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, directed by Bill Duke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include OTF Nunu. Forever Young, directed by Steve Miner, 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: 15 December 1992.

1991

The Last Boy Scout directed by Tony Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Rachel Brosnahan. 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. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Nichole Bloom. In that special week people in US were listening to We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel. The Wizard, directed by Todd Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Floyd Ayité. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Thomas Baroukh. In that special week people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. Wall Street, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Snejana Onopka. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. The Golden Child, directed by Michael Ritchie, 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: 15 December 1986.

1985

Clue directed by Jonathan Lynn was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Véronique Mang. In that special week people in US were listening to Out Of Touch by Daryl Hall & John Oates. 1984, directed by Michael Radford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include René Duprée. In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Charlie Cox. In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. The Toy, directed by Richard Donner, 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: 15 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Najoua Belyzel. In that special week people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. Over the Edge, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elodie Gossuin. In that special week people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. Stir Crazy, directed by Sidney Poitier, 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: 15 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Adam Brody. In that special week people in US were listening to Babe by Styx. The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Henrieta Nagyová. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Superman, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Rohff . In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. Saturday Night Fever, directed by John Badham, 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: 15 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Baichung Bhutia. 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. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Laurel Nakadate. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Emmanuelle II, directed by Francis Giacobetti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1975.

1974

Young Frankenstein directed by Mel Brooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Surya Bonaly. In that special week people in US were listening to The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich. The Last Detail, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Stuart Townsend. In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits. Andrei Rublev, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Kamel Ouali. In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits. The Decameron, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Michael Shanks. In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits. Little Big Man, directed by Arthur Penn, 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: 15 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Adriana Esteves. In that special week people in US were listening to Leaving on A Jet Plane by Peter, Paul and Mary. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Garrett Wang. In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. Greetings, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Airport by Arthur Haile was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Teresa May. In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. In Cold Blood, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Molly Price. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. A Man for All Seasons, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Kimberly Donley. 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. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Christophe Carrière. In that special week people in US were listening to Come See About Me by The Supremes. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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: 15 December 1964.

1963

America, America directed by Elia Kazan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gianluca Farina. Girls! Girls! Girls!, directed by Norman Taurog, 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: 15 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Sylvie Andrieux. In that special week people in US were listening to Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes. One, Two, Three, directed by Billy Wilder, 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: 15 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Dupuy. 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. Act One by Moss Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Richard Roman. In that special week people in US were listening to Heartaches By The Number by Guy Mitchell. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Advise and Consent by Allen Drur was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Rabah Madjer. In that special week people in US were listening to To Know Him, Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1958.

1957

The Bridge on the River Kwai directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1957.

1956

Anastasia directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Paul Simonon. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. The Man with the Golden Arm, directed by Otto Preminger, 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: 15 December 1955.

1954

The Country Girl directed by George Seaton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Julie Taymor. Angel Face, directed by Otto Preminger, 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 December 1948.

1947

The Bishop's Wife directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 December 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jim Leyland. 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 December 1942.

1941

The Wolf Man directed by George Waggner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 December 1940.

1939

Gone with the Wind directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 December 1938.

1937

Born to the West directed by Charles Barton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1937.

1936

Camille directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1936.

1935

A Tale of Two Cities directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1935.

1934

Babes in Toyland directed by Gus Meins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 December 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ernest Cabo. No Man of Her Own, directed by Wesley Ruggles, 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 December 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Friedensreich Hundertwasser. A Woman of Affairs, directed by Clarence Brown, 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: 15 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: 15 December 1927.

1926

Michael directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1926.

1925

The Plastic Age directed by Wesley Ruggles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 December 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roger G0Dechot. Dr. Jack, directed by Fred Newmeyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1922.

1921

Genuine directed by Robert Wiene was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Roy Arnold Anderson. Madame DuBarry, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, 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: 15 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: 15 December 1919.

1918

The Squaw Man directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 December 1917.

1916

Just David by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 December 1913.

1912

The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gérard VéE. The Invaders, directed by Francis Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912. A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1912.

1911

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1911.

1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1910.

1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 December 1908.

1907

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1906.

1905

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 December 1904.

1903

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1903.

1902

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 December 1901.