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2017

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition by Carol Aebersold, Chanda Bell 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 UK Leave Right Now by Will Young was in the top 5 hits. Peter Pan, directed by P.J. Hogan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Murder Room by P. D. James 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

Famous people born on this day include Madysyn Rose. In that special week people in US were listening to U Got It Bad by Usher. A Beautiful Mind, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. What Women Want, directed by Nancy Meyers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks 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 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. Night Whispers by Judith McNaught 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 that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Titanic, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Survival Of The Fittest by Jonathan Kellerman 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 that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Heat, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher 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 that special week people in US were listening to Here Comes The Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze. Dumb & Dumber, directed by Peter Farrelly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Insomnia by Stephen King 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 UK Mr Blobby by Mr Blobby was in the top 5 hits. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, directed by Bill Duke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Private Parts by Howard Stern 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. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. Forever Young, directed by Steve Miner, 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: 15 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Catalina Otalvaro. In UK Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael & Elton John was in the top 5 hits. The Last Boy Scout, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Rachel Brosnahan. In UK Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice was in the top 5 hits. Mermaids, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Ruby Knight by David Eddings 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 UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Glory, directed by Edward Zwick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. My Turn by Nancy Reagan with William Novak 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 that special week people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. On TV people were watching The Rainbow.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Thomas Baroukh. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Empire of the Sun, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Veil by Bob Woodward 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby. The Golden Child, directed by Michael Ritchie, 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: 15 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Priscilla Mennella. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Clue, directed by Jonathan Lynn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. London Match by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Véronique Mang. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. Starman, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach 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 that special week people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Body Principal by Victoria Principal 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 that special week people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. The Toy, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton 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 UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Over the Edge, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Soul Of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder 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 UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Stir Crazy, directed by Sidney Poitier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. American Dreams by Studs Terkel 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 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: 15 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Henrieta Nagyová. In that special week people in US were listening to You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbra & Neil. Superman, directed by Richard Donner, 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: 15 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Rohff . In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Saturday Night Fever, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw 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 UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits. Silver Streak, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Blood And Money by Thomas Thompson 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 that special week people in US were listening to Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention. Emmanuelle II, directed by Francis Giacobetti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. In The Beginning by Chaim Potok was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Benedetta Ciaccia. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Young Frankenstein, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Cavett by Dick Cavett and Christopher Porterfield was one of the best selling books.
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 UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. The Last Detail, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh 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 that special week people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. Andrei Rublev, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault 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 that special week people in US were listening to Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone. The Decameron, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson. Little Big Man, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer 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 UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. Greetings, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell 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 that special week people in US were listening to Daydream Believer by The Monkees. In Cold Blood, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean 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 that special week people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band. A Man for All Seasons, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Boston Strangler by Gerald Frank 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 UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. The Flight of the Phoenix, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr 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 UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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: 15 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Helen Slater. In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. America, America, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books.
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. In that special week people in US were listening to Big Girls Don't Cry by The 4 Seasons. Girls! Girls! Girls!, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Sylvie Andrieux. In UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. One, Two, Three, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Inside Europe Today by John Gunther 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 UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Exodus, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Snake Has All The Lines by Jean Kerr 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 UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis 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 UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Herblock'S Special For Today by Herbert Block was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Jan Bosschaert. In that special week people in US were listening to Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley. The Bridge on the River Kwai, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Sound Of Thunder by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include William Orbit. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. Anastasia, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Water, Water Everywhere by Emily Kimbrough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Oliver Heald. In UK Let's Have Another Party by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. The Country Girl, directed by George Seaton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Good Morning, Miss Dove by Frances Gray Patton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include John Allen. In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Hondo, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
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. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. Angel Face, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Wonderful Country by Tom Lea 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 Keys of the Kingdom directed by John M. Stahl was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

No Man of Her Own directed by Wesley Ruggles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

A Woman of Affairs directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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 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: 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

Madame DuBarry directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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.

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 Invaders directed by Francis Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 December 1912.