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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: 16 December 2017.

2015

Shelter directed by Paul Bettany was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 December 2010.

2009

Avatar directed by James Cameron was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 2009.

2007

The Bucket List directed by Rob Reiner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 2007.

2006

Eragon directed by Stefen Fangmeier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 December 2005.

2003

Peter Pan directed by P.J. Hogan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 2003.

2002

25th Hour directed by Spike Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Ethan Dolan. In that special week people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. Any Given Sunday, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Tyler Iacona. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. The Prince of Egypt, directed by Brenda Chapman, 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: 16 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Zara Larsson. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Tomorrow Never Dies, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, 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: 16 December 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Joel Adams. In that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Mars Attacks!, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. A 3rd Serving of 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: 16 December 1996.

1995

Heat directed by Michael Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Brandon Evans. In UK Stay Another Day by East 17 was in the top 5 hits. Legends of the Fall, directed by Edward Zwick, 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: 16 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Qimmah Russo. 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. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Daniel Preda. 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. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Alexander Hughes. In that special week people in US were listening to Black Or White by Michael Jackson. The Last Boy Scout, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Jake Hardy. 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. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Nya Lee. 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: 16 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hannah Selleck. In that special week people in US were listening to Look Away by Chicago. Dangerous Liaisons, directed by Stephen Frears, 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: 16 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Hallee Hirsh. In that special week people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. Overboard, directed by Garry Marshall, 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: 16 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Candice Crawford. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. 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: 16 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Abdelhalim Badjoudj. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1985.

1984

Dune directed by David Lynch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Kelenna Azubuike. 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: 16 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Frankie Ballard. In that special week people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Airplane II: The Sequel, directed by Ken Finkleman, 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: 16 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Anna Sedokova. 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. A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Danish Kaneria. In that special week people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. Popeye, directed by Robert Altman, 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: 16 December 1980.

1979

The Jerk directed by Carl Reiner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1979.

1978

Superman directed by Richard Donner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Eric Belanger. 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. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stuart Ashen. 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. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Valentin Badoi. In that special week people in US were listening to That's The Way (I Like It) by K.C and the Sunshine Band. 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: 16 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Frida Hallgren. 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. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kristie Boogert in Rotterdam. Papillon, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, 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: 16 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Angela Bloomfield. 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. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Kristen Kane in Jacksonville. 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: 16 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Valerie Chow. In that special week people in US were listening to The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson. Love Story, directed by Arthur Hiller, 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: 16 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Martin Ulrich. In that special week people in US were listening to Leaving on A Jet Plane by Peter, Paul and Mary. Hello, Dolly!, directed by Gene Kelly, 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: 16 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Darryll Lewis. 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: 16 December 1968.

1967

In Cold Blood directed by Richard Brooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Clifford Robinson NBA center (Phoenix Suns. 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. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Romallis Ellis. In that special week people in US were listening to Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) by The Byrds. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, directed by Martin Ritt, 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: 16 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Evelyn Conley in San Francisco. In that special week people in US were listening to Come See About Me by The Supremes. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, directed by Jacques Demy, 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: 16 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Benjamin Bratt in California. In that special week people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. America, America, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Melanie Smith in Scranton. Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean, 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: 16 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Kelly Tough. 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: 16 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Canuto Kallan. In that special week people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. Cinderfella, directed by Frank Tashlin, 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: 16 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Alison La Placa. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. Journey to the Center of the Earth, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Advise and Consent by Allen Drur was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Bart Oates NFL center (New York Giants. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. A Night to Remember, directed by Roy Baker, 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: 16 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include H Kumaraswamy. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. A Farewell to Arms, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. A Hundred Hours To Suez by Robert Henriques was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Catherine Jacob. 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. A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith. In UK Let's Have Another Party by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. There's No Business Like Show Business, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Susan Estrich. 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 December 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Abercrombie. 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: 16 December 1944.

1943

Madame Curie directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 December 1939.

1938

A Christmas Carol directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 December 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin. 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 December 1930.

1929

The Manxman directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Peter Nailor. 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 December 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Chany. The Toll of the Sea, directed by Chester M. Franklin, 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: 16 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: 16 December 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Frederick Rotimi Williams. 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 December 1917.

1916

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

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 December 1914.

1913

Marcantonio e Cleopatra directed by Enrico Guazzoni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 December 1912.

1911

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

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1911.

1910

Little Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1910.

1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 December 1908.

1907

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

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1907.

1906

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

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1906.

1905

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

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 December 1904.

1903

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

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1903.

1902

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

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1901

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 December 1901.