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2017

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2017.

2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 directed by Francis Lawrence was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 December 2013.

2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2012.

2010

TRON: Legacy directed by Joseph Kosinski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 December 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Live Your Life by T.I.. Yes Man, directed by Peyton Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Private Patient by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2008.

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: 17 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: 17 December 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Carter Hastings. In that special week people in US were listening to Drop It Like It's Hot by Snoop Dogg. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, directed by Brad Silberling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. His Excellency by Joseph J. Ellis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2004.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Andrew Burriss. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. 25th Hour, directed by Spike Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Reversible Errors by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Harley Bird. In that special week people in US were listening to How You Remind Me by Nickelback. A Beautiful Mind, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. One Nation by the editors of Life magazine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. What Women Want, directed by Nancy Meyers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2000.

1999

Any Given Sunday directed by Oliver Stone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Martin Odegaard. 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. The Locket by Richard Paul Evans was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Maxso . In UK Perfect Day by Various Artists was in the top 5 hits. Tomorrow Never Dies, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Jake Clemmence. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Jumanji, directed by Joe Johnston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Road Ahead by Bill Gates was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Nat Wolff. In that special week people in US were listening to Here Comes The Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze. Legends of the Fall, directed by Edward Zwick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man by Tim Allen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Cailin 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. Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). 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. The Silent Passage by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Dylan Rocher. 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. Backlash by Susan Faludi was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Henri Anier. 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. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include André Ayew. In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. The Wizard, directed by Todd Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Jimmy Stewart And His Poems by Jimmy Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Rudisha. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. Dangerous Liaisons, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Chelsea Manning. 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. Legacy by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Alla Kostromicheva. 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. The Golden Cup by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy McKinnon. In that special week people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Shannon Marie Woodward. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. Starman, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Pieces Of My Mind by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Sébastien Ogier. 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. Changes by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Dynamo (magician). In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Different Seasons by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Jerry Hsu. 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. Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Noam Morgensztern. In that special week people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. Any Which Way You Can, directed by Buddy Van Horn, 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: 17 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Mohamed Benhamou. 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. The Top Of The Hill by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Manny Pacquiao. In that special week people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. 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: 17 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Oxana Fedorova. 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. The Second Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Patrick Müller. In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits. The Pink Panther Strikes Again, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Ordinary People by Judith Guest was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Milla Jovovich. In that special week people in US were listening to That's The Way (I Like It) by K.C and the Sunshine Band. The Killer Elite, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Paulson. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. The Front Page, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rian Johnson. In that special week people in US were listening to The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich. Sleeper, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include John Abraham. In that special week people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. Avanti!, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Claire Forlani. In that special week people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie. Diamonds Are Forever, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Bear Island by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Stella Tennant. 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. The Greening Of America by Charles Reich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Michael V. 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. The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Claudio Suárez. 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. The Hurricane Years by Cameron Hawley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Vincent Damphousse. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. In Cold Blood, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Juliet Aubrey. In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles 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. Winston S. Churchill by Randolph S. Churchill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Clive Robertson. In that special week people in US were listening to Over And Over by The Dave Clark Five. Battle of the Bulge, directed by Ken Annakin, 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: 17 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Joe Wolf. In that special week people in US were listening to Come See About Me by The Supremes. Zorba the Greek, directed by Michael Cacoyannis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Rector Of Justin by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christophe Hondelatte. In that special week people in US were listening to Telstar by The Tornadoes. Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Sara Dallin. In that special week people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. One, Two, Three, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Moreno Argentin. In UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Cinderfella, directed by Frank Tashlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Hervé Di Rosa. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. On the Beach, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Station Wagon In Spain by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Mike Mills. In that special week people in US were listening to To Know Him, Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears. A Night to Remember, directed by Roy Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Jacques-Michel Huret. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. Legend of the Lost, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Peter Farrelly. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. Anastasia, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Unicorn And Other Poems by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 December 1955.

1954

There's No Business Like Show Business directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Schwab. 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 Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1952.

1951

On Dangerous Ground directed by Nicholas Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 December 1943.

1942

Random Harvest directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1942.

1941

Johnny Eager directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 December 1932.

1931

Tonight or Never directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 December 1917.

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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 December 1912.

1910

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1910.