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2017

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

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

2014

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2014.

2013

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

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

2012

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

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

2010

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2010.

2009

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

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

2008

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2008.

2006

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2006.

2005

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

But much more happened, find out here: 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. The Keeper, directed by Paul Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The Godfather Returns by Mark Winegardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2004.

2002

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci was one of the best seller of 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Harley Bird. In UK Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield was in the top 5 hits. Personal Best, directed by Robert Towne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Best-Loved Poems Of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Caroline Kennedy 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 that special week people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. The Gift, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 2000.

1999

Galaxy Quest directed by Dean Parisot was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1998

Famous people born on this day include Martin Odegaard. In UK Believe by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Mighty Joe Young, directed by Ron Underwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Professor And The Madman by Simon Winchester 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. Kundun, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Ghost by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Solomon. In that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. One Fine Day, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling books.
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. Dracula: Dead and Loving It, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Final Judgment by Richard North Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1995.

1994

The Book Of Virtues by William J. Bennett was one of the best seller of 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Cailin Russo. In that special week people in US were listening to Again by Janet Jackson. Grumpy Old Men, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld 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. Desperate Crimes, directed by Andreas Marfori, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Driving Force by Dick Francis 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 UK Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael & Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Grand Canyon, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Sum Of All Fears by Tom Clancy 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. The Russia House, directed by Fred Schepisi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Carl'S Christmas by Alexandra Day 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 that special week people in US were listening to We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel. Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett 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 Look Away by Chicago. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Queen Of The Damned by Anne Rice 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. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, 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: 17 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Alla Kostromicheva. In that special week people in US were listening to The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby. The Morning After, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. One More Time by Carol Burnett 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 Broken Wings by Mr. Mister. Revolution, directed by Hugh Hudson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein 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 Out Of Touch by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Johnny Dangerously, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish by Douglas Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1984.

1983

The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Dynamo (magician). In that special week people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Kiss Me Goodbye, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Second Heaven by Judith Guest was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. No Time For Tears by Cynthia Freeman 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 UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Altered States, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen 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 that special week people in US were listening to Babe by Styx. Kramer vs. Kramer, directed by Robert Benton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Serpentine by Thomas Thompson 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 UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. California Suite, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet 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. The Choirboys, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 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 that special week people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart. The Eagle Has Landed, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Milla Jovovich. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Hustle, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow 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 that special week people in US were listening to Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas. Jacob the Liar, directed by Frank Beyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan 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. The Day of the Dolphin, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke 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. Across 110th Street, directed by Barry Shear, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort 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 Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone. A Clockwork Orange, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Theirs Was The Kingdom by R.F. Delderfield 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. My Name Is Trinity, directed by Enzo Barboni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield 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 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam. The Red Tent, directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Collapse Of The Third Republic by William L. Shirer 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 UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. Hell in the Pacific, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. A Small Town in Germany by John le Carre 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 Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Graduate, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Twenty Letters To A Friend by Svetlana Alliluyeva 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 that special week people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band. The Deadly Bees, directed by Freddie Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Mask Of Apollo by Mary Renault 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 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) by The Byrds. Inside Daisy Clover, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart 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 Mr. Lonely by Bobby Vinton. The Pleasure Seekers, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Benjamin Bratt. In that special week people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. Love with the Proper Stranger, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Three Sirens by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
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 Big Girls Don't Cry by The 4 Seasons. The Trial, directed by Orson Welles, 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 UK Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. Barabbas, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Daughter Of Silence by Morris L. West 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. Flaming Star, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Waste Makers by Vance Packard 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 that special week people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. Suddenly, Last Summer, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. This Is My God by Herman Wouk 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 UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. The Magician, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The King Must Die by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1958.

1957

The Enemy Below directed by Dick Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Peter Farrelly. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. Three Men in a Boat, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Water, Water Everywhere by Emily Kimbrough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1956.

1955

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1955.

1954

Vera Cruz directed by Robert Aldrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Bill Pullman. In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Knights of the Round Table, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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. The Bad and the Beautiful, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Great Enterprise by H.A. Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1952.

1951

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1951.

1950

Country Chronicle by Angela Thirkell was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1950.

1949

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1949.

1948

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1948.

1947

A Double Life directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1947.

1946

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1946.

1945

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1945.

1944

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1944.

1943

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

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

1942

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

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

1941

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1941.

1940

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1940.

1939

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1939.

1938

Red River Range directed by George Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1938.

1937

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1937.

1936

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1936.

1935

Professional Soldier directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1935.

1934

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1934.

1933

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1933.

1932

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

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

1931

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1931.

1930

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1930.

1929

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1929.

1928

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1928.

1927

Chicago directed by Frank Urson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1927.

1926

Flesh and the Devil directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1926.

1923

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1923.

1918

The Heart of Humanity directed by Allen Holubar was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1918.

1916

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 December 1916.