December 17

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on December 17. From 1900 until now. December 17 is under the sign of Sagittarius. Famous birthdays on this day include Milla Jovovich (1975), Pope Francis (1936) and Claire Forlani (1971). Several movies were released around December 17 over the years, such as Doctor Zhivago in 1965 directed by David Lean and Two Women in 1960 directed by Vittorio De Sica.
But much more happened on December 17 over the years: find out below

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released around December 17 over the years?
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Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

Release year: 1965

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Country: United States of America

Two Women

Two Women

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown

Country: United States of America

Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America

Munich

Munich

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Country: United States of America

Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan

Release year: 1925

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Irene Rich, May McAvoy, Bert Lytell, Ronald Colman

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 17?


Events

  • 2018 Somali Civil War (2009–present): Six U.S. air strikes over the weekend kill at least 62 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, according to The Pentagon. (BBC)
  • 2017 2017 Quetta church attack: A suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist church in Pakistan kills nine people. (BBC) (Dawn)
  • 2016 2016 Kayseri bombing: At least 13 people are killed and 56 others are wounded in a car bomb attack on a bus carrying off-duty soldiers in Kayseri Province, central Turkey. (BBC) (The Guardian)
  • 2015 Libyan Civil War: Delegates from Libya's warring factions sign a U.N.-brokered agreement to form a national unity government. Some of Libya's armed brigades are closely allied with political leaders who oppose this agreement. (Reuters) (Al Arabiya)
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Books

Which were the most popular books released around December 17 over the years?
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The Great Chicago Fire by Robert Cromie

The Great Chicago Fire

Year: 1958

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One of the best narrative histories ever written about the devastating fire has been reprinted in this oversized, illustrated edition. Over 150 photos and illustrations.

The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks

The Rescue

Year: 2000

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One of America's bestselling authors delivers a story about the greatest commitment of all: loving someone forever. When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives.

Genius by James Gleick

Genius

Year: 1992

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From the author of the national bestseller Chaos comes an outstanding biography of one of the most dazzling and flamboyant scientists of the 20th century that "not only paints a highly

The Greatest Book Ever Written by Fulton Oursler

The Greatest Book Ever Written

Year: 1951

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Bible, Catholicism, Biblical Studies

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

Year: 1960

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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

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