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2017

Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 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: 18 December 2013.

2012

The Millionaire Tour directed by Inon Shampanier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 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: 18 December 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jordyn-Grace Duggar. Yes Man, directed by Peyton Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Your Heart Belongs To Me by Dean Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 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: 18 December 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Isabella Cramp. 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. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 2004.

2002

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

But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 2002.

2001

Black Hawk Down directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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. Nothing Like It In The World by Stephen E. Ambrose was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include RageTastic. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. You've Got Mail, directed by Nora Ephron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Night Without Armor by Jewel Kilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Cameron Moore. 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. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1997.

1996

Scream directed by Wes Craven was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 December 1995.

1994

Legends of the Fall directed by Edward Zwick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Ali Spagnola. 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: 18 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bridgit Mendler. 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: 18 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Marcus Butler. 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. Uh-Oh by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Sierra Kay. 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. You Just Don'T Understand by Deborah Tannen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Ashley Benson. 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. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Allan Gurganus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lizzie Armitstead. 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: 18 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Andreas Lubitz. In that special week people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. *batteries not included, directed by Matthew Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include François Hamelin. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. The Golden Child, directed by Michael Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Flight Of The Intruder by Stephen Coonts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Hana Soukupová. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Brazil, directed by Terry Gilliam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Lucky by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Giuliano Razzoli. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. 1984, directed by Michael Radford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Crystal McCahill. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Berlin Game by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Dave Luetkenhoelter. 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. Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Josh Dallas. In that special week people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christina Aguilera. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Any Which Way You Can, directed by Buddy Van Horn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Coming Currency Collapse by Jerome F. Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Emily Swallow. 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. Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Katie Holmes. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Superman, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Second Generation by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Trump. In that special week people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. Saturday Night Fever, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Koyuki Kato. 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. Ceremony Of The Innocent by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Sia Furler. In that special week people in US were listening to That's The Way (I Like It) by K.C and the Sunshine Band. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Curtain by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Mazarine Pingeot. 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. The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leila Arcieri. In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Sleeper, directed by Woody Allen, 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: 18 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Jason Mantzoukas. In that special week people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits. Diamonds Are Forever, directed by Guy Hamilton, 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: 18 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include DMX (rapper). In that special week people in US were listening to The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson. Rio Lobo, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Caravan To Vaccares by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Alexia Laroche-Joubert. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. On Her Majesty's Secret Service, directed by Peter Hunt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alejandro Sanz. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. And Other Stories by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Mario Frangoulis. 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. A Modern Priest Looks At His Outdated Church by James J. Kavanaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Gianluca Pagliuca. In that special week people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band. Blow-Up, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Christian Shawn. In that special week people in US were listening to Over And Over by The Dave Clark Five. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Steve Austin (Stone Cold). In UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Zorba the Greek, directed by Michael Cacoyannis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Brad Pitt. 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. I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Claude Askolovitch. 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: 18 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Angie Stone. In that special week people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. Pocketful of Miracles, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kazuhide Uekusa. 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. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Charles Stuart. 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. The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Geordie Walker. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Some Came Running, directed by Vincente Minnelli, 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: 18 December 1958.

1957

Legend of the Lost directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1957.

1956

Baby Doll directed by Elia Kazan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Ray Liotta. 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. R.S.V.P. Elsa Maxwell'S Own Story by Elsa Maxwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 December 1953.

1952

Famous people born on this day include John Leventhal. 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. East of Eden by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1952.

1951

Miracle in Milan directed by Vittorio De Sica was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 December 1947.

1946

The Yearling directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 December 1940.

1939

Gulliver's Travels directed by Dave Fleischer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 December 1923.

1922

Dr. Jack directed by Fred Newmeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 December 1910.