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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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 December 2012.

2010

Famous people born on this day include Madeline DeMarcus. In that special week people in US were listening to Firework by Katy Perry. Little Fockers, directed by Paul Weitz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 December 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jordyn-Grace Duggar. Free Style, directed by William Dear, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 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: 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. The Keeper, directed by Paul Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. How To Talk To A Liberal (If You Must) by Ann Coulter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 2004.

2002

Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice was one of the best seller of 2002.

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

2001

Personal Best directed by Robert Towne 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 UK Independent Women Part 1 by Destiny's Child was in the top 5 hits. The Gift, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Shopgirl by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include RageTastic. 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. All Through The Night by Mary Higgins Clark 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. Kundun, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Marilyn Flores. 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. The Regulators by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1996.

1995

Dracula: Dead and Loving It directed by Mel Brooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

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

1994

God'S Other Son by Don Imus was one of the best seller of 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. Grumpy Old Men, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Decider by Dick Francis 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. Desperate Crimes, directed by Andreas Marfori, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Domes Of Fire by David Eddings 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. Grand Canyon, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The New World Order by Pat Robertson 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. The Russia House, directed by Fred Schepisi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Dazzle by Judith Krantz 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 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. My Turn by Nancy Reagan with William Novak 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 Look Away by Chicago. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman 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 UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Seven Stories Of Christmas Love by Leo Buscaglia 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 Morning After, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot 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. Revolution, directed by Hugh Hudson, 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: 18 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Giuliano Razzoli. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. Johnny Dangerously, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Love And War by John Jakes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1984.

1983

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Dave Luetkenhoelter. 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. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda 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 UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, directed by George Miller, 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. Altered States, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester 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. 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: 18 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Katie Holmes. In that special week people in US were listening to You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbra & Neil. 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: 18 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Trump. 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: 18 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Koyuki Kato. 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: 18 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Sia Furler. 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: 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. 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: 18 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leila Arcieri. 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: 18 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Jason Mantzoukas. In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits. 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: 18 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. 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: 18 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include DMX (rapper). In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits. 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: 18 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Alexia Laroche-Joubert. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 18 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Christian Shawn. In UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. 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: 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. 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: 18 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Brad Pitt. 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: 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 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: 18 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Angie Stone. In that special week people in US were listening to Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes. 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: 18 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kazuhide Uekusa. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 18 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Cainer. In that special week people in US were listening to Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley. The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The New Class by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1957.

1956

Three Men in a Boat directed by Ken Annakin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 December 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Ted Musgrave. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Papa'S Wife by Thyra Ferre Bjorn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 December 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Noël Clair. 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: 18 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Leventhal. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. 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: 18 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: 18 December 1951.

1950

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

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 December 1916.