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2017

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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.. Seven Pounds, directed by Gabriele Muccino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 December 2005.

2004

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events directed by Brad Silberling was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2004.

2002

Catch Me If You Can directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Billie Eilish. In that special week people in US were listening to How You Remind Me by Nickelback. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Churchill by Roy Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 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. Flags Of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Justice Carradine. In that special week people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. Any Given Sunday, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Personal Injuries by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1999.

1998

You've Got Mail directed by Nora Ephron was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1998.

1997

As Good as It Gets directed by James L. Brooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Kiingtong . 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. Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Piper. 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. The Gift by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Hermione Corfield. 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. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Iker Muniain. 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 Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Keiynan Lonsdale. 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. The World Is My Home by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Sophie-chan . 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. If I Ever Get Back To Georgia, I'M Gonna Nail My Feet To The Ground by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Pirat Nitipaisalkul. 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. Foucault'S Pendulum by Umberto Eco was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paulina Gretzky. 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. The Home Planet by Kevin W. Kelley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Karim Benzema. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. *batteries not included, directed by Matthew Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Ryan Babel. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Eisenhower At War 1943-1945 by David Eisenhower was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1986.

1985

Brazil directed by Terry Gilliam was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Carina Beduschi. 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. Moses The Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Yannick Nyanga. 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. One Brief Shining Moment by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Murphy Lee (rapper). In that special week people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Kim Walker-Smith. In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jake Gyllenhaal. In that special week people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. Nine to Five, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Peter The Great by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Paola Andrea Rey. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Being There, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Wisin (singer). In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. The Last Wave, directed by Peter Weir, 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: 19 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Elisa Toffoli. 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. Down The Seine And Up The Potomac With Art Buchwald by Art Buchwald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart. Freaky Friday, directed by Gary Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Mahi Gill. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Mikko Paananen. In that special week people in US were listening to Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin. The Man with the Golden Gun, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kebu Stewart. 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. The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Alyssa Milano. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, directed by John Huston, 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: 19 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Amy Locane. In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits. A Clockwork Orange, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Tyson Beckford. In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits. Rio Lobo, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Kristy Swanson. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. Topaz, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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: 19 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jamie Hince. 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. And Other Stories by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Criss Angel. In that special week people in US were listening to Daydream Believer by The Monkees. Doctor Dolittle, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Alberto Tomba. 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. That Quail, Robert by Margaret A. Stranger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Steen. In UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. 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: 19 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Béatrice Dalle. 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. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Beals. In that special week people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. Move Over, Darling, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bruno Todeschini. In that special week people in US were listening to Telstar by The Tornadoes. Taras Bulba, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Scott Cohen (actor). In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. The Children's Hour, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Chairman Of The Bored by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mike Lookinland. 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. How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Iván Vallejo. 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 Darkness And The Dawn by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Xavier Beulin. 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. Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 December 1958.

1957

Oh, Mr. Porter! directed by Marcel Varnel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 December 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Lincoln Hall. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. The Man with the Golden Arm, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Martine David. Angel Face, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Beyond The Himalayas by William O. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 December 1946.

1945

Leave Her to Heaven directed by John M. Stahl was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 December 1936.

1935

Captain Blood directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 December 1910.