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2017

16th Seduction by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2017.

2015

Sisters directed by Jason Moore was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2015.

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: 20 December 2014.

2013

American Hustle directed by David O. Russell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2013.

2011

Famous people born on this day include Koa Egan. In that special week people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. 10th Anniversary by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2011.

2010

TRON: Legacy directed by Joseph Kosinski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 December 2009.

2007

The Bucket List directed by Rob Reiner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Cameron Mullinder. In UK Patience by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Rocky Balboa, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. 6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 December 2005.

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2003.

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: 20 December 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Blake Bertrand. 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. 1st to Die by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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. What Women Want, directed by Nancy Meyers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Charlie Jones. In UK The Millennium Prayer by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Man on the Moon, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Kylian Mbappé. In UK Believe by Cher was in the top 5 hits. You've Got Mail, directed by Nora Ephron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Jordan McIntosh. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. Heat, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Jess Greenberg. 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. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Andrea Belotti. 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. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ksenia Makarova. Forever Young, directed by Steve Miner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Hunter Gomez. In UK Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael & Elton John was in the top 5 hits. JFK, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include JoJo (singer). In UK Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice was in the top 5 hits. The Godfather: Part III, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Felipe Castanhari. In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. The Wizard, directed by Todd Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olivia Thai. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Taliana Vargas. 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. Across China by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Logan Hugueny-Clark. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jillian Grace. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1985.

1984

1984 directed by Michael Radford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Jonah Hill. In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Keny Arkana. 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. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1982.

1981

Neighbors directed by John G. Avildsen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ashley Cole. 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. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Tamara Grosvenor. In that special week people in US were listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes. All That Jazz, directed by Bob Fosse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Amanda Swisten. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Every Which Way But Loose, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Patty Hou. 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. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Benoît August. In that special week people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart. King Kong, directed by John Guillermin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Bartosz Bosacki. 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. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Carlos Da Cruz. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, 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: 20 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nadia Farès. 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. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Anders Odden. In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry 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. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Carlos Moreno Jr. In that special week people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie. Harold and Maude, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Nicole de Boer. 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. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1970.

1969

Topaz directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Karl Wendlinger. 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. Airport by Arthur Haile was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Wendy Hamilton. In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Doctor Dolittle, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Hélène Rollès. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. The Sand Pebbles, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Robert Cavanah. In UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Clara Rojas. In UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Marriage Italian Style, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Infanta Elena Duchess of Lugo. In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Move Over, Darling, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Domenico Gargano. In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. L'eclisse, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Yvan Le Bolloch. In that special week people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. Lover Come Back, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kim Ki-duk. In that special week people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. Flaming Star, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Act One by Moss Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1960.

1959

On the Beach directed by Stanley Kramer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1959.

1958

Some Came Running directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Cisneros. 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. A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jenny Agutter. Angel Face, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 December 1947.

1946

It's a Wonderful Life directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 December 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include François Gernelle. The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 December 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Hillerman. No Man of Her Own, directed by Wesley Ruggles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 December 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Charles Donald Adams. A Woman of Affairs, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 December 1926.

1925

Tumbleweeds directed by King Baggott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 December 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Fougeyrollas. Dr. Jack, directed by Fred Newmeyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 December 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vaino Linna. Madame DuBarry, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 December 1912.

1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1911.

1910

Little Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

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1909

Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1909.

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1908.

1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1906.

1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1905.

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1904.

1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1903.

1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1901.