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2017

Fifty Shades Darker by E L James was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2015

Distorted directed by Darren Wharton was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Nachthelle directed by Florian Gottschick was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2014.

2013

If I Had Wings directed by Allan Harmon was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2011

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close directed by Stephen Daldry was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2011.

2010

Nine Dead directed by Chris Shadley was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2010.

2009

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best seller of 2009.

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

2007

Eden Log directed by Franck Vestiel 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 that special week people in US were listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce. Notes on a Scandal, directed by Richard Eyre, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Eragon by Christopher Paolini was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2006.

2005

Lucky 13 directed by Chris Hall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2005.

2003

The Card Player directed by Dario Argento was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

The Reckoning directed by Paul McGuigan 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. Nirgendwo in Afrika, directed by Caroline Link, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. He Sees You When You'Re Sleeping by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark 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 that special week people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. An Everlasting Piece, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz 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 that special week people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. Web of Seduction, directed by Blain Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling 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 that special week people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. Losing Control, directed by Julie Jordan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. For The Love Of The Game by Mark Vancil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Suzuka Nakamoto. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Madam Savant, directed by Mike Marvin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Rel . In that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Little Witches, directed by Jane Simpson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy was one of the best selling books.
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. Restoration, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Children'S Book Of Virtues by Michael Hague 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. Sicario, directed by Joseph Novoa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Nothing Lasts Forever by Sidney Sheldon 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 that special week people in US were listening to Hero by Mariah Carey. Schramm, directed by Jörg Buttgereit, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes 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. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. Lorenzo's Oil, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Truman by David McCullough 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 that special week people in US were listening to Black Or White by Michael Jackson. Where the Day Takes You, directed by Marc Rocco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It'S Time To Go Home by Erma Bombeck 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 that special week people in US were listening to Because I Love You (The Postman Song) by Stevie B. Green Card, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Life On The Road by Charles Kuralt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1990.

1989

Caribbean by James A. Michener was one of the best seller of 1989.

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 that special week people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. Touch of Death, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Christmas In America by David Cohen 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. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, directed by David DeCoteau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Legacy by James A. Michener 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. Witchboard, directed by Kevin Tenney, 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: 20 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jillian Grace. In that special week people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. Head Office, directed by Ken Finkleman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. World'S Fair by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Bob Morley. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. Mrs. Soffel, directed by Gillian Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Jonah Hill. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Warrior of the Lost World, directed by David Worth, 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: 20 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Keny Arkana. In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. One Dark Night, directed by Tom McLoughlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Life, The Universe And Everything by Douglas Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Julien Benneteau. In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Umrao Jaan, directed by Muzaffar Ali, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Teenage Romance by Delia Ephron was one of the best selling books.
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 UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Secret Valley, directed by Howard Bretherton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Side Effects by Woody Allen 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. Going in Style, directed by Martin Brest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Americans by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1979.

1978

Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Patty Hou. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. High Anxiety, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw 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 UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits. Island of Death, directed by Nico Mastorakis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Raise The Titanic! by Clive Cussler 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. Teenage Seductress, directed by Chris Warfield, 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: 20 December 1975.

1974

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre was one of the best seller of 1974.

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 that special week people in US were listening to The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich. The Sting, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders 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 I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Aguirre: The Wrath of God, directed by Werner Herzog, 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: 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. Gumshoe, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson. I Drink Your Blood, directed by David E. Durston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1970.

1969

My Life With Jacqueline Kennedy by Mary Barelli Gallagher was one of the best seller of 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. The Wrecking Crew, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. On Reflection by Helen Hayes and Sandford Dody 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 that special week people in US were listening to Daydream Believer by The Monkees. Weekend, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The President'S Plane Is Missing by Robert J. Serling 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 that special week people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band. Teesri Manzil, directed by Vijay Anand, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Jury Returns by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1966.

1965

The Making Of The President 1964 by Theodore H. White was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Clara Rojas. In that special week people in US were listening to Come See About Me by The Supremes. The Yellow Rolls-Royce, directed by Anthony Asquith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Horse Knows The Way by John O'Hara 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 that special week people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. Mere Mehboob, directed by Harnam Singh Rawail, 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: 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. Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Yvan Le Bolloch. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. Flight of the Lost Balloon, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Promise At Dawn by Romain Gary 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 UK It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Wackiest Ship in the Army, directed by Richard Murphy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Sermons And Soda Water by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Trent Tucker. In that special week people in US were listening to Heartaches By The Number by Guy Mitchell. Heller in Pink Tights, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Doug Nordquist. In that special week people in US were listening to To Know Him, Is To Love Him by The Teddy Bears. Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, directed by Satyen Bose, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Wedemeyer Reports! by General Albert C. Wedemeyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1958.

1957

Naya Daur directed by B.R. Chopra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Mohamed Aziz. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. It's Great to Be Young!, directed by Cyril Frankel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Much Ado About Me by Fred Allen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1956.

1955

The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues directed by Dan Milner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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

1954

Aar-Paar directed by Guru Dutt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1954.

1953

Do Bigha Zamin directed by Bimal Roy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1953.

1952

Famous people born on this day include Jenny Agutter. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. The Lawless Breed, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Steamboat Gothic by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1952.

1951

Bellissima directed by Luchino Visconti was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1951.

1950

Born Yesterday directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1950.

1949

The Inspector General directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1949.

1948

Spring in a Small Town directed by Mu Fei was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1948.

1947

If Winter Comes directed by Victor Saville was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1947.

1945

Scarlet Street directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Can't Help Singing directed by Frank Ryan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1944.

1943

Higher and Higher directed by Tim Whelan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1943.

1942

Commandos Strike at Dawn directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1942.

1940

Chad Hanna directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1940.

1939

Of Mice and Men directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1939.

1938

Too Much Johnson directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1938.

1937

Wells Fargo directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1937.

1936

Let's Go with Pancho Villa directed by Fernando de Fuentes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1936.

1935

King of Burlesque directed by Sidney Lanfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1935.

1934

El tango en Broadway directed by Louis J. Gasnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1934.

1933

Queen Christina directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1933.

1932

The Bitter Tea of General Yen directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1932.

1931

Emma directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1931.

1930

Reaching for the Moon directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1930.

1927

West Point directed by Edward Sedgwick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1927.

1924

Peter Pan directed by Herbert Brenon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1924.

1921

Orphans of the Storm directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1921.

1918

Little Orphant Annie directed by Colin Campbell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1918.

1917

The Scarlet Car directed by Joseph De Grasse was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1917.

1916

Joan the Woman directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1916.

1913

Claudine directed by John Berry was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1913.

1910

Paganini directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1910.

1909

Excelsior directed by Wu Min-Hsiung was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909.

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

1907

Tom Sawyer directed by Don Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907.

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