December 20

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2017

Origin by Dan Brown 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

Famous people born on this day include Koa Egan. In that special week people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, directed by Stephen Daldry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson was one of the best selling books.
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

Ford County by John Grisham 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. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama 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. Journey Through Heartsongs by Mattie J. T. Stepanek was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). 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. Flags Of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers 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. Web of Seduction, directed by Blain Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. All The Best, George Bush by George Bush 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. Losing Control, directed by Julie Jordan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver 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. The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1997.

1996

Little Witches directed by Jane Simpson 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 that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Restoration, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Final Judgment by Richard North Patterson 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. The Gift by Danielle Steel 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. The Client by John Grisham 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. The Silent Passage by Gail Sheehy 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. Where the Day Takes You, directed by Marc Rocco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. No Greater Love by Danielle Steel 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. Green Card, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1990.

1989

Straight by Dick Francis 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. Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler 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. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow 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. A Taste For Death by P. D. James 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. Contact by Carl Sagan 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 UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. Mrs. Soffel, directed by Gillian Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss 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. Pet Sematary by Stephen King 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. One Dark Night, directed by Tom McLoughlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon 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 that special week people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. Umrao Jaan, directed by Muzaffar Ali, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Book Of Lights by Chaim Potok was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Ashley Cole. In that special week people in US were listening to Lady by Kenny Rogers. Secret Valley, directed by Howard Bretherton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Nothing Down by Robert G. 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. Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1979.

1978

In Search Of History by Theodore H. White 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 that special week people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. High Anxiety, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Illusions by Richard Bach 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. The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck 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. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow 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 UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. The Sting, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Real Lace by Stephen Birmingham 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 that special week people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. Aguirre: The Wrath of God, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter 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. Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese 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. I Drink Your Blood, directed by David E. Durston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1970.

1969

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Karl Wendlinger. In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. The Wrecking Crew, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Hurricane Years by Cameron Hawley 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 Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. Weekend, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie 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 Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Teesri Manzil, directed by Vijay Anand, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1966.

1965

A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery 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 UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. 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. Parasmani, directed by Babubhai Mistri, 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: 20 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). 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. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, directed by José Quintero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell 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. The Wackiest Ship in the Army, directed by Richard Murphy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa 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. The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White 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 UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, directed by Satyen Bose, 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: 20 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Anna Vissi. In that special week people in US were listening to You Send Me by Sam Cooke. Naya Daur, directed by B.R. Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Leftover Life To Kill by Caitlin Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1957.

1956

It's Great to Be Young! directed by Cyril Frankel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

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. Aar-Paar, directed by Guru Dutt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. My Brother'S Keeper by Marcia Davenport was one of the best selling books.
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

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Jenny Agutter. The Lawless Breed, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Cross And The Crown by Norman Beasley 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.

1941

Babes on Broadway directed by Busby Berkeley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 December 1941.

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

$50,000 Reward directed by Clifford S. Elfelt 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.