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2017

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 December 2010.

2009

The Pool Boys directed by J.B. Rogers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 December 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Combs Twins. 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. Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 December 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Charlie Crowe. In UK Leave Right Now by Will Young was in the top 5 hits. The Card Player, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 December 2002.

2001

Nirgendwo in Afrika directed by Caroline Link was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jakob Delgado. 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. The Bear And The Dragon by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Mario Selman. 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. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1999.

1998

Losing Control directed by Julie Jordan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1998.

1997

Madam Savant directed by Mike Marvin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Kaitlyn Dever. 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. The Regulators by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Bobby (rapper). 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. Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include MunchingOrange . In UK Twist And Shout by Chaka Demus & Pliers featuring Jack Radics & Taxi Gang was in the top 5 hits. Sicario, directed by Joseph Novoa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. God'S Other Son by Don Imus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Jinger Duggar. 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 Best Cat Ever by Cleveland Amory was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alexander Arnold. 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 Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Isabel Durant. 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. The Sapphire Rose by David Eddings was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Stéphanie Clerbois. 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 Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1990.

1989

Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy was one of the best seller of 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alessandra Usman. 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. Dear Mili by Wilhelm Grimm was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Tom Clarke (footballer). 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. A Man Rides Through by Stephen R. Donaldson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Davey Browne. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. 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: 21 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Hernandez. 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: 21 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Andrea Jeremiah. 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. Life Its Ownself by Dan Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Steven Yeun. 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. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Eddie Colon. 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. Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Cristian Zaccardo. 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 Best Of Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michele Di Piedi. 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. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Tuva Novotny. 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 Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1979.

1978

A Time For Truth by William E. Simon was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Emmanuel Macron. In that special week people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. The Incredible Melting Man, directed by William Sachs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Immigrants by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Salvador Plascencia. In that special week people in US were listening to Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart. Island of Death, directed by Nico Mastorakis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Paloma Herrera. 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. The Age Of Napoleon by Will and Ariel Durant was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1975.

1974

Harlequin by Morris West was one of the best seller of 1974.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Irakli Alasania. In that special week people in US were listening to The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich. Shanghai Joe, directed by Mario Caiano, 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: 21 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Claudia Poll. In that special week people in US were listening to Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul. State of Siege, directed by Costa-Gavras, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Mathieu Chedid. 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. Beyond Freedom And Dignity by B. F. Skinner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Bart De Wever. 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. Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1970.

1969

Puppet On A Chain by Alistair MacLean was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Anne-Sophie Pastel. In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. The Brotherhood, directed by Martin Ritt, 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: 21 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Mikheil Saakashvili. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. Aladdin and His Magic Lamp, directed by Boris Rytsarev, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Anyone Can Make A Million by Morton Shulman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Kiefer Sutherland. 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 Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Jack Noseworthy. 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. My Favorite Things by Dorothy F. Rodgers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Govinda (actor). 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 Battle Of The Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christy Forester in Lookout Mountain. In that special week people in US were listening to Telstar by The Tornadoes. 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: 21 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Henry Kamel. In that special week people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. Flight of the Lost Balloon, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Calories Don'T Count by Herman Taller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andy Van Slyke. 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. The Liberal Hour by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Corinne Touzet. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. Heller in Pink Tights, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Miklós Hargitay. 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 Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Ray Romano. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. Naya Daur, directed by B.R. Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On The Beach by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1957.

1956

Full of Life directed by Richard Quine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Jane Kaczmarek. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues, directed by Dan Milner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1955.

1954

Young at Heart directed by Gordon Douglas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joaquín Andújar. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. The Gown Of Glory by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 December 1947.

1946

13 Rue Madeleine directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 December 1945.

1944

Belle of the Yukon directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1944.

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: 21 December 1942.

1941

Design for Scandal directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 December 1931.

1930

Paid directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1930.

1929

Party Girl directed by Victor Halperin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1929.

1927

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1927.

1925

Braveheart directed by Alan Hale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1925.

1924

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1924.

1921

Tol'able David directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 December 1917.

1916

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea directed by Stuart Paton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 December 1913.

1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1909.

1903

The Three Musketeers directed by Georgi Yungvald-Khilkevich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 December 1903.