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2017

Origin by Dan Brown was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 December 2010.

2009

Ford County by John Grisham was one of the best seller of 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 December 2007.

2006

Notes on a Scandal directed by Richard Eyre was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Jessalyn Hall. In UK Hung Up by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Lucky 13, directed by Chris Hall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. The Year Of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Joe Mendes. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Ya! by OutKast. The Card Player, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jake Portis. In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. 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: 22 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Ameer Idreis. 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. All The Best, George Bush by George Bush was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include G Hannelius. 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 Locket by Richard Paul Evans was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Elijah Clark. 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. Dirty Jokes And Beer by Drew Carey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Nate Garner. 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. Silent Honor by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Lemy Beauty. 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. Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Rúben Lameiras. 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. 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: 22 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Meghan Trainor. In UK Mr Blobby by Mr Blobby was in the top 5 hits. Schramm, directed by Jörg Buttgereit, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Love Can Build A Bridge by Naomi Judd was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mélanie Henique. 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. Earth In The Balance by Al Gore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Paul Alo-Emile. 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. Iron John by Robert Bly was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Baptiste Maunier. 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. Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1990.

1989

Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis was one of the best seller of 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kori Koether. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Touch of Death, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Garfield Darien. 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. Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Umar Abdulmutallab. 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. It by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Edurne . 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. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Greg Finley. 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. Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Nathalie Pechalat. 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. On Wings Of Eagles by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Brooke Nevin. 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. Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Marina Kuptsova. 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. Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chris Carmack. 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. The Coming Currency Collapse by Jerome F. Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Diane Bui Duye. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Going in Style, directed by Martin Brest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1979.

1978

The Ann Landers Encyclopedia A To Z by Ann Landers was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Steve Kariya. 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. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Afida Turner. 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. Adolf Hitler by John Toland was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Manu Payet. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Teenage Seductress, directed by Chris Warfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Power! by Michael Korda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1975.

1974

The Ebony Tower by John Fowles was one of the best seller of 1974.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Traci Dinwiddie. 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 Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Paradis. 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. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Pat Mastroianni. 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. Wunnerful, Wunnerful! by Lawrence Welk with Bernice McGeehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Ted Cruz. 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. Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1970.

1969

In This House Of Brede by Rumer Godden was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lauralee Bell. 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. And Other Stories by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Richey Edwards. 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. Anyone Can Make A Million by Morton Shulman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Marcel Schirmer (Destruction). 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. The Adventurers by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1966.

1965

Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Simon Kirby. 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. Not Under Oath by John Kieran was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Christophe Lavainne. 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. Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ralph Fiennes. 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: 22 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Andrew Fastow. 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. Picasso'S Picassos by David Douglas Duncan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Michel Basquiat. 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. Mistress Of Mellyn by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Bernd Schuster. 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. Groucho And Me by Groucho Marx was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Emmanuel de Buretel. 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. Wedemeyer Reports! by General Albert C. Wedemeyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Ricky Ross. 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. Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Philippe Harel. 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. The Fbi Story by Don Whitehead was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Hideshi Matsuda. 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. The Saturday Evening Post Treasury by Roger Butterfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christian Lothion. 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. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 December 1943.

1942

Stand by for Action directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 December 1936.

1935

Custer's Last Stand directed by Elmer Clifton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 December 1913.

1910

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

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 December 1907.

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: 22 December 1903.