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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: 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

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: 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 that special week people in US were listening to Run It! by Chris Brown. Lucky 13, directed by Chris Hall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks 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. The Conspiracy Club by Jonathan Kellerman 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 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 Rescue by Nicholas Sparks 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. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw 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 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. When the Wind Blows by James Patterson 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. The Winner by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Lemy Beauty. 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 Final Judgment by Richard North Patterson 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. The Gift by Danielle Steel 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 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. Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman 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. The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon 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 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. Childhood by Bill Cosby 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 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 Stand by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1990.

1989

Caribbean by James A. Michener 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 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. Zoya by Danielle Steel 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 that special week people in US were listening to Faith by George Michael. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, directed by David DeCoteau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King 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 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. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby 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. House by Tracy Kidder 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. Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey 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 that special week people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. Warrior of the Lost World, directed by David Worth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Auerbach Will by Stephen Birmingham 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 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. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon 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 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. The Legacy by Howard Fast 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. Side Effects by Woody Allen 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. Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1979.

1978

Julia Child & Company by Julia Child 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. The Incredible Melting Man, directed by William Sachs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre 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. Blue Skies, No Candy by Gael Greene 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. Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1975.

1974

Something Happened by Joseph Heller 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 UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Shanghai Joe, directed by Mario Caiano, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Salamander by Morris L. West 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 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 Persian Boy by Mary Renault 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 UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits. Gumshoe, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Bear Island by Alistair MacLean 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 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 Wall Street Jungle by Richard Ney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1970.

1969

The Graham Kerr Cookbook by Graham Kerr 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 Brotherhood, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Day Kennedy Was Shot by Jim Bishop 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 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. Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean 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 Boston Strangler by Gerald Frank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1966.

1965

The Green Berets by Robin Moore 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. The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber 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 UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. 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: 22 December 1963.

1962

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

1961

Famous people born on this day include Andrew Fastow. 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. The Judas Tree by A.J. Cronin 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 that special week people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, 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: 22 December 1960.

1959

This Is My God by Herman Wouk was one of the best seller of 1959.

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 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. By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1957.

1956

Checkpoint directed by Ralph Thomas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1956.

1955

The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen was one of the best seller of 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. Young at Heart, directed by Gordon Douglas, 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. Eight Iron Men, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Wonderful Country by Tom Lea 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.

1946

Lady in the Lake directed by Robert Montgomery was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1946.

1945

Adventure directed by Victor Fleming 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.

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.

1941

Ball of Fire directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1941.

1940

Kitty Foyle directed by Sam Wood 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

Great Guy directed by John G. Blystone 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

Sweet Adeline directed by Mervyn LeRoy 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

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

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

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.

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.