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2017

Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 2017.

2014

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 2014.

2013

American Hustle directed by David O. Russell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 2013.

2012

The Millionaire Tour directed by Inon Shampanier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 2012.

2010

TRON: Legacy directed by Joseph Kosinski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Avatar directed by James Cameron was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 2009.

2008

Seven Pounds directed by Gabriele Muccino was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 2008.

2006

The Painted Veil directed by John Curran 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. Cheaper by the Dozen 2, directed by Adam Shankman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 2005.

2004

Hotel Rwanda directed by Terry George was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 2004.

2002

25th Hour directed by Spike Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 2002.

2001

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring directed by Peter Jackson 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. O Brother, Where Art Thou?, directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Nothing Like It In The World by Stephen E. Ambrose 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. Man on the Moon, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Saving Faith by David Baldacci 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. You've Got Mail, directed by Nora Ephron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Night Without Armor by Jewel Kilcher 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. As Good as It Gets, directed by James L. Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1997.

1996

Scream directed by Wes Craven 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. Heat, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Morning, Noon, And Night by Sidney Sheldon 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. Ri¢hie Ri¢h, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Debt Of Honor by Tom Clancy 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. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, directed by Bill Duke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Private Parts by Howard Stern 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. Forever Young, directed by Steve Miner, 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: 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. JFK, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Uh-Oh by Robert Fulghum 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. Kindergarten Cop, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. You Just Don'T Understand by Deborah Tannen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Jordin Sparks. In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Allan Gurganus was one of the best selling books.
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. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 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. *batteries not included, directed by Matthew Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra 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. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Flight Of The Intruder by Stephen Coonts 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. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Lucky by Jackie Collins 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. 1984, directed by Michael Radford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser 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. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Berlin Game by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson, 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 UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike 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. Nine to Five, directed by Colin Higgins, 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. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Mia Tyler. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Every Which Way But Loose, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Second Generation by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
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 Gauntlet, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet 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. The Enforcer, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Ceremony Of The Innocent by Taylor Caldwell 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. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Curtain by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Heather Donahue. In that special week people in US were listening to Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
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. Sleeper, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke 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. Jeremiah Johnson, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Dirty Harry, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk 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. Rio Lobo, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Caravan To Vaccares by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Carreras. In that special week people in US were listening to Leaving on A Jet Plane by Peter, Paul and Mary. Topaz, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
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 Night They Raided Minsky's, directed by William Friedkin, 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 UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. The Ambushers, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. A Modern Priest Looks At His Outdated Church by James J. Kavanaugh 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. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Sergi López. In UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Doctor Zhivago, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
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. Goldfinger, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler 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. Move Over, Darling, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. L'eclisse, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 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. Lover Come Back, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 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. Flaming Star, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury 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. Suddenly, Last Summer, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 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: 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. Some Came Running, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb 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. Oh, Mr. Porter!, directed by Marcel Varnel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The New Class by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1957.

1956

The Wrong Man directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Louis Gauthier. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. The Man with the Golden Arm, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Tontine by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
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. There's No Business Like Show Business, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. R.S.V.P. Elsa Maxwell'S Own Story by Elsa Maxwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1954.

1953

Knights of the Round Table directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1953.

1952

The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Anthony Asquith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1952.

1951

Decision Before Dawn directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1951.

1950

Kim directed by Victor Saville was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1950.

1949

Twelve O'Clock High directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1949.

1948

Act of Violence directed by Fred Zinnemann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1948.

1947

The Bishop's Wife directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1947.

1946

It's a Wonderful Life directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 December 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mary Archer. The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. On TV people were watching The World in Your Home.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1944.

1943

The Song of Bernadette directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1943.

1942

Random Harvest directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1942.

1941

The Wolf Man directed by George Waggner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

Santa Fe Trail directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1940.

1939

Gulliver's Travels directed by Dave Fleischer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1939.

1938

A Christmas Carol directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1938.

1937

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs directed by William Cottrell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1937.

1936

Camille directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

The Littlest Rebel directed by David Butler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1935.

1934

Bright Eyes directed by David Butler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1934.

1933

Flying Down to Rio directed by Thornton Freeland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1933.

1932

The Mummy directed by Karl Freund was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1932.

1931

Tonight or Never directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1931.

1930

The Royal Family of Broadway directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1930.

1929

The Manxman directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1929.

1928

A Woman of Affairs directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1928.

1927

Der heilige Berg directed by Arnold Fanck was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1927.

1926

Michael directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1926.

1925

Tumbleweeds directed by King Baggott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1925.

1924

Romola directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1924.

1923

The Ten Commandments directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1923.

1922

The Toll of the Sea directed by Chester M. Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1922.

1921

Genuine directed by Robert Wiene was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1921.

1920

Madame DuBarry directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1920.

1919

Victory directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1919.

1918

The Heart of Humanity directed by Allen Holubar was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1918.

1917

The Secret Game directed by William C. de Mille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1917.

1916

King Lear directed by Ernest C. Warde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1916.

1915

Burlesque on Carmen directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1915.

1914

The Bargain directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1914.

1913

David Copperfield directed by Thomas Bentley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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

1912

The Invaders directed by Francis Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1912.

1910

Little Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 December 1910.