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2017

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 December 2013.

2010

Nine Dead directed by Chris Shadley was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 December 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Live Your Life by T.I.. Defiance, directed by Edward Zwick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2008.

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: 23 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: 23 December 2005.

2004

Suburban Secrets directed by Joseph W. Sarno was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2004.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Finn Wolfhard. In that special week people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. The Reckoning, directed by Paul McGuigan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Bush at War by Bob Woodward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Naomi Bellow. In UK The Millennium Prayer by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Web of Seduction, directed by Blain Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Maddie Walker. 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. Wobegon Boy by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Abelardo Vazquez. 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: 23 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Elijah Kelley. 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. The Gift by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Ruriko Kojima. 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 Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeff Schlupp. 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: 23 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Julia Nolan. 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. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Anna Maria Perez de Taglé. 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. Possession by A. S. Byatt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1990.

1989

Caribbean by James A. Michener was one of the best seller of 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yuka Kashino. 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. Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Tatana Kucharova. 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. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Giba (volleyball player). 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. The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Harry Judd. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. 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: 23 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include A Fine Frenzy. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. Mrs. Soffel, directed by Gillian Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Hanley Ramírez. 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. Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Beatriz Luengo. 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. Atlantic High by William F. Buckley Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Alex Maas. 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 Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Hoffman. 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 Second Lady by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Summer Altice. 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. Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1979.

1978

Fools Die by Mario Puzo was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Mathieu Brosseau. 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 Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jamie Noble. In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits. Island of Death, directed by Nico Mastorakis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Katie Underwood. 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. Angels by Billy Graham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1975.

1974

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gala León García. 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. Beulah Land by Lonnie Coleman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Lord Kossity. 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. Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Corey Haim. In that special week people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie. Gumshoe, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Shannon Bream. 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. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sidney Gavignet. 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: 23 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Carla Bruni Sarkozy. 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. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Cláudia Raia. 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: 23 December 1966.

1965

The Green Berets by Robin Moore was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Eddie Vedder. In UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Yellow Rolls-Royce, directed by Anthony Asquith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Donna Tartt. In that special week people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. Parasmani, directed by Babubhai Mistri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bertrand Gachot. 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: 23 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Carol Smillie. 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. Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include William Sinnot. 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 Side Of The Angels by Alexander Fedoroff was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1960.

1959

The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Joan Severance. 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 Great Chicago Fire by Robert Cromie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1958.

1957

Naya Daur directed by B.R. Chopra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1957.

1956

Rodan directed by Ishirô Honda was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1956.

1955

The Deer Park by Norman Mailer was one of the best seller of 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Joseph Crane. 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. Good Morning, Miss Dove by Frances Gray Patton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Holly Dale. In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Do Bigha Zamin, directed by Bimal Roy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Too Late The Phalarope by Alan Paton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1953.

1952

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Luc Lahaye. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. Eight Iron Men, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. A Many-Splendored Thing by Han Suyin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 December 1903.