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2017

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2017.

2015

The Big Short directed by Adam McKay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2015.

2014

The Burning Room by Michael Connelly was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2011

The Flowers of War directed by Yimou Zhang was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2011.

2010

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2010.

2009

3 Idiots directed by Rajkumar Hirani was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2007

P.S. I Love You directed by Richard LaGravenese was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2007.

2006

Rocky Balboa directed by Sylvester Stallone was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2006.

2005

Munich directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2005.

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Finn Wolfhard. In that special week people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. 25th Hour, directed by Spike Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 December 2001.

2000

O Brother, Where Art Thou? directed by Joel Coen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Naomi Bellow. In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Man on the Moon, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Irresistible Forces by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Jackie Radinsky. In UK Believe by Cher was in the top 5 hits. The Thin Red Line, directed by Terrence Malick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Professor And The Madman by Simon Winchester was one of the best selling books.
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. As Good as It Gets, directed by James L. Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 December 1996.

1995

Jumanji directed by Joe Johnston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Elijah Kelley. In UK Think Twice by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. Street Fighter, directed by Steven E. de Souza, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. God'S Other Son by Don Imus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Philadelphia, directed by Jonathan Demme, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham 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. Scent of a Woman, directed by Martin Brest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Dinotopia by James Gurney 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. Father of the Bride, directed by Charles Shyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Backlash by Susan Faludi was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1991.

1990

Kindergarten Cop directed by Ivan Reitman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1990.

1989

Born on the Fourth of July directed by Oliver Stone was one of the most viewed movies released in 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 Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg 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. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. On TV people were watching Spuk von draußen.
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. Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich 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. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Charles & Diana by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1985.

1984

Starman directed by John Carpenter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

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. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Kingdom By The Sea by Paul Theroux 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. The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein 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. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Remembrance by Danielle Steel 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 (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Nine to Five, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel 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. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Establishment by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1979.

1978

Invasion of the Body Snatchers directed by Philip Kaufman was one of the most viewed movies released in 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 Gauntlet, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot 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. The Enforcer, directed by James Fargo, 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 Let's Do It Again by The Staple Singers. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Nightwork by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Augustin Delgado. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
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 Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce. Sleeper, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. World Without End, Amen by Jimmy Breslin 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. Jeremiah Johnson, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter 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. Dirty Harry, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin 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. Rio Lobo, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Child From The Sea by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Nick Moran. In that special week people in US were listening to Someday We'll Be Together by Diana Ross and the Supremes. Topaz, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
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 Night They Raided Minsky's, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. On Reflection by Helen Hayes and Sandford Dody was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1968.

1967

The Ambushers directed by Henry Levin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Cláudia Raia. In UK I'm A Believer by The Monkees was in the top 5 hits. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Doug Gillard. In that special week people in US were listening to The Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel. The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Honey Badger by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1965.

1964

Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

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. Move Over, Darling, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Hat On The Bed by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1963.

1962

L'eclisse directed by Michelangelo Antonioni 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. Lover Come Back, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone 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. The Grass Is Greener, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Sermons And Soda Water by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Demet Akbağ. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. Suddenly, Last Summer, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 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: 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. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Dan Bigras. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. Smiles of a Summer Night, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Age Of Revolution by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 December 1956.

1955

The Man with the Golden Arm directed by Otto Preminger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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

1954

Famous people born on this day include Joseph Crane. In UK The Finger Of Suspicion by Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. I'Ll Cry Tomorrow by Lillian Roth 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. Knights of the Round Table, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). 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. Moulin Rouge, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Cross And The Crown by Norman Beasley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1952.

1951

The African Queen directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 December 1948.

1947

Beauty and the Beast directed by Jean Cocteau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 December 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Noël Lucas. 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 December 1942.

1941

Johnny Eager directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 December 1939.

1938

The Dawn Patrol directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 December 1936.

1935

Captain Blood directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1935.

1934

Forsaking All Others directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 December 1933.

1932

The Animal Kingdom directed by Edward H. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 December 1928.

1927

Chicago directed by Frank Urson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 December 1927.

1926

Tell It to the Marines directed by George Hill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 December 1924.

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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 December 1910.