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2017

The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 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: 24 December 2015.

2014

Gray Mountain by John Grisham was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 December 2007.

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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 December 2003.

2002

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

But much more happened, find out here: 24 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: 24 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ethan Bortnick. O Brother, Where Art Thou?, directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. An Invitation To The White House by Hillary Rodham Clinton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include John Bermundo. In that special week people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. The Ninth Gate, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1999.

1998

The Thin Red Line directed by Terrence Malick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Marina Chan. 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. Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Mackenzie Marie. In that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Scream, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Executive Orders by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Anett Kontaveit. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Heat, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Lincoln by David Herbert Donald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Miguel Castro. 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. The Chamber by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Mariya Nishiuchi. 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 Truce At Bakura by Kathy Tyers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Serge Aurier. 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. The General'S Daughter by Nelson DeMille was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Louis Tomlinson. In that special week people in US were listening to Black Or White by Michael Jackson. JFK, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Wlt by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 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: 24 December 1990.

1989

Always directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stefanos Athanasiadis. 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. The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Victoire Belezy. 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. Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Riyo Mori. 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. Last Of The Breed by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Laura Aikman. 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. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 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: 24 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Irina Krush. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Pet Sematary by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Nancy Sinatra (TV host). In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Sophie Moone. 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. The Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sandra Lou. 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. Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Virginie Arnold. 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. Restoring The American Dream by Robert J. Ringer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Chassagne groupe Kyo. In that special week people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. Every Which Way But Loose, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Buchwald Stops Here by Art Buchwald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Michael Raymond-James. In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. The Gauntlet, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Even Big Guys Cry by Alex Karras and Herb Gluck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lynn Chen. 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. Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Natalie Ward. 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. Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Ryan Seacrest. In that special week people in US were listening to Angie Baby by Helen Reddy. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Ebony Tower by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stephenie Meyer. 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. The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include May Hariri. 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: 24 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Ricky Martin. 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: 24 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Amaury Nolasco. 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 Greening Of America by Charles Reich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Ed Miliband. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. Topaz, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Kingdom And The Power by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Doyle Bramhall II. The Love Bug, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Hurricane Years by Cameron Hawley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 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: 24 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Diedrich Bader. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Emma Marcegaglia. In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, 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: 24 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Valérie Payet. In that special week people in US were listening to I Feel Fine by The Beatles. Goldfinger, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Caroline Aherne. 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. The Living Reed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hezekiah Walker. 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: 24 December 1962.

1961

Lover Come Back directed by Delbert Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carol Vorderman. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. The Grass Is Greener, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Decision At Delphi by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Lee Daniels. In that special week people in US were listening to Heartaches By The Number by Guy Mitchell. Solomon and Sheba, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Anil Kapoor. In that special week people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Best Of Everything by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Diane Tell. 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. Peter Freuchen'S Book Of The Seven Seas by Peter Freuchen and David Loth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 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: 24 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: 24 December 1955.

1954

20000 Leagues Under the Sea directed by Richard Fleischer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include François Loos. 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 Age Of The Moguls by Stewart H. Holbrook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 December 1953.

1952

Against All Flags directed by George Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 December 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Juan Trigo. 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: 24 December 1944.

1943

A Guy Named Joe directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 December 1917.

1916

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea directed by Stuart Paton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 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: 24 December 1910.