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2017

Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 2017.

2016

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett was one of the best seller of 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 2016.

2015

Joy directed by David O. Russell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 2015.

2014

The Imitation Game directed by Morten Tyldum was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 2014.

2013

The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 December 2012.

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: 25 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: 25 December 2010.

2009

Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 2009.

2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button directed by David Fincher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 2008.

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: 25 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: 25 December 2006.

2005

The New World directed by Terrence Malick was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 2005.

2004

The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Wesley Clark. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Ya! by OutKast. Cold Mountain, directed by Anthony Minghella, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The First Law by John Lescroart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 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: 25 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. Malèna, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Nora, Nora by Anne Rivers Siddons was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Karlie Harman. In that special week people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. Galaxy Quest, directed by Dean Parisot, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Reaching To Heaven by James Van Praagh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 December 1998.

1997

Jackie Brown directed by Quentin Tarantino was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Lil Mister. In UK Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was in the top 5 hits. Four Rooms, directed by Allison Anders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Lexi Noel. In UK Stay Another Day by East 17 was in the top 5 hits. Street Fighter, directed by Steven E. de Souza, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. See, I Told You So by Rush Limbaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1994.

1993

Tombstone directed by George P. Cosmatos was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1993.

1992

Chaplin directed by Richard Attenborough was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1992.

1991

JFK directed by Oliver Stone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Max Gonzalez. In that special week people in US were listening to Because I Love You (The Postman Song) by Stevie B. Kindergarten Cop, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Book Of J by Harold Bloom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Ashley Nichole. 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. Mutation by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Bishop. In UK Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The India Fan by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Demaryius Thomas. 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. Blues by John Hersey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Doug Loft. 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. An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Cristel Carrisi. 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. After The Reunion by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include The Veronicas. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. 1984, directed by Michael Radford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Pet Sematary by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1984.

1983

Silkwood directed by Mike Nichols was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1983.

1982

The Dark Crystal directed by Jim Henson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include La Fouine. 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 Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Loco. In that special week people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Altered States, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Random Winds by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Hyun Young-Min. 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. Portraits by Cynthia Freeman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Simon Jones. 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. Kg 200 by J.D. Gilman and John Clive was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Israel Vasquez. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. High Anxiety, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Possible Dream by Charles Paul Conn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Scott Vermillion. 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. Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Choi Sung-Yong. 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. The Massacre At Fall Creek by Jessamyn West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Grayson Shillingford. 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 Snare Of The Hunter by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alexandre Trudeau. In UK I Love You Love Me Love by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. The Sting, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Portrait Of A Marriage by Nigel Nicolson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Fantasia [Tonya Manley] in Detroit. In UK My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry was in the top 5 hits. Cries & Whispers, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1972.

1971

Dirty Harry directed by Don Siegel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Stu Barnes in Spruce Grove. In that special week people in US were listening to My Sweet Lord by George Harrison. Rio Lobo, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Down All The Days by Christy Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Bernhard Jr. 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. Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Corey Widmer. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. The Love Bug, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Double Helix by James Watson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Kathleen Franey in Brooklyn. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello Goodbye by The Beatles. The Ambushers, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Plot by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1967.

1966

Grand Prix directed by John Frankenheimer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Kathleen Luciano in Munich. In that special week people in US were listening to Over And Over by The Dave Clark Five. The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Anil Kaul. In UK I Feel Fine by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Lost City by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Joop Gall. In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Love with the Proper Stranger, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Margaret Rudkin Pepperidge Farm Cookbook by Margaret Rudkin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mary Ellen Clark. In UK Return To Sender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Ishi In Two Worlds by Theodora Kroeber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Ingrid Betancourt. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The White Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brian Martel. The Grass Is Greener, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Uncertain Trumpet by General Maxwell D. Taylor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Missy Cleveland. In UK What Do You Want? by Adam Faith was in the top 5 hits. Solomon and Sheba, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Rickey Henderson in Chicago. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Jan Rot. In that special week people in US were listening to You Send Me by Sam Cooke. The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Far, Far The Mountain Peak by John Masters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 December 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Claus Strigel. In UK Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was in the top 5 hits. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1955.

1954

Vera Cruz directed by Robert Aldrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include CCH Pounder. My Cousin Rachel, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1952.

1951

Distant Drums directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 December 1950.

1949

Whisky Galore directed by Alexander Mackendrick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1949.

1948

Force of Evil directed by Abraham Polonsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1948.

1947

A Double Life directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1947.

1946

The Beast with Five Fingers directed by Robert Florey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1946.

1945

The Seventh Veil directed by Compton Bennett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jairzinho . The Keys of the Kingdom, directed by John M. Stahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 December 1943.

1942

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1942.

1941

The Shanghai Gesture directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 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: 25 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: 25 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: 25 December 1937.

1936

After the Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1936.

1935

Dangerous directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 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: 25 December 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jose Maria Capricorne. The Animal Kingdom, directed by Edward H. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. The Sheltered Life by Ellen Glasgow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 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: 25 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: 25 December 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Earl Brown in Salt Lake City. In Old Arizona, directed by Irving Cummings, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Wintersmoon by Hugh Alpole was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 December 1927.

1926

Flesh and the Devil directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 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: 25 December 1924.

1923

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best seller of 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include William Demby. The Toll of the Sea, directed by Chester M. Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1922.

1921

A Sailor-Made Man directed by Fred Newmeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Artur Agostinho. Madame DuBarry, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. Kindred of the Dust by Peter B. Kyne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 December 1919.

1918

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

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1917

The Scarlet Car directed by Joseph De Grasse was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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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: 25 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: 25 December 1915.

1914

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

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1913

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

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1913.

1912

The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leighton Noble. The Invaders, directed by Francis Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912. The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1912.

1911

The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best seller of 1911.

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1910

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

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1909

The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1909.

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1908

The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best seller of 1908.

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1907

The Port of Missing Men by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1907.

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1906

The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1906.

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1905

The Clansman by Thomas Dixon, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1905.

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1904

The Maquerader by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Hegan Rice was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

Eben Holden by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1901.

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