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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: 25 December 2017.

2015

Point Break directed by Ericson Core 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.

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.

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

The Painted Veil directed by John Curran 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.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Wesley Clark. In UK Leave Right Now by Will Young was in the top 5 hits. Cold Mountain, directed by Anthony Minghella, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 2003.

2002

Catch Me If You Can directed by Steven Spielberg 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

Malèna directed by Giuseppe Tornatore was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Karlie Harman. In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Galaxy Quest, directed by Dean Parisot, 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: 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

Famous people born on this day include Edward Khamidullin. 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: 25 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Lil Mister. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Four Rooms, directed by Allison Anders, 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: 25 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Lexi Noel. In that special week people in US were listening to On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men. 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: 25 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Gabriela Franková. In that special week people in US were listening to Hero by Mariah Carey. Tombstone, directed by George P. Cosmatos, 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: 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 Ronnia Fornstedt. 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. Friday Night Lights by H. G. Bissinger 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 Adrian von Ziegler. In that special week people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. Always, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Jimmy Stewart And His Poems by Jimmy Stewart 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 Marco Mengoni. 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: 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. Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor 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 Alex Hepburn. 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: 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. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler 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 Jessica Origliasso. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. Starman, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein 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

Famous people born on this day include Eliza Orlins. 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. The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
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 Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley 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 Ali Soumaré. 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. Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1980.

1979

Scavenger Hunt directed by Michael Schultz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Jean-François Lucquin. 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: 25 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Israel Vasquez. In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. High Anxiety, directed by Mel Brooks, 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: 25 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tuomas Holopainen. 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: 25 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Rob Mariano. 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. Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer 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 Ebony Tower by John Fowles 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 Sacha Trudeau. In that special week people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce. Magnum Force, directed by Ted Post, 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: 25 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Josh Freese. 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: 25 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Justin Trudeau. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. 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: 25 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Sitruk. 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. The Greening Of America by Charles Reich 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 Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau van Vollenhoven. 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: 25 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Helena Christensen. 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: 25 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: 25 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Toshihiro Arai. 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. The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Ed Davey. 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. Those Who Love by Irving Stone 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 Vicki Aragon. In that special week people in US were listening to I Feel Fine by The Beatles. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, 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: 25 December 1964.

1963

Famous people born on this day include Helno (Les Négresses Vertes). In that special week people in US were listening to Dominique by The Singing Nun. The Sword in the Stone, directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, 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: 25 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Marc Généreux. In that special week people in US were listening to Telstar by The Tornadoes. To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1962.

1961

The Innocents directed by Jack Clayton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

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. 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. Decision At Delphi by Helen MacInnes 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 Michael Philip Anderson. 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: 25 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Alannah Myles. 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. The Best Of Everything by Rona Jaffe 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 Jillie Mack. In that special week people in US were listening to You Send Me by Sam Cooke. Old Yeller, directed by Robert Stevenson, 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: 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 Brett Vroman. 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. Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Annie Lennox. In UK The Finger Of Suspicion by Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. Vera Cruz, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Treadmill To Oblivion by Fred Allen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 25 December 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Kaarlo Maaninka. 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: 25 December 1953.

1952

Famous people born on this day include Desireless . In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. The Bad and the Beautiful, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Man On A Donkey by H.F.M. Prescott 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 Kenny Everett. 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: 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

Hellzapoppin' directed by H.C. Potter 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 Animal Kingdom directed by Edward H. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

In Old Arizona directed by Irving Cummings was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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.

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: 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

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

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.

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

But much more happened, find out here: 25 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: 25 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: 25 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: 25 December 1910.