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2018

The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 2018.

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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 December 2012.

2010

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 2008.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Mattias Ferrell. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Forget About Us by Mariah Carey. The Painted Veil, directed by John Curran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. The Broker by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 2005.

2004

Hotel Rwanda directed by Terry George was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 2004.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Mackenzie Davis. In UK Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum) by Cheeky Girls was in the top 5 hits. Drunken Master, directed by Woo-ping Yuen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Universe In A Nutshell by Stephen Hawking was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Livina Tanovic. In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Mark by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 2000.

1999

Galaxy Quest directed by Dean Parisot was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Jeremiah Duggar. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. The Thin Red Line, directed by Terrence Malick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 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: 30 December 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include V (entertainer). In that special week people in US were listening to On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men. Dead Man Walking, directed by Tim Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Baseball by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1995.

1994

Street Fighter directed by Steven E. de Souza was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Casey Lawrence. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. In the Name of the Father, directed by Jim Sheridan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Seo Yu-na. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Chaplin, directed by Richard Attenborough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. No Greater Love by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Amanda Vilanova. In UK Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter by Iron Maiden was in the top 5 hits. Naked Lunch, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Longshot by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Joe Root. In that special week people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. Kindergarten Cop, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Caribbean by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Ryan Sheckler. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason 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. On TV people were watching The Simpsons.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kirsty-Leigh Porter. In that special week people in US were listening to So Emotional by Whitney Houston. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Misery by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Thomaz Bellucci. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. It by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Ellie Goulding. In that special week people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Shoot Low, Boys - They'Re Ridin' Shetland Ponies by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Lars Boom. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include LeBron James. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. 1984, directed by Michael Radford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Changes by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Ashley Bashioum. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. And More By Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Kristin Kreuk. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Louise Monot. In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eliza Dushku. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Maniac, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Serpentine by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Yelawolf . In that special week people in US were listening to Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Evergreen by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Tyrese Gibson. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Every Which Way But Loose, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Laila Ali. 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. Roots by Alex Haley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include A J Pierzynski. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. The Enforcer, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. My Life by Golda Meir was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Tiger Woods. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Maria Esteve. In that special week people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jason Behr. In that special week people in US were listening to You're So Vain by Carly Simon. Magnum Force, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Loren Meyer. In that special week people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie. Jeremiah Johnson, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Chris Vance (actor). In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits. Straw Dogs, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Sandrine Quétier. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. Rio Lobo, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Jay Kay. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. The Punch Bowl, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. A Small Town in Germany by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Meredith Monroe. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello Goodbye by The Beatles. The Wrecking Crew, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. On TV people were watching Happening for Lulu.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Carl Ouellet. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Bennett Miller. In that special week people in US were listening to We Can Work It Out by The Beatles. 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: 30 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Heidi Fleiss. In UK Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame was in the top 5 hits. The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. 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: 30 December 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Sophie Ward (actress). In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand 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 Living Reed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1964.

1963

The Sword in the Stone directed by Wolfgang Reitherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alessandra Mussolini. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Sean Hannity. 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 American Heritage Picture History Of The Civil War by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Katoucha Niane. In that special week people in US were listening to El Paso by Marty Robbins. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Poor No More by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Tracey Ullman. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Drunken Angel, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Éric Coquerel. In UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Mr. Baruch by Margaret L. Coit was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1958.

1957

Old Yeller directed by Robert Stevenson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1956.

1955

All That Heaven Allows directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Barry Greenstein. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. Animal Farm, directed by Joy Batchelor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Age Of The Moguls by Stewart H. Holbrook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Meredith Vieira. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. The Wild One, directed by Laslo Benedek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include June Anderson. The Bad and the Beautiful, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Greatest Book Ever Written by Fulton Oursler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1952.

1951

Rashomon directed by Akira Kurosawa was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1950.

1949

The Inspector General directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1949.

1948

Wake of the Red Witch directed by Edward Ludwig was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1948.

1947

The Paradine Case directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1946.

1945

Scarlet Street directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patrick Topaloff. 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: 30 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: 30 December 1943.

1942

Commandos Strike at Dawn directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1941.

1940

Night Train to Munich directed by Carol Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1940.

1939

The Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 December 1936.

1935

Professional Soldier directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1934.

1933

Design for Living directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1933.

1932

Frisco Jenny directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 December 1926.

1925

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1925.

1924

Peter Pan directed by Herbert Brenon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1924.

1921

Orphans of the Storm directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1921.

1920

Outside the Law directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1920.

1919

When the Clouds Roll by directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1918.

1917

A Modern Musketeer directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 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: 30 December 1915.

1914

Cinderella directed by James Kirkwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 December 1913.

1910

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1910.

1906

The Story of the Kelly Gang directed by Charles Tait was one of the most viewed movies released in 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 December 1906.