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2017

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

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2017.

2015

Ride Along 2 directed by Tim Story was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2015.

2014

Hope To Die by James Patterson was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2014.

2013

Yves Saint Laurent directed by Jalil Lespert was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2013.

2011

The Devil Inside directed by William Brent Bell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2011.

2010

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best seller of 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2010.

2009

Leap Year directed by Anand Tucker was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2009.

2007

One Missed Call directed by Eric Valette was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2007.

2006

The Land Before Time directed by Don Bluth was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Lakshmi Tatma. In UK Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Grandma's Boy, directed by Nicholaus Goossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. The Christmas Hope by Donna VanLiere was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Matilda Devries. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Ya! by OutKast. My Baby's Daddy, directed by Cheryl Dunye, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2003.

2002

Just Married directed by Shawn Levy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2002.

2001

Pitaah directed by Mahesh Manjrekar was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2001.

2000

Sleepless directed by Dario Argento was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Wallman Twins. In that special week people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. Wildflower, directed by David Michael Latt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Espn Sportscentury by Michael MacCambridge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1999.

1998

In Dreams directed by Neil Jordan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Emil Graae. In UK Perfect Day by Various Artists was in the top 5 hits. Firestorm, directed by Dean Semler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1997.

1996

Retroactive directed by Louis Morneau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1996.

1995

The Fantasticks directed by Michael Ritchie was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Max Bowden. In UK Think Twice by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. Houseguest, directed by Randall Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1994.

1993

Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel was one of the best seller of 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jessica Keller. Leprechaun, directed by Mark Jones, 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: 31 December 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Katherine Goddeke. In that special week people in US were listening to Black Or White by Michael Jackson. Kuffs, directed by Bruce A. Evans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1991.

1990

Longshot by Dick Francis was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1990.

1989

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Allan Gurganus was one of the best seller of 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valentin Montand. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. War Requiem, directed by Derek Jarman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1988.

1987

Heaven And Hell by John Jakes was one of the best seller of 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Bronson Pelletier. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. Emmanuelle 5, directed by Walerian Borowczyk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1986.

1985

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1985.

1984

Shadows Run Black directed by Howard Heard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Deniz Çakir. In that special week people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. Blue Thunder, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1983.

1982

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1982.

1981

Noble House by James Clavell was one of the best seller of 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Richie McCaw. In that special week people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1980.

1979

Action directed by Tinto Brass was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1979.

1978

The Water Babies directed by Lionel Jeffries was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Psy (entertainer). In that special week people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. Coma, directed by Michael Crichton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Looking Out For Number One by Robert Ringer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Frédérique Bangué. In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits. The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Rami Alanko. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Chhoti Si Baat, directed by Basu Chatterjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Humboldt'S Gift by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1975.

1974

Harlequin by Morris West was one of the best seller of 1974.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shandon Anderson. McQ, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1973.

1972

The Harder They Come directed by Perry Henzell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Burggraf. In that special week people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie. The Valachi Papers, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1971.

1970

Caravan To Vaccares by Alistair MacLean was one of the best seller of 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1970.

1969

Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Luciano Szafir. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Peter Hall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Testimony Of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1968.

1967

Journey to the Center of Time directed by David L. Hewitt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Bruce Ramsay. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. The Tale of Tsar Saltan, directed by Aleksandr Ptushko, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. With Kennedy by Pierre Salinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Gong Li. In that special week people in US were listening to The Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel. 7 Women, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1965.

1964

Dear Brigitte directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1964.

1963

The Hat On The Bed by John O'Hara was one of the best seller of 1963.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1963.

1962

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Don Diamont. In that special week people in US were listening to Telstar by The Tornadoes. The Dungeon of Harrow, directed by Pat Boyette, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1962.

1961

Gunga Jumna directed by Nitin Bose was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Allen Muhammad. In that special week people in US were listening to Are You Lonesome To-Night? by Elvis Presley. The Marriage-Go-Round, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Doomed Oasis by Hammond Innes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1960.

1959

The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Bebe Neuwirth. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Around The World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Fabrizio Meoni. In that special week people in US were listening to You Send Me by Sam Cooke. Teenage Monster, directed by Jacques R. Marquette, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The New Class by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1957.

1956

Boots and Saddles directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1956.

1955

La doncella de piedra directed by Miguel M. Delgado was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Alexander Salmond. In UK The Finger Of Suspicion by Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. Panther Girl of the Kongo, directed by Franklin Adreon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Fall Of A Titan by Igor Gouzenko was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1954.

1953

The Great Diamond Robbery directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1953.

1952

The Redhead from Wyoming directed by Lee Sholem was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1952.

1951

Deedar directed by Nitin Bose was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1951.

1950

The Spanish Gardener by A.J. Cronin was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1950.

1949

The File on Thelma Jordon directed by Robert Siodmak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1949.

1947

Brighton Rock directed by John Boulting was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1947.

1946

The Man I Love directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1946.

1945

Doll Face directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1945.

1944

Candles at Nine directed by John Harlow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1944.

1942

Margin for Error directed by Otto Preminger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1942.

1941

All Through the Night directed by Vincent Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1941.

1940

Hudson's Bay directed by Irving Pichel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1940.

1939

A Chump at Oxford directed by Alfred J. Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1939.

1938

Water Rustlers directed by Samuel Diege was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1938.

1937

The Buccaneer directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1937.

1936

Fire Over England directed by William K. Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1936.

1934

Big Boy Rides Again directed by Albert Herman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1934.

1933

The Big Shakedown directed by John Francis Dillon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1933.

1932

Cavalcade directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1932.

1930

Little Caesar directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1930.

1927

Sadie Thompson directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1927.

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: 31 December 1917.

1911

La mégère apprivoisée directed by Henri Desfontaines was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 December 1911.