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December 17


Dec 17
1770
Baptism of Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven is baptized (no known birth date)Top 10 Composers

1770
Birthday of Ludwig van BeethovenBirthday of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770)Top 10 Iconic Pieces of Classical Music

1903
First flight by Wright brothersThe history of Aviation.The History of Aviation

1936
Birthday of Pope FrancisBirthday of Pope Francis (1936)Top 10 Most Interesting Men in the World

1939
Birthday of Eddie KendricksBirthday of Eddie Kendricks (1939)Top 10 Decade Defining Musical Acts: 1960s

1945
Birthday of Chris MatthewsBirthday of Chris Matthews (1945)Top 10 Angry U.S. Liberals

1949
Birthday of Paul RodgersBad Company and Free member Paul Rodgers is bornTop 10 Supergroups

1953
Birthday of Bill PullmanBirthday of Bill Pullman (1953)Top 10 Fictional Movie Presidents

1969
Birthday of Chuck Liddell Birthday of Chuck Liddell (1969)Mixed Martial Arts Champion Chuck Liddell

1971
Release: Hunky Dory album by David BowieHunky Dory album by David Bowie (1971)Top 10 David Bowie Songs

1975
Birthday of Milla JovovichTop List of the Top Ten Supermodels of the 1990sTop 10 Supermodels of the 1990s

1978
Birthday of Manny PacquiaoBirthday of Manny Pacquiao (1978)Top 10 Most Interesting Men in the World
Top 10 Fighters of All Time

1979
Birthday of Ryan KeyBirthday of Ryan Key, vocalist of Yellowcard (1979)Yellowcard's Ryan Key on His Favorite Bands, Career

1982
Release: The Dark CrystalThe film The Dark Crystal is released (1982)Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies

1982
Release: TootsieThe film Tootsie is released (1982)Top 10 Greatest Cross-Dressing Movie Roles

1987
Debut of the original Final Fantasy game.Debut of the original Final Fantasy game. Released for the NES, this fantasy role-playing video game was created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and began the long running franchise.Top 10 Final Fantasy Characters

1987
Release of Mega ManRelease of the video game Mega Man (1987) Top 10 Forgotten Video Game Mascots

1989
Debut of the TV show The Simpsons.The Simpsons had its television debut on this day in 1989 on FOX.Top 10 Fictional Television Schools

1989
Premiere of The SimpsonsThe Simpsons premiered on this day in 1989Top 10 TV Shows That Lost Their Mojo
Top 10 TV Grandpas of All Time
The History of The Simpsons
Homer Simpson vs. Peter Griffin
Top 10 Simpsons Episodes
Top 10 Secondary Simpsons Characters
Top 10 Adult Cartoons
Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 Cartoons of the 1990s
Top 10 TV Intros (Title Sequences)
Top 10 TV Doctors
Top 10 TV Brats
Top 10 Iconic Cartoon Characters of All Time

1999
Release: MagnoliaThe film Magnolia is released (1999)Another Top 10 Continuous Movie Shots
Top 10 Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Performances

2001
Release: Release of Final Fantasy XRelease of Final Fantasy X. The first of 3 Final Fantasy titles to appear on the PS2, and the first in the popular RPG series to introduce voice acting.Top 10 PS2 Games

2003
Release: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingThe film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is released (2003)Top 10 Character Transformations in Movies
Top 10 Visually Striking CGI Filled Films
Top 10 Movies of the 2000s
Top 10 Movie Wizards
Top 10 Movie Battle Speeches
Top 10 Practical Special Effects in Movies
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Movie Scenes Where Villains Fall to Their Death

2004
Release: Beyond the SeaThe film Beyond the Sea is released (2004)Top 10 Kevin Spacey Performances

2008
Release: The WrestlerThe film The Wrestler is released (2008)Top 10 Movies with Ambiguous Endings
Top 10 Best Sports Movie Speeches
Top 10 Comeback Performances

2010
Release: Tron: LegacyThe film Tron: Legacy is released (2010)Top 10 Visually Striking CGI Filled Films
Top 10 Anticipated But Disappointing Movies

2011
Death of Kim Jong-ilDeath of Kim Jong-il (2011)Top 10 Ruthless Dictators

2013
Release: The Wolf of Wall StreetThe film The Wolf of Wall Street is released (2013)Top 10 Hilarious Slow Motion Movie Scenes

2014
Release: The Hobbit: There and Back AgainThe film The Hobbit: There and Back Again is released (2014)Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
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