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2017

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2017.

2016

The House of Secrets by Brad Meltzer, Tod Goldberg was one of the best seller of 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2016.

2015

The Martian directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2015.

2014

Gone Girl directed by David Fincher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2014.

2013

Blue Is the Warmest Color directed by Abdellatif Kechiche was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2013.

2012

Red Dawn directed by Dan Bradley was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2012.

2011

Hugo directed by Martin Scorsese was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2011.

2010

Ip Man directed by Wilson Yip was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2010.

2009

Couples Retreat directed by Peter Billingsley was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2009.

2008

The Wrestler directed by Darren Aronofsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2008.

2007

Gone Baby Gone directed by Ben Affleck was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2007.

2006

Stranger Than Fiction directed by Marc Forster was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Cooper Zee. In UK Push The Button by Sugababes was in the top 5 hits. Havoc, directed by Barbara Kopple, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. 1776 by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Layla Crawford. In that special week people in US were listening to Goodies by Ciara. Shark Tale, directed by Bibo Bergeron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. 3rd Degree by James Patterson, Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2004.

2003

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 directed by Quentin Tarantino was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2003.

2002

The Rules of Attraction directed by Roger Avary was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Kelli Maple. In UK Can't Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Serendipity, directed by Peter Chelsom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. On TV people were watching Handoku!!!.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mia Treapleton. In UK Against All Odds by Mariah Carey & Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Pay It Forward, directed by Mimi Leder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Luke Armstrong. In that special week people in US were listening to Heartbreaker by Mariah Carey. Dogma, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. A Clash Of Kings by George R. R. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Darby Walker. In that special week people in US were listening to One Week by Barenaked Ladies. Rushmore, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1998.

1997

Boogie Nights directed by Paul Thomas Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1997.

1996

Underground directed by Emir Kusturica was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Claudio Montero. In that special week people in US were listening to Fantasy by Mariah Carey. Strange Days, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. ?€œK?€? Is for Killer by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Sean Monahan. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. The Specialist, directed by Luis Llosa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. ?€œJ?€? Is for Judgment by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Emily Kershaw. In UK Boom! Shake The Room by Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was in the top 5 hits. The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Cup Of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Taylor Horn. In that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert Redford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Alexander Mill. In that special week people in US were listening to Emotions by Mariah Carey. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Melody . In that special week people in US were listening to Praying For Time by George Michael. Memphis Belle, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Anna Ohmiya. In that special week people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. Mystery Train, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include D'Andre Siggers. In that special week people in US were listening to Red Red Wine '88 by UB40. Dead Ringers, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. On TV people were watching American Experience.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Marvin Ogunjimi. In that special week people in US were listening to Lost In Emotion by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1987.

1986

The Color of Money directed by Martin Scorsese was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1986.

1985

Silver Bullet directed by Daniel Attias was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Alejandra Costello. In that special week people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder. Blood Simple., directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. ...And the Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Erica Dixon. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. Rumble Fish, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Émile Parisien. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Ayesha Omer. In that special week people in US were listening to Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross. My Dinner with Andre, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. On TV people were watching Kita no kuni kara.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ledley King. The Elephant Man, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Humberto Ortiz. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson. When a Stranger Calls, directed by Fred Walton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Marko Jaric. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile. Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Treasure Island.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Carmen Carrillo Vilanova. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. That Obscure Object of Desire, directed by Luis Bunuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sarah Lane. In that special week people in US were listening to Disco Duck (Part 1) by Rick Dees. Marathon Man, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1976.

1975

Lisztomania directed by Ken Russell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Karmyn Tyler. In that special week people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John. A Woman Under the Influence, directed by John Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. On TV people were watching Uchû senkan Yamato.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lesli Brea. In that special week people in US were listening to Half-Breed by Cher. The Mother and the Whore, directed by Jean Eustache, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1973.

1972

A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Bronzel Miller. In that special week people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart. The French Connection, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Amy Beth Keller. In UK Band Of Gold by Freda Payne was in the top 5 hits. The Baby Maker, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1970.

1969

The Madwoman of Chaillot directed by Bryan Forbes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charles Anthony. Barbarella, directed by Roger Vadim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. A Mass For The Dead by William Gibson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Paul Laine. In UK Massachusetts by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Reflections in a Golden Eye, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Brenda Romero. In that special week people in US were listening to Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops. Hawaii, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. On TV people were watching Comment ne pas épouser un milliardaire.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Chris Chandler. In that special week people in US were listening to Yesterday by The Beatles. The Bedford Incident, directed by James B. Harris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Darrick Heath. In UK Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits. Cheyenne Autumn, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Zordich. In that special week people in US were listening to Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer. Tom Jones, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. A Shade Of Difference by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Sid Fernandez. In that special week people in US were listening to Sherry by The 4 Seasons. Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include John McKay-Clements. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. King of Kings, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stephen Brent Lowery. In that special week people in US were listening to Mr. Custer by Larry Verne. The 39 Steps, directed by Ralph Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. A Distant Trumpet by Paul Horgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Abigail Kingsley Alling. In that special week people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. Pillow Talk, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. A Fever In The Blood by William Pearson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Keith. In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. The Old Man and the Sea, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. A Death In The Family by James Agee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Marc Abitbol. In that special week people in US were listening to Honeycomb by Jimmie Rodgers. Raintree County, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On TV people were watching Zorro.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1957.

1956

Giant directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Pat Dinizio. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. Oklahoma!, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. A Charmed Life by Mary McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1955.

1954

Carmen Jones directed by Otto Preminger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1954.

1953

A Lion Is in the Streets directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Béla Csécsei. The Flowers of St. Francis, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. A Creed For Free Enterprise by Clarence B. Randall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1952.

1951

Love Nest directed by Joseph Newman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1951.

1950

A Guide To Confident Living by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1950.

1949

Roseanna McCoy directed by Irving Reis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1949.

1948

Macbeth directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1948.

1947

Song of Love directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1947.

1946

The Jolson Story directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1946.

1945

Blithe Spirit directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean Rochereau. Laura, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1944.

1943

Lassie Come Home directed by Fred M. Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1943.

1942

Flying Tigers directed by David Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1942.

1941

The Maltese Falcon directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1941.

1940

The Long Voyage Home directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1940.

1939

Jamaica Inn directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1939.

1938

Room Service directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1938.

1937

Something to Sing About directed by Victor Schertzinger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1937.

1936

Libeled Lady directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1936.

1935

A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1935.

1934

The Gay Divorcee directed by Mark Sandrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1934.

1933

Riders of Destiny directed by Robert N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dusan Makavejev. A Bill of Divorcement, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1932.

1931

Monkey Business directed by Norman McLeod was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1931.

1930

Sinners' Holiday directed by John G. Adolfi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1930.

1929

Applause directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nando Gazzolo. Beggars of Life, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1928.

1927

The Jazz Singer directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1927.

1926

The Temptress directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1926.

1925

The Circle directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1925.

1924

A Gentleman of Courage by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best seller of 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1924.

1923

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Trude Dothan. One Exciting Night, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1922.

1921

I Accuse directed by Abel Gance was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alice Childress. Lederstrumpf, 1. Teil: Der Wildtöter und Chingachgook, directed by Arthur Wellin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1920.

1919

The Dragon Painter directed by William Worthington was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1919.

1918

The Forbidden City directed by Sidney Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1918.

1917

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm directed by Marshall Neilan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1917.

1916

Just David by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1916.

1915

The Coward directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1915.

1914

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1914.

1913

The Debt of Honor directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1913.

1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1912.

1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1911.

1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1910.

1909

Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1909.

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1908.

1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1906.

1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1905.

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1904.

1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1903.

1902

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1902.

1901

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1901.