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2017

Death Race 2050 directed by G.J. Echternkamp was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2017.

2016

Regression directed by Alejandro Amenábar was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2016.

2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service directed by Matthew Vaughn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2015.

2014

13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2014.

2013

12th of Never by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2013.

2012

Safe House directed by Daniel Espinosa was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2012.

2011

Just Go with It directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2011.

2010

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief directed by Chris Columbus was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2010.

2009

He's Just Not That Into You directed by Ken Kwapis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2009.

2008

Jumper directed by Doug Liman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2008.

2007

Bridge to Terabithia directed by Gabor Csupo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2007.

2006

Alpha Dog directed by Nick Cassavetes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2006.

2005

Constantine directed by Francis Lawrence was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2005.

2004

50 First Dates directed by Peter Segal was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Federica Falzon. In UK All The Things She Said by Tatu was in the top 5 hits. Old School, directed by Todd Phillips, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. 2nd Chance by James Patterson, Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Kelly Sildaru. In UK Hero by Enrique Iglesias was in the top 5 hits. A Walk to Remember, directed by Adam Shankman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. 1st to Die by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2002.

2001

Sweet November directed by Pat O'Connor was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Aidan Alexander. In that special week people in US were listening to Thank God I Found You by Mariah Carey. The Whole Nine Yards, directed by Jonathan Lynn, 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: 17 February 2000.

1999

Payback directed by Brian Helgeland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Mike Hammontree. In UK Doctor Jones by Aqua was in the top 5 hits. Sphere, directed by Barry Levinson, 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: 17 February 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Tasha Farsaci. In UK Where Do You Go by No Mercy was in the top 5 hits. Chasing Amy, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1997.

1996

Happy Gilmore directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Allen Sarinana. In that special week people in US were listening to Creep by TLC. Shallow Grave, directed by Danny Boyle, 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: 17 February 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Angie Miller. In UK Things Can Only Get Better by D:Ream was in the top 5 hits. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, directed by Tom Shadyac, 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: 17 February 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include AJ Perez. In UK No Limit by 2 Unlimited was in the top 5 hits. Dead Alive, directed by Peter Jackson, 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: 17 February 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Meaghan Jette Martin. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred. Wayne's World, directed by Penelope Spheeris, 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: 17 February 1992.

1991

Nothing But Trouble directed by Dan Aykroyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Marianne St-Gelais. In that special week people in US were listening to Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul. Revenge, directed by Tony Scott, 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: 17 February 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Jenn Aguirre. In that special week people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, directed by Stephen Herek, 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: 17 February 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Natascha Kampusch. In that special week people in US were listening to Seasons Change by Expose. Hairspray, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. On TV people were watching The Fear.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Raffi Ahmad. In UK I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by George Michael & Aretha Franklin was in the top 5 hits. Mannequin, directed by Michael Gottlieb, 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: 17 February 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Ricardo Rodriguez. In that special week people in US were listening to How Will I Know by Whitney Houston. The Delta Force, directed by Menahem Golan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1986.

1985

Witness directed by Peter Weir was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Sadha. In UK Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Once Upon a Time in America, directed by Sergio Leone, 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: 17 February 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Gerald Cid. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin. Local Hero, directed by Bill Forsyth, 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: 17 February 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Lupe Fiasco. In UK A Town Called Malice / Precious by The Jam was in the top 5 hits. Quest for Fire, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, 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: 17 February 1982.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Shanyn MacEachern in Brampton. Mad Max, directed by George Miller, 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: 17 February 1980.

1979

The Warriors directed by Walter Hill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Jacob Wetterling. In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Het is weer zo laat!.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Wong Choong Hann. In UK When I Need You by Leo Sayer was in the top 5 hits. Wizards, directed by Ralph Bakshi, 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: 17 February 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Scott Williamson. In UK December '63 by The Four Seasons was in the top 5 hits. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, 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: 17 February 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Sung-Hee Park. In UK January by Pilot was in the top 5 hits. The Stepford Wives, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valeria Mazza. In UK Tiger Feet by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. On TV people were watching U registraturi.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Chris Robinson. In that special week people in US were listening to Crocodile Rock by Elton John. The Pig Keeper's Daughter, directed by Bethel Buckalew, 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: 17 February 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Lloy Ball. In that special week people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson. Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Edwards. In that special week people in US were listening to One Bad Apple by The Osmonds. Get Carter, directed by Mike Hodges, 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: 17 February 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Tommy Moe in Anchorage. In that special week people in US were listening to Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly & the Family Stone. The Party at Kitty and Stud's, directed by Morton Lewis, 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: 17 February 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Traci Adell. In UK (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was in the top 5 hits. Sweet Charity, directed by Bob Fosse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. A Long Row Of Candles by C.L. Sulzberger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bryan Cox. Five Million Years to Earth, directed by Roy Ward Baker, 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: 17 February 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Michelle Forbes in Austin Texas USA actress (Ensign Ro - Star Trek. In that special week people in US were listening to Kind Of A Drag by The Buckinghams. The War Game, directed by Peter Watkins, 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: 17 February 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Luc Robitaille in MontrTal. In that special week people in US were listening to Lightnin' Strikes by Lou Christie. The Chase, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. On TV people were watching Historias para no dormir.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Clayton Prince in Philadelphia. In that special week people in US were listening to This Diamond Ring by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. The Greatest Story Ever Told, directed by George Stevens, 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: 17 February 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Mike Campbell in Seattle. In that special week people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles. The Fire Within, directed by Louis Malle, 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: 17 February 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dan Reed. In UK Diamonds by Jet Harris & Tony Meehan was in the top 5 hits. The Raven, directed by Roger Corman, 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: 17 February 1963.

1962

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Guy McIntyre. In UK Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Black Sunday, directed by Mario Bava, 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: 17 February 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shunji Kosugi. In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits. Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, 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: 17 February 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Ray. In that special week people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price. House on Haunted Hill, directed by William Castle, 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: 17 February 1959.

1958

A Death In The Family by James Agee was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Loreena McKennitt. In UK The Garden Of Eden by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. Funny Face, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On TV people were watching Six-Five Special.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include John Gabriel. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Carousel, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Mo Yan. In UK Softly Softly by Ruby Murray was in the top 5 hits. The Wages of Fear, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 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: 17 February 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Rene Russo. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. The Glenn Miller Story, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Janice Dickinson. In UK Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes by Perry Como & The Ramblers was in the top 5 hits. The Naked Spur, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A House Is Not A Home by Polly Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Insook Bhushan. Viva Zapata!, directed by Elia Kazan, 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: 17 February 1952.

1951

Operation Pacific directed by George Waggner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1951.

1950

Stromboli directed by Roberto Rossellini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1950.

1949

Caught directed by Max Opuls was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1949.

1948

Call Northside 777 directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1948.

1947

Angel and the Badman directed by James Edward Grant was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1947.

1946

Gilda directed by Charles Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patricia Morrow. The Three Caballeros, directed by Norman Ferguson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1945.

1944

Passage to Marseille directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1944.

1943

Journey Into Fear directed by Norman Foster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1943.

1942

To Be or Not to Be directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1942.

1941

The Strawberry Blonde directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1941.

1940

A Chump at Oxford directed by Alfred Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1940.

1939

Stagecoach directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1939.

1938

Bringing Up Baby directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1938.

1937

The Good Earth directed by Sidney Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1937.

1936

The Prisoner of Shark Island directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1936.

1935

The Scarlet Pimpernel directed by Harold Young was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1935.

1934

The Lost Patrol directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1934.

1933

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Craig L Thomas. Mystery of the Wax Museum, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933. Ann Vickers by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1933.

1932

Shanghai Express directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1932.

1931

Illicit directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1931.

1930

City Girl directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1930.

1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chaim Potok in New York City. The Canary Murder Case, directed by Malcolm St. Clair, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1929.

1928

Four Sons directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1928.

1927

It directed by Clarence G. Badger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1927.

1926

Beau Sabreur by P.C. Wren was one of the best seller of 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1926.

1925

The Lost World directed by Harry O. Hoyt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1925.

1924

The Marriage Circle directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alden Winship Clausen in Hamilton. Salome, directed by Charles Bryant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1923.

1922

Moran of the Lady Letty directed by George Melford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1922.

1921

Seven Years Bad Luck directed by Max Linder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1921.

1920

A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1920.

1919

A Romance of Happy Valley directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1919.

1918

Tarzan of the Apes directed by Scott Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1918.

1917

Blind Justice directed by Benjamin Christensen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1917.

1916

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1916.

1915

The Birth of a Nation directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1915.

1914

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1914.

1913

Heart of the Hills by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1913.

1912

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1912.

1911

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1911.

1910

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1910.

1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1909.

1908

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1908.

1907

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1907.

1906

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1906.

1905

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 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: 17 February 1904.

1903

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1903.

1902

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1902.

1901

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1901.