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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: 21 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: 21 October 2016.

2015

Goosebumps directed by Rob Letterman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 2015.

2014

Fury directed by David Ayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 October 2012.

2011

The Artist directed by Michel Hazanavicius was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 October 2009.

2008

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas directed by Mark Herman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 2008.

2007

American Gangster directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 2007.

2006

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer directed by Tom Tykwer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 2006.

2005

Havoc directed by Barbara Kopple was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Rayson. In UK Call On Me by Eric Prydz was in the top 5 hits. 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: 21 October 2004.

2003

Scary Movie 3 directed by David Zucker was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Kaycee Rice. In UK The Long And Winding Road / Suspicious Minds by Will Young & Gareth Gates was in the top 5 hits. The Rules of Attraction, directed by Roger Avary, 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: 21 October 2002.

2001

Serendipity directed by Peter Chelsom was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 2001.

2000

The Legend of Drunken Master directed by Chia-Liang Liu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 2000.

1999

Dogma directed by Kevin Smith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Ryoka Oshima. In UK Rollercoaster by B*Witched was in the top 5 hits. Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur, 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: 21 October 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Amanda Arcuri. In UK Something About The Way You Look / Candle In The Wind by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. The Devil's Advocate, directed by Taylor Hackford, 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: 21 October 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include GreenVenom . In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. Sleepers, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. ?€œL?€? Is for Lawless by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1996.

1995

Mallrats directed by Kevin Smith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Deandre Brackensick. In UK Saturday Night by Whigfield was in the top 5 hits. Little Giants, directed by Duwayne Dunham, 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: 21 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Kane Brown. 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: 21 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Benjamin Keough. In UK End Of The Road by Boyz II Men was in the top 5 hits. 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: 21 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Tom Eastman. 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: 21 October 1991.

1990

Akira directed by Katsuhiro Otomo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Cody Johns. In that special week people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. Look Who's Talking, directed by Amy Heckerling, 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: 21 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Drew Woolnough. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. On TV people were watching Colin's Sandwich.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Sam McTrusty. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad by Michael Jackson. 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: 21 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Natalee Holloway. In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese, 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: 21 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Lisa Morales. In that special week people in US were listening to Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston. Re-Animator, directed by Stuart Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1985.

1984

Blood Simple. directed by Joel Coen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Amber Rose. In that special week people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler. The Right Stuff, directed by Philip Kaufman, 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: 21 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Lee Chong Wei. In that special week people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. Stalker, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, 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: 21 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Nemanja Vidic. In that special week people in US were listening to Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross. The Evil Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. On TV people were watching Ying hung chut siu nin.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim Kardashian. In that special week people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand. 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: 21 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Khalil Greene. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. ...And Justice for All., directed by Norman Jewison, 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: 21 October 1979.

1978

Midnight Express directed by Alan Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Christie Lee Woods. In UK Silver Lady by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. Looking for Mr. Goodbar, directed by Richard Brooks, 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: 21 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nirachala Kumya. In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, 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: 21 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Henrique Hilario. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka. Rooster Cogburn, directed by Stuart Millar, 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: 21 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Costel Busuioc. In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. The Odessa File, directed by Ronald Neame, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. On TV people were watching Weekend.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dan Neil. In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Charley Varrick, directed by Don Siegel, 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: 21 October 1973.

1972

Boot Hill directed by Giuseppe Colizzi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Rebecca Lynn Gray. In UK Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Murmur of the Heart, directed by Louis Malle, 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: 21 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Lance Teichelmann. In UK Band Of Gold by Freda Payne was in the top 5 hits. Burn!, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, 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: 21 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include John McMullen. In that special week people in US were listening to I Can't Get Next To You by The Temptations. Battle of Britain, directed by Guy Hamilton, 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: 21 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Francois Gravel. In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits. Bullitt, directed by Peter Yates, 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: 21 October 1968.

1967

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple directed by Hiroshi Inagaki was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Jonas B. In that special week people in US were listening to Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops. The Fortune Cookie, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. On TV people were watching Cliff Dexter.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Alison Munt. In UK Tears by Ken Dodd was in the top 5 hits. The Cincinnati Kid, directed by Norman Jewison, 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: 21 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Annemiek Schrijver. In that special week people in US were listening to Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann. My Fair Lady, directed by George Cukor, 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: 21 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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: 21 October 1963.

1962

Lola directed by Jacques Demy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1962.

1961

West Side Story directed by Jerome Robbins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters. Midnight Lace, directed by David Miller, 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: 21 October 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include George Bell in the Dominican Republic outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays. In that special week people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. A Bucket of Blood, directed by Roger Corman, 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: 21 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Andre Geim. In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. The Seventh Seal, directed by Ingmar Bergman, 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: 21 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Julian Cope. In that special week people in US were listening to Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers. Jailhouse Rock, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On TV people were watching The Twentieth Century.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1957.

1956

Around the World in Eighty Days directed by Michael Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1956.

1955

Oklahoma! directed by Fred Zinnemann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Uller Gscheidel. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. White Christmas, directed by Michael Curtiz, 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: 21 October 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Caffey. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Big Heat, directed by Fritz Lang, 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: 21 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patti Davis. 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: 21 October 1952.

1951

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1951.

1950

Dark City directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 October 1949.

1948

The Three Musketeers directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 October 1947.

1946

The Dark Mirror directed by Robert Siodmak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 October 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Janet Ahlberg. None But the Lonely Heart, directed by Clifford Odets, 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: 21 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: 21 October 1943.

1942

For Me and My Gal directed by Busby Berkeley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1942.

1941

The Devil and Daniel Webster directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1941.

1940

Christmas in July directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1940.

1939

At the Circus directed by Edward Buzzell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1939.

1938

Listen, Darling directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1938.

1937

The Awful Truth directed by Leo McCarey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1937.

1936

The Charge of the Light Brigade directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1936.

1935

Hands Across the Table directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 October 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Claude Bessy. Trouble in Paradise, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, 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: 21 October 1932.

1931

A White Bird Flying by Bess Streeter Aldrich was one of the best seller of 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1931.

1930

The Doorway to Hell directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 October 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mario Pinto [the Andrade]. Kriemhild's Revenge, directed by Fritz Lang, 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: 21 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: 21 October 1927.

1926

The Great K & A Train Robbery directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1926.

1925

Little Annie Rooney directed by William Beaudine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1925.

1924

The Navigator directed by Donald Crisp was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 October 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Liliane Bettencourt. Robin Hood, directed by Allan Dwan, 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: 21 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: 21 October 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: 21 October 1920.

1919

Blind Husbands directed by Erich Stroheim was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1919.

1918

Shoulder Arms directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1918.

1917

Seven Keys to Baldpate directed by Hugh Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1917.

1916

The Return of Draw Egan directed by William S. Hart was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 October 1915.

1914

The New Wizard of Oz directed by L. Frank Baum was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 October 1913.

1912

The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carlos Don Byas. From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth, directed by Sidney Olcott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912. A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1912.

1911

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1911.

1910

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1910.

1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 October 1908.

1907

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1907.

1906

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1906.

1905

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 October 1904.

1903

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 October 1903.

1902

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 October 1901.