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2017

The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 2017.

2015

Pawn Sacrifice directed by Edward Zwick was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 2015.

2014

Famous people born on this day include Wyatt Kutcher. In that special week people in US were listening to All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor. The Maze Runner, directed by Wes Ball, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 2014.

2013

Rush directed by Ron Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 2013.

2011

50/50 directed by Jonathan Levine was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 October 2010.

2009

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus directed by Terry Gilliam was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 2009.

2007

There Will Be Blood directed by Paul Thomas Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Solomon Twins. In UK America by Razorlight was in the top 5 hits. The Fountain, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 2006.

2005

A History of Violence directed by David Cronenberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Cleverley-Bisman. In UK Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas was in the top 5 hits. The School of Rock, directed by Richard Linklater, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 2003.

2002

Red Dragon directed by Brett Ratner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 2002.

2001

Mulholland Dr. directed by David Lynch was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Zatia . In UK Against All Odds by Mariah Carey & Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Remember the Titans, directed by Boaz Yakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Sky Is Falling by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Marlisa . In UK Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65 was in the top 5 hits. Boys Don't Cry, directed by Kimberly Peirce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Hard Time by Sara Paretsky was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Danika Yarosh. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Night by Monica. Pleasantville, directed by Gary Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Starr Report by ---- was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Martin Kendal. In UK Men In Black by Will Smith was in the top 5 hits. Gattaca, directed by Andrew Niccol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 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: 01 October 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Melanie Stokke. In UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits. Breaking the Waves, directed by Lars Von Trier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. My Many Colored Days by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Lil Chuckee. In UK Fairground by Simply Red was in the top 5 hits. Se7en, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Buffett by Roger Lowenstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Alfredo Olivas. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. Three Colors: Red, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Debt of Honor by Tom Clanc was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Jones. In UK Boom! Shake The Room by Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was in the top 5 hits. Naked, directed by Mike Leigh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chantel Jeffries. In UK Ebeneezer Goode by The Shamen was in the top 5 hits. Romper Stomper, directed by Geoffrey Wright, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Waiting To Exhale by Terry McMillan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Gus Kenworthy. In that special week people in US were listening to Good Vibrations by Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch. Beauty and the Beast, directed by Gary Trousdale, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Dave Barry Talks Back by Dave Barry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Charlie McDonnell. In that special week people in US were listening to Close To You by Maxi Priest. The Vanishing, directed by George Sluizer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Brie Larson. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Mystery Train, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Joshua And The Children by Joseph F. Girzone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cariba Heine. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Bites by Def Leppard. Dead Ringers, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Duchess Of Windsor by Charles Higham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Daddario. In UK Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley was in the top 5 hits. The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Jurnee Smollett. In that special week people in US were listening to Stuck With You by Huey Lewis & The News. Crocodile Dundee, directed by Peter Faiman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Act Of Will by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Dizzee Rascal. In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. Ran, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Secrets Of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Mónica Spear. In that special week people in US were listening to Let's Go Crazy by Prince. Ninja III: The Domination, directed by Sam Firstenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Good Morning, Merry Sunshine by Bob Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Lolita Chammah. In that special week people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler. The Professional, directed by Georges Lautner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Tyran Richard. In that special week people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Rupert Friend. In that special week people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. Chariots of Fire, directed by Hugh Hudson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Night Probe! by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Layla Jade. In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits. Kagemusha, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Natalia Semanova. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. Nosferatu the Vampyre, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Leticia Cline. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, directed by John De Bello, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Monkey.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Touriya Haoud. In UK Silver Lady by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. Equus, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Coma by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Inna Zobova. In UK Dancing Queen by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Bugsy Malone, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Gaspard Proust. In that special week people in US were listening to Fame by David Bowie. Black Moon, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Sherri Saum. In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, directed by Tobe Hooper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Devid Striesow. In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Mean Streets, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1973.

1972

Paris Was Yesterday by Janet Flanner was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Gigi Lai. In UK Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, directed by Jaromil Jires, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Living Well Is The Best Revenge by Calvin Tomkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Kam Woo-sung. In that special week people in US were listening to Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross. The Baby Maker, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Zach Galifianakis. In that special week people in US were listening to Sugar, Sugar by The Archies. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kelly Willis. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. Night of the Living Dead, directed by George A. Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Beatles, The Authorized Biography by Hunter Davies was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Kathy Liebert. In that special week people in US were listening to The Letter by The Box Tops. Samurai Rebellion, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Stefano Dionisi. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. Alvarez Kelly, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Saturday The Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Cindy Margolis. In that special week people in US were listening to Yesterday by The Beatles. Red Beard, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Denis Dercourt. In that special week people in US were listening to Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison. Contempt, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mark McGwire. In UK She Loves You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Knife in the Water, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Esai Morales. In that special week people in US were listening to Sherry by The 4 Seasons. Carnival of Souls, directed by Herk Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Jfk Coloring Book by Jackie Kannon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Gary Ablett Sr. In that special week people in US were listening to Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee. Paris Blues, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gerald Scheunemann. In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits. Never on Sunday, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Away From Home by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1960.

1959

Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Alton Lister. In that special week people in US were listening to It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards. The Big Country, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Time Of The Dragons by Alice Ekert-Rotholz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Bernard Carayon. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Jet Pilot, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Letter From Peking by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Theresa May. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Tea and Sympathy, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Richard The Third by Paul Murray Kendall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1956.

1955

The Trouble with Harry directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1955.

1954

A Star Is Born directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Finbarry Nolan. The Crimson Pirate, directed by Robert Siodmak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Great Enterprise by H.A. Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1952.

1951

Across the Wide Missouri directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1951.

1950

The Story Of Ernie Pyle by Lee G. Miller was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1950.

1949

The Blue Lagoon directed by Frank Launder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 October 1948.

1947

Unconquered directed by Cecil B. De Mille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1947.

1946

Caesar and Cleopatra directed by Gabriel Pascal was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1946.

1945

Week-End at the Waldorf directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Pierre Castaldi. Tall in the Saddle, directed by Edwin L. Marin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. On TV people were watching Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1944.

1943

Thank Your Lucky Stars directed by David Butler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1943.

1942

Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror directed by John Rawlins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1942.

1941

You'll Never Get Rich directed by Sidney Lanfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1941.

1940

City for Conquest directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1940.

1939

Essex and Elizabeth directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 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: 01 October 1937.

1936

Ride Ranger Ride directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1936.

1934

Judge Priest directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1934.

1933

Footlight Parade directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Albert Collins. A Bill of Divorcement, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. On TV people were watching Talkie Songs.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 October 1931.

1930

Whoopee! directed by Thornton Freeland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1930.

1929

The Great Divide directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1929.

1928

Beggars of Life directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1928.

1927

Sunrise directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1927.

1926

Bardelys the Magnificent directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 October 1925.

1924

The Red Lily directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 October 1923.

1922

Lorna Doone directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1922.

1921

Das wandernde Bild directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1921.

1920

Lederstrumpf, 1. Teil: Der Wildtöter und Chingachgook directed by Arthur Wellin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 October 1919.

1918

The Goat directed by Donald Crisp was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 October 1917.

1914

The Virginian directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 October 1913.