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2017

16th Seduction by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2015

The Green Inferno directed by Eli Roth was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

The Maze Runner directed by Wes Ball was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

The Fountain directed by Darren Aronofsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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 that special week people in US were listening to Baby Boy by Beyonce. The School of Rock, directed by Richard Linklater, 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: 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 . Remember the Titans, directed by Boaz Yakin, 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: 01 October 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Marlisa . In that special week people in US were listening to Unpretty by TLC. Boys Don't Cry, directed by Kimberly Peirce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris 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 UK No Matter What by Boyzone was in the top 5 hits. A Night at the Roxbury, directed by John Fortenberry, 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: 01 October 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Martin Kendal. In that special week people in US were listening to 4 Seasons Of Loneliness by Boyz II Men. Funny Games, directed by Michael Haneke, 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: 01 October 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Melanie Stokke. In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. Swingers, directed by Doug Liman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1996.

1995

Se7en directed by David Fincher was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1995.

1994

Heavenly Creatures directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Jones. In that special week people in US were listening to Dreamlover by Mariah Carey. Rudy, directed by David Anspaugh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett 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 that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. Romper Stomper, directed by Geoffrey Wright, 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: 01 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Gus Kenworthy. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Beauty and the Beast, directed by Gary Trousdale, 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: 01 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Charlie McDonnell. In UK Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee was in the top 5 hits. The Vanishing, directed by George Sluizer, 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: 01 October 1990.

1989

Mystery Train directed by Jim Jarmusch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989.

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. Dead Ringers, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan 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 that special week people in US were listening to Didn't We Almost Have It All by Whitney Houston. The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins 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 UK Don't Leave Me This Way by The Communards was in the top 5 hits. Crocodile Dundee, directed by Peter Faiman, 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: 01 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Dizzee Rascal. In that special week people in US were listening to Money For Nothing by Dire Straits. Ran, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 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: 01 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Mónica Spear. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Ninja III: The Domination, directed by Sam Firstenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1984.

1983

The Professional directed by Georges Lautner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Tyran Richard. In UK Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor 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: 01 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Rupert Friend. In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits. Chariots of Fire, directed by Hugh Hudson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone 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 that special week people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. Kagemusha, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 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: 01 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Natalia Semanova. In that special week people in US were listening to Sad Eyes by Robert John. Nosferatu the Vampyre, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester 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 UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, directed by John De Bello, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Touriya Haoud. In that special week people in US were listening to Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (Medley) by Meco. Julia, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 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: 01 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Inna Zobova. In that special week people in US were listening to Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. Bugsy Malone, directed by Alan Parker, 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: 01 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Gaspard Proust. In UK Sailing by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Black Moon, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John. 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 that special week people in US were listening to Half-Breed by Cher. Mean Streets, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1973.

1972

A Happy Death by Albert Camus 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 that special week people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, directed by Jaromil Jires, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen 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 UK Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 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: 01 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Zach Galifianakis. In UK Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival was in the top 5 hits. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov 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. Night of the Living Dead, directed by George A. Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Airport by Arthur Haile 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 UK Massachusetts by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Samurai Rebellion, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor 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 that special week people in US were listening to Cherish by The Association. Alvarez Kelly, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis 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 UK (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Red Beard, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 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: 01 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Denis Dercourt. In UK You Really Got Me by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits. Contempt, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 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: 01 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mark McGwire. In that special week people in US were listening to Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton. Lilies of the Field, directed by Ralph Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt 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 UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits. Carnival of Souls, directed by Herk Harvey, 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: 01 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Gary Ablett Sr. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Paris Blues, directed by Martin Ritt, 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: 01 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gerald Scheunemann. In that special week people in US were listening to My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own by Connie Francis. Never on Sunday, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Act One by Moss Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1960.

1959

Advise and Consent by Allen Drur 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 UK When by The Kalin Twins was in the top 5 hits. The Big Country, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb 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 that special week people in US were listening to Tammy by Debbie Reynolds. Jet Pilot, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. A Hundred Hours To Suez by Robert Henriques was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1957.

1956

Tea and Sympathy directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

Famous people born on this day include Héctor Guerrero. In UK Three Coins In The Fountain by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. The Barefoot Contessa, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 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: 01 October 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Klaus Wowereit. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. A Lion Is in the Streets, directed by Raoul Walsh, 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: 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. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas 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

Across the River and into the Trees by Ernest Hemingwa 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. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
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.

1935

Green Light by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best seller of 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1935.

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. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
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

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include George Peppard. 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: 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

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include André Rousselet. Lorna Doone, directed by Maurice Tourneur, 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: 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

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Walter Matthau. 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: 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.

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1917

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

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1916

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1916.

1915

A Far Country by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1915.

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.

1912

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1912.

1911

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

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1910

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

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1909

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

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1908

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

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1907

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

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1906

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

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1905

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

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1904

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

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1903

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

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1902

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

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1901

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 October 1901.