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2017

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2017.

2015

The Last Witch Hunter directed by Breck Eisner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2015.

2014

Stretch directed by Joe Carnahan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2014.

2013

Gimme Shelter directed by Ron Krauss was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2013.

2011

The Rum Diary directed by Bruce Robinson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2011.

2010

Aakrosh directed by Priyadarshan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2010.

2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox directed by Wes Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2009.

2007

On the Doll directed by Thomas Mignone was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Emerald Wulf. In UK America by Razorlight was in the top 5 hits. The Contract, directed by Bruce Beresford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Emmanuel. In UK Push The Button by Sugababes was in the top 5 hits. Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis, directed by Ellory Elkayem, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. A Million Little Pieces by James Fre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2005.

2003

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre directed by Marcus Nispel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2003.

2002

Kiss the Bride directed by Vanessa Parise was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2002.

2001

Bandits directed by Barry Levinson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Music by Madonna. Faust, directed by Brian Yuzna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Ten Things You Can'T Say In America by Larry Elder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 2000.

1999

The Story of Us directed by Rob Reiner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Natalie-Tasha Thompson. In UK No Matter What by Boyzone was in the top 5 hits. Butter, directed by Peter Gathings Bunche, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Yuju (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to 4 Seasons Of Loneliness by Boyz II Men. Playing God, directed by Andy Wilson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Ryan Lee. In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. The Ghost and the Darkness, directed by Stephen Hopkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1996.

1995

The Scarlet Letter directed by Roland Joffé was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Ignazio Boschetto. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. Exit to Eden, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Aidan Mitchell. In UK Boom! Shake The Room by Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was in the top 5 hits. The Beverly Hillbillies, directed by Penelope Spheeris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. Night and the City, directed by Irwin Winkler, 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: 04 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Leigh-Anne Pinnock. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. The Lovers on the Bridge, directed by Leos Carax, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Loves Music, Loves To Dance by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Signy Aarna. In UK Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee was in the top 5 hits. She-Wolf of London, directed by Jean Yarbrough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Dakota Johnson. In that special week people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. Crimes and Misdemeanors, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Lost Years by J.M. Dillard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Derrick Rose. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Bites by Def Leppard. The Accused, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Ragman'S Son by Kirk Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Rawez Lawan. In UK Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley was in the top 5 hits. Slumber Party Massacre II, directed by Deborah Brock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Patriot Games by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Sara Forestier. In that special week people in US were listening to Stuck With You by Huey Lewis & The News. Ratboy, directed by Sondra Locke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Eisenhower At War 1943-1945 by David Eisenhower was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Shontelle . In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. Miranda, directed by Tinto Brass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Last Wish by Betty Rollin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Lena Katina. In that special week people in US were listening to Let's Go Crazy by Prince. 1984, directed by Michael Radford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1984.

1983

Heartburn by Nora Ephron was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Jered Weaver. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. Unhinged, directed by Don Gronquist, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Different Seasons by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Lissing. In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits. Nightmare, directed by Romano Scavolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Edouard Lipa. In that special week people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. Times Square, directed by Allan Moyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Rachael Leigh Cook. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. Dracula Blows His Cool, directed by Carl Schenkel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. A Woman Of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1979.

1978

Carry on Emmannuelle directed by Gerald Thomas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Najat Vallaud-Belkacem. In that special week people in US were listening to Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (Medley) by Meco. Doosara Aadmi, directed by Ramesh Talwar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alicia Silverstone. In that special week people in US were listening to Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau van Vollenhoven. In that special week people in US were listening to Fame by David Bowie. Afonya, directed by Georgiy Daneliya, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Paco León. In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits. Airport 1975, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Abyss . In that special week people in US were listening to Half-Breed by Cher. Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Kurt Thomas (basketball). In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me by Mac Davis. Lady Sings the Blues, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Pablo Trapero. In UK Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. The Velvet Vampire, directed by Stephanie Rothman, 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: 04 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include BT (musician). In UK Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles was in the top 5 hits. The Great White Hope, directed by Martin Ritt, 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: 04 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Abraham Benrubi. In UK Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival was in the top 5 hits. The Madwoman of Chaillot, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Naked Came The Stranger by Penelope Ashe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Beverly Allitt. In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits. Finian's Rainbow, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet by Irwin Maxwell Stillman and Samm Sinclair Baker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Liev Schreiber. In that special week people in US were listening to The Letter by The Box Tops. Waterhole #3, directed by William A. Graham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. An Operational Necessity by Gwyn Griffin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include John van de Brom. In that special week people in US were listening to Cherish by The Association. Hotel Paradiso, directed by Peter Glenville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Olaf Backasch. In that special week people in US were listening to Yesterday by The Beatles. Juliet of the Spirits, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Lancashire. In UK You Really Got Me by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits. Invitation to a Gunfighter, directed by Richard Wilson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Crisis In Black And White by Charles E. Silberman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include A C Green. In that special week people in US were listening to Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton. City Of Night by John Rechy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Jon Secada. In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits. A Prize of Arms, directed by Cliff Owen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Men And Decisions by Lewis L. Strauss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Philippe Russo. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Splendor in the Grass, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Antonio Palocci. In that special week people in US were listening to My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own by Connie Francis. Midnight Lace, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1960.

1959

The Great Imposter by Robert Crichton was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1959.

1958

The Image Makers by Bernard Dryer was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Russell Simmons. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Jailhouse Rock, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On The Beach by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1957.

1956

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1956.

1955

No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best seller of 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Barton Zwiebach. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. Hansel and Gretel, directed by John Paul, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. I'Ll Cry Tomorrow by Lillian Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Tcheky Karyo. 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. Too Late The Phalarope by Alan Paton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Antonello Fassari. Limelight, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Don Camillo And His Flock by Giovanni Guareschi was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 October 1951.

1950

Woman on the Run directed by Norman Foster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1950.

1949

Love Happy directed by David Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1949.

1948

Inner Sanctum directed by Lew Landers was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1948.

1947

Green Dolphin Street directed by Victor Saville was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 October 1946.

1945

White Pongo directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1945.

1944

Laura directed by Otto Preminger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1944.

1942

Eyes in the Night directed by Fred Zinnemann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1942.

1941

Sundown directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1941.

1940

Down Argentine Way directed by Irving Cummings was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1940.

1938

The Sisters directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1938.

1937

Heidi directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1937.

1935

Metropolitan directed by Richard Boleslawski was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1935.

1934

Crimson Romance directed by David Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 October 1933.

1932

Rain directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1932.

1931

Chinatown After Dark directed by Stuart Paton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1931.

1930

Billy the Kid directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1930.

1929

The Informer directed by Arthur Robison was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1929.

1927

Surrender directed by Edward Sloman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1927.

1926

Mother directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 October 1925.

1921

La terre directed by André Antoine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1921.