October 4

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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 that special week people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. The Contract, directed by Bruce Beresford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Hubris by Michael Isikoff and David Corn 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 that special week people in US were listening to Gold Digger by Kanye West. Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis, directed by Ellory Elkayem, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. The March by E. L. Doctorow 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 (Democrat). 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. Four Blondes by Candace Bushnell 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. The Ten Commandments by Laura Schlessinger and Stewart Vogel 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. I Know What You Did Last Summer, directed by Jim Gillespie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Plum Island by Nelson DeMille 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 UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits. The Ghost and the Darkness, directed by Stephen Hopkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Executive Orders by Tom Clanc 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 UK Saturday Night by Whigfield was in the top 5 hits. Exit to Eden, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Debt Of Honor by Tom Clancy 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 that special week people in US were listening to Dreamlover by Mariah Carey. 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. Tangled Vines by Janet Dailey 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 that special week people in US were listening to Good Vibrations by Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch. The Lovers on the Bridge, directed by Leos Carax, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Firm by John Grisham 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. The General In His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 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 UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Crimes and Misdemeanors, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy 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 UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. The Accused, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 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 that special week people in US were listening to Didn't We Almost Have It All by Whitney Houston. Slumber Party Massacre II, directed by Deborah Brock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Weep No More, My Lady by Mary Higgins Clark 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. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy 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. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler 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 UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. 1984, directed by Michael Radford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Rest Of Us by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1984.

1983

Changes by Danielle Steel was one of the best seller of 1983.

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

1982

Princess by Robert Lacey was one of the best seller of 1982.

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. The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). 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. Dostana, directed by Raj Khosla, 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: 04 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Rachael Leigh Cook. In that special week people in US were listening to Sad Eyes by Robert John. When a Stranger Calls, directed by Fred Walton, 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.

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 Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 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. Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 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 UK Sailing by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Afonya, directed by Georgiy Daneliya, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Humboldt'S Gift by Saul Bellow 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John. Airport 1975, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin 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. Facing The Lions by Tom Wicker 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. A Nation Of Strangers by Vance Packard 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. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 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 that special week people in US were listening to Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross. The Great White Hope, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart 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. The Goodbye Look by Ross MacDonald 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Beverly Allitt. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. Finian's Rainbow, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Preserve And Protect by Allen Drury 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 UK Massachusetts by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Waterhole #3, directed by William A. Graham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie 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. Games People Play by Eric Berne 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 UK Tears by Ken Dodd was in the top 5 hits. Juliet of the Spirits, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Green Berets by Robin Moore 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. Send Me No Flowers, directed by Norman Jewison, 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: 04 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include A C Green. In UK She Loves You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Joy In The Morning by Betty Smith 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. One Man'S Freedom by Edward Bennett Williams 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. Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan 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 Liberal Hour by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 October 1959.

1958

Around The World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis 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 that special week people in US were listening to Tammy by Debbie Reynolds. Jailhouse Rock, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The New Class by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Christoph Waltz. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Between Heaven and Hell, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. The Song Of Ruth by Frank G. Slaughter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1954.

1953

The Big Heat directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1953.

1952

Catherine Carter by Pamela Hansford Johnson was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1952.

1951

Fort Defiance directed by John Rawlins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1951.

1950

Walk Softly, Stranger directed by Robert Stevenson 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

Drums of the Desert directed by George Waggner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Sabotage directed by Harold Young was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1939.

1938

Lightning Carson Rides Again directed by Sam Newfield 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.

1936

The Garden of Allah directed by Richard Boleslawski was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 October 1936.

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

Hidden Valley directed by Robert N. Bradbury 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.