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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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 October 2013.

2011

Famous people born on this day include Marcelo Monteverde. In that special week people in US were listening to Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5. The Rum Diary, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. Reamde by Neal Stephenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2011.

2010

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 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: 08 October 2007.

2006

The Contract directed by Bruce Beresford was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2006.

2005

Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis directed by Ellory Elkayem was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 October 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Cole Wagner. In that special week people in US were listening to A Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson. Kiss the Bride, directed by Vanessa Parise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Crimson Petal And The White by Michel Faber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 October 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Madelyn Gosselin. In UK Against All Odds by Mariah Carey & Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Faust, directed by Brian Yuzna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Morgan'S Run by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Mio Kudo. In UK Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65 was in the top 5 hits. The Story of Us, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. She Said Yes by Misty Bernall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Charisma Kain. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Night by Monica. Butter, directed by Peter Gathings Bunche, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Field Of Thirteen by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Bella Thorne. 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. Plum Island by Nelson DeMille was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Kylee Russell. 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. Legend by Jude Deveraux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Grayson Allen. In that special week people in US were listening to Fantasy by Mariah Carey. The Scarlet Letter, directed by Roland Joffé, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Luca Hanni. 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. Nothing Lasts Forever by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Barbara Palvin. 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. Further Along The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maria Koehler. 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. Truman by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Mikey Bolts. 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. Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Anna Hausburg. 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 Politics Of Rich And Poor by Kevin Phillips was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Mahmut Temür. 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. Joshua And The Children by Joseph F. Girzone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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. The Aviators by W. E. B. Griffin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Aya Hirano. 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. The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Glenn Meldrum. 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. The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Bruno Mars. 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. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Josephine de La Baume. 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. First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1984.

1983

Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1983.

1982

The Valley Of Horses by Jean M. Auel was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Anja Boche. In UK Tainted Love by Soft Cell was in the top 5 hits. Circle of Deceit, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Chances by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nick Cannon. In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits. Times Square, directed by Allan Moyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Kristanna Loken. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. When a Stranger Calls, directed by Fred Walton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1979.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Anne-Caroline Chausson. In UK Silver Lady by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. Doosara Aadmi, directed by Ramesh Talwar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Full Disclosure by William Safire was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Galo Blanco. 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. Fire And Ice by Andrew Tobias was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Laetitia Pujol. 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. How The Good Guys Finally Won by Jimmy Breslin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Martin Henderson. 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 Wall Street Gang by Richard Ney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jim Fairchild. In that special week people in US were listening to Half-Breed by Cher. In One Era And Out The Other by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Kim Myung-min. In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits. Lady Sings the Blues, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Fire In The Lake by Frances Fitzgerald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Monty Williams. In that special week people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart. The Velvet Vampire, directed by Stephanie Rothman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Drifters by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Matt Damon. 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. Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Davies. 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: 08 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Emily Procter. 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: 08 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Hendrik Duryn. 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. The New Industrial State by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Karyn Parsons. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. Hotel Paradiso, directed by Peter Glenville, 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: 08 October 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Matt Biondi. 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. Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Dawna Friesen. 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. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include João Baião. In UK She Loves You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Day They Shook The Plum Tree by Arthur H. Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Bruno Thiry. In that special week people in US were listening to Sherry by The 4 Seasons. A Prize of Arms, directed by Cliff Owen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Sandy Andolong. In that special week people in US were listening to Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee. Splendor in the Grass, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include François Pérusse. 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. Before You Go by Jerome Weidman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1960.

1959

Groucho And Me by Groucho Marx was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1959.

1958

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Cristina Mullins. 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. The Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1957.

1956

Between Heaven and Hell directed by Richard Fleischer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1956.

1955

Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best seller of 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1955.

1954

Hansel and Gretel directed by John Paul was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Edward Zwick. Limelight, directed by Charles Chaplin, 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: 08 October 1952.

1951

Love Nest directed by Joseph M. Newman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 October 1939.

1938

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 October 1921.