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2017

It by Stephen King was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2017.

2014

Gone Girl directed by David Fincher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 October 2013.

2012

Red Dawn directed by Dan Bradley was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2012.

2010

Ip Man directed by Wilson Yip was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2010.

2009

The Road directed by John Hillcoat was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Whatever You Like by T.I.. RocknRolla, directed by Guy Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Book Of Lies by Brad Meltzer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2008.

2006

Stranger Than Fiction directed by Marc Forster was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

Havoc directed by Barbara Kopple was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Cameron Hallyday. In that special week people in US were listening to Goodies by Ciara. Shark Tale, directed by Bibo Bergeron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The Dark Tower by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2004.

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. The Ring, directed by Gore Verbinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Standing In The Rainbow by Fannie Flagg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2002.

2001

Serendipity directed by Peter Chelsom 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 that special week people in US were listening to Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You) by Christina Aguilera. Requiem for a Dream, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Flags Of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers 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 that special week people in US were listening to Heartbreaker by Mariah Carey. Dogma, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Ethics For The New Millennium by the Dalai Lama 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. Antz, directed by Eric Darnell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Death Of Outrage by William J. Bennett 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 Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Boogie Nights, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs 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 UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits. Bound, directed by The Wachowski Brothers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Lost World by Michael Crichton 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. Strange Days, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. My Old Man And The Sea by David Hays and Daniel Hays 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 that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. The Specialist, directed by Luis Llosa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Book Of Virtues by William J. Bennett 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. Demolition Man, directed by Marco Brambilla, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen 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. Of Mice and Men, directed by Gary Sinise, 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 UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Delicatessen, directed by Marc Caro, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Hard Courts by John Feinstein 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 that special week people in US were listening to Praying For Time by George Michael. Henry & June, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Spy Sinker by Len Deighton 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 that special week people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. Mystery Train, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder 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 that special week people in US were listening to Red Red Wine '88 by UB40. Dead Ringers, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Alaska by James A. Michener 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 You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, 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 When I Think Of You by Janet Jackson. The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. I'Ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz 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 that special week people in US were listening to Oh Sheila by Ready For The World. Commando, directed by Mark L. Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Amateurs by David Halberstam 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. Ninja III: The Domination, directed by Sam Firstenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Travis Pastrana. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. Rumble Fish, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Juliette Chêne. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Anja Boche. In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. My Dinner with Andre, directed by Louis Malle, 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: 08 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nick Cannon. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer 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 that special week people in US were listening to Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson. 10, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The White Album by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Antonino D'Agostino. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile. Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Treasure Island.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Anne-Caroline Chausson. In UK Silver Lady by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. That Obscure Object of Desire, directed by Luis Bunuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre 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 A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy. Marathon Man, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon 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 Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka. Hard Times, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Curtain by Agatha Christie 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot 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. The Mother and the Whore, directed by Jean Eustache, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Cosell by Howard Cosell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1973.

1972

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Monty Williams. In UK Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. The French Connection, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes 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 Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond. The Baby Maker, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Davies. In that special week people in US were listening to Sugar, Sugar by The Archies. The Undefeated, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Jennie by Ralph G. Martin 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. Romeo and Juliet, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott 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. Samurai Rebellion, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart 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. Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Giles Goat Boy by John Barth 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. The Agony and the Ecstasy, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. On TV people were watching Donaug'schichten.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Dawna Friesen. In that special week people in US were listening to Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison. Cheyenne Autumn, directed by John Ford, 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 Do You Love Me? by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Tom Jones, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. On Her Majesty'S Secret Service by Ian Fleming 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. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, directed by Tony Richardson, 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 Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles. Breakfast at Tiffany's, directed by Blake Edwards, 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: 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 Mr. Custer by Larry Verne. The Hidden Fortress, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Gavin Friday. In that special week people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. Pillow Talk, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Groucho And Me by Groucho Marx was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Ursula von der Leyen. In that special week people in US were listening to It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards. The Old Man and the Sea, directed by John Sturges, 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: 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. Raintree County, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On The Road by Jack Kerouac was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1957.

1956

The Ten Commandments directed by Cecil B. de Mille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

Famous people born on this day include Bill Elliott. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. The Desperate Hours, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Grandfather Stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Michael Dudikoff. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. Carmen Jones, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Madame De Pompadour by Nancy Mitford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Don Most. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Mogambo, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Father, Dear Father by Ludwig Bemelmans was one of the best selling books.
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. The Flowers of St. Francis, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Adlai E. Stevenson Of Illinois by Noel F. Busch was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1952.

1951

An American in Paris directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1951.

1950

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1950.

1949

The Heiress directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 October 1948.

1947

The Unsuspected directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1947.

1945

Blithe Spirit directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dale Dye. Tall in the Saddle, directed by Edwin L. Marin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. On TV people were watching Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1944.

1943

Lassie Come Home directed by Fred M. Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1943.

1942

Flying Tigers directed by David Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1942.

1941

The Maltese Falcon directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1941.

1940

Too Many Girls directed by George Abbott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1940.

1939

Ninotchka directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 October 1936.

1934

Cleopatra directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1934.

1933

Night Flight directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ray Reardon. A Bill of Divorcement, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. On TV people were watching Talkie Songs.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 October 1931.

1930

Check and Double Check directed by Melville Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1930.

1929

Applause directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1929.

1928

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1928.

1927

The Jazz Singer directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1927.

1926

The Temptress directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 October 1925.

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: 08 October 1923.

1922

One Exciting Night directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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

1920

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 October 1919.

1918

The Forbidden City directed by Sidney Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1918.

1917

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1917.

1915

The Coward directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1915.

1913

The Debt of Honor directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1913.