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2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Closer by The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey. The Lost City of Z, directed by James Gray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2016.

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.

2012

Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

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.

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.. Crash, directed by Paul Haggis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 2008.

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.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Cameron Hallyday. In that special week people in US were listening to Goodies by Ciara. Fascination, directed by Klaus Menzel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Dark Justice by Jack Higgins 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. Kiss the Bride, directed by Vanessa Parise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk 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 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. Natural Blonde by Liz Smith 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. The Story of Us, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Dark Lady by Richard North Patterson 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. Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins 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. Diana: Her New Life by Andrew Morton 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. The Ghost and the Darkness, directed by Stephen Hopkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan 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. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gra 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. Exit to Eden, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Couplehood by Paul Reiser 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. Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld 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. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller 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. The Lovers on the Bridge, directed by Leos Carax, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons 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 Close To You by Maxi Priest. She-Wolf of London, directed by Jean Yarbrough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Lady Boss by Jackie Collins 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. Crimes and Misdemeanors, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard 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 Love Bites by Def Leppard. The Accused, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher 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. Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor 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. Regrets Only by Sally Quinn 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 Money For Nothing by Dire Straits. Miranda, directed by Tinto Brass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Cider House Rules by John Irving 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. The Outsider by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1984.

1983

Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins was one of the best seller of 1983.

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. Unhinged, directed by Don Gronquist, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Atlantic High by William F. Buckley Jr 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 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 Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh 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. The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre 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 Sad Eyes by Robert John. Dracula Blows His Cool, directed by Carl Schenkel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 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. Doosara Aadmi, directed by Ramesh Talwar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Daniel Martin by John Fowles 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. The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein 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. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux 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. Airport 1975, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Cashelmara by Susan Howatch 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 Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh 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 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: 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 Velvet Vampire, directed by Stephanie Rothman, 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 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 that special week people in US were listening to Sugar, Sugar by The Archies. Forgotten Pistolero, directed by Ferdinando Baldi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. My Life With Jacqueline Kennedy by Mary Barelli Gallagher 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. Heaven Help Us! by Herbert Tarr 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. A Second-Hand Life by Charles Jackson 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. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann 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. The Green Berets by Robin Moore 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 that special week people in US were listening to Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison. Invitation to a Gunfighter, directed by Richard Wilson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg 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. My Darling Clementine by Jack Fishman 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. Before My Time by Niccolo Tucci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1962.

1961

Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin was one of the best seller of 1961.

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. The Waste Makers by Vance Packard 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 Sleep Walk by Santo and Johnny. Odds Against Tomorrow, directed by Robert Wise, 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

Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver 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. By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 October 1957.

1956

The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best seller of 1956.

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

1955

The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen was one of the best seller of 1955.

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

1954

Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best seller of 1954.

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. 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: 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. From Under My Hat by Hedda Hopper was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 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: 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

Song of Old Wyoming directed by Robert Emmett Tansey 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.

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.

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

Bombshell directed by Victor Fleming 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.