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2017

Rings directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2017.

2015

American Sniper directed by Clint Eastwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2015.

2014

A Call To Action by Jimmy Carter was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2014.

2013

12th of Never by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2013.

2011

Just Go with It directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2011.

2010

Famous people born on this day include Baylie Cregut. In that special week people in US were listening to TiK ToK by Ke$ha. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, directed by Chris Columbus, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010. 1022 Evergreen Place: A Cedar Cove Novel by Debbie Macomber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2010.

2009

He's Just Not That Into You directed by Ken Kwapis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2009.

2007

74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber was one of the best seller of 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2007.

2006

Alpha Dog directed by Nick Cassavetes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2006.

2005

Hitch directed by Andy Tennant was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2005.

2003

Daredevil directed by Mark Steven Johnson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include KJ Takahashi. In that special week people in US were listening to U Got It Bad by Usher. The Count of Monte Cristo, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2002.

2001

Sweet November directed by Pat O'Connor was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2001.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Myles Brown. In UK You Don't Know Me by Armand Van Helden featuring Duane Harden was in the top 5 hits. Payback, directed by Brian Helgeland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Andrew Constancio. In UK My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. Spice World, directed by Bob Spiers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Kiana Mohr. In UK Where Do You Go by No Mercy was in the top 5 hits. Chasing Amy, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1997.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Rina Kawaei. In UK Think Twice by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. The Quick and the Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Alex Galchenyuk. In that special week people in US were listening to The Power Of Love by Celine Dion. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, directed by Tom Shadyac, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Stone. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. Dead Alive, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1993.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Joris Daudet. In that special week people in US were listening to Gonna Make You Sweat by C & C Music Factory. Sleeping with the Enemy, directed by Joseph Ruben, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Robert Griffin. In UK Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor was in the top 5 hits. Hard to Kill, directed by Bruce Malmuth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1990.

1989

Sex, Lies, and Videotape directed by Steven Soderbergh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1989.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Jérémy Chardy. In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. Over the Top, directed by Menahem Golan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Diego Angelo. In that special week people in US were listening to How Will I Know by Whitney Houston. Carry on Jack, directed by Gerald Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Tenzin Rinpoche. In that special week people in US were listening to Careless Whisper by Wham!. Witness, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1985.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Carlton Brewster. In that special week people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. Den sorte drøm, directed by Urban Gad, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Jonas Hiller. In that special week people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band. Quest for Fire, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Lisa Hannigan. In UK Shaddup You Face by Joe Dolce Music Theatre was in the top 5 hits. Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1981.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Richard Barnwell. In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1979.

1978

The Duellists directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Conrad. In that special week people in US were listening to Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor. Wizards, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1977.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Matt Finkes. In UK January by Pilot was in the top 5 hits. The Stepford Wives, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ian Mcintyre in MontrTal. In UK Tiger Feet by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Brendon Mark Cameron in Pirongia. In UK Blockbuster by The Sweet was in the top 5 hits. The Pig Keeper's Daughter, directed by Bethel Buckalew, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1973.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Tracy Kennick. In UK My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was in the top 5 hits. Get Carter, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Lamar Thomas NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In that special week people in US were listening to Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly & the Family Stone. The Party at Kitty and Stud's, directed by Morton Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1970.

1969

Ada by Vladimir Nabokov was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1969.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Chitravina N Ravikiran. In UK I'm A Believer by The Monkees was in the top 5 hits. The War Game, directed by Peter Watkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1967.

1966

Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians' directed by George Pollock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Ruben Amaro. In UK I'll Never Find Another You by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Red Desert, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1965.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brent Jones. In UK Diamonds by Jet Harris & Tony Meehan was in the top 5 hits. The Raven, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Kirkwood. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1962.

1961

Breathless directed by Jean-Luc Godard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1961.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Per Gessle. In UK One Night / I Got Stung by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Sleeping Beauty, directed by Clyde Geronimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Advise and Consent by Allen Drur was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1959.

1958

Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1958.

1957

The Wings of Eagles directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1957.

1955

The Far Country directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1955.

1954

The Glenn Miller Story directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Robin Thomas. In UK Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes by Perry Como & The Ramblers was in the top 5 hits. The Naked Spur, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A House Is Not A Home by Polly Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1953.

1951

Operation Pacific directed by George Waggner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1951.

1950

Young Man with a Horn directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1950.

1949

A Canterbury Tale directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1949.

1947

Lady in the Lake directed by Robert Montgomery was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1947.

1946

Terror by Night directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joe Schermie in Madison. The Three Caballeros, directed by Norman Ferguson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1945.

1943

Journey Into Fear directed by Norman Foster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1943.

1942

Captains of the Clouds directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1942.

1941

The Strawberry Blonde directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1941.

1939

Made for Each Other directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1939.

1938

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1938.

1937

You Only Live Once directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1937.

1935

The Scarlet Pimpernel directed by Harold Young was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1935.

1934

The Lucky Texan directed by Robert N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1934.

1933

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev. She Done Him Wrong, directed by Lowell Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933. Ann Vickers by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1933.

1931

Dracula directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1931.

1930

City Girl directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1930.

1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Agustin Gonzalez Acilu. Napoleon, directed by Abel Gance, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1929.

1927

The General directed by Clyde Bruckman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1927.

1926

Beau Sabreur by P.C. Wren was one of the best seller of 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1926.

1925

The Lost World directed by Harry O. Hoyt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1925.

1923

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best seller of 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1923.

1922

Moran of the Lady Letty directed by George Melford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1922.

1921

Seven Years Bad Luck directed by Max Linder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1921.

1919

Don't Change Your Husband directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1919.

1918

Tarzan of the Apes directed by Scott Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1918.

1917

Blind Justice directed by Benjamin Christensen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1917.

1915

The Birth of a Nation directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1915.

1913

Heart of the Hills by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1913.

1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1912.

1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1910.

1909

Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1909.

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1908.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1906.

1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1905.

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1904.

1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1902.

1901

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1901.