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2018

Looking Glass directed by Tim Hunter was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Love Yourself by Justin Bieber. Genius, directed by Michael Grandage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. Blue by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2016.

2015

The Gunman directed by Pierre Morel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Famous people born on this day include Bodhi Green. In that special week people in US were listening to Dark Horse by Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J. Pompeii, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014. The Invention Of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2014.

2012

Wanderlust directed by David Wain was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2012.

2011

I Am Number Four directed by D.J. Caruso was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Father of Invention directed by Trent Cooper was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. The Bank Job, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. People Of The Book by Geraldine Brooks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2008.

2007

Breach directed by Billy Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

Candy directed by Neil Armfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2004

Hidalgo directed by Joe Johnston was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2004.

2003

My Dinner with Jimi directed by Bill Fishman 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. Killing Me Softly, directed by Kaige Chen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2002.

2001

Gang Tapes directed by Adam Ripp was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

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

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pikimchu . In that special week people in US were listening to I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden. Hanging Up, directed by Diane Keaton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Myles Brown. In that special week people in US were listening to Angel Of Mine by Monica. eXistenZ, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Playing For Keeps by David Halberstam 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. Dangerous Beauty, directed by Marshall Herskovitz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Winner by David Baldacci 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 that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Rosewood, directed by John Singleton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Dogbert'S Top Secret Management Handbook by Scott Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1997.

1996

Carnal Knowledge directed by Mike Nichols was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Rina Kawaei. In UK Think Twice by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. The Brady Bunch Movie, directed by Betty Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Op-Center by Created by Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik 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. Ladybird Ladybird, directed by Ken Loach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Soul Mates by Thomas Moore 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 UK No Limit by 2 Unlimited was in the top 5 hits. Wittgenstein, directed by Derek Jarman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Close Combat by W. E. B. Griffin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Soyou . In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Den Of Thieves by James B. Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Casey Abrams. In UK 3AM Eternal by The KLF featuring The Children Of The Revolution was in the top 5 hits. The Doors, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King 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. Revenge, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Afshan Azad. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. The 'Burbs, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mike Posner. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Donnie Brasco by Joseph D. Pistone with Richard Woodley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Jérémy Chardy. In UK Stand By Me by Ben E King was in the top 5 hits. Tin Men, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Patience Of A Saint by Andrew M. Greeley 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 Valorie Curry. In UK When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) by Billy Ocean was in the top 5 hits. Born to Defense, directed by Jet Li, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia 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 Ösel Rinpoche. In UK I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson was in the top 5 hits. Angry Harvest, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Heritage by Abba Eban was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Brad Keselowski. In UK Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Footloose, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Coroner by Thomas T. Noguchi with Joseph DiMona was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Anthony Floch. In that special week people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. Local Hero, directed by Bill Forsyth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Mistral'S Daughter by Judith Krantz 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 Marie-Ève Marleau. In that special week people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band. Barbarosa, directed by Fred Schepisi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange 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 Natalie Albino. In that special week people in US were listening to Celebration by Kool & The Gang. Barsaat Ki Ek Raat, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christina Ricci. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Khwab, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1980.

1979

Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Brett Hodgson. In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Nero veneziano, directed by Ugo Liberatore, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Second Ring Of Power by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1978.

1977

October Light by John Gardner was one of the best seller of 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Silvia Saint. In that special week people in US were listening to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon. Humboldt'S Gift by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Scot Pollard. In that special week people in US were listening to Fire by Ohio Players. The Passenger, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry 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 Toranosuke Takagi. In UK Tiger Feet by Mud was in the top 5 hits. From Beyond the Grave, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke 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 Tara Strong. In that special week people in US were listening to Crocodile Rock by Elton John. Jory, directed by Jorge Fons, 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.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Owen Nolan. In UK Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip was in the top 5 hits. Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Tonia Kwiatkowski. In UK My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was in the top 5 hits. Percy, directed by Ralph Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1971.

1970

The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull was one of the best seller of 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1970.

1969

Force 10 From Navarone by Alistair MacLean was one of the best seller of 1969.

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

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Daphné Roulier. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra. Inspector Clouseau, directed by Bud Yorkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The President'S Plane Is Missing by Robert J. Serling was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1968.

1967

The Captain by Jan de Hartog was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Jose Manalo. In UK These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. The Chase, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1966.

1965

The Horse Knows The Way by John O'Hara was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Michel Petit. In that special week people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, directed by Jacques Demy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1964.

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. Frau Holle, directed by Gottfried Kolditz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1963.

1962

I Should Have Kissed Her More by Alexander King was one of the best seller of 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Sweet Micky. In that special week people in US were listening to Will You Love Me Tomorrow? by The Shirelles. Gold of the Seven Saints, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include One Gang. In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits. The Last Voyage, directed by Andrew L. Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Poor No More by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Larry Nance. In that special week people in US were listening to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters. Ride Lonesome, directed by Budd Boetticher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Voutch (artist). In UK The Story Of My Life by Michael Holliday was in the top 5 hits. The Brothers Karamazov, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Eloise In Paris by Kay Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Martin Ziguélé. In UK The Garden Of Eden by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. The Incredible Shrinking Man, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Last Of The Wine by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Arsenio Hall. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Carousel, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Grand Mademoiselle by Francis Steegmuller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1956.

1955

The Big Combo directed by Joseph H. Lewis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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

1954

Famous people born on this day include Bibiana Fernández. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. Taza, Son of Cochise, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Greek Passion by Nikos Kazantzakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1954.

1953

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best seller of 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Simon MacCorkindale. The Belle of New York, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Wait For The Wagon by Mary Lasswell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1952.

1951

I'd Climb the Highest Mountain directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Madeleine directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Flaxy Martin directed by Richard L. Bare was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Arch of Triumph directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1948.

1947

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Ambush Trail directed by Harry L. Fraser was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

The Body Snatcher directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1945.

1944

Passage to Marseille directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1944.

1943

Submarine Alert directed by Frank McDonald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

To Be or Not to Be directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

Adam Had Four Sons directed by Gregory Ratoff was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

Castle on the Hudson directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1940.

1939

Six-Gun Rhythm directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Bringing Up Baby directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

When's Your Birthday? directed by Harry Beaumont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1935

Ruggles of Red Gap directed by Leo McCarey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

The Lost Patrol directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1932

Murder at Dawn directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1932.

1931

Sit Tight directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1929

Wild Orchids directed by Sidney Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1929.

1927

Hills of Kentucky directed by Howard Bretherton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1924

America directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1924.

1923

La roue directed by Abel Gance was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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

1922

Nosferatu directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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