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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.

2016

Regression directed by Alejandro Amenábar was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2016.

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

The Lost Island by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2013

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon was one of the best seller of 2013.

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

2012

Safe House directed by Daniel Espinosa was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

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. Caught by Harlan Coben 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.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. Jumper, directed by Doug Liman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2008.

2007

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin 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.

2004

The Butterfly Effect directed by Eric Bress was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

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. A Walk to Remember, directed by Adam Shankman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen 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.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pikimchu . The Beach, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Ravelstein by Saul Bellow 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 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. Night Whispers by Judith McNaught 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. Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose 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. The Night Crew by John Sandford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1997.

1996

Beautiful Girls directed by Ted Demme 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 Quick and the Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra 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. Until You by Judith McNaught 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. Groundhog Day, directed by Harold Ramis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Pot Of Gold by Judith Michael 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 Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah. In UK Stay by Shakespear's Sister was in the top 5 hits. Reservoir Dogs, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn 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 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. The Day America Told The Truth by James Patterson and Peter Kim 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. What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy Noonan 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.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mike Posner. In that special week people in US were listening to Could've Been by Tiffany. 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 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. Bandits by Elmore Leonard 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. Shoot Low by Lewis Grizzard 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. The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1985.

1984

Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best seller of 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1984.

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. Winter'S Tale by Mark Helprin 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. And More By 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. Reflex by Dick Francis 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 Sarah Lancaster in Kansas City Kansas actress (Rachel - Saved By the Bell. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. The Fog, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Murder In The White House by Margaret Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Richard Barnwell. In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Hardcore, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Overload by Arthur Hailey 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. Storm Warning by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
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 Christopher Pettiet in Los Angeles. In that special week people in US were listening to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. On TV people were watching The Lost Islands.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1976.

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. The Promise Of Joy by Allen Drury 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. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders 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 Harder They Come, directed by Perry Henzell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart 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 Andrew Cassesse. In that special week people in US were listening to Let's Stay Together by Al Green. Fritz the Cat, directed by Ralph Bakshi, 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: 12 February 1972.

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. The Passions of the Mind by Irving Stone 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. How You Can Profit From The Coming Devaluation by Harry Browne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1970.

1969

The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss 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 Todd Fanning in Saskatoon. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra. Planet of the Apes, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1968.

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. Tai-Pan by James Clavell 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. Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Maurice Douglass. In that special week people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles. Seven Days in May, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Tribute To John F. Kennedy by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur 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. The Raven, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham-Smith 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. Elizabeth And Leicester by Elizabeth Jenkins 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.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include George Gray. In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits. Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, 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: 12 February 1960.

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. John Paul Jones by Samuel Eliot Morison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1959.

1958

The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton 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.

1956

Invasion of the Body Snatchers directed by Don Siegel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1956.

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. Triumph And Tragedy by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books.
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 Salvador Pineda. Viva Zapata!, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Bounty Lands by William Donohue Ellis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1952.

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.

1948

Call Northside 777 directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

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. Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1945.

1944

The Uninvited directed by Lewis Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

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.

1940

My Little Chickadee directed by Edward F. Cline was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

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

The Good Earth directed by Sidney Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

The Prisoner of Shark Island directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1936.

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. As the Earth Turns by Gladys Hasty Carroll was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1933.

1932

Shanghai Express directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

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. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1929.

1928

The Chaser directed by Harry Langdon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1928.

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

The Private Life of Helen of Troy by John Erskine 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.

1924

The Marriage Circle directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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

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.

1920

Pollyanna directed by Paul Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1920.

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.

1916

Seventeen by Booth Tarkington was one of the best seller of 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1916.

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

Laddie (novel) by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best seller of 1913.

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

1912

The Street Called Straight by Basil King was one of the best seller of 1912.

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

1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1911.

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

The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1909.

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

1908

The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best seller of 1908.

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

1906

Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister 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

Sir Mortimer by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1904.

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

1903

Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1903.

1902

The Mississippi Bubble by Emerson Hough was one of the best seller of 1902.

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

1901

The Right of Way by Gilbert Parker was one of the best seller of 1901.

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