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2018

Still Me by Jojo Moyes was one of the best seller of 2018.

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

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

First Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

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

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief directed by Chris Columbus 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 UK Now You're Gone by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz was in the top 5 hits. Jumper, directed by Doug Liman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Appeal by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 2008.

2007

For One More Day by Mitch Albom 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.

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. The Count of Monte Cristo, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Self Matters by Phillip C. McGraw 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 . In that special week people in US were listening to Thank God I Found You by Mariah Carey. The Beach, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Galileo'S Daughter by Dava Sobel 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. Payback, directed by Brian Helgeland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom 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 that special week people in US were listening to Nice & Slow by Usher. Spice World, directed by Bob Spiers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer 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. Deep Waters by Jayne Ann Krentz 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. Billy Madison, directed by Tamra Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Book Of Virtues by William J. Bennett 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 UK Things Can Only Get Better by D:Ream was in the top 5 hits. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, directed by Tom Shadyac, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. On TV people were watching The Ferguson Theory.
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. Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz 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 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. Needful Things by Stephen King 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 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 Old Contemptibles by Martha Grimes 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. Devices And Desires by P. D. James 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. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Don'T Bend Over In The Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes by Lewis Grizzard 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. The Tenants Of Time by Thomas Flanagan 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 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by George Michael & Aretha Franklin was in the top 5 hits. Over the Top, directed by Menahem Golan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. It by Stephen King 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. Carry on Jack, directed by Gerald Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lucky by Jackie Collins 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. Witness, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Dr. Burns' Prescription For Happiness by George Burns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1985.

1984

Berlin Game by Len Deighton 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 Anthony Floch. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. Den sorte drøm, directed by Urban Gad, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley 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. Quest for Fire, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Remembrance by Danielle Steel 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. Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien 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 that special week people in US were listening to Do That To Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille. The Fog, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Windsor Story by J. Bryan III and Charles J.V. Murphy 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 Jesse Spencer. 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. Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
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. The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Liv Sansoz. In UK When I Need You by Leo Sayer was in the top 5 hits. Wizards, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie 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 Silvia Saint. 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. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow 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 You're No Good by Linda Ronstadt. The Stepford Wives, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand. 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 Tara Strong. 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. Fire In The Lake by Frances Fitzgerald 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 that special week people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson. Fritz the Cat, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk 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. Get Carter, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann 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 Axel de Tarlé. In UK Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows) by Edison Lighthouse was in the top 5 hits. The Party at Kitty and Stud's, directed by Morton Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1970.

1969

The Bitter Woods by John S. D. Eisenhower 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. Planet of the Apes, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart 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 Jane Skinner. In that special week people in US were listening to Kind Of A Drag by The Buckinghams. The War Game, directed by Peter Watkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Waiting For Winter by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Jose Manalo. In that special week people in US were listening to Lightnin' Strikes by Lou Christie. Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians', directed by George Pollock, 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

Famous people born on this day include Mia Frye. 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. This Rough Magic 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 Michel Petit. 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. On Her Majesty'S Secret Service by Ian Fleming 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 that special week people in US were listening to Hey Paula by Paul and Paula. The Raven, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Corinne Benizio. 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. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
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 Calcutta by Lawrence Welk. Breathless, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase 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 that special week people in US were listening to Teen Angel by Mark Dinning. Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Fuel For The Flame by Alec Waugh 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 UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. Sleeping Beauty, directed by Clyde Geronimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The New Testament In Modern English by J.B. Phillips was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1959.

1958

The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best seller of 1958.

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 Wings of Eagles, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Bible As History by Werner Keller 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. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Secret Of The Hittites by C.W. Ceram was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 February 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Fraser Heston. In UK Softly Softly by Ruby Murray was in the top 5 hits. The Far Country, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Treadmill To Oblivion by Fred Allen was one of the best selling books.
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 Joanna Kerns. 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. Man'S Search For Himself by Rollo May 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 Simon MacCorkindale. Viva Zapata!, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier 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 Three Caballeros directed by Norman Ferguson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

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.

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

She Done Him Wrong directed by Lowell Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

Napoleon directed by Abel Gance was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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.

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.

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.

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.