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2018

Ready Player One directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

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

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Work by Rihanna Featuring Drake. Keanu, directed by Peter Atencio, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. Eat Fat, Get Thin by Mark Hyman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 2016.

2015

Danny Collins directed by Dan Fogelman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Kid Cannabis directed by John Stockwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2012

The Hunger Games directed by Gary Ross was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

The Divide directed by Xavier Gens was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Hot Tub Time Machine directed by Steve Pink was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Braydon Wilkerson. In that special week people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. Drillbit Taylor, directed by Steven Brill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Age Of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 2008.

2007

Knocked Up directed by Judd Apatow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

The Lives of Others directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2004

Famous people born on this day include Darlene Vibares. In UK Toxic by Britney Spears was in the top 5 hits. Taking Lives, directed by D.J. Caruso, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Dude by Michael Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Andrea Brillantes. In that special week people in US were listening to In Da Club by 50 Cent. Ned Kelly, directed by Gregor Jordan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Last Detective by Robert Crais was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 2003.

2002

Sorority Boys directed by Wallace Wolodarsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Corrina Gill. In that special week people in US were listening to Stutter by Joe. Exit Wounds, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. A Painted House by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Keeley Elise. In UK Pure Shores by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Final Destination, directed by James Wong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Daughter Of Fortune by Isabel Allende was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Jessie Paege. In that special week people in US were listening to Believe by Cher. Arlington Road, directed by Mark Pellington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Conner Dennis. In that special week people in US were listening to My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion. Primary Colors, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Numbered Account by Christopher Reich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1998.

1997

Selena directed by Gregory Nava was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1997.

1996

The Rainmaker by John Grisham was one of the best seller of 1996.

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

1995

Famous people born on this day include Kanon Fukuda. In that special week people in US were listening to Take A Bow by Madonna. Losing Isaiah, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Death Of Common Sense by Philip K. Howard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Christina Grimmie. In that special week people in US were listening to The Sign by Ace Of Base. Monkey Trouble, directed by Franco Amurri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Bad Love by Jonathan Kellerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include JoJoe . In that special week people in US were listening to Informer by Snow. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, directed by Stuart Gillard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Degree Of Guilt by Richard North Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Clay Honeycutt. In that special week people in US were listening to To Be With You by Mr. Big. Basic Instinct, directed by Paul Verhoeven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Texas Connection by Craig I. Zirbel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Felix Kroos. In that special week people in US were listening to Someday by Mariah Carey. Defending Your Life, directed by Albert Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Spiritual Life Of Children by Robert Coles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Lawrence Clarke. In that special week people in US were listening to Escapade by Janet Jackson. Nuns on the Run, directed by Jonathan Lynn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Parting With Illusions by Vladimir Pozner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include AJ Rafael. In UK Too Many Broken Hearts by Jason Donovan was in the top 5 hits. Fletch Lives, directed by Michael Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul by Douglas Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Elly Jackson. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Dominick and Eugene, directed by Robert M. Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Winters' Tales by Jonathan Winters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Teimour Radjabov. In UK Everything I Own by Boy George was in the top 5 hits. The Fourth Protocol, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Danny Jones (musician). In UK Chain Reaction by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. Rad, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1986.

1985

Glitz by Elmore Leonard was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Jaimie Alexander. In UK 99 Red Balloons by Nena was in the top 5 hits. Carmen, directed by Francesco Rosi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Changes by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1984.

1983

The Valley Of Horses by Jean M. Auel was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Gaëlle Niare. In that special week people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band. Deathtrap, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. North And South by John Jakes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Holly Williams. In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits. Cutter's Way, directed by Ivan Passer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ruth Hunt. In that special week people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. Forbidden Zone, directed by Richard Elfman, 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 March 1980.

1979

From Hell to Victory directed by Umberto Lenzi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

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

1978

Famous people born on this day include Dave Hause. In UK Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush was in the top 5 hits. The Big Sleep, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Amdy Faye. In UK Chanson D'Amour by The Manhattan Transfer was in the top 5 hits. Bilitis, directed by David Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Changing by Liv Ullmann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Arnaud Gourvennec. In UK I Love To Love by Tina Charles was in the top 5 hits. The Adams Chronicles by Jack Shepherd was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Valérie Nicolas. In that special week people in US were listening to Have You Never Been Mellow by Olivia Newton-John. Brannigan, directed by Douglas Hickox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Carr. In that special week people in US were listening to Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks. Shoot First, Die Later, directed by Fernando Di Leo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Nickel Mountain by John Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Desirae Spencer. In UK Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade was in the top 5 hits. Tom Sawyer, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Super Money by Adam Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Hector Bustamante. In UK Without You by Nilsson was in the top 5 hits. Pink Flamingos, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Isaiah Rider. In UK Baby Jump by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. The Barefoot Executive, directed by Robert Butler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Rex Walters. In UK Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin was in the top 5 hits. The Ballad of Cable Hogue, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Christopher Coke. In that special week people in US were listening to Everyday People by Sly & the Family Stone. Smith!, directed by Michael O'Herlihy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Aaron Eckhart. In UK Cinderella Rockefella by Esther & Abi Ofarim was in the top 5 hits. Angelique and the Sultan, directed by Bernard Borderie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Julio Dely Valdes. In UK Release Me by Engelbert Humperdinck was in the top 5 hits. Camelot, directed by Joshua Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Deborah Evelyn. In that special week people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler. The Singing Nun, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Steve Finley. In UK It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. The Ipcress File, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Funeral In Berlin by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Francesco Piccolo. In UK Little Children by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas was in the top 5 hits. Paris When It Sizzles, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Von Ryan'S Express by David Westheimer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Andretti. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like A Man by The 4 Seasons. Any Number Can Win, directed by Henri Verneuil, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Darryl Strawberry. In UK Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Rome Adventure, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Titus Welliver. In UK Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Operation Eichmann, directed by R.G. Springsteen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jason Beghe. In that special week people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. The Angry Silence, directed by Guy Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Two Weeks In Another Town by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Mark Easton. In that special week people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price. Green Mansions, directed by Mel Ferrer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Phil Anderson (cyclist). In UK Magic Moments by Perry Como was in the top 5 hits. South Pacific, directed by Joshua Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1958.

1957

Fear Strikes Out directed by Robert Mulligan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

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

1956

Famous people born on this day include Steve Harris (musician). In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits. Othello, directed by Sergei Yutkevich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Erminio Criscione. In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. The Man from Laramie, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Gertrude Lawrence As Mrs. A. by Richard Stoddard Aldrich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1955.

1954

Salt of the Earth directed by Herbert J. Biberman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

Famous people born on this day include Ron Jeremy. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Blue Gardenia, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Velvet Doublet by James Street was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1953.

1952

The President'S Lady by Irving Stone was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1952.

1951

Tarzan's Peril directed by Byron Haskin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Western Pacific Agent directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Impact directed by Arthur Lubin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

The Return of the Whistler directed by D. Ross Lederman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

The Egg and I directed by Chester Erskine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Romance of the West directed by Robert Emmett Tansey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Thunderhead - Son of Flicka directed by Louis King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Four Jills in a Jeep directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Aerial Gunner directed by William H. Pine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

Reap the Wild Wind directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

Topper Returns directed by Roy Del Ruth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

Virginia City directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Love Affair directed by Leo McCarey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

The Girl of the Golden West directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1936

Colleen directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1934

Mystery Liner directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

The Telegraph Trail directed by Tenny Wright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 March 1933.

1931

The Front Page directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

Montana Moon directed by Malcolm St. Clair was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1926

The Bat directed by Roland West was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

The Monster directed by Roland West was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1920

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde directed by John S. Robertson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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