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2017

It by Stephen King was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2014

Famous people born on this day include Samia Ali. In that special week people in US were listening to All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor. Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014. The Children Act by Ian McEwan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2014.

2013

Blue Is the Warmest Color directed by Abdellatif Kechiche was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2012

Red Dawn directed by Dan Bradley was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2010

Ip Man directed by Wilson Yip was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Couples Retreat directed by Peter Billingsley was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Whatever You Like by T.I.. The Wrestler, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Book Of Lies by Brad Meltzer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2008.

2006

Stranger Than Fiction directed by Marc Forster was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

Famous people born on this day include Cooper Zee. In UK Push The Button by Sugababes was in the top 5 hits. Havoc, directed by Barbara Kopple, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. What Remains by Carole Radziwill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Layla Crawford. In UK Call On Me by Eric Prydz was in the top 5 hits. Shark Tale, directed by Bibo Bergeron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The Dark Tower by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2004.

2002

The Rules of Attraction directed by Roger Avary was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Famous people born on this day include Raymond Ochoa. In that special week people in US were listening to Fallin' by Alicia Keys. The Royal Tenenbaums, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Long Time No See by Susan Isaacs was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mia Treapleton. In UK Against All Odds by Mariah Carey & Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Flags Of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Luke Armstrong. In UK Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65 was in the top 5 hits. Dogma, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Darby Walker. In UK Rollercoaster by B*Witched was in the top 5 hits. Rushmore, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Sage Sivan. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Boogie Nights, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Dirty Jokes And Beer by Drew Carey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include James Graham. In UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits. Underground, directed by Emir Kusturica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Executive Orders by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Claudio Montero. In UK Fairground by Simply Red was in the top 5 hits. Strange Days, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Sean Monahan. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. The Specialist, directed by Luis Llosa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Gift by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Emily Kershaw. In UK Boom! Shake The Room by Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was in the top 5 hits. The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Josh Hutcherson. In UK End Of The Road by Boyz II Men was in the top 5 hits. Under Siege, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Who Will Tell The People by William Greider was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Naomi Preizler. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Fire In The Belly by Sam Keen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Manon Azem. In UK Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee was in the top 5 hits. Memphis Belle, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Spy Sinker by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Paulo Henrique Ganso. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Mystery Train, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Old Silent by Martha Grimes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include D'Andre Siggers. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Dead Ringers, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Final Flight by Stephen Coonts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Daniil Simkin. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Straight On Till Morning by Mary S. Lovell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Tyler Blackburn. In that special week people in US were listening to When I Think Of You by Janet Jackson. The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. I'Ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Sammy Winward. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. Silver Bullet, directed by Daniel Attias, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Smart Women, Foolish Choices by Connell Cowan and Melvyn Kinder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Alejandra Costello. In that special week people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder. Blood Simple., directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Fire From Within by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Harmony Rose. In that special week people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler. Never Cry Wolf, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Megatrends by John Naisbitt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Émile Parisien. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Sneha (actress). In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. My Dinner with Andre, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Luciano'S Luck by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Claudia Jamsson. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Humberto Ortiz. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. When a Stranger Calls, directed by Fred Walton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Restoring The American Dream by Robert J. Ringer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Christopher Coutanceau. In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Treasure Island.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Young Jeezy. In UK Silver Lady by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. That Obscure Object of Desire, directed by Luis Bunuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Zazon (comedian). In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. Marathon Man, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Marion Jones. In UK Hold Me Close by David Essex was in the top 5 hits. Lisztomania, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Curtain by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Kate Beahan. In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. A Woman Under the Influence, directed by John Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nate Driggers. In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Mother and the Whore, directed by Jean Eustache, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. World Without End, Amen by Jimmy Breslin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1973.

1972

Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Rahim Khan. In that special week people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart. The French Connection, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Living Well Is The Best Revenge by Calvin Tomkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Kirk Cameron. In UK Band Of Gold by Freda Payne was in the top 5 hits. The Baby Maker, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Martie Maguire. In that special week people in US were listening to Sugar, Sugar by The Archies. The Madwoman of Chaillot, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hugh Jackman. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. Barbarella, directed by Roger Vadim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Of Diamonds & Diplomats by Letitia Baldrige was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Valerie Edmond. In UK Massachusetts by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Reflections in a Golden Eye, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Brenda Romero. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. Hawaii, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Passover Plot by Hugh J. Schonfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Dan Abnett. In that special week people in US were listening to Yesterday by The Beatles. The Bedford Incident, directed by James B. Harris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. On TV people were watching Donaug'schichten.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Darrick Heath. In UK Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits. Cheyenne Autumn, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Mother'S Kisses by Bruce Jay Friedman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dave Legeno. In UK Do You Love Me? by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Tom Jones, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. City Of Night by John Rechy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Arsène Jiroyan. In that special week people in US were listening to Sherry by The 4 Seasons. Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include John McKay-Clements. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. King of Kings, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Small Room by May Sarton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hiroyuki Sanada. In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits. The 39 Steps, directed by Ralph Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Chapman Report by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Anna Cabral. In that special week people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. Pillow Talk, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Devil'S Advocate by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Steve Austria. In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. The Old Man and the Sea, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Masters Of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Clémentine Célarié. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Raintree County, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1957.

1956

Giant directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

Famous people born on this day include Brigitte Lahaie. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. Oklahoma!, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The House On Nauset Marsh by Wyman Richardson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Linval Thompson. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. Carmen Jones, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Les Dennis. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Mogambo, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The High And The Mighty by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Danielle Proulx. The Flowers of St. Francis, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Happy Return by Angela Mackail Thirkell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1952.

1951

Love Nest directed by Joseph Newman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Owen Glen by Ben Ames Williams was one of the best seller of 1950.

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

1949

Roseanna McCoy directed by Irving Reis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Macbeth directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Nightmare Alley directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

The Jolson Story directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Blithe Spirit directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alain Doutey. To Have and Have Not, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. On TV people were watching Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1944.

1943

Lassie Come Home directed by Fred M. Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

Flying Tigers directed by David Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

The Maltese Falcon directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

The Long Voyage Home directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Jamaica Inn directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Room Service directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Something to Sing About directed by Victor Schertzinger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Libeled Lady directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

The Gay Divorcee directed by Mark Sandrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Riders of Destiny directed by Robert N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dick Gregory. A Bill of Divorcement, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. On TV people were watching Talkie Songs.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 October 1932.

1931

Monkey Business directed by Norman McLeod was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

Sinners' Holiday directed by John G. Adolfi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1929

Applause directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1928

Beggars of Life directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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

1927

The Jazz Singer directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

The Temptress directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

The Circle directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1923

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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

1922

One Exciting Night directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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

1921

I Accuse directed by Abel Gance was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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

1920

Lederstrumpf, 1. Teil: Der Wildtöter und Chingachgook directed by Arthur Wellin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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

1919

The Dragon Painter directed by William Worthington was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

1918

The Forbidden City directed by Sidney Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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

1917

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm directed by Marshall Neilan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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

1915

The Coward directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

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

1913

The Debt of Honor directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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