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2017

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2016

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney was one of the best seller of 2016.

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

2015

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. directed by Guy Ritchie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2013

Kick-Ass 2 directed by Jeff Wadlow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2012

Lawless directed by John Hillcoat was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

Contagion directed by Steven Soderbergh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife directed by Paul W.S. Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Up in the Air directed by Jason Reitman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 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.. Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Strong At The Broken Places by Richard M. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 2008.

2007

Into the Wild directed by Sean Penn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

Famous people born on this day include Jayden Federline. In that special week people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. The Lives of Others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Night by Elie Wiesel, translation by Marion Wiesel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Henry Samuel. In that special week people in US were listening to Gold Digger by Kanye West. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, directed by Shane Black, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. One Soldier'S Story by Bob Dole was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 2005.

2004

Cellular directed by David R. Ellis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

2003

Famous people born on this day include Mia Robertson. In that special week people in US were listening to Shake Ya Tailfeather by Nelly. Lost in Translation, directed by Sofia Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Krakatoa by Simon Winchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 2003.

2002

Mother India directed by Mehboob was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Jeepers Creepers directed by Victor Salva was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

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

2000

The Cell directed by Tarsem Singh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 2000.

1999

American Beauty directed by Sam Mendes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1999.

1998

Rounders directed by John Dahl was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Yulema Ramirez. In UK The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve was in the top 5 hits. The Game, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Tegan Lane. In UK Ready Or Not by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. Sling Blade, directed by Billy Bob Thornton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Hide & Seek by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Maegann Sloan. In UK You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. La Haine, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. All That Glitters by V.C. Andrews was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Kim Namjoon. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. Natural Born Killers, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Hidden Life Of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1994.

1993

True Romance directed by Tony Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Connor Franta. In that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. Sneakers, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Wlt by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Kristin Klabunde. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. The Man in the Moon, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. If You Really Loved Me by Ann Rule was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Skyler Acord. In UK The Joker by The Steve Miller Band was in the top 5 hits. Postcards from the Edge, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Ruling Passion by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Sofia Styled. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Wanna Lose You by Gloria Estefan. Kickboxer, directed by Mark DiSalle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Lyre Of Orpheus by Robertson Davies was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amanda Jenssen. In UK Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Riding The Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1988.

1987

Fatal Attraction directed by Adrian Lyne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Alfie Allen. In UK Don't Leave Me This Way by The Communards was in the top 5 hits. The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jonatan Cerrada. In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. Teen Wolf, directed by Rod Daniel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz by Joan Rivers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include September. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Amadeus, directed by Milos Forman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. In God'S Name by David A. Yallop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Tom Geißler. In that special week people in US were listening to Maniac by Michael Sembello. Fire and Ice, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Youngest Science by Lewis Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Zoran Planinic. In UK Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor was in the top 5 hits. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Jered Guzman. In that special week people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. Gallipoli, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Josef Vasicek. In that special week people in US were listening to Upside Down by Diana Ross. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1980.

1979

Time After Time directed by Nicholas Meyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

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

1978

The Empty Copper Sea by John D. MacDonald was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1978.

1977

Ceremony Of The Innocent by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best seller of 1977.

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

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maciej Zurawski. In UK Dancing Queen by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Bugsy Malone, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Ordinary People by Judith Guest was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1976.

1975

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Caroline Aigle. In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits. Turkish Delight, directed by Paul Verhoeven, 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 September 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Darren Campbell. In that special week people in US were listening to Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy. Day for Night, directed by François Truffaut, 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 September 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Cady Cantrell. In UK Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade was in the top 5 hits. The Last House on the Left, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1972.

1971

The Man Who Haunted Himself directed by Basil Dearden was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Rebecca Joyce. In that special week people in US were listening to War by Edwin Starr. Five Easy Pieces, directed by Bob Rafelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Angel Cabrera. In UK In The Year 2525 by Zager & Evans was in the top 5 hits. The Trouble with Girls, directed by Peter Tewksbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Larry Laronde. In UK Hey Jude by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Incredible Victory by Walter Lord was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Jason Statham. In that special week people in US were listening to Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry. Point Blank, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Boston Strangler by Gerald Frank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Darren E Burrows. In UK All Or Nothing by The Small Faces was in the top 5 hits. Fantastic Voyage, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Kremlin Letter by Noel Behn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include John Norwood Fisher. In UK (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. That Funny Feeling, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1965.

1964

Mary Poppins directed by Robert Stevenson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Amy Yasbeck. In UK She Loves You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Harakiri, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1963.

1962

Renoir, My Father by Jean Renoir was one of the best seller of 1962.

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

1961

Famous people born on this day include Kathem Al Saher. In that special week people in US were listening to Michael by The Highwaymen. The City of the Dead, directed by John Moxey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Lanterns And Lances by James Thurber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lynn Connelly. In that special week people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley. Let's Make Love, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1960.

1959

The Magician directed by Ingmar Bergman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Wilfredo Benitez. In that special week people in US were listening to Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) by Domenico Modugno. The Blob, directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Arctic Year by Peter Freuchen and Finn Salomonsen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Hawk [Michael Hegstrand]. In that special week people in US were listening to Tammy by Debbie Reynolds. Woman in a Dressing Gown, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Charles Henry Beck. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. The Bad Seed, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Bugles And A Tiger by John Masters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Nina Blackwood in Massachusetts. In that special week people in US were listening to Ain't That A Shame by Pat Boone. Journey to Italy, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. An Episode Of Sparrows by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1955.

1954

Brigadoon directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

Island in the Sky directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Neil Peart. Monkey Business, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Kiss Me, Deadly by Mickey Spillane was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1952.

1951

The River directed by Jean Renoir was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

The Black Rose directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Under Capricorn directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Sorry, Wrong Number directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Dark Passage directed by Delmer Daves was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Caesar and Cleopatra directed by Gabriel Pascal was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

State Fair directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Barry White in Galveston. Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1944.

1943

Sahara directed by Zoltan Korda was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

Across the Pacific directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

Hold Back the Dawn directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

Boom Town directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

The Women directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

La Grande Illusion directed by Jean Renoir was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

The Lower Depths directed by Jean Renoir was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

My Man Godfrey directed by Gregory La Cava was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Anna Karenina directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

Now and Forever directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Penthouse directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Werner Durrson. Blonde Venus, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. The Sheltered Life by Ellen Glasgow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1932.

1931

Waterloo Bridge directed by James Whale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

Storm Over Asia directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1929

The Great Gabbo directed by James Cruze was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alfred Dudley. Our Dancing Daughters, directed by Harry Beaumont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1928.

1927

College directed by James W. Horne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

3 Bad Men directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

The Phantom of the Opera directed by Rupert Julian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1924

The Red Lily directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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

1923

The White Sister directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jackson Mac Low. The Prisoner of Zenda, directed by Rex Ingram, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. Simon Called Peter by Robert Keable was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1922.

1921

Camille directed by Ray C. Smallwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jan W Schulte Nordholt. Fante-Anne, directed by Rasmus Breistein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. Kindred of the Dust by Peter B. Kyne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1920.

1919

The Mother and the Law directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

1918

Dere Mable by Edward Streeter was one of the best seller of 1918.

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

1917

The Red Planet by William J. Locke was one of the best seller of 1917.

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

1916

When a Man's a Man by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1916.

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

1915

Jaffery by William J. Locke was one of the best seller of 1915.

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

1914

The Virginian directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1914.

1913

The Amateur Gentleman by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best seller of 1913.

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

1912

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

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

1911

The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best seller of 1911.

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

1910

The Wild Olive by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1910.

1909

Sherlock Holmes V directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909.

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

1908

The Barrier by Rex Beach was one of the best seller of 1908.

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

1907

The Brass Bowl by Louis J. Vance was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1907.

1906

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1906.

1905

The Gambler by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 September 1905.

1904

The Deliverance by Ellen Glasgow was one of the best seller of 1904.

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

1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

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

1902

Mrs. Wiggs of Cabbage Patch by Alice Caldwell Hegan was one of the best seller of 1902.

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

1901

The Crisis by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1901.

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