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2016

The Trespasser by Tana French was one of the best seller of 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 2016.

2014

Whiplash directed by Damien Chazelle was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 October 2009.

2008

The Wrestler directed by Darren Aronofsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 2008.

2006

Pan's Labyrinth directed by Guillermo del Toro was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Christian . 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. Life Is Not A Fairy Tale by Fantasia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Mimi Kirkland. In that special week people in US were listening to Goodies by Ciara. Shark Tale, directed by Bibo Bergeron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Melancholy Baby by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 2004.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Maria Peña Coss y Leon. In that special week people in US were listening to Dilemma by Nelly. The Rules of Attraction, directed by Roger Avary, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Killjoy by Julie Garwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 2002.

2001

Training Day directed by Antoine Fuqua was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You) by Christina Aguilera. Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Sky Is Falling by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Bailee Madison. 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 Terrible Hours by Peter Maas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1999.

1998

Elizabeth directed by Shekhar Kapur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1998.

1997

Boogie Nights directed by Paul Thomas Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Zelo . In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. Underground, directed by Emir Kusturica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Last Don by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Billy Unger. 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. Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Lil Kleine. In UK Saturday Night by Whigfield was in the top 5 hits. Little Giants, directed by Duwayne Dunham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Couplehood by Paul Reiser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Michael Ingram. 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. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vincent Martella. In that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert Redford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Tim Hautekiet. In that special week people in US were listening to Emotions by Mariah Carey. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Sum Of All Fears by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Kiko Mizuhara. 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. Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Anthony Joshua. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Look Who's Talking, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Foucault'S Pendulum by Umberto Eco was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mesut Özil. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. The Accused, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Tracks by Louise Erdrich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Yekaterina Lisina. In that special week people in US were listening to Lost In Emotion by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Hot Flashes by Barbara Raskin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Lee Donghae. 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. Roger'S Version by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Arron Afflalo. 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. The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Chris Olivero. 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. Moses The Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Stephy Tang. 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. Return Of The Jedi by Joan D. Vinge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Sofia Marikh. 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. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Keyshia Cole. In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. The Evil Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Never-Say-Diet Book by Richard Simmons was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tom Boonen. In that special week people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Jaci Velasquez. In that special week people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert. The Black Stallion, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Katharina Wackernagel. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile. 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: 15 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include David Trezeguet. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. Rolling Thunder, directed by John Flynn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Monty by Robert LaGuardia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Natalia Sokolova. In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Dolores by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Ginuwine . 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. Money by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Bianca Rinaldi. 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: 15 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Franck Thilliez. In that special week people in US were listening to Angie by The Rolling Stones. Badlands, directed by Terrence Malick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Fred Hoiberg. In that special week people in US were listening to My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry. Last Tango in Paris, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Chad Mottola. In that special week people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart. Macbeth, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Theirs Was The Kingdom by R.F. Delderfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Eric Benét. 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. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Dominic West. In UK I'll Never Fall In Love Again by Bobbie Gentry was in the top 5 hits. Paint Your Wagon, directed by Joshua Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Marcil. 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. The Case Against Congress by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Slim Moon. 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. Happiness Is A Stock That Doubles In A Year by Ira U. Cobleigh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include François Négret. 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 Search For Amelia Earhart by Fred Goerner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Nasser El Sonbaty. In that special week people in US were listening to Yesterday by The Beatles. The Cincinnati Kid, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. On TV people were watching John Klings Abenteuer.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Frédéric Anton. In UK Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits. Send Me No Flowers, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Tribute To John F. Kennedy by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stanley Menzo. In that special week people in US were listening to Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer. Tom Jones, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Guy Georges. In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits. Lola, directed by Jacques Demy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Thin Red Line by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Marc Michetz. 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 Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lolita Morena. In that special week people in US were listening to Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters. Midnight Lace, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Water Of Life by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Ferguson. 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 Art Of Llewellyn Jones by Paul Hyde Bonner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Renée Jones. In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. The Seventh Seal, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Bramble Bush by Charles Mergendahl was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Mira Nair. 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. Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 October 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Tanya Roberts. 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. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1955.

1954

White Christmas directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Tito Jackson. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Big Heat, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Call Me Lucky by Bing Crosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1953.

1952

The Flowers of St. Francis directed by Roberto Rossellini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1952.

1951

The Lavender Hill Mob directed by Charles Crichton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1951.

1950

Harvey directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 October 1949.

1948

Hamlet directed by Laurence Olivier was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1948.

1947

Song of Love directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 October 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Haim Saban. 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: 15 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: 15 October 1943.

1942

The Glass Key directed by Stuart Heisler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 October 1941.

1940

The Great Dictator directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 October 1939.

1938

The Sisters directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1938.

1937

Heidi directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1937.

1936

The Garden of Allah directed by Richard Boleslawski was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1936.

1935

Barbary Coast directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 October 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jacques Friedmann. 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 October 1929.

1928

Kriemhild's Revenge directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 October 1927.

1926

The Winning of Barbara Worth directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1926.

1925

The Vanishing American directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1925.

1924

The Navigator directed by Donald Crisp was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1924.

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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 October 1921.

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: 15 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: 15 October 1918.

1917

'49-'17 directed by Ruth Ann Baldwin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1917.

1916

The Return of Draw Egan directed by William S. Hart was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1916.

1915

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1915.

1914

The New Wizard of Oz directed by L. Frank Baum was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1914.

1913

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 October 1913.