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2017

Darkness Reigns directed by Andrew P. Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2017.

2015

Burnt directed by John Wells was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2015.

2014

You & I directed by Nils Bökamp was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2014.

2013

Siren directed by Jesse Peyronel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2013.

2011

In Time directed by Andrew Niccol was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2011.

2010

Main Street directed by John Doyle was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2010.

2009

44 Inch Chest directed by Malcolm Venville was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2009.

2007

Enchanted directed by Kevin Lima was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2007.

2006

The Ultimate Gift directed by Michael O. Sajbel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Ruby Turner. In UK Push The Button by Sugababes was in the top 5 hits. Boynton Beach Club, directed by Susan Seidelman, 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: 16 October 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Kritika. In UK Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas was in the top 5 hits. Radio, directed by Michael Tollin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Red Hat Club by Haywood Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2003.

2002

I Spy directed by Betty Thomas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2002.

2001

The Last Castle directed by Rod Lurie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Rawle. In UK Against All Odds by Mariah Carey & Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Bedazzled, directed by Harold Ramis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Art Of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Julius Tapert. In that special week people in US were listening to Heartbreaker by Mariah Carey. Bringing Out the Dead, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1999.

1998

Show Me Love directed by Lukas Moodysson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Erin Riley. In UK Something About The Way You Look / Candle In The Wind by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. A Life Less Ordinary, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Man Who Listens To Horses by Monty Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1997.

1996

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride directed by Terry Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Billy Unger. In UK Fairground by Simply Red was in the top 5 hits. Now and Then, directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Buffett by Roger Lowenstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Laineybot . In UK Saturday Night by Whigfield was in the top 5 hits. The Swan Princess, directed by Richard Rich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Debt Of Honor by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Caroline Garcia. In that special week people in US were listening to Dreamlover by Mariah Carey. Me and the Kid, directed by Dan Curtis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Client by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bryce Harper. In that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. Pure Country, directed by Christopher Cain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Before And After by Rosellen Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Edward Grimes. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Curly Sue, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Marcelina Sowa. In that special week people in US were listening to Praying For Time by George Michael. Dances with Wolves, directed by Kevin Costner, 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: 16 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Meaghan Waller. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Fat Man and Little Boy, directed by Roland Joffé, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Lost Years by J.M. Dillard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sham Idrees. In that special week people in US were listening to Red Red Wine '88 by UB40. Headhunter, directed by Francis Schaeffer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Lives Of John Lennon by Albert Goldman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Seungho (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Here I Go Again by Whitesnake. The Sicilian, directed by Michael Cimino, 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: 16 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Inna (singer). In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. From Beyond, directed by Stuart Gordon, 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: 16 October 1986.

1985

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Mélissa Lauren. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Crimes of Passion, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Outsider by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Loreen (singer). In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. The Key, directed by Tinto Brass, 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: 16 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Frédéric Michalak. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. The Sender, directed by Roger Christian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Princess by Robert Lacey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1982.

1981

Keep It Simple by Marian Burros was one of the best seller of 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Jackson. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. It's My Turn, directed by Claudia Weill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Random Winds by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Kristy Hinze. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson. Meteor, directed by Ronald Neame, 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: 16 October 1979.

1978

The Sister of Ursula directed by Enzo Milioni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include John Mayer. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals, directed by Joe D'Amato, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Roots by Alex Haley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rachid Badouri. In that special week people in US were listening to A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy. God Told Me To, directed by Larry Cohen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Christophe Maé. In UK Hold Me Close by David Essex was in the top 5 hits. Inn of the Damned, directed by Terry Bourke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Without Feathers by Woody Allen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Paul Kariya. In that special week people in US were listening to I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John. Stardust, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Cashelmara by Susan Howatch was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Justin Credible. In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Paper Chase, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Mary Powell. In that special week people in US were listening to Ben by Michael Jackson. Wedding in White, directed by William Fruet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Grégory Lefebvre. In that special week people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart. The Organization, directed by Don Medford, 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: 16 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Mehmet Scholl. In that special week people in US were listening to Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond. The Wizard of Gore, directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Wendy Wilson. In that special week people in US were listening to Sugar, Sugar by The Archies. Moon Zero Two, directed by Roy Ward Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Kingdom And The Power by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elsa Zylberstein. In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits. The Magus, directed by Guy Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Davina McCall. In that special week people in US were listening to The Letter by The Box Tops. Clambake, directed by Arthur H. Nadel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. A Second-Hand Life by Charles Jackson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Mary McGlynn. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. Spinout, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1966.

1965

The Wise Guys directed by Robert Enrico was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Jung Jin-young. In UK Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits. Rajkumar, directed by K. Shankar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elie Semoun. In that special week people in US were listening to Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer. Mary, Mary, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, 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: 16 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Flea (musician). In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits. Ohne Krimi geht die Mimi nie ins Bett, directed by Franz Antel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1962.

1961

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best seller of 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leila Pinheiro. In that special week people in US were listening to Mr. Custer by Larry Verne. The Millionairess, directed by Anthony Asquith, 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: 16 October 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Manolo Saiz. In UK Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. The Wonderful Country, directed by Robert Parrish, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Tim Robbins. In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. Panda and the Magic Serpent, directed by Taiji Yabushita, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Russian Revolution by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Jacques Viguier. In that special week people in US were listening to Honeycomb by Jimmie Rodgers. The Tin Star, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Letter From Peking by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Marin Alsop. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Julie, directed by Andrew L. Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1956.

1955

Grandfather Stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams was one of the best seller of 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1955.

1954

Lease of Life directed by Charles Frend was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1954.

1953

Come, My Beloved by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best seller of 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ron Taylor (actor). Battle Zone, directed by Lesley Selander, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. I Go Pogo by Walt Kelly was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1952.

1951

The Magic Carpet directed by Lew Landers was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1951.

1950

Aventurera directed by Alberto Gout was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1950.

1949

The Dalton Gang directed by Ford Beebe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1949.

1948

A Song Is Born directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1948.

1947

Return of the Bad Men directed by Ray Enright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1947.

1945

Paris Underground directed by Gregory Ratoff was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1945.

1944

One Mysterious Night directed by Budd Boetticher was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1944.

1943

Son of Dracula directed by Robert Siodmak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1943.

1942

For Me and My Gal directed by Busby Berkeley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1942.

1941

Spooks Run Wild directed by Phil Rosen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 October 1940.

1939

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1939.

1938

Listen, Darling directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1938.

1937

The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel directed by Hanns Schwarz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1937.

1936

Ambush Valley directed by Bernard B. Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1936.

1935

The Lady in Scarlet directed by Charles Lamont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1935.

1934

What Every Woman Knows directed by Gregory La Cava was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1934.

1933

Ace of Aces directed by J. Walter Ruben was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1933.

1932

Red Dust directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1932.

1931

Platinum Blonde directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1931.

1930

The Silver Horde directed by George Archainbaud was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1930.

1928

Show People directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1928.

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: 16 October 1917.