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2017

Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2016

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett was one of the best seller of 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2016.

2015

Goosebumps directed by Rob Letterman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

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

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

2012

Famous people born on this day include Cairo Stevenson. In that special week people in US were listening to One More Night by Maroon 5. Red Dawn, directed by Dan Bradley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012. Better Than Normal by Dale Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2012.

2011

The Artist directed by Michel Hazanavicius was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

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

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Live Your Life by T.I.. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, directed by Mark Herman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2008.

2007

Paranormal Activity directed by Oren Peli was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

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: 16 October 2006.

2005

Havoc directed by Barbara Kopple was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2005.

2004

Shark Tale directed by Bibo Bergeron was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Princess Kritika of Nepal. In UK Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas was in the top 5 hits. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, directed by Marcus Nispel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The First Law by John Lescroart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 2003.

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: 16 October 2002.

2001

The Royal Tenenbaums directed by Wes Anderson 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. Pay It Forward, directed by Mimi Leder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Nora, Nora by Anne Rivers Siddons 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. Dogma, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Reaching To Heaven by James Van Praagh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 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. Boogie Nights, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. One Red Rose by Julie Garwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1997.

1996

Underground directed by Emir Kusturica was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

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

1995

Strange Days directed by Kathryn Bigelow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1995.

1994

Little Giants directed by Duwayne Dunham was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Jared Cohen. In that special week people in US were listening to Dreamlover by Mariah Carey. The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman 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 UK End Of The Road by Boyz II Men was in the top 5 hits. 1492: Conquest of Paradise, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Childhood by Bill Cosby 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 John and Edward Grimes. 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. The Rustlers Of West Fork by Louis L'Amour 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 Yohanna. In that special week people in US were listening to I Don't Have The Heart by James Ingram. Memphis Belle, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Book Of J by Harold Bloom 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 Dan Biggar. 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. Mutation by Robin Cook 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 Zoltan Stieber. The Accused, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The India Fan by Victoria Holt 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 Nicholas Massa. 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. Blues by John Hersey 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 . In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Casey Stoner. In that special week people in US were listening to Take On Me by A-Ha. Silver Bullet, directed by Daniel Attias, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. After The Reunion by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Melissa Lauren. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Blood Simple., directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Pet Sematary by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1984.

1983

Rumble Fish directed by Francis Ford Coppola was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Frederic Michalak. In that special week people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Max by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Caterina Scorsone. In that special week people in US were listening to Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross. The Evil Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
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 that special week people in US were listening to Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. Oh, God! Book II, directed by Gilbert Cates, 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 Nicola Blackwood. 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. Portraits by Cynthia Freeman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Abel Talamantez. 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. Kg 200 by J.D. Gilman and John Clive was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1978.

1977

Rolling Thunder directed by John Flynn was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977.

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 Ryan Fitzgerald. Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman 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 Jamila Wideman. 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. The Massacre At Fall Creek by Jessamyn West 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 Jermaine Lewis. In that special week people in US were listening to Nothing From Nothing by Billy Preston. A Woman Under the Influence, directed by John Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Snare Of The Hunter by Helen MacInnes 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 Maria Eugenia Larrain. 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. Portrait Of A Marriage by Nigel Nicolson 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 Darren Balmforth. 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. The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1972.

1971

Macbeth directed by Roman Polanski was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Adrian Murrell. 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. Down All The Days by Christy Brown 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 Darren McKenzie-Potter. 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. Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth 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 Scott Donie. In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits. The Boston Strangler, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Double Helix by James Watson 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 Joe Murphy. In that special week people in US were listening to To Sir With Love by Lulu. Reflections in a Golden Eye, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Plot by Irving Wallace 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 Donovan Right. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Kennedy by Theodore C. Sorensen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include German Titov. 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. A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Eric Kayser. 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. The Lost City by John Gunther 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 Missy Hyatt. 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. The Margaret Rudkin Pepperidge Farm Cookbook by Margaret Rudkin 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 Laura Coenen. 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. Ishi In Two Worlds by Theodora Kroeber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Chris Doleman. In that special week people in US were listening to Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles. King of Kings, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The White Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books.
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 Val Skinner. In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits. Midnight Lace, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Uncertain Trumpet by General Maxwell D. Taylor 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 Erkki-Sven Tuur. In UK Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Pillow Talk, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson 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 Eleftheria Arvanitaki. In that special week people in US were listening to It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards. The Seventh Seal, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens 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 Alex Fort Brescia. In that special week people in US were listening to Honeycomb by Jimmie Rodgers. Raintree County, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Far, Far The Mountain Peak by John Masters 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 James H Newman. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Giant, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Quiet American by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1956.

1955

Oklahoma! directed by Fred Zinnemann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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

1953

Famous people born on this day include Susan Pedersen. 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. From Here To Eternity by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
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 Boogie Mosson. The Flowers of St. Francis, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 October 1951.

1950

All About Eve directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Love Happy directed by David Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1946

My Darling Clementine directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Johnny Washbrook. Ministry of Fear, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 October 1943.

1942

In Which We Serve directed by Noel Coward was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 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

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

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Henry Jay Lewis. A Bill of Divorcement, directed by George Cukor, 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 October 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ann Morgan Guilbert. Kriemhild's Revenge, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Wintersmoon by Hugh Alpole was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 October 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Urquhart. One Exciting Night, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 October 1921.

1920

Kindred of the Dust by Peter B. Kyne was one of the best seller of 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 October 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: 16 October 1912.

1911

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

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1911.

1910

The Rosary Florence by L. Barcla was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1910.

1909

The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1909.

1908

The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1908.

1907

The Port of Missing Men by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1907.

1906

The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1906.

1905

The Clansman by Thomas Dixon, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1905.

1904

The Maquerader by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1904.

1903

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Hegan Rice was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1903.

1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1902.

1901

Eben Holden by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 October 1901.