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2018

Red Sparrow directed by Francis Lawrence was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2018.

2016

Pandemic directed by John Suits was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2016.

2015

Almost Anything directed by Torre Catalano was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2015.

2014

The Bag Man directed by David Grovic was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2014.

2012

John Carter directed by Andrew Stanton was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2012.

2011

Marrying Daisy Bellamy by Susan Wiggs was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2011.

2010

The Crazies directed by Breck Eisner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. Spy School, directed by Mark Blutman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Beverly Hills Dead by Stuart Woods was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2008.

2007

Saturn in Opposition directed by Ferzan Ozpetek was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2007.

2006

Lucky Number Slevin directed by Paul McGuigan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2006.

2004

In Enemy Hands directed by Tony Giglio was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Federica Falzon. In UK All The Things She Said by Tatu was in the top 5 hits. Baberellas, directed by Chuck Cirino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Atkins for Life by Robert C. Atkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Kelly Sildaru. In UK Hero by Enrique Iglesias was in the top 5 hits. Abandon, directed by Stephen Gaghan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2002.

2001

Emil und die Detektive directed by Franziska Buch was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Aidan Alexander. In that special week people in US were listening to Thank God I Found You by Mariah Carey. Atlantis Found by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2000.

1999

Angel's Dance directed by David L. Corley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Mike Hammontree. In that special week people in US were listening to Nice & Slow by Usher. Dark City, directed by Alex Proyas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Tasha Farsaci. In UK Where Do You Go by No Mercy was in the top 5 hits. Latin Boys Go to Hell, directed by Ela Troyano, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Sasha Pieterse. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Bottle Rocket, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. A Simple Path by Lucinda Vardey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1996.

1995

Raging Heart by Sheila Weller was one of the best seller of 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Angie Miller. In UK Things Can Only Get Better by D:Ream was in the top 5 hits. Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Marc Márquez. In UK No Limit by 2 Unlimited was in the top 5 hits. Run and Kill, directed by Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The General'S Daughter by Nelson DeMille was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Meaghan Jette Martin. In UK Stay by Shakespear's Sister was in the top 5 hits. Vacas, directed by Julio Medem, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Den Of Thieves by James B. Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Ed Sheeran. In UK 3AM Eternal by The KLF featuring The Children Of The Revolution was in the top 5 hits. Khoon Ka Karz, directed by Mukul Anand, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Fourth K by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Marianne St-Gelais. In UK Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor was in the top 5 hits. A Tale of Springtime, directed by Éric Rohmer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Counterattack by W. E. B. Griffin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Chord Overstreet. In that special week people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul. Je suis le seigneur du château, directed by Régis Wargnier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Spy Hook by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Natascha Kampusch. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. The Tenants Of Time by Thomas Flanagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Joan Hartock. In UK I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by George Michael & Aretha Franklin was in the top 5 hits. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, directed by Chuck Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Ricardo Rodriguez. In that special week people in US were listening to How Will I Know by Whitney Houston. Caravaggio, directed by Derek Jarman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Comet by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Anne Curtis. In UK I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson was in the top 5 hits. The Shooting Party, directed by Alan Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Illusions Of Love by Cynthia Freeman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Claire Denamur. In that special week people in US were listening to Karma Chameleon by Culture Club. Swann in Love, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Peter Pan Syndrome by Dan Kiley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Amélie Bitoun. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. Sheer Madness, directed by Margarethe von Trotta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1983.

1982

Masquerade by Kit Williams was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Paris Hilton. In that special week people in US were listening to Celebration by Kool & The Gang. Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen, directed by Clive Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Brain by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jason Ritter. In that special week people in US were listening to Do That To Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille. Foxes, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1980.

1979

Nurse by Peggy Anderson was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Ashton Holmes. In that special week people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees. Bye Bye Monkey, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Black Marble by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Erin Cardillo. In that special week people in US were listening to Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Slap Shot, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Storm Warning by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelly Carlson. In that special week people in US were listening to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon. The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1976.

1975

Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jerry O'Connell. In UK Tiger Feet by Mud was in the top 5 hits. The House of Seven Corpses, directed by Paul Harrison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Burr by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Raphaël Ibañez. In UK Blockbuster by The Sweet was in the top 5 hits. Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman), directed by Roger Vadim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Billie Joe Armstrong. In UK Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip was in the top 5 hits. Piya Ka Ghar, directed by Basu Chatterjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Beyond Freedom And Dignity by B. F. Skinner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Denise Richards. In that special week people in US were listening to One Bad Apple by The Osmonds. One Brief Summer, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Crime In America by Ramsey Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Dominic Purcell. In that special week people in US were listening to Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly & the Family Stone. Dernier domicile connu, directed by José Giovanni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include David Douillet. In UK (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was in the top 5 hits. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, directed by Ronald Neame, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. A Small Town in Germany by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bari (Italy). In UK The Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Hour of the Wolf, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Chante Moore. In UK I'm A Believer by The Monkees was in the top 5 hits. Master Stroke, directed by Michele Lupo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Waiting For Winter by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Luc Robitaille. In UK These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Lord Love a Duck, directed by George Axelrod, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Leonardo Pieraccioni. In that special week people in US were listening to This Diamond Ring by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, directed by Freddie Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Founding Father by Richard J. Whalen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Michael Bay. In that special week people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles. Nightmare, directed by Freddie Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Jordan. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Paula by Paul and Paula. Le vice et la vertu, directed by Roger Vadim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Lou Diamond Phillips. In that special week people in US were listening to Duke Of Earl by Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler). Damn the Defiant!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Calories Don'T Count by Herman Taller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1962.

1961

Shadows On The Grass by Isak Dinesen was one of the best seller of 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shunji Kosugi. In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits. The Amazing Transparent Man, directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. This Is My God by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Aryeh Deri. In that special week people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price. No Name on the Bullet, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Best Of Everything by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Sergei Baltacha. In that special week people in US were listening to At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors. Paris Holiday, directed by Gerd Oswald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Loreena McKennitt. In that special week people in US were listening to Young Love by Tab Hunter. The Delinquents, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Blue Camellia by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Eric Pecout. In that special week people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters. Meet Me in Las Vegas, directed by Roy Rowland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1956.

1955

Three for the Show directed by H.C. Potter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1955.

1954

The Lady Of Arlington by Harnett T. Kane was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Annie Schreijer-Pierik. In UK Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes by Perry Como & The Ramblers was in the top 5 hits. Kansas Pacific, directed by Ray Nazarro, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Karin Büttner-Janz. At Sword's Point, directed by Lewis Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Spark Of Life by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1952.

1951

Fingerprints Don't Lie directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1951.

1950

No Man of Her Own directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1950.

1949

Bad Boy directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1949.

1948

Panhandle directed by Lesley Selander was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1948.

1947

Backlash directed by Eugene Forde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1947.

1946

Breakfast in Hollywood directed by Harold D. Schuster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1946.

1945

Leave It to Blondie directed by Abby Berlin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1945.

1944

The Navy Way directed by William Berke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1944.

1943

The Youngest Profession directed by Edward Buzzell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1943.

1942

Too Many Women directed by Bernard B. Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1942.

1941

Shadows on the Stairs directed by D. Ross Lederman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1941.

1940

Charlie Chan in Panama directed by Norman Foster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1940.

1939

Wife, Husband and Friend directed by Gregory Ratoff was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1939.

1938

Les nuits blanches de Saint-Pétersbourg directed by Jean Dréville was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1938.

1937

Paradise Express directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1937.

1936

Murder at Glen Athol directed by Frank R. Strayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1936.

1935

While the Patient Slept directed by Ray Enright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1935.

1934

Dancing Man directed by Albert Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1934.

1933

Liebelei directed by Max Ophüls was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1933.

1932

Texas Cyclone directed by D. Ross Lederman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1932.

1931

Kept Husbands directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1931.

1929

Arsenal directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1929.

1928

Stand and Deliver directed by Donald Crisp was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1928.

1927

White Gold directed by William K. Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1927.

1925

Lady of the Night directed by Monta Bell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1925.

1920

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari directed by Robert Wiene was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1920.

1911

The Padre directed by Jonathan Sobol was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1911.