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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Seven Seconds, directed by Tim Coakley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson was one of the best selling books.
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

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken directed by Daniel Alfredson 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

Columbus Circle directed by George Gallo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

The Confession by John Grisham 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 UK Now You're Gone by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz was in the top 5 hits. Taken, directed by Pierre Morel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Duma Key: A Novel by Stephen King 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

After the Wedding directed by Susanne Bier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2004

Starsky & Hutch directed by Todd Phillips 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 that special week people in US were listening to All I Have by Jennifer Lopez. Cradle 2 the Grave, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 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. Tishomingo Blues by Elmore Leonard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2002.

2001

The Brothers directed by Gary Hardwick 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 UK Rise by Gabrielle was in the top 5 hits. Wonder Boys, directed by Curtis Hanson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 2000.

1999

The Other Sister directed by Garry Marshall 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. Krippendorf's Tribe, directed by Todd Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Sharp Edges by Jayne Ann Krentz 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 that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Donnie Brasco, directed by Mike Newell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Total Control by David Baldacci 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 UK Spaceman by Babylon Zoo was in the top 5 hits. Before and After, directed by Barbet Schroeder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. That Camden Summer by LaVyrle Spencer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Madison Keys. In that special week people in US were listening to Creep by TLC. The Hunted, directed by J.F. Lawton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Daisy-Head Mayzie by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Angie Miller. In that special week people in US were listening to The Power Of Love by Celine Dion. No Escape, directed by Martin Campbell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld 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. Falling Down, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Along Came A Spider by James Patterson 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. Howards End, directed by James Ivory, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Bygones by LaVyrle Spencer 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. Shattered, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Magic Hour by Susan Isaacs 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. Spontaneous Combustion, directed by Tobe Hooper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. White Ninja by Eric V. Lustbader 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 UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. Je suis le seigneur du château, directed by Régis Wargnier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman 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 that special week people in US were listening to Seasons Change by Expose. Bloodsport, directed by Newt Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Thai Horse by William Diehl 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. Some Kind of Wonderful, directed by Howard Deutch, 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 UK When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) by Billy Ocean was in the top 5 hits. At Close Range, directed by James Foley, 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 that special week people in US were listening to Careless Whisper by Wham!. The Purple Rose of Cairo, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon 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 UK Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Swann in Love, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Nerve Endings by William Martin 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 that special week people in US were listening to Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin. Sheer Madness, directed by Margarethe von Trotta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Emerald by Phyllis A. Whitney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1983.

1982

Cujo by Stephen King 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 UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits. Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen, directed by Clive Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Cosmos by Carl Sagan 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. Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1980.

1979

Paloverde by Jacqueline Briskin 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. Daniel Martin by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1978.

1977

Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best seller of 1977.

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. Nightwork by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1976.

1975

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

But much more happened, find out here: 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. Cosell by Howard Cosell 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. Walking Tall, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault 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. Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese 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 UK My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was in the top 5 hits. One Brief Summer, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh 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. Le Boucher, directed by Claude Chabrol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace 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 that special week people in US were listening to Everyday People by Sly & the Family Stone. The Milky Way, directed by Luis Buñuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Day Kennedy Was Shot by Jim Bishop 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 Economics Of Crisis by Eliot Janeway 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. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson 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. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes 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 UK I'll Never Find Another You by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, directed by Freddie Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. My Years With General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan 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. Bay of Angels, directed by Jacques Demy, 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. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Joëlle Milquet. In that special week people in US were listening to Calcutta by Lawrence Welk. The Canadians, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. In A Summer Season by Elizabeth Taylor was one of the best selling books.
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. Carry on, Constable, directed by Gerald Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard 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 UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. No Name on the Bullet, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Wedemeyer Reports! by General Albert C. Wedemeyer 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. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver 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 True Story of Jesse James, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. These Thousand Hills by A.B. Guthrie Jr 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. Jumping for Joy, directed by John Paddy Carstairs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1956.

1955

The Devil's General directed by Helmut Käutner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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

1954

Executive Suite directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 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. The Second Happiest Day by John Phillips 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. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1952.

1951

Cry Danger directed by Robert Parrish was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Three Came Home directed by Jean Negulesco 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

The Three Weird Sisters directed by Daniel Birt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Carnegie Hall directed by Edgar G. Ulmer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

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

The Mad Doctor of Market Street directed by Joseph H. Lewis 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.

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

Assassin of Youth directed by Elmer Clifton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1936

Wife vs. Secretary directed by Clarence Brown 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

Beggars in Ermine directed by Phil Rosen 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

The Skin Game directed by Alfred Hitchcock 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.

1914

The Man Who Came Back directed by Glen Pitre was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 February 1914.