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2017

Please Stand By directed by Ben Lewin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 2017.

2014

Interstellar directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

The Liberty Amendments by Mark R. Levin was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 2013.

2012

Skyfall directed by Sam Mendes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2010

Unstoppable directed by Tony Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Not Since You directed by Jeff Stephenson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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.. Quantum of Solace, directed by Marc Forster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Anathem by Neal Stephenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 2008.

2006

Devil's Den directed by Jeff Burr was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

Jarhead directed by Sam Mendes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 2005.

2004

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason directed by Beeban Kidron was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

2002

Famous people born on this day include BeautyNezz . In UK The Long And Winding Road / Suspicious Minds by Will Young & Gareth Gates was in the top 5 hits. Cheats, directed by Andrew Gurland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 2002.

2001

K-PAX directed by Iain Softley was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

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

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ryan Smith. In that special week people in US were listening to Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You) by Christina Aguilera. Charlie's Angels, directed by McG, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Natural Blonde by Liz Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 2000.

1999

The Insider directed by Michael Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1998

Still Crazy directed by Brian Gibson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1998.

1997

Red Corner directed by Jon Avnet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Kasper Tait. In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. High School High, directed by Hart Bochner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. My Many Colored Days by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Jamal Adams. In UK Fairground by Simply Red was in the top 5 hits. Vampire in Brooklyn, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include NoahJ456 . In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. Secret Games 3, directed by Gregory Dark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Wild Horses by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Witney Carson. In that special week people in US were listening to Dreamlover by Mariah Carey. Fatal Instinct, directed by Carl Reiner, 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: 17 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Haefeli Twins. In that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. Rich in Love, directed by Bruce Beresford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Madison Burge. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Billy Bathgate, directed by Robert Benton, 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: 17 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Bianca Bree. In that special week people in US were listening to I Don't Have The Heart by James Ingram. Sibling Rivalry, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Stand by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Tokio Emoto. In that special week people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. Shocker, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yuko Oshima. In that special week people in US were listening to Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins. Red Scorpion, directed by Joseph Zito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Bea Alonzo. In that special week people in US were listening to Lost In Emotion by Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam. Aenigma, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Time Flies by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include TJ Schiller. In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Wraith, directed by Mike Marvin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Regrets Only by Sally Quinn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Max Irons. In that special week people in US were listening to Take On Me by A-Ha. Evils of the Night, directed by Mohammed Rustam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Chris Lowell. In that special week people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder. American Dreamer, directed by Rick Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Felicity Jones. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. Papy fait de la résistance, directed by Jean-Marie Poiré, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Heartburn by Nora Ephron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Nick Riewoldt. In that special week people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. Tenebre, directed by Dario Argento, 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: 17 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Holly Holm. In that special week people in US were listening to Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross. Halloween II, directed by Rick Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Theory Z by William G. Ouchi was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Yekaterina Gamova. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Permanent Vacation, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Kimi Räikkönen. In that special week people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert. The Great Santini, directed by Lewis John Carlino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1979.

1978

Comes a Horseman directed by Alan J. Pakula was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include André Villas-Boas. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. The Serpent's Egg, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Immigrants by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brooke Richards. In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Ordinary People by Judith Guest was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Vina Morales. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka. The Teasers, directed by Michele Massimo Tarantini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Circus by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Macfadyen. In that special week people in US were listening to Nothing From Nothing by Billy Preston. The Working Girls, directed by Stephanie Rothman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bruce Toussaint. In that special week people in US were listening to Angie by The Rolling Stones. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, directed by Hall Bartlett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1973.

1972

My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1972.

1971

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was one of the best seller of 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Jay McGillis. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be There by Jackson 5. Husbands, directed by John Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Ernie Els. In UK I'll Never Fall In Love Again by Bobbie Gentry was in the top 5 hits. Downhill Racer, directed by Michael Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ziggy Marley. In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits. Ice Station Zebra, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Case Against Congress by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Nathalie Tauziat. In UK Massachusetts by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Indomptable Angélique, directed by Bernard Borderie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. An Operational Necessity by Gwyn Griffin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Mark Gatiss. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. Ride in the Whirlwind, directed by Monte Hellman, 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: 17 October 1966.

1965

Die, Monster, Die! directed by Daniel Haller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Dana Allman. In that special week people in US were listening to Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann. The Americanization of Emily, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Invisible Government by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Norm Macdonald. In UK Do You Love Me? by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. The Incredible Journey, directed by Fletcher Markle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. My Darling Clementine by Jack Fishman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Mike Judge. In that special week people in US were listening to Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett. The Manchurian Candidate, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1962.

1961

The Giant of Metropolis directed by Umberto Scarpelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

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

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rob Marshall. In that special week people in US were listening to Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters. The Child Buyer by John Hersey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Ron Drummond. In UK Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Beast from Haunted Cave, directed by Monte Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. New Face In The Mirror by Yael Dayan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Alan Jackson. In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. Party Girl, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Image Makers by Bernard Dryer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Lawrence Bender. In that special week people in US were listening to Honeycomb by Jimmie Rodgers. Joe Dakota, directed by Richard Bartlett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Henri Giscard d'Estaing. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Brave One, directed by Irving Rapper, 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 October 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Sam Bottoms. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. King's Rhapsody, directed by Herbert Wilcox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Susan Stroman. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. Black Widow, directed by Nunnally Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Remarkable Mr. Jerome by Anita Leslie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1954.

1953

Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin was one of the best seller of 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dan Franck. Flat Top, directed by Lesley Selander, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1952.

1951

Unknown World directed by Terry O. Morse was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Copper Canyon directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Everybody Does It directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

June Bride directed by Bretaigne Windust was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Christmas Eve directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Wife Wanted directed by Phil Karlson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Johnny Angel directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

One Body Too Many directed by Frank McDonald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Guadalcanal Diary directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

The Moon and Sixpence directed by Albert Lewin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

All-American Co-Ed directed by LeRoy Prinz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

Christmas in July directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Torture Ship directed by Victor Halperin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Brother Rat directed by William Keighley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Stand-In directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

The House of Secrets directed by Roland D. Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1934

Marie Galante directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1932

Night After Night directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

1931

Consolation Marriage directed by Paul Sloane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

Way for a Sailor directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1930.

1929

Woman to Woman directed by Victor Saville was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1927

Dress Parade directed by Donald Crisp was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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