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2017

16th Seduction by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2015

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

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

2014

Fury directed by David Ayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2011

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 October 2009.

2007

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

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

2006

The Prestige directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2003

Famous people born on this day include John Brown. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Boy by Beyonce. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, directed by Marcus Nispel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. 2nd Chance by James Patterson, Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 2003.

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. The Rules of Attraction, directed by Roger Avary, 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 October 2002.

2001

Serendipity directed by Peter Chelsom 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 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. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 2000.

1999

Dogma directed by Kevin Smith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1997

Bean directed by Mel Smith 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 UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits. Underground, directed by Emir Kusturica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen 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 Alexandria. In UK Fairground by Simply Red was in the top 5 hits. Strange Days, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook 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. Little Giants, directed by Duwayne Dunham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton 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 UK Boom! Shake The Room by Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was in the top 5 hits. The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett 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. A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert Redford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman 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 Alex Andre. 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. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani 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 Demetrius McKelvie. 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. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck 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 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. About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman 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 Christina Crawford. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. The Accused, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1988.

1987

Near Dark directed by Kathryn Bigelow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Chris Motionless. 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. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick 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 Sydney Simpson. 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. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker 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 Luke Rockhold. 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. Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs 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. Never Cry Wolf, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1983.

1982

Fitzcarraldo directed by Werner Herzog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982.

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

1981

The Evil Dead directed by Sam Raimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981.

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 Sarah Lamb. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. The Elephant Man, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson 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 Raikkonen. 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. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Pablo Iglesias Turrión. 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. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Dudu Aouate. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. Rolling Thunder, directed by John Flynn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion 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 Sebastian Abreu. In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal 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 Janne Aikala. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka. Rooster Cogburn, directed by Stuart Millar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller 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 Adeyeye Ogunwusi. In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. A Woman Under the Influence, directed by John Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan 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 Keith McKenzie. In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Way We Were, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Vicki Goetze. In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits. Last Tango in Paris, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1972.

1971

Murmur of the Heart directed by Louis Malle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

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

1970

The Baby Maker directed by James Bridges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Alfred Pupunu. 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. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov 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 Heather McDermid. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. Bullitt, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Airport by Arthur Haile 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 Allen West. 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. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor 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 Danny Ferry. In that special week people in US were listening to Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops. Spinout, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1966.

1965

The Cincinnati Kid directed by Norman Jewison was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

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

1964

Send Me No Flowers directed by Norman Jewison was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

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 Sergio Goycochea. In UK Do You Love Me? by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Tom Jones, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt 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 John Dorge. In that special week people in US were listening to Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett. Lola, directed by Jacques Demy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1962.

1961

King of Kings directed by Nicholas Ray 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 James Patrick Delsing. In that special week people in US were listening to Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters. Midnight Lace, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Act One by Moss Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1960.

1959

Pillow Talk directed by Michael Gordon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Blaine McCallister. 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. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb 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 Vincent Van Patten in Belrose. In that special week people in US were listening to Honeycomb by Jimmie Rodgers. Jailhouse Rock, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. A Hundred Hours To Suez by Robert Henriques 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 Robin LO Linschoten. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Around the World in Eighty Days, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 October 1954.

1953

The Big Heat directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 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 Howard E Rollins Jr in Baltimore. The Flowers of St. Francis, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1952.

1951

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Dark City directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1948

Macbeth directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carol Cole in West Medford. None But the Lonely Heart, directed by Clifford Odets, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 October 1942.

1941

The Devil and Daniel Webster directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1939

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

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gundaris Pone. A Bill of Divorcement, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 October 1931.

1930

Earth directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ivan Marinov. Kriemhild's Revenge, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 October 1927.

1926

The Great K & A Train Robbery directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 October 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Louis Benjamin. One Exciting Night, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 October 1921.

1920

A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 October 1918.

1917

Seven Keys to Baldpate directed by Hugh Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 October 1913.

1912

The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Paul I [Albino Luciano]. From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth, directed by Sidney Olcott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912. A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1912.

1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

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

1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1910.

1909

Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1909.

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1908.

1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1906.

1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1905.

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1904.

1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1903.

1902

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1902.

1901

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1901.