October 17

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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

David And Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell 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

Quantum of Solace directed by Marc Forster was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

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

The Incredibles directed by Brad Bird 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 that special week people in US were listening to Dilemma by Nelly. Cheats, directed by Andrew Gurland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Leadership by Rudolph W. Giuliani with Ken Kurson 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 (Democrat). 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. It'S Not About The Bike by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins 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. Thinner, directed by Tom Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Legend by Jude Deveraux 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 that special week people in US were listening to Fantasy by Mariah Carey. Vampire in Brooklyn, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. My American Journey by Colin Powell with Joseph E. Persico 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. No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin 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. Fatal Instinct, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes 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 Senator by Richard E. Burke with William and Marilyn Hoffer 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. Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle 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. Looking For A Ship by John McPhee 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 Russia House by John le Carré 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. Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler 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 UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Aenigma, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Beloved by Toni Morrison 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. Foundation And Earth by Isaac Asimov 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 UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. Evils of the Night, directed by Mohammed Rustam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut 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 UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. American Dreamer, directed by Rick Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Miko by Eric Van Lustbader 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 that special week people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler. Papy fait de la résistance, directed by Jean-Marie Poiré, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Out On A Limb by Shirley MacLaine 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 UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. Galaxy of Terror, directed by Bruce D. Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Luciano'S Luck by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). 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. Fanny by Erica Jong 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. Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1979.

1978

Halloween directed by John Carpenter 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 Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 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 that special week people in US were listening to Disco Duck (Part 1) by Rick Dees. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson 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 UK Hold Me Close by David Essex was in the top 5 hits. 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 UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. Phantom of the Paradise, directed by Brian De Palma, 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 Bruce Toussaint. In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. 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

Fire In The Lake by Frances Fitzgerald was one of the best seller of 1972.

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

1971

Famous people born on this day include Andy Whitfield. In UK Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Duck, You Sucker, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was one of the best selling books.
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. Up The Organization by Robert Townsend 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Can't Get Next To You by The Temptations. Downhill Racer, directed by Michael Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. My Life With Jacqueline Kennedy by Mary Barelli Gallagher 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Ziggy Marley. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. Ice Station Zebra, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg 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 that special week people in US were listening to To Sir With Love by Lulu. Indomptable Angélique, directed by Bernard Borderie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. A Second-Hand Life by Charles Jackson 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. Human Sexual Response by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson 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 UK Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits. The Americanization of Emily, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Norm Macdonald. In that special week people in US were listening to Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer. Contempt, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. City Of Night by John Rechy 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 UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits. The Manchurian Candidate, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1962.

1961

El Cid directed by Anthony Mann 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. Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis 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 that special week people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. Beast from Haunted Cave, directed by Monte Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White 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 Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith 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 UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Ride Out for Revenge, directed by Bernard Girard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier 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. The Unicorn And Other Poems by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1956.

1955

King's Rhapsody directed by Herbert Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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. Away All Boats by Kenneth Dodson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 October 1954.

1953

Take the High Ground! directed by Richard Brooks 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Dan Franck. The Assassin, directed by Ralph Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Happy Return by Angela Mackail Thirkell 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

Wild Horse Phantom directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Bullets and Saddles directed by Anthony Marshall 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

How Green Was My Valley directed by John Ford 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

A Woman Rebels directed by Mark Sandrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1934

The Captain Hates the Sea directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

The Kennel Murder Case directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

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.