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2017

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2015

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande was one of the best seller of 2015.

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

2014

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2013

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon was one of the best seller of 2013.

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

2011

Contagion directed by Steven Soderbergh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Easy A directed by Will Gluck was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Up in the Air directed by Jason Reitman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2007

The Kingdom directed by Peter Berg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

Famous people born on this day include India Tanovic. In that special week people in US were listening to SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. The Lives of Others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Inside My Heart by Robin McGraw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 2006.

2005

Lord of War directed by Andrew Niccol was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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

2003

Love Me If You Dare directed by Yann Samuell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 2003.

2002

Mother India directed by Mehboob was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Mia Diaz. In UK Let's Dance by Five was in the top 5 hits. Jeepers Creepers, directed by Victor Salva, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Black House by Stephen King, Peter Strau was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Music by Madonna. Almost Famous, directed by Cameron Crowe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Huttlestone. In UK Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit Of...) by Lou Bega was in the top 5 hits. Armour of God, directed by Jackie Chan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Yesterday, I Cried by Iyanla Vanzant was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Margaux Hakkaart. In that special week people in US were listening to I Don't Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith. Rounders, directed by John Dahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Tell Me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Elena Kampouris. In that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Mariah Carey. The Game, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Serpent'S Tooth by Faye Kellerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Ella Purnell. In UK Ready Or Not by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. Sling Blade, directed by Billy Bob Thornton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Servant of the Bones by Anne Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1996.

1995

Hackers directed by Iain Softley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

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

1994

Famous people born on this day include Denyse Tontz. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. Timecop, directed by Peter Hyams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Baseball by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Alfie Deyes. In that special week people in US were listening to Dreamlover by Mariah Carey. The Age of Innocence, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Pigs In Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). In UK Ebeneezer Goode by The Shamen was in the top 5 hits. Sneakers, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Truman by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Minako Kotobuki. In that special week people in US were listening to I Adore Mi Amor by Color Me Badd. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, directed by Rachel Talalay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Fire In The Belly by Sam Keen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Pixie Geldof. In that special week people in US were listening to Release Me by Wilson Phillips. Hardware, directed by Richard Stanley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. You Just Don'T Understand by Deborah Tannen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Danielle Brooks. In that special week people in US were listening to Girl I'm Gonna Miss You by Milli Vanilli. Sea of Love, directed by Harold Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mathieu Bastareaud. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Worry Be Happy (Edit) by Bobby McFerrin. The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Shining Through by Susan Isaacs was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Tim Burton. In UK Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley was in the top 5 hits. Fatal Attraction, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Team Yankee by Harold Coyle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1987.

1986

I'Ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz was one of the best seller of 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Tomáš Berdych. In that special week people in US were listening to Money For Nothing by Dire Straits. After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Lucky by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Eugenia Volodina. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Ninja III: The Domination, directed by Sam Firstenberg, 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 September 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Pena. In UK Red Red Wine by UB40 was in the top 5 hits. Fire and Ice, directed by Ralph Bakshi, 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 September 1983.

1982

Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw was one of the best seller of 1982.

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

1981

Famous people born on this day include Bakary Koné. In that special week people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. Mommie Dearest, directed by Frank Perry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Jane Brody'S Nutrition Book by Jane Brody was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tizy Bone. In UK Feels Like I'm In Love by Kelly Marie was in the top 5 hits. Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Chuck Comeau. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Time After Time, directed by Nicholas Meyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The White Album by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Sheeri Cabral. In that special week people in US were listening to Boogie Oogie Oogie by Taste Of Honey, A. Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Born and Bred.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1978.

1977

Dynasty by Robert S. Elegant was one of the best seller of 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thierry Marquet. In that special week people in US were listening to Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. Bugsy Malone, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Dolores by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1976.

1975

Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer was one of the best seller of 1975.

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

1974

Famous people born on this day include Rasheed Wallace. In UK Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas was in the top 5 hits. Turkish Delight, directed by Paul Verhoeven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ada Choi. In that special week people in US were listening to Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye. Day for Night, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Brian Henry. In UK Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade was in the top 5 hits. The Last House on the Left, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Super Lawyers by Joseph C. Goulden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Adriana Karembeu. In UK Hey Girl Don't Bother Me by The Tams was in the top 5 hits. The Man Who Haunted Himself, directed by Basil Dearden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Theirs Was The Kingdom by R.F. Delderfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Mark Brunell. In that special week people in US were listening to Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross. Five Easy Pieces, directed by Bob Rafelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Settle. In UK Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival was in the top 5 hits. All Neat in Black Stockings, directed by Christopher Morahan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. My Turn At Bat by Ted Williams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Anastacia . In that special week people in US were listening to Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley. The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet by Irwin Maxwell Stillman and Samm Sinclair Baker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Malik Yoba. In that special week people in US were listening to The Letter by The Box Tops. Point Blank, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. A Modern Priest Looks At His Outdated Church by James J. Kavanaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Rousseau. In that special week people in US were listening to Cherish by The Association. The Appaloosa, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Kyle Chandler. In UK (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Les vampires, directed by Louis Feuillade, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Man With The Golden Gun by Ian Fleming was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Franck Piccard. In UK You Really Got Me by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits. Topkapi, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Mother'S Kisses by Bruce Jay Friedman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Wm Sims. In that special week people in US were listening to Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton. Harakiri, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Joy In The Morning by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Baz Luhrmann. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. Divorce Italian Style, directed by Pietro Germi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Men And Decisions by Lewis L. Strauss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Ty Tabor. In that special week people in US were listening to Take Good Care Of My Baby by Bobby Vee. The City of the Dead, directed by John Moxey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Road Past Mandalay by John Masters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Damon Hill. In UK Apache by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. Let's Make Love, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The View From The Fortieth Floor by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Pierre Le Bigaut. In that special week people in US were listening to The Three Bells by The Browns. The Magician, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Janez Janša. In UK When by The Kalin Twins was in the top 5 hits. The Blob, directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Greg Kelser. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Woman in a Dressing Gown, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Velvet Horn by Andrew Lytle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1957.

1956

Lust for Life directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Keith Morris. In that special week people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. Journey to Italy, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Joel-Francois Durand. In UK Three Coins In The Fountain by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Brigadoon, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Mind Alive by Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1954.

1953

The Robe directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jerôme Bonaldi. The Snows of Kilimanjaro, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1952.

1951

Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

The Black Rose directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

The Fighting Kentuckian directed by George Waggner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Johnny Belinda directed by Jean Negulesco was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Dark Passage directed by Delmer Daves was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Caesar and Cleopatra directed by Gabriel Pascal was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

State Fair directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Arsenic and Old Lace directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Sherlock Holmes Faces Death directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

The Major and the Minor directed by Billy Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

Hold Back the Dawn directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

Boom Town directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes directed by Alfred Werker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Too Hot to Handle directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

The Lower Depths directed by Jean Renoir was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

My Man Godfrey directed by Gregory La Cava was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Top Hat directed by Mark Sandrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

The Scarlet Empress directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Berkeley Square directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

Pack Up Your Troubles directed by George Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

1931

Waterloo Bridge directed by James Whale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

Storm Over Asia directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1929

The Great Divide directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1928

The Docks of New York directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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

1927

College directed by James W. Horne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

3 Bad Men directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1926.

1925

The Primrose Path directed by Harry O. Hoyt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1924

The Red Lily directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1924.

1923

Scaramouche directed by Rex Ingram was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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

1922

The Prisoner of Zenda directed by Rex Ingram was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1922.

1921

Little Lord Fauntleroy directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 September 1921.

1920

Lederstrumpf, 1. Teil: Der Wildtöter und Chingachgook directed by Arthur Wellin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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

1914

The Virginian directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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

1909

Sherlock Holmes V directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909.

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