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2018

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L?Engle was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Regression, directed by Alejandro Amenábar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2016.

2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service directed by Matthew Vaughn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2015.

2014

All Joy And No Fun by Jennifer Senior was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2014.

2012

Safe House directed by Daniel Espinosa was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2012.

2011

Just Go with It directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2011.

2010

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief directed by Chris Columbus was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. Jumper, directed by Doug Liman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2008.

2007

Bridge to Terabithia directed by Gabor Csupo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2007.

2006

Alpha Dog directed by Nick Cassavetes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2006.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Kylie Rogers. In that special week people in US were listening to Slow Jamz by Twista. 50 First Dates, directed by Peter Segal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The Privilege Of Youth by Dave Pelzer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2004.

2003

Old School directed by Todd Phillips was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Christian Cimorelli. In that special week people in US were listening to Always On Time by Ja Rule. The Count of Monte Cristo, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Up Country by Nelson DeMille was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2002.

2001

Sweet November directed by Pat O'Connor was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chance Pena. In that special week people in US were listening to I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden. Pitch Black, directed by David Twohy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 2000.

1999

Payback directed by Brian Helgeland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Chwe Hansol. In that special week people in US were listening to Nice & Slow by Usher. Sphere, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Sharp Edges by Jayne Ann Krentz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Clint Massey. In that special week people in US were listening to Wannabe by The Spice Girls. Chasing Amy, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Small Town Girl by LaVyrle Spencer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Regan Gascoigne. In UK Spaceman by Babylon Zoo was in the top 5 hits. Happy Gilmore, directed by Dennis Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Moor'S Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Hansol . In that special week people in US were listening to Take A Bow by Madonna. The Quick and the Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include J-Hope . In that special week people in US were listening to The Power Of Love by Celine Dion. Reality Bites, directed by Ben Stiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Book Of Virtues by William J. Bennett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Eric Dunn. In UK No Limit by 2 Unlimited was in the top 5 hits. Groundhog Day, directed by Harold Ramis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Along Came A Spider by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Logan Miller. In UK Stay by Shakespear's Sister was in the top 5 hits. Wayne's World, directed by Penelope Spheeris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Molly Ivins Can'T Say That by Molly Ivins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Malese Jow. In UK 3AM Eternal by The KLF featuring The Children Of The Revolution was in the top 5 hits. Nothing But Trouble, directed by Dan Aykroyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Patrimony by Philip Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Park Shin-hye. In that special week people in US were listening to Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul. Revenge, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Mina Cvetković. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, directed by Stephen Herek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Anything For Billy by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maiara Walsh. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Hairspray, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Vicente Guaita. In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. Mannequin, directed by Michael Gottlieb, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Panic Of '89 by Paul Erdman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Dumbfoundead . In UK When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) by Billy Ocean was in the top 5 hits. Quicksilver, directed by Tom Donnelly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. On The Road With Charles Kuralt by Charles Kuralt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Amélie Cazé. In UK I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson was in the top 5 hits. Witness, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Brain by Richard M. Restak was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Smoke Dza. In UK Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Once Upon a Time in America, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Wesley Schultz. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. The King of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Claudia Cedro. In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits. Quest for Fire, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. On TV people were watching De película.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1982.

1981

Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best seller of 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Regina Spektor. In that special week people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. Mad Max, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Julia Greville. In that special week people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Myriam El Khomri. In that special week people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees. Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Kristoffer Polaha. In that special week people in US were listening to New Kid In Town by Eagles. Wizards, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Changing by Liv Ullmann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chanda Rubin. In that special week people in US were listening to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Gary Neville. In UK January by Pilot was in the top 5 hits. The Stepford Wives, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jillian Michaels. In UK Tiger Feet by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Plain Speaking by Merle Miller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Claude Makelele. In that special week people in US were listening to Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack. The Harder They Come, directed by Perry Henzell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Brown. In that special week people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson. Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Paul Bruwier. In that special week people in US were listening to One Bad Apple by The Osmonds. Get Carter, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Greening Of America by Charles Reich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Laure Marsac. In that special week people in US were listening to Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly & the Family Stone. The Party at Kitty and Stud's, directed by Morton Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Alexander Mogilny. In UK (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was in the top 5 hits. Sweet Charity, directed by Bob Fosse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Molly Ringwald. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra. Five Million Years to Earth, directed by Roy Ward Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Roberto Baggio. In that special week people in US were listening to Kind Of A Drag by The Buckinghams. The War Game, directed by Peter Watkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Dimitri Konyshev. In UK These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. The Chase, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Billion Dollar Brain by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Dr Dre. In UK It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. The Greatest Story Ever Told, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Rector Of Justin by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Matt Dillon. In that special week people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles. The Fire Within, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Confessions Of An Advertising Man by David Ogilvy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michel Der Zakarian. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Paula by Paul and Paula. The Raven, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. On TV people were watching Fernfahrer.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Marianne James. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Hironobu Kageyama. In that special week people in US were listening to Calcutta by Lawrence Welk. Gold of the Seven Saints, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Fate Is The Hunter by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Greta Scacchi. In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits. Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Jayne Atkinson. In that special week people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price. House on Haunted Hill, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The King Must Die by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1959.

1958

Peter Freuchen'S Book Of The Seven Seas by Peter Freuchen and David Loth was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Vanna White. In UK The Garden Of Eden by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. Funny Face, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Fbi Story by Don Whitehead was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Bidzina Ivanishvili. In that special week people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters. Carousel, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Herblock'S Here And Now by Herbert Block was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Monet Robier. In UK Softly Softly by Ruby Murray was in the top 5 hits. The Wages of Fear, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 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: 18 February 1955.

1954

The Glenn Miller Story directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1954.

1953

The Naked Spur directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Juice Newton. Viva Zapata!, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Melville Goodwin, Usa by John Marquand was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1952.

1951

Operation Pacific directed by George Waggner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1951.

1950

Cinderella directed by Clyde Geronimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1950.

1949

Caught directed by Max Opuls was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1949.

1948

Call Northside 777 directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1948.

1947

Angel and the Badman directed by James Edward Grant was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1947.

1946

Gilda directed by Charles Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1946.

1945

The Three Caballeros directed by Norman Ferguson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1945.

1944

Passage to Marseille directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1944.

1943

Journey Into Fear directed by Norman Foster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1943.

1942

To Be or Not to Be directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1942.

1941

The Strawberry Blonde directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1941.

1940

A Chump at Oxford directed by Alfred Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1940.

1939

Stagecoach directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1939.

1938

A Yank at Oxford directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1938.

1937

The Good Earth directed by Sidney Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1937.

1936

The Prisoner of Shark Island directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1936.

1935

The Scarlet Pimpernel directed by Harold Young was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1935.

1934

The Lost Patrol directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1934.

1933

Mystery of the Wax Museum directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1933.

1932

Shanghai Express directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1932.

1931

Illicit directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1931.

1930

City Girl directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1930.

1929

The Canary Murder Case directed by Malcolm St. Clair was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1929.

1928

The Crowd directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1928.

1927

It directed by Clarence G. Badger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1927.

1925

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

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1925.

1924

The Marriage Circle directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1924.

1923

Salome directed by Charles Bryant was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1923.

1922

Moran of the Lady Letty directed by George Melford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1922.

1921

Seven Years Bad Luck directed by Max Linder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1921.

1919

Don't Change Your Husband directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1919.

1918

Tarzan of the Apes directed by Scott Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1918.

1917

Blind Justice directed by Benjamin Christensen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1917.

1915

The Birth of a Nation directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 February 1915.