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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Seven Seconds, directed by Tim Coakley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. Look for Me by Lisa Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2018.

2016

Pandemic directed by John Suits was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2016.

2015

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken directed by Daniel Alfredson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2015.

2014

Famous people born on this day include Duchess of Gotland Leonore. In that special week people in US were listening to Dark Horse by Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J. The Bag Man, directed by David Grovic, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014. The Gods Of Guilt by Michael Connelly was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2014.

2012

Columbus Circle directed by George Gallo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2012.

2011

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2011.

2010

Alice in Wonderland directed by Tim Burton was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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. Taken, directed by Pierre Morel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. People Of The Book by Geraldine Brooks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2008.

2007

Saturn in Opposition directed by Ferzan Ozpetek was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2007.

2006

After the Wedding directed by Susanne Bier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2006.

2004

Starsky & Hutch directed by Todd Phillips was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2004.

2003

Cradle 2 the Grave directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Jake Warden. In UK Hero by Enrique Iglesias was in the top 5 hits. 40 Days and 40 Nights, directed by Michael Lehmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer by Joyce Reardon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Gabe Guzman. In that special week people in US were listening to Ms. Jackson by OutKast. The Brothers, directed by Gary Hardwick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Lost And Found by Jayne Ann Krentz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Thank God I Found You by Mariah Carey. Wonder Boys, directed by Curtis Hanson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Galileo'S Daughter by Dava Sobel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 2000.

1999

The Other Sister directed by Garry Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Maddy Crouch. In UK Doctor Jones by Aqua was in the top 5 hits. Krippendorf's Tribe, directed by Todd Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Paradise by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include David Hall. In UK Where Do You Go by No Mercy was in the top 5 hits. Donnie Brasco, directed by Mike Newell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include reunification Mostar. In UK Spaceman by Babylon Zoo was in the top 5 hits. Before and After, directed by Barbet Schroeder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Rainmaker by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Lucy Evenden. In that special week people in US were listening to Creep by TLC. The Hunted, directed by J.F. Lawton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Debt Of Honor by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1995.

1994

No Escape directed by Martin Campbell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Christian Guzman. In UK No Limit by 2 Unlimited was in the top 5 hits. Falling Down, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Silent Passage by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Vincent (athlete). In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred. Seize The Moment by Richard Nixon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Lucy Watson. In UK 3AM Eternal by The KLF featuring The Children Of The Revolution was in the top 5 hits. Shattered, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Cold Fire by Dean R. Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Ciro Immobile. In UK Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor was in the top 5 hits. Spontaneous Combustion, directed by Tobe Hooper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Devices And Desires by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Computer Magic. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. My Left Foot, directed by Jim Sheridan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Mutation by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rihanna . In that special week people in US were listening to Seasons Change by Expose. Bloodsport, directed by Newt Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Keeping Secrets by Suzanne Somers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Miles Teller. In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. Some Kind of Wonderful, directed by Howard Deutch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Agnieszka Bednarek. In that special week people in US were listening to How Will I Know by Whitney Houston. At Close Range, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Contact by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Julia Volkova. In UK I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson was in the top 5 hits. The Purple Rose of Cairo, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Illusions Of Love by Cynthia Freeman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Trevor Noah. In UK Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Swann in Love, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. On Wings Of Eagles by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Justin Verlander. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin. Sheer Madness, directed by Margarethe von Trotta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Ellis Island by Fred Mustard Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1983.

1982

Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Majandra Delfino. In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits. Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen, directed by Clive Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Brain by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Imanol Harinordoquy. In that special week people in US were listening to Do That To Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille. Foxes, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Windsor Story by J. Bryan III and Charles J.V. Murphy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1980.

1979

Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Jay Hernández. In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Bye Bye Monkey, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Second Ring Of Power by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Gail Kim. In that special week people in US were listening to Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Slap Shot, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rohan Gavaskar. In UK December '63 by The Four Seasons was in the top 5 hits. The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1976.

1975

The Bankers by Martin Mayer was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ophélie Winter. In that special week people in US were listening to The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand. The House of Seven Corpses, directed by Paul Harrison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Portrait Of A Marriage by Nigel Nicolson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Kimberly Davies. In UK Blockbuster by The Sweet was in the top 5 hits. Walking Tall, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Neil Primrose. In UK Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip was in the top 5 hits. Piya Ka Ghar, directed by Basu Chatterjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Beyond Freedom And Dignity by B. F. Skinner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Calpernia Addams. In UK My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was in the top 5 hits. One Brief Summer, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Natacha Lindinger. In UK Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows) by Edison Lighthouse was in the top 5 hits. Hercules in New York, directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Puppet On A Chain by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Danis Tanovic. In UK (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was in the top 5 hits. Z, directed by Costa-Gavras, 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: 20 February 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Laure Guibert. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra. Hour of the Wolf, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Kurt Cobain. In UK I'm A Believer by The Monkees was in the top 5 hits. Master Stroke, directed by Michele Lupo, 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: 20 February 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Cindy Crawford. In that special week people in US were listening to Lightnin' Strikes by Lou Christie. Harper, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Magus by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Ron Eldard. In that special week people in US were listening to This Diamond Ring by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, directed by Freddie Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Life With Picasso by Francoise Gilot and Carlton Lake was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Rudi Garcia. In UK Needles And Pins by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Nightmare, directed by Freddie Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Security Is A Thumb And A Blanket by Charles M. Schulz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charles Barkley. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Paula by Paul and Paula. Bay of Angels, directed by Jacques Demy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Pierre Quinon. In that special week people in US were listening to Duke Of Earl by Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler). Walk on the Wild Side, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Twilight Of Honor by Al Dewlen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Imogen Stubbs. In UK Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Canadians, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Waste Makers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joel Hodgson. In that special week people in US were listening to Teen Angel by Mark Dinning. Carry on, Constable, directed by Gerald Thomas, 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: 20 February 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Susanne Nevrin. In that special week people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price. No Name on the Bullet, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include James Wilby. In UK The Story Of My Life by Michael Holliday was in the top 5 hits. Scampolo, directed by Alfred Weidenmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Giovanni Brusca. In UK The Garden Of Eden by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. The True Story of Jesse James, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Road To Miltown by S.J. Perelman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Lise Lamétrie. In that special week people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters. Meet Me in Las Vegas, directed by Roy Rowland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Island In The Sun by Alec Waugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Ennio Fantastichini. In UK Softly Softly by Ruby Murray was in the top 5 hits. Marcelino pan y vino, directed by Ladislao Vajda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Tumult And The Shouting by Grantland Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1955.

1954

Hell's Half Acre directed by John H. Auer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1954.

1953

Kansas Pacific directed by Ray Nazarro was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Catherine Cummins in Clintwood. At Sword's Point, directed by Lewis Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1952.

1951

En carne viva directed by Alberto Gout was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1951.

1950

Three Came Home directed by Jean Negulesco was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1950.

1949

Bad Boy directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1949.

1948

The Three Weird Sisters directed by Daniel Birt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1948.

1947

Carnegie Hall directed by Edgar G. Ulmer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1947.

1945

Leave It to Blondie directed by Abby Berlin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1945.

1944

The Navy Way directed by William Berke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1944.

1943

The Youngest Profession directed by Edward Buzzell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1943.

1942

The Mad Doctor of Market Street directed by Joseph H. Lewis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1942.

1941

Shadows on the Stairs directed by D. Ross Lederman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1941.

1940

Knights of the Range directed by Lesley Selander was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1940.

1939

Wife, Husband and Friend directed by Gregory Ratoff was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1939.

1938

A Slight Case of Murder directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1938.

1936

Wife vs. Secretary directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1936.

1935

While the Patient Slept directed by Ray Enright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1935.

1934

Beggars in Ermine directed by Phil Rosen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1934.

1933

Liebelei directed by Max Ophüls was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1933.

1932

Texas Cyclone directed by D. Ross Lederman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1932.

1931

The Skin Game directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1931.

1929

Arsenal directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1929.

1928

Stand and Deliver directed by Donald Crisp was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1928.

1927

White Gold directed by William K. Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1927.

1914

The Man Who Came Back directed by Glen Pitre was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 February 1914.