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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to God's Plan by Drake. 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 February 2015.

2014

The Bag Man directed by David Grovic was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 February 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In UK Now You're Gone by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz was in the top 5 hits. Taken, directed by Pierre Morel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Double Cross by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 February 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Prince Michael Jackson II. 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. Violets Are Blue by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Isabella Acres. 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. Blood Lure by Nevada Barr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Yuto Miyazawa. 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. Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Jesus Oviedo. In UK You Don't Know Me by Armand Van Helden featuring Duane Harden was in the top 5 hits. The Other Sister, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Cat Who Saw Stars by Lilian Jackson Braun was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1999.

1998

Krippendorf's Tribe directed by Todd Holland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Oscar Enestad. 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. A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Sophie Turner (actress). 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. Absolute Power by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Tanner Stine. In UK Think Twice by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. The Hunted, directed by J.F. Lawton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Original Sin by P.D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Hayley Orrantia. In UK Things Can Only Get Better by D:Ream was in the top 5 hits. No Escape, directed by Martin Campbell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Wouldn'T Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Steve Beleck. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. Falling Down, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Wives Of Henry Viii by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Phil Jones. In UK Stay by Shakespear's Sister was in the top 5 hits. Howards End, directed by James Ivory, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Line Of Fire by W. E. B. Griffin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Riyad Mahrez. 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. Battleground by W. E. B. Griffin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Cory Kennedy. 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. The Great And Secret Show by Clive Barker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Corbin Bleu. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. Je suis le seigneur du château, directed by Régis Wargnier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Lyre Of Orpheus by Robertson Davies was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include D J White. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Bloodsport, directed by Newt Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Ellen Page. In UK I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by George Michael & Aretha Franklin was in the top 5 hits. Some Kind of Wonderful, directed by Howard Deutch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Church. 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. Dancing In The Light by Shirley MacLaine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Georgios Samaras. In that special week people in US were listening to Careless Whisper by Wham!. The Purple Rose of Cairo, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Moses The Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Miller (fashion model). In that special week people in US were listening to Karma Chameleon by Culture Club. Swann in Love, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Mélanie Laurent. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. Sheer Madness, directed by Margarethe von Trotta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. And More By Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1983.

1982

The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Floor Jansen. In that special week people in US were listening to Celebration by Kool & The Gang. Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen, directed by Clive Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Side Effects by Woody Allen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tiziano Ferro. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Foxes, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Moviola by Garson Kanin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1980.

1979

In Search Of History by Theodore H. White was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Kumail Nanjiani. 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 Amityville Horror by Jay Anson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Marina Graziani. 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. The Hite Report On Male Sexuality by Shere Hite was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ryan Smyth. In that special week people in US were listening to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon. Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1976.

1975

Harlequin by Morris West was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roberto Heras. In UK Tiger Feet by Mud was in the top 5 hits. The House of Seven Corpses, directed by Paul Harrison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Justin Sane. 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. Rule Britannia by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Audrey Pulvar. In that special week people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson. Piya Ka Ghar, directed by Basu Chatterjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Randy Blythe. 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. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Michael Slater. In that special week people in US were listening to Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly & the Family Stone. Hercules in New York, directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Love & Will by Rollo May was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include James Dean Bradfield. 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. The Hurricane Years by Cameron Hawley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Terry Allen. In UK The Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Hour of the Wolf, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Leroy Burrell. In that special week people in US were listening to Kind Of A Drag by The Buckinghams. Master Stroke, directed by Michele Lupo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Bronwen Booth. In UK These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Lord Love a Duck, directed by George Axelrod, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Jayson Meyer in Regina. 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. The Legend Of The Seventh Virgin by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Scott Kelly (astronaut). 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. The Hat On The Bed by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include William Baldwin. 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: 21 February 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include David Foster Wallace. 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. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Christopher Atkins. 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 Snake Has All The Lines by Jean Kerr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Laurent Petitguillaume. In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits. Carry on, Constable, directed by Gerald Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Enough Good Men by Charles Mercer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include José María Cano. 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. Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Mary Chapin Carpenter. 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. Scent Of Cloves by Norah Lofts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Julia Benjamin. In that special week people in US were listening to Young Love by Tab Hunter. The True Story of Jesse James, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Tribe That Lost Its Head by Nicholas Monsarrat was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Charles Boustany. 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. The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1956.

1955

Marcelino pan y vino directed by Ladislao Vajda was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 February 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include William Petersen. In UK Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes by Perry Como & The Ramblers was in the top 5 hits. Kansas Pacific, directed by Ray Nazarro, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Last Resorts by Cleveland Amory was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 February 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Jacques Burnel. At Sword's Point, directed by Lewis Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Dark Moment by Ann Bridge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 February 1939.

1938

Assassin of Youth directed by Elmer Clifton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 February 1914.