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2018

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Love Yourself by Justin Bieber. The Witch, directed by Robert Eggers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 February 2014.

2012

John Carter directed by Andrew Stanton was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 February 2011.

2010

Le silence de la mer directed by Jean-Pierre Melville was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anthony Twins. 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 February 2006.

2004

EuroTrip directed by Jeff Schaffer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 February 2003.

2002

Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss was one of the best seller of 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Brett Fisher. In that special week people in US were listening to Stutter by Joe. Sweet November, directed by Pat O'Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Devin Corwin. In UK Rise by Gabrielle was in the top 5 hits. Pitch Black, directed by David Twohy, 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: 22 February 2000.

1999

Office Space directed by Mike Judge was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Siena Mirabella. 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. The Rape Of Nanking by Iris Chang was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Juanisha Johnson. In that special week people in US were listening to Wannabe by The Spice Girls. Lost Highway, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Cole Pendery. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Bottle Rocket, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1996.

1995

Billy Madison directed by Tamra Davis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Ellen Marlow. In UK Things Can Only Get Better by D:Ream was in the top 5 hits. Reality Bites, directed by Ben Stiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Private Parts by Howard Stern was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1994.

1993

Army of Darkness directed by Sam Raimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alexander Merkel. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred. Wayne's World, directed by Penelope Spheeris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Maus Ii by Art Spiegelman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Katherine Collison. In that special week people in US were listening to All The Man That I Need by Whitney Houston. Nothing But Trouble, directed by Dan Aykroyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Prize by Daniel Yergin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Luca Profeta. 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. Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Bohain. 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. A Season In Hell by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jimena Navarrete. 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. Lightning by Dean R. Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Ekat Kiseleva. In UK I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by George Michael & Aretha Franklin was in the top 5 hits. Mannequin, directed by Michael Gottlieb, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Patience Of A Saint by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Rajon Rondo. In UK When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) by Billy Ocean was in the top 5 hits. The Hitcher, directed by Robert Harmon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Angels Of September by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Larissa Riquelme. 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: 22 February 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Branislav Ivanovic. 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. The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Iliza Shlesinger. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin. The King of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Having It All by Helen Gurley Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Jenna Haze. In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits. Death Wish II, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Remembrance by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1982.

1981

Best Evidence by David S. Lifton was one of the best seller of 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jeanette Biedermann. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Mad Max, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Old Love by Isaac Bashevis Singer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Débora Falabella. 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: 22 February 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Jenny Frost. In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Daniel Martin by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Hakan Yakin. In UK When I Need You by Leo Sayer was in the top 5 hits. Wizards, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tamara Mello. In UK December '63 by The Four Seasons was in the top 5 hits. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Memoirs by Tennessee Williams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Drew Barrymore. In that special week people in US were listening to Pick Up The Pieces by AWB. The Stepford Wives, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Bankers by Martin Mayer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Blunt. In that special week people in US were listening to The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand. Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Girault. In that special week people in US were listening to Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack. Charlotte's Web, directed by Charles Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Rolando Villazón. 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 Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Lea Salonga. 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. Stilwell And The American Experience In China, 1911-1945 by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Adam Keefe (basketball). In UK Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows) by Edison Lighthouse was in the top 5 hits. Au Hasard Balthazar, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Thomas Jane. In UK (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was in the top 5 hits. Play Dirty, directed by Andre De Toth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women by Marjorie Craig was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jeri Ryan. In UK The Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Five Million Years to Earth, directed by Roy Ward Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Tower Of Babel by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Bentley Mitchum. 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: 22 February 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Rachel Dratch. In UK These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. The Gospel According to St. Matthew, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Rabbi by Noah Gordon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include John Leslie (television presenter). In that special week people in US were listening to This Diamond Ring by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. The Greatest Story Ever Told, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Horse Knows The Way by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Marion Clignet. 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. My Years With General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vijay Singh. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Paula by Paul and Paula. The Trial, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. On TV people were watching Bei uns zu Haus.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Steve Irwin. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Walk on the Wild Side, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Akira Takasaki. In UK Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Gold of the Seven Saints, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Karin Kienzer. 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 Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Kyle MacLachlan. In that special week people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price. The Journey, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Thierry Redler. In that special week people in US were listening to At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors. The Brothers Karamazov, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Capitalist Manifesto by Louis O. Kelso and Mortimer J. Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Francis Saint-Leger. In that special week people in US were listening to Young Love by Tab Hunter. The Incredible Shrinking Man, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Tower In The West by Frank Norris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Pedro Tornaghi. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. The Conqueror, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Scrolls From The Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1956.

1955

The Wages of Fear directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 February 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Martine Lignières-Cassou. 5 Fingers, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Dance To The Piper by Agnes de Mille was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 February 1951.

1950

No Man of Her Own directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 February 1947.

1946

Tomorrow Is Forever directed by Irving Pichel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 February 1943.

1942

Roxie Hart directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1942.

1941

Tobacco Road directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1941.

1940

'Northwest Passage' (Book I -- Rogers' Rangers) directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 February 1938.

1937

You Only Live Once directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1937.

1936

Follow the Fleet directed by Mark Sandrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1936.

1935

The Whole Town's Talking directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1935.

1934

It Happened One Night directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 February 1933.

1932

Murders in the Rue Morgue directed by Robert Florey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 February 1932.

1931

Westfront 1918 directed by G.W. Pabst was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 February 1930.

1929

The Iron Mask directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 February 1925.

1924

America directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 February 1915.