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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. Battle Drone, directed by Mitch Gould, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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. London Has Fallen, directed by Babak Najafi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson, Marshall Karp was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 2016.

2015

Landmine Goes Click directed by Levan Bakhia was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 2015.

2014

Creep directed by Patrick Brice was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 2014.

2012

About Cherry directed by Stephen Elliott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 2012.

2011

The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 2011.

2010

Remember Me directed by Allen Coulter was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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. 21, directed by Robert Luketic, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Charm! by Kendall Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 2008.

2007

Wild Hogs directed by Walt Becker was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 2007.

2006

American Dreamz directed by Paul Weitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 2006.

2004

See This Movie directed by David M. Rosenthal was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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2003

Paradise Found directed by Mario Andreacchio was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 2003.

2002

All About the Benjamins directed by Kevin Bray was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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2001

The Mexican directed by Gore Verbinski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Clay LaBrant. In that special week people in US were listening to I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden. A Place in the Sun, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Beatriz Monteiro. In UK When The Going Gets Tough by Boyzone was in the top 5 hits. Cruel Intentions, directed by Roger Kumble, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Send No Flowers by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Darian Orlando. In UK Doctor Jones by Aqua was in the top 5 hits. U.S. Marshals, directed by Stuart Baird, 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: 23 February 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Kasey McKellar. In UK Where Do You Go by No Mercy was in the top 5 hits. Traveller, directed by Jack N. Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Clinic by Jonathan Kellerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Brad Corey. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Bloodsport 2, directed by Alan Mehrez, 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: 23 February 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Oliver Kirby. In UK Think Twice by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. When Night Is Falling, directed by Patricia Rozema, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Sisters by Sharon J. Wohlmuth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Dakota Fanning. In UK Things Can Only Get Better by D:Ream was in the top 5 hits. The Last Seduction, directed by John Dahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Jae Curtis. In UK No Limit by 2 Unlimited was in the top 5 hits. Swing Kids, directed by Thomas Carter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Samara Weaving. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred. Diên Biên Phú, directed by Pierre Schoendoerffer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Vox by Nicholson Baker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Dominik Büchele. In that special week people in US were listening to All The Man That I Need by Whitney Houston. The Hard Way, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Old Contemptibles by Martha Grimes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Karen Kounrouzan. In UK Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor was in the top 5 hits. The Hunt for Red October, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Hollywood by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Laurence Beveridge. In that special week people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul. Scandal, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anne-Sophie Barthet. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Slaughterhouse Rock, directed by Dimitri Logothetis, 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: 23 February 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Ab-Soul . In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. Lethal Weapon, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Kazuya Kamenashi. In that special week people in US were listening to How Will I Know by Whitney Houston. Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation, directed by Dale Schott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Stone 588 by Gerald A. Browne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1986.

1985

La vaquilla directed by Luis García Berlanga was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1985.

1984

This Is Spinal Tap directed by Rob Reiner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Emily Blunt. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. Tender Mercies, directed by Bruce Beresford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Diana Kovalchuk. In that special week people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band. Diner, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Cujo by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Josh Gad. In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits. All Night Long, directed by Jean-Claude Tramont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Maus. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Death Ship, directed by Alvin Rakoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Yodelice . In UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Norma Rae, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Overload by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Rene Perez. In that special week people in US were listening to Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees. Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, directed by Woo-Ping Yuen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1978.

1977

Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best seller of 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelly MacDonald. In UK December '63 by The Four Seasons was in the top 5 hits. Black Shampoo, directed by Greydon Clark, 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: 23 February 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Gotham Chopra. In that special week people in US were listening to Pick Up The Pieces by AWB. Deep Red, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Herschelle Gibbs. In UK Tiger Feet by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Billy Two Hats, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Cosell by Howard Cosell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Jack Case. In UK Blockbuster by The Sweet was in the top 5 hits. Themroc, directed by Claude Faraldo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Jamie Watson (basketball). In that special week people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson. Brother Sun, Sister Moon, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Melinda Messenger. In UK Baby Jump by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. How to Frame a Figg, directed by Alan Rafkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Marie-Josée Croze. In that special week people in US were listening to Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly & the Family Stone. Loving, directed by Irvin Kershner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. In Someones Shadow by Rod McKuen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Michael Campbell. In UK (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was in the top 5 hits. The Brain, directed by Gérard Oury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Day Kennedy Was Shot by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carole Gaessler. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra. Day of the Evil Gun, directed by Jerry Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1968.

1967

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Ryan John Cassidy. In that special week people in US were listening to These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra. The Group, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Michael Dell. In UK It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. The Sound of Music, directed by Robert Wise, 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: 23 February 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Ronan Vibert. In UK Needles And Pins by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Kissin' Cousins, directed by Gene Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bobby Bonilla. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Paula by Paul and Paula. The Courtship of Eddie's Father, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Ducastel. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Ring of Terror, directed by Clark L. Paylow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Captain Newman, M.D. by Leo Calvin Rosten was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1962.

1961

The Nylon Pirates by Nicholas Monsarrat was one of the best seller of 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Crown Prince Naruhito. In that special week people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. Home from the Hill, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Grant Moves South by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Clayton Anderson. In that special week people in US were listening to Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price. The Hangman, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Wedemeyer Reports! by General Albert C. Wedemeyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1959.

1958

The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1958.

1957

Tower In The West by Frank Norris was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Alan Roberts. In that special week people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters. Backlash, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Flip Saunders. In UK Softly Softly by Ruby Murray was in the top 5 hits. The Prodigal, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Saturday Evening Post Treasury by Roger Butterfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1955.

1954

The Naked Jungle directed by Byron Haskin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1954.

1953

Battle Circus directed by Richard Brooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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1952

Mutiny directed by Edward Dmytryk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

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1951

Three Guys Named Mike directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1951.

1950

Singing Guns directed by R.G. Springsteen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1950.

1949

Edward, My Son directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1949.

1948

The Bride Goes Wild directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1948.

1947

Pursued directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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1946

Sentimental Journey directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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1945

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn directed by Elia Kazan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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1944

Frontier Outlaws directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1944.

1943

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1943.

1942

Black Dragons directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1942.

1941

The Ghost Train directed by Walter Forde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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1940

The House of the Seven Gables directed by Joe May was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

Murder in the Night directed by Norman Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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1938

Merrily We Live directed by Norman Z. McLeod was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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1937

Bulldog Drummond at Bay directed by Norman Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

Little Lord Fauntleroy directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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1934

Heat Lightning directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1934.

1933

Oliver Twist directed by William J. Cowen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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1931

Gentleman's Fate directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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1928

A Girl in Every Port directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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1926

Dancing Mothers directed by Herbert Brenon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1926.

1919

Yankee Doodle in Berlin directed by F. Richard Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1919.

1917

The Vicar of Wakefield directed by Ernest C. Warde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 February 1917.