October 24

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2017

S.W.A.T. directed by Clark Johnson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2017.

2015

Famous people born on this day include Finley Lanning. In that special week people in US were listening to The Hills by The Weeknd. Life on the Line, directed by David Hackl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2015.

2014

A Most Violent Year directed by J.C. Chandor was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2014.

2013

Out of the Furnace directed by Scott Cooper was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2013.

2011

J. Edgar directed by Clint Eastwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2011.

2010

Due Date directed by Todd Phillips was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2010.

2009

Everybody's Fine directed by Kirk Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2009.

2007

Fred Claus directed by David Dobkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2007.

2006

Unknown directed by Simon Brand was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2006.

2005

Condi Vs. Hillary by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann was one of the best seller of 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2005.

2003

One Missed Call directed by Takashi Miike was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2003.

2002

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets directed by Chris Columbus was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Mason Grammer. In UK Can't Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. The One, directed by James Wong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Isle Of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). In that special week people in US were listening to Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You) by Christina Aguilera. Little Nicky, directed by Steven Brill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. I Love You, Ronnie by Nancy Reagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 2000.

1999

The Bachelor directed by Gary Sinyor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Daya (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to The First Night by Monica. B. Monkey, directed by Michael Radford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Pirate Looks At Fifty by Jimmy Buffett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Raye (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Cure, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Justin Burke. In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. The Mirror Has Two Faces, directed by Barbra Streisand, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. A Secret Affair by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Andrew Reese. In UK Fairground by Simply Red was in the top 5 hits. Total Eclipse, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Krystal Jung. In UK Saturday Night by Whigfield was in the top 5 hits. The War, directed by Jon Avnet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Dolly by Dolly Parton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include FaZe Teeqo. In that special week people in US were listening to Dreamlover by Mariah Carey. Problem Child, directed by Dennis Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Further Along The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ding Liren. In UK End Of The Road by Boyz II Men was in the top 5 hits. Jennifer 8, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Torstein Aase. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Enchanted April, directed by Mike Newell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Deceiver by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Kirby Bliss Blanton. In that special week people in US were listening to Black Cat by Janet Jackson. Jacob's Ladder, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include PewDiePie . In that special week people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. Bride of Re-Animator, directed by Brian Yuzna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Russia House by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jackie Ibarra. In that special week people in US were listening to Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins. They Live, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Landslide by Jane Mayer and Doyle McManus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Charlie White (figure skater). In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Less Than Zero, directed by Marek Kanievska, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Time Flies by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Drake (entertainer). In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Nobody's Fool, directed by Evelyn Purcell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Wayne Rooney. In that special week people in US were listening to Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston. That Was Then... This Is Now, directed by Christopher Cain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Lougee Basabas. In that special week people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder. Toy Soldiers, directed by David Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. God Knows by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Adrienne Bailon. In that special week people in US were listening to Islands In The Stream by Kenny Rogers. Deal of the Century, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Heartburn by Nora Ephron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Fairuz Fauzy. In that special week people in US were listening to Who Can It Be Now? by Men At Work. Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Tila Tequila. In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. The Prowler, directed by Joseph Zito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Monica (entertainer). In that special week people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand. Humkadam, directed by Anil Ganguly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Tenth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Titia (singer). In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. The Great Alligator, directed by Sergio Martino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Establishment by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1979.

1978

Caravans directed by James Fargo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Iván Kaviedes. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. The Last Wave, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Matteo Mazzantini. In that special week people in US were listening to If You Leave Me Now by Chicago. Mansion of the Doomed, directed by Michael Pataki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1976.

1975

Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Catherine Sutherland. In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. The Little Prince, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. More Joy by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vincent Candela. In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Three Wishes for Cinderella, directed by Václav Vorlícek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1973.

1972

O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1972.

1971

Octaman directed by Harry Essex was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Raúl Esparza. In UK Band Of Gold by Freda Payne was in the top 5 hits. Scrooge, directed by Ronald Neame, 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: 24 October 1970.

1969

The Kingdom And The Power by Gay Talese was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Francisco Clavet. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. The Lion in Winter, directed by Anthony Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Red Sky At Morning by Richard Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Thierry Adam. In UK Baby Now That I've Found You by The Foundations was in the top 5 hits. Cool Hand Luke, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Roman Abramovich. In that special week people in US were listening to 96 Tears by ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians. The Professionals, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Rush To Judgment by Mark Lane was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Dave McClain. In UK Get Off Of My Cloud by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Never Too Late, directed by Bud Yorkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1965.

1964

You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Mark Grant. In that special week people in US were listening to Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Day They Shook The Plum Tree by Arthur H. Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include BD Wong. In that special week people in US were listening to Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett. Gypsy, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Gabriela, Clove And Cinnamon by Jorge Amado was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Myriam Fox-Jérusalmi. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaround Sue by Dion. Bachelor in Paradise, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Winter Of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dennis Anderson. In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits. BUtterfield 8, directed by Daniel Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Dominique Baert. In UK Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. The Wreck of the Mary Deare, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. This Is My God by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Greene. In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. Tarawa Beachhead, directed by Paul Wendkos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Ron Gardenhire. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Blonde in Bondage, directed by Robert Brandt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Nuclear Weapons And Foreign Policy by Henry A. Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1957.

1956

Beyond Mombasa directed by George Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Marco Bechis. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. Tarantula, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Grandfather Stories by Samuel Hopkins Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1955.

1954

Four Guns to the Border directed by Richard Carlson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Bernard Vaussion. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Kiss Me Kate, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Keith Bain. Kansas City Confidential, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Distant Shore by Jan de Hartog was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1952.

1951

Let's Make It Legal directed by Richard Sale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1951.

1950

Prehistoric Women directed by Gregg G. Tallas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1950.

1949

That Forsyte Woman directed by Compton Bennett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1949.

1948

My Dear Secretary directed by Charles Martin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1948.

1947

Body and Soul directed by Robert Rossen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1947.

1946

Appointment with Crime directed by John Harlow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1946.

1945

Dakota directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1945.

1944

I Accuse My Parents directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1944.

1943

The North Star directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1943.

1942

Went the Day Well? directed by Alberto Cavalcanti was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1942.

1941

Zis Boom Bah directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1941.

1940

The Mark of Zorro directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1940.

1939

Moon Over Harlem directed by Edgar G. Ulmer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1939.

1938

Hard to Get directed by Ray Enright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1938.

1935

I Stand Condemned directed by Anthony Asquith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1935.

1934

We Live Again directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1934.

1933

The Invisible Man directed by James Whale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1933.

1931

Night Life in Reno directed by Raymond Cannon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1931.

1928

The Cavalier directed by Irvin Willat was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1928.

1927

Uncle Tom's Cabin directed by Harry A. Pollard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1927.

1926

Exit Smiling directed by Sam Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1926.

1925

His People directed by Edward Sloman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1925.

1923

The Extra Girl directed by F. Richard Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1923.

1922

Oliver Twist directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1922.

1921

The Sheik directed by George Melford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1921.

1920

The Man Who Had Everything directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1920.

1914

Born Again directed by Markie Hancock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 24 October 1914.