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2016

The Witch directed by Robert Eggers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 2016.

2012

Wanderlust directed by David Wain was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 2012.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). 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. The Beach House by Jane Green was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 2008.

2004

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

But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 2004.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Amazed by Lonestar. Pitch Black, directed by David Twohy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Cradle and All by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 2000.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Korede Bello. 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 Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book by Bill Watterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1996.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sean Abbott. In that special week people in US were listening to To Be With You by Mr. Big. Wayne's World, directed by Penelope Spheeris, 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: 29 February 1992.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hannah Mills. In that special week people in US were listening to Father Figure by George Michael. Frantic, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1988.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Alicia Hollowell. 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. Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1984.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Taylor Twellman. 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. Heartsounds by Martha Weinman Lear was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1980.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bryan Gillooly in Auburn. 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: 29 February 1976.

1972

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Antonio Sabato Jr. 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. Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1972.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bryce Paup NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra. Five Million Years to Earth, directed by Roy Ward Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. A Night Of Watching by Elliott Arnold was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1968.

1964

The Fire Within directed by Louis Malle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1964.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Guy Hascoët. In that special week people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1960.

1956

Doctor at Sea directed by Ralph Thomas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1956.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tim[othy] Powers. Love Is Better Than Ever, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Wait For The Wagon by Mary Lasswell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1952.

1948

Le Corbeau: The Raven directed by Henri Georges Clouzot was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1948.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Briggs. Passage to Marseille, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1944.

1940

The Baker's Wife directed by Marcel Pagnol was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1940.

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: 29 February 1936.

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: 29 February 1932.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alan Loveday. A Girl in Every Port, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Wintersmoon by Hugh Alpole was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1928.

1924

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

But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1924.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Arthur Franz. Why Change Your Wife?, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. The Man of the Forest by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1920.

1916

When a Man's a Man by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1916.

1912

Their Yesterdays by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1912.

1908

The Barrier by Rex Beach was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1908.

1904

The Crossing by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 29 February 1904.