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2017

The Punisher directed by Jonathan Hensleigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2017.

2015

Secret in Their Eyes directed by Billy Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2015.

2014

American Sniper directed by Clint Eastwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2014.

2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire directed by Francis Lawrence was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2013.

2011

Jack and Jill directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2011.

2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 directed by David Yates was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2010.

2009

2012 directed by Roland Emmerich was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2009.

2007

Beowulf directed by Robert Zemeckis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2007.

2006

The Dead Girl directed by Karen Moncrieff was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Infanta Leonor of Spain. In UK You Raise Me Up by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Derailed, directed by Mikael Håfström, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2005.

2003

Looney Tunes: Back in Action directed by Joe Dante was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2003.

2002

Nightstalker directed by Chris Fisher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Griffin Tucker. In UK Because I Got High by Afroman was in the top 5 hits. Gosford Park, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The No Spin Zone by Bill O'Reilly was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Willow Smith. In UK Who Let The Dogs Out by Baha Men was in the top 5 hits. Fatal Conflict, directed by Lloyd A. Simandl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. It'S Not About The Bike by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Mikey Marrero. In that special week people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. The World Is Not Enough, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Christian Kai. In UK Rollercoaster by B*Witched was in the top 5 hits. The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Professor And The Madman by Simon Winchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Sydney Park. In UK Something About The Way You Look / Candle In The Wind by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. The Man Who Knew Too Little, directed by Jon Amiel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1997.

1996

Shiloh directed by Dale Rosenbloom was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Mateo Arias. In UK I Believe / Up On The Roof by Robson & Jerome was in the top 5 hits. The American President, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Sahyounie. In UK Baby Come Back by Pato Banton was in the top 5 hits. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, directed by Neil Jordan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Patrick Barnes. In that special week people in US were listening to I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) by Meat Loaf. The Three Musketeers, directed by Stephen Herek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Decider by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Marano. In that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. Play Nice, directed by Terri Treas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Sabine'S Notebook by Nick Bantock was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1992.

1991

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best seller of 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Tati Cotliar. In UK Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Home Alone, directed by Chris Columbus, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Ava by Ava Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Icewear Vezzo. In that special week people in US were listening to Listen To Your Heart by Roxette. Steel Magnolias, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Joshua And The Children by Joseph F. Girzone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sébastien Buemi. In UK First Time by Robin Beck was in the top 5 hits. Distant Thunder, directed by Rick Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Nick Foligno. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad by Michael Jackson. Cherry 2000, directed by Steve De Jarnatt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Brent Corrigan. In that special week people in US were listening to True Colors by Cyndi Lauper. Jocks, directed by Steve Carver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Wanderlust by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Kathryn Minshew. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. Once Bitten, directed by Howard Storm, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Hanna Hilton. In that special week people in US were listening to Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) by Billy Ocean. Trancers, directed by Charles Band, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Alexander Grischuk. In UK Uptown Girl by Billy Joel was in the top 5 hits. I Am the Cheese, directed by Robert Jiras, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Monimbo by Robert Moss and Arnaud de Borchgrave was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Justin Chatwin. In that special week people in US were listening to Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker. Five Days One Summer, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Frank Iero. In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. Porky's, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Samaire Armstrong. In that special week people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand. Insaf Ka Tarazu, directed by B.R. Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Karine Delgado. In UK When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman by Dr Hook was in the top 5 hits. The Rose, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1979.

1978

Magic directed by Richard Attenborough was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Séverine Ferrer. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. Black Joy, directed by Anthony Simmons, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Attachments by Judith Rossner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Piper Perabo. In that special week people in US were listening to If You Leave Me Now by Chicago. Alice Sweet Alice, directed by Alfred Sole, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 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: 31 October 1976.

1975

Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Céline Balitran. In that special week people in US were listening to You Haven't Done Nothin' by Stevie Wonder. Earthquake, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Something Happened by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Bas (actor). In UK Let Me In by The Osmonds was in the top 5 hits. Robin Hood, directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1973.

1972

Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Rafael Novoa (actor). In that special week people in US were listening to Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves by Cher. Hannie Caulder, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Linn Berggren. In UK Band Of Gold by Freda Payne was in the top 5 hits. Ryan's Daughter, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Kim Rossi Stuart. In UK I'll Never Fall In Love Again by Bobbie Gentry was in the top 5 hits. The Passion of Anna, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Making Of The President 1968 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Antonio Davis. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Vanilla Ice. In UK Baby Now That I've Found You by The Foundations was in the top 5 hits. Custer of the West, directed by Robert Siodmak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Ad-Rock . In that special week people in US were listening to Last Train To Clarksville by The Monkees. Runaway Railway, directed by Jan Darnley-Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Sidi Oraza. In UK Get Off Of My Cloud by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Red Line 7000, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Marco van Basten. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Love by The Supremes. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, directed by Nicholas Webster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Rector Of Justin by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dermot Mulroney. In UK Do You Love Me? by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. McLintock!, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Margaret Rudkin Pepperidge Farm Cookbook by Margaret Rudkin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1963.

1962

Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best seller of 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Peter Jackson. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaround Sue by Dion. Flower Drum Song, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Age Of Reason Begins by Will and Ariel Durant was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Reza Pahlavi. In that special week people in US were listening to Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters. The World of Suzie Wong, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Child Buyer by John Hersey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include François Lamy. In UK Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Third Man on the Mountain, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Jeannie Longo. In that special week people in US were listening to It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards. I Want to Live!, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The King Must Die by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Brian Mitchell. In that special week people in US were listening to Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers. Don't Go Near the Water, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Dog Who Wouldn'T Be by Farley Mowat was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Bruce Bawer. In that special week people in US were listening to The Green Door by Jim Lowe. The Sharkfighters, directed by Jerry Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Patrick Beurard-Valdoye. In that special week people in US were listening to Autumn Leaves by Roger Williams. Artists and Models, directed by Frank Tashlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Ken Wahl. In UK My Son My Son by Vera Lynn was in the top 5 hits. Target Earth, directed by Sherman A. Rose, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Remarkable Mr. Jerome by Anita Leslie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Lionnel Astier. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. All the Brothers Were Valiant, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time by Tommy Armour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jane Wymark. Hangman's Knot, directed by Roy Huggins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Happy Return by Angela Mackail Thirkell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1952.

1951

Flight to Mars directed by Lesley Selander was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1951.

1950

American Guerrilla in the Philippines directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1950.

1949

The Story of Seabiscuit directed by David Butler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1949.

1948

Joan of Arc directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1948.

1947

Gentleman's Agreement directed by Elia Kazan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1947.

1946

The Devil's Playground directed by George Archainbaud was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1946.

1945

Fallen Angel directed by Otto Preminger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1945.

1944

Two Thousand Women directed by Frank Launder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1944.

1943

The Return of the Vampire directed by Lew Landers was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1943.

1942

Road to Morocco directed by David Butler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1942.

1941

Blues in the Night directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1941.

1940

Bitter Sweet directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1940.

1939

First Love directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1939.

1938

Gang Bullets directed by Lambert Hillyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1938.

1937

The Last Gangster directed by Edward Ludwig was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1937.

1936

Theodora Goes Wild directed by Richard Boleslawski was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1936.

1935

Annie Oakley directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1935.

1934

Evelyn Prentice directed by William K. Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1934.

1933

In the Money directed by Frank R. Strayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1933.

1932

The Sport Parade directed by Dudley Murphy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1932.

1931

The Champ directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1931.

1930

The Bat Whispers directed by Roland West was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1930.

1929

The Kiss directed by Jacques Feyder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1929.

1926

Spangles directed by Frank O'Connor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1926.

1925

The Eagle directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1925.

1924

Secrets of the Night directed by Herbert Blaché was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1924.

1922

Shadows directed by Tom Forman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1922.

1921

Be My Wife directed by Max Linder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1921.

1920

Erotikon directed by Mauritz Stiller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1920.

1919

Scarlet Days directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1919.

1918

Little Women directed by Harley Knoles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1918.

1916

American Aristocracy directed by Lloyd Ingraham was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1916.

1915

Les vampires directed by Louis Feuillade was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1915.

1914

Rip Van Winkle directed by Will Vinton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1914.