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2017

Oh, the Places You?ll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2016

The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver was one of the best seller of 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2016.

2015

Love directed by Gaspar Noé was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

John Wick directed by Chad Stahelski, David Leitch was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

Blue Is the Warmest Color directed by Abdellatif Kechiche was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2012

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James was one of the best seller of 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2012.

2011

In Time directed by Andrew Niccol was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane was one of the best seller of 2010.

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

2009

Nathan der Weise directed by Manfred Noa was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

Role Models directed by David Wain was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2008.

2007

Champagne directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer directed by Tom Tykwer 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 that special week people in US were listening to Gold Digger by Kanye West. Havoc, directed by Barbara Kopple, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. Sharing Good Times by Jimmy Carter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2005.

2004

The Bourne Legacy by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best seller of 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2004.

2003

The Matrix Revolutions directed by The Wachowski Brothers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

Anand directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee 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 that special week people in US were listening to Family Affair by Mary J. Blige. Monsters, Inc., directed by Pete Docter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Fire by Sebastian Junger 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 Against All Odds by Mariah Carey & Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Charlie's Angels, directed by McG, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 2000.

1999

The Insider directed by Michael Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Christian Kai. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Night by Monica. American History X, directed by Tony Kaye, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Now You See Her by Linda Howard 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 Devil's Advocate, directed by Taylor Hackford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1997.

1996

Thinner directed by Tom Holland 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 that special week people in US were listening to Fantasy by Mariah Carey. Powder, directed by Victor Salva, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Belgarath The Sorcerer by David and Leigh Eddings 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 that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. Stargate, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Black Betty by Walter Mosley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1994.

1993

The Nightmare Before Christmas directed by Henry Selick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

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 Clay Thomson. In that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. The Lover, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Hideaway by Dean R. Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Jordan-Claire Green. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Aaron Abernathy. In UK Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee was in the top 5 hits. Dances with Wolves, directed by Kevin Costner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Burn Marks by Sara Paretsky 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 Ben Brooks. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Look Who's Talking, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Richard Burton by Melvyn Bragg 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 Sebastien Buemi. In that special week people in US were listening to Kokomo by The Beach Boys. Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1988.

1987

Near Dark directed by Kathryn Bigelow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987.

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. The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Enter Talking by Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman 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 Anne Dechauffour. In UK The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush was in the top 5 hits. Re-Animator, directed by Stuart Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk 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 Misha Mansoor. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. The Terminator, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Him With His Foot In His Mouth And Other Stories by Saul Bellow 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 Adam Bouska. In that special week people in US were listening to Islands In The Stream by Kenny Rogers. The Dead Zone, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen 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 Tomas Plekanec. In UK I Don't Wanna Dance by Eddy Grant was in the top 5 hits. First Blood, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Twice Shy by Dick Francis 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 Selina (Chia-Hsuan) Jen. In that special week people in US were listening to Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross. Halloween II, directed by Rick Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Theory Z by William G. Ouchi 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 Eddie Kaye Thomas. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Oh, God! Book II, directed by Gilbert Cates, 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: 31 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Simao Sabrosa. In that special week people in US were listening to Pop Muzik by M. ...And Justice for All., directed by Norman Jewison, 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: 31 October 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Joselina Garcia. In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. The Wiz, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Last Convertible by Anton Myrer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Sylviane Felix. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. Looking for Mr. Goodbar, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. To Jerusalem And Back by Saul Bellow 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 Joe Warren. In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, 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: 31 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Carla Boyd. In UK Hold Me Close by David Essex was in the top 5 hits. Rooster Cogburn, directed by Stuart Millar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Gooch. In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. Phantom of the Paradise, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury 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 Fiona Smith. In that special week people in US were listening to Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips. Charley Varrick, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Making Of The President 1972 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Clifford Rozier. In UK Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon was in the top 5 hits. Boot Hill, directed by Giuseppe Colizzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Savage God by A. Alvarez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1972.

1971

Murmur of the Heart directed by Louis Malle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1971.

1970

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes directed by Billy Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Henry John Mills. In UK I'll Never Fall In Love Again by Bobbie Gentry was in the top 5 hits. Marlowe, directed by Paul Bogart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Bullet Park by John Cheever 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 Eddie Taubensee. 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. The Right People by Stephen Birmingham 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 that special week people in US were listening to To Sir With Love by Lulu. The Comedians, directed by Peter Glenville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Edgar Cayce by Jess Stearn 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 Brian Keyser. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. The Fortune Cookie, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Boston Strangler by Gerald Frank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1966.

1965

Alphaville directed by Jean-Luc Godard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1965.

1964

The Naked Kiss directed by Samuel Fuller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

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 Rick Allen. In that special week people in US were listening to Sugar Shack by Jimmy Gilmer. Tom Jones, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Confessions Of An Advertising Man by David Ogilvy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include André Lamy. In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Dance To The Music Of Time by Anthony Powell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Christine Bridged. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaround Sue by Dion. The Comancheros, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Matter Of Life And Death by Virgilia Peterson 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 Janice Harrer. In that special week people in US were listening to Save The Last Dance For Me by The Drifters. The Alamo, directed by John Wayne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1960.

1959

The Mouse That Roared directed by Jack Arnold was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Russell Earl Cochran. In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. The Seventh Seal, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. San Francisco Bay by Harold Gilliam 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 Stokes Mitchell. In that special week people in US were listening to Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers. Nights of Cabiria, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Water, Water Everywhere by Emily Kimbrough 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 Didier Lustig. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. I Vitelloni, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Don't Go Near the Water by William Brinkle 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 Michalis Chrysohoidis. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. Rebel Without a Cause, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Silver Leopard by F. Van Wyck Mason 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 Mari Okamoto. In UK My Son My Son by Vera Lynn was in the top 5 hits. Summer Interlude, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Wicked Pavilion by Dawn Powell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1954.

1953

The Big Heat directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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 Eric MacLeish. Limelight, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Melville Goodwin, Usa by John Marquand was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1952.

1951

Detective Story directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Dark City directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Passport to Pimlico directed by Henry Cornelius was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

The Red Shoes directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Forever Amber directed by Otto Preminger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

The Strange Woman directed by Edgar Ulmer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Spellbound directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Deidre Hall. None But the Lonely Heart, directed by Clifford Odets, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. The Green Years by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1944.

1943

Guadalcanal Diary directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

I Married a Witch directed by Rene Clair was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

I Wake Up Screaming directed by Bruce Humberstone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

North West Mounted Police directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

The Roaring Twenties directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

The Citadel directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Stand-In directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Les Misérables directed by Raymond Bernard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Peter Ibbetson directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

The Trail Beyond directed by Robert Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

The Kennel Murder Case directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jacques Pic. Night After Night, directed by Archie Mayo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. The Sheltered Life by Ellen Glasgow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1932.

1931

Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum was one of the best seller of 1931.

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

1930

The Doorway to Hell directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1929

The Taming of the Shrew directed by Sam Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cleo Moore. Gösta Berlings saga, directed by Mauritz Stiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1928.

1927

My Best Girl directed by Sam Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1927.

1926

The Great K & A Train Robbery directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

Go West directed by Buster Keaton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1924

Hot Water directed by Fred Newmeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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

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: 31 October 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Barbara Bel Geddes. Oliver Twist, directed by Frank Lloyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 October 1921.

1920

The Man of the Forest by Zane Gre was one of the best seller of 1920.

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

1919

Blind Husbands directed by Erich Stroheim was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

1918

Shoulder Arms directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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

1917

Seven Keys to Baldpate directed by Hugh Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1917.

1916

The Return of Draw Egan directed by William S. Hart was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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

1915

Carmen directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

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

1914

The New Wizard of Oz directed by L. Frank Baum was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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

1913

The Inside of the Cup by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1913.

1912

The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dale Evans. From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth, directed by Sidney Olcott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912. The Winning of Barbara Worth by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1912.

1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1911.

1910

Simon the Jester by William J. Locke was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1910.

1909

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1909.

1907

The Lady of the Decoration by Frances Little was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1907.

1906

Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1906.

1905

Sandy Alice by Hegan Rice was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1905.

1904

The Maquerader by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1904.

1903

The Pit by Frank Norris was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1903.

1902

The Right of Way by Gilbert Parker was one of the best seller of 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1902.

1901

The Visits of Elizabeth by Elinor Glyn was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 October 1901.