January 1

#
Boosts
Is this day important to you? Boost it!

Find out what the world looked like on January 1 in the most popular years: events, famous birthdays, music, movies, etc..

Pick another day:
Pick another month:

2017

Ghost in the Shell directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2017.

2016

Daddy's Home directed by Sean Anders was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2016.

2015

The Imitation Game directed by Morten Tyldum was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2015.

2014

The Best Offer directed by Giuseppe Tornatore was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2014.

2013

The Millionaire Tour directed by Inon Shampanier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2013.

2012

The Flowers of War directed by Yimou Zhang was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2012.

2011

TRON: Legacy directed by Joseph Kosinski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2011.

2010

Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2010.

2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button directed by David Fincher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2009.

2008

P.S. I Love You directed by Richard LaGravenese was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2008.

2007

Rocky Balboa directed by Sylvester Stallone was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2007.

2006

The Descent directed by Neil Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2006.

2005

Oldboy directed by Chan-wook Park was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2005.

2004

Cheaper by the Dozen directed by Shawn Levy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2004.

2003

28 Days Later... directed by Danny Boyle was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2003.

2002

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2002.

2001

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Liam Flockhart. Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. On TV people were watching Autopsie: Mysteriöse Todesfälle.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2001.

2000

The Virgin Suicides directed by Sofia Coppola was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Diamond White. In UK Believe by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Run Lola Run, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. A Clash Of Kings by George R. R. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Marlene Lawston. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Pi, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1998.

1997

Scream directed by Wes Craven was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1997.

1996

Dead Man Walking directed by Tim Robbins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Jarrell. In UK Think Twice by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. ?€œK?€? Is for Killer by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1995.

1994

Clerks. directed by Kevin Smith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1994.

1993

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mattie Foxx. Chaplin, directed by Richard Attenborough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Cup Of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1993.

1992

Famous people born on this day include Tim Menzel. In that special week people in US were listening to Black Or White by Michael Jackson. Lolita, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Seana Gorlick. In that special week people in US were listening to Justify My Love by Madonna. Kindergarten Cop, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Irvine. In that special week people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. Tango & Cash, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1990.

1989

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stefan Reinartz. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1989.

1988

Famous people born on this day include Nelufar Hedayat. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. On TV people were watching Bohubrihi.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Gilbert Brule. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Alexa Ray. In UK Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1986.

1985

Stranger Than Paradise directed by Jim Jarmusch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1985.

1984

Silkwood directed by Mike Nichols was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1984.

1983

Xtro directed by Harry Bromley Davenport was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include David Nalbandian. In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1982.

1981

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Abdulkadir Kocak. In that special week people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Maniac, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. On TV people were watching Video Soul.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1981.

1980

Scavenger Hunt directed by Michael Schultz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1980.

1979

Every Which Way But Loose directed by James Fargo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1979.

1978

High Anxiety directed by Mel Brooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1978.

1977

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hasan Salihamidzic. The Enforcer, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1977.

1976

Famous people born on this day include Monica Mullaly. In that special week people in US were listening to Saturday Night by Bay City Rollers. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Becky Kellar. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Johnie Church. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. On TV people were watching Don't Ask Me.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1974.

1973

Jeremiah Johnson directed by Sydney Pollack was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1973.

1972

Straw Dogs directed by Sam Peckinpah was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Lee. In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits. Sometimes a Great Notion, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Tom Sier. In that special week people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. The Punch Bowl, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1970.

1969

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nicolle Dickson. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. The Wrecking Crew, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. A Long Row Of Candles by C.L. Sulzberger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1969.

1968

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly directed by Sergio Leone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1968.

1967

Grand Prix directed by John Frankenheimer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1967.

1966

The Slender Thread directed by Sydney Pollack was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1966.

1965

Sex and the Single Girl directed by Richard Quine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Juliana Donald. In that special week people in US were listening to There! I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton. The Sword in the Stone, directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lance Smith. Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. A Shade Of Difference by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Ravshanbek Aliyev. In that special week people in US were listening to The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens. The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1962.

1961

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marcia Cross. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1961.

1960

Famous people born on this day include Michael David Morrison. In that special week people in US were listening to Why by Frankie Avalon. Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Jean Yarbrough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. A Distant Trumpet by Paul Horgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Abdul Ahad. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. A Fever In The Blood by William Pearson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Ren Woods. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. Old Yeller, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. A Death In The Family by James Agee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1958.

1957

The Wrong Man directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-15. In UK Just Walkin' In The Rain by Johnnie Ray was in the top 5 hits. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1956.

1955

Animal Farm directed by Joy Batchelor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1955.

1954

David and Bathsheba directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1954.

1953

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kevin Hangon. The Bad and the Beautiful, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A House Is Not A Home by Polly Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1953.

1952

Westward the Women directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1952.

1951

Born Yesterday directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1951.

1950

The Outlaw directed by Howard Hughes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1950.

1949

Golden Boy directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1949.

1948

Buck Privates directed by Arthur Lubin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1948.

1947

Les Misérables directed by Richard Boleslawski was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1947.

1946

Scarlet Street directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Peter Duncan. Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1945.

1944

A Guy Named Joe directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1944.

1943

Commandos Strike at Dawn directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1943.

1942

They Died with Their Boots On directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1942.

1941

Night Train to Munich directed by Carol Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1941.

1940

The Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1940.

1939

The Dawn Patrol directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1939.

1938

Sex Madness directed by Dwain Esper was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1938.

1937

After the Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1937.

1936

Professional Soldier directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1936.

1935

Forsaking All Others directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1935.

1934

Design for Living directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1934.

1933

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anders Bo Leif Linde. Frisco Jenny, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933. Ann Vickers by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1933.

1932

Tonight or Never directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1932.

1931

The Royal Family of Broadway directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1931.

1930

The Manxman directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1930.

1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Holling Gustav Vapor. Queen Kelly, directed by Erich Von Stroheim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1929.

1928

West Point directed by Edward Sedgwick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1928.

1927

Flesh and the Devil directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1927.

1926

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1926.

1925

Peter Pan directed by Herbert Brenon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1925.

1924

A Gentleman of Courage by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best seller of 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chalmers Goodlin. Lederstrumpf, directed by Arthur Wellin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1923.

1922

Tol'able David directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1922.

1921

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cesar Baldaccini. Outside the Law, directed by Tod Browning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1921.

1920

The Greatest Question directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1920.

1919

The Heart of Humanity directed by Allen Holubar was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1919.

1918

A Modern Musketeer directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1918.

1917

Joan the Woman directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1917.

1916

Burlesque on Carmen directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1916.

1915

Cinderella directed by James Kirkwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1915.

1914

The Goat directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1914.

1913

Heart of the Hills by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1913.

1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1912.

1911

Little Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1911.

1910

Anna Karenina directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1910.

1909

Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1909.

1908

The Doctor's Experiment directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1908.

1907

Tom Sawyer directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1906.

1905

Bohemios directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1905.

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1904.

1903

The Three Musketeers directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1903.

1902

Shut Up! directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1902.

1901

Prison Bars directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 January 1901.