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2017

The Bye Bye Man directed by Stacy Title was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2017.

2016

The Revenant directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2016.

2015

American Sniper directed by Clint Eastwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2015.

2014

Sholay directed by Ramesh Sippy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2014.

2013

12th of Never by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2013.

2012

The Raid: Redemption directed by Gareth Huw Evans was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2012.

2011

10th Anniversary by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 January 2010.

2009

Bronson directed by Nicolas Winding Refn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In UK Now You're Gone by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz was in the top 5 hits. Funny Games, directed by Michael Haneke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. 7th Heaven by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2008.

2007

74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber was one of the best seller of 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2007.

2006

Thank You for Smoking directed by Jason Reitman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 January 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Emma Marie. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Ya! by OutKast. Saw, directed by James Wan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. 3rd Degree by James Patterson, Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2004.

2003

Bend It Like Beckham directed by Gurinder Chadha was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2003.

2002

Secretary directed by Steven Shainberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2002.

2001

Memento directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include James McGrath. In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. The Virgin Suicides, directed by Sofia Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Brynn Chandler. In that special week people in US were listening to Have You Ever? by Brandy. 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: 20 January 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Timmy Connors. In that special week people in US were listening to Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden. Cube, directed by Vincenzo Natali, 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: 20 January 1998.

1997

8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1997.

1996

From Dusk Till Dawn directed by Robert Rodriguez was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Tyler Knight. In that special week people in US were listening to On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men. 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: 20 January 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Lucas Piazon. In that special week people in US were listening to All For Love by Bryan Adams. Clerks., directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. ?€œJ?€? Is for Judgment by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1994.

1993

Alive directed by Frank Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jorge Zárate. In that special week people in US were listening to All 4 Love by Color Me Badd. 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: 20 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Ciara Hanna. In UK Sadness Part 1 by Enigma was in the top 5 hits. New Jack City, directed by Mario Van Peebles, 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: 20 January 1991.

1990

Tremors directed by Ron Underwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Washington. In that special week people in US were listening to Two Hearts by Phil Collins. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, 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: 20 January 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Colin Bensadon. In that special week people in US were listening to The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson. 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: 20 January 1988.

1987

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best seller of 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1987.

1986

A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best seller of 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 January 1985.

1984

...And the Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer was one of the best seller of 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Paula Taylor. In that special week people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1983.

1982

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Freddy Guzman. In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brigitte Olivier. In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1980.

1979

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Sonja Kesselschlager. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player. The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching All Creatures Great and Small.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Cindy Diggs. In that special week people in US were listening to I Wish by Stevie Wonder. The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, 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: 20 January 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fabio Bencivenga. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1976.

1975

A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Calvin Harrison in Orlando. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. On TV people were watching Divlje godine.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1974.

1973

Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Alcides Catanho. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. The Cowboys, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Andrei Skabelka. In that special week people in US were listening to Knock Three Times by Dawn. Vanishing Point, directed by Richard C. Sarafian, 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: 20 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Anita St Rose. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 January 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Tia Marie Zorne in Las Vegas. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 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: 20 January 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nick Anderson. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. A Mass For The Dead by William Gibson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Mark Stepnoski. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. A Fistful of Dollars, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Rich Gannon. In that special week people in US were listening to The Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, directed by Alan Rafkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. On TV people were watching Die Tintenfische.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Brad Brink US baseball pitcher (San Francisco Giants. In UK Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame was in the top 5 hits. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Victoria Sellers. In that special week people in US were listening to There! I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton. The Incredible Mr. Limpet, directed by Arthur Lubin, 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: 20 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Scott Fisher in San Jose. Reptilicus, directed by Sidney Pink, 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: 20 January 1963.

1962

The Innocents directed by Jack Clayton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1962.

1961

Where the Boys Are directed by Henry Levin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Corey. In UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 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: 20 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Lea Antonoplis in West Covina. In that special week people in US were listening to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters. 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: 20 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Lorenzo Lamas in Los Angeles. In that special week people in US were listening to At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors. 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: 20 January 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Leonard C Clements in Cherry Point. In UK Singing The Blues by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On TV people were watching Whirlybirds.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1957.

1956

All That Heaven Allows directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1956.

1955

Bad Day at Black Rock directed by John Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Ken Page. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1954.

1953

The Little World of Don Camillo directed by Julien Duvivier was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ian Hill. The Greatest Show on Earth, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. A Creed For Free Enterprise by Clarence B. Randall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1952.

1951

Halls of Montezuma directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1951.

1950

Gun Crazy directed by Joseph H. Lewis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1950.

1949

A Letter to Three Wives directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1949.

1948

I Walk Alone directed by Byron Haskin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1948.

1947

13 Rue Madeleine directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1947.

1946

The Harvey Girls directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Peter Beckwith. A Song to Remember, directed by Charles Vidor, 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: 20 January 1945.

1944

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves directed by Arthur Lubin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1944.

1943

Shadow of a Doubt directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1943.

1942

Woman of the Year directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1942.

1941

The Reluctant Dragon directed by Alfred L. Werker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1941.

1940

The Blue Bird directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1940.

1939

Jesse James directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1939.

1938

Tarzan's Revenge directed by D. Ross Lederman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1938.

1937

Sabotage directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 January 1936.

1935

David Copperfield directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 January 1934.

1933

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ron Townson in Saint Louis. The Vampire Bat, directed by Frank Strayer, 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: 20 January 1933.

1932

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1932.

1931

The Painted Desert directed by Howard Higgin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1931.

1930

The Farmer's Wife directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1930.

1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Arte Johnson in Chicago. 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: 20 January 1929.

1928

Sadie Thompson directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1928.

1927

The Kid Brother directed by Ted Wilde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 January 1926.

1925

The Last Laugh directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1925.

1924

Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske directed by Max Glass was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nora Brockstedt. 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: 20 January 1923.

1922

Satanas directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1922.

1921

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bernt Engelmann. 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: 20 January 1921.

1920

Pollyanna directed by Paul Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 January 1918.

1917

The Pride of the Clan directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1917.

1916

Just David by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1916.

1915

Alice in Wonderland directed by W.W. Young was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1915.

1914

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 January 1913.

1912

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1912.

1911

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

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1910

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

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1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 January 1908.

1907

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1907.

1906

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

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1905

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 January 1904.

1903

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

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1902

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

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1901

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1901.