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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: 31 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: 31 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: 31 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: 31 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: 31 January 2013.

2012

Bachelorette directed by Leslye Headland was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

I Saw the Devil directed by Jee-woon Kim was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Frozen directed by Adam Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Taken directed by Pierre Morel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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. Rambo, directed by Sylvester Stallone, 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: 31 January 2008.

2007

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

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

2006

Famous people born on this day include Shane Blanchard. In that special week people in US were listening to Check On It by Beyonce. Alpha Dog, directed by Nick Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. 4th of July by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2006.

2005

1776 by David McCullough was one of the best seller of 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2005.

2004

The Butterfly Effect directed by Eric Bress was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

2003

The Recruit directed by Roger Donaldson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

A Walk to Remember directed by Adam Shankman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Wet Hot American Summer directed by David Wain was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Boiler Room, directed by Ben Younger, 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: 31 January 2000.

1999

She's All That directed by Robert Iscove was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1998

Spice World directed by Bob Spiers was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Nick Medina. In that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Chasing Amy, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Jack54HD . In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. From Dusk Till Dawn, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. ?€œL?€? Is for Lawless by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Logan Butler. In that special week people in US were listening to Creep by TLC. Before Sunrise, directed by Richard Linklater, 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: 31 January 1995.

1994

?€œJ?€? Is for Judgment by Sue Grafton was one of the best seller of 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 January 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andy Samuels. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Reservoir Dogs, directed by Quentin Tarantino, 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: 31 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Amy Jackson. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time by Surface. The Silence of the Lambs, directed by Jonathan Demme, 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: 31 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Nicolo De Cesare. In UK Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Tremors, directed by Ron Underwood, 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: 31 January 1990.

1989

Sex, Lies, and Videotape directed by Steven Soderbergh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dylan Scott. In UK I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany was in the top 5 hits. On TV people were watching World Ninja War Jiraiya.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 January 1986.

1985

A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Tom Vangeneugden. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. The Year of Living Dangerously, directed by Peter Weir, 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: 31 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: 31 January 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Amrita Arora. In that special week people in US were listening to The Tide Is High by Blondie. 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: 31 January 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tiffany Limos. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Fabian Caballero. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching The Les Dawson Show.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Naomi Darrell. In that special week people in US were listening to Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor. 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: 31 January 1977.

1976

1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best seller of 1976.

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

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pavi Sald. In that special week people in US were listening to The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand. On TV people were watching Carrie's War.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 January 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Ben Cavil. In that special week people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean. Fritz the Cat, directed by Ralph Bakshi, 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: 31 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Corey Holliday. In UK My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was in the top 5 hits. 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: 31 January 1971.

1970

MASH directed by Robert Altman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970.

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

1969

Famous people born on this day include Mathew Pallister in Sydney. In UK Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by Marmalade was in the top 5 hits. 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: 31 January 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Sinclair. In that special week people in US were listening to Green Tambourine by The Lemon Pipers. A Mass For The Dead by William Gibson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Irene Wan. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. 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: 31 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Jamie Taras. In that special week people in US were listening to My Love by Petula Clark. 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: 31 January 1966.

1965

How to Murder Your Wife directed by Richard Quine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

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

1964

Famous people born on this day include Oto Hascak. In that special week people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, directed by Stanley Kubrick, 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: 31 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Scott Ian Rosenfeld in Bayside. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Right In by The Rooftop Singers. The Raven, directed by Roger Corman, 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: 31 January 1963.

1962

A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best seller of 1962.

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

1961

Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Barker. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. 101 Dalmatians, directed by Clyde Geronimi, 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: 31 January 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Elaine Roque in Santa Monica. In UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits. Our Man in Havana, directed by Carol Reed, 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: 31 January 1960.

1959

Sleeping Beauty directed by Clyde Geronimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

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

1958

A Death In The Family by James Agee was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1958.

1957

The Wings of Eagles directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Trevor A. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. The Court Jester, directed by Melvin Frank, 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: 31 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: 31 January 1955.

1954

A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1954.

1953

Niagara directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rosanne Musgrave. Bend of the River, directed by Anthony Mann, 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: 31 January 1952.

1951

Operation Pacific directed by George Waggner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1949

A Canterbury Tale directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Lady in the Lake directed by Robert Montgomery was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Three Strangers directed by Jean Negulesco was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Noah Creshevsky. Objective, Burma!, directed by Raoul Walsh, 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: 31 January 1945.

1944

Phantom Lady directed by Robert Siodmak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1941

Mr. & Mrs. Smith directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

The Fighting 69th directed by William Keighley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Gunga Din directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

The Dybbuk directed by Michal Waszynski was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

The Good Earth directed by Sidney Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Rose-Marie directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1934

The Lucky Texan directed by Robert N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Walter Paulis. She Done Him Wrong, directed by Lowell Sherman, 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: 31 January 1933.

1932

Taxi! directed by Roy Del Ruth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

1931

Inspiration directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

Anna Christie directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1929

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best seller of 1929.

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

1928

The Last Command directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1928.

1927

The Red Mill directed by William Goodrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

Beau Sabreur by P.C. Wren was one of the best seller of 1926.

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

1923

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best seller of 1923.

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

1921

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include E Fay Jones. The Kid, directed by Charles Chaplin, 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: 31 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: 31 January 1920.

1919

A Romance of Happy Valley directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

1918

Tarzan of the Apes directed by Scott Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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

1917

Blind Justice directed by Benjamin Christensen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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

1916

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

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

1913

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

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

1912

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

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1912.

1911

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

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

1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

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

1909

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

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

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1908.

1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

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

1906

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

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

1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

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

1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

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

1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

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

1901

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

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