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2017

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2016

Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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

2015

Ant-Man directed by Peyton Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2013

Grown Ups 2 directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2012

The Bourne Legacy directed by Tony Gilroy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love. directed by Glenn Ficarra was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Inception directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Julie & Julia directed by Nora Ephron was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. Step Brothers, directed by Adam McKay, 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 July 2008.

2007

The Bourne Ultimatum directed by Paul Greengrass was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

John Tucker Must Die directed by Betty Thomas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

Wedding Crashers directed by David Dobkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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

2004

I, Robot directed by Alex Proyas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

2003

American Wedding directed by Jesse Dylan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

Signs directed by M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Original Sin directed by Michael Cristofer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

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

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim Sae-ron. In that special week people in US were listening to It's Gonna Be Me by N'Sync. Coyote Ugly, directed by David McNally, 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 July 2000.

1999

The Iron Giant directed by Brad Bird was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1998

Famous people born on this day include Rico Rodriguez. In UK Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya was in the top 5 hits. Ever After: A Cinderella Story, directed by Andy Tennant, 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: 31 July 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Cat Harmon. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. Good Burger, directed by Brian Robbins, 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 July 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Blake Michael. In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. Matilda, directed by Danny DeVito, 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 July 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Jordan Doww. In that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Waterworld, directed by Kevin Reynolds, 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 July 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Kap G. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. The Mask, directed by Charles Russell, 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: 31 July 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Beau Brooks. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. Robin Hood: Men in Tights, directed by Mel Brooks, 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: 31 July 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jenna Charland. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Death Becomes Her, directed by Robert Zemeckis, 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 July 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Ash Stymest. In that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Hot Shots!, directed by Jim Abrahams, 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 July 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Olga Galchenko. In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Problem Child, directed by Dennis Dugan, 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 July 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Zelda Williams. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. Parenthood, directed by Ron Howard, 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: 31 July 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Miles Brock. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. Cocktail, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. On TV people were watching Rough Guide to Europe.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Paige Hathaway. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. The Lost Boys, directed by Joel Schumacher, 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: 31 July 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Evgeni Malkin. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Flight of the Navigator, directed by Randal Kleiser, 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: 31 July 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Remy Di Gregorio. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Pee-wee's Big Adventure, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Joseph Benavidez. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Purple Rain, directed by Albert Magnoli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. ...And the Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1984.

1983

Vacation directed by Harold Ramis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1983.

1982

Night Shift directed by Ron Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1982.

1981

Heavy Metal directed by Gerald Potterton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rina Aiuchi. In that special week people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. Arabian Nights, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. 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 July 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Per Kr?ldrup. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. The Amityville Horror, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Will Champion. In that special week people in US were listening to Miss You by The Rolling Stones. The Driver, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Spearhead.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Corps Malade. In UK I Feel Love by Donna Summer was in the top 5 hits. The Hills Have Eyes, directed by Wes Craven, 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 July 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joshua Cain. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss And Say Goodbye by The Manhattans. Lifeguard, directed by Daniel Petrie, 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: 31 July 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 July 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emilia Fox. In that special week people in US were listening to Annie's Song by John Denver. Flesh Gordon, directed by Michael Benveniste, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. On TV people were watching Soldier and Me.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 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 July 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Antonio Langham. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Deliverance, directed by John Boorman, 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 July 1972.

1971

The Panic in Needle Park directed by Jerry Schatzberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

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

1970

A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best seller of 1970.

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

1969

Famous people born on this day include Langa Sibanda. In that special week people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans. Spirits of the Dead, directed by Federico Fellini, 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 July 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Bradley Stockton Jr. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello, I Love You by The Doors. Asterix le Gaulois, directed by Ray Goossens, 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: 31 July 1968.

1967

A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1967.

1966

Batman directed by Leslie H. Martinson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Tom Stankowski. In that special week people in US were listening to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. Ship of Fools, directed by Stanley Kramer, 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: 31 July 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include C Catch. In that special week people in US were listening to A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles. Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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 July 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Norman Cook. In UK Confessin' by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The Thrill of It All, directed by Norman Jewison, 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 July 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Kym Malin. In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits. Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, 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: 31 July 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Chris Hinton. In that special week people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, 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 July 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lva Budarova. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Inherit the Wind, directed by Stanley Kramer, 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 July 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Maggie Alderson. In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Last Train from Gun Hill, directed by John Sturges, 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: 31 July 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Wallace Kurth. In that special week people in US were listening to Patricia by Perez Prado and His Orchestra. The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, 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: 31 July 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Irina Nazariva. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Night Passage, directed by James Neilson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On TV people were watching The Jack Paar Tonight Show.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1957.

1956

High Society directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1956.

1955

The Night of the Hunter directed by Charles Laughton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1955.

1954

Pushover directed by Richard Quine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

The War of the Worlds directed by Byron Haskin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pritawi Sudarmo. Ivanhoe, directed by Richard Thorpe, 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 July 1952.

1951

Oliver Twist directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Broken Arrow directed by Delmer Daves was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

In the Good Old Summertime directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Key Largo directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Possessed directed by Curtis Bernhardt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Christmas in Connecticut directed by Peter Godfrey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best seller of 1944.

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

1943

This Is the Army directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

The Pride of the Yankees directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

The Shepherd of the Hills directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

They Drive by Night directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Beau Geste directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Love Finds Andy Hardy directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Slaves in Bondage directed by Elmer Clifton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Mary of Scotland directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Curly Top directed by Irving Cummings was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

The Star Packer directed by R.N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Baby Face directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Morey Carr. Jewel Robbery, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1932.

1931

Night Nurse directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

For the Defense directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jack Gerson. The Love of Jeanne Ney, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1928.

1927

Tartuffe directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

So This Is Paris directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

Cyrano de Bergerac directed by Augusto Genina was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1924

Manhandled directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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

1923

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

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1923.

1922

Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best seller of 1922.

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

1921

The Conquering Power directed by Rex Ingram was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rudolf Halaczinsky. Himmelskibet, directed by Holger-Madsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1920.

1919

The Lost Battalion directed by Burton King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

1918

Dere Mable by Edward Streeter was one of the best seller of 1918.

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

1917

Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells was one of the best seller of 1917.

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

1916

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

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

1915

A Far Country by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1915.

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

1914

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1914.

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

1912

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

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

1911

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

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

1910

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

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

1909

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

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

1907

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

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

1906

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

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

1905

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

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

1903

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

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

1902

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

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