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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. The Commuter, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2018.

2016

Breakdown directed by Jonnie Malachi was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2016.

2015

The Boy Next Door directed by Rob Cohen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2015.

2014

I Origins directed by Mike Cahill was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2014.

2012

Joyful Noise directed by Todd Graff was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2012.

2011

Decoded by Jay-Z was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2011.

2010

Tooth Fairy directed by Michael Lembeck was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2010.

2008

In Bruges directed by Martin McDonagh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2008.

2007

Pathfinder directed by Marcus Nispel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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2006

Last Holiday directed by Wayne Wang was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2006.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Peyton Kennedy. In UK Mad World by Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules was in the top 5 hits. Along Came Polly, directed by John Hamburg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2004.

2003

National Security directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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2002

One Hour Photo directed by Mark Romanek was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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2001

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. The Pledge, directed by Sean Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Code To Zero by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2001.

2000

Famous people born on this day include Rhiannon Leigh Wryn. In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Next Friday, directed by Steve Carr, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Hannibal by Thomas Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Camille Berthollet. In UK Heartbeat / Tragedy by Steps was in the top 5 hits. Virus, directed by John Bruno, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Bag of Bones by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Coco Jones. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Hard Rain, directed by Mikael Salomon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Winner by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Christopher O'Flyng. In that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Lost Highway, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Jade Jones. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. Bio-Dome, directed by Jason Bloom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Regulators by Richard Bachman (Stephen King) was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Maria Isabel. In that special week people in US were listening to On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men. Higher Learning, directed by John Singleton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man by Tim Allen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Zoe Aggeliki. In that special week people in US were listening to Hero by Mariah Carey. Intersection, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1994.

1993

Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King was one of the best seller of 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1993.

1992

Famous people born on this day include Kris Bryant. In that special week people in US were listening to Black Or White by Michael Jackson. Freejack, directed by Geoff Murphy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Olivia Tennet. In UK Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter by Iron Maiden was in the top 5 hits. New Jack City, directed by Mario Van Peebles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Lady Boss by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Toni Kroos. In UK Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, directed by Jeff Burr, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1990.

1989

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ashley Horne. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. Gleaming the Cube, directed by Graeme Clifford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Home Planet by Kevin W. Kelley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1989.

1988

Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor was one of the best seller of 1988.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Freja Kirk. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. Critical Condition, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Charlyne Yi. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. The Hitcher, directed by Robert Harmon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Contact by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Ana Karina Áñez. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. The New Kids, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include İbrahim Akın. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. Talk to Me, directed by Julius Potocsny, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Auerbach Will by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Kerry Condon. In that special week people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Sweet 16, directed by Jim Sotos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1983.

1982

Liar's Moon directed by David Fisher was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982.

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1981

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Silvy De Bie. In that special week people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Fear No Evil, directed by Frank LaLoggia, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1981.

1980

Famous people born on this day include Dylan Fergus. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Just Tell Me What You Want, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Establishment by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Lynnsha (singer). In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Ernesto, directed by Salvatore Samperi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Karine Ruby. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, directed by Bertrand Blier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1978.

1977

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Millar. In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1977.

1976

Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer was one of the best seller of 1976.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jill Marie Jones. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Pleasure Party, directed by Claude Chabrol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Harlequin by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Armin Zoeggeler. In that special week people in US were listening to Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce. Bread and Chocolate, directed by Franco Brusati, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1974.

1973

Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Hudson. In that special week people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie. Eagle in a Cage, directed by Fielder Cook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Licht. In that special week people in US were listening to My Sweet Lord by George Harrison. Murphy's War, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Khrushchev Remembers by Nikita Khrushchev was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1971.

1970

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton was one of the best seller of 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1970.

1969

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Julio Aparicio Díaz. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. More Dead Than Alive, directed by Robert Sparr, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Day Kennedy Was Shot by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1969.

1968

Airport by Arthur Haile was one of the best seller of 1968.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1968.

1967

Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best seller of 1967.

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1966

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best seller of 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Yvan Attal. In that special week people in US were listening to I Feel Fine by The Beatles. Two on a Guillotine, directed by William Conrad, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Andrea Politti. In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Incredible Mr. Limpet, directed by Arthur Lubin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. My Darling Clementine by Jack Fishman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1964.

1962

My Saber Is Bent by Jack Paar was one of the best seller of 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1962.

1961

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Graham McTavish. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1961.

1960

Too Many Ghosts by Paul Gallico was one of the best seller of 1960.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Vanity (performer). In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Operation Amsterdam, directed by Michael McCarthy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1959.

1958

The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall by Harnett T. Kane was one of the best seller of 1958.

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1957

Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter by Edward Streeter was one of the best seller of 1957.

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1956

Famous people born on this day include Bernard Sumner. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Diane, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1956.

1955

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk was one of the best seller of 1955.

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1954

Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best seller of 1954.

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1953

The Wonderful Country by Tom Lea was one of the best seller of 1953.

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1952

Wait For The Wagon by Mary Lasswell was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1952.

1951

The Steel Helmet directed by Samuel Fuller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1951.

1950

Ambush directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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1949

A Woman's Secret directed by Nicholas Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1949.

1948

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

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1947

California directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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1946

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

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1945

The Great Flamarion directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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1944

Lifeboat directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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1943

The Hard Way directed by Vincent Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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1940

His Girl Friday directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

Son of Frankenstein directed by Rowland V. Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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1938

The Divorce of Lady X directed by Tim Whelan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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1937

Thunder in the City directed by Marion Gering was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

Paddy O'Day directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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1935

Mazurka directed by Willi Forst was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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1934

Easy to Love directed by William Keighley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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1932

Union Depot directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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1929

I Kiss Your Hand Madame directed by Robert Land was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1929.

1921

The Love Light directed by Frances Marion was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1921.

1915

A Fool There Was directed by Frank Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 January 1915.