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2017

Camp Cool Kids directed by Lisa Arnold was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2017.

2015

Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List directed by Kristin Hanggi was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Sex Tape directed by Jake Kasdan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

R.I.P.D. directed by Robert Schwentke was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2013.

2011

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara directed by Zoya Akhtar was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

The Secret World of Arrietty directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Dark Blue directed by Ron Shelton was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2009.

2007

The Rage directed by Robert Kurtzman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2007.

2006

Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds directed by Phillip J. Bartell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya directed by David Dhawan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2005.

2003

Spy Kids 3: Game Over directed by Robert Rodriguez was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2003.

2002

Neko no ongaeshi directed by Hiroyuki Morita was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Arianas Harrison. In that special week people in US were listening to U Remind Me by Usher. The Score, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. On the Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2001.

2000

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best seller of 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Wyatt Schiff. In UK 9pm (Till I Come) by ATB was in the top 5 hits. Eyes Wide Shut, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Century by Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Malia Ann Obama. In UK C'est La Vie by B*Witched was in the top 5 hits. Kareeb, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Daniela Nieves. In UK Mmm Bop by Hanson was in the top 5 hits. The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Post Malone. In UK Killing Me Softly by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. Courage Under Fire, directed by Edward Zwick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Tenth Insight by James Redfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Era Istrefi. In that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. The Indian in the Cupboard, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Redemption by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Julianna Rose. In that special week people in US were listening to I Swear by All-4-One. Chungking Express, directed by Kar-Wai Wong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up by Dave Barry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Clinton Cave. In that special week people in US were listening to Weak by SWV. Hocus Pocus, directed by Kenny Ortega, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Thunder Point by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nick Hissom. In UK Abba-esque (EP) by Erasure was in the top 5 hits. Bitter Moon, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Scruples Two by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Ak Rositi. In that special week people in US were listening to Rush Rush by Paula Abdul. My Own Private Idaho, directed by Gus Van Sant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Piranhas by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Amelie Morelle. In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Ghost, directed by Jerry Zucker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Alyssa Miller. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. Batwara, directed by J.P. Dutta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Capital Crimes by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Angélique Boyer. In that special week people in US were listening to The Flame by Cheap Trick. It Takes Two, directed by David Beaird, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Ryan Malmberg. In UK I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. Sien nui yau wan, directed by Siu-Tung Ching, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Fanny Valette. In UK Spirit In The Sky by Doctor & The Medics was in the top 5 hits. Momo, directed by Johannes Schaaf, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1986.

1985

If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Jin Akanishi. In that special week people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. Splatter University, directed by Richard W. Haines, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Past Imperfect by Joan Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Isabeli Fontana. In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Zelig, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Michael Sorrentino. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't You Want Me by The Human League. Summer Lovers, directed by Randal Kleiser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1982.

1981

The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel was one of the best seller of 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Max Elliott Slade. In that special week people in US were listening to Coming Up by Paul McCartney. Honeysuckle Rose, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Spike by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Josh McCown. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. Dracula, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Ghost Story by Peter Straub was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Becki Newton. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Foul Play, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. 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 July 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Katia Zygouli. In UK So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate was in the top 5 hits. Shock Waves, directed by Ken Wiederhorn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Daijiro Kato. In UK Combine Harvester by The Wurzels was in the top 5 hits. The Russians by Hedrick Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1976.

1975

The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Karole Rocher. In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. Gone in 60 Seconds, directed by H.B. Halicki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Gackt (musician). In that special week people in US were listening to Will It Go Round In Circles by Billy Preston. Lady Ice, directed by Tom Gries, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Alexei Shirov. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Love Me Deadly, directed by Jacques Lacerte, 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: 04 July 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Brendan Donnelly. In UK Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle Of The Road was in the top 5 hits. Vampyros Lesbos, directed by Jesús Franco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Christian Giesler. In UK In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. Cromwell, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Wall Street Jungle by Richard Ney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Al Golden. In UK The Ballad Of John And Yoko by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Alfred the Great, directed by Clive Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ronni Ancona. In that special week people in US were listening to This Guy's In Love With You by Herb Alpert. Snake Woman's Curse, directed by Nobuo Nakagawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Heaven Help Us! by Herbert Tarr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Sébastien Deleigne. In that special week people in US were listening to Windy by The Association. The Gnome-Mobile, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Alessio Boni. In UK Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits. Mister Buddwing, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Horace Grant. In that special week people in US were listening to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. Darling, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1965.

1964

The Invisible Government by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marco Marin. In UK I Like It by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. Beach Party, directed by William Asher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Bedford Incident by Mark Rascovich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Pam Shriver. In that special week people in US were listening to The Stripper by David Rose and His Orchestra. Tiara Tahiti, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include François Zimeray. In that special week people in US were listening to Quarter To Three by Gary U.S. Bonds. The Honeymoon Machine, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roland Ratzenberger. In that special week people in US were listening to Everybody's Somebody's Fool by Connie Francis. The Rat Race, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Chapman Report by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Victoria Abril. In that special week people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. A Hole in the Head, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1959.

1958

The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include M Nasir. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Silk Stockings, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Eric Neuhoff. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. The Baby and the Battleship, directed by Jay Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1956.

1955

Wichita directed by Jacques Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1955.

1954

Susan Slept Here directed by Frank Tashlin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1954.

1953

Ride, Vaquero! directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nicole Ameline. Son of Paleface, directed by Frank Tashlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1952.

1951

Washington Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer was one of the best seller of 1951.

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

1950

Three Little Words directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1950.

1949

The Girl from Jones Beach directed by Peter Godfrey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 July 1948.

1947

Cry Wolf directed by Peter Godfrey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1947.

1946

Canyon Passage directed by Jacques Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1946.

1945

The White Gorilla directed by Harry L. Fraser was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1945.

1944

Summer Storm directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1944.

1943

For Whom the Bell Tolls directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 July 1942.

1941

Arizona Bound directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1941.

1939

Bulldog Drummond's Bride directed by James P. Hogan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1939.

1938

Prison Break directed by Arthur Lubin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1938.

1937

They Won't Forget directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1937.

1936

Prison Shadows directed by Robert F. Hill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1936.

1935

The Black Room directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1935.

1934

Midnight Alibi directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1934.

1933

The Man from Monterey directed by Mack V. Wright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1933.

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: 04 July 1930.

1918

A Pair of Silk Stockings directed by Walter Edwards was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1918.