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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 UK Eternity / The Road To Mandalay by Robbie Williams was in the top 5 hits. The Score, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2001.

2000

In The Heart Of The Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick 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. High Five by Janet Evanovich 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. The Street Lawyer by John Grisham 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 Bible Code by Michael Drosnin 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 that special week people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Courage Under Fire, directed by Edward Zwick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Anything Considered by Peter Mayle 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. Mind Prey by John Sandford 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. The Alienist by Caleb Carr 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 UK Dreams by Gabrielle was in the top 5 hits. Hocus Pocus, directed by Kenny Ortega, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Secret Ceremonies by Deborah Laake 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 that special week people in US were listening to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Bitter Moon, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Acquired Tastes by Peter Mayle 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 UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. My Own Private Idaho, directed by Gus Van Sant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz 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. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss 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 that special week people in US were listening to Good Thing by Fine Young Cannibals. Batwara, directed by J.P. Dutta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie 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 UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. It Takes Two, directed by David Beaird, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking 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. RoboCop, directed by Paul Verhoeven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel 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. In Search Of The Trojan War by Michael Wood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1986.

1985

Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle 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 UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Splatter University, directed by Richard W. Haines, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum 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 that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Zelig, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Growing Up by Russell Baker 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 UK Fame by Irene Cara was in the top 5 hits. Summer Lovers, directed by Randal Kleiser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Thy Brother'S Wife by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1982.

1981

Miss Piggy'S Guide To Life by Miss Piggy as told to Henry Beard 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 UK Crying by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. Honeysuckle Rose, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French 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. There'S No Such Place As Far Away by Richard Bach 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. Kalki by Gore Vidal 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. Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal 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. Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1976.

1975

Breach Of Faith by Theodore H. White 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 that special week people in US were listening to Rock The Boat by The Hues Corporation. Gone in 60 Seconds, directed by H.B. Halicki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy 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 UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits. Lady Ice, directed by Tom Gries, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Sleeping Beauty by Ross MacDonald 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. Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash 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 Greening Of America by Charles Reich 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. Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser 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 that special week people in US were listening to Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet by Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus. Alfred the Great, directed by Clive Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Between Parent & Teenager by Haim G. Ginott 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. Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre 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 UK A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum was in the top 5 hits. The Gnome-Mobile, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Death Of A President by William Manchester 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 that special week people in US were listening to Paperback Writer by The Beatles. 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. The Founding Father by Richard J. Whalen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1965.

1964

The Martyred by Richard E. Kim 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 that special week people in US were listening to Easier Said Than Done by The Essex. The Thrill of It All, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson 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. The Decline Of Pleasure by Walter Kerr 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. These Ruins Are Inhabited by Muriel Beadle 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. From the Terrace, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury 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. Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1959.

1958

The Ordeal Of Woodrow Wilson by Herbert Hoover 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 Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1957.

1956

Santiago directed by Gordon Douglas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Dominique Wavre. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. Wichita, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Onions In The Stew by Betty MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
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

Famous people born on this day include Francis Maude. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Great Jesse James Raid, directed by Reginald Le Borg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A House Is Not A Home by Polly Adler was one of the best selling books.
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. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1952.

1951

Rich, Young and Pretty directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 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.

1947

Kilroy Was Here directed by Phil Karlson 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

The Sky's the Limit directed by Edward H. Griffith 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.

1940

Maryland directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1940.

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.

1931

The Miracle Woman directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1914

Held for Ransom directed by Clarence Bricker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1914.