July 4 Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on July 4. From 1900 until now. July 4 is under the sign of Cancer. Famous birthdays on this day include Victoria Abril (1959), Gina Lollobrigida (1927) and Malia Ann Obama (1998). Several movies were released around July 4 over the years, such as Resident Evil in 2022 directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and Heist in 2021 directed by David Mamet.
But much more happened on July 4 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around July 4 over the years?
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Resident Evil

Resident Evil

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson



Release year: 2021

Directed by: David Mamet

Sonny Boy

Sonny Boy

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Maria Peters



Release year: 2020

Directed by: Wes Craven

Brave New World

Brave New World

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Gaia


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 4?


  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)


  • 2019 Sanctions against Iran: Royal Marines take control of an oil tanker that was heading to Baniyas, Syria. The vessel is suspected of carrying Iranian crude oil and breaching EU sanctions. Robert Macaire, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Iran is summoned to Tehran for the incident. Iran calls it an "illegal seizure".
  • 2018 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli security forces clash with Bedouin residents of Khan al-Ahmar in West Bank as Israeli bulldozers prepare for demolition. On May 24, the Supreme Court of Israel decided that residents of the village could be expelled, although such relocation is illegal under international humanitarian law.
  • 2017 Ten people are killed and dozens injured in a boiler explosion at a garment factory in Dhaka in Bangladesh.
  • 2016 Terrorism in Malaysia: Malaysia has confirmed that it was bombed by the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant (ISIS) during the week before, raising concerns about the possible spread of militant influence.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 4 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Despacito
  • 2016 - One Dance
  • 2015 - See You Again
  • 2014 - Fancy
  • 2013 - Blurred Lines
  • 2012 - Call Me Maybe
  • 2011 - Give Me Everything
  • 2010 - California Gurls
  • 2009 - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  • 2008 - I Kissed A Girl
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Ride
  • 2015 - Shut Up And Dance
  • 2014 - Ain't It Fun
  • 2013 - Radioactive
  • 2012 - Burn It Down
  • 2011 - Rope
  • 2010 - The Good Life
  • 2009 - New Divide


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Family Album by Danielle Steel

Family Album

Year: 1985


From Hollywood's golden years in World War II to the present, Faye Price would build a career first as an actress and then a family.

Loves Music, Loves To Dance by Mary Higgins Clark

Loves Music, Loves To Dance

Year: 1991


New York's popular magazines can be dangerous when a killer uses the personal ads to lure victims into his bizarre dance of death.

If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon

If Tomorrow Comes

Year: 1985


Tracy Whitney, a lovely and idealistic woman is sentenced to a 15-year term in an escape-proof penitentiary. She fights back with brilliant ingenuity to defeat the untouchable crime lords that put her there.

In God'S Name by David A. Yallop

In God'S Name

Year: 1984


Three days after his election, Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani) died in unusual circumstances. Rumours of a cover up began to circulate almost immediately around the Vatican.

Secrecy by Belva Plain


Year: 1997


Then came the sin. Then came the lies. He was charming, charming, irresistible, and an 18-year-old lady-killer. His uncle Cliff's stepson Ted, was also his charm. He would destroy the fourteen-year-old Charlotte's life in one horrible night.

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