July 4

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 Chungking Express in 1994 directed by Kar-Wai Wong and The Bourne Supremacy in 2004 directed by Paul Greengrass.
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?

Chungking Express

Release year: 1994

Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong

Starring: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Faye Wong

The Bourne Supremacy

Release year: 2004

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Country: United States of America

Breaking Away

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Country: United States of America

Matando Cabos

Release year: 2004

Directed by: Alejandro Lozano

Starring: Tony Dalton, Ana Claudia Talancón, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Kristoff

The Dark Horse

Release year: 2014

Directed by: James Napier Robertson

Starring: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, James Napier Robertson


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 seize control of an oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar that was en route to Baniyas in Syria, suspected of breaching EU sanctions against Syria, carrying Iranian crude oil. The United Kingdom's Ambassador to Iran, Robert Macaire, is summoned in Tehran over the incident, which Iran describes as an "illegal seizure". (BBC)
  • 2018 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Clashes break out between Israeli security forces and Bedouin residents in Khan al-Ahmar, West Bank, as Israeli bulldozers prepare to demolish the village. The Supreme Court of Israel ruled that its residents could be evicted on May 24, while such relocation is considered illegal under international humanitarian law. (Reuters)
  • 2017 A garment factory boiler explosion in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills 10 people and injures dozens. (Reuters)
  • 2016 Terrorism in Malaysia: Malaysia confirms it has suffered its first bombing by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during the previous week raising fears about the spread of influence of the militant group. (The New York Times)
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Which were the most popular books released around July 4 over the years?

Pigs In Heaven

Year: 1993

By: Barbara Kingsolver

Picking up where her modern classic The Bean Trees left off, Barbara Kingsolver’s bestselling Pigs in Heaven continues the tale of Turtle and Taylor Greer, a Native American girl and her

If Beale Street Could Talk

Year: 1974

By: James Baldwin

In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.

The Conscience Of A Conservative

Year: 1960

By: Barry Goldwater

2011 Reprint of 1960 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "The Conscience of a Conservative" was published by Goldwater when he

The Icarus Agenda

Year: 1988

By: Robert Ludlum

Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and …

Everything But Money

Year: 1967

By: Sam Levenson

Autobiography, New York City Studies, Sociology

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