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2017

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2014

Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2013

Despicable Me 2 directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2012

A Swedish Love Story directed by Roy Andersson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2010

The Last Airbender directed by M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

My Sister's Keeper directed by Nick Cassavetes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. Hancock, directed by Peter Berg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Downhill Lie by Carl Hiaasen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2008.

2006

The Devil Wears Prada directed by David Frankel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

War of the Worlds directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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

2004

Spider-Man 2 directed by Sam Raimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2004.

2002

Men in Black II directed by Barry Sonnenfeld 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. Scary Movie 2, directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK The Real Slim Shady by Eminem was in the top 5 hits. The Patriot, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Midnight In Ruby Bayou by Elizabeth Lowell was one of the best selling books.
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. Wild Wild West, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King 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. Armageddon, directed by Michael Bay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Sugar Busters! by H. Leighton Steward, Sam S. Andrews, Morrison C. Bethea, Luis A. Balart 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. Men in Black, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Secrecy by Belva Plain 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. Criss Cross, directed by Robert Siodmak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman 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. Judge Dredd, directed by Danny Cannon, 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. Baby's Day Out, directed by Patrick Read Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow 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. The Firm, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Client by John Grisham 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. A League of Their Own, directed by Penny Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Double Deuce by Robert B. Parker 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. Boyz n the Hood, directed by John Singleton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Dave Barry Talks Back by Dave Barry 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. Die Hard 2, directed by Renny Harlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Golden Orange by Joseph Wambaugh 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. Do the Right Thing, directed by Spike Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Summer Of '49 by David Halberstam 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. Coming to America, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher 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. Spaceballs, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Cultural Literacy by E. D. Hirsch Jr 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. Big Trouble in Little China, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Matter Of Honor by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Eufrat Mai. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Back to the Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Thinner by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books.
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. Conan the Destroyer, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Descent From Xanadu by Harold Robbins 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. Twilight Zone: The Movie, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda 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. The Secret of NIMH, directed by Don Bluth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Eden Burning by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Tahar Rahim. In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits. Stripes, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Free Fall In Crimson by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
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. Airplane!, directed by Jim Abrahams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Innocent Blood by P.D. James 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. The Wanderers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Shibumi by Trevanian 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. Convoy, directed by Sam Peckinpah, 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. Sorcerer, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. It Didn'T Start With Watergate by Victor Lasky 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. To the Devil a Daughter, directed by Peter Sykes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Russians by Hedrick Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include John Young. In UK Whispering Grass by Windsor Davies & Don Estelle was in the top 5 hits. Rollerball, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry was one of the best selling books.
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. Where the Red Fern Grows, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Watership Down by Richard Adams 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. 40 Carats, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut 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. Duck, You Sucker, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk 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. Walkabout, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer 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. Catch-22, directed by Mike Nichols, 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 UK The Ballad Of John And Yoko by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Death Rides a Horse, directed by Giulio Petroni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Kingdom And The Power by Gay Talese 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. The Green Berets, directed by Ray Kellogg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Double Helix by James Watson 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 Dirty Dozen, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Tales Of Manhattan by Louis Auchincloss 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. Dr. Who and the Daleks, directed by Gordon Flemyng, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Games People Play by Eric Berne 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. Monster a-Go Go, directed by Bill Rebane, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Oxford History Of The American People by Samuel Eliot Morison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Elie Saab. In that special week people in US were listening to I Get Around by The Beach Boys. The Masque of the Red Death, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Night In Lisbon by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books.
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. The Great Escape, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Day They Shook The Plum Tree by Arthur H. Lewis 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. Tales of Terror, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. My Life In Court by Louis Nizer 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. Rocco and His Brothers, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Winter Of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck 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. 13 Ghosts, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lincoln Lords by Cameron Hawley 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. The Hound of the Baskervilles, directed by Terence Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Jenny Seagrove. In that special week people in US were listening to The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley. King Creole, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Life Plus 99 Years by Nathan F. Leopold was one of the best selling books.
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. An Affair to Remember, directed by Leo McCarey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Fbi Story by Don Whitehead 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. Somebody Up There Likes Me, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Song Of America by George M. Mardikian was one of the best selling books.
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. The Seven Little Foys, directed by Melville Shavelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1955.

1954

Garden of Evil directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes directed by Howard Hawks 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. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. One Man'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1952.

1951

Strangers on a Train directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Destination Moon directed by Irving Pichel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

The Fountainhead directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Easter Parade directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Brute Force directed by Jules Dassin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Night and Day directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

The Silver Fleet directed by Vernon Campbell Sewell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

The Canterville Ghost directed by Jules Dassin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Stage Door Canteen directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 July 1943.

1941

Sergeant York directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

All This, and Heaven Too directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

Bachelor Mother directed by Garson Kanin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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1938

Lord Jeff directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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1937

Wee Willie Winkie directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

Poor Little Rich Girl directed by Irving Cummings was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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1935

The Dawn Rider directed by R.N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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1934

Of Human Bondage directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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1933

His Private Secretary directed by Philip H. Whitman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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1932

Red-Headed Woman directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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1931

Maciste in Hell directed by Guido Brignone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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1930

The Unholy Three directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

High Voltage directed by Howard Higgin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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1928

The Racket directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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1927

Old San Francisco directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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1926

Faces of Children directed by Jacques Feyder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

The Gold Rush directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1923

Where the North Begins directed by Chester M. Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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1922

Eyes of the Mummy Ma directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

The Golem directed by Carl Boese was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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1919

The Lost Battalion directed by Burton King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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1917

Wild and Woolly directed by John Emerson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

Flirting with Fate directed by Christy Cabanne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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1914

The King of the Beggars directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1913

The Flying Circus directed by Alfred Lind was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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1911

Dante's Inferno directed by Francesco Bertolini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

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1902

Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902.

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