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2018

The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2018.

2016

Daddy's Home directed by Sean Anders was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2016.

2015

The Imitation Game directed by Morten Tyldum was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2015.

2014

Sholay directed by Ramesh Sippy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2014.

2012

The Flowers of War directed by Yimou Zhang was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2012.

2011

TRON: Legacy directed by Joseph Kosinski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2011.

2010

Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2010.

2008

Famous people born on this day include Ava Grace. In that special week people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. P.S. I Love You, directed by Richard LaGravenese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2008.

2007

Rocky Balboa directed by Sylvester Stallone was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Sade Young. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Forget About Us by Mariah Carey. The Descent, directed by Neil Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. The Broker by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2006.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Anastasia Bezrukova. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Ya! by OutKast. Cold Mountain, directed by Anthony Minghella, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Dude by Michael Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2004.

2003

28 Days Later... directed by Danny Boyle was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Alana Gordillo. In that special week people in US were listening to How You Remind Me by Nickelback. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Universe In A Nutshell by Stephen Hawking was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2002.

2001

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Taylor Jauregui. In UK Touch Me by Rui Da Silva featuring Cassandra was in the top 5 hits. Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 2001.

2000

The Virgin Suicides directed by Sofia Coppola was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.

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1999

Famous people born on this day include Marc Yu. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. Run Lola Run, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Benny Osborne. In UK Perfect Day by Various Artists was in the top 5 hits. Pi, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1998.

1997

Scream directed by Wes Craven was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

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1996

Famous people born on this day include Max Baldry. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. Dead Man Walking, directed by Tim Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Shock Wave by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Whindersson Nunes. In UK Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was in the top 5 hits. The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Baseball by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1995.

1994

Clerks. directed by Kevin Smith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1994.

1993

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Franz Drameh. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. Chaplin, directed by Richard Attenborough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1993.

1992

Famous people born on this day include Suki Waterhouse. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Poison Ivy, directed by Katt Shea Ruben, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. No Greater Love by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Jenna Rosenow. In UK Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter by Iron Maiden was in the top 5 hits. Kindergarten Cop, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Longshot by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Yoseob . In UK Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Caribbean by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1990.

1989

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Krisztian Nemeth. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. On TV people were watching Visiting... with Huell Howser.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1989.

1988

Famous people born on this day include Pauline (singer). In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Misery by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Kristin Cavallari. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. It by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Deepika Padukone. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Shoot Low, Boys - They'Re Ridin' Shetland Ponies by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Mélanie Bernier. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. Stranger Than Paradise, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Amanda Hearst. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Changes by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Marlon Roudette. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. And More By Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Janica Kostelic. In that special week people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1982.

1981

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include deadmau5 . In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez, directed by Jean Girault, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1981.

1980

Famous people born on this day include Santiago Ventura. In UK There's No One Quite Like Grandma by St Winifred's School Choir was in the top 5 hits. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Serpentine by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Blanca Soto. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Every Which Way But Loose, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Evergreen by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include January Jones. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. High Anxiety, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1978.

1977

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marcus Trick. In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. The Enforcer, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Roots by Alex Haley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1977.

1976

Famous people born on this day include Raphaëlle Lubansu. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. My Life by Golda Meir was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Bradley Cooper. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, 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: 05 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mark Redman. In UK Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade was in the top 5 hits. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include David Douche. In UK Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Jeremiah Johnson, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Peter Prescription by Laurence J. Peter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Sakis Rouvas. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Straw Dogs, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Stian Carstensen. In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits. Sometimes a Great Notion, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Jeffrey Jey. In that special week people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. The Punch Bowl, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1970.

1969

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marilyn Manson. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. The Wrecking Crew, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. A Small Town in Germany by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1969.

1968

Famous people born on this day include Laly Meignan. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello Goodbye by The Beatles. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. On TV people were watching The Galloping Gourmet.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Joe Flanigan. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, 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: 05 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Kate Schellenbach. In that special week people in US were listening to We Can Work It Out by The Beatles. The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, 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: 05 January 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Nathalie Tardivel. In that special week people in US were listening to I Feel Fine by The Beatles. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Baroux. In that special week people in US were listening to There! I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton. The Sword in the Stone, directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Living Reed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Bercovici. In UK I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. On TV people were watching Out of Town.
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1962

Famous people born on this day include Kenny Jackett. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1962.

1961

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Frédéric Taddeï. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The American Heritage Picture History Of The Civil War by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1961.

1960

Famous people born on this day include Bettina Tietjen. In UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits. Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Jean Yarbrough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Poor No More by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Clancy Brown. In that special week people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
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1958

Old Yeller directed by Robert Stevenson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958.

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1957

The Wrong Man directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

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1956

Famous people born on this day include Gérard Berliner. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor was one of the best selling books.
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1955

Animal Farm directed by Joy Batchelor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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1954

Famous people born on this day include José Roberto Arruda. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Age Of The Moguls by Stewart H. Holbrook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1954.

1953

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jim Gantner. The Bad and the Beautiful, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 January 1953.

1952

Famous people born on this day include Uli Hoeness. In UK Here In My Heart by Al Martino was in the top 5 hits. Westward the Women, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Greatest Book Ever Written by Fulton Oursler was one of the best selling books.
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1951

Halls of Montezuma directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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1950

The Outlaw directed by Howard Hughes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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1949

Golden Boy directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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1948

Secret Beyond the Door... directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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1947

Dead Reckoning directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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1946

Scarlet Street directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sam Wyche. Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. On TV people were watching La piste aux étoiles.
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1944

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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1943

Commandos Strike at Dawn directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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1942

They Died with Their Boots On directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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1941

The Reluctant Dragon directed by Alfred L. Werker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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1940

The Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

The Dawn Patrol directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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1938

Sex Madness directed by Dwain Esper was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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1937

After the Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

Professional Soldier directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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1935

Forsaking All Others directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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1934

Design for Living directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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1933

Cavalcade directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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1932

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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1931

The Royal Family of Broadway directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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1930

The Farmer's Wife directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bernard Evein. Queen Kelly, directed by Erich Von Stroheim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. On TV people were watching British Movietone News.
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1928

West Point directed by Edward Sedgwick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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1927

Flesh and the Devil directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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1926

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

The Last Laugh directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1923

Lederstrumpf directed by Arthur Wellin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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1922

Tol'able David directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

Outside the Law directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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1920

When the Clouds Roll by directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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1919

The Heart of Humanity directed by Allen Holubar was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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1918

A Modern Musketeer directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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1917

Joan the Woman directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

Burlesque on Carmen directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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1915

Cinderella directed by James Kirkwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

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1914

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

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1911

Little Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

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1910

Anna Karenina directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

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1908

The Doctor's Experiment directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908.

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1907

Robbery Under Arms directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907.

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1906

The Story of the Kelly Gang directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1906.

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1905

Bohemios directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1905.

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1904

Los políticos directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1904.

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1903

The Divorce directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903.

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1902

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

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1901

Prison Bars directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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