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2017

Ghost in the Shell directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2017.

2016

The Hateful Eight directed by Quentin Tarantino was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 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: 08 January 2014.

2013

The Millionaire Tour directed by Inon Shampanier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2013.

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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 January 2010.

2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button directed by David Fincher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2009.

2008

P.S. I Love You directed by Richard LaGravenese was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Heaven Charvet. In UK Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis was in the top 5 hits. Rocky Balboa, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. Boom! by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2007.

2006

Hostel directed by Eli Roth was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Zahara Jolie-Pitt. In that special week people in US were listening to Let Me Love You by Mario. Oldboy, directed by Chan-wook Park, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. Sweetwater Creek by Anne Rivers Siddons was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2005.

2004

Cold Mountain directed by Anthony Minghella was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Isabella Durham. In UK Sound Of The Underground by Girls Aloud was in the top 5 hits. 28 Days Later..., directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The First Law by John Lescroart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2003.

2002

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring directed by Peter Jackson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2002.

2001

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jennie Sofie. In that special week people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Constant Gardener by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2001.

2000

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2000.

1999

Run Lola Run directed by Tom Tykwer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1999.

1998

Angel directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Fran Brodić. In that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Scream, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. One Red Rose by Julie Garwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Abigail Voska. 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. The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1996.

1995

The Usual Suspects directed by Bryan Singer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Römer. In that special week people in US were listening to Hero by Mariah Carey. Clerks., directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. See, I Told You So by Rush Limbaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1994.

1993

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brooke Greenberg. Chaplin, directed by Richard Attenborough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1993.

1992

Famous people born on this day include Kathlyn Beatty. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Paths of Glory, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Childhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Ryan Sitkowski. In that special week people in US were listening to Justify My Love by Madonna. Kindergarten Cop, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Rustlers Of West Fork by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Blair Walsh. In that special week people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Book Of J by Harold Bloom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1990.

1989

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kristjan Einar. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Mutation by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1989.

1988

Famous people born on this day include Allison Harvard. In UK Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The India Fan by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Freddie Stroma. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Blues by John Hersey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Parker Kennedy. In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Rachael Lampa. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. Stranger Than Paradise, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. After The Reunion by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1985.

1984

Silkwood directed by Mike Nichols was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1984.

1983

Xtro directed by Harry Bromley Davenport was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Gaby Hoffman. 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. Max by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1982.

1981

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Genevieve Cortese. In that special week people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez, directed by Jean Girault, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1981.

1980

Famous people born on this day include Rachel Nichols. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Random Winds by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Sequoyah. In UK YMCA by The Village People 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. Portraits by Cynthia Freeman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1979.

1978

Coma directed by Michael Crichton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1978.

1977

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pearl Amoah. The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Possible Dream by Charles Paul Conn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1977.

1976

Famous people born on this day include Brad Snyder in Ontario. 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. Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jenny Lewis. In that special week people in US were listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Massacre At Fall Creek by Jessamyn West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brian Roberson. In UK Lonely This Christmas by Mud was in the top 5 hits. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Snare Of The Hunter by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Spencer. In that special week people in US were listening to You're So Vain by Carly Simon. Cries & Whispers, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Portrait Of A Marriage by Nigel Nicolson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1973.

1972

Straw Dogs directed by Sam Peckinpah was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Brook Mahealani Lee. In that special week people in US were listening to My Sweet Lord by George Harrison. Sometimes a Great Notion, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Bear Island by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Jon Klemm. 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. Down All The Days by Christy Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1970.

1969

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brian Boehringer in Saint Louis. In UK Lily The Pink by The Scaffold was in the top 5 hits. Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1969.

1968

Famous people born on this day include Alexander Alexeev. 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. The Double Helix by James Watson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1968.

1967

Grand Prix directed by John Frankenheimer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Loretta Lee. 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. Kennedy by Theodore C. Sorensen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Michelle Forbes. In UK Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame was in the top 5 hits. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Virgil Hill. In that special week people in US were listening to There! I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton. Love with the Proper Stranger, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Lost City by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hiromi Kobayashi in Fukushima. In UK The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard 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. The Margaret Rudkin Pepperidge Farm Cookbook by Margaret Rudkin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Chris Marion. In that special week people in US were listening to The Twist by Chubby Checker. The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Ishi In Two Worlds by Theodora Kroeber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1962.

1961

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Keith Arkell. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The White Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1961.

1960

Famous people born on this day include Jolanda Egger. In that special week people in US were listening to El Paso by Marty Robbins. Jack and the Beanstalk, directed by Jean Yarbrough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Uncertain Trumpet by General Maxwell D. Taylor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Michael Harwood in Sydney. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Rey Misterio. In UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits. The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Dwight Clark. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. The Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Far, Far The Mountain Peak by John Masters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1957.

1956

All That Heaven Allows directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1956.

1955

Bad Day at Black Rock directed by John Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Konstantinos Kypriotis. In UK Answer Me by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Lady Of Arlington by Harnett T. Kane was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1954.

1953

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Emil Lips. My Cousin Rachel, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. From Here To Eternity by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1953.

1952

Famous people born on this day include Lauri Walters. 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 Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1952.

1951

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1951.

1950

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1950.

1949

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1949.

1948

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1948.

1947

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1947.

1946

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Peters. Meet Me in St. Louis, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1945.

1944

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1944.

1943

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1943.

1942

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1942.

1941

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1941.

1940

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1940.

1939

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1939.

1938

The Buccaneer directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1938.

1937

Fire Over England directed by William K. Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1937.

1936

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1936.

1935

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1935.

1934

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1934.

1933

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Charles Osgood in New York City. Cavalcade, directed by Frank Lloyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933. Ann Vickers by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1933.

1932

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1932.

1931

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1931.

1930

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1930.

1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yves Le Borgne. Queen Kelly, directed by Erich Von Stroheim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. Dark Hester by Anne Douglas Sedgwick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1929.

1928

Sadie Thompson directed by Raoul Walsh 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.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1927.

1926

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1926.

1925

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

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1924

Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske directed by Max Glass was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Iva Michiels [Rik Ceuppens]. Lederstrumpf, directed by Arthur Wellin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1923.

1922

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1922.

1921

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Leonardo Sciascia. Outside the Law, directed by Tod Browning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1921.

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

The Pride of the Clan directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

Just David by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 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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1913

V.V.'s Eyes by Henry Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1913.

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1912

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

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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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1909

The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1909.

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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

Violante 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

Shut Up! 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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