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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Perfect by Ed Sheeran. The Commuter, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2018.

2016

Breakdown directed by Jonnie Malachi was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2016.

2015

The Boy Next Door directed by Rob Cohen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2015.

2014

I Origins directed by Mike Cahill was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2012

Joyful Noise directed by Todd Graff was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2012.

2011

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2011.

2010

Tooth Fairy directed by Michael Lembeck was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2010.

2008

In Bruges directed by Martin McDonagh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

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

2007

Pathfinder directed by Marcus Nispel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2007.

2006

Last Holiday directed by Wayne Wang was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2004

Along Came Polly directed by John Hamburg 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 that special week people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. National Security, directed by Dennis Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Hornet Flight by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2003.

2002

One Hour Photo directed by Mark Romanek 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. The Pledge, directed by Sean Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2001.

2000

Famous people born on this day include Noah Cyrus. In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Next Friday, directed by Steve Carr, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 2000.

1999

Virus directed by John Bruno was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1998

Hard Rain directed by Mikael Salomon 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. Lost Highway, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks 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. Bio-Dome, directed by Jason Bloom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Rose Madder by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Kyle Edmund. In UK Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was in the top 5 hits. Higher Learning, directed by John Singleton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
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. Intersection, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld 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. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon 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 Koke (footballer born 1992). In UK Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Freejack, directed by Geoff Murphy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Night Over Water by Ken Follett 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 Stefan Savic. In UK Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter by Iron Maiden was in the top 5 hits. New Jack City, directed by Mario Van Peebles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Stand by Stephen King 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 Nusrat Jahan. In UK Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, directed by Jeff Burr, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum 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 Mariana Vicente. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. Gleaming the Cube, directed by Graeme Clifford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1989.

1988

Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor was one of the best seller of 1988.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Heather Rene Smith. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. Critical Condition, directed by Michael Apted, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy 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 Maria Ozawa. In UK The Final Countdown by Europe was in the top 5 hits. The Hitcher, directed by Robert Harmon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor 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 UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. The New Kids, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Kim Jong-un. In that special week people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. Talk to Me, directed by Julius Potocsny, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Chen Xiexia. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Sweet 16, directed by Jim Sotos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Second Heaven by Judith Guest was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Gaby Hoffmann. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Liar's Moon, directed by David Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley 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. Fear No Evil, directed by Frank LaLoggia, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey 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 that special week people in US were listening to Please Don't Go by K.C and the Sunshine Band. Just Tell Me What You Want, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Establishment by Howard Fast 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 Sarah Polley. In UK Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd was in the top 5 hits. Ernesto, directed by Salvatore Samperi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Julia Child & Company by Julia Child was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Boris Avrukh. In that special week people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, directed by Bertrand Blier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Daniel Martin by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
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 Manuela Arcuri. In that special week people in US were listening to You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show) by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1977.

1976

Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner was one of the best seller of 1976.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Tift Merritt. In that special week people in US were listening to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John. Pleasure Party, directed by Claude Chabrol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Ebony Tower by John Fowles 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 Maria Matsouka. In UK Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade was in the top 5 hits. Bread and Chocolate, directed by Franco Brusati, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1974.

1973

The Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Sean McKeever. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Eagle in a Cage, directed by Fielder Cook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Word by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Géraldine Pailhas. In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits. Murphy's War, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Exorcist by William P. Blatt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1971.

1970

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton was one of the best seller of 1970.

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 Paola Pezzo. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. More Dead Than Alive, directed by Robert Sparr, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Day Kennedy Was Shot by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1969.

1968

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best seller of 1968.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1968.

1967

The Adventurers by Harold Robbins was one of the best seller of 1967.

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

1965

Famous people born on this day include Pascal Obispo. In UK Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame was in the top 5 hits. Two on a Guillotine, directed by William Conrad, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Green Berets by Robin Moore 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 Ron Sexsmith. In that special week people in US were listening to There! I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton. The Incredible Mr. Limpet, directed by Arthur Lubin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Three Sirens by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1964.

1962

Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers was one of the best seller of 1962.

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. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1961.

1960

The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase was one of the best seller of 1960.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Duk Koo Kim. In that special week people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. Operation Amsterdam, directed by Michael McCarthy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1959.

1958

San Francisco Bay by Harold Gilliam was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1958.

1957

The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Todd Gorsuch. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Diane, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Beyond Desire by Pierre La Mure was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1956.

1955

The Saturday Evening Post Treasury by Roger Butterfield was one of the best seller of 1955.

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

1954

Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1954.

1953

A Many-Splendored Thing by Han Suyin was one of the best seller of 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1953.

1952

Wait For The Wagon by Mary Lasswell was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1952.

1951

The Steel Helmet directed by Samuel Fuller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Ambush directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

A Woman's Secret directed by Nicholas Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Queen of the Amazons directed by Edward Finney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

The Harvey Girls directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

The Great Flamarion directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1945.

1944

Lifeboat directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

The Hard Way directed by Vincent Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1940

His Girl Friday directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Son of Frankenstein directed by Rowland V. Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

The Divorce of Lady X directed by Tim Whelan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Thunder in the City directed by Marion Gering was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Paddy O'Day directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Mazurka directed by Willi Forst was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

Easy to Love directed by William Keighley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1932

Union Depot directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

1929

I Kiss Your Hand Madame directed by Robert Land was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1929.

1921

The Love Light directed by Frances Marion was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1921.

1915

A Fool There Was directed by Frank Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 January 1915.