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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 Tale, directed by Jennifer Fox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. Unbound by Stuart Woods was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2018.

2016

Deadpool directed by Tim Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2016.

2015

The Witch directed by Robert Eggers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2015.

2014

The Signal directed by William Eubank was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2014.

2012

Arbitrage directed by Nicholas Jarecki was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2012.

2011

Tyrannosaur directed by Paddy Considine was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2011.

2010

Legion directed by Scott Stewart was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2010.

2008

Famous people born on this day include Max Bratman. In UK Now You're Gone by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz was in the top 5 hits. Definitely, Maybe, directed by Adam Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2008.

2007

Teeth directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2007.

2006

Karla directed by Joel Bender was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2006.

2004

Saved! directed by Brian Dannelly was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2004.

2003

The Recruit directed by Roger Donaldson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2003.

2002

The Count of Monte Cristo directed by Kevin Reynolds was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2002.

2001

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. The Believer, directed by Henry Bean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2001.

2000

Famous people born on this day include Jake Mitchell. In that special week people in US were listening to What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera. You Can Count on Me, directed by Kenneth Lonergan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Personal Injuries by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 2000.

1999

Joe the King directed by Frank Whaley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Nathan Gamble. In UK Never Ever by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Phantoms, directed by Joe Chappelle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1998.

1997

Prefontaine directed by Steve James was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Ella Henderson. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Hard Eight, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Laurel McGoff. In UK Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was in the top 5 hits. Murder in the First, directed by Marc Rocco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. In the Kitchen With Rosie by Rosie Dale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Emre Can. In that special week people in US were listening to Hero by Mariah Carey. Four Weddings and a Funeral, directed by Mike Newell, 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: 12 January 1994.

1993

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Zayn Malik. Stalingrad, directed by Joseph Vilsmaier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The General'S Daughter by Nelson DeMille was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1993.

1992

Famous people born on this day include Georgia Jagger. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Reservoir Dogs, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Stars Shine Down by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1992.

1991

The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clanc was one of the best seller of 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Helsinki (Finland). In UK Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. House Party, directed by Reginald Hudlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Spy Line by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1990.

1989

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Axel Witsel. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. The Terror Within, directed by Thierry Notz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Final Flight by Stephen Coonts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1989.

1988

Famous people born on this day include Claude Giroux (ice hockey). In that special week people in US were listening to Got My Mind Set On You by George Harrison. Tapeheads, directed by Bill Fishman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Man Rides Through by Stephen R. Donaldson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Naya Rivera. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles. The Stepfather, directed by Joseph Ruben, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. A Taste For Death by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Kieron Richardson. In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Desert Bloom, directed by Eugene Corr, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Yohana Cobo. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. Fandango, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Love And War by John Jakes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1985.

1984

The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart was one of the best seller of 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Styliani Kaltsidou. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Independence Day, directed by Robert Mandel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Paul-Henri Mathieu. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Shoot the Moon, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1982.

1981

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Valerie Domínguez. In that special week people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror, directed by Andrea Bianchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Cujo by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1981.

1980

Famous people born on this day include Amerie . In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. Death Watch, directed by Bertrand Tavernier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1980.

1979

The Buchwald Stops Here by Art Buchwald was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Amerie (singer). In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Vishwanath, directed by Subhash Ghai, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Even Big Guys Cry by Alex Karras and Herb Gluck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1978.

1977

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Piolo Pascual. In that special week people in US were listening to You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer. Bad, directed by Jed Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1977.

1976

Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best seller of 1976.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jason Freese. In UK Streets Of London by Ralph McTell was in the top 5 hits. The Great McGonagall, directed by Joseph McGrath, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Melanie Chisholm. In that special week people in US were listening to The Joker by Steve Miller Band. Willie Dynamite, directed by Gilbert Moses, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1974.

1973

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1973.

1972

Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1972.

1971

Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best seller of 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Zack de la Rocha. In that special week people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. Pippi in the South Seas, directed by Olle Hellbom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. QB VII by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1970.

1969

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stéphanie Chevrier. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1969.

1968

Famous people born on this day include Heather Mills. In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Blackbeard's Ghost, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Renata Litvinova. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. Hotel, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Martinez. In that special week people in US were listening to We Can Work It Out by The Beatles. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, directed by Alan Rafkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1966.

1965

The Horse Knows The Way by John O'Hara was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Bezos. In UK Glad All Over by Dave Clark Five was in the top 5 hits. Zulu, directed by Cy Endfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. My Darling Clementine by Jack Fishman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Guy Chambers. In UK The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Le Petit Soldat, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Elizabeth Appleton by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1963.

1962

The Coming Fury by Bruce Catton was one of the best seller of 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1962.

1961

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andrea Carnevale. In that special week people in US were listening to Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra. The Chess Players by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1961.

1960

Famous people born on this day include Elie Kakou. In that special week people in US were listening to El Paso by Marty Robbins. Cash McCall, directed by Joseph Pevney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Secret World Of Kids by Art Linkletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Blixa Bargeld. In that special week people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. Room at the Top, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Around The World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Christiane Amanpour. In UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits. Tamango, directed by John Berry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. On The Beach by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1958.

1957

Autumn Across America by Edwin Way Teale was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1957.

1956

Charleys Tante directed by Hans Quest was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Felipe Rose. In UK The Finger Of Suspicion by Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. The Americano, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. My Brother'S Keeper by Marcia Davenport was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Howard Stern. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. Highway Dragnet, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The High And The Mighty by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1954.

1953

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brigitte Girardin. In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits. Jhansi Ki Rani, directed by Sohrab Modi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1953.

1952

Man Bait directed by Terence Fisher was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1952.

1951

Storm Warning directed by Stuart Heisler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1951.

1950

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1950.

1949

Bad Men of Tombstone directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1949.

1948

Check Your Guns directed by Ray Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1948.

1946

My Reputation directed by Curtis Bernhardt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1946.

1942

Joan of Paris directed by Robert Stevenson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1942.

1941

So Ends Our Night directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1941.

1940

The Fatal Hour directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1940.

1939

They Made Me a Criminal directed by Busby Berkeley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1939.

1938

Algiers directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1938.

1937

Bulldog Drummond Escapes directed by James P. Hogan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1937.

1935

Symphony of Living directed by Frank R. Strayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1935.

1931

Beau Ideal directed by Herbert Brenon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1931.

1930

Anna Christie directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1930.

1927

The Show directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1927.

1925

Smouldering Fires directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1925.

1924

Wild Oranges directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1924.

1915

Young Romance directed by George Melford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1915.