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2018

The Tale directed by Jennifer Fox was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

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. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne 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 Last Jihad by Joel C. Rosenberg was one of the best seller of 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 UK Touch Me by Rui Da Silva featuring Cassandra was in the top 5 hits. Donnie Darko, directed by Richard Kelly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Mark by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins 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 UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. You Can Count on Me, directed by Kenneth Lonergan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Monster by Jonathan Kellerman 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. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier 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. Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan 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 that special week people in US were listening to On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men. Murder in the First, directed by Marc Rocco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan 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. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes 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. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. Stalingrad, directed by Joseph Vilsmaier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Care Of The Soul by Thomas Moore 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. Childhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1992.

1991

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 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 that special week people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. Brain Dead, directed by Adam Simon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Allan Gurganus 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 that special week people in US were listening to My Prerogative by Bobby Brown. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Gracie by George Burns 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. It by Stephen King 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. Wanderlust by Danielle Steel 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 UK I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner was in the top 5 hits. Fandango, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1985.

1984

Changes by Danielle Steel 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. Growing Up by Russell Baker 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. The Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley 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. Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow 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. Shadow Of The Moon by M.M. Kaye was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1980.

1979

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx 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 that special week people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player. Vishwanath, directed by Subhash Ghai, 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: 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

The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh 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. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan 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 Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1974.

1973

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best seller of 1973.

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

1972

Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes was one of the best seller of 1972.

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

1971

Caravan To Vaccares by Alistair MacLean 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. Puppet On A Chain by Alistair MacLean 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. Preserve And Protect by Allen Drury 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 that special week people in US were listening to Hello Goodbye by The Beatles. Blackbeard's Ghost, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott 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 UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. Hotel, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Mask Of Apollo by Mary Renault 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. The Honey Badger by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1966.

1965

The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler 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. I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope 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 that special week people in US were listening to Go Away Little Girl by Steve Lawrence. Le Petit Soldat, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Group by Mary McCarth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1963.

1962

The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart 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. A Sense Of Values by Sloan Wilson 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 UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits. Cash McCall, directed by Joseph Pevney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Too Many Ghosts by Paul Gallico was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1960.

1959

The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best seller of 1959.

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. Not By Bread Alone by Vladimir Dudintsev was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1958.

1957

King Of Paris by Guy Endore 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

The Americano directed by William Castle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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. Killers from Space, directed by W. Lee Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas 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. Niagara, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Houses In Between by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1953.

1952

Sailor Beware directed by Hal Walker 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

Gun Crazy directed by Joseph H. Lewis was one of the most viewed movies released in 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.

1947

Vacation Days directed by Arthur Dreifuss was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1947.

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.

1945

Under Western Skies directed by Jean Yarbrough was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1945.

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.

1936

The Invisible Ray directed by Lambert Hillyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1936.

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.

1933

The Vampire Bat directed by Frank R. Strayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1933.

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.

1920

Pollyanna directed by Paul Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1920.

1919

Nerves directed by Robert Reinert was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1919.

1918

Stella Maris directed by Marshall Neilan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 January 1918.

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.