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2017

Girls Trip directed by Malcolm D. Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2017.

2015

The Vatican Tapes directed by Mark Neveldine was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Guardians of the Galaxy directed by James Gunn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

Blue Jasmine directed by Woody Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2013.

2011

Retreat directed by Carl Tibbetts was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Ramona and Beezus directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Orphan directed by Jaume Collet-Serra was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2009.

2007

Postal directed by Uwe Boll was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

Famous people born on this day include Gill Russell. In that special week people in US were listening to Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado. My Super Ex-Girlfriend, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. At Risk by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2006.

2005

Stealth directed by Rob Cohen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Major Dodson. In that special week people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. What Women Want, directed by Nancy Meyers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Isle Of Palms by Dorothea Benton Frank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2003.

2002

Austin Powers in Goldmember directed by Jay Roach was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Jurassic Park III directed by Joe Johnston was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon. What Lies Beneath, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Easy Prey by John Sandford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2000.

1999

Inspector Gadget directed by David Kellogg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1998

Saving Private Ryan directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Malala Yousafzai. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. Prince Valiant, directed by Anthony Hickox, 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: 12 July 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Delaney Glazer. In that special week people in US were listening to How Do U Want It by 2 Pac. Kazaam, directed by Paul Michael Glaser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Luke Shaw. In UK Boom Boom Boom by The Outhere Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, directed by Dwight H. Little, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Beach Music by Pat Conro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Joséphine Japy. In that special week people in US were listening to I Swear by All-4-One. North, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Alienist by Caleb Carr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Taylor Pierce. In that special week people in US were listening to Weak by SWV. Another Stakeout, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Mama Makes Up Her Mind by Bailey White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kévin Menaldo. In UK Ain't No Doubt by Jimmy Nail was in the top 5 hits. Mo' Money, directed by Peter MacDonald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. All Around The Town by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Erik Per Sullivan. In that special week people in US were listening to Rush Rush by Paula Abdul. Mobsters, directed by Michael Karbelnikoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Piranhas by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Bebé . In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Navy Seals, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Phoebe Tonkin. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. Khoj, directed by Keshu Ramsay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Russia House by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Melissa O'Neil. In that special week people in US were listening to The Flame by Cheap Trick. Saturday Night Out, directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Tapestry by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Mdot Finley. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Cultural Literacy by E. D. Hirsch Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Evelyn Sharma. In that special week people in US were listening to Holding Back The Years by Simply Red. Maximum Overdrive, directed by Stephen King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Eighth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Natasha Poly. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Pee-wee's Big Adventure, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Nutcracker by Shana Alexander was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Natalie Martinez. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Revenge of the Nerds, directed by Jeff Kanew, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Megumi Kawamura. In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Barefoot Gen, directed by Mori Masaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. How To Live To Be 100 - Or More by George Burns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Antonio Cassano. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't You Want Me by The Human League. Vigilante, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Celebrity by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Juan Bautista. In that special week people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. Car Crash, directed by Antonio Margheriti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Alpha Strategy by John A. Pugsley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mylène Jampanoï. In that special week people in US were listening to Coming Up by Paul McCartney. Dressed to Kill, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Thy Neighbor'S Wife by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1980.

1979

To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica was one of the best seller of 1979.

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

1978

Famous people born on this day include Michelle Rodríguez. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. International Velvet, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Illusions by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1978.

1977

Full Disclosure by William Safire was one of the best seller of 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anna Friel. In that special week people in US were listening to Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band. Lifeguard, directed by Daniel Petrie, 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: 12 July 1976.

1975

The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sharon den Adel. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock Your Baby by George McCrae. Death Wish, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Christian Vieri. In that special week people in US were listening to Will It Go Round In Circles by Billy Preston. A Brief Vacation, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Sundar Pichai. In that special week people in US were listening to Lean On Me by Bill Withers. Joe Kidd, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Kristi Yamaguchi. In that special week people in US were listening to It's Too Late by Carole King. Reshma Aur Shera, directed by Sunil Dutt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Greening Of America by Charles Reich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1971.

1970

Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best seller of 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Chantal Jouanno. In UK Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman was in the top 5 hits. Castle Keep, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Catherine Plewinski. In UK Baby Come Back by The Equals was in the top 5 hits. Yellow Submarine, directed by George Dunning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Right People by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include John Petrucci. In that special week people in US were listening to Windy by The Association. Theatre of Death, directed by Samuel Gallu, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Autobiography Of Bertrand Russell, 1872-1914 by Bertrand Russell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Ana Torrent. In UK Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits. The Wild Angels, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Sanjay Manjrekar. In that special week people in US were listening to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. The Sex Perils of Paulette, directed by Doris Wishman, 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: 12 July 1965.

1964

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Thierry Tulasne. In UK Confessin' by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The Day They Shook The Plum Tree by Arthur H. Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Julio César Chávez. In that special week people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton. I Thank a Fool, directed by Robert Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. One Man'S Freedom by Edward Bennett Williams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1962.

1961

Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan was one of the best seller of 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Corynne Charby. In that special week people in US were listening to Alley-Oop by Hollywood Argyles. The Entertainer, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lincoln Lords by Cameron Hawley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Malcolm Jones. In that special week people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. Holiday for Lovers, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Saunders. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Matchmaker, directed by Joseph Anthony, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Rick Husband. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Letters In The Sand by Pat Boone. Run of the Arrow, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Mel Harris. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. La escondida, directed by Roberto Gavaldón, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Timothy Ash. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. The Kentuckian, directed by Burt Lancaster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Marika Lagercrantz. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Far Country, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Mind Alive by Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1954.

1953

Gun Belt directed by Ray Nazarro was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Liz Mitchell. Untamed Frontier, directed by Hugo Fregonese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1952.

1951

Show Boat directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

The Men directed by Fred Zinnemann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Too Late for Tears directed by Byron Haskin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Blonde Ice directed by Jack Bernhard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Ghost Town Renegades directed by Ray Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Courage of Lassie directed by Fred M. Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Anchors Aweigh directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Mr. Winkle Goes to War directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1944.

1943

Submarine Base directed by Albert H. Kelley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1943.

1942

Crossroads directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1940

Boys of the City directed by Joseph H. Lewis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Little Miss Broadway directed by Irving Cummings was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

High, Wide and Handsome directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Satan Met a Lady directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1934

Here Comes the Navy directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1934.

1933

A Shriek in the Night directed by Albert Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

The Purchase Price directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1932.

1930

Dixiana directed by Luther Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1926

Mantrap directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1926.

1925

Sally of the Sawdust directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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