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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

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation directed by Christopher McQuarrie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Lucy directed by Luc Besson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

Famous people born on this day include Brétigny-sur-Orge Railroad derailment. In that special week people in US were listening to Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. Blue Jasmine, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson, Howard Roughan was one of the best selling books.
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

Funny People directed by Judd Apatow 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 UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. My Super Ex-Girlfriend, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. The Cold Moon by Jeffery Deaver 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. The King of Torts by John Grisham 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. The Vineyard by Barbara Delinsky 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 that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. Prince Valiant, directed by Anthony Hickox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Fat Tuesday by Sandra Brown 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 UK Killing Me Softly by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. Kazaam, directed by Paul Michael Glaser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Tenth Insight by James Redfield 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 that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, directed by Dwight H. Little, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner 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 UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. North, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller 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. Thunder Point by Jack Higgins 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 that special week people in US were listening to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Mo' Money, directed by Peter MacDonald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Rising Sun by Michael Crichton 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 UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. V.I. Warshawski, directed by Jeff Kanew, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Dave Barry Talks Back by Dave Barry 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 that special week people in US were listening to Step By Step by New Kids On The Block. Navy Seals, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Message From Nam by Danielle Steel 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. While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark 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 UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. Saturday Night Out, directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Rock Star by Jackie Collins 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 that special week people in US were listening to Alone by Heart. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. This 'N That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz 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 UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Maximum Overdrive, directed by Stephen King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby 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 that special week people in US were listening to A View To A Kill by Duran Duran. The Heavenly Kid, directed by Cary Medoway, 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 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 Haj by Leon Uris 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. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson 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 UK Fame by Irene Cara was in the top 5 hits. Vigilante, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Late Innings by Roger Angell 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 White Hotel by D.M. Thomas 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. The Exterminator, directed by James Glickenhaus, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1980.

1979

Sophie's Choice by William Styron 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 that special week people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb. International Velvet, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1978.

1977

Haywire by Brooke Hayward 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 UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. The Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1976.

1975

The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey 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 UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. Amir Garib, directed by Mohan Kumar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Winter Kills by Richard Condon 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. O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre 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 Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1971.

1970

Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson 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 that special week people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans. Castle Keep, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Goodbye Look by Ross MacDonald 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. Pretty Poison, directed by Noel Black, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child 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 UK A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum was in the top 5 hits. Theatre of Death, directed by Samuel Gallu, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Fathers by Herbert Gold 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 that special week people in US were listening to Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells. The Wild Angels, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes 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 UK I'm Alive by The Hollies was in the top 5 hits. 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

My Years With General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan 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 that special week people in US were listening to Easier Said Than Done by The Essex. The Bedford Incident by Mark Rascovich 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 UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits. I Thank a Fool, directed by Robert Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1962.

1961

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford 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 UK Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones was in the top 5 hits. The Entertainer, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Mr. Citizen by Harry S. Truman 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. Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley. The Matchmaker, directed by Joseph Anthony, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. A Summer Place by Sloan Wilson 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 UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Run of the Arrow, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Last Angry Man by Gerald Green was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1957.

1956

It Conquered the World directed by Roger Corman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

Famous people born on this day include Timothy Ash. In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. The Kentuckian, directed by Burt Lancaster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1955.

1954

Bless This House by Norah Lofts was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include John Ausonius. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Gun Belt, directed by Ray Nazarro, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Uncle Pogo So-So Stories by Walt Kelly was one of the best selling books.
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. The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1952.

1951

Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best seller of 1951.

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

1950

The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot was one of the best seller of 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.

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

The Great Moment directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Stormy Weather directed by Andrew L. Stone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

A Yank in Libya directed by Albert Herman 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

Paradise Isle directed by Arthur Greville Collins 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.

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.

1927

The Chess Player directed by Raymond Bernard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

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.