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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

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. The Eye Of God by James Rollins 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

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 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. Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton 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 UK Crazy In Love by Beyonce was in the top 5 hits. What Women Want, directed by Nancy Meyers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Off With Their Heads by Dick Morris 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 Art Of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler 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. Los Alamos by Joseph Kanon 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. The Celestine Prophecy 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. The Witness by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1995.

1994

North directed by Rob Reiner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

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. Embraced By The Light by Betty J. Eadie with Curtis Taylor 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. Backlash by Susan Faludi 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. Mobsters, directed by Michael Karbelnikoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Fire In The Belly by Sam Keen 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. Family Pictures by Sue Miller 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. Talking God by Tony Hillerman 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. The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum 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. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow 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. The Triumph Of Politics by David A. Stockman 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. The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy 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 March Of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman 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 Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre 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. Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia 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 UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Car Crash, directed by Antonio Margheriti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Noble House by James Clavell 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 UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Dressed to Kill, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1980.

1979

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman 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. Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1978.

1977

The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman 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. The Canfield Decision by Spiro T. Agnew was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1976.

1975

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry 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. Death Wish, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Burr by Gore Vidal 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 UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits. A Brief Vacation, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Evening In Byzantium by Irwin Shaw 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 UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. 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 UK Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle Of The Road was in the top 5 hits. Reshma Aur Shera, directed by Sunil Dutt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1971.

1970

Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser 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 that special week people in US were listening to This Guy's In Love With You by Herb Alpert. Yellow Submarine, directed by George Dunning, 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 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. 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. Games People Play by Eric Berne 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 Making Of The President 1964 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1965.

1964

A Tribute To John F. Kennedy by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur 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. Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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. The Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman 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 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. A Distant Trumpet by Paul Horgan 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 UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Holiday for Lovers, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart 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. Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter 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. Life At Happy Knoll by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1957.

1956

La escondida directed by Roberto Gavaldón 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 View From Pompey'S Head by Hamilton Basso 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 Taft Story by William S. White 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

Secret of the Blue Room directed by Kurt Neumann 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.