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2017

Fat for Fuel by Joseph Mercola was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2016

Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best seller of 2016.

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

2015

Inside Out directed by Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Jesus On Trial by David Limbaugh was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2013

Grown Ups 2 directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2012

A Swedish Love Story directed by Roy Andersson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 directed by David Yates was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

The Last Airbender directed by M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince directed by David Yates was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jolie-Pitt Twins. In that special week people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. Hancock, directed by Peter Berg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. A Plague Of Doves by Louise Erdrich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2008.

2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix directed by David Yates 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. The Devil Wears Prada, directed by David Frankel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. The Shape Shifter by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2006.

2005

The Island directed by Michael Bay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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

2004

Famous people born on this day include George Lazenby. In UK Burn by Usher was in the top 5 hits. A Cinderella Story, directed by Mark Rosman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The Game by Laurie R. King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2004.

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. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, directed by Stephen Norrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Late Bloomer by Fern Michaels was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2003.

2002

Road to Perdition directed by Sam Mendes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Scary Movie 2 directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans 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. Scary Movie, directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 2000.

1999

American Pie directed by Paul Weitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1998

Small Soldiers directed by Joe Dante was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

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

1997

Contact directed by Robert Zemeckis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

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. Criss Cross, directed by Robert Siodmak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Partners In Power by Roger Morris 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 Yohio . In that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Judge Dredd, directed by Danny Cannon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Lottery Winner by Mary Higgins Clark 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 Robby Motz. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. Baby's Day Out, directed by Patrick Read Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Disclosure by Michael Crichton 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. In the Line of Fire, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Marlene Dietrich by Maria Riva 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 Bryana Holly. In UK Ain't No Doubt by Jimmy Nail was in the top 5 hits. Universal Soldier, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn 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. Point Break, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Vortex by Larry Bond 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 Bebe. In that special week people in US were listening to Step By Step by New Kids On The Block. Die Hard 2, directed by Renny Harlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Longshot by Dick Francis 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. When Harry Met Sally..., directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Star by Danielle Steel 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 Matthew Brunolt. In that special week people in US were listening to The Flame by Cheap Trick. Midnight Run, directed by Martin Brest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Peachtree Road by Anne Rivers Siddons was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1988.

1987

Spaceballs directed by Mel Brooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1987.

1986

The Great Mouse Detective directed by Ron Clements was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Paulo Barreto. In that special week people in US were listening to A View To A Kill by Duran Duran. Explorers, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard 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 Gareth Gates. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. The Gods Must Be Crazy, directed by Jamie Uys, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Warday by Whitley Strieber and James W. Kunetka 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 Nicole Alexander. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Staying Alive, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Partners by James B. Stewart 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. TRON, directed by Steven Lisberger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Twice Shy by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1982.

1981

The Fox and the Hound directed by Ted Berman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981.

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 Tina Tharp. Used Cars, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Donahue by Phil Donahue was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Nikos Barlos. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. The Wanderers, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Topher Grace. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Heaven Can Wait, directed by Warren Beatty, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Evergreen by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Brock Lesnar. In UK So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate was in the top 5 hits. Sorcerer, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Shining by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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 Guillaume Gille. In that special week people in US were listening to Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band. They Came from Within, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Golden Gate by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Kai Greene. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Will Keep Us Together by The Captain and Tennille. Cooley High, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Glory And The Lightning by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
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. Where the Red Fern Grows, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace 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 Magoo. In that special week people in US were listening to Will It Go Round In Circles by Billy Preston. 40 Carats, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Matlock Paper by Robert Ludlum 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 Colin Quiney. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Le Samouraï, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Wheels by Arthur Hailey 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. Two-Lane Blacktop, directed by Monte Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Exorcist by William P. Blatt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Chad Brown. In UK In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. Catch-22, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Inheritors by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1970.

1969

Death Rides a Horse directed by Giulio Petroni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

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. Senso, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Bogey Man by George Plimpton 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 Joan Pitcock. In that special week people in US were listening to Windy by The Association. The Dirty Dozen, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The President'S Plane Is Missing by Robert J. Serling 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 Allegra Curtis. In that special week people in US were listening to Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells. A Man and a Woman, directed by Claude Lelouch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. That Quail, Robert by Margaret A. Stranger 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 Eric Cullen. In UK I'm Alive by The Hollies was in the top 5 hits. The Great Race, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1965.

1964

The Masque of the Red Death directed by Roger Corman was one of the most viewed movies released in 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 Norman Alvis. In UK I Like It by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. Summer Magic, directed by James Neilson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction by J.D. Salinger 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 Stein Jorgesen. In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits. Tales of Terror, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Edge Of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Bruce Braman. In that special week people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
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 Nathalie Parys. In UK Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones was in the top 5 hits. 13 Ghosts, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Gemini by William Kelley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1960.

1959

The Hound of the Baskervilles directed by Terence Fisher was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1959.

1958

King Creole directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Buddy Foster. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Pride and the Passion, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Nuclear Weapons And Foreign Policy by Henry A. Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1957.

1956

Somebody Up There Likes Me directed by Robert Wise 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. Mister Roberts, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1955.

1954

Garden of Evil directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 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. The Band Wagon, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Life Is Worth Living by Fulton J. Sheen 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 Phil Kramer. We're Not Married!, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Confessors Of The Name by Gladys Schmitt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1952.

1951

Strangers on a Train directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Winchester '73 directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

The Fountainhead directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Easter Parade directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Brute Force directed by Jules Dassin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

A Stolen Life directed by Curtis Bernhardt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

The Silver Fleet directed by Vernon Campbell Sewell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bill McCollum. The Canterville Ghost, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1944.

1943

Stage Door Canteen directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

The Magnificent Ambersons directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

Sergeant York directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

All This, and Heaven Too directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Bachelor Mother directed by Garson Kanin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Lord Jeff directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Easy Living directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Poor Little Rich Girl directed by Irving Cummings was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Mad Love directed by Karl Freund was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

Of Human Bondage directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

One More River by John Galsworth was one of the best seller of 1933.

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Harold William Woolhouse. Million Dollar Legs, directed by Edward Cline, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1932.

1931

Smart Money directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

The Unholy Three directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1929

High Voltage directed by Howard Higgin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jo Myong-Rok. The Love of Jeanne Ney, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1928.

1927

The Joyless Street directed by G.W. Pabst was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

Faces of Children directed by Jacques Feyder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

Cyrano de Bergerac directed by Augusto Genina was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1924

Destiny directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rene Favaloro. Where the North Begins, directed by Chester M. Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1923.

1922

Eyes of the Mummy Ma directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1922.

1921

The Conquering Power directed by Rex Ingram was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1921.

1920

The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1920.

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1919

The Lost Battalion directed by Burton King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

1918

Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1918.

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

1917

Wild and Woolly directed by John Emerson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1917.

1916

Flirting with Fate directed by Christy Cabanne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1916.

1915

The Turmoil by Booth Tarkington was one of the best seller of 1915.

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

1914

The King of the Beggars directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1914.

1913

The Flying Circus directed by Alfred Lind was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1913.

1912

Their Yesterdays by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1912.

1911

Dante's Inferno directed by Francesco Bertolini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1911.

1910

Max Katherine by Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1910.

1909

The Inner Shrine by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1909.

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1908.

1907

The Lady of the Decoration by Frances Little was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1906.

1905

The Clansman by Thomas Dixon, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1905.

1904

The Maquerader by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

The Pit by Frank Norris was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

Old Mother Hubbard directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902.

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1901

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 July 1901.