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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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 January 2010.

2008

Definitely, Maybe directed by Adam Brooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 January 2004.

2003

The King of Torts by John Grisham was one of the best seller of 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Haley Huelsman. In UK Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield was in the top 5 hits. The Count of Monte Cristo, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. From The Corner Of His Eye by Dean Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2002.

2001

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ryan Nogy. 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. In Tuscany by Bob Krist was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2001.

2000

You Can Count on Me directed by Kenneth Lonergan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Madi Burton. In UK Heartbeat / Tragedy by Steps was in the top 5 hits. Joe the King, directed by Frank Whaley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Gilad Shaar. In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Phantoms, directed by Joe Chappelle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Jake Paul. In that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Prefontaine, directed by Steve James, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Desperation by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Caitlin Sanchez. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. Hard Eight, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Nate Maloley. 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. The Chamber by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Lucy Boynton. 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. Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1994.

1993

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Frankie Cocozza. Stalingrad, directed by Joseph Vilsmaier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1993.

1992

Famous people born on this day include Adam Dahlberg. 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. Maus Ii by Art Spiegelman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1992.

1991

Heartbeat by Danielle Steel was one of the best seller of 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Brett McKinnon. 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. The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1990.

1989

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelly Marie Tran. 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. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1989.

1988

Famous people born on this day include Earl Clark. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. Tapeheads, directed by Bill Fishman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Time Flies by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Carola Durán. 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. Last Of The Breed by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Chloe Lattanzi. In that special week people in US were listening to Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie. Desert Bloom, directed by Eugene Corr, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Simone Simons. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. Fandango, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1985.

1984

Changes by Danielle Steel was one of the best seller of 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Yelle (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. Independence Day, directed by Robert Mandel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Valley Of Horses by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Dwyane Wade. 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. No Time For Tears by Cynthia Freeman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1982.

1981

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ray J. In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror, directed by Andrea Bianchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Side Effects by Woody Allen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1981.

1980

Famous people born on this day include Zooey Deschanel. 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. The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1980.

1979

Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Carolina Ardohain. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Vishwanath, directed by Subhash Ghai, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Coming Into The Country by John McPhee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1978.

1977

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kevin Thorn. In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. Bad, directed by Jed Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Blue Skies, No Candy by Gael Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1977.

1976

The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski was one of the best seller of 1976.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Squarepusher . 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. The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Annemarie Jacir. 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. Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1974.

1973

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1973.

1972

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1972.

1971

A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson was one of the best seller of 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Roenick. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. Pippi in the South Seas, directed by Olle Hellbom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1970.

1969

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Naveen Andrews. In UK Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by Marmalade was in the top 5 hits. Preserve And Protect by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1969.

1968

Famous people born on this day include Mathilde Seigner. 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. The President'S Plane Is Missing by Robert J. Serling was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Richard Hawley. 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. Waiting For Winter by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Shabba Ranks. In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, directed by Alan Rafkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Lockwood Concern by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1966.

1965

This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Michelle Obama. 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. Armageddon by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Denis Payre. In UK The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Le Petit Soldat, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1963.

1962

I Met A Lady by Howard Spring was one of the best seller of 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1962.

1961

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bernard Yerlès. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1961.

1960

Famous people born on this day include Tatyana Yumasheva. In that special week people in US were listening to El Paso by Marty Robbins. Cash McCall, directed by Joseph Pevney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. This Is My God by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1960.

1959

Around The World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Tom Thibodeau. 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. The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall by Harnett T. Kane was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1958.

1957

The Last Of The Wine by Mary Renault was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Paul Young (singer and guitarist). In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Charleys Tante, directed by Hans Quest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Something Of Value by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Steve Earle. In UK The Finger Of Suspicion by Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. The Americano, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Good Morning, Miss Dove by Frances Gray Patton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1955.

1954

Killers from Space directed by W. Lee Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1954.

1953

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jeff Berlin. Niagara, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Man On A Donkey by H.F.M. Prescott was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 January 1915.