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2018

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L?Engle was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2018.

2016

The Hateful Eight directed by Quentin Tarantino was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2016.

2015

American Sniper directed by Clint Eastwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2015.

2014

Sholay directed by Ramesh Sippy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2014.

2012

The Flowers of War directed by Yimou Zhang was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2012.

2011

Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2011.

2010

Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2010.

2008

In Bruges directed by Martin McDonagh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2008.

2007

The Painted Veil directed by John Curran was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2007.

2006

Hostel directed by Eli Roth was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2006.

2004

Napoleon Dynamite directed by Jared Hess was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

2003

Thirteen directed by Catherine Hardwicke was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

Famous people born on this day include Haley Huelsman. In that special week people in US were listening to U Got It Bad by Usher. Secretary, directed by Steven Shainberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. John Adams by David McCullough 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. Traffic, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. O Is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 2001.

2000

The Virgin Suicides directed by Sofia Coppola 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. Run Lola Run, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander 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 UK Never Ever by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Half Baked, directed by Tamra Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1998.

1997

The Laws Of Our Fathers by Scott Turow was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Caitlin Sanchez. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, directed by Paris Barclay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans 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 UK Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was in the top 5 hits. The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Eyes Of A Child by Richard North Patterson 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 UK Twist And Shout by Chaka Demus & Pliers featuring Jack Radics & Taxi Gang was in the top 5 hits. Clerks., directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King 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. Alive, directed by Frank Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Te Of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1993.

1992

Poison Ivy directed by Katt Shea Ruben was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Willa Fitzgerald. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Will Never Do (Without You) by Janet Jackson. New Jack City, directed by Mario Van Peebles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Brett McKinnon. In UK Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Internal Affairs, directed by Mike Figgis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder 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 UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Tenants Of Time by Thomas Flanagan 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 Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott. Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Golden Cup by Belva Plain 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 That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends. Enemy Mine, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Storyteller by Harold Robbins 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. Stranger Than Paradise, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1985.

1984

On Wings Of Eagles by Ken Follett 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. Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1983.

1982

Remembrance by Danielle Steel was one of the best seller of 1982.

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. Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien 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. Scavenger Hunt, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Nafissatou Diallo. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. Every Which Way But Loose, directed by James Fargo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Bright Flows The River by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Carolina Ardohain. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player. The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Dynasty by Robert S. Elegant 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Wish by Stevie Wonder. The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1977.

1976

The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone 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. Black Christmas, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan 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 Show And Tell by Al Wilson. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include François Damiens. In that special week people in US were listening to You're So Vain by Carly Simon. Jeremiah Johnson, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Benno Fürmann. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. The Cowboys, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Kid Rock. In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits. Vanishing Point, directed by Richard C. Sarafian, 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: 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. The Punch Bowl, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton 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. Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes 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 UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron 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. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel. Our Man Flint, directed by Daniel Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Green Berets by Robin Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include DJ Caruso. In UK Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame was in the top 5 hits. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
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. The Sword in the Stone, directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Hat On The Bed by John O'Hara 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. Days of Wine and Roses, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. On TV people were watching The Dakotas.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Jim Carrey. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. I Met A Lady by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books.
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 that special week people in US were listening to Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Sermons And Soda Water by John O'Hara 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 UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Susanna Hoffs. In that special week people in US were listening to The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Inside Russia Today by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Tom Thibodeau. In that special week people in US were listening to At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors. Old Yeller, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. A Death In The Family by James Agee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1958.

1957

The Wrong Man directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 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. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. An Episode Of Sparrows by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1956.

1955

Bad Day at Black Rock directed by John Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1955.

1954

David and Bathsheba directed by Henry King 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. The Little World of Don Camillo, directed by Julien Duvivier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Last Resorts by Cleveland Amory was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1953.

1952

The Greatest Show on Earth directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1952.

1951

Halls of Montezuma directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1951.

1950

The Outlaw directed by Howard Hughes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1950.

1949

Golden Boy directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1949.

1948

I Walk Alone directed by Byron Haskin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1948.

1947

13 Rue Madeleine directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1947.

1946

Shock directed by Alfred Werker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Claude Guéant. Tonight and Every Night, directed by Victor Saville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. On TV people were watching La piste aux étoiles.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1945.

1944

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves directed by Arthur Lubin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1944.

1943

Shadow of a Doubt directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1943.

1942

A Date with the Falcon directed by Irving Reis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1942.

1941

The Reluctant Dragon directed by Alfred L. Werker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1941.

1940

The Blue Bird directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1940.

1939

Jesse James directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1939.

1938

Tarzan's Revenge directed by D. Ross Lederman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1938.

1937

Sabotage directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1937.

1936

Professional Soldier directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1936.

1935

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1935.

1934

Design for Living directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1934.

1933

Cavalcade directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1933.

1932

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1932.

1931

Other Men's Women directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1931.

1930

The Farmer's Wife directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1930.

1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jacques Plante. Queen Kelly, directed by Erich Von Stroheim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. On TV people were watching British Movietone News.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1929.

1928

Sadie Thompson directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1928.

1927

The Kid Brother directed by Ted Wilde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1927.

1926

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1926.

1925

The Last Laugh directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1925.

1924

Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske directed by Max Glass was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1924.

1923

Lederstrumpf directed by Arthur Wellin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1923.

1922

Satanas directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1922.

1921

Outside the Law directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1921.

1920

Within Our Gates directed by Oscar Micheaux was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1920.

1919

The Heart of Humanity directed by Allen Holubar was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1919.

1918

A Modern Musketeer directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1918.

1917

The Pride of the Clan directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1917.

1915

A Fool There Was directed by Frank Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 January 1915.

1914

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

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1910

Anna Karenina directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

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1908

The Doctor's Experiment directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908.

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1907

Violante directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907.

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1906

The Story of the Kelly Gang directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1906.

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1905

Bohemios directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1905.

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1904

Los políticos directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1904.

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1903

The Divorce directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903.

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1902

Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902.

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1901

Prison Bars directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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