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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: 17 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: 17 July 2015.

2014

Famous people born on this day include Plane MH17. In that special week people in US were listening to Fancy by Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX. Lucy, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014. Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 2014.

2013

Blue Jasmine directed by Woody Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2009

Funny People directed by Judd Apatow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2006

Famous people born on this day include James Brown. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. My Super Ex-Girlfriend, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. The Cold Moon by Jeffery Deaver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 July 2005.

2003

What Women Want directed by Nancy Meyers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 July 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nico Liersch. In UK The Real Slim Shady by Eminem was in the top 5 hits. What Lies Beneath, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Vineyard by Barbara Delinsky was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Yoandri Cabrera. In UK 9pm (Till I Come) by ATB was in the top 5 hits. Inspector Gadget, directed by David Kellogg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Hannibal by Thomas Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Felipe Juan Marichalar. In UK Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya was in the top 5 hits. Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Unspeakable by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Shauna Case. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. Prince Valiant, directed by Anthony Hickox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Alex Ernst. 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 Tenth Insight by James Redfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1996.

1995

Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home directed by Dwight H. Little was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Amlee. In that special week people in US were listening to I Swear by All-4-One. North, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include OpTic Karma. In UK Dreams by Gabrielle was in the top 5 hits. Another Stakeout, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Race Matters by Cornel West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Billie Lourd. In UK Ain't No Doubt by Jimmy Nail was in the top 5 hits. Mo' Money, directed by Peter MacDonald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Acquired Tastes by Peter Mayle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Lexi Giovagnoli. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. V.I. Warshawski, directed by Jeff Kanew, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Mariahlynn . In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Navy Seals, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Mountain Laurel by Jude Deveraux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Laura Caso. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. Khoj, directed by Keshu Ramsay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Summer Bishil. In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. Saturday Night Out, directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Moonwalk by Michael Jackson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Jeremih . In that special week people in US were listening to Alone by Heart. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Liza Manili. In that special week people in US were listening to Holding Back The Years by Simply Red. Maximum Overdrive, directed by Stephen King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Tom Fletcher (singer). In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. The Heavenly Kid, directed by Cary Medoway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Cider House Rules by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include David Katoatau. 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. Good Morning, Merry Sunshine by Bob Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Jones (screen actress). In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Barefoot Gen, directed by Mori Masaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Natasha Hamilton. 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. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Mélanie Thierry. In that special week people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. Car Crash, directed by Antonio Margheriti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robert Phillips (actor). In that special week people in US were listening to Coming Up by Paul McCartney. The Exterminator, directed by James Glickenhaus, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1980.

1979

Ghost Story by Peter Straub was one of the best seller of 1979.

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

1978

Famous people born on this day include Emilie Simon. 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. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1978.

1977

Haywire by Brooke Hayward was one of the best seller of 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Luke Bryan. In that special week people in US were listening to Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1976.

1975

Spindrift by Phyllis A. Whitney was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gordon Malone. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock Your Baby by George McCrae. Amir Garib, directed by Mohan Kumar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Winter Kills by Richard Condon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Horacio Llamas. In that special week people in US were listening to Will It Go Round In Circles by Billy Preston. A Brief Vacation, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Ariadne Shaffer. 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. The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Calbert Cheaney. In that special week people in US were listening to It's Too Late by Carole King. Reshma Aur Shera, directed by Sunil Dutt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1971.

1970

Such Good Friends by Lois Gould was one of the best seller of 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Kazuki Kitamura. 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 Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bitty Schram. In that special week people in US were listening to This Guy's In Love With You by Herb Alpert. Pretty Poison, directed by Noel Black, 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 July 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Regina Lund. 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. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Lou Barlow. In UK Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits. The Wild Angels, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Alex Winter. In UK I'm Alive by The Hollies was in the top 5 hits. The Sex Perils of Paulette, directed by Doris Wishman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Green Berets by Robin Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1965.

1964

My Years With General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Suha Arafat. In UK Confessin' by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The Bedford Incident by Mark Rascovich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Taponier. In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits. I Thank a Fool, directed by Robert Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1962.

1961

These Ruins Are Inhabited by Muriel Beadle was one of the best seller of 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mark Burnett. In that special week people in US were listening to Alley-Oop by Hollywood Argyles. The Entertainer, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Grant Moves South by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Pola Uddin. In that special week people in US were listening to The Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. Holiday for Lovers, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Light Infantry Ball by Hamilton Basso was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Kar-wai Wong. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Matchmaker, directed by Joseph Anthony, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Fern Britton. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Run of the Arrow, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Bryan Trottier. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. It Conquered the World, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Barry Orr. 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 Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1955.

1954

The Taft Story by William S. White was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 July 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Hasselhoff. Untamed Frontier, directed by Hugo Fregonese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Thurber Album by James Thurber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1952.

1951

Washington Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer was one of the best seller of 1951.

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

1950

The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot was one of the best seller of 1950.

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

1945

Anchors Aweigh directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1945.

1944

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

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

1942

A Yank in Libya directed by Albert Herman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1937

Paradise Isle directed by Arthur Greville Collins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1933

A Shriek in the Night directed by Albert Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1927

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

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

1926

Mantrap directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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