July 17

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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. Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 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

Famous people born on this day include Arabella Kushner. In that special week people in US were listening to Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO. Retreat, directed by Carl Tibbetts, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank was one of the best selling books.
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

Orphan directed by Jaume Collet-Serra 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. Beach Road by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge 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 (Democrat). 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 that special week people in US were listening to Bills, Bills, Bills by Destiny's Child. Inspector Gadget, directed by David Kellogg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. I Ain'T Got Time To Bleed by Jesse Ventura 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding 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 that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. Prince Valiant, directed by Anthony Hickox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Partner by John Grisham 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. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss 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

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

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. Pigs In Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver 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 that special week people in US were listening to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Mo' Money, directed by Peter MacDonald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook 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 that special week people in US were listening to Rush Rush by Paula Abdul. Mobsters, directed by Michael Karbelnikoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Immortality by Milan Kundera 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 that special week people in US were listening to Step By Step by New Kids On The Block. Navy Seals, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Golden Orange by Joseph Wambaugh 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 that special week people in US were listening to If You Don't Know Me By Now by Simply Red. Khoj, directed by Keshu Ramsay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Flame by Cheap Trick. Saturday Night Out, directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe 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 UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, directed by Sidney J. Furie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. More Die Of Heartbreak by Saul Bellow 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 UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Maximum Overdrive, directed by Stephen King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Triumph Of Politics by David A. Stockman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Pee-wee's Big Adventure, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia 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 that special week people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. Revenge of the Nerds, directed by Jeff Kanew, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Haj by Leon Uris 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. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda 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 UK Fame by Irene Cara was in the top 5 hits. Vigilante, directed by William Lustig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler 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 UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Car Crash, directed by Antonio Margheriti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). 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. Dressed to Kill, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Heartsounds by Martha Weinman Lear was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1980.

1979

A Time To Heal by Gerald R. Ford 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 that special week people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb. International Velvet, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1978.

1977

The Dragons Of Eden by Carl Sagan 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. Lifeguard, directed by Daniel Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1976.

1975

Far Tortuga by Peter Matthiessen 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. Death Wish, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Plain Speaking by Merle Miller 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. Facing The Lions by Tom Wicker 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 that special week people in US were listening to Lean On Me by Bill Withers. Joe Kidd, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton 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 European Discovery Of America by Samuel Eliot Morison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1971.

1970

Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best seller of 1970.

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

1969

Famous people born on this day include Kazuki Kitamura. In UK Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman was in the top 5 hits. Castle Keep, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women by Marjorie Craig 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 (Democrat). 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. Yellow Submarine, directed by George Dunning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Or I'Ll Dress You In Mourning by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre 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 UK A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum was in the top 5 hits. Theatre of Death, directed by Samuel Gallu, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury 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 that special week people in US were listening to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. The Sex Perils of Paulette, directed by Doris Wishman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Founding Father by Richard J. Whalen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1965.

1964

A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Suha Arafat. In that special week people in US were listening to Easier Said Than Done by The Essex. Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. In The Clearing by Robert Frost was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1962.

1961

A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene 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 UK Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones was in the top 5 hits. The Entertainer, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Law And The Profits by C. Northcote Parkinson 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 UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Holiday for Lovers, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley. The Matchmaker, directed by Joseph Anthony, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Time Of The Dragons by Alice Ekert-Rotholz 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 that special week people in US were listening to Love Letters In The Sand by Pat Boone. Run of the Arrow, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Take My Life by Eddie Cantor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1957.

1956

La escondida directed by Roberto Gavaldón was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Barry Orr. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. 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

Famous people born on this day include Angela Merkel. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Far Country, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Away All Boats by Kenneth Dodson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Charles Taugourdeau. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Gun Belt, directed by Ray Nazarro, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Poor Man'S Guide To Europe by David Dodge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). 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. Under The Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1952.

1951

Show Boat directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

The Men directed by Fred Zinnemann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 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

Something in the Wind directed by Irving Pichel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Courage of Lassie directed by Fred M. Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

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

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

1944

Mr. Winkle Goes to War directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 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

Crossroads directed by Jack Conway 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

High, Wide and Handsome directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 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.

1934

Here Comes the Navy directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Secret of the Blue Room directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 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.

1930

Dixiana directed by Luther Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1926

Devil's Island directed by Frank O'Connor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

Sally of the Sawdust directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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