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2017

The Midnight Line by Lee Child was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 2017.

2016

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah was one of the best seller of 2016.

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

2015

Ant-Man directed by Peyton Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

The Lost Island by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 July 2013.

2012

The Dark Knight Rises directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2010

Inception directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

The Ugly Truth directed by Robert Luketic was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 2009.

2008

The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

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

2007

Famous people born on this day include Connor Corum. In that special week people in US were listening to Umbrella by Rihanna. Hairspray, directed by Adam Shankman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. Born Standing Up by Steve Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include James Brown. In that special week people in US were listening to Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado. The Merry Jail, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Imperium by Robert Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 2006.

2005

Wedding Crashers directed by David Dobkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 2005.

2004

I, Robot directed by Alex Proyas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

2003

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen directed by Stephen Norrington was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 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 that special week people in US were listening to Bent by matchbox twenty. X-Men, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Ravelstein by Saul Bellow 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. Eyes Wide Shut, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Night Whispers by Judith McNaught 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 Marichalar. In that special week people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. The Mask of Zorro, directed by Martin Campbell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose 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. Contact, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Night Crew by John Sandford 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. Criss Cross, directed by Robert Siodmak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Final Judgment by Richard North Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1996.

1995

Judge Dredd directed by Danny Cannon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

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

1994

Angels in the Outfield directed by William Dear was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1994.

1993

Hocus Pocus directed by Kenny Ortega was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

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. 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: 17 July 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Chénais. In that special week people in US were listening to Unbelievable by EMF. Point Break, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Day America Told The Truth by James Patterson and Peter Kim 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 She Ain't Worth It by Glenn Medeiros. Ghost, directed by Jerry Zucker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy Noonan 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 Toy Soldiers by Martika. When Harry Met Sally..., directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Blessings by Belva Plain 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. Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Donnie Brasco by Joseph D. Pistone with Richard Woodley 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 Meghan Camarena. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone by Heart. RoboCop, directed by Paul Verhoeven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Bandits by Elmore Leonard 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 Kaitlin Riley. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Big Trouble in Little China, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Shoot Low by Lewis Grizzard 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. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Explorers, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave 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. The Last Starfighter, directed by Nick Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1984.

1983

Puberty Blues directed by Bruce Beresford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Omari Banks. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't You Want Me by The Human League. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. And More By 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 UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Arthur, directed by Steve Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Reflex by Dick Francis 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 Javier Camunas. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. My Bodyguard, directed by Tony Bill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Murder In The White House by Margaret Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Mike Vogel. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. Breaking Away, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Overload by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Mike Hettinga. In that special week people in US were listening to Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb. Foul Play, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1978.

1977

Orca directed by Michael Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 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 Matthew Holmes. 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. On TV people were watching Power Without Glory.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Troy Amos Ross. In UK Tears On My Pillow by Johnny Nash was in the top 5 hits. Rollerball, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Promise Of Joy by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
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 Laura Macdonald. In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. Mr. Majestyk, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders 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 Liam Kyle Sullivan. In UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits. 40 Carats, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart 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 Melissa "Missy" Schwen. 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. Fire In The Lake by Frances Fitzgerald 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 Daniel Kunce. In that special week people in US were listening to It's Too Late by Carole King. The Panic in Needle Park, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Passions of the Mind by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Bronwyn Roye. In UK In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. Chisum, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. How You Can Profit From The Coming Devaluation by Harry Browne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Tommy Soderstrom. In UK Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman was in the top 5 hits. Easy Rider, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss 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 Tony Diaz. 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 Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1968.

1967

Tai-Pan by James Clavell was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Michael John Bradley. In UK Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits. Torn Curtain, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Kremlin Letter by Noel Behn 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 Ken Evraire. In that special week people in US were listening to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. Kwaidan, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Alice Inoue. In that special week people in US were listening to Rag Doll by The 4 Seasons. Scandal, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Tribute To John F. Kennedy by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur was one of the best selling books.
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 Denise Miller in Brooklyn. In that special week people in US were listening to Surf City by Jan & Dean. The Thrill of It All, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham-Smith 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 Jay Barrs. In that special week people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton. Tales of Terror, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Elizabeth And Leicester by Elizabeth Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Roy Pienaar. 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. Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
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 Karen Elaine Price. 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. How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas 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 Janet Lynn Kavandi. In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. North by Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. John Paul Jones by Samuel Eliot Morison 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 Wong Kar-wai. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton 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 Fabio Dal Zotto. In that special week people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. The Pride and the Passion, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Three Saints And A Sinner by Louise Hall Tharp was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1957.

1956

High Society directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

The Dam Busters directed by Michael Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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

1954

Malta Story directed by Brian Desmond Hurst was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

The Band Wagon directed by Vincente Minnelli 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 Chet McCracken. Carrie, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Bounty Lands by William Donohue Ellis 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

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

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

1949

The Great Gatsby directed by Elliott Nugent was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Key Largo directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

The Hucksters directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 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

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carlos Alberto. 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: 17 July 1944.

1943

Batman directed by Lambert Hillyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

The Pride of the Yankees directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1933

Baby Face directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Niccolo Castiglioni. Million Dollar Legs, directed by Edward Cline, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. The Fountain by Charles Morgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1932.

1931

Night Nurse directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 July 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir. The Love of Jeanne Ney, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 July 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alain Terrane. Where the North Begins, directed by Chester M. Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 July 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bill Monroe. Himmelskibet, directed by Holger-Madsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. The River's End by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1920.

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: 17 July 1919.

1918

The U.P. Trail by Zane Gre was one of the best seller of 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 July 1916.

1915

Jaffery by William J. Locke was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 July 1913.

1912

The Street Called Straight by Basil King was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 July 1911.

1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1910.

1909

The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1909.

1908

The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1908.

1906

Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1906.

1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1905.

1904

Sir Mortimer by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1904.

1903

Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1903.

1902

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

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1901

The Right of Way by Gilbert Parker was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1901.