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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. Blood Feud by Edward Klein 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. Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent 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 that special week people in US were listening to Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado. My Super Ex-Girlfriend, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick 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. Cradle And All by James Patterson 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. The Testament by John Grisham 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. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 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. Chasing Cezanne by Peter Mayle 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 UK Killing Me Softly by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. Kazaam, directed by Paul Michael Glaser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein 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 UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. North, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller 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. Sahara by Clive Cussler 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. Mobsters, directed by Michael Karbelnikoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. As The Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer 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. Head First by Norman Cousins 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. The Russia House by John le Carré 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. People Like Us by Dominick Dunne 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. Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams 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. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry 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. The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy 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. Wired by Bob Woodward 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 that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Barefoot Gen, directed by Mori Masaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The F-Plan Diet by Audrey Eyton 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. Strategic Investing by Douglas Casey 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. God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert 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 UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Dressed to Kill, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1980.

1979

War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk 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. Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1978.

1977

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 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. The Russians by Hedrick Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1976.

1975

Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner 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. The Wall Street Gang by Richard Ney 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 UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits. A Brief Vacation, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann 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. Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith 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

Up The Organization by Robert Townsend 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 Goodbye Look by Ross MacDonald 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. Yellow Submarine, directed by George Dunning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg 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. The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton 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. Those Who Love by Irving Stone 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 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 Tribute To John F. Kennedy by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur 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 Day They Shook The Plum Tree by Arthur H. Lewis 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 that special week people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton. I Thank a Fool, directed by Robert Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Hornstein'S Boy by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1962.

1961

The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White 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. Water Of Life by Henry Morton Robinson 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. Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis 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. Mister Music Maker, Lawrence Welk by Mary Lewis Coakley 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 Durable Fire by Howard Swiggett 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. La escondida, directed by Roberto Gavaldón, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Rosemary Tree by Elizabeth Goudge 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 Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1955.

1954

The Far Country directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 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 Hidden Flower by Pearl S. Buck 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

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.

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

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.

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.