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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.

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.

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 UK Umbrella by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z was in the top 5 hits. Hairspray, directed by Adam Shankman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 2007.

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.

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. X-Men, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. It'S Not About The Bike by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins 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. Eyes Wide Shut, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Mcnally'S Dilemma by Lawrence Sanders 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. The Mask of Zorro, directed by Martin Campbell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Ship Of Gold In The Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder 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. Contact, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Gift Of Fear by Gavin de Becker 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. Lily White by Susan Isaacs 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

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. Angels in the Outfield, directed by William Dear, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Without Remorse by Tom Clanc 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. Hocus Pocus, directed by Kenny Ortega, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Thunder Point by Jack Higgins 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. Universal Soldier, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Head To Head by Lester Thurow 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. Point Break, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Rustlers Of West Fork by Louis L'Amour 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. Ghost, directed by Jerry Zucker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Stand by Stephen King 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. When Harry Met Sally..., directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Love And Marriage by Bill Cosby 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. Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking 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. Jaws: The Revenge, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Pale Kings And Princes by Robert B. Parker 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 Invisible Touch by Genesis. Big Trouble in Little China, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot 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. 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 UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. The Last Starfighter, directed by Nick Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Wheel Of Fortune by Susan Howatch 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. Zelig, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Warlord by Malcolm Bosse 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 Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda 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. Arthur, directed by Steve Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Eagle'S Gift by Carlos Castaneda 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 It's Still Rock And Roll To Me by Billy Joel. My Bodyguard, directed by Tony Bill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong 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. Dracula, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. There'S No Such Place As Far Away by Richard Bach 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 Emilie Simon. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Foul Play, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Final Payments by Mary Gordon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Veronica Blume. In UK So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate was in the top 5 hits. Orca, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
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. They Came from Within, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Cécile de France. In that special week people in US were listening to Listen To What The Man Said by Wings. Rollerball, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey 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 Gordon Malone. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock Your Baby by George McCrae. Mr. Majestyk, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Burr by Gore Vidal 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 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce. 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 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. A Portion For Foxes by Jane McIlvaine McClary 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 Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian) by The Raiders. The Panic in Needle Park, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Stilwell And The American Experience In China, 1911-1945 by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman 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 Mandy Smith. In that special week people in US were listening to Mama Told Me (Not To Come) by Three Dog Night. Catch-22, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Up The Organization by Robert Townsend 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 Kazuki Kitamura. In that special week people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans. Easy Rider, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Pretenders by Gladys Rockmore Davis 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 Grazing In The Grass by Hugh Masekela. Senso, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Right People by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1968.

1967

The New Industrial State by John Kenneth Galbraith 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 Lou Barlow. 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. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann 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. Kwaidan, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre 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 UK It's All Over Now by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Scandal, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Naked Society by Vance Packard 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 Suha Arafat. In UK Confessin' by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The Thrill of It All, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Terrible Swift Sword by Bruce Catton 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. Tales of Terror, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson 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 António Costa. 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. Tropic Of Cancer by Henry Miller 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 Mark Burnett. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee. 13 Ghosts, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell 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 Lonely Boy by Paul Anka. North by Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Years With Ross by James Thurber 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 Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, 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 UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Pride and the Passion, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Faith On The March by A.H. Macmillan 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. High Society, directed by Charles Walters, 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 Dam Busters, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale 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. Malta Story, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Seven Years In Tibet by Heinrich Harrer was one of the best selling books.
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 David Hasselhoff. Carrie, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. A Creed For Free Enterprise by Clarence B. Randall 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 Canterville Ghost directed by Jules Dassin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

Million Dollar Legs directed by Edward Cline was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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 Love of Jeanne Ney directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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

Where the North Begins directed by Chester M. Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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

Himmelskibet directed by Holger-Madsen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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.

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.

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.

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.

1902

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 July 1902.