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2018

Wonder by R.J. Palacio was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2018.

2016

The Land directed by Steven Caple Jr. was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2016.

2015

Brooklyn directed by John Crowley was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2015.

2014

Non-Stop directed by Jaume Collet-Serra was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2014.

2012

Bachelorette directed by Leslye Headland was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2012.

2011

Gnomeo & Juliet directed by Kelly Asbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2011.

2010

When in Rome directed by Mark Steven Johnson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. The Spiderwick Chronicles, directed by Mark Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. For One More Day by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2008.

2007

Chapter 27 directed by J.P. Schaefer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2007.

2006

The Illusionist directed by Neil Burger was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2006.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Emma Marie. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Ya! by OutKast. The Perfect Score, directed by Brian Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The King of Torts by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2004.

2003

Final Destination 2 directed by David R. Ellis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2003.

2002

Big Fat Liar directed by Shawn Levy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2002.

2001

Sugar & Spice directed by Francine McDougall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include James McGrath. In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, directed by Greg Berlanti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2000.

1999

Blast from the Past directed by Hugh Wilson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Timmy Connors. In that special week people in US were listening to Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden. Deep Rising, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Winner by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1998.

1997

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Violetta Komyshan. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. The Spitfire Grill, directed by Lee David Zlotoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gra was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Joey Badass. In UK Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was in the top 5 hits. Before Sunrise, directed by Richard Linklater, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Lucas Piazon. In that special week people in US were listening to All For Love by Bryan Adams. Woman of Desire, directed by Robert Ginty, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1994.

1993

Matinee directed by Joe Dante was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tiffany Pisani. One False Move, directed by Carl Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Lily LaBeau. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Will Never Do (Without You) by Janet Jackson. Mediterraneo, directed by Gabriele Salvatores, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Samantha Potter. In UK Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Love at Large, directed by Alan Rudolph, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Washington. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. The Siege of Firebase Gloria, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Dear Mili by Wilhelm Grimm was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Colin Bensadon. In that special week people in US were listening to The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Evan Peters. In that special week people in US were listening to Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott. Dead of Winter, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Parker (musician). In UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Highlander, directed by Russell Mulcahy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Brantley Gilbert. In UK I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner was in the top 5 hits. Phenomena, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Bonnie McKee. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. Broadway Danny Rose, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Auerbach Will by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1984.

1983

Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Erin Wasson. In that special week people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. The Border, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Cudmore. In that special week people in US were listening to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon. Night School, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Felicitas Woll. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. Fatso, directed by Anne Bancroft, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Windsor Story by J. Bryan III and Charles J.V. Murphy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Rob Bourdon. In UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. Love on the Run, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Wifey by Judy Blume was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1979.

1978

Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Sid Wilson. In that special week people in US were listening to I Wish by Stevie Wonder. Cross of Iron, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Ordinary People by Judith Guest was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fabio Bencivenga. In that special week people in US were listening to I Write The Songs by Barry Manilow. Angels by Billy Graham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Noberto Fontana. In UK Streets Of London by Ralph McTell was in the top 5 hits. Mr. Ricco, directed by Paul Bogart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Florian Maurice. In that special week people in US were listening to Show And Tell by Al Wilson. Around the World with Fanny Hill, directed by Mac Ahlberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Nickel Mountain by John Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1974.

1973

Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Nikki Haley. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Amar Prem, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Gary Barlow. In that special week people in US were listening to Knock Three Times by Dawn. The Last Valley, directed by James Clavell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Skeet Ulrich. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. The Molly Maguires, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. In Someones Shadow by Rod McKuen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Nicky Wire. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. Samurai Banners, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Day Kennedy Was Shot by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Melissa Rivers. In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Danger: Diabolik, directed by Mario Bava, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Kellyanne Conway. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. Hot Rods to Hell, directed by John Brahm, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1967.

1966

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was one of the best seller of 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Sophie Rhys-Jones. In UK Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame was in the top 5 hits. Those Calloways, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Ron Harper. In UK Glad All Over by Dave Clark Five was in the top 5 hits. Man's Favorite Sport?, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1964.

1962

The Magic Sword directed by Bert I. Gordon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1962.

1961

Mein Mann, das Wirtschaftswunder directed by Ulrich Erfurth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Will Wright (game designer). In UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits. The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1960.

1959

The Last Blitzkrieg directed by Arthur Dreifuss was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Lorenzo Lamas. In that special week people in US were listening to At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors. The Screaming Skull, directed by Alex Nicol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Franck-Yves Escoffier. In UK Singing The Blues by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Young Stranger, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Tribe That Lost Its Head by Nicholas Monsarrat was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Bill Maher. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Helen of Troy, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Deer Park by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1956.

1955

Good Morning, Miss Dove by Frances Gray Patton was one of the best seller of 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Barbara Abramo. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. World for Ransom, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Too Late The Phalarope by Alan Paton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1954.

1953

The Naked Spur directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1953.

1952

The Las Vegas Story directed by Robert Stevenson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1952.

1951

Operation Pacific directed by George Waggner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1951.

1950

Let Love Come Last by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1950.

1949

The Sun Comes Up directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1949.

1948

Sleep, My Love directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1948.

1947

The Unfaithful directed by Vincent Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1947.

1946

Three Strangers directed by Jean Negulesco was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1946.

1945

The Jade Mask directed by Phil Rosen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1945.

1944

The Fighting Seabees directed by Edward Ludwig was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1944.

1943

The Kid Rides Again directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1943.

1941

White Eagle directed by James W. Horne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1941.

1940

The Fighting 69th directed by William Keighley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1940.

1939

Gunga Din directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1939.

1938

Sailing Along directed by Sonnie Hale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1938.

1937

Blake of Scotland Yard directed by Robert F. Hill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1937.

1936

A Face in the Fog directed by Robert F. Hill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1936.

1935

A Shot in the Dark directed by Charles Lamont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1935.

1934

Four Frightened People directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1934.

1933

She Done Him Wrong directed by Lowell Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1933.

1932

Hell's House directed by Howard Higgin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1932.

1931

Seas Beneath directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1931.

1929

The Broadway Melody directed by Harry Beaumont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1929.

1925

Miss Bluebeard directed by Frank Tuttle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1925.

1918

Tarzan of the Apes directed by Scott Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1918.