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2018

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L?Engle was one of the best seller of 2018.

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

2016

The Revenant directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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

2015

American Sniper directed by Clint Eastwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Sholay directed by Ramesh Sippy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2012

The Raid: Redemption directed by Gareth Huw Evans was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi was one of the best seller of 2011.

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

2010

Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie 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. Funny Games, directed by Michael Haneke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Shadow Music by Julie Garwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2008.

2007

The Audacity Of Hope by Barack Obama was one of the best seller of 2007.

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

2006

Thank You for Smoking directed by Jason Reitman 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. Saw, directed by James Wan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Pompeii by Robert Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2004.

2003

Bend It Like Beckham directed by Gurinder Chadha was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

Secretary directed by Steven Shainberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Memento directed by Christopher Nolan 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 Virgin Suicides, directed by Sofia Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Greatest Generation Speaks by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Brynn Chandler. In UK Heartbeat / Tragedy by Steps was in the top 5 hits. Run Lola Run, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander was one of the best selling books.
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. Cube, directed by Vincenzo Natali, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1998.

1997

The Laws Of Our Fathers by Scott Turow 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. From Dusk Till Dawn, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans 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. The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Eyes Of A Child by Richard North Patterson 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. Clerks., directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1994.

1993

Alive directed by Frank Marshall 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. Poison Ivy, directed by Katt Shea Ruben, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Comeback by Dick Francis 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. New Jack City, directed by Mario Van Peebles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King 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. Tremors, directed by Ron Underwood, 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. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum 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. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Tenants Of Time by Thomas Flanagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1988.

1987

The Golden Cup by Belva Plain was one of the best seller of 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1987.

1986

The Storyteller by Harold Robbins was one of the best seller of 1986.

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. Stranger Than Paradise, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1985.

1984

On Wings Of Eagles by Ken Follett was one of the best seller of 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Mari Yaguchi. In that special week people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1983.

1982

Remembrance by Danielle Steel was one of the best seller of 1982.

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. Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien 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. White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1980.

1979

Bright Flows The River by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Omar Sy. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Dynasty by Robert S. Elegant was one of the best selling books.
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. The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Trinity by Leon Uris 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. The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1976.

1975

A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best seller of 1975.

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. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1974.

1973

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth 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. The Cowboys, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash 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. Vanishing Point, directed by Richard C. Sarafian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Greening Of America by Charles Reich 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 Punch Bowl, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton 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. Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes 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. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, 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. A Fistful of Dollars, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Waiting For Winter by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Stacey Dash. In that special week people in US were listening to The Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, directed by Alan Rafkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Green Berets by Robin Moore was one of the best selling books.
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. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart 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. The Incredible Mr. Limpet, directed by Arthur Lubin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Hat On The Bed by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include James Denton. In UK The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Reptilicus, directed by Sidney Pink, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. On TV people were watching The Dakotas.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1963.

1962

The Innocents directed by Jack Clayton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.

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

1961

Where the Boys Are directed by Henry Levin 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 Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Nancy Achin Sullivan. In UK It's Only Make Believe by Conway Twitty was in the top 5 hits. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Inside Russia Today by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
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 Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. A Death In The Family by James Agee 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 Wrong Man, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Wreck Of The Mary Deare by Hammond Innes 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. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. An Episode Of Sparrows by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1956.

1955

Bad Day at Black Rock directed by John Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 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. David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Life Is Worth Living by Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1954.

1953

The Little World of Don Camillo directed by Julien Duvivier was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Stanley. The Greatest Show on Earth, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Melville Goodwin, Usa by John Marquand was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1952.

1951

Halls of Montezuma directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Gun Crazy directed by Joseph H. Lewis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

A Letter to Three Wives directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

I Walk Alone directed by Byron Haskin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

13 Rue Madeleine directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

The Harvey Girls directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Martin-Jenkins. A Song to Remember, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. On TV people were watching On Stage, Everybody.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1945.

1944

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves directed by Arthur Lubin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Shadow of a Doubt directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

Woman of the Year directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1942.

1941

The Reluctant Dragon directed by Alfred L. Werker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

The Blue Bird directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Jesse James directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Tarzan's Revenge directed by D. Ross Lederman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Sabotage directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Professional Soldier directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

David Copperfield directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

Sons of the Desert directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Employees' Entrance directed by Roy Del Ruth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

1931

The Painted Desert directed by Howard Higgin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

The Farmer's Wife directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1930.

1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Loïc Bouvard. Queen Kelly, directed by Erich Von Stroheim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. On TV people were watching British Movietone News.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1929.

1928

Sadie Thompson directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1928.

1927

The Kid Brother directed by Ted Wilde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1927.

1926

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1926.

1925

The Last Laugh directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1924

Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske directed by Max Glass was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1924.

1923

Lederstrumpf directed by Arthur Wellin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1923.

1922

Satanas directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1922.

1921

Outside the Law directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1921.

1920

Pollyanna directed by Paul Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1920.

1919

The Heart of Humanity directed by Allen Holubar was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1919.

1918

A Modern Musketeer directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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

1917

The Pride of the Clan directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1917.

1915

Alice in Wonderland directed by W.W. Young was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1915.

1914

The Goat directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1914.

1910

Anna Karenina directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1910.

1908

The Doctor's Experiment directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1908.

1907

Life and Passion of Christ directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 January 1907.

1906

The Story of the Kelly Gang directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1906.

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1905

Bohemios directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1905.

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1904

Los políticos directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1904.

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1903

The Divorce directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1903.

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1902

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

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1901

Forward directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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