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2017

The Only Living Boy in New York directed by Marc Webb was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 2017.

2014

Sins of Our Youth directed by Gary Entin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

We're the Millers directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 2013.

2012

Fred 3: Camp Fred directed by Jonathan Judge was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2010

Dinner for Schmucks directed by Jay Roach was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Julie & Julia directed by Nora Ephron was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. Acolytes, directed by Jon Hewitt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Beach House by Jane Green was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 2008.

2006

The Replacements directed by Howard Deutch was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

Lady Vengeance directed by Chan-wook Park was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 2005.

2004

The Village directed by M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 2004.

2002

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells was one of the best seller of 2002.

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

2001

Famous people born on this day include Colton Glenn. In UK Eternity / The Road To Mandalay by Robbie Williams was in the top 5 hits. Rush Hour, directed by Brett Ratner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Justice by Dominick Dunne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alexis Simone. In UK The Real Slim Shady by Eminem was in the top 5 hits. The Perfect Tenant, directed by Doug Campbell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Princess Alexandra of Hanover. In that special week people in US were listening to Wild Wild West by Will Smith. The Iron Giant, directed by Brad Bird, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. True At First Light by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1999.

1998

The Negotiator directed by F. Gary Gray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1998.

1997

Air Bud directed by Charles Martin Smith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

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

1996

The Choice by Bob Woodward was one of the best seller of 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Denzel Harris. In UK Boom Boom Boom by The Outhere Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Waterworld, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Book Of Virtues by William J. Bennett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1995.

1994

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best seller of 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Lucas Digne. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. The Fugitive, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Gai-Jin by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paige Hurd. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Dead Alive, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Give War A Chance by P. J. O'Rourke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Scout LaRue Willis. In that special week people in US were listening to Unbelievable by EMF. Hot Shots!, directed by Jim Abrahams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Commanders by Bob Woodward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Steven Joseph-Monrose. In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Problem Child, directed by Dennis Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Dragon by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Brooke Candy. In that special week people in US were listening to Toy Soldiers by Martika. Kiki's Delivery Service, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Great Plains by Ian Frazier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Julianne Hough. In that special week people in US were listening to Hold On To The Nights by Richard Marx. Cocktail, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Roza Gough. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Love at Stake, directed by John Moffitt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Benjamin Stasiulis. In that special week people in US were listening to Invisible Touch by Genesis. Flight of the Navigator, directed by Randal Kleiser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Bus 9 To Paradise by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include John Francis Daley. In that special week people in US were listening to A View To A Kill by Duran Duran. Weird Science, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Jubal Sackett by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Konsta Hietanen. In that special week people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. Purple Rain, directed by Albert Magnoli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Gremlins Storybook by Mary Carey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Barbara Goenaga. In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Protectors of Universe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Ascent Into Hell by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Percy Daggs III. In that special week people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. Night Shift, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Dayang Nurfaizah. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Ticket to Heaven, directed by Ralph L. Thomas, 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: 20 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gisele Bündchen. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Hunter, directed by Buzz Kulik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Anaïs Baydemir. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. Pacific Inferno, directed by Rolf Bayer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Island by Peter Benchley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Cédric Heymans. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Hooper, directed by Hal Needham, 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: 20 July 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Susana Werner. In UK So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate was in the top 5 hits. The Worm Eaters, directed by Herb Robins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Illusions by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alex Yoong. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. Squirm, directed by Jeff Lieberman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Ray Allen. In that special week people in US were listening to Listen To What The Man Said by Wings. The Devil's Rain, directed by Robert Fuest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Conversations With Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Simon Rex. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock Your Baby by George McCrae. Cockfighter, directed by Monte Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Haakon Crown Prince of Norway. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce. The Last American Hero, directed by Lamont Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Jozef Stümpel. In that special week people in US were listening to Lean On Me by Bill Withers. Ek Nazar, directed by B.R. Ishara, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Oh. In UK Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle Of The Road was in the top 5 hits. Angels Hard as They Come, directed by Joe Viola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Nicola Sturgeon. In UK In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. The Mind of Mr. Soames, directed by Alan Cooke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Josh Holloway. In UK Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman was in the top 5 hits. The Gay Deceivers, directed by Bruce Kessler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. New Moon Rising by Eugenia Price was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Julian Rhind-Tutt. In that special week people in US were listening to Grazing In The Grass by Hugh Masekela. Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1968.

1967

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Stone Gossard. In that special week people in US were listening to Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells. One of Our Spies Is Missing, directed by E. Darrell Hallenbeck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Marc Trévidic. In that special week people in US were listening to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. Cup Fever, directed by David Bracknell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1965.

1964

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Frank Whaley. In that special week people in US were listening to Surf City by Jan & Dean. Doctor in Distress, directed by Ralph Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Whole Truth And Nothing But by Hedda Hopper was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Rochelle Redfield. In that special week people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton. The Lion, directed by Jack Cardiff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Big Laugh by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1962.

1961

A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best seller of 1961.

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

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Federico Echave. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee. Make Mine Mink, directed by Robert Asher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Mr. Citizen by Harry S. Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Radney Foster. In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Return of the Fly, directed by Edward Bernds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Philippe Bas (politician). In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Tarzan's Fight for Life, directed by H. Bruce Humberstone, 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: 20 July 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Donna Dixon. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Outlaw's Son, directed by Lesley Selander, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Turn Of The Tide by Arthur Bryant was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Mima Jaušovec. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. Run for the Sun, directed by Roy Boulting, 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: 20 July 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Desmond Douglas. In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. The Scarlet Coat, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Officers And Gentlemen by Evelyn Waugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Dominique Samiel. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Broken Lance, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Never Victorious, Never Defeated by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1954.

1953

Major Campaign Speeches by Adlai Stevenson was one of the best seller of 1953.

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

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Corrado Tedeschi. The Duel at Silver Creek, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Thurber Album by James Thurber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 July 1952.

1951

On Moonlight Bay directed by Roy Del Ruth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Roosevelt In Retrospect by John Gunther was one of the best seller of 1950.

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

1949

Come to the Stable directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

A Date with Judy directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Under the Tonto Rim directed by Lew Landers was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Black Angel directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Midnight Manhunt directed by William C. Thomas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Seven Doors to Death directed by Elmer Clifton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

This Is the Army directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

Footlight Serenade directed by Gregory Ratoff was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

Bowery Blitzkrieg directed by Wallace Fox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

When the Daltons Rode directed by George Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Beau Geste directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1937

Slaves in Bondage directed by Elmer Clifton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

The Amazing Adventure directed by Alfred Zeisler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Woman Wanted directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1933

Another Language directed by Edward H. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1931

East of Borneo directed by George Melford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

Murder! directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1929

Blackmail directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1926

The Bells directed by James Young was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1920

The Penalty directed by Wallace Worsley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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

1918

Shifting Sands directed by Albert Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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