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2018

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Freddie Tomlinson. In that special week people in US were listening to Sorry by Justin Bieber. The Hateful Eight, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 2012.

2011

Famous people born on this day include Phyllon James. In that special week people in US were listening to Hold It Against Me by Britney Spears. I Saw the Devil, directed by Jee-woon Kim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2011.

2010

Winter's Bone directed by Debra Granik was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maxx Hamilton. In UK Now You're Gone by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz was in the top 5 hits. Funny Games, directed by Michael Haneke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Geography Of Bliss by Eric Weiner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2008.

2007

Brother Odd by Dean Koontz was one of the best seller of 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2007.

2006

Little Miss Sunshine directed by Jonathan Dayton was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2006.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Ingrid Alexandra . In UK Mad World by Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules was in the top 5 hits. Saw, directed by James Wan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Jackson Brundage. In UK Touch Me by Rui Da Silva featuring Cassandra was in the top 5 hits. Memento, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. An Hour Before Daylight by Jimmy Carter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. The Boondock Saints, directed by Troy Duffy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Testament by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2000.

1999

Run Lola Run directed by Tom Tykwer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Toby McDonough. In that special week people in US were listening to Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden. Half Baked, directed by Tamra Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1998.

1997

I'M Not Really Here by Tim Allen was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Marco Asensio. In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. From Dusk Till Dawn, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Judge by Steve Martini was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Wynter-Grace Williams. In that special week people in US were listening to Creep by TLC. The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Kiss The Girls by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Booboo Stewart. In UK Twist And Shout by Chaka Demus & Pliers featuring Jack Radics & Taxi Gang was in the top 5 hits. Clerks., directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Embraced By The Light by Betty J. Eadie with Curtis Taylor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Cris Cab. In UK No Limit by 2 Unlimited was in the top 5 hits. Alive, directed by Frank Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Mixed Blessings by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Verónica Cepede Royg. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Reservoir Dogs, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Private Eyes by Jonathan Kellerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Craig Roberts. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time by Surface. New Jack City, directed by Mario Van Peebles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Kelly Rohrbach. In that special week people in US were listening to How Am I Supposed To Live Without You by Michael Bolton. Tremors, directed by Ron Underwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Henrikh Mkhitaryan. In that special week people in US were listening to Two Hearts by Phil Collins. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Gracie by George Burns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Hessler. In that special week people in US were listening to Need You Tonight by INXS. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1988.

1987

Whirlwind by James Clavell was one of the best seller of 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1987.

1986

London Match by Len Deighton was one of the best seller of 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Sasha Pivovarova. 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. Moses The Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1985.

1984

The Saga Of Baby Divine by Bette Midler was one of the best seller of 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Maryse Ouellet. In that special week people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. The Year of Living Dangerously, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1983.

1982

Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Izabella Miko. In UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim Sharma. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1980.

1979

The Coup by John Updike was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Sacha Judaszko. 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. The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Matt Perry. In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Storm Warning by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emma Bunton. In that special week people in US were listening to Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) by Diana Ross. The Age Of Napoleon by Will and Ariel Durant was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1976.

1975

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kim Dotcom. In UK You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Best Of Life by David Scherman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1974.

1973

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Cat Power. In UK Telegram Sam by T Rex was in the top 5 hits. The Cowboys, directed by Mark Rydell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Beyond Freedom And Dignity by B. F. Skinner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Doug Weight. 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. Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Marina Foïs. In that special week people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. The Punch Bowl, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Collapse Of The Third Republic by William L. Shirer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Karina Lombard. In UK Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by Marmalade was in the top 5 hits. Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Ross. 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 President'S Plane Is Missing by Robert J. Serling was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Artashes Minasian. 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. Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Michel Zumkeller. In that special week people in US were listening to We Can Work It Out by The Beatles. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, directed by Alan Rafkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Jam Master Jay. In that special week people in US were listening to Downtown by Petula Clark. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, 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: 21 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Gérald Passi. In that special week people in US were listening to There! I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton. The Incredible Mr. Limpet, directed by Arthur Lubin, 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: 21 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hakeem Olajuwon. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Right In by The Rooftop Singers. From Morn to Midnight, directed by Karl Heinz Martin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. On TV people were watching The Dakotas.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Marie Trintignant. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Innocents, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Before I Sleep by James Monahan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Elvis Pompilio. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Dean'S Watch by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Toxey Haas. In that special week people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 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: 21 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Michael Wincott. 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. The Coming Of The New Deal by Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Charles Onyango-Obbo. In UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits. Old Yeller, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. On The Beach by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1958.

1957

The Last Of The Wine by Mary Renault was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Geena Davis. 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: 21 January 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Koons. In UK The Finger Of Suspicion by Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. Bad Day at Black Rock, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. My Brother'S Keeper by Marcia Davenport was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Idrissa Ouedraogo. 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. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1954.

1953

Niagara directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marie-Arlette Carlotti. The Greatest Show on Earth, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Closing The Ring by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 1950.

1949

A Canterbury Tale directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Martin Shaw. 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 1942.

1941

High Sierra directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 1936.

1935

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

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1934

Design for Living directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 1930.

1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include René Thewissen. 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 1925.

1924

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

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1923

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

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1922

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

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1921

The Kid directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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1920

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

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1918

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

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1917

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

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1915

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

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1914

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

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1910

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

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1908

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

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1907

Robbery Under Arms directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907.

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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

Alibaba and the Forty Thieves 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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