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2018

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 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 Land, directed by Steven Caple Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maxx Hamilton. 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. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Kennedi Clements. In that special week people in US were listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce. Chapter 27, directed by J.P. Schaefer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 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. The Perfect Score, directed by Brian Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Jackson Brundage. In that special week people in US were listening to Independent Women Part I by Destiny's Child. Sugar & Spice, directed by Francine McDougall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Code To Zero by Ken Follett 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 Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, directed by Greg Berlanti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 January 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Toby McDonough. In UK Never Ever by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Deep Rising, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1998.

1997

Dogbert'S Top Secret Management Handbook by Scott Adams 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 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. Intensity by Dean Koontz 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 On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men. Before Sunrise, directed by Richard Linklater, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen 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. Woman of Desire, directed by Robert Ginty, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Private Parts by Howard Stern was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 January 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Verónica Cepede Royg. One False Move, directed by Carl Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Iron John by Robert Bly 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 UK Sadness Part 1 by Enigma was in the top 5 hits. Mediterraneo, directed by Gabriele Salvatores, 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. 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: 21 January 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Henrikh Mkhitaryan. 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. The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman 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 The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson. The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Masa Zec-Peskiric. 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. Marilyn by Gloria Steinem was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Quick. 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. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
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. Phenomena, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Life Its Ownself by Dan Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Haloti Ngata. 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 Neverending Story by Michael Ende was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1984.

1983

The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Mahut. 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. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Izabella Miko. 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. Firestarter by Stephen King 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. Fatso, directed by Anne Bancroft, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Triple by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Elodie Navarre. 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: 21 January 1979.

1978

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Matt Perry. 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. Blood And Money by Thomas Thompson 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 I Write The Songs by Barry Manilow. Memoirs by Tennessee Williams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Thomas Castaignède. In that special week people in US were listening to Mandy by Barry Manilow. Mr. Ricco, directed by Paul Bogart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
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 that special week people in US were listening to Show And Tell by Al Wilson. Postern Of Fate by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1974.

1973

The Persian Boy by Mary Renault 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 that special week people in US were listening to American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean. Amar Prem, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey 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 UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits. The Last Valley, directed by James Clavell, 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: 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 Molly Maguires, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss 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. The Swimming Pool, directed by Jacques Deray, 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 that special week people in US were listening to Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) by John Fred & His Playboy Band. Danger: Diabolik, directed by Mario Bava, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. A Modern Priest Looks At His Outdated Church by James J. Kavanaugh 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 that special week people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. Hot Rods to Hell, directed by John Brahm, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1967.

1966

Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best seller of 1966.

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. How to Murder Your Wife, 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. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The American Way Of Death by Jessica Mitford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1964.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Marie Trintignant. In that special week people in US were listening to The Twist by Chubby Checker. The Three Stooges Meet Hercules, directed by Edward Bernds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers 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 that special week people in US were listening to Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra. La notte, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Silhouette In Diamonds by Ishbel Ross 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 UK What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford & The Checkmates was in the top 5 hits. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard 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. The Last Blitzkrieg, directed by Arthur Dreifuss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Best Of Everything by Rona Jaffe 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. The Screaming Skull, directed by Alex Nicol, 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: 21 January 1958.

1957

The Quiet Gun directed by William F. Claxton was one of the most viewed movies released in 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. Helen of Troy, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. A Charmed Life by Mary McCarthy 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. Diabolique, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. An Encyclopedia Of Modern American Humor by Bennett Cerf 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. World for Ransom, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Time And Time Again by James Hilton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Paul Allen. In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits. The Naked Spur, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Magic Lantern by Robert Carson was one of the best selling books.
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. Si yo fuera diputado, directed by Miguel M. Delgado, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The End Of The Affair by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 January 1951.

1950

The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 January 1949.

1948

This Was a Woman directed by Tim Whelan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1948.

1947

Odd Man Out directed by Carol Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1947.

1946

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 1943.

1941

Come Live with Me directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 1938.

1937

Dark Journey directed by Victor Saville was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1937.

1936

The Petrified Forest directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Texas Terror directed by Robert N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 January 1934.

1933

Parachute Jumper directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 1918.

1914

Napoleon directed by Sasha Guitry was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1914.