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2017

The Bye Bye Man directed by Stacy Title was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2017.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Freddie Tomlinson. The Hateful Eight, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer 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.

2013

The Hero by Robyn Carr was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2013.

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 Grenade by Bruno Mars. I Saw the Devil, directed by Jee-woon Kim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. The 17 Day Diet by Mike Moreno 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.

2009

The Battle of the Somme directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2009.

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. A Plague Of Doves by Louise Erdrich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2008.

2007

Culture Warrior by Bill O'Reilly was one of the best seller of 2007.

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

2005

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Ingrid Alexandra . 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. The Game by Laurie R. King 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. Dr. Death by Jonathan Kellerman 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 that special week people in US were listening to What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera. American Psycho, directed by Mary Harron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts 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 UK Never Ever by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Cube, directed by Vincenzo Natali, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Man In Full by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1998.

1997

Journey Into Darkness by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker was one of the best seller of 1997.

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

1996

From Dusk Till Dawn directed by Robert Rodriguez was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1996.

1995

The Usual Suspects directed by Bryan Singer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

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. Disclosure by Michael Crichton 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 John Cofie. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. Alive, directed by Frank Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Marlene Dietrich by Maria Riva 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 Logan O'Brien. In that special week people in US were listening to All 4 Love by Color Me Badd. Reservoir Dogs, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn 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 Paige and Ryanne Kettner. 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. Vortex by Larry Bond 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 Britney Gengel. 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. Longshot by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1990.

1989

Sex, Lies, and Videotape directed by Steven Soderbergh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989.

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 William C Woxlin. In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits. Good Morning, Vietnam, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Peachtree Road by Anne Rivers Siddons was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1988.

1987

Word For Word by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best seller of 1987.

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

1986

The Enemy Within by L. Ron Hubbard 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 Adrian Lewis. 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. Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1985.

1984

Warday by Whitley Strieber and James W. Kunetka 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 Victor . 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. The Partners by James B. Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1983.

1982

Twice Shy by Dick Francis 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 Gillian Chung Yan-tung. 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. Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey 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 Aubrie Rippner in Los Angeles. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. Donahue by Phil Donahue was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1980.

1979

The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy was one of the best seller of 1979.

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

1978

The Duellists directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

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

1977

Famous people born on this day include Al Baxter. 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. The Shining by Stephen King 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 Lynn Thomas. 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 Golden Gate by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1976.

1975

Glory And The Lightning by Taylor Caldwell 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 Orpheus Roye. In that special week people in US were listening to You're Sixteen by Ringo Starr. Don't Look Now, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1974.

1973

The Matlock Paper by Robert Ludlum 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 Shelley Looney. 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. Wheels by Arthur Hailey 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 Edwards. 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 Exorcist by William P. Blatt 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 Brennan Little in Saint Thomas. 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 Inheritors by Harold Robbins 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 Matt Willig. 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 Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester 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 Tom Urbani in Santa Cruz. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Bogey Man by George Plimpton 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 Ulf Stenlund. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. A Fistful of Dollars, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. 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 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Katrine Michaelsen in Gentokte. 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. That Quail, Robert by Margaret A. Stranger 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 Brian Bradley in Kitchener. 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. The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber 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 Jimmy Ghione. 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 Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler 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 Jessie Hester. In UK The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. From Morn to Midnight, directed by Karl Heinz Martin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Anne Bossy. 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. The Edge Of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor 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 Sherry Ramsay in Staunton. In that special week people in US were listening to Wonderland By Night by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee 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. Gemini by William Kelley 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 Alex McLeish. 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. Women And Thomas Harrow by John P. Marquand 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 Miguel Alejandro in New York City. 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. The Time Of The Dragons by Alice Ekert-Rotholz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1958.

1957

Nuclear Weapons And Foreign Policy by Henry A. Kissinger was one of the best seller of 1957.

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

1956

All That Heaven Allows directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 January 1955.

1954

David and Bathsheba directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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 Cyril and Libbye Hellier. The Greatest Show on Earth, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Confessors Of The Name by Gladys Schmitt 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 Andrew Stein. A Song to Remember, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. The White Tower by James Ramsey Ullman was one of the best selling books.
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

The Buccaneer directed by Cecil B. DeMille 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.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1935.

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

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Itzhak Fuks Israeli El Al captain. The Vampire Bat, directed by Frank Strayer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933. One More River by John Galsworth was one of the best selling books.
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 Bibi Johns. Queen Kelly, directed by Erich Von Stroheim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books.
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.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Judith Merril [Josephine Juliet Grossman]. Lederstrumpf, directed by Arthur Wellin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 January 1922.

1921

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Doucette. The Kid, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921. The Brimming Cup by Dorothy Canfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1921.

1920

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

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1919

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse by Vicente Blasco Ibanez was one of the best seller of 1919.

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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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 January 1915.

1914

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

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1913

Laddie (novel) by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best seller of 1913.

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1912

Their Yesterdays by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1912.

1911

The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best seller of 1911.

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1910

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

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1909

The Inner Shrine by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1909.

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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

Violante 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

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

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1902

Shut Up! directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902.

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1901

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

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