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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

Famous people born on this day include Phyllon James. In that special week people in US were listening to Grenade by Bruno Mars. Gnomeo & Juliet, directed by Kelly Asbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. Decision Points by George W. Bush was one of the best selling books.
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 UK Now You're Gone by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz was in the top 5 hits. The Spiderwick Chronicles, directed by Mark Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson 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 UK A Moment Like This by Leona Lewis was in the top 5 hits. Chapter 27, directed by J.P. Schaefer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. Honeymoon by James Patterson, Howard Roughan 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 Royal Duty by Paul Burrell 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 UK Touch Me by Rui Da Silva featuring Cassandra was in the top 5 hits. Sugar & Spice, directed by Francine McDougall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles 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. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw 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 that special week people in US were listening to Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden. Deep Rising, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1998.

1997

Desperation by Stephen King 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. The Spitfire Grill, directed by Lee David Zlotoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson 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. The Gift by Danielle Steel 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. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen was in the top 5 hits. One False Move, directed by Carl Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 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 Love Will Never Do (Without You) by Janet Jackson. The Silence of the Lambs, directed by Jonathan Demme, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel 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 that special week people in US were listening to Two Hearts by Phil Collins. The Siege of Firebase Gloria, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Rivals by Janet Dailey 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. Time Flies by Bill Cosby 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. The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot 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 that special week people in US were listening to That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends. Highlander, directed by Russell Mulcahy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor 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. Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey 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. Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1984.

1983

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson 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. Pathfinders by Gail Sheehy 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 UK Imagine by John Lennon was in the top 5 hits. Night School, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre 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. Serpentine by Thomas Thompson 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 that special week people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. Love on the Run, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1979.

1978

The Immigrants by Howard Fast 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 UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. Cross of Iron, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Ordinary People by Judith Guest 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 UK Streets Of London by Ralph McTell was in the top 5 hits. Mr. Ricco, directed by Paul Bogart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Harlequin by Morris West 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 UK You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Around the World with Fanny Hill, directed by Mac Ahlberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1974.

1973

Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman 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 I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. 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 that special week people in US were listening to Knock Three Times by Dawn. The Last Valley, directed by James Clavell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield 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. Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser 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. Samurai Banners, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Day Kennedy Was Shot by Jim Bishop 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. Danger: Diabolik, directed by Mario Bava, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart 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. Hot Rods to Hell, directed by John Brahm, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Captain by Jan de Hartog was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1967.

1966

The Green Berets by Robin Moore 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. Those Calloways, directed by Norman Tokar, 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 Gérald Passi. In that special week people in US were listening to There! I've Said It Again by Bobby Vinton. Man's Favorite Sport?, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Three Sirens by Irving Wallace 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 UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Three Stooges Meet Hercules, directed by Edward Bernds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger 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. Mein Mann, das Wirtschaftswunder, directed by Ulrich Erfurth, 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 Cave by Robert Penn Warren 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 Trap, directed by Norman Panama, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Wedemeyer Reports! by General Albert C. Wedemeyer 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. The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Gregory Paul Martin. In UK Singing The Blues by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Young Stranger, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Autumn Across America by Edwin Way Teale was one of the best selling books.
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. The Deer Park by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1956.

1955

The Saturday Evening Post Treasury by Roger Butterfield was one of the best seller of 1955.

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. Beyond This Place by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 January 1954.

1953

The Naked Spur directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The Las Vegas Story directed by Robert Stevenson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

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

Sleep, My Love directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

The Unfaithful directed by Vincent Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Three Strangers directed by Jean Negulesco was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

The Big Show-Off directed by Howard Bretherton 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

White Eagle directed by James W. Horne 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

Blake of Scotland Yard directed by Robert F. Hill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

I'll Name the Murderer directed by Bernard B. Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

A Shot in the Dark directed by Charles Lamont 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

She Done Him Wrong directed by Lowell Sherman 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.