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2017

16th Seduction by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2016

13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team was one of the best seller of 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 2016.

2015

Ant-Man directed by Peyton Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 2015.

2014

A Call To Action by Jimmy Carter was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 2014.

2013

Grown Ups 2 directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2012

The Dark Knight Rises directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 2012.

2011

Captain America: The First Avenger directed by Joe Johnston was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 2011.

2010

Inception directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Orphan directed by Jaume Collet-Serra was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 2008.

2007

Death Proof directed by Quentin Tarantino was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

The Merry Jail directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

Wedding Crashers directed by David Dobkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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

2004

Famous people born on this day include Liv Shumbres. In that special week people in US were listening to Confessions Part II by Usher. I, Robot, directed by Alex Proyas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Absolute Friends by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Emily Rollins. In that special week people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. Johnny English, directed by Peter Howitt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. 2nd Chance by James Patterson, Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 2003.

2002

Road to Perdition directed by Sam Mendes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 2002.

2001

Jurassic Park III directed by Joe Johnston was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dalton Cyr. In UK The Real Slim Shady by Eminem was in the top 5 hits. What Lies Beneath, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 2000.

1999

The Haunting directed by Jan de Bont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1998

Famous people born on this day include Maggie Lindemann. In that special week people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. The Parent Trap, directed by Nancy Meyers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1998.

1997

Air Force One directed by Wolfgang Petersen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

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

1996

Famous people born on this day include Joey Bragg. In UK Killing Me Softly by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. A 3rd Serving of 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 July 1996.

1995

Clueless directed by Amy Heckerling was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Sebastian Wurth. In that special week people in US were listening to I Swear by All-4-One. The Client, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Aaron Durley. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. Hocus Pocus, directed by Kenny Ortega, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Giselle Klein. In UK Ain't No Doubt by Jimmy Nail was in the top 5 hits. Universal Soldier, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1992.

1991

Point Break directed by Kathryn Bigelow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1991.

1990

Arachnophobia directed by Frank Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Milyn Jensen. In that special week people in US were listening to Toy Soldiers by Martika. When Harry Met Sally..., directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Silvestro Delle Cave. In UK Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You by Glenn Medeiros was in the top 5 hits. Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Shane Crump. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone by Heart. Jaws: The Revenge, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Kyle Hanagami. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Aliens, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1986.

1985

Explorers directed by Joe Dante was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1985.

1984

Revenge of the Nerds directed by Jeff Kanew was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

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

1983

Famous people born on this day include Eiv?r Palsdottir. In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Zelig, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Jason Cram. In UK Fame by Irene Cara was in the top 5 hits. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Titus Bramble. In that special week people in US were listening to The One That You Love by Air Supply. Endless Love, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tailor James. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Zombie, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1980.

1979

The Villain directed by Hal Needham was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

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

1978

Famous people born on this day include Kyoko Iwosoki. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Allison Wagner. In that special week people in US were listening to Looks Like We Made It by Barry Manilow. Orca, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jaime Murray. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. The Shootist, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Augustin Legrand. In that special week people in US were listening to The Hustle by Van McCoy. Cooley High, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bharath . Mr. Majestyk, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Stephen Clarke. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce. 40 Carats, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Dennis Military man. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Trinity Is STILL My Name!, directed by E.B. Clucher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Emmanuel Bangue. In that special week people in US were listening to Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian) by The Raiders. The Panic in Needle Park, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Bryce Florie. In that special week people in US were listening to (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters. Chisum, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Godfrey . In UK Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman was in the top 5 hits. Easy Rider, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christian Perthaler. Senso, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Airport by Arthur Haile was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1968.

1967

All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Larisa Neiland. In that special week people in US were listening to Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells. Torn Curtain, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Gu?ni Bergsson. In that special week people in US were listening to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. Kwaidan, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Susan Swift in Houston. In that special week people in US were listening to Rag Doll by The 4 Seasons. Scandal, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paulo Silva. The Thrill of It All, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1963.

1962

Tales of Terror directed by Roger Corman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Don Wilson. In that special week people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Matt Mulhern. In UK Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones was in the top 5 hits. Inherit the Wind, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Act One by Moss Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Stuart Young-Black. In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. North by Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Advise and Consent by Allen Drur was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Alessandro Bergonzoni. In that special week people in US were listening to Yakety Yak by The Coasters. The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1958.

1957

The Pride and the Passion directed by Stanley Kramer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

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

1956

High Society directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Henry Preistman. In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. The Dam Busters, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. A Charmed Life by Mary McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Danielle Debernard. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Malta Story, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1954.

1953

The Band Wagon directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robin Williams in Chicago. Don't Bother to Knock, directed by Roy Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1952.

1951

Show Boat directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1951.

1950

The Furies directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1950.

1949

The Great Gatsby directed by Elliott Nugent was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Key Largo directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Cry Wolf directed by Peter Godfrey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

A Stolen Life directed by Curtis Bernhardt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Christmas in Connecticut directed by Peter Godfrey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tony Scott. The Canterville Ghost, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1944.

1943

Stormy Weather directed by Andrew Stone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

The Pride of the Yankees directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1942.

1941

The Shepherd of the Hills directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1941.

1940

All This, and Heaven Too directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1940.

1939

Bachelor Mother directed by Garson Kanin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1939.

1938

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Easy Living directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Poor Little Rich Girl directed by Irving Cummings was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Mad Love directed by Karl Freund was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

Of Human Bondage directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ernie Warlick. Million Dollar Legs, directed by Edward Cline, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1932.

1931

Night Nurse directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1931.

1930

For the Defense directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1929

High Voltage directed by Howard Higgin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marcel Gauthier. The Love of Jeanne Ney, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1928.

1927

The Joyless Street directed by G.W. Pabst was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1927.

1926

Faces of Children directed by Jacques Feyder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1926.

1925

Cyrano de Bergerac directed by Augusto Genina was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1925.

1924

Destiny directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Henny Alma [Hendrika den Broek]. Merry-Go-Round, directed by Rupert Julian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1923.

1922

Eyes of the Mummy Ma directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1922.

1921

The Conquering Power directed by Rex Ingram was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Manuel Valls Gorina. Himmelskibet, directed by Holger-Madsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1920.

1919

The Lost Battalion directed by Burton King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1919.

1918

Dere Mable by Edward Streeter was one of the best seller of 1918.

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

1917

Wild and Woolly directed by John Emerson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1917.

1916

Flirting with Fate directed by Christy Cabanne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1916.

1915

A Far Country by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1915.

1914

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

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

1913

The Flying Circus directed by Alfred Lind was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1913.

1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

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

1911

Dante's Inferno directed by Francesco Bertolini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1911.

1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1910.

1909

Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1909.

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1908.

1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1906.

1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1905.

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1904.

1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1903.

1902

Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902.

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1901

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 July 1901.