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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: 23 January 2017.

2016

The Hateful Eight directed by Quentin Tarantino was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 January 2014.

2013

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 2013.

2012

Bachelorette directed by Leslye Headland was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 2012.

2011

I Saw the Devil directed by Jee-woon Kim was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 January 2010.

2009

Moon directed by Duncan Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). 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. Dark Curse by Christine Feehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 2008.

2007

Exile by Richard North Patterson was one of the best seller of 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 January 2005.

2004

The Butterfly Effect directed by Eric Bress was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 January 2003.

2002

The Count of Monte Cristo directed by Kevin Reynolds was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 2002.

2001

Wet Hot American Summer directed by David Wain was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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. American Psycho, directed by Mary Harron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Natural Blonde by Liz Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 January 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Eliza Evans. In UK Never Ever by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Spice World, directed by Bob Spiers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Brennan Bailey. In that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Chasing Amy, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Absolute Power by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Chachi Gonzales. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. From Dusk Till Dawn, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. To The Hilt by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Hugh Murrell. In UK Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was in the top 5 hits. The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Puerto Vallarta Squeeze by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1995.

1994

Clerks. directed by Kevin Smith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1994.

1993

Alive directed by Frank Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Louis Giordano. 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. Night Over Water by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1992.

1991

New Jack City directed by Mario Van Peebles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Greg Cleveland. 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. September by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Jacky Vincent. In that special week people in US were listening to Two Hearts by Phil Collins. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Calihan Cronin. In that special week people in US were listening to The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson. The Duchess Of Windsor by Charles Higham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1988.

1987

Texasville by Larry McMurtry was one of the best seller of 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1987.

1986

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry was one of the best seller of 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Draya Michele. 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. The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1985.

1984

Possessions by Judith Michael was one of the best seller of 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1984.

1983

The Year of Living Dangerously directed by Peter Weir was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1983.

1982

How To Make Love To A Woman by Michael Morgenstern was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Julia Jones. 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. American Dreams by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Theresa Kulikowski in Tacoma. In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1980.

1979

Shibumi by Trevanian was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 January 1978.

1977

The Sentinel directed by Michael Winner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Byron Hanspard. In that special week people in US were listening to Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) by Diana Ross. Angels by Billy Graham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1976.

1975

The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Richard T Slone. 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. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1974.

1973

The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1973.

1972

The Cowboys directed by Mark Rydell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1972.

1971

Vanishing Point directed by Richard C. Sarafian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Marquel Fleetwood. 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 Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Eric Carter. In that special week people in US were listening to I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. Pierrot le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lubomir Kolnik in Skalica. In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Naim Suleymanoglu. 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 Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1967.

1966

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken directed by Alan Rafkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Tim Berrett. In that special week people in US were listening to Downtown by Petula Clark. Sex and the Single Girl, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Explorer by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Mariska Hargitay in Los Angeles. 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. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rocco Romano. In UK The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Sodom and Gomorrah, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Vasia Panayopoulou. 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. Conversation With Stalin by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Trey Junkin. In UK Poetry In Motion by Johnny Tillotson was in the top 5 hits. Where the Boys Are, directed by Henry Levin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Inside Europe Today by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Misha Mck. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Earl Falconer. In that special week people in US were listening to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters. Bell Book and Candle, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Lorraine Michaels. In UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits. The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The New Class by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1958.

1957

The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Lisa Dukakis. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 January 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Pat Haden. In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits. Niagara, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mequinho Meching. Bend of the River, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 January 1948.

1947

Lady in the Lake directed by Robert Montgomery was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 January 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mike Harris. A Song to Remember, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. The Black Rose by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 January 1935.

1934

The Lucky Texan directed by Robert N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1934.

1933

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chita Rivera in Washington DC. The Vampire Bat, directed by Frank Strayer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933. As the Earth Turns by Gladys Hasty Carroll was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1933.

1932

Taxi! directed by Roy Del Ruth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 January 1931.

1930

Anna Christie directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1930.

1929

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Polanyi in Berlin. Queen Kelly, directed by Erich Von Stroheim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. The Bishop Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1929.

1928

The Last Command directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1928.

1927

The Show directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 January 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Florence Halop in Queens. Lederstrumpf, directed by Arthur Wellin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 January 1922.

1921

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Louis Caput. 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: 23 January 1921.

1920

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1920.

1919

The Desert of Wheat by Zane Gre was one of the best seller of 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1919.

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: 23 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: 23 January 1917.

1916

Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells was one of the best seller of 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1916.

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: 23 January 1915.

1914

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

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1913

The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker was one of the best seller of 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1913.

1912

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1912.

1911

The Harvester by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1911.

1910

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 January 1910.

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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