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2017

The Whistler by John Grisham was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 2017.

2015

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 2015.

2014

Act Of War by Brad Thor was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2011

Friends with Benefits directed by Will Gluck was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2007

The Story of the Kelly Gang directed by Charles Tait was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2003

Johnny English directed by Peter Howitt was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

Famous people born on this day include Benjamin Flores. In that special week people in US were listening to Hot In Herre by Nelly. Austin Powers in Goldmember, directed by Jay Roach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 July 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kaelyn Olivia. In UK Rock DJ by Robbie Williams was in the top 5 hits. What Lies Beneath, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. It'S Not About The Bike by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 July 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Payton Justice. In that special week people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. Lolita, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Santo August. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. Air Force One, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The President'S Daughter by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include David Dobrik. In that special week people in US were listening to You're Makin' Me High by Toni Braxton. The Frighteners, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. On TV people were watching The Daily Show.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Faryl Smith. In UK Boom Boom Boom by The Outhere Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Clueless, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Dangerous To Know by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1995.

1994

The Client directed by Joel Schumacher was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

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

1993

Famous people born on this day include Lili Simmons. In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. Hocus Pocus, directed by Kenny Ortega, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Race Matters by Cornel West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Danny Ings. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Universal Soldier, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Imzadi by Peter David was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Bibi Jones. In that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Point Break, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Neil Perry. In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Arachnophobia, directed by Frank Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Radcliffe. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. When Harry Met Sally..., directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cheikh M'Bengue. In that special week people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Duchess Of Windsor by Charles Higham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Luiz Gustavo. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone by Heart. Summer School, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Ayaka Komatsu. 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. Bus 9 To Paradise by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Luis Landín. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Explorers, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Brandon Roy. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Revenge of the Nerds, directed by Jeff Kanew, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Aaron Peirsol. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Mr. Mom, directed by Stan Dragoti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Valley Of Horses by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Paul Wesley. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Jade Hsu. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Endless Love, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. License Renewed by John Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michelle Williams (singer). In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Big Red One, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Second Coming by Walker Percy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Richard Sims. In UK Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army was in the top 5 hits. The Villain, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Sheila Mello. 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. The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Silvia Colloca. In that special week people in US were listening to I Just Want To Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb. The Hills Have Eyes, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Vivien Leigh by Anne Edwards was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Judit Polgár. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss And Say Goodbye by The Manhattans. Lifeguard, directed by Daniel Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Passages by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Allison Pierce (singer). 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. Conversations With Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stephanie March. In that special week people in US were listening to Annie's Song by John Denver. Mr. Majestyk, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Monica Lewinsky. 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. The Summer Before The Dark by Doris Lessing was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Marlon Wayans. 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. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Alison Krauss. In that special week people in US were listening to You've Got A Friend by James Taylor. The Panic in Needle Park, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Charisma Carpenter. 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. Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Armelle (comedian). In UK Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman was in the top 5 hits. Spirits of the Dead, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stephanie Seymour. In that special week people in US were listening to Grazing In The Grass by Hugh Masekela. Senso, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1968.

1967

Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Henon. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. Torn Curtain, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Slash (Guns N' Roses). In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Kwaidan, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Julian Brian Leitch. In UK It's All Over Now by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Slobodan Zivojinovic. In that special week people in US were listening to Surf City by Jan & Dean. The Thrill of It All, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Bedford Incident by Mark Rascovich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Eriq La Salle. In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits. Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, 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: 23 July 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Martin Gore. In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Susan Graham. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee. Inherit the Wind, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. A Distant Trumpet by Paul Horgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Nancy Savoca. In that special week people in US were listening to Lonely Boy by Paul Anka. Plan 9 from Outer Space, directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Chuck Jeffreys. 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. Inside Russia Today by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Theo van Gogh (film director). In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Pride and the Passion, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 July 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Claude Fior. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. The Kentuckian, directed by Burt Lancaster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward L. Beach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Annie Sprinkle. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Reason Why by Cecil Woodham-Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 July 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Hibbert. Don't Bother to Knock, directed by Roy Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Devil'S Advocate by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 July 1951.

1950

Broken Arrow directed by Delmer Daves was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 July 1948.

1947

Crossfire directed by Edward Dmytryk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 July 1945.

1944

The Canterville Ghost directed by Jules Dassin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 July 1940.

1939

Each Dawn I Die directed by William Keighley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1939.

1938

Love Finds Andy Hardy directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1938.

1937

Saratoga directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1937.

1936

Satan Met a Lady directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 July 1933.

1932

Jewel Robbery directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 July 1929.

1928

The Love of Jeanne Ney directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 July 1925.

1924

Manhandled directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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

1923

Merry-Go-Round directed by Rupert Julian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 July 1921.

1920

Himmelskibet directed by Holger-Madsen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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

1917

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

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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: 23 July 1916.

1914

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

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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: 23 July 1913.

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: 23 July 1911.

1902

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 July 1902.