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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: 31 July 2017.

2015

The 33 directed by Patricia Riggen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2015.

2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles directed by Jonathan Liebesman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2014.

2013

Elysium directed by Neill Blomkamp was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2013.

2011

The Change-Up directed by David Dobkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2011.

2010

The Other Guys directed by Adam McKay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2010.

2009

A Perfect Getaway directed by David Twohy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2009.

2007

Hot Rod directed by Akiva Schaffer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2007.

2006

Barnyard directed by Steve Oedekerk was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2006.

2005

Red Eye directed by Wes Craven was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2005.

2003

Freaky Friday directed by Mark Waters was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2003.

2002

Blood Work directed by Clint Eastwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2002.

2001

The Princess Diaries directed by Garry Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Kim Sae-ron. In UK Rock DJ by Robbie Williams was in the top 5 hits. Luckytown, directed by Paul Nicholas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Joey King. In that special week people in US were listening to Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera. I Like to Play Games Too, directed by Edward Holzman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Rico Rodriguez. In UK Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya was in the top 5 hits. How Stella Got Her Groove Back, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Widow For One Year by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Cat Harmon. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. Cop Land, directed by James Mangold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Brain Droppings by George Carlin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Blake Michael. In UK Killing Me Softly by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. Killer Condom, directed by Martin Walz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Runaway Jury by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Jordan Doww. In UK Boom Boom Boom by The Outhere Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Babe, directed by Chris Noonan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Lil Uzi Vert. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. Airheads, directed by Michael Lehmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Inca Gold by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Beau Brooks. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. Gumrah, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Days Of Grace by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lizzy (South Korean singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Unforgiven, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Diana In Private by Lady Colin Campbell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Filipa Azevedo. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Pure Luck, directed by Nadia Tass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Paul Harvey'S For What It'S Worth by Paul Harvey Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Leïla (Nouvelle Star). In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Young Guns II, directed by Geoff Murphy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Dragon by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Victoria Azarenka. In that special week people in US were listening to Toy Soldiers by Martika. Parenthood, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Charlie Carver. In that special week people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Brittany Byrnes. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone by Heart. Masters of the Universe, directed by Gary Goddard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Eyes Of The Dragon by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Evgeni Malkin. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. One Crazy Summer, directed by Savage Steve Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Rémy Di Grégorio. In that special week people in US were listening to Everytime You Go Away by Paul Young. Real Genius, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Marina Pérez. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. The Company of Wolves, directed by Neil Jordan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Haj by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1984.

1983

Risky Business directed by Paul Brickman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Anabel Medina Garrigues. In that special week people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. The Pirate Movie, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Celebrity by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include M Shadows. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Carbon Copy, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Free Fall In Crimson by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Mikko Hirvonen. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Cannibal Apocalypse, directed by Antonio Margheriti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Cradle Will Fall by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Mélanie Maudran. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. North Dallas Forty, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Will Champion. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Grand Corps Malade. In UK I Feel Love by Donna Summer was in the top 5 hits. March or Die, directed by Dick Richards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Looking Out For Number One by Robert Ringer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paulo Wanchope. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. Violent Naples, directed by Umberto Lenzi, 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: 31 July 1976.

1975

The Promise Of Joy by Allen Drury was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emilia Fox. In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Chandra North. In UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits. American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Giorgos Kapoutzidis. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. The Big Bird Cage, directed by Jack Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Sophie Anquetil. In that special week people in US were listening to You've Got A Friend by James Taylor. Night of Dark Shadows, directed by Dan Curtis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Ben Chaplin. In UK In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. The McMasters, directed by Alf Kjellin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Allamand. In UK Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman was in the top 5 hits. Night of Bloody Horror, directed by Joy N. Houck Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Goodbye Look by Ross MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Andre Ware. In UK Baby Come Back by The Equals was in the top 5 hits. Frankenstein's Bloody Terror, directed by Enrique López Eguiluz, 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: 31 July 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Nina Bouraoui. In that special week people in US were listening to Light My Fire by The Doors. Our Mother's House, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Dean Cain. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. Kaleidoscope, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Embezzler by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include J K Rowling. In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, directed by Russ Meyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Journal Of A Soul by Pope John XXIII was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include C C Catch. In UK It's All Over Now by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. The Thrill Killers, directed by Ray Dennis Steckler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Von Ryan'S Express by David Westheimer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Fatboy Slim. In that special week people in US were listening to Surf City by Jan & Dean. Shinobi No Mono 2: Vengeance, directed by Satsuo Yamamoto, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. My Darling Clementine by Jack Fishman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Wesley Snipes. In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits. Zotz!, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Calories Don'T Count by Herman Taller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Paul Duchesnay. In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits. Chaudhvin Ka Chand, directed by M. Sadiq, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sylvia Seegrist. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Beyond the Time Barrier, directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Mr. Citizen by Harry S. Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1960.

1959

Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1959.

1958

North From Rome by Helen MacInnes was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Lida Baday. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Abominable Snowman, directed by Val Guest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Rascals In Paradise by James A. Michener and Grove Day was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Ernie Dingo. In UK I'll Be Home by Pat Boone was in the top 5 hits. Fire Maidens of Outer Space, directed by Cy Roth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Jackie Quartz. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. It Came from Beneath the Sea, directed by Robert Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The View From Pompey'S Head by Hamilton Basso was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Manivannan . In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. King Richard and the Crusaders, directed by David Butler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Song Of Ruth by Frank G. Slaughter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1954.

1953

From Here to Eternity directed by Fred Zinnemann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Chris Ahrens. Sudden Fear, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Winston Churchill by Robert Lewis Taylor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1952.

1951

From Here To Eternity by James Jones was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1951.

1950

The Admiral Was a Lady directed by Albert S. Rogell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1950.

1948

The Man from Colorado directed by Henry Levin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1948.

1947

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty directed by Norman Z. McLeod was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1947.

1946

The Inner Circle directed by Philip Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1946.

1945

The Southerner directed by Jean Renoir was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1945.

1944

Give Us the Moon directed by Val Guest was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1944.

1943

The Man in Grey directed by Leslie Arliss was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1943.

1942

Smart Alecks directed by Wallace Fox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1942.

1941

Dressed to Kill directed by Eugene Forde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1941.

1940

The Lady in Question directed by Charles Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1940.

1939

Mr. Wong in Chinatown directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1939.

1938

Barefoot Boy directed by Karl Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1938.

1937

Windjammer directed by Ewing Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1937.

1936

Ghost Patrol directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1936.

1935

China Seas directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1935.

1934

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

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1934.

1932

White Zombie directed by Victor Halperin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1932.

1931

Sporting Blood directed by Charles Brabin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1931.

1930

Conspiracy directed by Christy Cabanne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1930.

1929

Say It with Songs directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1929.

1926

Don Juan directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1926.

1923

Little Old New York directed by Sidney Olcott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1923.

1914

The Human Soul directed by Duncan Valliant-Saunders was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1914.