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2017

Fast and Loose by Stuart Woods was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2017.

2016

Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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

2014

Power Play by Catherine Coulter was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2012

The Bourne Legacy directed by Tony Gilroy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2012.

2011

Cowboys & Aliens directed by Jon Favreau was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2009

Julie & Julia directed by Nora Ephron was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. Step Brothers, directed by Adam McKay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2008.

2007

The Bourne Ultimatum directed by Paul Greengrass was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

John Tucker Must Die directed by Betty Thomas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2004

I, Robot directed by Alex Proyas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2004.

2003

American Wedding directed by Jesse Dylan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

Signs directed by M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Original Sin directed by Michael Cristofer 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim Sae-ron. In that special week people in US were listening to It's Gonna Be Me by N'Sync. Coyote Ugly, directed by David McNally, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Cradle and All by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 2000.

1999

The Iron Giant directed by Brad Bird was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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. Ever After: A Cinderella Story, directed by Andy Tennant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Survival Of The Fittest by Jonathan Kellerman 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. Good Burger, directed by Brian Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Even The Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou 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 that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. Matilda, directed by Danny DeVito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O'Brian 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 that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Waterworld, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Liars' Club by Mary Karr 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 Kap G. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. The Mask, directed by Charles Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld 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. Robin Hood: Men in Tights, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Devil'S Heart by Carmen Carter 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 Jenna Charland. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Childhood by Bill Cosby 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 Ash Stymest. In that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Hot Shots!, directed by Jim Abrahams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Kitchen God'S Wife by Amy Tan 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 Olga Galchenko. In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Problem Child, directed by Dennis Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum 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 Zelda Williams. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. Parenthood, directed by Ron Howard, 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: 31 July 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Miles Brock. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. Cocktail, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Time Flies by Bill Cosby 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 Paige Hathaway. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. The Living Daylights, directed by John Glen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Flight of the Navigator, directed by Randal Kleiser, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard 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 Remy Di Gregorio. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Pee-wee's Big Adventure, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Jaguar Woman by Lynn V. Andrews 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 Joseph Benavidez. In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits. Purple Rain, directed by Albert Magnoli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Superior Women by Alice Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1984.

1983

Vacation directed by Harold Ramis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

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

1982

Night Shift directed by Ron Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include JSon Dinant. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Heavy Metal, directed by Gerald Potterton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Aviator by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rina Aiuchi. In that special week people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. Arabian Nights, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader 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 Per Kr?ldrup. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. The Amityville Horror, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck 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 that special week people in US were listening to Miss You by The Rolling Stones. The Driver, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett 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 Corps Malade. In UK I Feel Love by Donna Summer was in the top 5 hits. The Hills Have Eyes, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Dark Lady by Louis Auchincloss 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 Joshua Cain. 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. The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1976.

1975

Shogun by James Clavell 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 that special week people in US were listening to Annie's Song by John Denver. Flesh Gordon, directed by Michael Benveniste, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1974.

1973

Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Antonio Langham. In UK Puppy Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Deliverance, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. I'M O.K.- You'Re O.K. by Thomas Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1972.

1971

The Panic in Needle Park directed by Jerry Schatzberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1971.

1970

One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best seller of 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Langa Sibanda. In that special week people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans. Spirits of the Dead, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Naked Came The Stranger by Penelope Ashe 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Bradley Stockton Jr. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello, I Love You by The Doors. Hang 'Em High, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Couples by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1968.

1967

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Julie Forbes. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. Batman, directed by Leslie H. Martinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson 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 Tom Stankowski. In that special week people in US were listening to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. Ship of Fools, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Manchild In The Promised Land by Claude Brown 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 Catch. In that special week people in US were listening to A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles. Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Minister And The Choir Singer by William M. Kunstler 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Norman Cook. In UK Confessin' by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The Thrill of It All, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. When The Legends Die by Hal Borland 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 Kym Malin. 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. The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead 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 Chris Hinton. 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. Firsthand Report by Sherman Adams 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 Lva Budarova. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Inherit the Wind, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Maggie Alderson. In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Wallace Kurth. In that special week people in US were listening to Patricia by Perez Prado and His Orchestra. The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Irina Nazariva. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Night Passage, directed by James Neilson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. No Down Payment by John McPartland was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 July 1956.

1955

The Night of the Hunter directed by Charles Laughton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1955.

1954

Pushover directed by Richard Quine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1954.

1953

The War of the Worlds directed by Byron Haskin 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pritawi Sudarmo. Ivanhoe, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. From Under My Hat by Hedda Hopper was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1952.

1951

Oliver Twist directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1949

In the Good Old Summertime directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1947

Possessed directed by Curtis Bernhardt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1944

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best seller of 1944.

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

1943

This Is the Army directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1940

They Drive by Night directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Beau Geste directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1937

Slaves in Bondage directed by Elmer Clifton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Mary of Scotland directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Curly Top directed by Irving Cummings 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 R.N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 July 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Morey Carr. Jewel Robbery, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 July 1930.

1929

The Bishop Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best seller of 1929.

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

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jack Gerson. The Love of Jeanne Ney, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Wintersmoon by Hugh Alpole was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1928.

1927

Tartuffe directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1927.

1926

So This Is Paris directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 July 1924.

1923

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best seller of 1923.

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

1922

If Winter Comes by A.S.M. Hutchinson was one of the best seller of 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 July 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rudolf Halaczinsky. Himmelskibet, directed by Holger-Madsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. Kindred of the Dust by Peter B. Kyne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 July 1919.

1918

Greatheart by Ethel M. Dell was one of the best seller of 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1918.

1917

Wildfire by Zane Gre was one of the best seller of 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1917.

1916

When a Man's a Man by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1916.

1915

Michael O'Halloran by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1915.

1914

The Eyes of the World by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1914.

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

1913

The Inside of the Cup by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 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: 31 July 1912.

1911

The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1911.

1910

Max Katherine by Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1910.

1909

The Inner Shrine by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1909.

1908

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1908.

1907

The Weavers by Gilbert Parker was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1907.

1906

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1906.

1905

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

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1905.

1904

The Maquerader by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1904.

1903

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Hegan Rice was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1903.

1902

Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall by Charles Major was one of the best seller of 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1902.

1901

The Crisis by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 July 1901.