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2017

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2017.

2016

Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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: 08 August 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: 08 August 2014.

2013

We're the Millers directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2013.

2012

Hope Springs directed by David Frankel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2012.

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: 08 August 2011.

2010

Step Up 3D directed by Jon M. Chu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2010.

2009

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra directed by Stephen Sommers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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. Pineapple Express, directed by David Gordon Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. 7th Heaven by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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: 08 August 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Isabella Barrett. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. Step Up, directed by Anne Fletcher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. 4th of July by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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: 08 August 2005.

2004

Collateral directed by Michael Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Maximilian Janisch. In UK Crazy In Love by Beyonce was in the top 5 hits. S.W.A.T., directed by Clark Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. 2nd Chance by James Patterson, Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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: 08 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Aubrey Miller. In that special week people in US were listening to Bootylicious by Destiny's Child. American Pie 2, directed by J.B. Rogers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. On TV people were watching Long Way to the Top.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dylan Douglas. In UK 7 Days by Craig David was in the top 5 hits. Hollow Man, directed by Paul Verhoeven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2000.

1999

The Sixth Sense directed by M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Shawn Mendes. In that special week people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. Ever After: A Cinderella Story, directed by Andy Tennant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1998.

1997

Cop Land directed by James Mangold was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Vince Kowalski. 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. ?€œL?€? Is for Lawless by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Alexia Raye. In that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Babe, directed by Chris Noonan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. ?€œK?€? Is for Killer by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1995.

1994

The Little Rascals directed by Penelope Spheeris was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1994.

1993

The Fugitive directed by Andrew Davis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Josip Drmić. In that special week people in US were listening to This Used To Be My Playground by Madonna. Unforgiven, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Nélson Oliveira. In that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Return to the Blue Lagoon, directed by William A. Graham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Oti Mabuse. In that special week people in US were listening to Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey. Problem Child, directed by Dennis Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Hannah Miley. In that special week people in US were listening to Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx. Lock Up, directed by John Flynn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Beatrice E M. In that special week people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. Cocktail, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Jenn Proske. In that special week people in US were listening to I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2. Masters of the Universe, directed by Gary Goddard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Pierre Garcon. In that special week people in US were listening to Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) by Peter Cetera. The Transformers: The Movie, directed by Nelson Shin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Brayan Ruiz. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Real Genius, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include François Giard. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. The Philadelphia Experiment, directed by Stewart Raffill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. ...And the Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Guy Burnet. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Risky Business, directed by Paul Brickman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1983.

1982

Pink Floyd The Wall directed by Alan Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Roger Federer. In that special week people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. Heavy Metal, directed by Gerald Potterton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. On TV people were watching The Troubles.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mama Natural. In that special week people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. Xanadu, directed by Robert Greenwald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Paris Latsis. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. More American Graffiti, directed by B.W.L. Norton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Laurence Bonnafous. In that special week people in US were listening to Three Times A Lady by Commodores. Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Spearhead.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Kurt Bernard. 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. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Liraz Mesilaty. Obsession, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Scott. In UK Tears On My Pillow by Johnny Nash was in the top 5 hits. Farewell, My Lovely, directed by Dick Richards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andrei Mezin. In that special week people in US were listening to Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack. The Way of the Dragon, directed by Bruce Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. On TV people were watching Autoverleih Pistulla.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Toby Allen. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. White Lightning, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Lupus Thunder. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Super Fly, directed by Gordon Parks Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include John Raposo. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Amaia Arruti. In that special week people in US were listening to (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Divine Brown [Estelle Marie Thompson]. 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. A Long Row Of Candles by C.L. Sulzberger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Matthew Lane. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. Asterix le Gaulois, directed by Ray Goossens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. A Mass For The Dead by William Gibson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Ben Fouchee. In that special week people in US were listening to Light My Fire by The Doors. In the Heat of the Night, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Patrice Lhôtellier. In that special week people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful. This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. On TV people were watching The Informer.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1966.

1965

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! directed by Russ Meyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1965.

1964

The Night of the Iguana directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carol Lewis. In that special week people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. Siege of the Saxons, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. A Shade Of Difference by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Jim Sweeney. In that special week people in US were listening to Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Neil Sedaka. Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Paul Jackson. In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Mysterious Island, directed by Cy Endfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Feret Patrick. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Last Woman on Earth, directed by Roger Corman, 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: 08 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Ronald Weigel. In that special week people in US were listening to Lonely Boy by Paul Anka. Last Train from Gun Hill, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. A Fever In The Blood by William Pearson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Chris[sie Boy] Foreman. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. A Death In The Family by James Agee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Dieuwertje Blok. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Band of Angels, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On TV people were watching The Jack Paar Tonight Show.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1957.

1956

Bigger Than Life directed by Nicholas Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Ali Score. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. A Charmed Life by Mary McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1955.

1954

Magnificent Obsession directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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: 08 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kat Duff. Full House, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. A Creed For Free Enterprise by Clarence B. Randall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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: 08 August 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: 08 August 1950.

1949

The Window directed by Ted Tetzlaff was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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: 08 August 1948.

1947

Green for Danger directed by Sidney Gilliat was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1947.

1946

Black Angel directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1946.

1945

Lady on a Train directed by Charles David was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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: 08 August 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: 08 August 1943.

1942

Holiday Inn directed by Mark Sandrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1942.

1941

Here Comes Mr. Jordan directed by Alexander Hall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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: 08 August 1940.

1939

The Four Feathers directed by Zoltan Korda was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1939.

1938

Letter of Introduction directed by John M. Stahl was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1938.

1937

Stella Dallas directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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: 08 August 1936.

1935

The 39 Steps directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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: 08 August 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: 08 August 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Witherspoon. White Zombie, directed by Victor Halperin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 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: 08 August 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: 08 August 1930.

1929

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best seller of 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ken Scowcroft. The Mysterious Lady, directed by Fred Niblo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1928.

1927

Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1927.

1926

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1926.

1925

Sally of the Sawdust directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1925.

1924

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1924.

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: 08 August 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Parkin. Blood and Sand, directed by Fred Niblo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1922.

1921

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best seller of 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Don Cook. The Penalty, directed by Wallace Worsley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1920.

1919

Dangerous Days by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1919.

1918

Mickey directed by F. Richard Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1918.

1917

Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells was one of the best seller of 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1917.

1916

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1916.

1915

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1915.

1914

The Patchwork Girl of Oz directed by J. Farrell MacDonald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1914.

1913

Heart of the Hills by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1913.

1912

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1912.

1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1911.

1910

The White Slave Trade directed by August Blom was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1910.

1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1909.

1908

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1908.

1907

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1907.

1906

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1906.

1905

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1905.

1904

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1904.

1903

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1903.

1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1902.

1901

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1901.