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2016

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 2016.

2014

Guardians of the Galaxy directed by James Gunn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 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: 01 August 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: 01 August 2012.

2010

The Presence directed by Tom Provost was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 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: 01 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. Step Brothers, directed by Adam McKay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Rules Of Deception by Christopher Reich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 2008.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Bailey Rath. In that special week people in US were listening to Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado. John Tucker Must Die, directed by Betty Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 August 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: 01 August 2004.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Joshua Rafter. In that special week people in US were listening to Hot In Herre by Nelly. Signs, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Lobster Chronicles by Linda Greenlaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Anderson Webb. In that special week people in US were listening to Bootylicious by Destiny's Child. Original Sin, directed by Michael Cristofer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir and Michèle Fitoussi was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jaden Bojsen. In UK 7 Days by Craig David was in the top 5 hits. Coyote Ugly, directed by David McNally, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Anna Graceman. In UK Better Off Alone by DJ Jurgen Presents Alice Deejay was in the top 5 hits. The Iron Giant, directed by Brad Bird, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Khamani Griffin. 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. A Pirate Looks At Fifty by Jimmy Buffett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Phil Coenen. 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. Up Island by Anne Rivers Siddons was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Cymphonique Miller. 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 Green Mile, Part 4: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Derrick Monasterio. In UK Never Forget by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Kids, directed by Larry Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Hendrickson. In that special week people in US were listening to Stay by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories. The Mask, directed by Charles Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. In the Kitchen With Rosie by Rosie Dale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Leon Thomas. 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. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Van McCann. In UK Ain't No Doubt by Jimmy Nail was in the top 5 hits. Death Becomes Her, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Marco Puntoriere. 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 Rustlers Of West Fork by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Jack O'Connell (actor). 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. Mountain Laurel by Jude Deveraux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Tiffany (South Korean singer). In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Parenthood, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Great Plains by Ian Frazier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sasha Jackson. 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. Capote by Gerald Clarke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Rumi Hîragi. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. The Lost Boys, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Elijah Kelley. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Howard the Duck, directed by Willard Huyck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Wanderlust by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Sara Giraudeau. 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. Mountbatten by Philip Ziegler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Bastian Schweinsteiger. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Purple Rain, directed by Albert Magnoli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Deep Six by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Julien Faubert. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Vacation, directed by Harold Ramis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Orelsan . In that special week people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. Night Shift, directed by Ron Howard, 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: 01 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Ashley Parker Angel. 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 Hite Report On Male Sexuality by Shere Hite was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mouloud Achour. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Final Countdown, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Innocent Blood by P.D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Jason Momoa. 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. The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Dhani Harrison. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. The Driver, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The World According To Garp by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Damien Saez. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. The Hills Have Eyes, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. It Didn'T Start With Watergate by Victor Lasky was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nwankwo Kanu. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. Obsession, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1976.

1975

The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leonardo Jardim. In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. Flesh Gordon, directed by Michael Benveniste, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Eduardo Noriega. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas, 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: 01 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Devon Hughes. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Deliverance, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. What Every Child Would Like His Parents To Know by Lee Salk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Brennan Swain. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. The Omega Man, directed by Boris Sagal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Shadow Of The Lynx by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Gareis. In UK In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. The Swimming Pool, directed by Jacques Deray, 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: 01 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include David Wain. 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. Norma Jean by Fred Lawrence Guiles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stacey Augmon. 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. Red Sky At Morning by Richard Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1968.

1967

The King Of The Castle by Victoria Holt was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Mark Pitman. 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. The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Sam Mendes. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Henry VIII, I Am by Herman's Hermits. Ship of Fools, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. My Shadow Ran Fast by Bill Sands was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Adam Duritz. 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 Group by Mary McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Coolio . In that special week people in US were listening to So Much In Love by The Tymes. Siege of the Saxons, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Jesse Garon. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. One Man'S Freedom by Edward Bennett Williams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Brad Faxon. 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 Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chuck D. 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. The Inspector by Jan de Hartog was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Joe Elliot. 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. Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Kiki Vandeweghe. 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. The Best Of Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Georges Tron. In that special week people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. Reform School Girl, directed by Edward Bernds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 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: 01 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Marie Le Gall. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. The Naked Street, directed by Maxwell Shane, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Basil T Fearrington. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Rear Window, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 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: 01 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bruna Lombardi. Sudden Fear, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Gods, Graves And Scholars by C.W. Ceram was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 August 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: 01 August 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: 01 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: 01 August 1948.

1947

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 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: 01 August 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: 01 August 1945.

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: 01 August 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: 01 August 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: 01 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: 01 August 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: 01 August 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: 01 August 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: 01 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: 01 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: 01 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: 01 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: 01 August 1933.

1932

The Hurricane Express directed by J.P. McGowan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 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: 01 August 1930.

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: 01 August 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: 01 August 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: 01 August 1926.

1925

Parisian Love directed by Gasnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 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: 01 August 1923.

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: 01 August 1921.

1920

The Penalty directed by Wallace Worsley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1920.

1918

Shifting Sands directed by Albert Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 August 1918.