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2018

Black Wake directed by Jeremiah Kipp was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2018.

2016

Kubo and the Two Strings directed by Travis Knight was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2016.

2015

Hitman: Agent 47 directed by Aleksander Bach was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2015.

2014

Let's Be Cops directed by Luke Greenfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2014.

2012

Freelancers directed by Jessy Terrero was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2012.

2011

Demonic by Ann Coulter was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2011.

2010

Eat Pray Love directed by Ryan Murphy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2010.

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. Mirrors, directed by Alexandre Aja, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Tribute by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Duggar. In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits. Beneath, directed by Dagen Merrill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2007.

2006

The Black Dahlia directed by Brian De Palma was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2006.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Estella Wilkins. In UK Burn by Usher was in the top 5 hits. Creep, directed by Christopher Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Imperial Hubris by Anonymous was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2004.

2003

Open Range directed by Kevin Costner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Oona Laurence. In UK The Logical Song by Scooter was in the top 5 hits. Possession, directed by Neil LaBute, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Mulberry Tree by Jude Deveraux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2002.

2001

The Fourth Hand by John Irving was one of the best seller of 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Clayton Bloemke. In that special week people in US were listening to It's Gonna Be Me by N'Sync. The Replacements, directed by Howard Deutch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Brethren by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Mel Joy. In UK Better Off Alone by DJ Jurgen Presents Alice Deejay was in the top 5 hits. Teaching Mrs. Tingle, directed by Kevin Williamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Granny Dan by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Paia Lee. In UK Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya was in the top 5 hits. The Avengers, directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Titan by Ron Chernow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Ke Jie. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. Steel, directed by Kenneth Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Chasing Cezanne by Peter Mayle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Simone Manuel. In UK Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. Jack, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 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: 02 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Kristaps Porzingis. In that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Dangerous Minds, directed by John N. Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Laura Pigossi. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. Eena Meena Deeka, directed by David Dhawan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Cassidy Gifford. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Night Manager by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Charli XCX. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Acquired Tastes by Peter Mayle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Evander Kane. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. The Doctor, directed by Randa Haines, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Fire Sea by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Skylar Diggins. In UK Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme was in the top 5 hits. Air America, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Stardust by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Priscilla (French singer). In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Skinheads, directed by Greydon Clark, 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: 02 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nayer . In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. Clean and Sober, directed by Glenn Gordon Caron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Laura Tanguy. In that special week people in US were listening to Shakedown by Bob Seger. North Shore, directed by William Phelps, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Cultural Literacy by E. D. Hirsch Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Sihame Assbague. In that special week people in US were listening to Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) by Peter Cetera. Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Perfect Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Harry Smith (wrester). In that special week people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. American Flyers, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Brandon Browner. In that special week people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. Red Dawn, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Nick Diaz. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Hercules, directed by Luigi Cozzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Growing Up by Russell Baker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Hélder Postiga. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Princess by Robert Lacey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Alexander Emelianenko. In that special week people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. Deadly Blessing, directed by Wes Craven, 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: 02 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nadia Bjorlin. In UK Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Murder In The White House by Margaret Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Susanne Bormann. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. Doing Time, directed by Dick Clement, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Shibumi by Trevanian was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Natashia Williams. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Five Deadly Venoms, directed by Cheh Chang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Illusions by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Edward Furlong. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. The Psychic, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sam Worthington. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. Futureworld, directed by Richard T. Heffron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Deep by Peter Benchley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Ben Coccio. In that special week people in US were listening to One Of These Nights by Eagles. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, directed by Jim Sharman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. How The Good Guys Finally Won by Jimmy Breslin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Angel Boris. In UK She by Charles Aznavour was in the top 5 hits. Harry and Tonto, directed by Paul Mazursky, 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: 02 August 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include George Zidek. In that special week people in US were listening to The Morning After by Maureen McGovern. White Lightning, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Jacinda Barrett. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. The Case of the Bloody Iris, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Alice Evans. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. Werewolves on Wheels, directed by Michel Levesque, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Smith. In UK In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. Lovers and Other Strangers, directed by Cy Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1970.

1969

The Making Of The President 1968 by Theodore H. White was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bridgid Coulter. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. With Six You Get Eggroll, directed by Howard Morris, 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: 02 August 1968.

1967

The Autobiography Of Bertrand Russell, 1872-1914 by Bertrand Russell was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Rosalie van Breemen. In that special week people in US were listening to Wild Thing by The Troggs. Johnny Yuma, directed by Romolo Guerrieri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Sola Akingbola. In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. That Funny Feeling, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Herzog by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1965.

1964

Crisis In Black And White by Charles E. Silberman was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kuba Wojewódzki. In that special week people in US were listening to So Much In Love by The Tymes. 80,000 Suspects, directed by Val Guest, 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: 02 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Cynthia Stevenson. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. King Kong vs. Godzilla, directed by Ishirô Honda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Bull From The Sea by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Cold 187um. In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. The Frightened City, directed by John Lemont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Linda Fratianne. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. It Started in Naples, directed by Melville Shavelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lincoln Lords by Cameron Hawley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Anne Lauvergeon. In UK Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Alle Tage ist kein Sonntag, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Sirpa Viljamaa. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. God's Little Acre, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Please Don'T Eat The Daisies by Jean Kerr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Butch Vig. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Man of a Thousand Faces, directed by Joseph Pevney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Letter From Peking by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1957.

1956

Canyon River directed by Harmon Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Muriel Robin. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Mr. Arkadin, directed by Orson Welles, 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: 02 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Sammy McIlroy. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Beachcomber, directed by Muriel Box, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Mind Alive by Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Donnie Munro. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Devil's Canyon, directed by Alfred L. Werker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Call Me Lucky by Bing Crosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1953.

1952

Give The Lady What She Wants by Lloyd Wendt and Herman Kogan was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1952.

1951

David and Bathsheba directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1951.

1950

Alina directed by Giorgio Pastina was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1950.

1949

Jolson Sings Again directed by Henry Levin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1949.

1948

Julia Misbehaves directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1948.

1947

The Pretender directed by W. Lee Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1947.

1946

Notorious directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1946.

1945

West of the Pecos directed by Edward Killy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1945.

1944

Hail the Conquering Hero directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1944.

1943

Silver Spurs directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1943.

1942

The Big Street directed by Irving Reis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1942.

1941

Parachute Battalion directed by Leslie Goodwins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1941.

1940

The Return of Frank James directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1940.

1938

Smashing the Rackets directed by Lew Landers was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1938.

1937

Souls at Sea directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1937.

1936

The Last of the Mohicans directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1936.

1935

Top Hat directed by Mark Sandrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1935.

1934

Cuesta abajo directed by Louis J. Gasnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1934.

1933

The Ghoul directed by T. Hayes Hunter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1933.

1932

Bird of Paradise directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1932.

1930

Sweethearts on Parade directed by Marshall Neilan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1930.

1927

Mockery directed by Benjamin Christensen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1927.

1925

Wild Horse Mesa directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1925.

1924

Monsieur Beaucaire directed by Sidney Olcott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 August 1924.