August 4

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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: 04 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: 04 August 2016.

2015

Famous people born on this day include Arlo Brody. In that special week people in US were listening to Cheerleader by OMI. Brothers, directed by Karan Malhotra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015. Naked Greed by Stuart Woods was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 2015.

2014

The Giver directed by Phillip Noyce was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 2014.

2012

The Dinosaur Project directed by Sid Bennett was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 2012.

2011

Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 August 2010.

2008

Wild Child directed by Nick Moore was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 2008.

2007

Daddy Day Camp directed by Fred Savage was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 2007.

2006

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna directed by Karan Johar was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 2006.

2004

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss was one of the best seller of 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 2004.

2003

Uptown Girls directed by Boaz Yakin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 2003.

2002

Close Your Eyes directed by Nick Willing was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Seishiro Kato. 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. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). In that special week people in US were listening to It's Gonna Be Me by N'Sync. Deewane, directed by Harry Baweja, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Nora by Anne Rivers Siddons was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Shiloh Pepin. In that special week people in US were listening to Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera. Bowfinger, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. I Ain'T Got Time To Bleed by Jesse Ventura was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Lil Skies. In UK Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya was in the top 5 hits. Extramarital, directed by Yael Russcol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Ekaterina Ryabova. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. The Peacekeeper, directed by Frédéric Forestier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1997.

1996

Brilliant Lies directed by Richard Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Sanchez. In that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. East Meets West, directed by Kihachi Okamoto, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Josh Golden. In that special week people in US were listening to Stay by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories. Eena Meena Deeka, directed by David Dhawan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Client by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Benjamin Boehm. In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Pleading Guilty by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cole Sprouse. In UK Ain't No Doubt by Jimmy Nail was in the top 5 hits. Deedar, directed by Pramod Chakravorty, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Happy Isles Of Oceania by Paul Theroux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include River Viiperi. In that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Talkin' Dirty After Dark, directed by Topper Carew, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Pastime by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Hikmet Balioğlu. In that special week people in US were listening to Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey. Air America, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Wang Hao (chess player). 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. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Romeo (Cinema Bizarre). In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Jang Geun-suk. In UK It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. The Monster Squad, directed by Fred Dekker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. And A Voice To Sing With by Joan Baez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Lily Costner. In UK Papa Don't Preach by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, 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: 04 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Kina Grannis. In that special week people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. Volunteers, directed by Nicholas Meyer, 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: 04 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Terry Campese. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Red Dawn, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Heretics Of Dune by Frank Herbert was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Greta Gerwig. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, directed by Kundan Shah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. White Gold Wielder by Stephen R. Donaldson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Rubinho . In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. Manhattan Baby, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Meghan Markle. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Gallipoli, directed by Peter Weir, 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: 04 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Iva Straková. In that special week people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. Motel Hell, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Robin Peterson. 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. Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1979.

1978

The Human Factor by Graham Greene was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Laetitia Valdonado. In that special week people in US were listening to I Just Want To Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb. The Psychic, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valérie Leclercq. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. The Ritz, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream by Doris Kearns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Daniella van Graas. In UK Tears On My Pillow by Johnny Nash was in the top 5 hits. Syndicate Sadists, directed by Umberto Lenzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Corinne Diacre. In that special week people in US were listening to Annie's Song by John Denver. The Black Godfather, directed by John Evans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Burr by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Thierry Thulliez. In that special week people in US were listening to The Morning After by Maureen McGovern. Battle of the Amazons, directed by Alfonso Brescia, 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: 04 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Stefan Brogren. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Sacrifice!, directed by Umberto Lenzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Gordon. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. Die Screaming Marianne, directed by Pete Walker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Ron Lester. In that special week people in US were listening to (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters. Lovers and Other Strangers, directed by Cy Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Civilisation by Kenneth Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1970.

1969

Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Marcus Schenkenberg. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1968.

1967

The Death Of A President by William Manchester was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Luc Leblanc. 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. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Fredrik Reinfeldt. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Henry VIII, I Am by Herman's Hermits. That Funny Feeling, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1965.

1964

The Rector Of Justin by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Lançon. 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. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Roger Clemens. In that special week people in US were listening to Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton. Kid Galahad, directed by Phil Karlson, 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: 04 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Pascal Nègre. In that special week people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. The Frightened City, directed by John Lemont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Goliath and the Dragon, directed by Vittorio Cottafavi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Set This House On Fire by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include René Manzor. In that special week people in US were listening to Lonely Boy by Paul Anka. Alle Tage ist kein Sonntag, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. My Brother Was An Only Child by Jack Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Mary Decker. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Big Country, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Masters Of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include John Wark. In that special week people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. Operation Mad Ball, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Billy Bob Thornton. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. Mr. Arkadin, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Gentlemen, Start Your Engines by Wilbur Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1955.

1954

Of Whales And Men by R.B. Robertson was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Vini Reilly. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Affairs of Dobie Gillis, directed by Don Weis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1953.

1952

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1952.

1951

The Man in the White Suit directed by Alexander Mackendrick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 August 1948.

1947

Life with Father directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1947.

1946

The Time of Their Lives directed by Charles Barton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 August 1943.

1942

Hillbilly Blitzkrieg directed by Roy Mack was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1942.

1941

Dive Bomber directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 August 1940.

1938

Four Daughters directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 August 1937.

1936

I'd Give My Life directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1936.

1935

Alice Adams directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 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: 04 August 1933.

1932

Devil and the Deep directed by Marion Gering was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1932.

1931

Law of the Rio Grande directed by Forrest Sheldon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1931.

1930

Moby Dick directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 August 1924.