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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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 August 2013.

2012

The Campaign directed by Jay Roach was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2010

The Expendables directed by Sylvester Stallone was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 August 2009.

2008

Step Brothers directed by Adam McKay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

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

2006

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan directed by Larry Charles was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 August 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Krischelle Delgado. In UK Burn by Usher was in the top 5 hits. I, Robot, directed by Alex Proyas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 2004.

2002

Signs directed by M. Night Shyamalan 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. The Others, directed by Alejandro Amenbar, 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: 04 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw 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 UK Better Off Alone by DJ Jurgen Presents Alice Deejay was in the top 5 hits. The Sixth Sense, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, 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: 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. 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: 04 August 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Ekaterina Ryabova. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. 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: 04 August 1997.

1996

Matilda directed by Danny DeVito 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. Babe, directed by Chris Noonan, 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: 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. Clear and Present Danger, directed by Phillip Noyce, 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: 04 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Benjamin Boehm. 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: 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. Unforgiven, directed by Clint Eastwood, 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: 04 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include River Viiperi. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Return to the Blue Lagoon, directed by William A. Graham, 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: 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. 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: 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. Lock Up, directed by John Flynn, 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: 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. 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: 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 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: 04 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Lily Costner. In that special week people in US were listening to Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) by Peter Cetera. 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: 04 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Kina Grannis. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Fright Night, directed by Tom Holland, 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: 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. The Philadelphia Experiment, directed by Stewart Raffill, 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: 04 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Greta Gerwig. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Krull, directed by Peter Yates, 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: 04 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Rubinho . 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: 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. 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: 04 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Iva Straková. 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: 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. More American Graffiti, directed by B.W.L. Norton, 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: 04 August 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Emmanuelle Boidron. In that special week people in US were listening to Miss You by The Rolling Stones. Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, 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: 04 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Laetitia Valdonado. 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: 04 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valérie Leclercq. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss And Say Goodbye by The Manhattans. 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: 04 August 1976.

1975

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

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. 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: 04 August 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Thierry Thulliez. 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: 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. Super Fly, directed by Gordon Parks Jr., 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: 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. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, 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: 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. Performance, directed by Donald Cammell, 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: 04 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Max Cavalera. 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: 04 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marcus Schenkenberg. 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: 04 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Timothy Adams. In UK San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) by Scott Mckenzie was in the top 5 hits. In the Heat of the Night, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The King Of The Castle by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
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. This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, 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: 04 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Fredrik Reinfeldt. In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Darling, directed by John Schlesinger, 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: 04 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Sebastian Roché. 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: 04 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). 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. 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: 04 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Roger Clemens. 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: 04 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Pascal Nègre. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 04 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Mary Decker. In that special week people in US were listening to Patricia by Perez Prado and His Orchestra. The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Best Of Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren 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. Band of Angels, directed by Raoul Walsh, 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: 04 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: 04 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Billy Bob Thornton. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kristoffer Tabori. 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 August 1948.

1947

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty directed by Norman Z. McLeod was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 August 1938.

1937

San Quentin directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1932

White Zombie directed by Victor Halperin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 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: 04 August 1930.

1928

The Mysterious Lady directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 August 1918.

1914

The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 August 1914.

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: 04 August 1910.