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2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Cheap Thrills by Sia Featuring Sean Paul. Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. Chase by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 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: 05 August 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Karli Reese. In that special week people in US were listening to Slow Motion by Juvenile. I, Robot, directed by Alex Proyas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The Rule Of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Maddox Jolie Pitt. 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. Seven Up by Janet Evanovich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Augie Isaac. 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. Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Jarmo de Rek. In that special week people in US were listening to Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera. The Sixth Sense, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Mimi Keene. In UK No Matter What by Boyzone 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 Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Olivia Holt. 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. The Maze by Catherine Coulter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Paquette. In UK Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. Matilda, directed by Danny DeVito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. 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: 05 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Kylian Hazard. In UK Never Forget by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Babe, directed by Chris Noonan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. On TV people were watching Toini ja Heikki Haaman Show.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Amymarie Gaertner. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. The Little Rascals, directed by Penelope Spheeris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Disney'S The Lion King by Don Ferguson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Louis Delort. 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. Streets Of Laredo by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kit Tanton. In UK Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap! was in the top 5 hits. Unforgiven, directed by Clint Eastwood, 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: 05 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Chris Gaskell. In that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Return to the Blue Lagoon, directed by William A. Graham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Darkness by John Saul was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include James White. 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. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Grégory Sertic. 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. 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: 05 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Federica Pellegrini. In that special week people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. Cocktail, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Libra by Don DeLillo was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Genelia D'Souza. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos 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: 05 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Britney Arianna. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. Howard the Duck, directed by Willard Huyck, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Act Of Will by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Salomon Kalou. In that special week people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. Fright Night, directed by Tom Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Helene Fischer. 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. The Witches Of Eastwick by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Kara Tointon. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Risky Business, directed by Paul Brickman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Heartburn by Nora Ephron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Lolo Jones. 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. Celebrity by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Jesse Williams (actor). In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. Heavy Metal, directed by Gerald Potterton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kaylani Lei. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Final Countdown, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include David Healy. 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. To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Cosmin Bărcăuan. In that special week people in US were listening to Three Times A Lady by Commodores. Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Spearhead.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Mark Mulder. 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. The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marlene Favela. 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. The Russians by Hedrick Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1976.

1975

Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kajol . In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. Flesh Gordon, directed by Michael Benveniste, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Plain Speaking by Merle Miller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Mohamed Dia. In that special week people in US were listening to The Morning After by Maureen McGovern. American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. I'M O.K.- You'Re O.K. by Thomas Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include J-Ax . 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. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include DJ Ajax. In that special week people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include James Gunn (filmmaker). In that special week people in US were listening to (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Jackie Doyle-Price. 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. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marine Le Pen. 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. Heaven Help Us! by Herbert Tarr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Caws. In that special week people in US were listening to Light My Fire by The Doors. In the Heat of the Night, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Edgar Cayce by Jess Stearn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Silverman. In that special week people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful. This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Marc Morandini. 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. Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Adam Yauch. In UK Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Tribute To John F. Kennedy by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mark Strong. In that special week people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. Siege of the Saxons, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham-Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Isabel Otero. In that special week people in US were listening to Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Neil Sedaka. Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Conversation With Stalin by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Tawny Kitaen. In that special week people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. Mysterious Island, directed by Cy Endfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gérard Onesta. In that special week people in US were listening to Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini by Brian Hyland. The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Pete Burns. 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. The Art Of Llewellyn Jones by Paul Hyde Bonner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Terri Clark. 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 Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include David Gill. 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. Operation Sea Lion by Peter Fleming was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Eddie Ojeda. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 August 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Gottfried Angeli. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. From Here to Eternity, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Major Campaign Speeches by Adlai Stevenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Claude Girard. Sudden Fear, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Journey To The Far Pacific by Thomas E. Dewey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 August 1939.

1938

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

But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1938.

1937

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

But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 August 1923.

1922

Blood and Sand directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1922.

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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 August 1918.

1916

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

But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1916.

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: 05 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: 05 August 1910.