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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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 August 2012.

2011

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 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. The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 2008.

2007

Beneath directed by Dagen Merrill was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 2007.

2006

Step Up directed by Anne Fletcher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 2006.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Karli Reese. In that special week people in US were listening to Confessions Part II by Usher. Creep, directed by Christopher Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 August 2003.

2002

The Adventures of Pluto Nash directed by Ron Underwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 2002.

2001

Any Way The Wind Blows by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best seller of 2001.

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 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: 05 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Jarmo de Rek. 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. True At First Light by Ernest Hemingway 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. The Avengers, directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. We Are Our Mothers' Daughters by Cokie Roberts 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 UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. Steel, directed by Kenneth Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Power Of A Woman by Barbara Taylor Bradford 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. Jack, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. A Time to Kill by John Grisham 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. Dangerous Minds, directed by John N. Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. To Renew America by Newt Gingrich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Amymarie Gaertner. 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. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner 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 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. Listening To Prozac by Peter D. Kramer 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 that special week people in US were listening to Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn 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. The Doctor, directed by Randa Haines, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Kitchen God'S Wife by Amy Tan 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 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. 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 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Grégory Sertic. In that special week people in US were listening to Batdance by Prince. Skinheads, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Citizens by Simon Schama 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 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. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking 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 It's A Sin by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. North Shore, directed by William Phelps, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Everything To Gain by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter 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 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. Wanderlust by Danielle Steel 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 UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. American Flyers, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Nutcracker by Shana Alexander was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1985.

1984

Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best seller of 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Kara Tointon. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Hercules, directed by Luigi Cozzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The World Is Made Of Glass by Morris West 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 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. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda 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 Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Deadly Blessing, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. License Renewed by John Gardner 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 that special week people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Random Winds by Belva Plain 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. Doing Time, directed by Dick Clement, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill 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 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. Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
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 Psychic, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Full Disclosure by William Safire 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. Futureworld, directed by Richard T. Heffron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Passages by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Eicca Toppinen. In UK Tears On My Pillow by Johnny Nash was in the top 5 hits. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, directed by Jim Sharman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
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 that special week people in US were listening to Annie's Song by John Denver. Harry and Tonto, directed by Paul Mazursky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy 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. White Lightning, directed by Joseph Sargent, 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: 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. The Case of the Bloody Iris, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. George S. Kaufman by Howard Teichmann 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. Werewolves on Wheels, directed by Michel Levesque, 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: 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. Lovers and Other Strangers, directed by Cy Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Lord Won'T Mind by Gordon Merrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1970.

1969

My Turn At Bat by Ted Williams was one of the best seller of 1969.

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 that special week people in US were listening to Hello, I Love You by The Doors. With Six You Get Eggroll, directed by Howard Morris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Testimony Of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1968.

1967

Tales Of Manhattan by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Silverman. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. 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: 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. 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: 05 August 1965.

1964

A Tribute To John F. Kennedy by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur was one of the best seller of 1964.

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 So Much In Love by The Tymes. 80,000 Suspects, directed by Val Guest, 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 Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton. King Kong vs. Godzilla, directed by Ishirô Honda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Golden Rendezvous by Alistair MacLean 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. The Frightened City, directed by John Lemont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Winter Of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck 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 I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee. It Started in Naples, directed by Melville Shavelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Enemy Within by Robert F. Kennedy 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 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. Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden 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 Mary Decker. In that special week people in US were listening to Patricia by Perez Prado and His Orchestra. God's Little Acre, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Ordeal Of Woodrow Wilson by Herbert Hoover 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. Man of a Thousand Faces, directed by Joseph Pevney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Life At Happy Knoll by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 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. Mr. Arkadin, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Richard Preston. 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 Fall Of A Titan by Igor Gouzenko was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1954.

1953

Devil's Canyon directed by Alfred L. Werker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1953.

1952

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 August 1935.

1934

Housewife directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 August 1924.