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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

One Summer by David Baldacci 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 Shack by William P. Young 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

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

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

2004

Famous people born on this day include Karli Reese. In UK Burn by Usher was in the top 5 hits. Creep, directed by Christopher Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss 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

Possession directed by Neil LaBute was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler 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. 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. Teaching Mrs. Tingle, directed by Kevin Williamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King 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 Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya was in the top 5 hits. The Avengers, directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Titan by Ron Chernow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Steel, directed by Kenneth Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Partner by John Grisham 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 that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. 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 that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Dangerous Minds, directed by John N. Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. New Passages by Gail Sheehy 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. 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 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. Mama Makes Up Her Mind by Bailey White 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. All Around The Town by Mary Higgins Clark 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 UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. The Doctor, directed by Randa Haines, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Loves Music, Loves To Dance by Mary Higgins Clark 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. Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman 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. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie 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. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher 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. Sphere by Michael Crichton 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. In Search Of The Trojan War by Michael Wood 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. The Lover by Marguerite Duras 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 that special week people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. Red Dawn, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Balls by Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock 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 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 Price Of Power by Seymour M. Hersh 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. The Fate Of The Earth by Jonathan Schell 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 that special week people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. Deadly Blessing, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith 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 Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz 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 UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. 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 that special week people in US were listening to Miss You by The Rolling Stones. Five Deadly Venoms, directed by Cheh Chang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Eye Of The Needle by Ken Follett 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. Illusions by Richard Bach 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. The Deep by Peter Benchley 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. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow 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. Cashelmara by Susan Howatch 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 UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. White Lightning, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam 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 UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. 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 UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. Werewolves on Wheels, directed by Michel Levesque, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 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 UK In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. Lovers and Other Strangers, directed by Cy Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. 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

The Goodbye Look by Ross MacDonald 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. The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1968.

1967

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

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

1966

Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Silverman. In that special week people in US were listening to Wild Thing by The Troggs. Johnny Yuma, directed by Romolo Guerrieri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Kremlin Letter by Noel Behn 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 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. Night Of Camp David by Fletcher Knebel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1965.

1964

Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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 UK Confessin' by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. 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. O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson 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. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser 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 Inspector by Jan de Hartog 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. Alle Tage ist kein Sonntag, directed by Helmut Weiss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart 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 UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. God's Little Acre, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden 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. The Pink Hotel by Dorothy Erskine and Patrick Dennis 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 UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Mr. Arkadin, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Why Johnny Can'T Read by Rudolf Franz Flesch 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. A Time To Love And A Time To Die by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books.
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. Devil's Canyon, directed by Alfred L. Werker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. North From Malaya by William O. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 August 1953.

1952

Gods, Graves And Scholars by C.W. Ceram 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

Cuesta abajo directed by Louis J. Gasnier 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.