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2017

Get Shorty directed by Barry Sonnenfeld was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2017.

2015

American Ultra directed by Nima Nourizadeh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2015.

2014

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2014.

2013

Banshee Chapter directed by Blair Erickson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2013.

2011

Fright Night directed by Craig Gillespie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2011.

2010

Famous people born on this day include Heaven King. In that special week people in US were listening to Love The Way You Lie by Eminem. Burning Bright, directed by Carlos Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2010.

2009

9 directed by Shane Acker was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2009.

2007

Elite Squad directed by José Padilha was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Isabella Barrett. In that special week people in US were listening to Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado. Snakes on a Plane, directed by David R. Ellis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Angels Fall by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2006.

2005

Supercross directed by Steve Boyum was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Maximilian Janisch. In that special week people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. Marci X, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Naked Empire by Terry Goodkind was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2003.

2002

Swimfan directed by John Polson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Aubrey Miller. In that special week people in US were listening to Bootylicious by Destiny's Child. Choke, directed by John Sjogren, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Supreme Injustice by Alan M. Dershowitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Conjoined Twins. In that special week people in US were listening to Incomplete by Sisqo. Sunset Strip, directed by Adam Collis, 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: 08 August 2000.

1999

Private Property directed by Leslie Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Shawn Mendes. In that special week people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. Run Lola Run, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1998.

1997

Leave It to Beaver directed by Andy Cadiff was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Vince Kowalski. In UK Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. The Fan, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Last Don by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1996.

1995

Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice was one of the best seller of 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1995.

1994

Andre directed by George Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Jessie Rogers. In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. Manhattan Murder Mystery, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Josip Drmić. In UK Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap! was in the top 5 hits. Husbands and Wives, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Joël Matip. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, directed by Simon Wincer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Day America Told The Truth by James Patterson and Peter Kim was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1991.

1990

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Shavon Kirksey. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Uncle Buck, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Russia House by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Princess Beatrice of York. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. Crossing Delancey, directed by Joan Micklin Silver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1988.

1987

Windmills Of The Gods by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best seller of 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Peyton List. In that special week people in US were listening to Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) by Peter Cetera. Extremities, directed by Robert M. Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Matter Of Honor by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Julia Dunstall. In that special week people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. My Beautiful Laundrette, directed by Stephen Frears, 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: 08 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Kirk Broadfoot. In that special week people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. The Woman in Red, directed by Gene Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Fire From Within by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Riani. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Easy Money, directed by James Signorelli, 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: 08 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Fahadh Faasil. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Roger Federer. In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Jane Brody'S Nutrition Book by Jane Brody was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mama Natural. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Battle Creek Brawl, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Paris Latsis. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Good As Gold by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1979.

1978

Cananea directed by Marcela Fernández Violante was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Moreira. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Journey Among Women, directed by Tom Cowan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include JC Chasez. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John. Balika Badhu, directed by Tarun Majumdar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1976.

1975

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brian Harvey. In that special week people in US were listening to Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Scott Stapp. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Westworld, directed by Michael Crichton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Eric Poujade. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Pulp, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Sky Dayton. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, directed by Emilio Miraglia, 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: 08 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Pascal Duquenne. In that special week people in US were listening to (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters. WUSA, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Faye Wong. In that special week people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans. Take the Money and Run, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. New Moon Rising by Eugenia Price was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Jean-Louis. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. Stolen Kisses, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1968.

1967

The New Industrial State by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Patrice Lhotellier. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. Juan Colorado, directed by Miguel Zacarías, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1966.

1965

Sergeant Dead Head directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Cristina Pavarotti. In UK Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. The Gorgon, directed by Terence Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Naked Society by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carol Lewis. In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, directed by Norman Maurer, 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: 08 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Rodolphe Thomas. In that special week people in US were listening to Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Neil Sedaka. Two Weeks in Another Town, directed by Vincente Minnelli, 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: 08 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include The Edge (U2). In that special week people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. Twenty Plus Two, directed by Joseph M. Newman, 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: 08 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cheyne Horan. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Caroline Ansink. In that special week people in US were listening to Lonely Boy by Paul Anka. They Came to Cordura, directed by Robert Rossen, 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: 08 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Francis Lalanne. In that special week people in US were listening to Poor Little Fool by Ricky Nelson. Imitation General, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Image Makers by Bernard Dryer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Hervé Dubuisson. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Omar Khayyam, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Chris Foreman. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Away All Boats, directed by Joseph Pevney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Caroline Aiken. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. To Hell and Back, directed by Jesse Hibbs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1955.

1954

Animals, Men And Myths by Richard Lewinsohn was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Nigel Mansell. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Roman Holiday, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robin Quivers. The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, directed by John Brahm, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1952.

1951

Lost Continent directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1951.

1950

The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1950.

1949

I Was a Male War Bride directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1949.

1948

Night Has a Thousand Eyes directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1948.

1947

La casa colorada directed by Miguel Morayta was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1947.

1946

Swamp Fire directed by William H. Pine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1946.

1945

Tell It to a Star directed by Frank McDonald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1945.

1944

Black Magic directed by Phil Rosen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1944.

1943

A Lady Takes a Chance directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1943.

1942

The Talk of the Town directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1942.

1941

The Little Foxes directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1941.

1940

Doomed to Die directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1940.

1939

The Man They Could Not Hang directed by Nick Grinde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1939.

1937

Command Performance directed by Sinclair Hill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1937.

1936

Song of Freedom directed by J. Elder Wills was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1936.

1935

Bonnie Scotland directed by James W. Horne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1935.

1934

Jane Eyre directed by Christy Cabanne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1934.

1933

Skyway directed by Lewis D. Collins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1933.

1932

Mr. Robinson Crusoe directed by A. Edward Sutherland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1932.

1930

Danger Lights directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1930.

1927

The Cat and the Canary directed by Paul Leni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1927.

1926

The Belle of Broadway directed by Harry O. Hoyt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1926.

1914

Aftermath directed by Elliot Lester was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1914.