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2016

Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2016.

2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles directed by Jonathan Liebesman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

We're the Millers directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2012

Hope Springs directed by David Frankel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2012.

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. Step Up 3D, directed by Jon M. Chu, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010. The Lion by Nelson DeMille was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2010.

2009

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra directed by Stephen Sommers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

Pineapple Express directed by David Gordon Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2008.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Isabella Barrett. In that special week people in US were listening to Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado. Step Up, directed by Anne Fletcher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Dispatches From The Edge by Anderson Cooper was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 August 2005.

2004

Collateral directed by Michael Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 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. American Pie 2, directed by J.B. Rogers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Close To Shore by Michael Capuzzo 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. Hollow Man, directed by Paul Verhoeven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Liar'S Game by Eric Jerome Dickey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 2000.

1999

The Sixth Sense directed by M. Night Shyamalan 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. Ever After: A Cinderella Story, directed by Andy Tennant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Pirate Looks at Fifty by Jimmy Buffett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1998.

1997

Cop Land directed by James Mangold 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. Matilda, directed by Danny DeVito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Runaway Jury by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Alexia Raye. In that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Babe, directed by Chris Noonan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Rainmaker by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1995.

1994

Airheads directed by Michael Lehmann 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. The Fugitive, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. After All These Years by Susan Isaacs 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. Unforgiven, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman 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. Return to the Blue Lagoon, directed by William A. Graham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Oti Mabuse. In UK Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme was in the top 5 hits. Problem Child, directed by Dennis Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Sullivan'S Sting by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
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. 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: 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. Cocktail, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. To Be The Best by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Katie Leung. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. Masters of the Universe, directed by Gary Goddard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
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. The Transformers: The Movie, directed by Nelson Shin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald 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. Real Genius, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Class by Erich Segal 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 Philadelphia Experiment, directed by Stewart Raffill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour 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. Risky Business, directed by Paul Brickman, 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: 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 Pirate Movie, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Heavy Metal, directed by Gerald Potterton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Free Fall In Crimson by John D. MacDonald 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. Xanadu, directed by Robert Greenwald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. War Within And Without by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 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. More American Graffiti, directed by B.W.L. Norton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The White Album by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Countess Vaughn. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. 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: 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. The Hills Have Eyes, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal 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. Obsession, directed by Brian De Palma, 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: 08 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Taryll Jackson. In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits. Farewell, My Lovely, directed by Dick Richards, 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: 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 Way of the Dragon, directed by Bruce Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. White Lightning, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann 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. Super Fly, directed by Gordon Parks Jr., 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: 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. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Stilwell And The American Experience In China, 1911-1945 by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman 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. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Up The Organization by Robert Townsend 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. Spirits of the Dead, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Between Parent & Teenager by Haim G. Ginott 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. Hang 'Em High, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Rena Mero. In UK San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) by Scott Mckenzie was in the top 5 hits. In the Heat of the Night, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Night Falls On The City by Sarah Gainham was one of the best selling books.
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. This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Angus Fraser. In that special week people in US were listening to I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, directed by Russ Meyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Making Of The President 1964 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
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 Night of the Iguana, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Spire by William Golding 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. 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: 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. Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, 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. Mysterious Island, directed by Cy Endfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell 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. Last Woman on Earth, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Night They Burned The Mountain by Thomas A. Dooley 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. Last Train from Gun Hill, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis 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. The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Death Of Manolete by Conrad 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. Band of Angels, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Take My Life by Eddie Cantor 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. Bigger Than Life, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. A Thing Of Beauty by A.J. Cronin 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 Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Giovanna Stefanel. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Magnificent Obsession, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Away All Boats by Kenneth Dodson was one of the best selling books.
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. From Here to Eternity, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. On TV people were watching The Quatermass Experiment.
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. Full House, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Gown Of Glory by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 August 1951.

1950

Broken Arrow directed by Delmer Daves was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

The Window directed by Ted Tetzlaff was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1947

Green for Danger directed by Sidney Gilliat was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1941

Hold That Ghost directed by Arthur Lubin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 August 1928.

1927

Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

Don Juan directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 August 1922.

1920

The Penalty directed by Wallace Worsley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 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: 08 August 1916.

1914

The Patchwork Girl of Oz directed by J. Farrell MacDonald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 August 1910.