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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

Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich 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

Burning Bright directed by Carlos Brooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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 UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. Snakes on a Plane, directed by David R. Ellis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Beach Road by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge 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 UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits. Marci X, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 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. Justice by Dominick Dunne 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 UK 7 Days by Craig David was in the top 5 hits. Sunset Strip, directed by Adam Collis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Hot Six by Janet Evanovich 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 UK No Matter What by Boyzone was in the top 5 hits. Blade, directed by Stephen Norrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume 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 that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. The Fan, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. How to Kill a Monster by R.L. Stine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1996.

1995

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston 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. The Client by John Grisham 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. 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. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, directed by Simon Wincer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Damage by Josephine Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1991.

1990

Stardust by Robert B. Parker 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. Garden Of Lies by Eileen Goudge 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. Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1988.

1987

Patriot Games by Tom Clancy 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. Table Money by Jimmy Breslin 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. The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemingway 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 UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. The Woman in Red, directed by Gene Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Gremlins Storybook by Mary Carey 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. The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco 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. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda 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. Evilspeak, directed by Eric Weston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley 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. Donahue by Phil Donahue 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. The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1979.

1978

Force 10 from Navarone directed by Guy Hamilton 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Just Want To Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb. That Obscure Object of Desire, directed by Luis Buñuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Vivien Leigh by Anne Edwards 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 UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. Balika Badhu, directed by Tarun Majumdar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1976.

1975

Breach Of Faith by Theodore H. White 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 UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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: 08 August 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Scott Stapp. In that special week people in US were listening to The Morning After by Maureen McGovern. Westworld, directed by Michael Crichton, 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: 08 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Eric Poujade. In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. Pulp, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago 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 that special week people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. 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 UK Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Take the Money and Run, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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 Right People by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1968.

1967

A Modern Priest Looks At His Outdated Church by James J. Kavanaugh 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 that special week people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful. Juan Colorado, directed by Miguel Zacarías, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. I, The King by Frances Parkinson Keyes 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 UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Sergeant Dead Head, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Journal Of A Soul by Pope John XXIII 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 Gorgon, directed by Terence Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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 that special week people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, directed by Norman Maurer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell 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. O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson 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 UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Twenty Plus Two, directed by Joseph M. Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Edge Of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor 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 that special week people in US were listening to Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini by Brian Hyland. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Chapman Report by Irving Wallace 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 Light Infantry Ball by Hamilton Basso 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 UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Imitation General, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. A Summer Place by Sloan Wilson 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. The Sun Also Rises, directed by Henry King, 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: 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. Child in the House, directed by Cy Endfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 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. The Living Past Of America by Cornelius Vanderbilt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1955.

1954

A Wreath For The Enemy by Pamela Frankau 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. Call Me Lucky by Bing Crosby 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 Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk 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 Stubborn Heart by Frank G. Slaughter 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

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry directed by Robert Siodmak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

They Came to a City directed by Basil Dearden 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

Boss of Hangtown Mesa directed by Joseph H. Lewis 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

Foreign Correspondent directed by Alfred Hitchcock 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.

1938

Block-Heads directed by John G. Blystone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 August 1938.

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

Romeo and Juliet directed by George Cukor 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.