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2017

The Obsession by Nora Roberts was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2017.

2016

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2016.

2015

Ant-Man directed by Peyton Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2015.

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: 12 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: 12 August 2013.

2012

Freelancers directed by Jessy Terrero was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2012.

2011

The Help directed by Tate Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2011.

2010

Step Up 3D directed by Jon M. Chu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 August 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rocco Piazza. In that special week people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. Pineapple Express, directed by David Gordon Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Beach House by Jane Green was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2008.

2007

Stardust directed by Matthew Vaughn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2007.

2006

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2006.

2005

Four Brothers directed by John Singleton was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Mykayla Sohn. In that special week people in US were listening to Slow Motion by Juvenile. Collateral, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2004.

2003

S.W.A.T. directed by Clark Johnson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2003.

2002

xXx directed by Rob Cohen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2002.

2001

American Pie 2 directed by J.B. Rogers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Achileas Andreas . Hollow Man, directed by Paul Verhoeven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Cradle and All by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Jordan Brown. In UK Better Off Alone by DJ Jurgen Presents Alice Deejay was in the top 5 hits. The Sixth Sense, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Lauren Cimorelli. 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 Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Torri Webster. 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 Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book by Bill Watterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1996.

1995

Babe directed by Chris Noonan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Bex Taylor-Klaus. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, directed by Stephan Elliott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Ewa Farna. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. The Fugitive, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Paper Doll by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shannon Harris. 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. The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Jesinta Campbell. In that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Double Impact, directed by Sheldon Lettich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Iron John by Robert Bly was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Mario Balotelli. In UK Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme was in the top 5 hits. Flatliners, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Oh by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Tom Cleverley. In that special week people in US were listening to Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx. The Abyss, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Boy Who Couldn'T Stop Washing by Judith L. Rapoport was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tyson Fury. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Molly Pansino. 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. Night Of The Fox by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Andrei Agius. In that special week people in US were listening to Papa Don't Preach by Madonna. The Transformers: The Movie, directed by Nelson Shin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Secrets Of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Africa Zavala. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Real Genius, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Josh Murray. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, directed by W.D. Richter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Meryem Uzerli. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Cujo, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Kingdom By The Sea by Paul Theroux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Iza Calzado. 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. Megatrends by John Naisbitt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Steve Talley. In that special week people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. Heavy Metal, directed by Gerald Potterton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dominique Swain. 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. Heartsounds by Martha Weinman Lear was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1980.

1979

More American Graffiti directed by B.W.L. Norton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1979.

1978

Piranha directed by Joe Dante was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Jesper Gr?nkjaer. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Suspiria, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. To Jerusalem And Back by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mikko Lindstrom. 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. Memoirs by Tennessee Williams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Anders Myrvold. In that special week people in US were listening to Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees. Farewell, My Lovely, directed by Dick Richards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Age Of Napoleon by Will and Ariel Durant was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Peter Pucher. In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. The Way of the Dragon, directed by Bruce Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Latasha Byears. 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. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1973.

1972

Super Fly directed by Gordon Parks Jr. was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Jim Walker. In that special week people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Alison Inverarity. In UK The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Soldier Blue, directed by Ralph Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Kitty G [Katia Geiger]. 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. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Viktor Karatchoun. 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. A Night Of Watching by Elliott Arnold was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1968.

1967

In the Heat of the Night directed by Norman Jewison was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Bruce Covernton. In that special week people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful. This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Rabbi by Noah Gordon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Angeliki Kanellopoulou. In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, directed by Russ Meyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Katherine Boo. In UK Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. A Hard Day's Night, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Von Ryan'S Express by David Westheimer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Koji Kitao (Futahaguro Koji). In that special week people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. Siege of the Saxons, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1963.

1962

Kid Galahad directed by Phil Karlson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1962.

1961

Pit and the Pendulum directed by Roger Corman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lonny Chin. In that special week people in US were listening to Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini by Brian Hyland. Ocean's Eleven, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Lynette Woodard. In that special week people in US were listening to A Big Hunk O' Love by Elvis Presley. The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Jurgen Dehmel. 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. Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Friedhelm Schutte. In that special week people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. Band of Angels, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1957.

1956

Bigger Than Life directed by Nicholas Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Heintje [Hendrik Simons]. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Call To Greatness by Adlai E. Stevenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1955.

1954

Magnificent Obsession directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1954.

1953

The Cruel Sea directed by Charles Frend was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ronald Guttman. Full House, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Wait For The Wagon by Mary Lasswell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 August 1951.

1950

Sunset Blvd. directed by Billy Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 August 1949.

1948

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid directed by Irving Pichel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1948.

1947

'I Know Where I'm Going!' directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 August 1945.

1944

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best seller of 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1944.

1943

Phantom of the Opera directed by Arthur Lubin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1943.

1942

Wake Island directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1942.

1941

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 August 1940.

1939

The Wizard of Oz directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1939.

1938

Four Daughters directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1938.

1937

The Life of Emile Zola directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 August 1936.

1935

China Seas directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1935.

1934

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1934.

1933

As the Earth Turns by Gladys Hasty Carroll was one of the best seller of 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Queen Ferekit. Bird of Paradise, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 August 1930.

1929

Dark Hester by Anne Douglas Sedgwick was one of the best seller of 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eva Schmitt. The Mysterious Lady, directed by Fred Niblo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Wintersmoon by Hugh Alpole was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1928.

1927

Warning Shadows directed by Arthur Robison was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 August 1923.

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lord Colinbrook. Blood and Sand, directed by Fred Niblo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. If Winter Comes by A.S.M. Hutchinson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1922.

1921

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton was one of the best seller of 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Percy Mayfield. The Penalty, directed by Wallace Worsley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. The Man of the Forest by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1920.

1919

Dangerous Days by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1919.

1918

Shifting Sands directed by Albert Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1918.

1917

The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1917.

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: 12 August 1916.

1915

K Mary by Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1915.

1914

A Florida Enchantment directed by Sidney Drew was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1914.

1913

The Amateur Gentleman by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best seller of 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1913.

1912

Their Yesterdays by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1912.

1911

The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1911.

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: 12 August 1910.

1909

The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1909.

1908

The Barrier by Rex Beach was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1908.

1907

The Lady of the Decoration by Frances Little was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1907.

1906

The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1906.

1905

The Gambler by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1905.

1904

The Crossing by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1904.

1903

The Pit by Frank Norris was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1903.

1902

The Mississippi Bubble by Emerson Hough was one of the best seller of 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1902.

1901

The Visits of Elizabeth by Elinor Glyn was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1901.