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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: 12 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: 12 August 2015.

2014

Act Of War by Brad Thor was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2006

Snakes on a Plane directed by David R. Ellis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2003

Marci X directed by Richard Benjamin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2001

Choke directed by John Sjogren 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 Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece and Denmark. 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. The Day John Died by Christopher Andersen 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 that special week people in US were listening to Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera. Private Property, directed by Leslie Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Hungry Ocean by Linda Greenlaw 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 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. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Sayesha Saigal. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. Leave It to Beaver, directed by Andy Cadiff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Fat Tuesday by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books.
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. The Fan, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1996.

1995

Dave Barry'S Complete Guide To Guys by Dave Barry was one of the best seller of 1995.

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

1994

Famous people born on this day include Bex Taylor-Klaus. In that special week people in US were listening to Stay by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories. Andre, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes 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 Luna (singer). 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. Pleading Guilty by Scott Turow 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 Cara Delevingne. 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. Revolution From Within by Gloria Steinem 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. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, directed by Simon Wincer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Boss Of Bosses by Joseph F. O'Brien and Andris Kurins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1991.

1990

Stardust by Robert B. Parker was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Hasna Aït Boulahcen. 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. 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: 12 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leah Pipes. 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. Chaos by James Gleick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1988.

1987

The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour was one of the best seller of 1987.

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 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. Act Of Will by Barbara Taylor Bradford 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 Charlotte Salt. 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. Fall From Grace by Larry Collins 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 Diego Vicos. 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. Full Circle by Danielle Steel 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 Luka Nizetic. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Easy Money, directed by James Signorelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour 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 Miki Komori. In that special week people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Different Seasons by Stephen King 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 Djibril Cissé. 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 Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel 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. Battle Creek Brawl, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Cindy Klassen. 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 Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Nimmo. 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. The Dragons Of Eden by Carl Sagan 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 Lindström. 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. Sinatra by Earl Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1976.

1975

Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Linda O'Neil. In that special week people in US were listening to Feel Like Makin' Love by Roberta Flack. The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace 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 Natalia París. 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. The Summer Before The Dark by Doris Lessing was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Takanohana . 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. The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Pete Sampras. 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. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen 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 Charles Mesure. 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. Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell 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 Tanita Tikaram. 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. The Goodbye Look by Ross MacDonald 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 Kumiko Takeda. 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. Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1968.

1967

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best seller of 1967.

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

1966

Famous people born on this day include Tobias Ellwood. 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: 12 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Peter Krause. 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. A Pillar Of Iron by Taylor Caldwell 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 that special week people in US were listening to A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles. The Gorgon, directed by Terence Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Invisible Government by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross 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 Rudi Smidts. 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. Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Miss Cleo (psychic). 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. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Roy Hay. 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. The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
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 Laurent Fignon. 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 Lincoln Lords by Cameron Hawley 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 Philippe Le Guillou. In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits. They Came to Cordura, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The House Of Intellect by Jacques Barzun 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 Valerie Landsburg. 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. The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith 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 Isaach de Bankole. 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. Letter From Peking by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Bruce Greenwood. 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. Eloise by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Tony Coleman. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. To Hell and Back, directed by Jesse Hibbs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1955.

1954

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best seller of 1954.

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

1953

Famous people born on this day include Rolland Courbis. 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. Uncle Pogo So-So Stories by Walt Kelly was one of the best selling books.
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 Kaige Chen. The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, directed by John Brahm, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Thurber Album by James Thurber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 August 1948.

1947

Down to Earth directed by Alexander Hall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1947.

1946

The Big Sleep directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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