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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

Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis 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 UK Better Off Alone by DJ Jurgen Presents Alice Deejay was in the top 5 hits. Private Property, directed by Leslie Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Majors by John Feinstein 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. Run Lola Run, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer 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. Special Delivery by Danielle Steel 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 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 Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1996.

1995

To Renew America by Newt Gingrich 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 UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. Andre, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller 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 that special week people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. Manhattan Murder Mystery, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Race Matters by Cornel West 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. Scruples Two by Judith Krantz 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. Damage by Josephine Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1991.

1990

Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen 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 that special week people in US were listening to Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx. Uncle Buck, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Talking God by Tony Hillerman 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 that special week people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. Crossing Delancey, directed by Joan Micklin Silver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1988.

1987

Blues by John Hersey 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. Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald 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. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King 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 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. First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer 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 One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1983.

1982

For Special Services by John Gardner was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Djibril Cissé. In that special week people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. Evilspeak, directed by Eric Weston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. License Renewed by John Gardner 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. Innocent Blood by P.D. James 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 that special week people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. The Seduction of Joe Tynan, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1979.

1978

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

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

1977

Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Nimmo. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Journey Among Women, directed by Tom Cowan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Trinity by Leon Uris 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 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. The Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1976.

1975

The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best seller of 1975.

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

1974

The Wall Street Gang by Richard Ney was one of the best seller of 1974.

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 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.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Takanohana . 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. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok 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. The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh 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 UK The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. WUSA, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson 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 that special week people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans. Take the Money and Run, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Death Committee by Noah Gordon 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 that special week people in US were listening to Hello, I Love You by The Doors. Stolen Kisses, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1968.

1967

Everything But Money by Sam Levenson 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. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher. Sergeant Dead Head, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Green Berets by Robin Moore 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. The Gorgon, directed by Terence Fisher, 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: 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. The Bedford Incident by Mark Rascovich 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. The Golden Rendezvous by Alistair MacLean 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 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. These Ruins Are Inhabited by Muriel Beadle 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 UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The 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. It Started with a Kiss, directed by George Marshall, 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: 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. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver 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. Omar Khayyam, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Pink Hotel by Dorothy Erskine and Patrick Dennis 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. Away All Boats, directed by Joseph Pevney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Ninth Wave by Eugene Burdick 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 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 Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1955.

1954

Bless This House by Norah Lofts was one of the best seller of 1954.

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

1953

Roman Holiday directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best seller of 1952.

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

Sleep Till Noon by Max Shulman was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1950.

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

Mother Wore Tights directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 August 1946.

1945

Waltz Time directed by Paul L. Stein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

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

But much more happened, find out here: 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

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

But much more happened, find out here: 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

Stranger on the Third Floor directed by Boris Ingster 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.

1937

Broadway Melody of 1938 directed by Roy Del Ruth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1937.

1936

Sing, Baby, Sing directed by Sidney Lanfield 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.

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.