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2016

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

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

2014

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

But much more happened, find out here: 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.

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. Are You There by Chelsea Handler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2008.

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. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 2004.

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 Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece and Denmark. In that special week people in US were listening to Incomplete by Sisqo. Hollow Man, directed by Paul Verhoeven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher 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. Jupiter'S Bones by Faye Kellerman 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. Coast Road by Barbara Delinsky 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. Cop Land, directed by James Mangold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko 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. Matilda, directed by Danny DeVito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Last Don by Mario Puzo 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. The Book Of Virtues by William J. Bennett 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. The Fugitive, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. 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 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. Unforgiven, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook 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. Paradise by Judith McNaught 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. The Politics Of Rich And Poor by Kevin Phillips 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 Hasna Aït Boulahcen. 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 Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker 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. The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Riding The Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux 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 Natalia Navarro. 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. Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams 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. Stand by Me, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks 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. Real Genius, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Cider House Rules by John Irving 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. Red Dawn, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Cujo, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Last Lion by William Manchester 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 UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. Pink Floyd The Wall, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer 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 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 Hite Report On Male Sexuality by Shere Hite 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. Donahue by Phil Donahue 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 Good Times by Chic. More American Graffiti, directed by B.W.L. Norton, 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

Famous people born on this day include Hayley Wickenheiser. In that special week people in US were listening to Three Times A Lady by Commodores. Piranha, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Spearhead.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Suspiria, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Managerial Woman. by Margaret Hennig and Anne Jardim 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. Obsession, directed by Brian De Palma, 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

Famous people born on this day include Casey Affleck. 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 Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey 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 Linda O'Neil. In that special week people in US were listening to The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace. The Way of the Dragon, directed by Bruce Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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 Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross. White Lightning, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar 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 UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. Super Fly, directed by Gordon Parks Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell 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. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty 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. Lovers and Other Strangers, directed by Cy Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Lord Won'T Mind by Gordon Merrick 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. Spirits of the Dead, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West 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 People Got To Be Free by The Rascals. Asterix le Gaulois, directed by Ray Goossens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Mike Verstraeten. In UK San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) by Scott Mckenzie was in the top 5 hits. In the Heat of the Night, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Night Falls On The City by Sarah Gainham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann 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. Help!, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Making Of The President 1964 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. 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. Siege of the Saxons, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz 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. Kid Galahad, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone 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. Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser 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. Ocean's Eleven, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Trustee From The Toolroom by Nevil Shute 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. Last Train from Gun Hill, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence 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. The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Common Stocks And Uncommon Profits by Philip A. Fisher 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. Band of Angels, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier 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. Bigger Than Life, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. A Thing Of Beauty by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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 Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include François Hollande. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Magnificent Obsession, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Away All Boats by Kenneth Dodson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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 Kaige Chen. Full House, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Journey To The Far Pacific by Thomas E. Dewey 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.

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.

1932

Bird of Paradise directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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.

1928

The Mysterious Lady directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 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

Blood and Sand directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1922.

1920

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1920.

1918

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

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

1916

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 August 1916.

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.

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.