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2017

Victor Crowley directed by Adam Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2017.

2015

The Sand directed by Isaac Gabaeff was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2015.

2014

She's Funny That Way directed by Peter Bogdanovich was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2014.

2013

The Boys In The Boat by Daniel James Brown was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2013.

2011

Abduction directed by John Singleton was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2011.

2010

The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best seller of 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2010.

2009

The Descent: Part 2 directed by Jon Harris was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2009.

2007

War directed by Philip G. Atwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2007.

2006

Sandwich directed by Anees Bazmee was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2006.

2005

Serenity directed by Joss Whedon was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2005.

2003

Love Me If You Dare directed by Yann Samuell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2003.

2002

Frida directed by Julie Taymor was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Leslie Diaz. In that special week people in US were listening to Fallin' by Alicia Keys. Bubble Boy, directed by Blair Hayes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lexi Jones. In UK 7 Days by Craig David was in the top 5 hits. The Art of War, directed by Christian Duguay, 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: 15 August 2000.

1999

The Astronaut's Wife directed by Rand Ravich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Natasha Bure. In that special week people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. Rounders, directed by John Dahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1998.

1997

The Partner by John Grisham was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Shamari Maurice. In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. Carpool, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Chief Keef. In that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Lord of Illusions, directed by Clive Barker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Burning Angel by James Lee Burke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Alice Englert. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. Heaven Help Us, directed by Michael Dinner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Danielle Morrow. In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. The Thing Called Love, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, 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: 15 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Madeline Mikac. In that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. The Last of the Mohicans, directed by Michael Mann, 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: 15 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Petja Piiroinen. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Dead Again, directed by Kenneth Branagh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Woody Allen by Eric Lax was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Lawrence. In UK Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme was in the top 5 hits. After Dark, My Sweet, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Joe Jonas. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. The Package, directed by Andrew Davis, 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: 15 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mafer Cantu. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers, directed by Michael A. Simpson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Timothy'S Game by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include British Septuplets. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. Hamburger Hill, directed by John Irvin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Witness To A Century by George Seldes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Natalia Kills. In that special week people in US were listening to Papa Don't Preach by Madonna. River's Edge, directed by Tim Hunter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. I'Ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Cogie Domingo. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. American Ninja, directed by Sam Firstenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Amateurs by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Quinton Aaron. In that special week people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. Old Enough, directed by Marisa Silver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Tom Lass. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Revenge of the Dead, directed by Pupi Avati, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Megatrends by John Naisbitt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Heather Carolin. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. Superstition, directed by James W. Roberson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Thy Brother'S Wife by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Brendan Hansen. In that special week people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. Body Heat, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tyne Mary Vance. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. He Knows You're Alone, directed by Armand Mastroianni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Green Monday by Michael M. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Andy Signore. In that special week people in US were listening to Good Times by Chic. Kaala Patthar, directed by Yash Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Shibumi by Trevanian was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1979.

1978

Power Play directed by Martyn Burke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Igor Cassina. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. San De huo shang yu Chong Mi Liu, directed by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Condominium by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Boudewijn Zenden. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. J.D.'s Revenge, directed by Arthur Marks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jérôme Neuville. In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits. Strip Nude for Your Killer, directed by Andrea Bianchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Natasha Henstridge. In that special week people in US were listening to The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace. Amazing Grace, directed by Stan Lathan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adam Willard. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. The Lonely Woman, directed by Francisco Rovira Beleta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Ben Affleck. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Blacula, directed by William Crain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Christophe Robin. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. A Gunfight, directed by Lamont Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Living Well Is The Best Revenge by Calvin Tomkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Anthony Anderson. In that special week people in US were listening to (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters. House of Dark Shadows, directed by Dan Curtis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Cris Judd. In UK Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Porcile, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include South Korea. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. How Sweet It Is!, directed by Jerry Paris, 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: 15 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. In UK San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) by Scott Mckenzie was in the top 5 hits. The Trip, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Tasha de Vasconcelos. In that special week people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful. Follow Me, Boys!, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Mark Labbett. In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Spare a Copper, directed by John Paddy Carstairs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Night Of Camp David by Fletcher Knebel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Melinda Gates. In that special week people in US were listening to Everybody Loves Somebody by Dean Martin. Mary Poppins, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu. In that special week people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. The Gun Hawk, directed by Edward Ludwig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. City Of Night by John Rechy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include David Zayas. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The Slave, directed by Sergio Corbucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Susan Hay. In that special week people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. The Counterfeiters of Paris, directed by Gilles Grangier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Winter Of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ron van de Berg. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Les vieux de la vieille, directed by Gilles Grangier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1960.

1959

Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Bambi Bembenek. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Sea Fury, directed by Cy Endfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Masters Of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1958.

1957

The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv by John Steinbeck was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Alain Goffin. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Bob le Flambeur, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Anne Pohtamo. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Stieg Larsson. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Black Knight, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Animals, Men And Myths by Richard Lewinsohn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Komilla Sutton. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. I Vitelloni, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Bridges At Toko-Ri by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bernard Lacombe. Penny Princess, directed by Val Guest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1952.

1951

My Outlaw Brother directed by Elliott Nugent was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1951.

1950

Rashomon directed by Akira Kurosawa was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1950.

1949

Madame Bovary directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1949.

1948

Rope directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1948.

1947

Song of the Thin Man directed by Edward Buzzell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1947.

1946

London Town directed by Wesley Ruggles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1946.

1945

Love Letters directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1945.

1944

Casanova Brown directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1944.

1942

The Palm Beach Story directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1942.

1941

Flying Blind directed by Frank McDonald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1941.

1940

Young People directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1940.

1939

Range War directed by Lesley Selander was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1939.

1938

I Am the Law directed by Alexander Hall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1938.

1937

Dead End directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1937.

1936

East Meets West directed by Herbert Mason was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1936.

1935

Anna Karenina directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1935.

1934

The Moonstone directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1934.

1933

Man of the Forest directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1933.

1932

Ride Him, Cowboy directed by Fred Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1932.

1931

Street Scene directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1931.

1930

Abraham Lincoln directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1930.

1928

Champagne directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1928.

1924

The Iron Horse directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1924.