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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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 August 2013.

2012

The Odd Life of Timothy Green directed by Peter Hedges was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 2012.

2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World directed by Edgar Wright was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

District 9 directed by Neill Blomkamp was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. Vicky Cristina Barcelona, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Tribute by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 August 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Estella Heifetz. In UK Thunderbirds / 3AM by Busted was in the top 5 hits. Collateral, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The Rule Of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 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. American Pie 2, directed by J.B. Rogers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Jury by Steve Martini 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. 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: 15 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Leonardo Aguilar. 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. The Testament by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
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. Ever After: A Cinderella Story, directed by Andy Tennant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1998.

1997

Event Horizon directed by Paul Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 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. 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: 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. Babe, directed by Chris Noonan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Death Of Common Sense by Philip K. Howard 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. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, directed by Stephan Elliott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Gift by Danielle Steel 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 Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel 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. Single White Female, directed by Barbet Schroeder, 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: 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. 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: 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. Flatliners, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. An Inconvenient Woman by Dominick Dunne 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 Abyss, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Great Plains by Ian Frazier 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. The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Alaska by James A. Michener 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. The Monster Squad, directed by Fred Dekker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Pale Kings And Princes by Robert B. Parker 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. The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Underground Empire by James Mills 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. Real Genius, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Class by Erich Segal 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.. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, directed by W.D. Richter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Fire From Within by Carlos Castaneda 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. Cujo, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Christine by Stephen King 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. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Princess by Robert Lacey 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. Heavy Metal, directed by Gerald Potterton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Tar Baby by Toni Morrison 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. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Second Coming by Walker Percy 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. Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Coppola, 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

Famous people born on this day include Kerri Walsh. 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: 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. Suspiria, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck 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. Futureworld, directed by Richard T. Heffron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon 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. The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner 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. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Cia And The Cult Of Intelligence by Victor Marchetti and John D. Marks 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. White Lightning, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Facing The Lions by Tom Wicker 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. Super Fly, directed by Gordon Parks Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Summer Game by Roger Angell 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. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, 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: 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. Soldier Blue, directed by Ralph Nelson, 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: 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. Spirits of the Dead, directed by Federico Fellini, 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: 15 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Debra Messing. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. Hang 'Em High, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell 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. Bonnie and Clyde, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Death Of A President by William Manchester 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. This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, 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: 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. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, directed by Russ Meyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Oxford History Of The American People by Samuel Eliot Morison 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. A Hard Day's Night, directed by Richard Lester, 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. Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope 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. Kid Galahad, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Jfk Coloring Book by Jackie Kannon 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. Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer 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. Ocean's Eleven, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. May This House Be Safe From Tigers by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Arne Sierens. 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. Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1959.

1958

The Northern Light by A.J. Cronin was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Zeljko Ivanek. 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: 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. Bigger Than Life, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Bay Window Bohemia by Oscar Lewis 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. To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler 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. Magnificent Obsession, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Madame De Pompadour by Nancy Mitford 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. The Cruel Sea, directed by Charles Frend, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow 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. Full House, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Adlai E. Stevenson Of Illinois by Noel F. Busch was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1952.

1951

A Place in the Sun directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1947

Life with Father directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Notorious directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Ziegfeld Follies directed by Lemuel Ayers was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 August 1943.

1942

Bambi directed by James Algar was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1940

The Great McGinty directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1936

The Last of the Mohicans directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Alice Adams directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1932

Love Me Tonight directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

1931

Bad Girl directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 August 1918.

1916

The Devil's Needle directed by Chester Withey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 August 1914.

1913

The Last Days of Pompeii directed by Mario Caserini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 August 1913.

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: 15 August 1910.