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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: 16 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: 16 August 2014.

2013

Kick-Ass 2 directed by Jeff Wadlow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 August 2009.

2008

Vicky Cristina Barcelona directed by Woody Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 2008.

2006

Famous people born on this day include D. In that special week people in US were listening to London Bridge by Fergie. Step Up, directed by Anne Fletcher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Insight by Sylvia Browne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 August 2005.

2004

Collateral directed by Michael Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Cole Jensen. 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 Switch by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Felicite Tomlinson. 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: 16 August 2000.

1999

The Sixth Sense directed by M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1999.

1998

Ever After: A Cinderella Story directed by Andy Tennant was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Greyson Chance. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. Event Horizon, directed by Paul Anderson, 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: 16 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Maverick Burnett. In UK Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. The Fan, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Last Don by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Michael Hogman. 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. Lightning by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Ahn Daniel. In that special week people in US were listening to Stay by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories. 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: 16 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Cameron Monaghan. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, 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: 16 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jazmine Lucero. 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. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Evanna Lynch. 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: 16 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Holly Michaels. 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: 16 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Alice Raucoules. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Uncle Buck, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rumer Willis. 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. Riding The Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Morris Quadruplets. 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. Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Shawn Pyfrom. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, 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: 16 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Agnes Bruckner. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Return of the Living Dead, directed by Dan O'Bannon, 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: 16 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Hadrien Féraud. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. 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 Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Dominik Garcia-Lorido. 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: 16 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Cam Gigandet. In that special week people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Roque Santa Cruz. In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. 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: 16 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Carlton. 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. Donahue by Phil Donahue was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Paul Gallacher. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Coppola, 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: 16 August 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Fu Mingxia. 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: 16 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Tamer Hosny. 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: 16 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jonatan Johansson. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John. Futureworld, directed by Richard T. Heffron, 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: 16 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Tania Zamparo. 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. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Didier Cuche. In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, directed by Sam Peckinpah, 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: 16 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Damian Jackson. 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: 16 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Emily Robison. 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. Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Rulon Gardner. 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 Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Ness (TV host). 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: 16 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Becky Delossantos. 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. Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Karine Le Marchand. 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: 16 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Pamela Smart. 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. Night Falls On The City by Sarah Gainham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Ed Olczyk. 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: 16 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Brian McDonough. 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: 16 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Arias. 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. The Invisible Government by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Conticini. In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook, 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: 16 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Steve Carell. 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: 16 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Noam Murro. 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: 16 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Timothy Hutton. In that special week people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley. 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: 16 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Laura Innes. In that special week people in US were listening to A Big Hunk O' Love by Elvis Presley. 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: 16 August 1959.

1958

Common Stocks And Uncommon Profits by Philip A. Fisher was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Tim Farriss. In that special week people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. 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: 16 August 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Walter Butler. 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: 16 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Perry. 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. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include James Cameron. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Raid, directed by Hugo Fregonese, 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: 16 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: 16 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Philip Scott. 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: 16 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: 16 August 1951.

1950

No Way Out directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 August 1941.

1940

Foreign Correspondent directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 August 1935.

1934

Dames directed by Ray Enright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1934.

1933

Morning Glory directed by Lowell Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1933.

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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 August 1926.

1925

The Unholy Three directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 August 1910.