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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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 August 2014.

2013

Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 August 2011.

2010

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory was one of the best seller of 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 August 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include D. In that special week people in US were listening to London Bridge by Fergie. Sandwich, directed by Anees Bazmee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Judge & Jury by James Patterson and Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 August 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Harvey Bautista. In that special week people in US were listening to Crazy In Love by Beyonce. Love Me If You Dare, directed by Yann Samuell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Blindside by Catherine Coulter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 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. Bubble Boy, directed by Blair Hayes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Cane River by Lalita Tademy 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. The Art of War, directed by Christian Duguay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Flags Of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 August 1999.

1998

Rounders directed by John Dahl was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

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

1997

Executive Orders by Tom Clanc was one of the best seller of 1997.

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. Carpool, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Tenth Insight by James Redfield 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. Lord of Illusions, directed by Clive Barker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Rose Madder by Stephen King 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. Heaven Help Us, directed by Michael Dinner, 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: 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 Thing Called Love, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Healing And The Mind by Bill Moyers 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. The Last of the Mohicans, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. All Around The Town by Mary Higgins Clark 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. Dead Again, directed by Kenneth Branagh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Commanders by Bob Woodward 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. After Dark, My Sweet, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Natural History Of The Senses by Diane Ackerman 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. The Package, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Talking God by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. 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: 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. End of the Line, directed by Jay Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Patriot Games by Tom Clancy 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. 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: 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. American Ninja, directed by Sam Firstenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker 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. Old Enough, directed by Marisa Silver, 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: 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. Revenge of the Dead, directed by Pupi Avati, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Valley Of Horses by Jean M. Auel 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. Superstition, directed by James W. Roberson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Friday by Robert A. Heinlein 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. Body Heat, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh 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. He Knows You're Alone, directed by Armand Mastroianni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler 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. Kaala Patthar, directed by Yash Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 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. San De huo shang yu Chong Mi Liu, directed by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer 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. J.D.'s Revenge, directed by Arthur Marks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman 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. Strip Nude for Your Killer, directed by Andrea Bianchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Conversations With Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee 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. Amazing Grace, directed by Stan Lathan, 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: 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. The Lonely Woman, directed by Francisco Rovira Beleta, 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. Blacula, directed by William Crain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Report To The Commissioner by James Mills 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. A Gunfight, directed by Lamont Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Shadow Of The Lynx by Victoria Holt 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. House of Dark Shadows, directed by Dan Curtis, 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. Porcile, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Making Of The President 1968 by Theodore H. White 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. 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: 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. The Trip, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Anyone Can Make A Million by Morton Shulman 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. Follow Me, Boys!, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Saturday The Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman 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 Rob Thomas. In that special week people in US were listening to I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher. Spare a Copper, directed by John Paddy Carstairs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Green Berets by Robin Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1965.

1964

The Naked Society by Vance Packard was one of the best seller of 1964.

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. The Gun Hawk, directed by Edward Ludwig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Whole Truth And Nothing But by Hedda Hopper 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. The Slave, directed by Sergio Corbucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Sound Of Bow Bells by Jerome Weidman 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. 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: 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. Les vieux de la vieille, directed by Gilles Grangier, 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: 16 August 1960.

1959

The Light Infantry Ball by Hamilton Basso was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Madonna . 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. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1958.

1957

The Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme was one of the best seller of 1957.

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. Bob le Flambeur, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 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. All That Heaven Allows, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson 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. Dawn at Socorro, directed by George Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Healing Oath by Andre Soubiran was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1954.

1953

I Vitelloni directed by Federico Fellini 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. Penny Princess, directed by Val Guest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 August 1951.

1950

The Flowers of St. Francis directed by Roberto Rossellini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 August 1942.

1941

Peer Gynt directed by David Bradley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1933

Turn Back the Clock directed by Edgar Selwyn was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 August 1924.

1922

Just Tony directed by Lynn Reynolds was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 August 1922.