August 17

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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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 August 2014.

2013

Hidden Order by Brad Thor was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 August 2011.

2010

War by Sebastian Junger was one of the best seller of 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 2010.

2009

Famous people born on this day include Clara Lukasiak. In that special week people in US were listening to I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas. The Descent: Part 2, directed by Jon Harris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009. Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 2009.

2007

The Prince Of Darkness by Robert D. Novak was one of the best seller of 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Drew Justice. In UK Eternal Flame by Atomic Kitten was in the top 5 hits. Bubble Boy, directed by Blair Hayes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Lil Pump. In UK 7 Days by Craig David was in the top 5 hits. Bring It On, directed by Peyton Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The River King by Alice Hoffman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Calvin Mijnsbergen. 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. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1998.

1997

Deception On His Mind by Elizabeth George was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Madison Axford. 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. Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Gracie Gold. In UK Never Forget by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Lord of Illusions, directed by Clive Barker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Taissa Farmiga. 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. In the Kitchen With Rosie by Rosie Dale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Sjöström. 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. Days Of Grace by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paige (wrestler). In UK Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap! was in the top 5 hits. The Last of the Mohicans, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Who Will Tell The People by William Greider was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Austin Butler. In that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. The Man in the Moon, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. As The Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Rachel Hurd-Wood. In that special week people in US were listening to Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey. After Dark, My Sweet, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Barbarians At The Gate by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Lil B. In that special week people in US were listening to Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx. The Package, directed by Andrew Davis, 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: 17 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brady Corbet. In that special week people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers, directed by Michael A. Simpson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Shining Through by Susan Isaacs was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Kemp Muhl. In that special week people in US were listening to I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2. Hamburger Hill, directed by John Irvin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Tyrus Thomas. 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. The Eighth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Yû Aoi. 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. Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Dee Brown. 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. First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Jenni Gregg. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Suburbia, directed by Penelope Spheeris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Price Of Power by Seymour M. Hersh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Mark Salling. 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. Different Seasons by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Helen Lindes. 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 Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Lene Marlin. 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. Men In Love by Nancy Friday was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Julien Escudé. 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. I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can by Barbara Gordon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Thierry Henry. In that special week people in US were listening to Best Of My Love by The Emotions. San De huo shang yu Chong Mi Liu, directed by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Salvatore Sicari. 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. A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Carmina Villaroel. 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. Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Giuliana Rancic. 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. Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mickaël Pagis. 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. The Summer Before The Dark by Doris Lessing was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Ken Ryker. 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. The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Thierry Solère. In that special week people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. A Gunfight, directed by Lamont Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Drifters by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Jim Courier. 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. Up The Organization by Robert Townsend was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Donnie Wahlberg. 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. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Helen McCrory. 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: 17 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include David Conrad. In that special week people in US were listening to All You Need Is Love by The Beatles. The Trip, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Maysa (singer). In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. Follow Me, Boys!, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Human Sexual Response by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Steve Gorman. 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. A Pillar Of Iron by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1965.

1964

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Shankar (director). 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: 17 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss. 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. One Man'S Freedom by Edward Bennett Williams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Hervé Morin. 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: 17 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sean Penn. 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: 17 August 1960.

1959

The Young Titan by F. Van Wyck Mason was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Belinda Carlisle. 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. The Time Of The Dragons by Alice Ekert-Rotholz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1958.

1957

The Durable Fire by Howard Swiggett was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Alvaro Pino. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. War and Peace, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1956.

1955

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best seller of 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Andrés Arango. 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. Don Camillo'S Dilemma by Giovanni Guareschi was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 August 1953.

1952

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 August 1950.

1949

Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff directed by Charles Barton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 August 1947.

1946

Under Nevada Skies directed by Frank McDonald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 August 1944.

1943

Danger! Women at Work directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1943.

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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 August 1940.

1939

Irish Luck directed by Howard Bretherton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 August 1938.

1937

The Edge of the World directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 August 1936.

1935

Here's to Romance directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1935.

1934

The Affairs of Cellini directed by Gregory La Cava was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 August 1931.

1925

The Merry Widow directed by Erich von Stroheim was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1925.

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: 17 August 1924.