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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

Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan 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

The Help by Kathryn Stockett 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. Black Hills by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 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

Bubble Boy directed by Blair Hayes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lil Pump. In that special week people in US were listening to Incomplete by Sisqo. The Art of War, directed by Christian Duguay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Alibi by Sandra Brown 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. The Best Laid Plans by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1998.

1997

Fatal Terrain by Dale Brown 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 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. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein 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 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. Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra 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 UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. Heaven Help Us, directed by Michael Dinner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Forrest Gump by Winston Groom 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. Secret Ceremonies by Deborah Laake 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. Acquired Tastes by Peter Mayle 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 UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Dead Again, directed by Kenneth Branagh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Dave Barry Talks Back by Dave Barry 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. The Stand by Stephen King 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 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. Red Phoenix by Larry Bond 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. Hero and the Terror, directed by William Tannen, 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. End of the Line, directed by Jay Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow 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 that special week people in US were listening to Papa Don't Preach by Madonna. River's Edge, directed by Tim Hunter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby 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 that special week people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears. American Ninja, directed by Sam Firstenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Lover by Marguerite Duras 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 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 Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth 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 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 One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson 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. Friday by Robert A. Heinlein 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 that special week people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. Body Heat, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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. China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston 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 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. Sophie's Choice by William Styron 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 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. The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein 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. The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz 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 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 Fan Club by Irving Wallace 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 UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. The Lonely Woman, directed by Francisco Rovira Beleta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Ken Ryker. In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. Blacula, directed by William Crain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok 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 Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer 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 that special week people in US were listening to (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters. House of Dark Shadows, directed by Dan Curtis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson 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 that special week people in US were listening to In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) by Zager & Evans. Porcile, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Helen McCrory. 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. Heaven Help Us! by Herbert Tarr 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. Night Falls On The City by Sarah Gainham 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. Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns 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 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. Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1965.

1964

The Group by Mary McCarthy 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Shankar (director). In that special week people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. The Gun Hawk, directed by Edward Ludwig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. My Darling Clementine by Jack Fishman 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 UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The Slave, directed by Sergio Corbucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter 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. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 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. Mr. Citizen by Harry S. Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1960.

1959

The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick 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 that special week people in US were listening to Poor Little Fool by Ricky Nelson. The Hunters, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Robin Cousins. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Long Haul, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Pink Hotel by Dorothy Erskine and Patrick Dennis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1957.

1956

The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1956.

1955

How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best seller of 1955.

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

1954

The Black Knight directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Rowland. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Plunder of the Sun, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Rommel Papers by B.H. Liddell Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nelson Piquet. Penny Princess, directed by Val Guest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Thurber Album by James Thurber was one of the best selling books.
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

The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 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

London Town directed by Wesley Ruggles 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

Kismet directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 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

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1939.

1938

Spawn of the North directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 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

Chandu on the Magic Island directed by Ray Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

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.

1922

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 August 1922.