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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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 August 2014.

2013

Jane's Melody by Ryan Winfield was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 August 2011.

2010

The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva was one of the best seller of 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 August 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Max Charles. 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. The Kennedy Curse by Edward Klein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Murray Rundus. In UK Colourblind by Darius was in the top 5 hits. Frida, directed by Julie Taymor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Her Father'S House by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Leif Lunburg. 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: 18 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Incomplete by Sisqo. Bring It On, directed by Peyton Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Day John Died by Christopher Andersen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Thomas Atkinson. In UK Better Off Alone by DJ Jurgen Presents Alice Deejay was in the top 5 hits. The Astronaut's Wife, directed by Rand Ravich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Bill And Hillary by Christopher Andersen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Alan Poulos. In UK No Matter What by Boyzone was in the top 5 hits. Rounders, directed by John Dahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1998.

1997

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Sydney Michelle. 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. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Parker McKenna Posey. 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. Dangerous To Know by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Madelaine Petsch. 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 Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Maia Mitchell. 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. Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Frances Cobain. 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. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Liz Cambage. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. The Man in the Moon, directed by Robert Mulligan, 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: 18 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Anna Akana. 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 Politics Of Rich And Poor by Kevin Phillips was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Nikki Bacolod. 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. A Woman Named Jackie by C. David Heymann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include G-Dragon . 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. Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Mika Boorem. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. Hamburger Hill, directed by John Irvin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Lara-Isabelle Rentinck. 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. Wanderlust by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Beatrice Borromeo. 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: 18 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Robert Huth. 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. One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Mika (singer). 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. Return Of The Jedi by Joan D. Vinge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Cullen Finnerty. 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. The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Elena Santarelli. 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 Alpha Strategy by John A. Pugsley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Emir Spahić. In that special week people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. He Knows You're Alone, directed by Armand Mastroianni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Heartsounds by Martha Weinman Lear was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Alexander Mikhaylin. 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. Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Régine Chassagne. 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 Path Between The Seas by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Daphnée Duplaix. 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: 18 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Kaitlin Olson. 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. Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Vladys Muller. 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. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olivier Bokern. 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: 18 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Keiko . 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: 18 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Aphex Twin. 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 Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Malcolm-Jamal Warner. 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. Such Good Friends by Lois Gould was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Edward Norton. 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: 18 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Olivier Faure (politician). 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 Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Brian Bendis. 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. When She Was Good by Philip Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Sarita Choudhury. 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. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Ikue Otani. 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 Looking Glass War by John Le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1965.

1964

The Rector Of Justin by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jim Les. 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. The Essential Lippmann by Clinton Rossiter and James Lare was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Felipe Calderon. 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. Veeck -- As In Wreck by Bill Veeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Daniela Lumbroso. 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. A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fat Lever. 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. Daughters And Rebels by Jessica Mitford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1960.

1959

Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Madeleine Stowe. In that special week people in US were listening to Poor Little Fool by Ricky Nelson. Sea Fury, directed by Cy Endfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Please Don'T Eat The Daisies by Jean Kerr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1958.

1957

The Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include John Debney. 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. The Ninth Wave by Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1956.

1955

The House On Nauset Marsh by Wyman Richardson was one of the best seller of 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 August 1954.

1953

Plunder of the Sun directed by John Farrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 August 1953.

1952

Penny Princess directed by Val Guest was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 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: 18 August 1924.