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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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 August 2014.

2013

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

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 August 2011.

2010

Packing For Mars by Mary Roach was one of the best seller of 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 August 2009.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Emmi Butler. In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits. War, directed by Philip G. Atwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Brighton Sharbino. 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. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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. In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Ethan Cutkosky. 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. The Testament by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Ella Guevara. 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. I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1998.

1997

Power Of A Woman by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Katja Glieson. 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. A Time to Kill by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1996.

1995

Lord of Illusions directed by Clive Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Alexis Raynaud. 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. The Alienist by Caleb Carr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Dominic DeAngelis. 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. After All These Years by Susan Isaacs was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vektroid . 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. Backlash by Susan Faludi was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Brock O'Hurn. 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. Under The Influence by Peter Hernon and Terry Ganey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Joshua Tan. 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. Hammerheads by Dale Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Lil Romeo. 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. A Woman Named Jackie by C. David Heymann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cristina Scuccia. 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. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Manny Jacinto. 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. Heiress by Janet Dailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Christina Perri. 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 Good Mother by Sue Miller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Lindsey Jacobellis. 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. Fall From Grace by Larry Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Micah Alberti. 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 Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Reeva Steenkamp. 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 World Is Made Of Glass by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Erika Christensen. 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. Celebrity by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Nick Kennedy. 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: 19 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Houcine (singer). 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. The Second Coming by Walker Percy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Katia Corriveau. 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. Ghost Story by Peter Straub was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Callum Blue. 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. Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lillo Brancato Jr. 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. The Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Tracie Thoms. 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: 19 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Tim Kasher. 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 Snare Of The Hunter by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marco Materazzi. 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. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Sammi Cheng. 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. O Congress by Donald Riegle with Trevor Armbrister was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Grégory Wimbée. 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 Gift Horse by Hildegard Knef was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Gérald Véniard. 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. Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Perry. 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. New Moon Rising by Eugenia Price was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nikolaos Kaklamanakis. 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: 19 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Agnès Dhaussy. 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. The Death Of A President by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Lee Ann Womack. 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. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Kyra Sedgwick. 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: 19 August 1965.

1964

The Group by Mary McCarthy was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Stamos. 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. Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Valérie Kaprisky. 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. Veeck -- As In Wreck by Bill Veeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Coe. 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. Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paul Satterfield. 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. The Night They Burned The Mountain by Thomas A. Dooley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1960.

1959

The House Of Intellect by Jacques Barzun was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include John F Egan. 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. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1958.

1957

Take My Life by Eddie Cantor was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1957.

1956

War and Peace directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 August 1956.

1955

The Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter was one of the best seller of 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Aric Seidel. Monkey Business, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 August 1930.

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: 19 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: 19 August 1924.