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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: 20 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: 20 August 2015.

2014

Famous people born on this day include Wentz. In that special week people in US were listening to Rude by MAGIC!. She's Funny That Way, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014. The Book Of Life by Deborah Harkness was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 2014.

2013

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 August 2011.

2010

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 August 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Prince Gabriel of Belgium. In UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 August 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Dania Tanovic. In that special week people in US were listening to Dilemma by Nelly. 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: 20 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: 20 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Fatima Ptacek. 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 August 1998.

1997

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Julian Jordan. 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. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Liana Liberato. 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. Dangerous To Know by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Merily Toom. 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: 20 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Lilshortysgs . 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: 20 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Demi Lovato. 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: 20 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Jules Plisson. 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. Paradise by Judith McNaught was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Ranomi Kromowidjojo. 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. The Politics Of Rich And Poor by Kevin Phillips was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Jordan Quinten. 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: 20 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Strify (Cinema Bizarre). 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: 20 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Kristina (singer). 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. Life And Death In Shanghai by Nien Cheng was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Dan Martin (cyclist). 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. Wanderlust by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Álvaro Negredo. 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. Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Aílton Almeida. 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: 20 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Andrew Garfield. 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: 20 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Meghan Ory. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Ben Barnes. 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 Alpha Strategy by John A. Pugsley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Samuel Dumoulin. 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. Heartsounds by Martha Weinman Lear was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Kimberly Stewart. 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: 20 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: 20 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Lilou Macé. 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. The Path Between The Seas by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anaïs Croze. 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 Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jose Tomas. 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: 20 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Amy Adams. 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: 20 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Todd Helton. 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: 20 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Melvin Booker. 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. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include David Walliams. 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: 20 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Fred Durst. 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. Such Good Friends by Lois Gould was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Billy Gardell. 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. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Abdelatif Benazzi. 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 Rich And The Super-Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Andy Benes. 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. When She Was Good by Philip Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Dimebag Darrell. 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: 20 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include KRS-One . 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: 20 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: 20 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patrick Drahi. 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: 20 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include James Marsters. 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: 20 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Amanda Berry. 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. A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sally Yates. 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: 20 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: 20 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include David O Russell. 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: 20 August 1958.

1957

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Joan Allen. 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 August 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Gerry Bertier. 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. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 August 1924.