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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. Fast Track by Julie Garwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 2014.

2013

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 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

Star Island by Carl Hiaasen 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. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand 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 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. John Adams by David McCullough 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. The Art of War, directed by Christian Duguay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard 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

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier 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 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. Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark 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. Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Mary Higgins Clark 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. October 1964 by David Halberstam 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 that special week people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. The Thing Called Love, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Fifties by David Halberstam 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. Colony by Anne Rivers Siddons 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 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. Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle 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 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. Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen 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. Blessings by Belva Plain 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 UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher 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. End of the Line, directed by Jay Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Weep No More, My Lady by Mary Higgins Clark 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 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. Barrier Island by John D. MacDonald 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 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. The Lover by Marguerite Duras 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 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. Silver Wings, Santiago Blue by Janet Dailey 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 UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Revenge of the Dead, directed by Pupi Avati, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins 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 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. For Special Services by John Gardner 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 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. Trade Wind by M.M. Kaye 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 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. China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston 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. The Bronx Zoo by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock 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. Trinity by Leon Uris 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 Lonely Lady by Harold Robbins 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. Without Feathers by Woody Allen 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 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: 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.
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 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. QB VII by Leon Uris 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. 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: 20 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Billy Gardell. 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. The Death Committee by Noah Gordon 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. Heaven Help Us! by Herbert Tarr 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. Night Falls On The City by Sarah Gainham 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. Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns 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 Green Berets by Robin Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1965.

1964

Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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 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. My Darling Clementine by Jack Fishman 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 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. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger 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 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. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 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 Elizabeth Alda. 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: 20 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: 20 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include David O Russell. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Myung-se Lee. In that special week people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. The Long Haul, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 August 1956.

1955

Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best seller of 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Al Roker. 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. Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Hiatt. Penny Princess, directed by Val Guest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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

The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 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

Kismet directed by William Dieterle 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

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: 20 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: 20 August 1937.

1936

Swing Time directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 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

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: 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.

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.