August 20

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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. Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 2014.

2013

Hidden Order by Brad Thor 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

War by Sebastian Junger 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

The Prince Of Darkness by Robert D. Novak was one of the best seller of 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. Treason by Ann Coulter 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. Good To Great by Jim Collins 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 (Democrat). 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 River King by Alice Hoffman 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

Deception On His Mind by Elizabeth George 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. Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell 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 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. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston 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. In the Kitchen With Rosie by Rosie Dale 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. Days Of Grace by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad 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. Who Will Tell The People by William Greider 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. As The Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer 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. Barbarians At The Gate by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar 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 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. The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker 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. Shining Through by Susan Isaacs 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. The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour 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. The Eighth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders 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. First Among Equals by Jeffrey Archer 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. Suburbia, directed by Penelope Spheeris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Price Of Power by Seymour M. Hersh 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. Dear Mr. Wonderful, directed by Peter Lilienthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Different Seasons by Stephen King 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. The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). 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. Men In Love by Nancy Friday 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 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. I'M Dancing As Fast As I Can by Barbara Gordon 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 Thorn Birds by Colleen 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 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. A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon 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. Shogun by James Clavell 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. Watership Down by Richard Adams 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 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. The Summer Before The Dark by Doris Lessing 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 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. The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn 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. The Drifters by James A. Michener 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 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. Up The Organization by Robert Townsend 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Abdelatif Benazzi. 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 Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron 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. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson 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 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. Human Sexual Response by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson 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 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: 20 August 1965.

1964

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre 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 (Democrat). 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 Whole Truth And Nothing But by Hedda Hopper 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. One Man'S Freedom by Edward Bennett Williams 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. The Winter Of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck 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 UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Les vieux de la vieille, directed by Gilles Grangier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. May This House Be Safe From Tigers by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1960.

1959

The Young Titan by F. Van Wyck Mason 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. Sea Fury, directed by Cy Endfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Time Of The Dragons by Alice Ekert-Rotholz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1958.

1957

The Durable Fire by Howard Swiggett was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 August 1956.

1955

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale 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. I Vitelloni, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Major Campaign Speeches by Adlai Stevenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). 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. The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain 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

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

Under Nevada Skies directed by Frank McDonald 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.

1943

Danger! Women at Work directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 August 1943.

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 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: 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.