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2017

The Store by James Patterson, Richard DiLallo was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2017.

2015

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. directed by Guy Ritchie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2015.

2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles directed by Jonathan Liebesman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2014.

2013

Kick-Ass 2 directed by Jeff Wadlow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2013.

2011

The Help directed by Tate Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2011.

2010

Piranha directed by Alexandre Aja was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2010.

2009

Inglourious Basterds directed by Quentin Tarantino was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2009.

2007

3:10 to Yuma directed by James Mangold was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2007.

2006

Accepted directed by Steve Pink was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2006.

2005

Four Brothers directed by John Singleton was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2005.

2003

S.W.A.T. directed by Clark Johnson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Nadia Ryann. In UK Colourblind by Darius was in the top 5 hits. xXx, directed by Rob Cohen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. You Are Not A Stranger Here by Adam Haslett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2002.

2001

American Pie 2 directed by J.B. Rogers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK 7 Days by Craig David was in the top 5 hits. The Cell, directed by Tarsem Singh, 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: 21 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Brian Whittaker. In that special week people in US were listening to Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera. The Sixth Sense, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Edge by Catherine Coulter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Jade Chynoweth. In UK No Matter What by Boyzone was in the top 5 hits. Blade, directed by Stephen Norrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1998.

1997

Event Horizon directed by Paul Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Cole LaBrant. In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. Tin Cup, directed by Ron Shelton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1996.

1995

Mortal Kombat directed by Paul Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Jacqueline Emerson. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, directed by Stephan Elliott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Agenda by Bob Woodward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Michael Evans. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Hill Towns by Anne Rivers Siddons was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include RJ Mitte. In UK Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap! was in the top 5 hits. Single White Female, directed by Barbet Schroeder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Fatherland by Robert Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Jesse James Rutherford. In that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Barton Fink, directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Bo Burnham. In that special week people in US were listening to Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey. Wild at Heart, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Every Spy A Prince by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Hayden Panettiere. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Uncle Buck, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Talking God by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robert Lewandowski. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Cody Kasch. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Patriot Games by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Usain Bolt. In UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Nicolás Almagro. In that special week people in US were listening to Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News. The Return of the Living Dead, directed by Dan O'Bannon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Alizée (singer). In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Red Dawn, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Brody Jenner. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Cujo, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Francisco Vallejo Pons. In that special week people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, 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: 21 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Mike Candys. In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Theory Z by William G. Ouchi was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jon Lajoie. In that special week people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, 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: 21 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Kelis . In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Shibumi by Trevanian was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1979.

1978

Interiors directed by Woody Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1978.

1977

Suspiria directed by Dario Argento was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thibaut Gagnoud. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. Futureworld, directed by Richard T. Heffron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Alicia Witt. In that special week people in US were listening to Fallin' In Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds. The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Breach Of Faith by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Amy Fisher. In that special week people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka. The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Cia And The Cult Of Intelligence by Victor Marchetti and John D. Marks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sergey Brin. In that special week people in US were listening to Brother Louie by Stories. Enter the Dragon, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Paul Zerdin. In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. Super Fly, directed by Gordon Parks Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Liam Howlett. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Living Well Is The Best Revenge by Calvin Tomkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Craig Counsell. In that special week people in US were listening to Make It With You by Bread. Lovers and Other Strangers, directed by Cy Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1970.

1969

Alice's Restaurant directed by Arthur Penn was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dina Carroll. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. Asterix le Gaulois, directed by Ray Goossens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Red Sky At Morning by Richard Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Carrie-Anne Moss. In UK San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) by Scott Mckenzie was in the top 5 hits. Bonnie and Clyde, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include John Wetteland. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, 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: 21 August 1966.

1965

Help! directed by Richard Lester was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Eytan Fox. In UK Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. A Hard Day's Night, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mohammed VI of Morocco. In that special week people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook, 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: 21 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Stryker. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. Kid Galahad, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Men And Decisions by Lewis L. Strauss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include David Morales. In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Hawaii by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marie-Christine Dorner. In that special week people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The View From The Fortieth Floor by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Jim McMahon. In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits. Last Train from Gun Hill, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1959.

1958

The Portuguese Escape by Ann Bridge was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Tignous . In that special week people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. Band of Angels, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Life At Happy Knoll by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Kim Cattrall. 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. A Walk On The Wild Side by Nelson Algren was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Perry Damone. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1955.

1954

Magnificent Obsession directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1954.

1953

The Cruel Sea directed by Charles Frend was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joe Strummer. The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Hidden Flower by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1952.

1951

A Place in the Sun directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1951.

1950

No Way Out directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1950.

1949

I Was a Male War Bride directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1949.

1948

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid directed by Irving Pichel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1948.

1947

Down to Earth directed by Alexander Hall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1947.

1946

Notorious directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1946.

1945

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry directed by Robert Siodmak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1945.

1943

The Seventh Victim directed by Mark Robson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1943.

1942

The Talk of the Town directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1942.

1941

The Little Foxes directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1941.

1940

Foreign Correspondent directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1940.

1939

The Wizard of Oz directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1939.

1938

Block-Heads directed by John G. Blystone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1938.

1937

The Life of Emile Zola directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1937.

1936

Romeo and Juliet directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1936.

1935

The Crusades directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1935.

1934

Treasure Island directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1934.

1933

Morning Glory directed by Lowell Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1933.

1932

Love Me Tonight directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1932.

1931

Bad Girl directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1931.

1929

Hallelujah! directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1929.

1928

The Mysterious Lady directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1928.

1927

Underworld directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1927.

1926

Don Juan directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1926.

1925

The Unholy Three directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1925.

1924

Monsieur Beaucaire directed by Sidney Olcott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1924.

1923

Hollywood directed by James Cruze was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1923.

1922

Blood and Sand directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1922.

1920

The Penalty directed by Wallace Worsley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1920.

1919

The Mother and the Law directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1919.

1918

Shifting Sands directed by Albert Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1918.

1916

The Devil's Needle directed by Chester Withey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1916.

1914

A Florida Enchantment directed by Sidney Drew was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1914.

1913

The Last Days of Pompeii directed by Mario Caserini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1913.

1910

The White Slave Trade directed by August Blom was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1910.