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2017

Origin by Dan Brown was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2016

Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2016.

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.

2012

The Awakening directed by Nick Murphy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2012.

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.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Disturbia by Rihanna. Vicky Cristina Barcelona, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Dark Curse by Christine Feehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2008.

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.

2004

Collateral directed by Michael Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 2004.

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. Atonement by Ian McEwan 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 that special week people in US were listening to Doesn't Really Matter by Janet. The Cell, directed by Tarsem Singh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Natural Blonde by Liz Smith 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 Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing by Melissa Bank 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 Endurance by Caroline Alexander 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 Jamia Simone Nash. 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. To The Hilt by Dick Francis 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

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert directed by Stephan Elliott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1994.

1993

The Secret Garden directed by Agnieszka Holland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

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 Kayla Lashae. 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. Night Over Water by Ken Follett 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 Tess Gaerthé. 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. Molly Ivins Can'T Say That by Molly Ivins 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 Cameron Argon. In UK Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme was in the top 5 hits. Wild at Heart, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. September by Rosamunde Pilcher 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 Judd Trump. 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. The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base 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. The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Duchess Of Windsor by Charles Higham 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 Sana Khan. In that special week people in US were listening to Who's That Girl by Madonna. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Texasville by Larry McMurtry 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 that special week people in US were listening to Papa Don't Preach by Madonna. The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry 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 Jake Pitts. 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. The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave 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 Alizee Jacotey. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, directed by W.D. Richter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Possessions by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1984.

1983

Cujo directed by Lewis Teague was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1983.

1982

The Beastmaster directed by Don Coscarelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Collie Buddz. 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. American Dreams by Studs Terkel 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 Burney Lamar. 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. Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins 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 Aiesha Lee Hendrick. 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

Famous people born on this day include Lee Gronkiewicz. In that special week people in US were listening to Grease by Frankie Valli. Eyes of Laura Mars, directed by Irvin Kershner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin was one of the best selling books.
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 Ramon Vazquez. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John. Futureworld, directed by Richard T. Heffron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Angels by Billy Graham 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. The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz 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 Pietra Gay. In UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre 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 Ben Mann. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Enter the Dragon, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders 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 Johnnie Harris. 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. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault 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 Shayne Edge. In that special week people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury 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 Bill Roth. In that special week people in US were listening to Make It With You by Bread. Soldier Blue, directed by Ralph Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Andujar Cedeno. In UK Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Alice's Restaurant, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
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 Barbara Ann Moore. In that special week people in US were listening to People Got To Be Free by The Rascals. Hang 'Em High, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart 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 Michael Bendetti. In that special week people in US were listening to Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry. Bonnie and Clyde, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1967.

1966

This Property Is Condemned directed by Sydney Pollack was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Katja Kiuru. In that special week people in US were listening to I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher. Help!, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Explorer by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Gary Elkerton. In that special week people in US were listening to Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes. A Hard Day's Night, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg 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 Melvin Douglas. 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. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz 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. Conversation With Stalin by Milovan Djilas 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 Danny Sheaffer. In that special week people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Inside Europe Today by John Gunther 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. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury 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 Bud Schultz. In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits. The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1959.

1958

The New Class by Milovan Djilas 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 Janice Thomas. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Band of Angels, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever 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 Carol Charbonnier. 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. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1956.

1955

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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

Famous people born on this day include Phillip Salvador. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Cruel Sea, directed by Charles Frend, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
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 Jiri Paroubek. The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart 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.

1944

Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best seller of 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1944.

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

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Menashe Kadishman. Love Me Tonight, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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.

1930

Cimarron by Edna Ferber was one of the best seller of 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1930.

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 US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gillian Sheen. The Mysterious Lady, directed by Fred Niblo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
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

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Albert Irvin. Blood and Sand, directed by Fred Niblo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. The Sheik Edith by M. Hull was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1922.

1921

The Brimming Cup by Dorothy Canfield was one of the best seller of 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Robin Milne. The Penalty, directed by Wallace Worsley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. The River's End by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best selling books.
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.

1917

The Light in the Clearing by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1917.

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.

1915

Jaffery by William J. Locke was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1915.

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.

1912

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1912.

1911

The Harvester by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1911.

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.

1909

The Inner Shrine by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1909.

1908

The Lure of the Mask by Harold MacGrath was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1908.

1907

The Port of Missing Men by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1907.

1906

Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1906.

1905

The Garden of Allah by Robert Hichens was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1905.

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1904.

1903

Lady Rose's Daughter by Mary Augusta Ward was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1903.

1902

The Mississippi Bubble by Emerson Hough was one of the best seller of 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1902.

1901

Eben Holden by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 August 1901.