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2017

Lady Bird directed by Greta Gerwig was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2017.

2015

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials directed by Wes Ball was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2015.

2014

Nightcrawler directed by Dan Gilroy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2014.

2013

Dallas Buyers Club directed by Jean-Marc Vallée was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2013.

2011

A Dangerous Method directed by David Cronenberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2011.

2010

Never Let Me Go directed by Mark Romanek was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2010.

2009

All About Steve directed by Phil Traill was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2009.

2007

Famous people born on this day include John Moynahan. In that special week people in US were listening to Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston. Michael Clayton, directed by Tony Gilroy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2007.

2006

The Queen directed by Stephen Frears was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2006.

2005

Casanova directed by Lasse Hallström was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Kaelyn Pannier. In UK Breathe by Blu Cantrell featuring Sean Paul was in the top 5 hits. The Dreamers, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Street Dreams by Faye Kellerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2003.

2002

White Oleander directed by Peter Kosminsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2002.

2001

Lovely & Amazing directed by Nicole Holofcener was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hood James. In that special week people in US were listening to Doesn't Really Matter by Janet. Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Jedidiah Willis. In that special week people in US were listening to Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera. The Bone Collector, directed by Phillip Noyce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The First World War by John Keegan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1999.

1998

The Best Laid Plans by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best seller of 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1998.

1997

The Game directed by David Fincher was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Francisco Brown. In UK Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. Sling Blade, directed by Billy Bob Thornton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Dua Lipa. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss From A Rose by Seal. Mighty Aphrodite, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Insomnia by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Israel Broussard. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. Milk Money, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Nicole Cross. In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. The Untouchables, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Honor Among Thieves by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Keith Powers. In that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. Kickboxer 3: The Art of War, directed by Rick King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Scruples Two by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Brayden Schenn. In that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, directed by Rachel Talalay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Maximum Bob by Elmore Leonard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Margaux Farrell. In UK Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme was in the top 5 hits. The Hot Spot, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Hammerheads by Dale Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1990.

1989

Red Phoenix by Larry Bond was one of the best seller of 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jon Hill. In that special week people in US were listening to Monkey by George Michael. Eight Men Out, directed by John Sayles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Leonardo Moracci. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. House of Games, directed by David Mamet, 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: 22 August 1987.

1986

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was one of the best seller of 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1986.

1985

If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Marie Tabarly. In that special week people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. Bolero, directed by John Derek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Good Morning, Merry Sunshine by Bob Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Laura Breckenridge. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Deathstalker, directed by James Sbardellati, 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: 22 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Rodrigo Nehme. In that special week people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. Zapped!, directed by Robert J. Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Friday by Robert A. Heinlein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Ross Marquand. In that special week people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. They All Laughed, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. License Renewed by John Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carolina Indriago. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Resurrection, directed by Daniel Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Finnigan. In that special week people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. Home Movies, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Ghost Story by Peter Straub was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1979.

1978

Fairy Tales directed by Harry Hurwitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Jenna Leigh Green. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. September 30, 1955, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Falconer by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Laurent Hernu. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Rodrigo Santoro. In that special week people in US were listening to Fallin' In Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds. Framed, directed by Phil Karlson, 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: 22 August 1975.

1974

The Wall Street Gang by Richard Ney was one of the best seller of 1974.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kristen Wiig. In that special week people in US were listening to Brother Louie by Stories. Detroit 9000, directed by Arthur Marks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Marliece Andrada. In that special week people in US were listening to Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass. Chloe in the Afternoon, directed by Éric Rohmer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Richard Armitage. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. The Nightcomers, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Giada de Laurentiis. In that special week people in US were listening to Make It With You by Bread. Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter, directed by Yasuharu Hasebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Wall Street Jungle by Richard Ney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1970.

1969

Marlowe directed by Paul Bogart was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Emanuela Pierantozzi. In that special week people in US were listening to People Got To Be Free by The Rascals. Rachel, Rachel, directed by Paul Newman, 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: 22 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Layne Staley. In that special week people in US were listening to Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry. The Gruesome Twosome, directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. When She Was Good by Philip Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include GZA (rapper). In that special week people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful. Texas, Adios, directed by Ferdinando Baldi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1966.

1965

Billie directed by Don Weis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Mats Wilander. In UK Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. King & Country, directed by Joseph Losey, 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: 22 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tori Amos. In that special week people in US were listening to Fingertips - Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder. The V.I.P.s, directed by Anthony Asquith, 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: 22 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Gene Craig Sauers. In UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. The 300 Spartans, directed by Rudolph Maté, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Roland Orzabal. In UK You Don't Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Last Year at Marienbad, directed by Alain Resnais, 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: 22 August 1961.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Mark Williams (actor). In that special week people in US were listening to A Big Hunk O' Love by Elvis Presley. General Della Rovere, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Philippe Habert. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Night of the Blood Beast, directed by Bernard L. Kowalski, 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: 22 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Anh Đào Traxel. In that special week people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. Pawnee, directed by George Waggner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Paul Molitor. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Bus Stop, directed by Joshua Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Chiranjeevi . In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. Kokoro, directed by Kon Ichikawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1955.

1954

Tobor the Great directed by Lee Sholem was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Paul Ellering. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Cat-Women of the Moon, directed by Arthur Hilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rudy Ricciotti. The White Sheik, directed by Federico Fellini, 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: 22 August 1952.

1951

The People Against O'Hara directed by John Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1951.

1950

The Black Rose directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1950.

1949

Task Force directed by Delmer Daves was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1949.

1948

Good Sam directed by Leo McCarey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1948.

1947

Dark Passage directed by Delmer Daves was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1947.

1946

If I'm Lucky directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1946.

1945

State Fair directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1945.

1944

Arsenic and Old Lace directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1944.

1943

Johnny Come Lately directed by William K. Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1943.

1942

Counter-Espionage directed by Edward Dmytryk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1942.

1941

Reg'lar Fellers directed by Arthur Dreifuss was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1941.

1940

Boom Town directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1940.

1939

Nurse Edith Cavell directed by Herbert Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1939.

1938

Three Loves Has Nancy directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1938.

1937

Varsity Show directed by William Keighley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1937.

1936

As You Like It directed by Paul Czinner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1936.

1934

Chained directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1934.

1933

Dance, Girl, Dance directed by Frank R. Strayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1933.

1931

Bombs Over Monte Carlo directed by Hanns Schwarz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1931.

1929

Our Modern Maidens directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1929.

1928

Our Dancing Daughters directed by Harry Beaumont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1928.

1922

Flesh and Blood directed by Irving Cummings was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1922.

1920

Sumurun directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 August 1920.