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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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 August 2013.

2011

Contagion directed by Steven Soderbergh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 August 2009.

2007

Michael Clayton directed by Tony Gilroy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Alyssa FamilyFunPack. In UK Hips Don't Lie by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean was in the top 5 hits. The Queen, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People by Dav Pilke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 August 2005.

2003

The Dreamers directed by Bernardo Bertolucci was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Grant Knoche. In UK Colourblind by Darius was in the top 5 hits. White Oleander, directed by Peter Kosminsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Charleston by John Jakes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Zaijan Jaranilla. In UK Eternal Flame by Atomic Kitten was in the top 5 hits. Lovely & Amazing, directed by Nicole Holofcener, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clanc was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nicole . In that special week people in US were listening to Doesn't Really Matter by Janet. In The Heart Of The Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Jose Tunon. 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. Mother Of Pearl by Melinda Haynes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1999.

1998

Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy was one of the best seller of 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Lil Yachty. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. The Game, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Brain Droppings by George Carlin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1997.

1996

Sling Blade directed by Billy Bob Thornton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Chrissy Costanza. In UK Never Forget by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Mighty Aphrodite, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Belgarath The Sorcerer by David and Leigh Eddings was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Dara Howell. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. Milk Money, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Disney'S The Lion King by Don Ferguson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1994.

1993

The Untouchables directed by Brian De Palma was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Sohmer. In UK Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap! was in the top 5 hits. Kickboxer 3: The Art of War, directed by Rick King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Truman by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Isabella Tobias. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, directed by Rachel Talalay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Sum Of All Fears by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Trixie Mattel. In UK Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme was in the top 5 hits. Hardware, directed by Richard Stanley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Burden Of Proof by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1990.

1989

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Lin. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. The Vanishing, directed by George Sluizer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Ragman'S Son by Kirk Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Darren Collison. In that special week people in US were listening to Who's That Girl by Madonna. House of Games, directed by David Mamet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Dirk Gently'S Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1987.

1986

The Eighth Commandment by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best seller of 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Valeria Lukyanova. In that special week people in US were listening to Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News. Jagged Edge, directed by Richard Marquand, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Mountbatten by Philip Ziegler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Marc Broude. In that special week people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.. Flashpoint, directed by William Tannen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Sun Ming Ming. 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. Ascent Into Hell by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Natalie Coughlin. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. Zapped!, directed by Robert J. Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Celebrity by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Carmen Luvana. 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. The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marty York. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Thy Neighbor'S Wife by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Clare Grant. 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. The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1979.

1978

Dawn of the Dead directed by George A. Romero was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Nicole Bobek. In that special week people in US were listening to Best Of My Love by The Emotions. September 30, 1955, directed by James Bridges, 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: 23 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Scott Caan. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Sean Marks. 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. Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1975.

1974

Winter Kills by Richard Condon was one of the best seller of 1974.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Casey Blake. 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. The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Souad Massi. In UK School's Out by Alice Cooper was in the top 5 hits. 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: 23 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Demetrio Albertini. 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. Living Well Is The Best Revenge by Calvin Tomkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include River Phoenix. In UK The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. 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: 23 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: 23 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Krisztina Rády. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. Rachel, Rachel, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Doctor'S Quick Weight Loss Diet by Irwin Maxwell Stillman and Samm Sinclair Baker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Anthony Kalloniatis. In UK San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) by Scott Mckenzie was in the top 5 hits. The Gruesome Twosome, directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Night Falls On The City by Sarah Gainham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Marco Bracci. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. Texas, Adios, directed by Ferdinando Baldi, 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: 23 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Flex Wheeler. In that special week people in US were listening to I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher. Billie, directed by Don Weis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Johan Bruyneel. In that special week people in US were listening to Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes. King & Country, directed by Joseph Losey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chan-wook Park. In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. The V.I.P.s, directed by Anthony Asquith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Day They Shook The Plum Tree by Arthur H. Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Shaun Ryder. In that special week people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Little Eva. The 300 Spartans, directed by Rudolph Maté, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Golden Rendezvous by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Alexandre Desplat. 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. Hawaii by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gilles-Éric Séralini. In UK Please Don't Tease by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The View From The Fortieth Floor by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Edwyn Collins. 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 Years With Ross by James Thurber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include James van Praagh. In that special week people in US were listening to Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) by Domenico Modugno. The Lovers, directed by Louis Malle, 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: 23 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Tasos Mitropoulos. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. 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: 23 August 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Francis Le Guen. 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 Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1956.

1955

The Left Hand of God directed by Edward Dmytryk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Marina Petrella. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Tobor the Great, directed by Lee Sholem, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. A Stillness At Appomattox by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1954.

1953

Island in the Sky directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gilles Leclerc. One Minute to Zero, directed by Tay Garnett, 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: 23 August 1952.

1951

An American in Paris directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1951.

1950

Born to Be Bad directed by Nicholas Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 August 1940.

1939

The Fighting Renegade directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 August 1929.

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: 23 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: 23 August 1920.