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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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 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. Accepted, directed by Steve Pink, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 August 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Grant Knoche. In UK Colourblind by Darius was in the top 5 hits. Mother India, directed by Mehboob, 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: 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. American Pie 2, directed by J.B. Rogers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Woman Next Door by Barbara Delinsky 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. 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: 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 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: 23 August 1999.

1998

Blade directed by Stephen Norrington was one of the most viewed movies released in 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. Event Horizon, directed by Paul Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Power Of A Woman by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1997.

1996

She's the One directed by Edward Burns 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. Mortal Kombat, directed by Paul Anderson, 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. 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: 23 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 23 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Breanna Conrad. 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: 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 Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, 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: 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. 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: 23 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Skyler Gordy (SkyBlue). 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: 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. Teen Wolf, directed by Rod Daniel, 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: 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.. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 23 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: 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. Suspiria, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman 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. 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: 23 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Eliza Carthy. 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: 23 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Ray Park. 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. 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: 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. 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: 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. And Now for Something Completely Different, directed by Ian MacNaughton, 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 23 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: 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. 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: 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 Trip, directed by Roger Corman, 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: 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. 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: 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. Help!, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Oxford History Of The American People by Samuel Eliot Morison 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. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 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. 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: 23 August 1959.

1958

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

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. The Sun Also Rises, directed by Henry King, 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: 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. 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: 23 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: 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. Sansho the Bailiff, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Fall Of A Titan by Igor Gouzenko was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gilles Leclerc. 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 August 1948.

1947

Body and Soul directed by Robert Rossen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1947.

1946

The Big Sleep directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 August 1939.

1938

You Can't Take It with You directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 August 1934.

1933

Dinner at Eight directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 August 1927.

1926

Fig Leaves directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 August 1926.

1925

Siegfried directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 August 1910.