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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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 August 2014.

2013

Begin Again directed by John Carney was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 2013.

2011

Famous people born on this day include Phoebe True-Frost. In that special week people in US were listening to Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) by Katy Perry. A Dangerous Method, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 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: 27 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: 27 August 2009.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Ariana Greenblatt. In UK The Way I Are by Timbaland featuring Doe & Keri Hilson was in the top 5 hits. Michael Clayton, directed by Tony Gilroy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. High Noon by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 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: 27 August 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Nicholas Danza. In that special week people in US were listening to We Belong Together by Mariah Carey. Casanova, directed by Lasse Hallström, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 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: 27 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: 27 August 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Garrett Landis. 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. John Adams by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 2001.

2000

The Alibi by Sandra Brown was one of the best seller of 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Madi Corsello. 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. Cuba by Stephen Coonts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1999.

1998

Coast Road by Barbara Delinsky was one of the best seller of 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Drew Gilchrist. 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. Contact by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Stefanie Giesinger. In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. Sling Blade, directed by Billy Bob Thornton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Exclusive by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Cainan Wiebe. 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. Rose Madder by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Ellar Coltrane. 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. October 1964 by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include DfieldMark . 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. The Client by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Blake Jenner. 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. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Lee Sung-yeol. 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. Dave Barry Talks Back by Dave Barry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Luuk de Jong. In that special week people in US were listening to Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey. The Hot Spot, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1990.

1989

The Good Times by Russell Baker was one of the best seller of 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alexa Vega. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. Eight Men Out, directed by John Sayles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Darren McFadden. 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. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1987.

1986

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

But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1986.

1985

Funny Money by Mark Singer was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Sulley Muntari. 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. The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Jamala . In that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Deathstalker, directed by James Sbardellati, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. August by Judith Rossner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Lolita Pille. 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. Princess by Robert Lacey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Patrick J Adams. In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. They All Laughed, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Neha Dhupia. In that special week people in US were listening to Magic by Olivia Newton-John. Resurrection, directed by Daniel Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Donahue by Phil Donahue was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Aaron Paul. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Home Movies, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 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: 27 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Deco (footballer). 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: 27 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sarah Chalke. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John. The Deep by Peter Benchley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Florence Rey. In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits. Framed, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1975.

1974

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

But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jazz . In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter was in the top 5 hits. Detroit 9000, directed by Arthur Marks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include The Great Khali. 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. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Rob Harris. In that special week people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. The Nightcomers, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Myself Among Others by Ruth Gordon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Tony Kanal. 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. Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Cesar Millan. In that special week people in US were listening to Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones. Marlowe, directed by Paul Bogart, 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: 27 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Emanual Davis. 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 Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Cyril Robin. 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. Night Falls On The City by Sarah Gainham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Juhan Parts. 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. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Arno Klarsfeld. 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. Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Paul Bernardo. 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. The Naked Society by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Vermeiren. 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: 27 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Fabrice Poullain. 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. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Tom Ford. In that special week people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. 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: 27 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mike Golding. In that special week people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley. The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Jeanette Winterson. In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits. General Della Rovere, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Light Infantry Ball by Hamilton Basso was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Tom Lanoye. In that special week people in US were listening to Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) by Domenico Modugno. Night of the Blood Beast, directed by Bernard L. Kowalski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Strangers When We Meet by Evan Hunter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Johnny Cunningham. 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. Too Much, Too Soon by Diana Barrymore and Gerold Frank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1957.

1956

Bus Stop directed by Joshua Logan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Laura Fygi. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. 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: 27 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include René-Paul Victoria. 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. The Healing Oath by Andre Soubiran was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Peter Stormare. 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. Kingfishers Catch Fire by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Reubens. The White Sheik, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Catherine Carter by Pamela Hansford Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 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: 27 August 1920.