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2016

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

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2016.

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: 31 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: 31 August 2013.

2012

Lawless directed by John Hillcoat was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2012.

2010

Piranha directed by Alexandre Aja was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2010.

2009

Fantomas directed by Louis Feuillade was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Disturbia by Rihanna. Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Tribute by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2008.

2006

Accepted directed by Steve Pink was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 August 2004.

2002

Mother India directed by Mehboob was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2002.

2001

Jeepers Creepers directed by Victor Salva was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK Music by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Cell, directed by Tarsem Singh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Ciera Stitz. In UK Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit Of...) by Lou Bega was in the top 5 hits. The 13th Warrior, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. I Ain'T Got Time To Bleed by Jesse Ventura was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Colleen Kelly. 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. Ship Of Gold In The Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Riley McDonough. In that special week people in US were listening to You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson. Desperado, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. A Good Walk Spoiled by John Feinstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Mo Stack. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. Natural Born Killers, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Gift by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Rémi Fraisse. In UK Mr Vain by Culture Beat was in the top 5 hits. The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jamie Elliott. In UK Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap! was in the top 5 hits. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Jaz Kuyper. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Child's Play 3, directed by Jack Bender, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Firm by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Ricky Rayment. In that special week people in US were listening to If Wishes Came True by Sweet Sensation. Darkman, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Stardust by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Dezmon Briscoe. In that special week people in US were listening to Cold Hearted by Paula Abdul. Little Monsters, directed by Richard Alan Greenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Joshua And The Children by Joseph F. Girzone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rachel Legrain-Trapani. In that special week people in US were listening to Monkey by George Michael. The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Jason Boland. In that special week people in US were listening to La Bamba by Los Lobos. Hamburger Hill, directed by John Irvin, 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: 31 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Ryan Kelley. In that special week people in US were listening to Higher Love by Steve Winwood. The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Ashley Hartman. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Teen Wolf, directed by Rod Daniel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Two Mrs. Grenvilles by Dominick Dunne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Valérie (Star Academy). In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Red Dawn, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Wired by Bob Woodward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Maria Flor. In UK Red Red Wine by UB40 was in the top 5 hits. Fire and Ice, directed by Ralph Bakshi, 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: 31 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Pepe Reina. In that special week people in US were listening to Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Indecent Exposure by David McClintick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Christine Dolce. In that special week people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. Body Heat, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Leo Bill. In that special week people in US were listening to Sailing by Christopher Cross. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Dana Hamm. In UK We Don't Talk Anymore by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Time After Time, directed by Nicholas Meyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Martha by Winzola McLendon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Hannah Graaf. In UK Three Times A Lady by The Commodores was in the top 5 hits. Interiors, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Keménykalap és krumpliorr.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Hardy. 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. Illusions by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vincent Delerm. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John. Burnt Offerings, directed by Dan Curtis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Sara Ramirez. In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits. The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. How The Good Guys Finally Won by Jimmy Breslin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Andreï Medvedev. In that special week people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka. The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Priest Lauderdale. In UK Young Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Bang the Drum Slowly, directed by John Hancock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Manou Gallo. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. The Last House on the Left, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Chris Tucker. In UK Hey Girl Don't Bother Me by The Tams was in the top 5 hits. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Queen Rania of Jordan. 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. Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1970.

1969

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun directed by Robert Parrish was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nomo Hideo. In that special week people in US were listening to People Got To Be Free by The Rascals. Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Gerard Love. In that special week people in US were listening to Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry. Point Blank, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Autobiography Of Bertrand Russell, 1872-1914 by Bertrand Russell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Frye. In that special week people in US were listening to Sunshine Superman by Donovan. Alfie, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Eric Saint Martin. In UK (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. That Funny Feeling, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Man With The Golden Gun by Ian Fleming was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Ramón Félix. In that special week people in US were listening to Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes. Mary Poppins, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eléonore Klarwein. In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Stray Dog, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Mark L Walberg. In that special week people in US were listening to Sheila by Tommy Roe. Kid Galahad, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Dearly Beloved by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Lisa Waltz. In that special week people in US were listening to Wooden Heart by Joe Dowell. Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hassan Nasrallah. In UK Apache by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Laurence Parisot. In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits. The Magician, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. My Brother Was An Only Child by Jack Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1959.

1958

The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Tom Candiotti. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Pajama Game, directed by George Abbott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Wonderful O. by James Thurber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Edwin Moses. In that special week people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. The Man from Laramie, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Tree Of Man by Patrick White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Tula (model). In UK Three Coins In The Fountain by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. The Egyptian, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Marcia Clark. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Roman Holiday, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Angel Unaware by Dale Evans Rogers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Edwy Plenel. Big Jim McLain, directed by Edward Ludwig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Give The Lady What She Wants by Lloyd Wendt and Herman Kogan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1952.

1951

People Will Talk directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 August 1950.

1949

Madame Bovary directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1949.

1948

Red River directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1948.

1947

Shoeshine directed by Vittorio De Sica was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1947.

1946

The Killers directed by Robert Siodmak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 August 1945.

1943

Watch on the Rhine directed by Herman Shumlin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 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: 31 August 1940.

1939

5th Ave Girl directed by Gregory La Cava was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 August 1938.

1937

Dead End directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1937.

1936

The Gorgeous Hussy directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1936.

1935

Top Hat directed by Mark Sandrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1935.

1934

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

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 August 1932.

1931

Street Scene directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1931.

1930

Animal Crackers directed by Victor Heerman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 August 1928.

1927

Der Bettler vom Kölner Dom directed by Rolf Randolf was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1927.

1926

3 Bad Men directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1926.

1925

The Merry Widow directed by Erich von Stroheim was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 August 1923.

1922

The Three Must-Get-Theres directed by Max Linder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1922.

1921

The Three Musketeers directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1921.

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: 31 August 1919.

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: 31 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: 31 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: 31 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: 31 August 1910.

1909

Sherlock Holmes V directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1909.