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2016

Hacksaw Ridge directed by Mel Gibson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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

2014

If I Stay by Gayle Forman was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2014.

2013

Oculus directed by Mike Flanagan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2013.

2012

Silver Linings Playbook directed by David O. Russell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2010

Easy A directed by Will Gluck was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Jennifer's Body directed by Karyn Kusama 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. Righteous Kill, directed by Jon Avnet, 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

Rescue Dawn directed by Werner Herzog was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2006.

2005

Elizabethtown directed by Cameron Crowe was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2005.

2004

Cellular directed by David R. Ellis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

2002

The Quiet American directed by Phillip Noyce was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Training Day directed by Antoine Fuqua 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. Best in Show, directed by Christopher Guest, 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: 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. American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Hannibal by Thomas Harris 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. Ronin, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Night Without Armor by Jewel Kilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1998.

1997

Boogie Nights directed by Paul Thomas Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1997.

1996

Bulletproof directed by Ernest R. Dickerson 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. Strange Days, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Insomnia by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Heavenly Creatures, directed by Peter Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. In the Kitchen With Rosie by Rosie Dale 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. A Bronx Tale, directed by Robert De Niro, 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: 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. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller 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. Back to the Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Beast by Peter Benchley 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. Uncle Buck, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Hammerheads by Dale Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. In Country, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith 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. Earth Girls Are Easy, directed by Julien Temple, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Shining Through by Susan Isaacs 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. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Elvis World by Jane Stern and Michael Stern 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. Children of a Lesser God, directed by Randa Haines, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby 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. Oriana, directed by Fina Torres, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemingway 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. The Warrior and the Sorceress, directed by John C. Broderick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Good Morning, Merry Sunshine by Bob Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Streamers, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Heartburn by Nora Ephron 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. Smithereens, directed by Susan Seidelman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1982.

1981

The Cardinal Sins by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best seller of 1981.

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. The Unseen, directed by Danny Steinmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Innocent Blood by P.D. James 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. The Onion Field, directed by Harold Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Good As Gold by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1979.

1978

The Silent Partner directed by Daryl Duke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

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. Damnation Alley, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer 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. Vigilante Force, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976.
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. It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, directed by John Trent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Boat by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim 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. Paper Moon, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Cashelmara by Susan Howatch 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. The Pedestrian, directed by Maximilian Schell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973.
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. Night of the Lepus, directed by William F. Claxton, 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: 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. Yesenia, directed by Alfredo B. Crevenna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh 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. Five Easy Pieces, directed by Bob Rafelson, 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: 31 August 1970.

1969

The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best seller of 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. Faut pas prendre les enfants du bon Dieu pour des canards sauvages, directed by Michel Audiard, 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: 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. Oedipus Rex, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, 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: 31 August 1967.

1966

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best seller of 1966.

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. The Money Trap, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Green Berets by Robin Moore 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. The Lively Set, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Spire by William Golding 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. Rampage, directed by Phil Karlson, 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: 31 August 1963.

1962

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best seller of 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1962.

1961

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford was one of the best seller of 1961.

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. Colossus and the Amazon Queen, directed by Vittorio Sala, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1960.

1959

The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Eric Zemmour. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Queen of Outer Space, directed by Edward Bernds, 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: 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. A King in New York, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1957.

1956

A Family Party by John O'Hara was one of the best seller of 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. Il Bidone, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Dinner Party by Gretchen Finletter 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. Brigadoon, directed by Vincente Minnelli, 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

The Rommel Papers by B.H. Liddell Hart was one of the best seller of 1953.

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. Affair in Monte Carlo, directed by Victor Saville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Great Enterprise by H.A. Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1952.

1951

Fight Against Fears by Lucy Freeman was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1951.

1950

The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best seller of 1950.

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

1949

Down Dakota Way directed by William Witney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Luxury Liner directed by Richard Whorf was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1946

Roll on Texas Moon directed by William Witney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1946.

1945

Our Vines Have Tender Grapes directed by Roy Rowland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1941

Ladies in Retirement directed by Charles Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1941.

1940

The Westerner directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

The Rains Came directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1939.

1938

My Lucky Star directed by Roy Del Ruth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

One Hundred Men and a Girl directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1935

The Gay Deception directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

One Night of Love directed by Victor Schertzinger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1934.

1933

Penthouse directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1933.

1931

Five Star Final directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

Big Boy directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1930.

1926

The Clinging Vine directed by Paul Sloane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

Shore Leave directed by John S. Robertson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1925.

1924

The Red Lily directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1924.

1923

The White Sister directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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

1921

The Blot directed by Lois Weber was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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