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2018

Life Itself directed by Dan Fogelman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2018.

2015

Hardcore Henry directed by Ilya Naishuller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2015.

2014

America by Dinesh D'Souza 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.

2011

Killer Elite directed by Gary McKendry was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2011.

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.

2007

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead directed by Sidney Lumet was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2007.

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

Lie with Me directed by Clement Virgo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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

2003

Love Actually directed by Richard Curtis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 2003.

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. The Art Of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler 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. Rainbow Six by Tom Clanc 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. Ronin, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt 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

Famous people born on this day include Jalen Brunson. In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. Bulletproof, directed by Ernest R. Dickerson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Primary Colors by Anonymous was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Riley McDonough. In UK You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. Strange Days, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Lightning by Danielle Steel 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. The Seventh Gate by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman 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. Embraced By The Light by Betty J. Eadie with Curtis Taylor 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. Who Will Tell The People by William Greider 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 that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Back to the Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Kitchen God'S Wife by Amy Tan 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. The Politics Of Rich And Poor by Kevin Phillips 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. 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. Earth Girls Are Easy, directed by Julien Temple, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher 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. Cultural Literacy by E. D. Hirsch Jr 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 UK The Lady In Red by Chris De Burgh was in the top 5 hits. Children of a Lesser God, directed by Randa Haines, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Slaves Of New York by Tama Janowitz 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. After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor 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. Silver Wings, Santiago Blue by Janet Dailey 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 that special week people in US were listening to Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics. Streamers, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Out On A Limb by Shirley MacLaine 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. The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1982.

1981

Mornings On Horseback by David McCullough 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 UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Unseen, directed by Danny Steinmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey 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. The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum 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

It Didn'T Start With Watergate by Victor Lasky was one of the best seller of 1977.

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 UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. Vigilante Force, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein 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 that special week people in US were listening to Get Down Tonight by K.C and the Sunshine Band. It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, directed by John Trent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Conversations With Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee 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 UK When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees was in the top 5 hits. Paper Moon, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Winter Kills by Richard Condon 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 that special week people in US were listening to Brother Louie by Stories. The Pedestrian, directed by Maximilian Schell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Sovereign State Of Itt by Anthony Sampson 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 UK Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade was in the top 5 hits. Night of the Lepus, directed by William F. Claxton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Portion For Foxes by Jane McIlvaine McClary 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 Exorcist by William Peter Blatty 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. Hard Times by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1970.

1969

The Making Of The President 1968 by Theodore H. White 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. Red Sky At Morning by Richard Bradford 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. Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1967.

1966

Saturday The Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman 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 that special week people in US were listening to Help! by The Beatles. The Money Trap, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley 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 UK Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. A Fistful of Dollars, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg 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 that special week people in US were listening to My Boyfriend's Back by The Angels. Rampage, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Francis Bacon by Catherine Drinker Bowen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1963.

1962

The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best seller of 1962.

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

1961

Life With Women And How To Survive It by Joseph H. Peck 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. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury 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. Les liaisons dangereuses, directed by Roger Vadim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Belle Out Of Order by Belle Livingstone was one of the best selling books.
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 Face Of Minnesota by John Szarkowski 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 that special week people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. The Three Faces of Eve, directed by Nunnally Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Last Angry Man by Gerald Green was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1957.

1956

Attack directed by Robert Aldrich 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 UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. Il Bidone, directed by Federico Fellini, 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. Brigadoon, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. A Wreath For The Enemy by Pamela Frankau 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. City of Bad Men, directed by Harmon Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Bridges At Toko-Ri by James A. Michener 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. Affair in Monte Carlo, directed by Victor Saville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Shining Tides by Win Brooks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1952.

1951

Lifemanship by Stephen Potter was one of the best seller of 1951.

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

1950

Seeds Of Treason by Ralph de Toledano and Victor Lasky was one of the best seller of 1950.

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

1949

Under Capricorn directed by Alfred Hitchcock 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.

1947

L'onorevole Angelina directed by Luigi Zampa was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

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.

1943

The Kansan directed by George Archainbaud was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1943.

1942

The Glass Key directed by Stuart Heisler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 August 1942.

1941

Badlands of Dakota directed by Alfred E. Green 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

Golden Boy directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Boys Town directed by Norman Taurog 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.

1936

Missing Girls directed by Phil Rosen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

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.

1932

The Phantom Fiend directed by Maurice Elvey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

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 Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by Wallace Worsley 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.