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2017

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2017.

2016

Green Room directed by Jeremy Saulnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2016.

2015

Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2015.

2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past directed by Bryan Singer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2014.

2013

Star Trek Into Darkness directed by J.J. Abrams was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2013.

2012

Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov directed by Lev Kuleshov was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2012.

2011

Midnight in Paris directed by Woody Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2011.

2010

Robin Hood directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2010.

2009

Up directed by Pete Docter was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2009.

2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Samuel Cheney. In that special week people in US were listening to Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin') by T-Pain. Mr. Brooks, directed by Bruce A. Evans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. 74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Joshua Lester. In that special week people in US were listening to SOS by Rihanna. The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. 4th of July by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Jillian Ward. In that special week people in US were listening to Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani. Cinderella Man, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. 1776 by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Jackson Duggar. In UK F**k It (I Don't Want You Back) by Eamon was in the top 5 hits. The Notebook, directed by Nick Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. 3rd Degree by James Patterson, Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Juliette Willis. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Busy by Sean Paul. Bruce Almighty, directed by Tom Shadyac, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. 2nd Chance by James Patterson, Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2003.

2002

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones directed by George Lucas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Lintz. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. Pearl Harbor, directed by Michael Bay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. On TV people were watching Battlefront.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Noah Lahn. In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Rory Gates. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. A Clash Of Kings by George R. R. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1999.

1998

Kiki's Delivery Service directed by Hayao Miyazaki was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Miko Fogarty. In UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1997.

1996

Mission: Impossible directed by Brian De Palma was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Little Kelly. In UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Braveheart, directed by Mel Gibson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. ?€œK?€? Is for Killer by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Smartista Beauty. In UK Come On You Reds by Manchester United Football Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Flintstones, directed by Brian Levant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. ?€œJ?€? Is for Judgment by Sue Grafton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1994.

1993

Hot Shots! Part Deux directed by Jim Abrahams was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olesia Karmi. Alien³, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Lena Meyer-Landrut. In UK The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher was in the top 5 hits. What About Bob?, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Jasmin Walia. In that special week people in US were listening to Vogue by Madonna. Bird on a Wire, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Oli Brown. In that special week people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. Road House, directed by Rowdy Herrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Wesley Johnson. In that special week people in US were listening to One More Try by George Michael. Willow, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. On TV people were watching The D Generation Goes Commercial.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Bray Wyatt. In that special week people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. Beverly Hills Cop II, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Nico Colaluca. In that special week people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. Cobra, directed by George P. Cosmatos, 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 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Natalie Madsen. In that special week people in US were listening to Everything She Wants (Remix) by Wham!. Rambo: First Blood Part II, directed by George P. Cosmatos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Adam Wylie. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. ...And the Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Heidi Range. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Breathless, directed by Jim McBride, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Cyrill Gloor. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, directed by George Miller, 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: 23 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Pierre Lapointe. In that special week people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. Outland, directed by Peter Hyams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. On TV people were watching Shillingbury Tales.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sarah Louise Catherwood in Christchurch. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Rasual Butler. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1979.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Ilia Kulik. In that special week people in US were listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder. Smokey and the Bandit, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelly Marie Monaco. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Missouri Breaks, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Kim Sung-soo. In that special week people in US were listening to Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire. The Wind and the Lion, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kimber West. In that special week people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, directed by Michael Cimino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Verna Vasquez. In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. Sacrifice!, directed by Umberto Lenzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Isabelle Fijalkowski. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1972.

1971

Escape from the Planet of the Apes directed by Don Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1971.

1970

The Ballad of Cable Hogue directed by Sam Peckinpah was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Pat Hurst. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles. Mackenna's Gold, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. A Long Row Of Candles by C.L. Sulzberger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tiffany Rochelle-Anderson in Laguna Beach. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Swimmer, directed by Frank Perry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. A Mass For The Dead by William Gibson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Phil Selway. In UK Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. For a Few Dollars More, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Gary Roberts in North York. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Nevada Smith, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. On TV people were watching Förster Horn.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1966.

1965

A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1965.

1964

Viva Las Vegas directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Wally Dallenbach Jr. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Pickpocket, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. A Shade Of Difference by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Keith Brantley at Scott Air Force Base. In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits. The Miracle Worker, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Romine. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Linden Ashby. Pollyanna, directed by David Swift, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. A Distant Trumpet by Paul Horgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1960.

1959

A Fever In The Blood by William Pearson was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Drew Carey in Cleveland. In that special week people in US were listening to All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers. Indiscreet, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. A Death In The Family by James Agee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Francis Rocard. In UK Butterfly by Andy Williams was in the top 5 hits. Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On TV people were watching Date with the Angels.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1957.

1956

The Killing directed by Stanley Kubrick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1956.

1955

Kiss Me Deadly directed by Robert Aldrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1955.

1954

Three Coins in the Fountain directed by Jean Negulesco was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1954.

1953

Young Bess directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Deborah Adair. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. A Creed For Free Enterprise by Clarence B. Randall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1952.

1951

A Breath Of Air by Rumer Godden was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1951.

1950

The Asphalt Jungle directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1950.

1949

The Barkleys of Broadway directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1949.

1948

State of the Union directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1948.

1947

Great Expectations directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

The Postman Always Rings Twice directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1946.

1945

Blood on the Sun directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include General George Norman Johnson. The Scarlet Claw, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1944.

1943

Action in the North Atlantic directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1943.

1942

This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1942.

1941

Blood and Sand directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1941.

1940

Waterloo Bridge directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1940.

1939

It's a Wonderful World directed by W.S. Van Dyke II was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

The Adventures of Robin Hood directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1938.

1937

Charlie Chan at the Olympics directed by H. Bruce Humberstone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1937.

1936

Show Boat directed by James Whale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1936.

1935

Werewolf of London directed by Stuart Walker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1935.

1934

Born to Be Bad directed by Lowell Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

A Study in Scarlet directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1933.

1932

Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best seller of 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1932.

1931

Svengali directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1931.

1930

The Chess Player directed by Raymond Bernard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1930.

1929

The Black Watch directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rosemary Clooney in Maysville. The Man Who Laughs, directed by Paul Leni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1928.

1927

Wings directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

The Boob directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

Strike directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1925.

1924

A Gentleman of Courage by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best seller of 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alicia de Larrocha. The White Rose, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1923.

1922

Grandma's Boy directed by Fred Newmeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1922.

1921

Carmen directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sid Melton. The Flapper, directed by Alan Crosland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1920.

1919

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1919.

1918

Old Wives for New directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1918.

1917

A Romance of the Redwoods directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1917.

1916

Sherlock Holmes directed by Arthur Berthelet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1916.

1915

A Far Country by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1915.

1914

Home, Sweet Home directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1914.

1913

Raja Harishchandra directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

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1911

The Lost Chord directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

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1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

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1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1909.

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

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1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

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1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

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1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

Fulton Market directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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