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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Incoming, directed by Eric Zaragoza, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2018.

2016

Sniper: Special Ops directed by Fred Olen Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 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: 01 May 2015.

2014

I'Ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2014.

2012

Piggy directed by Kieron Hawkes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2012.

2011

Mayor Cupcake directed by Alex Pires was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2011.

2010

Just Wright directed by Sanaa Hamri was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, directed by Andrew Adamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Zapped by Carol Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2008.

2007

Charlie Bartlett directed by Jon Poll was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2007.

2006

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner was one of the best seller of 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2006.

2004

Satan's Little Helper directed by Jeff Lieberman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Lizzy Greene. In UK Make Luv by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham was in the top 5 hits. Daddy Day Care, directed by Steve Carr, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Vanished Man by Jeffery Deaver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Erifilly Hionos. In that special week people in US were listening to Foolish by Ashanti. Unfaithful, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2002.

2001

The Mummy Returns directed by Stephen Sommers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

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2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christian Akridge. 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. Beowulf by Seamus Heaney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2000.

1999

Kartoos directed by Mahesh Bhatt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Olivia DeJonge. In that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. Little Men, directed by Rodney Gibbons, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Jake Foushee. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. The Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Moral Intelligence Of Children by Robert Coles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Sydney Imbeau. In that special week people in US were listening to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion. Downhill Willie, directed by David Mitchell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. In Contempt by Christopher Darden with Jess Walter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Kenny Holland. In UK Dreamer by Livin' Joy was in the top 5 hits. Carrington, directed by Christopher Hampton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Couplehood by Paul Reiser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Wahlid Mohammad. In that special week people in US were listening to Bump N' Grind by R. Kelly. Clean Slate, directed by Mick Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Christophe Bahebeck. In that special week people in US were listening to Freak Me by Silk. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, directed by Rob Cohen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Charms For The Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hani (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Map of the Human Heart, directed by Vincent Ward, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Memories by Ralph Emery with Tom Carter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Marcus Stroman. In UK The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits. Yôkai hantâ: Hiruko, directed by Shin'ya Tsukamoto, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Aspen Gold by Janet Dailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Caitlin Stasey. In that special week people in US were listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. Short Time, directed by Gregg Champion, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Deception by Philip Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Tim Urban (American Idol). In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. The Unbelievable Truth, directed by Hal Hartley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anushka Sharma. In UK With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey was in the top 5 hits. Salome's Last Dance, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Shahar Peer. In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Hot Pursuit, directed by Steven Lisberger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Destiny by Sally Beauman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Mamadou Samassa. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss by Prince. Short Circuit, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Perfect Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Drew Sidora. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Rustlers' Rhapsody, directed by Hugh Wilson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Abandonment Of The Jews by David S. Wyman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Martina Guiggi. In that special week people in US were listening to Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins. Hardbodies, directed by Mark Griffiths, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Alain Bernard. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Doctor Detroit, directed by Michael Pressman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Banker by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1983.

1982

A Green Desire by Anton Myrer was one of the best seller of 1982.

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1981

Famous people born on this day include Aliaksandr Hleb. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Masquerade by Kit Williams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Zaz (singer). In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. Friday the 13th, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Pauli Rantasalmi. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. The Shape of Things to Come, directed by George McCowan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Isabelle Vitari. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Sunset Cove, directed by Al Adamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Only Investment Guide You'Ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Vera Lischka. In that special week people in US were listening to Southern Nights by Glen Campbell. The Picture Show Man, directed by John Power, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Majesty by Robert Lacey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Violante Placido. In that special week people in US were listening to Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor. Montana Trap, directed by Peter Schamoni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Marc-Vivien Foé. In that special week people in US were listening to (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song by B.J. Thomas. Mandingo, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Total Woman by Marabel Morgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tina Atkins-Campbell. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. Plain Speaking by Merle Miller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Rebecca Hampton. In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits. O Lucky Man!, directed by Lindsay Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Julie Benz. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. Liza, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1972.

1971

Khrushchev Remembers by Nikita Khrushchev was one of the best seller of 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Pasquale Gravina. In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Taste the Blood of Dracula, directed by Peter Sasdy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Inheritors by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Wes Anderson. In that special week people in US were listening to Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by The 5th Dimension. Pippi Longstocking, directed by Olle Hellbom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Trouble With Lawyers by Murray Teigh Bloom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kelly Bensimon. In that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Double Helix by James Watson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Tim McGraw. In UK Puppet On A String by Sandie Shaw was in the top 5 hits. Five Golden Dragons, directed by Jeremy Summers, 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: 01 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Anne Fletcher. In that special week people in US were listening to Good Lovin' by Young Rascals. Modesty Blaise, directed by Joseph Losey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Bourlem Guerdjou. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Alphaville, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Funeral In Berlin by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Chatto. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles. The Naked Kiss, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. When The Cheering Stopped by Gene Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include James Marsh. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Owen Paul. In that special week people in US were listening to Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley. Maid for Murder, directed by Robert Asher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Marilyn Milian. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. Parrish, directed by Delmer Daves, 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: 01 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Steve Cauthen. In that special week people in US were listening to Stuck On You by Elvis Presley. My Wicked, Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Yasmina Reza. In that special week people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. Hiroshima Mon Amour, directed by Alain Resnais, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Watch That Ends The Night by Hugh MacLennan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Cecilia Peck. In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. Thunder Road, directed by Arthur Ripley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. To Live Again by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Julie Pietri. In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. Untamed Youth, directed by Howard W. Koch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1957.

1956

The Harder They Fall directed by Mark Robson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Bob Lenarduzzi. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. A Kid for Two Farthings, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Day Lincoln Was Shot by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1955.

1954

Johnny Guitar directed by Nicholas Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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1953

The Desert Rats directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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1952

Forbidden Games directed by René Clément was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

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1951

Apache Drums directed by Hugo Fregonese was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1951.

1950

Colt .45 directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1950.

1949

Red Stallion in the Rockies directed by Ralph Murphy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1949.

1948

On an Island with You directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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1947

Hi De Ho directed by Josh Binney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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1946

Heartbeat directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1946.

1945

Tarzan and the Amazons directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1945.

1944

Gaslight directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1944.

1943

Death Rides the Plains directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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1942

The Spoilers directed by Ray Enright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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1941

Sheriff of Tombstone directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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1940

My Favorite Wife directed by Garson Kanin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

Rose of Washington Square directed by Gregory Ratoff was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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1938

Joy of Living directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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1937

Gunsmoke Ranch directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

It's Love Again directed by Victor Saville was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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1935

The Informer directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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1934

Twentieth Century directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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1933

The Eagle and the Hawk directed by Stuart Walker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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1929

The Squall directed by Alexander Korda was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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1927

His First Flame directed by Harry Edwards was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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1926

Brown of Harvard directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

The Crackerjack directed by Charles Hines was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1925.