May 1

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2019

State of the Union directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 2019.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2019.

2017

All I Wish directed by Susan Walter was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2017.

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.

2013

Last Passenger directed by Omid Nooshin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2013.

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.

2009

My Life in Ruins directed by Donald Petrie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2009.

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. Home by Julie Andrews 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.

2005

Kingdom of Heaven directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2005.

2004

Dear Frankie directed by Shona Auerbach 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 that special week people in US were listening to In Da Club by 50 Cent. Written in Blood, directed by John Terlesky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The King of Torts by John Grisham 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. Roger Dodger, directed by Dylan Kidd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. A Mind At A Time by Mel Levine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2002.

2001

An Hour Before Daylight by Jimmy Carter was one of the best seller of 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). 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. The Wedding by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2000.

1999

Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet directed by P. Vasu 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. Deep Impact, directed by Mimi Leder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Aphrodite by Isabel Allende 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. Lost Paradise, directed by Yoshimitsu Morita, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy 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 UK Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison was in the top 5 hits. The Great White Hype, directed by Reginald Hudlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Shadows Of The Empire by Steve Perry 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. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller 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 UK Come On You Reds by Manchester United Football Squad was in the top 5 hits. Shrunken Heads, directed by Richard Elfman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. I'll Be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1994.

1993

Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock was one of the best seller of 1993.

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. Lethal Ninja, directed by Yossi Wein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Unto The Sons by Gay Talese 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 that special week people in US were listening to Baby Baby by Amy Grant. Zandalee, directed by Sam Pillsbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Heartbeat by Danielle Steel 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. Class of 1999, directed by Mark L. Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Men At Work by George F. Will 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 that special week people in US were listening to Like A Prayer by Madonna. 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 that special week people in US were listening to Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston. Waaris, directed by Ravindra Peepat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Citizen Cohn by Nicholas von Hoffman 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. Windmills Of The Gods by Sidney Sheldon 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 UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Killer Party, directed by William Fruet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Adrift by Steven Callahan 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 that special week people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. Aar Paar, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave 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. The Bounty, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty 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 that special week people in US were listening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. Doctor Detroit, directed by Michael Pressman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1983.

1982

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1982.

1981

Maria Callas by Arianna Stassinopoulos was one of the best seller of 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). 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 Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum 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 Tin Drum, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk 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 that special week people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees. Trishul, directed by Yash Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Whistle by James Jones 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 UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. The Picture Show Man, directed by John Power, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Raise The Titanic! by Clive Cussler 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 UK Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Montana Trap, directed by Peter Schamoni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Spandau by Albert Speer 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. The Day of the Locust, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot 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. Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy 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. The Matlock Paper by Robert Ludlum 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. We Won't Grow Old Together, directed by Maurice Pialat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1972.

1971

The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury 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 that special week people in US were listening to ABC by The Jackson 5. Taste the Blood of Dracula, directed by Peter Sasdy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel 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. Hell Commandos, directed by José Luis Merino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Joys Of Yiddish by Leo Rosten 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Kelly Bensimon. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Kennedy And Johnson by Evelyn Lincoln 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. Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1967.

1966

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

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. Brainstorm, directed by William Conrad, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Founding Father by Richard J. Whalen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1965.

1964

When The Cheering Stopped by Gene Smith was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include James Marsh. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell 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 UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. Maid for Murder, directed by Robert Asher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer 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. The Beast of Yucca Flats, directed by Coleman Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart 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 UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Lincoln Lords by Cameron Hawley 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 UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. The 400 Blows, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson 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. The Sheepman, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Exile And The Kingdom by Albert Camus 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. Saint Joan, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1957.

1956

Island In The Sun by Alec Waugh was one of the best seller of 1956.

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

1955

A Kid for Two Farthings directed by Carol Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1955.

1954

Men of the Fighting Lady directed by Andrew Marton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Françoise Laborde. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Cry of the Hunted, directed by Joseph H. Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Second Happiest Day by John Phillips was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Richard Baquié. The Overcoat, directed by Alberto Lattuada, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1952.

1951

Jenkins' Ear by Odell Shepard and Willard Shepard was one of the best seller of 1951.

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

1950

The Mature Mind by Harry Allen Overstreet was one of the best seller of 1950.

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

1948

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1948.

1947

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1947.

1946

The Dark Corner directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

The Phantom of 42nd Street directed by Albert Herman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

The Ox-Bow Incident directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1943.

1942

In This Our Life directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1942.

1941

The Return of Daniel Boone directed by Lambert Hillyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1941.

1940

Saps at Sea directed by Gordon Douglas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1940.

1939

The Face at the Window directed by George King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1939.

1938

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1938.

1937

Whistling Bullets directed by John English was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1937.

1936

Speed directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1936.

1935

Air Hawks directed by Albert S. Rogell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1935.

1934

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1934.

1933

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1933.

1932

State's Attorney directed by George Archainbaud was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1932.

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: 01 May 1929.

1927

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1927.

1926

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1926.

1919

The Red Lantern directed by Albert Capellani was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1919.