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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. Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright 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

Piku directed by Shoojit Sircar was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 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. Bulls Island by Dorothea Benton Frank 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

Oakdale Confidential by Anonymous 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 Jester by James Patterson and Andrew Gross 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. On the Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark 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.

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

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. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw 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

Little Men directed by Rodney Gibbons was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

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. Evening Class by Maeve Binchy 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. Montana Sky by Nora Roberts 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. On Dangerous Ground by Jack Higgins 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. For Love by Sue Miller 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. Vox by Nicholson Baker 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. Cold Fire by Dean R. Koontz 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. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, directed by John Harrison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Emperor'S New Mind by Roger Penrose 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. Wordstruck by Robert MacNeil 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. Hot Money by Dick Francis 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. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy 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. Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi 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. Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner 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. Smart Women by Judy Blume 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. Heartburn by Nora Ephron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1983.

1982

An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best seller of 1982.

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

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. Pixote, directed by Hector Babenco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Midwife by Gay Courter 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. Back Bay by William Martin 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. Overload by Arthur Hailey 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. Daniel Martin by John Fowles 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. Falconer by John Cheever 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 Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein 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 Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz 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. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace 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 Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer 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. The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1972.

1971

The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh 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 Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron 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. Inside South America by John Gunther 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. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann 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. Brainstorm, directed by William Conrad, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. My Shadow Ran Fast by Bill Sands 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 Pumpkin Eater, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1964.

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 Last Plantagenets by Thomas B. Costain 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. The White Nile by Alan Moorehead 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. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard 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. The Hound of the Baskervilles, directed by Terence Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Pioneer, Go Home! by Richard Powell 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. The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden 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 Last Angry Man by Gerald Green 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. Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone 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.

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

1953

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

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Richard Baquié. Forbidden Games, directed by René Clément, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1952.

1951

Francis Goes to the Races directed by Arthur Lubin 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.

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

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

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

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

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

1942

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

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

1941

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

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

1940

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

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

1939

Lucky Night directed by Norman Taurog 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

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

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

1936

It's Love Again directed by Victor Saville 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.

1929

The Squall directed by Alexander Korda 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.

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.

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.