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2018

Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines, Marah Stets was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2018.

2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron directed by Joss Whedon was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg was one of the best seller of 2013.

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

2011

Fast Five directed by Justin Lin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Iron Man 2 directed by Jon Favreau was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past directed by Mark Waters was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2007

Spider-Man 3 directed by Sam Raimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

Famous people born on this day include Gianna Bryant. In UK Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was in the top 5 hits. Over the Hedge, directed by Tim Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2006.

2005

xXx: State of the Union directed by Lee Tamahori was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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

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. X2, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Black Dahlia Avenger by Steve Hodel 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. Jud Süß, directed by Veit Harlan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Lucky Man: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox 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 Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 2000.

1999

eXistenZ directed by David Cronenberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1998

Les Misérables directed by Bille August 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 Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, directed by David Mirkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Partner by John Grisham 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 Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. James and the Giant Peach, directed by Henry Selick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. And This Too Shall Pass by E. Lynn Harris 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 Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Friday, directed by F. Gary Gray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Fourth Procedure by Stanley Pottinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1995.

1994

Zlata'S Diary by Zlata Filipovic was one of the best seller of 1994.

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. Benny & Joon, directed by Jeremiah Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes 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. FernGully: The Last Rainforest, directed by Bill Kroyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Barcelona by Robert Hughes 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. Oscar, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz 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. Cry-Baby, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille 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. Pet Sematary, directed by Mary Lambert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Diamond Throne by David Eddings 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 Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy 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. La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, 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 Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer. Legend, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough by Harold S. Kushner 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. Ladyhawke, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Queenie by Michael Korda 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 Toxic Avenger, directed by Michael Herz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Lines And Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh 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. The Hunger, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Jamie Dornan. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie, 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: 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. Friday the 13th Part 2, directed by Steve Miner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Century by Fred Mustard Stewart 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. Where the Buffalo Roam, directed by Art Linson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz 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. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Nurse by Peggy Anderson 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. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Coming Into The Country by John McPhee 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 Hotel California by Eagles. The White Buffalo, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Haywire by Brooke Hayward 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 Let Your Love Flow by Bellamy Brothers. Watch Out, We're Mad, directed by Marcello Fondato, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson 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 He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn. Death Race 2000, directed by Paul Bartel, 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. The Lord's of Flatbush, directed by Martin Davidson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke 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 See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. High Plains Drifter, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three by John Godey 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. Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Assassins by Elia Kazan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Ajith Kumar. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Billy Jack, directed by T.C. Frank, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Stilwell And The American Experience In China, 1911-1945 by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
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. A Man Called Horse, directed by Elliot Silverstein, 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

Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women by Marjorie Craig was one of the best seller of 1969.

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. War and Peace, directed by Sergey Bondarchuk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Triumph by John Kenneth Galbraith 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 Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Two for the Road, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1967.

1966

The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman 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. The Pawnbroker, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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 Horror of Party Beach, directed by Del Tenney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever 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 Robert Seguso in Minneapolis. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. The Idiot, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna 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 Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. War Hunt, directed by Denis Sanders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Chairman Of The Bored by Edward Streeter 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 Bridge, directed by Bernhard Wicki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Reality In Advertising by Rosser Reeves 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 Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. May This House Be Safe From Tigers by Alexander King 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. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King 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. Bob le Flambeur, directed by Melville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver 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. Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, 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

Godzilla, King of the Monsters! directed by Ishir Honda 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. Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Healer by Frank G. Slaughter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 May 1955.

1954

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

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1953

Shane directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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1952

The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1952.

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1951

The Thing from Another World directed by Christian Nyby was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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1950

D.O.A. directed by Rudolph Mat was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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1949

The Secret Garden directed by Fred M. Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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1948

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

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1947

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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1946

Make Mine Music directed by Bob Cormack was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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1945

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

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1944

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

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1943

Lady of Burlesque 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

Tarzan's New York Adventure directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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1941

Citizen Kane directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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1940

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe directed by Ford Beebe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

Union Pacific directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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1938

International Crime directed by Charles Lamont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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1937

Night Must Fall directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

Things to Come directed by William Cameron Menzies 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

Tarzan and His Mate directed by Cedric Gibbons was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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1933

The Three Musketeers directed by Colbert Clark was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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1932

Grand Hotel directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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1931

The Public Enemy directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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1930

Paramount on Parade directed by Dorothy Arzner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

Alibi directed by Roland West was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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1928

The Man Who Laughs directed by Paul Leni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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1927

The King of Kings directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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1926

Kiki directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

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

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1924

Sherlock Jr. directed by Buster Keaton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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1922

The Man from Beyond directed by Burton L. King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

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

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1917

A Mormon Maid directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

Civilization directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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1914

The Battle of the Sexes directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1913

Quo Vadis? directed by Enrico Guazzoni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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1909

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

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1901

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

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