May 2

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2018

Terminal directed by Vaughn Stein was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). In that special week people in US were listening to Panda by Desiigner. Money Monster, directed by Jodie Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2016.

2015

The Lobster directed by Yorgos Lanthimos was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2015.

2014

It Follows directed by David Robert Mitchell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2014.

2012

Stash House directed by Eduardo Rodriguez was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2012.

2011

We Need to Talk About Kevin directed by Lynne Ramsay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2011.

2010

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger directed by Woody Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Lollipop by Lil Wayne. Vicky Cristina Barcelona, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2008.

2007

I Could Never Be Your Woman directed by Amy Heckerling was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2007.

2006

Poseidon directed by Wolfgang Petersen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2006.

2004

Troy directed by Wolfgang Petersen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2004.

2003

Young Adam directed by David Mackenzie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2003.

2002

Laurel Canyon directed by Lisa Cholodenko was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Yum Soda. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. CQ, directed by Roman Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Road Trip, directed by Todd Phillips, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Patient by Michael Palmer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2000.

1999

Notting Hill directed by Roger Michell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Luqman Podolski. In that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. Happiness, directed by Todd Solondz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include BamBam (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.. Afterglow, directed by Alan Rudolph, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Night Crew by John Sandford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Connor Hutcherson. In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. The Van, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Absolute Power by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Yook Sungjae. In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, directed by Christopher Monger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Book Of Virtues by William J. Bennett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Brittany Cherry. In that special week people in US were listening to The Sign by Ace Of Base. Trading Mom, directed by Tia Brelis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Disclosure by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Tao (Exo-M). In that special week people in US were listening to Freak Me by Silk. Excessive Force, directed by Jon Hess, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. American Star by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sunmi . In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Benny's Video, directed by Michael Haneke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. High Treason 2 by Harrison Edward Livingstone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Farruko . In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Baby by Amy Grant. Robin Hood, directed by John Irvin, 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: 02 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Kay Panabaker. In that special week people in US were listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. Far Out Man, directed by Tommy Chong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy Noonan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Allison Pineau. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Prayer by Madonna. Society, directed by Brian Yuzna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul by Douglas Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alireza Haghighi. In that special week people in US were listening to Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, directed by John Carl Buechler, 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: 02 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include H2O Delirious. In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Amandine Leynaud. In that special week people in US were listening to Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer. Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. I'Ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Lily Allen. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Pale Rider, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Saulius Mikoliūnas. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. The Natural, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Balls by Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Tina Maze. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Mausoleum, directed by Michael Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. One To One by Theodore Isaac Rubin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Lorie (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Chariots Of Fire - Titles by Vangelis. The Return of Martin Guerre, directed by Daniel Vigne, 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: 02 May 1982.

1981

The Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris was one of the best seller of 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Ellie Kemper. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. The Long Riders, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Portraits by Cynthia Freeman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Jason Chimera. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Winter Kills, directed by William Richert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Melvin Ely. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Martin, directed by George A. Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Honorable Schoolboy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Jenna von Oÿ. 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 White Buffalo, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeff Gutt. In that special week people in US were listening to Let Your Love Flow by Bellamy Brothers. Dixie Dynamite, directed by Lee Frost, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Curtain by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include David Beckham. In that special week people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn. Hester Street, directed by Joan Micklin Silver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Thierree. In that special week people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, directed by John Hough, 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: 02 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. Fantastic Planet, directed by René Laloux, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Dwayne Johnson. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Images, directed by Robert Altman, 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: 02 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Musashimaru Koyo. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Greening Of America by Charles Reich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Marco Walker. In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Barquero, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Brian Lara. In UK The Israelites by Desmond Dekker & The Aces was in the top 5 hits. Age of Consent, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Ziana Zain. In that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. Blue, directed by Silvio Narizzano, 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: 02 May 1968.

1967

Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Uwe Freiler. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. A Man and a Woman, directed by Claude Lelouch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Bruno Le Roux. In that special week people in US were listening to Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter by Herman's Hermits. I Saw What You Did, directed by William Castle, 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: 02 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Éric Elmosnino. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles. Black God, White Devil, directed by Glauber Rocha, 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: 02 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Albert Delegue. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March. Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1963.

1962

The Fox In The Attic by Richard Hughes was one of the best seller of 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Robert Howard (The Blow Monkeys). In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. Black Tights, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Fate Is The Hunter by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stephen Daldry. In that special week people in US were listening to Stuck On You by Elvis Presley. Sons and Lovers, directed by Jack Cardiff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lifetime Reading Plan by Clifton Fadiman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Zoé Valdés. In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Invisible Invaders, directed by Edward L. Cahn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Christophe Priou. In that special week people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. The Toughest Gun in Tombstone, directed by Earl Bellamy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Marie-Ange Bolle. In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1957.

1956

How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1956.

1955

Santa Fe Passage directed by William Witney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1955.

1954

The Night Of The Hunter by Davis Grubb was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Jamaal Wilkes. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Law and Order, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Golden Admiral by Francis Van Wyck Mason was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Christine Baranski. Kangaroo, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Adventures In Two Worlds by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1952.

1951

The Great Caruso directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1951.

1950

Please Believe Me directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1950.

1949

Streets of Laredo directed by Leslie Fenton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1949.

1948

The Pirate directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1948.

1947

Dishonored Lady directed by Robert Stevenson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1947.

1946

A Night in Casablanca directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1946.

1945

The Scarlet Clue directed by Phil Rosen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1945.

1944

Cobra Woman directed by Robert Siodmak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1944.

1943

The More the Merrier directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1943.

1942

The Panther's Claw directed by William Beaudine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1942.

1941

King of the Zombies directed by Jean Yarbrough was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1941.

1940

I Was an Adventuress directed by Gregory Ratoff was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1940.

1939

Three Texas Steers directed by George Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1939.

1938

Romance on the Run directed by Gus Meins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1938.

1937

Guns in the Dark directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1937.

1936

Dracula's Daughter directed by Lambert Hillyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1936.

1935

The Headline Woman directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1935.

1934

The Scarlet Empress directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1934.

1933

The Barbarian directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1933.

1931

The Two Gun Man directed by Phil Rosen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1931.

1930

Sunny Skies directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1930.

1923

Soul of the Beast directed by John Griffith Wray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1923.

1922

Beyond the Rocks directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1922.

1911

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

But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1911.