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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Terminal, directed by Vaughn Stein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). 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 Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 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.

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2014

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

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2012

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

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2011

Midnight in Paris directed by Woody Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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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. Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark 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.

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2006

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

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2004

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

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2003

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

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2002

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

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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. Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Battlefield Earth, directed by Roger Christian, 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: 02 May 2000.

1999

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

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1998

Famous people born on this day include Luqman Podolski. In UK It's Like That by Run-DMC vs Jason Nevins was in the top 5 hits. Happiness, directed by Todd Solondz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Blood Work by Michael Connelly 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. Evening Class by Maeve Binchy 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 that special week people in US were listening to Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. 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 UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. 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 Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy 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. On Dangerous Ground by Jack Higgins 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 UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Excessive Force, directed by Jon Hess, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller 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 UK Deeply Dippy by Right Said Fred was in the top 5 hits. Benny's Video, directed by Michael Haneke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Jazz by Toni Morrison 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 UK The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits. Robin Hood, directed by John Irvin, 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: 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. Jours tranquilles à Clichy, directed by Claude Chabrol, 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: 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 Negotiator by Frederick Forsyth 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 Mysteries Of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon 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 that special week people in US were listening to (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby 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 UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor 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. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon 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 that special week people in US were listening to Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins. The Natural, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. One More Sunday by John D. MacDonald 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 that special week people in US were listening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. Mausoleum, directed by Michael Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Salvador by Joan Didion 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 UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. 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

Famous people born on this day include L'Algérino . In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Malevil, directed by Christian de Chalonge, 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: 02 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ellie Kemper. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. The Long Riders, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Donahue by Phil Donahue 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. Ghost Story by Peter Straub 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. Haywire by Brooke Hayward 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. The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin 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 UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. 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. The Partners by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1974.

1973

The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer was one of the best seller of 1973.

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. The Assassins by Elia Kazan 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. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw 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 that special week people in US were listening to ABC by The Jackson 5. Barquero, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss 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 that special week people in US were listening to Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by The 5th Dimension. Easy Rider, directed by Dennis Hopper, 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: 02 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). 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 Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1968.

1967

The Jury Returns by Louis Nizer was one of the best seller of 1967.

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1966

Famous people born on this day include Uwe Freiler. In that special week people in US were listening to Monday, Monday by The Mamas & The Papas. Duel at Diablo, directed by Ralph Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman 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 UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. I Saw What You Did, directed by William Castle, 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: 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. Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Albert Delegue. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass was one of the best selling books.
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1962

Captain Newman, M.D. by Leo Calvin Rosten was one of the best seller of 1962.

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1961

Famous people born on this day include Robert Howard (The Blow Monkeys). In that special week people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. Black Tights, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 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 that special week people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. Invisible Invaders, directed by Edward L. Cahn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. My Brother Was An Only Child by Jack Douglas 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. They Came To Cordura by Glendon Swarthout 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. The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Régis Labeaume. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. Good-bye, My Lady, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
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1955

The Day Lincoln Was Shot by Jim Bishop was one of the best seller of 1955.

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1954

Bless This House by Norah Lofts was one of the best seller of 1954.

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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. The Legendary Mizners by Alva Johnston 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christine Baranski. Kangaroo, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
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1951

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

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1950

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

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1949

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

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1948

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

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1947

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

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1946

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

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1945

Enemy of the Law directed by Harry L. Fraser was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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1944

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

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1943

Buckskin Frontier directed by Lesley Selander was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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1942

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

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1941

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

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1940

Beyond Tomorrow directed by A. Edward Sutherland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

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

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1938

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

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1936

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

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1935

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

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1934

Change of Heart directed by John G. Blystone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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1933

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

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1932

Huddle directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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1931

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

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1930

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

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1923

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

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