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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: 04 May 2018.

2016

Money Monster directed by Jodie Foster was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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. Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 May 2003.

2002

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

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2001

CQ directed by Roman Coppola was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Angel Sy. In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Battlefield Earth, directed by Roger Christian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Alek Arjona. In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. Notting Hill, directed by Roger Michell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Testament by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Taylar Hender. 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. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Juliana McCourt. In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. 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: 04 May 1997.

1996

The Van directed by Stephen Frears was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Erin Kelly. 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. Border Music by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Pauline Ducruet. 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. Soul Mates by Thomas Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Laëtitia Perrais. 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. Angel by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Denis Stoff. 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. The Road To Omaha by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1992.

1991

Robin Hood directed by John Irvin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Ignacio Camacho. 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. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Rory McIlroy. 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. A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Radja Nainggolan. 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: 04 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Cesc Fabregas. 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. The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include George Hill (basketball). 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. Bus 9 To Paradise by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jidenna . In that special week people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. Pale Rider, directed by Clint Eastwood, 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: 04 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Meier. 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. Floodgate by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Lydia Warren. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Breathless, directed by Jim McBride, 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: 04 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Maura Murray. 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. Thy Brother'S Wife by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Soan (singer). 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. Answer As A Man by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hugo Gélin. 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. Hungry As The Sea by Wilbur Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Lance Bass. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Winter Kills, directed by William Richert, 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: 04 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Erin Andrews. 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. Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Emily Perkins. 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: 04 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Heather Kozar. In UK Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Dixie Dynamite, directed by Lee Frost, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Angels by Billy Graham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Kimora Lee Simmons. 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: 04 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christophe Fouquet. 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. Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Barnaby. 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. The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Mike Dirnt. 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 Friends Of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Laszlo Hargittai. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Karla Homolka. 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. The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Micah Aivazoff. In that special week people in US were listening to Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by The 5th Dimension. Age of Consent, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Joys Of Yiddish by Leo Rosten was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Francesca Bortolozzi. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. Blue, directed by Silvio Narizzano, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Kennedy And Johnson by Evelyn Lincoln was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1968.

1967

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Kheops (DJ). 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. The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Mikhail Prokhorov. 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. Journal Of A Soul by Pope John XXIII was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Rocco Siffredi. 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. The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vange Leonel. 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. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Tracy Vaccaro. In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits. Ride the High Country, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Captain Newman, M.D. by Leo Calvin Rosten was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Luis Herrera. 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: 04 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Béatrice Thiriet. In UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Sons and Lovers, directed by Jack Cardiff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lincoln Lords by Cameron Hawley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Randy Travis. 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. From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Keith Haring. In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. The Toughest Gun in Tombstone, directed by Earl Bellamy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Mary Seguin. 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 Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1957.

1956

The Abode Of Love by Aubrey Menen was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1956.

1955

Bottoms Up! by Cornelia Otis Skinner was one of the best seller of 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1955.

1954

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Masashi Ebara. 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. This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Barrymore. Kangaroo, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. I Led 3 Lives by Herbert A. Philbrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 May 1946.

1945

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 May 1940.

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.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1938.

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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 May 1911.