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2018

Twisted Prey by John Sandford was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 May 2015.

2014

Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 2014.

2013

Six Years by Harlan Coben was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 2013.

2011

Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 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: 04 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: 04 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: 04 May 2007.

2006

Over the Hedge directed by Tim Johnson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Avia Butler. In that special week people in US were listening to Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani. xXx: State of the Union, directed by Lee Tamahori, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 2005.

2003

X2 directed by Bryan Singer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 2003.

2002

Spider-Man directed by Sam Raimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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2001

The Mummy Returns directed by Stephen Sommers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

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2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Angel Sy. In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson 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. The Mummy, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. All Too Human by George Stephanopoulos 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 that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. Les Misérables, directed by Bille August, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko 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. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, directed by Jay Roach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1997.

1996

The Craft directed by Andrew Fleming 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 that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. Friday, directed by F. Gary Gray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Moo by Jane Smiley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1995.

1994

Old Songs In A New Cafe by Robert James Waller was one of the best seller of 1994.

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. Benny & Joon, directed by Jeremiah Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Conduct Unbecoming by Randy Shilts 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 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. All Around The Town by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1992.

1991

Toy Soldiers directed by Daniel Petrie Jr. 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 UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. Cry-Baby, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Means Of Ascent by Robert A. Caro 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. Field of Dreams, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum 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. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 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. La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel 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 that special week people in US were listening to Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer. No Retreat, No Surrender, directed by Corey Yuen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Handmaid'S Tale by Margaret Atwood 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 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. Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner 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 Bounty, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Poland by James A. Michener 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 that special week people in US were listening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. Valley Girl, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Diet Center Program by Sybil Ferguson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1983.

1982

Celebrity by Thomas Thompson was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Soan (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton. Friday the 13th Part 2, directed by Steve Miner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Creation by Gore Vidal 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 UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. The Thirty Nine Steps, directed by Don Sharp, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Back Bay by William Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Lance Bass. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. In Search Of History by Theodore H. White 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. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Illusions by Richard Bach 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 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: 04 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Heather Kozar. 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. The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin 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. Death Race 2000, directed by Paul Bartel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski 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 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. 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 that special week people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn. High Plains Drifter, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault 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. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey 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. Billy Jack, directed by T.C. Frank, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Listening To America by Bill Moyers 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. 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: 04 May 1970.

1969

The Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester was one of the best seller of 1969.

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 that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Kate Garraway. 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 Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1967.

1966

Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader was one of the best seller of 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Adri Bogers. 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. Stagestruck by Maurice Zolotow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1965.

1964

The Horror of Party Beach directed by Del Tenney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

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. The Idiot, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Fall Of The Dynasties by Edmond Taylor 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 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. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger 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 UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. The Beast of Yucca Flats, directed by Coleman Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene 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 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. The Enemy Within by Robert F. Kennedy 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. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Devil In Bucks County by Edmund Schiddel 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. Bob le Flambeur, directed by Melville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter 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 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 Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1957.

1956

Godzilla directed by Ishir Honda was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

Famous people born on this day include Lars Sandberg. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Daddy Long Legs, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. A Train Of Powder by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Pia Zadora. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Three Coins in the Fountain, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Bless This House by Norah Lofts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1954.

1953

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

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. The Narrow Margin, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Under The Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1952.

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 Barkleys of Broadway directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1949.

1948

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1948.

1947

Born to Kill directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1947.

1946

The Postman Always Rings Twice directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1946.

1945

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1945.

1944

Going My Way directed by Leo McCarey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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1943

Five Graves to Cairo directed by Billy Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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1942

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1942.

1941

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

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1940

My Favorite Wife directed by Garson Kanin 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 Devil Is a Woman directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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1934

Manhattan Melodrama directed by W.S. Van Dyke 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

Asphalt directed by Joe May was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

The Cocoanuts directed by Robert Florey 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

She directed by Leander De Cordova 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.

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1925.

1924

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1924.

1921

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

But much more happened, find out here: 04 May 1921.

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

Raja Harishchandra directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke 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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