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2017

Glass Houses by Louise Penny was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 2017.

2016

Green Room directed by Jeremy Saulnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 2016.

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: 05 May 2015.

2014

The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 2014.

2013

Going Clear by Lawrence Wright was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 2013.

2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel directed by John Madden was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 2012.

2011

Famous people born on this day include Bear Jarecki. In that special week people in US were listening to E.T. by Katy Perry. Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 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: 05 May 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. What Happens in Vegas, directed by Tom Vaughan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Atonement by Ian McEwan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 2008.

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: 05 May 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Ashton Rowland. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Day by Daniel Powter. Mission: Impossible III, directed by J.J. Abrams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. The Jesus Papers by Michael Baigent was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 2006.

2005

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy directed by Garth Jennings was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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2004

Man on Fire directed by Tony Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Marielle Caldwell. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Busy by Sean Paul. X2, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Conquerors by Michael Beschloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 2003.

2002

Insomnia directed by Christopher Nolan 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 Kalama Epstein. In UK Oops!... I Did It Again by Britney Spears was in the top 5 hits. Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Cradle and All by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Jonny Gray. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. The Mummy, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Carly Manning. In UK It's Like That by Run-DMC vs Jason Nevins was in the top 5 hits. Les Misérables, directed by Bille August, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Vertes. 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. Total Control by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Gabriella Demartino. 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. Until Forever by Johanna Lindse was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1995.

1994

Couplehood by Paul Reiser was one of the best seller of 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Eloá Pimentel. 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. Days Of Grace by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Linsey Jade. 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. Double Deuce by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1992.

1991

Oscar directed by John Landis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg. In that special week people in US were listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. Cry-Baby, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Peril And Promise by John Chancellor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Chris Brown. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Pet Sematary, directed by Mary Lambert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Stranger In Savannah by Eugenia Price was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adele . 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. Emperor Of The Air by Ethan Canin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Samantha Cope. 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. Dancing On My Grave by Gelsey Kirkland with Greg Lawrence was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Bart Baker. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. No Retreat, No Surrender, directed by Corey Yuen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Triumph Of Politics by David A. Stockman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Marcos Rogerio. 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. The Courage To Change by Dennis Wholey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1985.

1984

The Bounty directed by Roger Donaldson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

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1983

Famous people born on this day include Henry Cavill. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. The Hunger, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Ellis Island by Fred Mustard Stewart was one of the best selling books.
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1982

And More By Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best seller of 1982.

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1981

Famous people born on this day include Danielle Christine Fishel in Mesa. 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. Sirens by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bonnie Lynn. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. The Thirty Nine Steps, directed by Don Sharp, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Second Coming by Walker Percy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Tahiry Jose. 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. The Winner'S Circle by Charles Paul Conn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Bruno Cheyrou. In that special week people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Second Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Tiffany Roberts in Petaluma. 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. Full Disclosure by William Safire was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Juan Pablo Sorin. In UK Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Watch Out, We're Mad, directed by Marcello Fondato, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Looking For Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Christine Buschur. 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 Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shaun McKnight. 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. Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red by Harry Kemelman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Johan Hedberg. In that special week people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn. Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Ron Snook. 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 Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Ken Brown. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. Billy Jack, directed by T.C. Frank, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The European Discovery Of America by Samuel Eliot Morison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Harold Nash. 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. Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1970.

1969

Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Titley. The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Triumph by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Brad Baxter. In that special week people in US were listening to Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra. Two for the Road, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Mike Stapleton in Sarnia. In that special week people in US were listening to Monday, Monday by The Mamas & The Papas. Arabesque, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. On TV people were watching Court Martial.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Leslie Law. In that special week people in US were listening to Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter by Herman's Hermits. The Pawnbroker, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Heidi Kozak. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. The Idiot, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Francis Bacon by Catherine Drinker Bowen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Jenifer McKitrick. 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. Why Not Victory? by Barry M. Goldwater was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Hiro Hase. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. The Beast of Yucca Flats, directed by Coleman Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Music Of The Spheres by Guy Murchie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Wade. In UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Where The Boys Are by Glendon Swarthout was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Ian McCullough. 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. Henderson The Rain King by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Serse Cosmi. 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. A Summer Place by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
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1957

Desk Set directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

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1956

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

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1955

Daddy Long Legs directed by Jean Negulesco was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1955.

1954

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

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1953

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

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Campbell McComas. The Narrow Margin, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Distant Shore by Jan de Hartog was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 May 1949.

1948

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

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1947

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

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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: 05 May 1946.

1945

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

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1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Pierre Leaud. Going My Way, directed by Leo McCarey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. The Green Years by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1944.

1943

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

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1943.

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: 05 May 1942.

1941

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

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1941.

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

The Prince and the Pauper directed by William Keighley 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 Devil's Brother directed by Hal Roach was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aurel Stroe. Grand Hotel, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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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 US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nora Denney. The Man Who Laughs, directed by Paul Leni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Swan Song by John Galsworth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1928.

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.

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1924

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

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1923

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim was one of the best seller of 1923.

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1922

If Winter Comes by A.S.M. Hutchinson was one of the best seller of 1922.

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1921

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

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1920

The River's End by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best seller of 1920.

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1919

The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad was one of the best seller of 1919.

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1918

Dere Mable by Edward Streeter was one of the best seller of 1918.

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1917

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

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1916

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

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1915

Michael O'Halloran by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best seller of 1915.

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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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1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

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1911

The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester was one of the best seller of 1911.

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1910

The Wild Olive by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1910.

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1909

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

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1908

The Lure of the Mask by Harold MacGrath was one of the best seller of 1908.

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1907

The Lady of the Decoration by Frances Little was one of the best seller of 1907.

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1906

Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1906.

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1905

The Clansman by Thomas Dixon, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1905.

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1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

Lady Rose's Daughter by Mary Augusta Ward was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

The Virginian by Owen Wister was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

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

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