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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to None by None. 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 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. Midnight in Paris, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. Bossypants by Tina Fey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 May 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Ashton Rowland. In UK Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was in the top 5 hits. Poseidon, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Oakdale Confidential by Anonymous was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Marielle Caldwell. In UK Make Luv by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham was in the top 5 hits. Young Adam, directed by David Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The King of Torts by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 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.

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2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kalama Epstein. 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. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw 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 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 Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King 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 that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. Happiness, directed by Todd Solondz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Blood Work by Michael Connelly 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. 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: 05 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Jackie Cole. In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. The Van, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Absolute Power by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Gabriella Demartino. 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: 05 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Lil Za. In UK Come On You Reds by Manchester United Football Squad was in the top 5 hits. 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: 05 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Eloá Pimentel. 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: 05 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hannah Ferguson. 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: 05 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Raul Jimenez. 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: 05 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff. 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: 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. 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: 05 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adele (singer). In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. 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: 05 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Bérald Crambes. 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: 05 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Marie de Villepin. In that special week people in US were listening to Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer. Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor 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 Hillary Flora. 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. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Clifford Owusu. 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: 05 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Henry Cavill. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Mausoleum, directed by Michael Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Salvador by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Bryant. 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: 05 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Craig David. 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: 05 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alana Curry. 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: 05 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Vincent Kartheiser. 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. Ghost Story by Peter Straub 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 Santiago Cabrera. In that special week people in US were listening to Night Fever by Bee Gees. 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: 05 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Virginie Efira. 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: 05 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sage Stallone. 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: 05 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Tamia (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn. Hester Street, directed by Joan Micklin Silver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thomas Thévenoud. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. 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: 05 May 1974.

1973

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

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Darrin Henson. 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: 05 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Demorand. 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: 05 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Will Arnett. 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 Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Olav Sepp. In UK The Israelites by Desmond Dekker & The Aces was in the top 5 hits. 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: 05 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eric Omond. 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. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1968.

1967

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

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Shawn Drover. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. 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: 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. 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: 05 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Jean-François Copé. 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: 05 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Éric Laugérias. 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.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1963.

1962

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

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Hiroshi Hase. 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: 05 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jorge Quiroga Ramirez. 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: 05 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Brian Williams. 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: 05 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Aurélien Recoing. 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. They Came To Cordura by Glendon Swarthout was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Richard E Grant. 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: 05 May 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Kamagurka . 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.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1956.

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

Law and Order directed by Nathan Juran 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 Michael Cornelison. 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.
But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1952.

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.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 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: 05 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: 05 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: 05 May 1946.

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.

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

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.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1936.

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.

But much more happened, find out here: 05 May 1923.