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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Fahrenheit 451, directed by Ramin Bahrani, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines, Marah Stets was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 May 2015.

2014

I'Ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2014.

2013

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2013.

2011

Bossypants by Tina Fey was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2011.

2010

Changes by Jim Butcher was one of the best seller of 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2010.

2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine directed by Gavin Hood was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2009.

2007

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner was one of the best seller of 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2007.

2006

Mission: Impossible III directed by J.J. Abrams was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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2005

Kingdom of Heaven directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Moulay Hassan. In UK Make Luv by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham was in the top 5 hits. X2, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Black Dahlia Avenger by Steve Hodel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2003.

2002

Lucky Man: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox was one of the best seller of 2002.

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2001

A Common Life by Jan Karon was one of the best seller of 2001.

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2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Chris Miles. 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. Tara Road by Maeve Binchy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Jack LaBrant. 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. Homeport by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1998.

1997

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery directed by Jay Roach was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Lucas Castel. In that special week people in US were listening to Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. The Craft, directed by Andrew Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. And This Too Shall Pass by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1996.

1995

The Fourth Procedure by Stanley Pottinger was one of the best seller of 1995.

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1994

Zlata'S Diary by Zlata Filipovic was one of the best seller of 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Allaray Roo. In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenneth Branagh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olivia Culpo. In UK Deeply Dippy by Right Said Fred was in the top 5 hits. Barcelona by Robert Hughes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1992.

1991

There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz was one of the best seller of 1991.

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1990

The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille was one of the best seller of 1990.

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1989

The Diamond Throne by David Eddings was one of the best seller of 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Trisha Paytas. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. 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: 08 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Katherine Danza. 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. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include James Elmer. 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. When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough by Harold S. Kushner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1986.

1985

Queenie by Michael Korda was one of the best seller of 1985.

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1984

Famous people born on this day include Martin Compston. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. The Bounty, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Lines And Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1984.

1983

The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour was one of the best seller of 1983.

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1982

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Stephen Amell. 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. Century by Fred Mustard Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Keyon Dooling. 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. Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1980.

1979

Nurse by Peggy Anderson was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1979.

1978

Coming Into The Country by John McPhee was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1978.

1977

Haywire by Brooke Hayward was one of the best seller of 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Li Xiaoran. 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. A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1976.

1975

All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot was one of the best seller of 1975.

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1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Raphaël Jacquelin. 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. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1974.

1973

The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three by John Godey was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Darren Hayes. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, 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: 08 May 1972.

1971

Stilwell And The American Experience In China, 1911-1945 by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was one of the best seller of 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1971.

1970

A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best seller of 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1970.

1969

Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women by Marjorie Craig was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Julianne Morris. 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. The Triumph by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1968.

1967

The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Cláudio Taffarel. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Arabesque, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1966.

1965

Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Melissa Gilbert. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles. The Horror of Party Beach, directed by Del Tenney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Laurence Boccolini. 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. The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Alain Bauer. In that special week people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. A Taste of Honey, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Chairman Of The Bored by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Bill de Blasio. 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. Reality In Advertising by Rosser Reeves was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Franco Baresi. In UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. May This House Be Safe From Tigers by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1960.

1959

Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1959.

1958

Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Marie Myriam. 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 Last Angry Man by Gerald Green was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1957.

1956

The Quiet American by Graham Greene was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1956.

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: 08 May 1955.

1954

Fire In The Ashes by Theodore Harold White was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1954.

1953

The Legendary Mizners by Alva Johnston was one of the best seller of 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vittorio Sgarbi. The Narrow Margin, directed by Richard Fleischer, 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: 08 May 1952.

1951

The Balance Wheel by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1951.

1950

Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1950.

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: 08 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: 08 May 1948.

1947

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 May 1946.

1944

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1944.

1943

This Land Is Mine directed by Jean Renoir was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 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: 08 May 1941.

1940

My Favorite Wife directed by Garson Kanin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1940.

1937

Make Way for Tomorrow directed by Leo McCarey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1937.

1935

The Informer directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1935.

1934

The Black Cat directed by Edgar G. Ulmer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1934.

1933

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1933.

1930

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1930.

1929

The Cocoanuts directed by Robert Florey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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1927

7th Heaven directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1927.

1926

She directed by Leander De Cordova was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1926.

1925

Strike directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1925.

1922

Beyond the Rocks directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1921.

1913

Raja Harishchandra directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1913.