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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Terminal, directed by Vaughn Stein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. Twisted Prey by John Sandford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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 Obsession by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 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: 08 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: 08 May 2012.

2011

We Need to Talk About Kevin directed by Lynne Ramsay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In UK American Boy by Estelle featuring Kanye West was in the top 5 hits. Vicky Cristina Barcelona, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Miracle At Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 May 2007.

2006

Poseidon directed by Wolfgang Petersen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 May 2004.

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. Young Adam, directed by David Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2003.

2002

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2002.

2001

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Road Trip, directed by Todd Phillips, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Before I Say Good-Bye by Mary Higgins Clark 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. Notting Hill, directed by Roger Michell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. We'Ll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark 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. Happiness, directed by Todd Solondz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1998.

1997

Afterglow directed by Alan Rudolph 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 Van, directed by Stephen Frears, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. In The Presence Of The Enemy by Elizabeth George was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Clara Augarde. 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 Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Priscilla Diaz. In that special week people in US were listening to The Sign by Ace Of Base. Trading Mom, directed by Tia Brelis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom was one of the best selling books.
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. Excessive Force, directed by Jon Hess, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Remembering Denny by Calvin Trillin 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. 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: 08 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Ethan Gage. 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: 08 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Marcel Cunningham. 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. Devices And Desires by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Nora Arnezeder. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Prayer by Madonna. Society, directed by Brian Yuzna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Diamond Throne by David Eddings was one of the best selling books.
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. 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: 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. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Winter Hawk by Craig Thomas 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. Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Songs Of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Problem (rapper). In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Pale Rider, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Metamagical Themas by Douglas R. Hofstadter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Cambridge (United Kingdom). In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. The Natural, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Balls by Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Elyes Gabel. In that special week people in US were listening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. Mausoleum, directed by Michael Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Banker by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Christina Cole. In that special week people in US were listening to Chariots Of Fire - Titles by Vangelis. The Return of Martin Guerre, directed by Daniel Vigne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Years Of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
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. Malevil, directed by Christian de Chalonge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas 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 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: 08 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Ole Vågan. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Winter Kills, directed by William Richert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Overload by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Josie Maran. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Martin, directed by George A. Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Human Factor by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Walcott. 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. The Age Of Uncertainty by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
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. Dixie Dynamite, directed by Lee Frost, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Enrique Iglesias. 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. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1975.

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. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, directed by John Hough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1974.

1973

The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner 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. Images, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Dominique Casagrande. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Underground Man by Ross Macdonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Luis Enrique. In that special week people in US were listening to ABC by The Jackson 5. Barquero, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Akebono Taro. In that special week people in US were listening to Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by The 5th Dimension. 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: 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. Blue, directed by Silvio Narizzano, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Gipsy Moth Circles The World by Francis Chichester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1968.

1967

The Captain by Jan de Hartog 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. Duel at Diablo, directed by Ralph Nelson, 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

Famous people born on this day include Owen Hart. 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. Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley was one of the best selling books.
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. Black God, White Devil, directed by Glauber Rocha, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Naked Society by Vance Packard 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. 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: 08 May 1963.

1962

The Bull From The Sea by Mary Renault was one of the best seller of 1962.

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. Black Tights, directed by Terence Young, 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. Sons and Lovers, directed by Jack Cardiff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. A Distant Trumpet by Paul Horgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Anita Noyes-Smith. In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Black Orpheus, directed by Marcel Camus, 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: 08 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Lovie Smith. 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. Ride The Red Earth by Paul Wellman was one of the best selling books.
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. As France Goes by David Schoenbrun was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1957.

1956

Good-bye, My Lady directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

Bride of the Monster directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1955.

1954

The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes was one of the best seller of 1954.

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

1953

Famous people born on this day include Isabelle Alonso. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Law and Order, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Green Man by Storm Jameson was one of the best selling books.
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. Kangaroo, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Son Of Adam Wyngate by Mary O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1952.

1951

The Great Caruso directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Please Believe Me directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Streets of Laredo directed by Leslie Fenton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1945

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1945.

1944

Cobra Woman directed by Robert Siodmak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

The More the Merrier directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1943.

1942

The Panther's Claw directed by William Beaudine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1942.

1941

I'll Wait for You directed by Robert B. Sinclair was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

Beyond Tomorrow directed by A. Edward Sutherland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Three Texas Steers directed by George Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1939.

1938

Romance on the Run directed by Gus Meins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1938.

1937

Captains Courageous directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

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: 08 May 1936.

1935

The Headline Woman directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

Change of Heart directed by John G. Blystone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

The Barbarian directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

Huddle directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1932.

1931

The Two Gun Man directed by Phil Rosen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1931.

1930

Sunny Skies directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1923

Soul of the Beast directed by John Griffith Wray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1923.