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2018

Terminal directed by Vaughn Stein was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). 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. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult 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 that special week people in US were listening to In Da Club by 50 Cent. Young Adam, directed by David Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Dirty Work by Stuart Woods 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 (Democrat). 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. Failure Is Not An Option by Gene Kranz 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 UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Notting Hill, directed by Roger Michell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander 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. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt 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 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. The Beast From the East by R.L. Stine 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. From Beginning To End by Robert Fulghum 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 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. 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 that special week people in US were listening to Freak Me by Silk. Excessive Force, directed by Jon Hess, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Healing And The Mind by Bill Moyers 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 that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Benny's Video, directed by Michael Haneke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Reinventing Government by David Osborne and Ted Gaebler 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. You'Ll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again by Julia Phillips 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 UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. Far Out Man, directed by Tommy Chong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Masquerade by Janet Dailey 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. We Are Still Married by Garrison Keillor 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 that special week people in US were listening to Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, directed by John Carl Buechler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel 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 UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy 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 UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. I'Ll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz 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. The Lonely Silver Rain by John D. MacDonald 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 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. Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain 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 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. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda 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. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney 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 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. Brain by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). 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. Triple by Ken Follett 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. How To Get Whatever You Want Out Of Life by Dr. Joyce Brothers 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 Amityville Horror by Jay Anson 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 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. Raise The Titanic! by Clive Cussler 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 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. 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

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. All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, directed by John Hough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Burr by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Rey. In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. Fantastic Planet, directed by René Laloux, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Evening In Byzantium by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
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. The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey 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 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. Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie 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. Mr. Sammlers Planet by Saul Bellow 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 UK The Israelites by Desmond Dekker & The Aces was in the top 5 hits. Age of Consent, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Julianne Morris. 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 Triumph by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1968.

1967

Everything But Money by Sam Levenson 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 that special week people in US were listening to Monday, Monday by The Mamas & The Papas. A Man and a Woman, directed by Claude Lelouch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan 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. Design For Survival by General Thomas S. Power was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1965.

1964

Black God, White Devil directed by Glauber Rocha was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). 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. Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1963.

1962

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser 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 UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. Black Tights, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Manila Galleon by F. Van Wyck Mason 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. Never Trust A Naked Bus Driver by Jack Douglas 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. Invisible Invaders, directed by Edward L. Cahn, 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 that special week people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. The Toughest Gun in Tombstone, directed by Earl Bellamy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. To Live Again by Catherine Marshall 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. The Towers Of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1957.

1956

The Birth Of Britain by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best seller of 1956.

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

1955

Famous people born on this day include Denys Bouliane. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Santa Fe Passage, directed by William Witney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Flamingo Feather by Laurens Van Der Post was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1955.

1954

Forty Plus And Fancy Free by Emily Kimbrough was one of the best seller of 1954.

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

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: 08 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Vittorio Sgarbi. Kangaroo, directed by Lewis Milestone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Through Charley'S Door by Emily Kimbrough 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

The Scarlet Clue directed by Phil Rosen 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

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: 08 May 1941.

1940

I Was an Adventuress directed by Gregory Ratoff 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

Guns in the Dark directed by Sam Newfield 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

The Scarlet Empress directed by Josef von Sternberg 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.

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.

1922

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1922.

1911

The Lost Chord directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 May 1911.