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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Book Club, directed by Bill Holderman, 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: 09 May 2018.

2016

Cell directed by Tod Williams was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2016.

2015

San Andreas directed by Brad Peyton was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2015.

2014

Famous people born on this day include Twins Thistlethwaite. In that special week people in US were listening to Happy by Pharrell Williams. Foxcatcher, directed by Bennett Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014. Thrive by Arianna Huffington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2014.

2012

Lawless directed by John Hillcoat was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2012.

2011

Melancholia directed by Lars von Trier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2011.

2010

The Reef directed by Andrew Traucki was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Are You There by Chelsea Handler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2008.

2007

Savage Grace directed by Tom Kalin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2007.

2006

The Da Vinci Code directed by Ron Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2006.

2004

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle directed by Danny Leiner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2004.

2003

The Brown Bunny directed by Vincent Gallo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Jayce Cicchino. In that special week people in US were listening to Foolish by Ashanti. The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Find Me by Rosie O'Donnell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Cecilia Balagot. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. Mulholland Dr., directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Ravelstein by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Brad Mattinson. In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. The Straight Story, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Vittorio, The Vampire by Anne Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Jelina . In that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. Godzilla, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Zane Huett. In UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Locked In The Cabinet by Robert B. Reich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Mary Mouser. In that special week people in US were listening to Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. The Pillow Book, directed by Peter Greenaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Brennan Tracy. In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. The Passion of Darkly Noon, directed by Philip Ridley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. In Retrospect by Robert S. McNamara with Brian VanDeMark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Marius Godard. In UK Come On You Reds by Manchester United Football Squad was in the top 5 hits. Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Yamada Ryosuke. In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Sliver, directed by Phillip Noyce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Culture Of Complaint by Robert Hughes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Gutierrez. In UK Please Don't Go by KWS was in the top 5 hits. Far and Away, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. For Love Alone by Ivana Trump was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Stasija Rage. In that special week people in US were listening to Joyride by Roxette. Backdraft, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Novel by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Amber Fillerup. In UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. Bird on a Wire, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Becca (musician). In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be There For You by Bon Jovi. Road House, directed by Rowdy Herrington, 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: 09 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Ryan Fitzpatrick. In that special week people in US were listening to Anything For You by Gloria Estefan. Crocodile Dundee II, directed by John Cornell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. 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: 09 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Gameiro. In that special week people in US were listening to (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Glory Days by Dave Marsh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Danny Duncan. In that special week people in US were listening to West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys. Cobra, directed by George P. Cosmatos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Audrina Patridge. In UK 19 by Paul Hardcastle was in the top 5 hits. Brewster's Millions, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Prince Fielder. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Making the Grade, directed by Dorian Walker, 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: 09 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Gilles Müller. In that special week people in US were listening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. WarGames, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Youngest Science by Lewis Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Rachel Boston. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Annie, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Emilie Minatchy (Star Academy). In that special week people in US were listening to Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton. Escape from New York, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Wealth And Poverty by George Gilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jo Hyeon-jae. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. The Final Countdown, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Rosario Dawson. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Quadrophenia, directed by Franc Roddam, 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: 09 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Anette Dawn. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Whistle by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Thibault Chapelle. In that special week people in US were listening to When I Need You by Leo Sayer. Stroszek, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Everything You'Ve Always Wanted To Know About Energy But Were Too Weak To Ask by Naura Hayden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nenad Jestrovic. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Aces High, directed by Jack Gold, 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: 09 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Sihem Habchi. In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. Lips of Blood, directed by Jean Rollin, 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: 09 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sagamore Stévenin. In that special week people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk. Daisy Miller, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. I Heard The Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Jasmina Douieb. In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. Day for Night, directed by François Truffaut, 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: 09 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Lisa Ann. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Frenzy, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Ghesquière. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. The Panic in Needle Park, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Ghostface Killah. In that special week people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who. The Landlord, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Hudson Leick. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. Winning, directed by James Goldstone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Lost Queen by Norah Lofts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marie-José Perec. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. Witchfinder General, directed by Michael Reeves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1968.

1967

The Million Eyes of Sumuru directed by Lindsay Shonteff was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Mark Tinordi. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Au Hasard Balthazar, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Steve Yzerman. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Repulsion, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Don'T Stop The Carnival by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Fyodor Bondarchuk. In UK Don't Throw Your Love Away by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. The Brass Bottle, directed by Harry Keller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. When The Cheering Stopped by Gene Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Emilio Maillé. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The List of Adrian Messenger, directed by John Huston, 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: 09 May 1963.

1962

The Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best seller of 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include John Corbett. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. Clear Skies, directed by Grigoriy Chukhray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Frog Pond by Joyce MacIver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tony Gwynn. In that special week people in US were listening to Stuck On You by Elvis Presley. The Day They Robbed the Bank of England, directed by John Guillermin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Ulrich Matthes. In that special week people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. The Young Philadelphians, directed by Vincent Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Watch That Ends The Night by Hugh MacLennan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1959.

1958

The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Fred Markham. In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. China Gate, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Fbi Story by Don Whitehead was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Wendy Crewson. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Peter Hall. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. The Dam Busters, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Dominique Juillot. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Three Coins in the Fountain, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Seven Years In Tibet by Heinrich Harrer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1954.

1953

Young Bess directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Linda Finnie. Brandy for the Parson, directed by John Eldridge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1952.

1951

Along the Great Divide directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1951.

1950

Caged directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1950.

1948

Raw Deal directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1948.

1947

Dick Tracy's Dilemma directed by John Rawlins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1947.

1946

Bad Bascomb directed by S. Sylvan Simon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1946.

1945

Las abandonadas directed by Emilio Fernández was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1945.

1944

Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat directed by Phil Rosen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1944.

1943

Ossessione directed by Luchino Visconti was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1943.

1942

Romance on the Range directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1942.

1941

Blood and Sand directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1941.

1940

Torrid Zone directed by William Keighley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1940.

1938

Sinners in Paradise directed by James Whale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1938.

1936

The Golden Arrow directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1936.

1933

I Cover the Waterfront directed by James Cruze was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1933.

1932

The Rich Are Always with Us directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1932.

1931

Svengali directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1931.

1926

The Boob directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1926.

1919

The Busher directed by Jerome Storm was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1919.

1917

A Romance of the Redwoods directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1917.