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2017

16th Seduction by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2017.

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: 09 May 2015.

2014

Neighbors directed by Nicholas Stoller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2014.

2013

12th of Never by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2013.

2011

Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Iron Man 2 directed by Jon Favreau was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past directed by Mark Waters was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2009.

2007

Spider-Man 3 directed by Sam Raimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

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

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

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: 09 May 2005.

2003

X2 directed by Bryan Singer 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 UK Unchained Melody by Gareth Gates was in the top 5 hits. Insomnia, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar 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 UK Don't Stop Movin' by S Club 7 was in the top 5 hits. The Mummy Returns, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. 1st to Die by James Patterson 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 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. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice 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 UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. The Mummy, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1999.

1998

Deep Impact directed by Mimi Leder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Zane Huett. In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. The Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil 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 Noah Centineo. 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. A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen 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 UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Friday, directed by F. Gary Gray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1995.

1994

A Case of Need by Michael Crichton was one of the best seller of 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1994.

1993

Much Ado About Nothing directed by Kenneth Branagh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

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 that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. FernGully: The Last Rainforest, directed by Bill Kroyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman 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. Toy Soldiers, directed by Daniel Petrie Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1991.

1990

A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Mariano Di Vaio. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be There For You by Bon Jovi. Field of Dreams, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman 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 UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1988.

1987

La Bamba directed by Luis Valdez was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Danny Duncan. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Short Circuit, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick 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 Henrique. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Ladyhawke, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker 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 that special week people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie. The Bounty, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs 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 Muller. In that special week people in US were listening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. Valley Girl, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1983.

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: 09 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Yu Yokoyama. In that special week people in US were listening to Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton. The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone 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 Tatewin Means. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. Friday the 13th, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson 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 Andrew WK. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester 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 Santiago Dellape. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman 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 Choi Jeong-yoon. In that special week people in US were listening to When I Need You by Leo Sayer. The White Buffalo, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion 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 Faye Johnstone in Auckland. In UK Fernando by Abba 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. 1876 by Gore Vidal 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 Chris Diamantopoulos. In that special week people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn. Mandingo, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller 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 Pete Kelley. In that special week people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk. The Lord's of Flatbush, directed by Martin Davidson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan 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 Chu Sang-mi. In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. Paper Moon, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot 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 Dave Barr. 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. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1972.

1971

Billy Jack directed by T.C. Frank was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1971.

1970

A Man Called Horse directed by Elliot Silverstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1970.

1969

Ada by Vladimir Nabokov was one of the best seller of 1969.

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 David Benoit NBA forward (Utah Jazz. 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. Airport by Arthur Haile was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1968.

1967

Two for the Road directed by Stanley Donen 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 Red Deer. 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. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1966.

1965

The Pawnbroker directed by Sidney Lumet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Miloslav Mecir. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello, Dolly! by Louis Armstrong. Black Sabbath, directed by Mario Bava, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop 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 Sanja Dolezal. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March. Dr. No, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Paul Heaton rocker (The Housemartins - "Happy Hour. In that special week people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. War Hunt, directed by Denis Sanders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Rene Capo. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene 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 Jim Reilly. In UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Act One by Moss Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1960.

1959

Imitation of Life directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Esko Rechardt. In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. Vertigo, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Fred Markham. 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. A Hundred Hours To Suez by Robert Henriques 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. Godzilla, directed by Ishir Honda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 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: 09 May 1955.

1954

Three Coins in the Fountain directed by Jean Negulesco was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1954.

1953

The Desert Rats directed by Robert Wise 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 Patrick Ryecart. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1952.

1951

A Breath Of Air by Rumer Godden was one of the best seller of 1951.

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

1950

D.O.A. directed by Rudolph Mat was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1947

Born to Kill directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1945

Blood on the Sun directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Richard Furay. Going My Way, directed by Leo McCarey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1944.

1943

The Ox-Bow Incident directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

The Spoilers directed by Ray Enright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1939

Union Pacific directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1939.

1938

International Crime directed by Charles Lamont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

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: 09 May 1937.

1936

Things to Come directed by William Cameron Menzies was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

The Devil Is a Woman directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1935.

1934

Manhattan Melodrama directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gavin Lyall. Grand Hotel, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1932.

1931

The Public Enemy directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

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

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1930.

1929

The Black Watch directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Barbara Ann Scott. The Man Who Laughs, directed by Paul Leni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1928.

1927

The King of Kings directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 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: 09 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: 09 May 1925.

1924

Sherlock Jr. directed by Buster Keaton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1924.

1923

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best seller of 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1923.

1922

The Trap directed by Robert Thornby was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1922.

1921

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

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1921.

1920

A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1920.

1919

Dangerous Days by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1919.

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

1918

Dere Mable by Edward Streeter was one of the best seller of 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1918.

1917

A Mormon Maid directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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

1916

Civilization directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1916.

1915

A Far Country by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1915.

1914

The Battle of the Sexes directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1914.

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: 09 May 1913.

1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1912.

1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1911.

1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1910.

1909

Sherlock Holmes IV directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1909.

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1908.

1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

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1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

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1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1904.

1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1903.

1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

Fulton Market directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1901.