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2017

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2016

Green Room directed by Jeremy Saulnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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

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

Rose Harbor In Bloom by Debbie Macomber was one of the best seller of 2013.

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

2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel directed by John Madden was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

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.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In UK American Boy by Estelle featuring Kanye West was in the top 5 hits. What Happens in Vegas, directed by Tom Vaughan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Strong At The Broken Places by Richard M. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 2008.

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.

2004

Juve Against Fantomas directed by Louis Feuillade was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

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. Heaven and Earth by Nora Roberts 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. The Woman Next Door by Barbara Delinsky 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. Pop Goes The Weasel by James Patterson 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. Dangerous Kiss by Jackie Collins 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. 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: 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. Hide & Seek by James Patterson 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. All That Glitters by V.C. Andrews was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1995.

1994

The Hidden Life Of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas was one of the best seller of 1994.

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

1993

My Neighbor Totoro directed by Hayao Miyazaki 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. Wlt by Garrison Keillor 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. Oscar, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. If You Really Loved Me by Ann Rule was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1991.

1990

A Ruling Passion by Judith Michael 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. Pet Sematary, directed by Mary Lambert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Lyre Of Orpheus by Robertson Davies 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. Riding The Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux 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. James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot 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. The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz by Joan Rivers 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. In God'S Name by David A. Yallop 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. The Hunger, directed by Tony Scott, 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

The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders 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. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith 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. Rage Of Angels by Sidney Sheldon 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. Shadow Of The Moon by M.M. Kaye 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. The Empty Copper Sea by John D. MacDonald 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. Ceremony Of The Innocent by Taylor Caldwell 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. Ordinary People by Judith Guest 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. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry 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. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders 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. Fire In The Lake by Frances Fitzgerald 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. The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven 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

The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes 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. Incredible Victory by Walter Lord 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. The Kremlin Letter by Noel Behn 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. The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler 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. Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D 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. Renoir, My Father by Jean Renoir 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. Lanterns And Lances by James Thurber 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. The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase 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. The Arctic Year by Peter Freuchen and Finn Salomonsen 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. Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter by Edward Streeter 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, King of the Monsters!, directed by Ishir Honda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Bugles And A Tiger by John Masters 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. Kiss Me, Deadly by Mickey Spillane was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1952.

1951

Nature'S Ways by Roy Chapman Andrews 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. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas 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

In This Our Life directed by John Huston 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

Shall We Dance directed by Mark Sandrich 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. The Sheltered Life by Ellen Glasgow 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. The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1928.

1927

7th Heaven directed by Frank Borzage 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

His Children's Children by Arthur Train 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

Kindred of the Dust by Peter B. Kyne was one of the best seller of 1920.

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

1919

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse by Vicente Blasco Ibanez 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.

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1916

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

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1915

Jaffery by William J. Locke was one of the best seller of 1915.

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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

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

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

1911

The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best seller of 1911.

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1910

The Wild Olive by Anonymous (Basil King) 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

The Barrier by Rex Beach was one of the best seller of 1908.

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

1907

The Brass Bowl by Louis J. Vance was one of the best seller of 1907.

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

1906

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1906.

1905

The Gambler by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 09 May 1905.

1904

The Deliverance by Ellen Glasgow was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

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

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1902

Mrs. Wiggs of Cabbage Patch by Alice Caldwell Hegan 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.

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