May 10

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on May 10. From 1900 until now. May 10 is under the sign of Taurus. Famous birthdays on this day include Bono (U2) (1960), Linda Evangelista (1965) and Sid Vicious (1957). Several movies were released around May 10 over the years, such as The Shining in 1980 directed by Stanley Kubrick and Braveheart in 1995 directed by Mel Gibson.
But much more happened on May 10 over the years: find out below

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The Shining

The Shining

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1995

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1985

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Country: United States of America

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong

Starring: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 10?


  • Saint Gordianus
  • Saint Isidore the Laborer
  • Saint John of Avila
  • Saint Job
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  • 2019 Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present): Four hostages, who were being held in northern Burkina Faso, are rescued by French naval commandos, with two French commandos killed during the rescue operation. Those freed include two Frenchmen who had been kidnapped in Benin on May 1 and a pair of women, one an American and the other a South Korean. (BBC)
  • 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: The Hamas-run Ministry of Health says that 2,064 unarmed protesters were shot with live gunshots, 1,094 suffered gas suffocation serious enough for hospitalization. [ (Xinhuanet)Senior Hamas member Yehiyeh Sinwar suggests that tens of thousands of Palestinian protestors may try to cross the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip. (ABC News)
  • 2017 Pope Francis intends to canonize two of the children who had visions at Fatima. (The Salt Lake Tribune)
  • 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Ali Haider Gilani, the son of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gilani, is rescued in a joint operation by U.S. and Afghan forces three years after he was kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants. (AFP via ABC News Australia)
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An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough

An Indecent Obsession

Year: 1982


At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

A Prayer For Owen Meany

Year: 1989


I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants

Year: 2011


Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show …

Don'T Stop The Carnival by Herman Wouk

Don'T Stop The Carnival

Year: 1965


It's every parrothead's dream: to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colors, and rum-laced drinks of a

Zorba The Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Zorba The Greek

Year: 1953


A stunning new translation of the classic book—and basis for the beloved Oscar-winning film—brings the clarity and beauty of Kazantzakis’s language and story alive.First

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