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2017

The Lose Your Belly Diet by Travis Stork was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 May 2014.

2013

The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrmann was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 2013.

2012

Hick directed by Derick Martini was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 May 2009.

2008

What Happens in Vegas directed by Tom Vaughan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Dezi Cubiche. In UK Beautiful Liar by Beyonce & Shakira was in the top 5 hits. 28 Weeks Later, directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. The Wheel Of Darkness by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 May 2003.

2002

Insomnia directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 2002.

2001

The Mummy Returns directed by Stephen Sommers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Moment Of Truth by Lisa Scottoline was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Sabrina Carpenter. In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. The Mummy, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Mcnally'S Dilemma by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Dylan Allen. In that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. Deep Impact, directed by Mimi Leder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Damascus Gate by Robert Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1998.

1997

The Fifth Element directed by Luc Besson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Gio Volpe. In that special week people in US were listening to Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. Dead Man, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Melody by V.C. Andrews was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Yassi Pressman. In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. Friday, directed by F. Gary Gray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Death Of Common Sense by Philip K. Howard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Kelsey Isaacs. In UK Come On You Reds by Manchester United Football Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Crow, directed by Alex Proyas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Zlata'S Diary by Zlata Filipovic was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include James Reid. In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. My Neighbor Totoro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Pigs In Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre-Ambroise Bosse. In UK Please Don't Go by KWS was in the top 5 hits. Lethal Weapon 3, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Cat Who Wasn'T There by Lilian Jackson Braun was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1992.

1991

Switch directed by Blake Edwards was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1991.

1990

Any Woman'S Blues by Erica Jong was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Royce. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Pet Sematary, directed by Mary Lambert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Blac Chyna. 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. I Think I Don'T Remember by Art Buchwald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Justin King. In that special week people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Freedom by William Safire was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1987.

1986

Short Circuit directed by John Badham was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include sifow. In that special week people in US were listening to Crazy For You by Madonna. Ladyhawke, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Once Upon A Time by Gloria Vanderbilt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Gerald Clayton. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie. The Natural, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Lord Of The Dance by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Hanna Verboom. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. The Hunger, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Life Sentences by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1983.

1982

Spellbinder by Harold Robbins was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Austin O'Brien. In that special week people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Clowns Of God by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Matthew Lawrence in Philadelphia. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Friday the 13th, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Erin Lang. 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. Connections by James Burke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Laetitia Casta. In that special week people in US were listening to If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Fools Die by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Pablo Garcia. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Cross of Iron, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Coma by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amrinder Gill. 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. Sinatra by Earl Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Coby Bell. In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. Mandingo, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Harlequin by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roger Juffing. 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. Widow by Lynn Caine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Michelle Venturella. In that special week people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn. 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: 11 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Anita Hegh. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Report To The Commissioner by James Mills was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Yo Murphy. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. Billy Jack, directed by T.C. Frank, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Qb Vii by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Michael Joubert. In that special week people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who. A Man Called Horse, directed by Elliot Silverstein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Civilisation by Kenneth Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1970.

1969

Mackenna's Gold directed by J. Lee Thompson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jeffrey Donovan. 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. The Double Helix by James Watson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Kenneth Gould. In UK Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. For a Few Dollars More, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. A Second-Hand Life by Charles Jackson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Chris Mohr. 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. Giles Goat Boy by John Barth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Stefano Domenicali. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Pawnbroker, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Julian by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Katie Wagner. In that special week people in US were listening to My Guy by Mary Wells. Black Sabbath, directed by Mario Bava, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mark Breland. Dr. No, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Collector by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Steve Bono NFL quarterback (Kansas City Chiefs. In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits. Mothra, directed by Inoshiro Honda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The End Of The Battle by Evelyn Waugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Diana Lee[-Hsu]. 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. My Wilderness by William O. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). 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 Constant Image by Marcia Davenport was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Martha Quinn in Albany. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Three Edwards by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1959.

1958

Thunder Road directed by Arthur Ripley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1958.

1957

Desk Set directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Theresa Burke. 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. Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Mark Herndon in Springfield. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Bride of the Monster, directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Fear Strikes Out by Jim Piersall and Al Hirshberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 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: 11 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Darrow Igus in Newark. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1952.

1951

Round The Bend by Nevil Shute was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 May 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bob Christian. The White Cliffs of Dover, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. The Green Years by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 May 1939.

1938

Vivacious Lady directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1938.

1937

Captains Courageous directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 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: 11 May 1935.

1934

Blue Steel directed by Robert Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 May 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Henriette Santer. Grand Hotel, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 May 1931.

1930

Born Reckless directed by Andrew Bennison was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 May 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brother Andrew. 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 May 1924.

1923

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

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 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: 11 May 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Beryl Bryden. The Flapper, directed by Alan Crosland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1920.

1919

The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor was one of the best seller of 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1919.

1918

The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1918.

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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

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

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1915.

1914

Spartacus directed by Giovanni Enrico Vidali was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 May 1913.

1912

The Harvester by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1912.

1911

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

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1911.

1910

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

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1909

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

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1908

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

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1907

The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best seller of 1907.

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1906

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

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1905

The Garden of Allah by Robert Hichens was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1905.

1904

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

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1904.

1903

Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

The Virginian by Owen Wister 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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