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2018

Book Club directed by Bill Holderman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 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: 11 May 2015.

2014

Foxcatcher directed by Bennett Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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. The Whole Truth by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Dezi Cubiche. In that special week people in US were listening to Makes Me Wonder by Maroon5. Savage Grace, directed by Tom Kalin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. The Road by Cormac McCarth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 May 2006.

2004

Somersault directed by Cate Shortland was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 May 2003.

2002

The Pianist directed by Roman Polanski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Mulholland Dr. directed by David Lynch 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 UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw 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 UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. The Straight Story, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Majors by John Feinstein 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 UK Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Godzilla, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1998.

1997

The Lost World: Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg 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 UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Heaven's Prisoners, directed by Phil Joanou, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Absolute Power by David Baldacci 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. The Passion of Darkly Noon, directed by Philip Ridley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Our Game by John le Carré 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Sign by Ace Of Base. Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. On Dangerous Ground by Jack Higgins 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 that special week people in US were listening to That's The Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson. Sliver, directed by Phillip Noyce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Client by John Grisham 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 that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Far and Away, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Barcelona by Robert Hughes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Sckoropad Twins. In that special week people in US were listening to Joyride by Roxette. Hudson Hawk, directed by Michael Lehmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Life Is Too Short by Mickey Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Kelly Cheung. In that special week people in US were listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. Bird on a Wire, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Cam Newton. 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. Wordstruck by Robert MacNeil 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 Marcel Kittel. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Crocodile Dundee II, directed by John Cornell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher 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 Enikő Mihalik. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. Beverly Hills Cop II, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Boone by T. Boone Pickens Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Abou Diaby. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Crawlspace, directed by David Schmoeller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jadyn Wong. In UK 19 by Paul Hardcastle was in the top 5 hits. Re-Animator, directed by Stuart Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon 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 Andrés Iniesta. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie. Making the Grade, directed by Dorian Walker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Mafia Princess by Antoinette Giancana and Thomas C. Renner 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 Holly Valance. 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 Color Purple by Alice Walker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Cory Monteith. 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. The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Lauren Jackson. 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. Cosmos by Carl Sagan 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 Evelina Pereira. 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. Sophie's Choice by William Styron 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 Mary Elizabeth Ellis. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Quadrophenia, directed by Franc Roddam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum 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. Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 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 Armel Le Cléac'h. 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. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer 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 Annelise Hesme. In that special week people in US were listening to Welcome Back by John Sebastian. Aces High, directed by Jack Gold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The R Document by Irving Wallace 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. 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: 11 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Benoît Magimel. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Daisy Miller, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace 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 James Haven. In that special week people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn. The Day of the Jackal, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer 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 Gabriele Colombo. 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. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok 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 Dominique Arribagé. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. 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: 11 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Holly Frazier. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Landlord, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Karolyn Lonczak. 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: 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. 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: 11 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Anaïs Jeanneret. In that special week people in US were listening to The Happening by The Supremes. The Million Eyes of Sumuru, directed by Lindsay Shonteff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Inside South America by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1967.

1966

The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best seller of 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Marguerite MacIntyre. 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. My Shadow Ran Fast by Bill Sands 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 Billy Bean. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello, Dolly! by Louis Armstrong. The Brass Bottle, directed by Harry Keller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes 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 Natasha Richardson. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March. Violent Midnight, directed by Richard Hilliard, 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: 11 May 1963.

1962

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best seller of 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Luis Felipe. 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. Something Light by Margery Sharp 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). Famous people born on this day include Sergio Ermotti. 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. Grant Moves South by Bruce Catton 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 UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Young Philadelphians, directed by Vincent Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1959.

1958

To Live Again by Catherine Marshall was one of the best seller of 1958.

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

1957

Famous people born on this day include Fanny Cottençon. 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. As France Goes by David Schoenbrun was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1957.

1956

The Killing directed by Stanley Kubrick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1956.

1955

The Dam Busters directed by Michael Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include John Gregory (footballer). In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Dial M for Murder, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Taft Story by William S. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Céline Léger. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Young Bess, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Outsider by Richard A. Wright was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 11 May 1953.

1952

The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 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: 11 May 1950.

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: 11 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: 11 May 1946.

1945

Pillow to Post directed by Vincent Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 11 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: 11 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: 11 May 1943.

1942

Grand Central Murder directed by S. Sylvan Simon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1932

Two Seconds directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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