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2018

The 17th Suspect by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 2018.

2016

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 May 2014.

2012

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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. What Happens in Vegas, directed by Tom Vaughan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Kai Trump. In that special week people in US were listening to Makes Me Wonder by Maroon5. 28 Weeks Later, directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 May 2006.

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: 12 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Madeleine McCann. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Busy by Sean Paul. X2, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Jarhead by Anthony Swofford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 May 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include John Paul Ruttan. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. The Mummy Returns, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Body Of Secrets by James Bamford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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. Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Summer McKeen. 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. White Oleander by Janet Fitch was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Mikey Murphy. 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. Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Odeya Rush. In that special week people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.. The Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1997.

1996

Dead Man directed by Jim Jarmusch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Kenton Duty. In UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Crimson Tide, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Reev . In that special week people in US were listening to The Sign by Ace Of Base. The Crow, directed by Alex Proyas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Disclosure by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Malcolm David Kelley. 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. Revolution From Within by Gloria Steinem was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Bradford N Smith. In that special week people in US were listening to Joyride by Roxette. Switch, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Aspen Gold by Janet Dailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1991.

1990

In The Arena by Richard Nixon was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Eleftheria Eleftheriou. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marcelo Vieira. 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. Zoya by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Chris Pontius (soccer). In that special week people in US were listening to (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew. La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Fine Things by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Emily Vancamp. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lie Down With Lions by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1986.

1985

The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Emily Beecham. 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. One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Alina Kabaeva. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Valley Girl, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1983.

1982

An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Rami Malek. 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. Free Fall In Crimson by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marama Vahirua. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. Friday the 13th, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Aaron Yoo. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Nurse by Peggy Anderson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Jason Biggs. 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. The Women'S Room by Marilyn French was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include María José Besora. In that special week people in US were listening to When I Need You by Leo Sayer. Cross of Iron, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Takamisakari Seiken. 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. The Gemini Contenders by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Jonah Lomu. 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. Here At The New Yorker by Brendan Gill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tolga Çevik. 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. Times To Remember by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Mackenzie Astin. 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. Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Christian Campbell. 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. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Jamie Luner. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. 10 Rillington Place, directed by Richard Fleischer, 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: 12 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Samantha Mathis. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. A Man Called Horse, directed by Elliot Silverstein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Kim Fields. In that special week people in US were listening to Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by The 5th Dimension. Mackenna's Gold, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Trouble With Lawyers by Murray Teigh Bloom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tony Hawk. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Kenny Greer. In that special week people in US were listening to The Happening by The Supremes. For a Few Dollars More, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Under The Eye Of The Storm by John Hersey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Stephen Baldwin. 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. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Anthony Wong (Australian actor). 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. Don'T Stop The Carnival by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Trey Helliwell. In UK Don't Throw Your Love Away by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. What a Way to Go!, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Naked Society by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Deborah Kara Unger. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Dr. No, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Emilio Estevez. 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. In The Clearing by Robert Frost was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Lar Park Lincoln. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The White Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Simon Liberati. In that special week people in US were listening to Stuck On You by Elvis Presley. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. A Distant Trumpet by Paul Horgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Ving Rhames. In that special week people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include James Wilder (football). In UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. Thunder Road, directed by Arthur Ripley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Ride The Red Earth by Paul Wellman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Astrid Fallon. In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Fbi Story by Don Whitehead was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Bernie Federko. 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. Bay Window Bohemia by Oscar Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Kim Anderson. 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. The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Patrick Eudeline. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Three Coins in the Fountain, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Bless This House by Norah Lofts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Melleny Melody. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Desert Rats, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The High And The Mighty by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Canute Edwards. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Gods, Graves And Scholars by C.W. Ceram was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1952.

1951

War In Korea by Marguerite Higgins was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1951.

1950

Please Believe Me directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 May 1945.

1944

The White Cliffs of Dover directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 May 1940.

1939

Only Angels Have Wings directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 May 1934.

1933

The Barbarian directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1933.

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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 May 1929.

1928

The Man Who Laughs directed by Paul Leni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 May 1924.

1922

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 May 1921.

1920

The Flapper directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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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.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 May 1916.

1914

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

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1913

Raja Harishchandra directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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1909

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

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1901

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

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