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2018

The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 2018.

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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 May 2013.

2011

Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 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: 13 May 2009.

2007

28 Weeks Later directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 May 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Ava Acres. In UK Lonely by Akon was in the top 5 hits. Kingdom of Heaven, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 2005.

2003

X2 directed by Bryan Singer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 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: 13 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mika Abdalla. 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. The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include TheHyperCraft . In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. Notting Hill, directed by Roger Michell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Luca Zidane. 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. The Street Lawyer by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Kaleidow . In that special week people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Twister, directed by Jan de Bont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Malice by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Twaimz . In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. Crimson Tide, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Listen To My Heart by Kathie Lee Gifford and Cody Gifford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Łukasz Moneta. 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. Old Songs In A New Cafe by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Debby Ryan. 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. For Love by Sue Miller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cameron Furniss. 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. Molly Ivins Can'T Say That by Molly Ivins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Francisco Lachowski. In that special week people in US were listening to I Like The Way (The Kissing Game) by Hi-Five. Switch, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. My Favorite Summer 1956 by Mickey Mantle and Phil Pepe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1991.

1990

What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy Noonan was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Katie Thistleton. In that special week people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Not That You Asked . . . by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Casey Donovan. In that special week people in US were listening to Anything For You by Gloria Estefan. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Misha Gabriel. 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. The Closing Of The American Mind by Allan Bloom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Robert Pattinson. 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. Bus 9 To Paradise by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1986.

1985

Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Hannah New. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. The Natural, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Heretics Of Dune by Frank Herbert was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Grégory Lemarchal. In that special week people in US were listening to Let's Dance by David Bowie. Breathless, directed by Jim McBride, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Growing Up by Russell Baker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1983.

1982

The Fate Of The Earth by Jonathan Schell was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Sunny Leone. 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 Last Mafioso by Ovid Demaris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Quad Webb-Lunceford. 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. Donahue by Phil Donahue was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Prince Carl Philip Duke of Värmland. 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. The Pigeon Project by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1979.

1978

The Final Conclave by Malachi Martin was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Samantha Morton. In that special week people in US were listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder. The Car, directed by Elliot Silverstein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Trajan Langdon. In that special week people in US were listening to Boogie Fever by The Sylvers. Watch Out, We're Mad, directed by Marcello Fondato, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Chris Crawford (basketball). 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. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Albert Connell. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Going Places, directed by Bertrand Blier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Burr by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Franck Dumoulin. 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. The Matlock Paper by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Stefaan Maene. 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. I'M O.K.- You'Re O.K. by Thomas Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include David Martinon. 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. Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Doug Evans. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Ballad of Cable Hogue, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Nikos Aliagas. 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. Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Raphaël Dinelli. 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. The Double Helix by James Watson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Melanie Thornton. 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. Paper Lion by George Plimpton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Alison Goldfrapp. In that special week people in US were listening to Monday, Monday by The Mamas & The Papas. Arabesque, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include John McMahon. In that special week people in US were listening to Ticket To Ride by The Beatles. The Pawnbroker, directed by Sidney Lumet, 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: 13 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Stephen Colbert. 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. Von Ryan'S Express by David Westheimer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christian Perez. In that special week people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul. Winter Light, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Eduardo Palomo. 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. Chairman Of The Bored by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Dennis Rodman. 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 War Called Peace by Harry and Bonaro Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Regina Restelli. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Joy Of Music by Leonard Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Jerry Butler. 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. Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Frances Barber. In that special week people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. Thunder Road, directed by Arthur Ripley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Masters Of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Claudie Haigneré. 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. Blue Camellia by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Christine Bravo. 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. The Singing Wilderness by Sigurd F. Olson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1956.

1955

Bride of the Monster directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 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: 13 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mary Walsh. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Under The Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1952.

1951

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

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 May 1945.

1944

Once Upon a Time directed by Alexander Hall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 May 1943.

1942

This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 May 1936.

1935

Werewolf of London directed by Stuart Walker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 May 1924.

1922

Missing Husbands directed by Jacques Feyder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 May 1921.

1920

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

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1920.

1919

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1919.

1917

A Mormon Maid directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1917.

1916

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

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1916.

1914

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

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 May 1913.

1911

The Lost Chord directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1911.

1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1909.

1901

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

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1901.