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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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 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: 13 May 2010.

2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 2008.

2007

Savage Grace directed by Tom Kalin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2004

Famous people born on this day include Lia SevenPerfectAngels. In that special week people in US were listening to Yeah! by Usher. Somersault, directed by Cate Shortland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 2004.

2003

Dogville directed by Lars von Trier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 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: 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. Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson 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. The Straight Story, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. East Of The Mountains by David Guterson 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. Godzilla, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Swimming To Catalina by Stuart Woods was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 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 Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Pretend You Don'T See Her by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
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 Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. Heaven's Prisoners, directed by Phil Joanou, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans 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 UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. The Passion of Darkly Noon, directed by Philip Ridley, 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: 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. Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. I'll Be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clark 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. Sliver, directed by Phillip Noyce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Last Command by Timothy Zahn 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 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. The Elf Queen Of Shannara by Terry Brooks 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 UK The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Backdraft, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Stephen Byrne. 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. Bright Star by Harold Coyle was one of the best selling books.
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 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. Innumeracy by John Allen Paulos 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. Crocodile Dundee II, directed by John Cornell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon 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 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. The Eyes Of The Dragon by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1987.

1986

Greed And Glory On Wall Street by Ken Auletta was one of the best seller of 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Iwan Rheon. In UK 19 by Paul Hardcastle was in the top 5 hits. Brewster's Millions, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Thinner by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Hannah New. 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. Warday by Whitley Strieber and James W. Kunetka 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 Beat It by Michael Jackson. WarGames, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Love You Make by Peter Brown and Steven Gaines was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Albert Crusat. In that special week people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. Annie, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Mother And Two Daughters by Gail Godwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Sunny Leone. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. Escape from New York, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Brain by Robin Cook 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 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. Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen 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 UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Illusions by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Barry Zito. 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. Designing Your Face by Way Bandy was one of the best selling books.
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 When I Need You by Leo Sayer. Stroszek, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck 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 UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Aces High, directed by Jack Gold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin 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. Lips of Blood, directed by Jean Rollin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry 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. Daisy Miller, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, 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: 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. Day for Night, directed by François Truffaut, 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. Frenzy, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith 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. The Panic in Needle Park, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The European Discovery Of America by Samuel Eliot Morison 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 that special week people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who. The Landlord, directed by Hal Ashby, 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 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 Trouble With Lawyers by Murray Teigh Bloom 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. Witchfinder General, directed by Michael Reeves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell 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 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. Disraeli by Robert Blake 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. Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns 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 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. The Flight Of The Falcon by Daphne Du Maurier 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 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. Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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 UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The List of Adrian Messenger, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1963.

1962

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer was one of the best seller of 1962.

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. Clear Skies, directed by Grigoriy Chukhray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Manila Galleon by F. Van Wyck Mason 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. In UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Day They Robbed the Bank of England, directed by John Guillermin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Meyer Berger'S New York by Meyer Berger 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 that special week people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. The Young Philadelphians, directed by Vincent Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1959.

1958

Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Claudie Haigneré. In UK Butterfly by Andy Williams was in the top 5 hits. China Gate, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv by John Steinbeck 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. The Searchers, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 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

Young Bess directed by George Sidney 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. Brandy for the Parson, directed by John Eldridge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 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: 13 May 1950.

1948

Another Part of the Forest directed by Michael Gordon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1948.

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: 13 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: 13 May 1946.

1945

Las abandonadas directed by Emilio Fernández was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 May 1944.

1943

The Leopard Man directed by Jacques Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

Meet the Stewarts directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 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: 13 May 1940.

1939

It's a Wonderful World directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1939.

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: 13 May 1938.

1936

Dancing Pirate directed by Lloyd Corrigan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1934

The Man from Utah directed by Robert N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1934.

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: 13 May 1933.

1932

The Rich Are Always with Us directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 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: 13 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: 13 May 1926.

1922

Grandma's Boy directed by Fred C. Newmeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 13 May 1922.

1919

The Busher directed by Jerome Storm was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

1916

Sherlock Holmes directed by Arthur Berthelet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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