May 15

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on May 15. From 1900 until now. May 15 is under the sign of Taurus. Famous birthdays on this day include Mireille Darc (1938), Madhuri Dixit (1967) and Andy Murray (1987). Several movies were released around May 15 over the years, such as The Shining in 1980 directed by Stanley Kubrick and Braveheart in 1995 directed by Mel Gibson.
But much more happened on May 15 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 15 over the years?
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The Shining

The Shining

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

Braveheart

Braveheart

Release year: 1995

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

Ran

Ran

Release year: 1985

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Country: United States of America

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong

Starring: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 15?


Holidays

  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
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Events

  • 2019 Militants kill at least 17 Niger Armed Forces troops in an ambush near the Malian border. Another 11 soldiers are missing; six others have been evacuated to a hospital. No group has claimed responsibility. (BBC) (Reuters)
  • 2018 2018 Gaza border protests: The Israeli Army reports some 4,000 Palestinians hold violent protests in five locations along the Gaza border, throwing Molotov cocktails at troops and burning tires. The Israeli Army kills two protesters and injures more than 100 others using live fire and tear gas. (The Jerusalem Post)
  • 2017 Western Digital appeals to arbitration in an effort to prevent its partner Toshiba, from selling its chip-making operation, Toshiba Memory. (Reuters)
  • 2016 Iraqi civil war (2014–present): Suicide bomb attacks in a state owned cooking gas plant in Taji, north of Baghdad, kill at least 18 people, while 11 others die in attacks across the country. (Al-Jazeera) (Reuters via Daily Mail)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 15 over the years?


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Books

Which were the most popular books released around May 15 over the years?
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An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough

An Indecent Obsession

Year: 1982

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At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

A Prayer For Owen Meany

Year: 1989

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I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants

Year: 2011

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Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show …

Don'T Stop The Carnival by Herman Wouk

Don'T Stop The Carnival

Year: 1965

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It's every parrothead's dream: to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colors, and rum-laced drinks of a

Zorba The Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Zorba The Greek

Year: 1953

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A stunning new translation of the classic book—and basis for the beloved Oscar-winning film—brings the clarity and beauty of Kazantzakis’s language and story alive.First

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