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2016

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 2016.

2014

Neighbors directed by Nicholas Stoller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 May 2013.

2012

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 2012.

2010

Robin Hood directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 2010.

2009

Angels & Demons directed by Ron Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 2009.

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. Escape by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 2008.

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: 15 May 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Hunt. In that special week people in US were listening to Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani. Kingdom of Heaven, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. Secrets & Mysteries Of The World by Sylvia Browne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 2005.

2004

Troy directed by Wolfgang Petersen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 2004.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Hala Turk. In UK One Step Closer by S Club Juniors was in the top 5 hits. Insomnia, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Stupid White Men by Michael Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Trinity Inay. 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: 15 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Jordan Elle. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Notting Hill, directed by Roger Michell, 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: 15 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Gustavo Vazquez. In UK Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Deep Impact, directed by Mimi Leder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Damascus Gate by Robert Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Ousmane Dembélé. 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. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Birdy (musician). In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Dead Man, directed by Jim Jarmusch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Meg DeAngelis. In UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Die Hard: With a Vengeance, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Zar Ann. In that special week people in US were listening to I Swear by All-4-One. The Crow, directed by Alex Proyas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Accident by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Stefania Bivone. In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenneth Branagh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Culture Of Complaint by Robert Hughes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jasmin Brown. 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. Head To Head by Lester Thurow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Hof. 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. The Crown Of Columbus by Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1991.

1990

Barbarians At The Gate by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Sunny (singer). 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 Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nicole Flint. 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. The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Andy Murray. 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 Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Anaïs Delva. 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. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1986.

1985

The Courage To Change by Dennis Wholey was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Samantha Noble. 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. First Lady From Plains by Rosalynn Carter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Pablo Larrazabal. In that special week people in US were listening to Let's Dance by David Bowie. Blue Thunder, 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: 15 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Sutta. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Conan the Barbarian, directed by John Milius, 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: 15 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Zara Phillips. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Josh Beckett. 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. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Adolfo Bautista. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1979.

1978

Whistle by James Jones was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Ingrid Canoletti. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. The Car, directed by Elliot Silverstein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Haywire by Brooke Hayward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cyrille Thouvenin. 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 Russians by Hedrick Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Ray Lewis. 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 Promise Of Joy by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ahmet Zappa. 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. Management by Peter F. Drucker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Pascal Gentil. In that special week people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder. 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: 15 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include David Charvet. 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. Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Hadland. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. 10 Rillington Place, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Desmond Howard. 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. Mr. Sammlers Planet by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Hideki Irabu. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. Mackenna's Gold, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Vines Of Yarrabee by Dorothy Eden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robin Kaplan. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Swimmer, directed by Frank Perry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Madhuri Dixit. 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. Inside South America by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Greg Wise. 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. Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Raí . 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. The Founding Father by Richard J. Whalen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Levi Henriksen. In that special week people in US were listening to My Guy by Mary Wells. 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: 15 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brenda Bakke. 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. Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Lisa Curry. In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits. Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Prologue To Love by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Giménez Cacho. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Reality In Advertising by Rosser Reeves was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1961.

1960

Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best seller of 1960.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Beverly Jo Scott. 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. The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Ron Simmons. In UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli, 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: 15 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Clark Davis. 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. Far, Far The Mountain Peak by John Masters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Mirek Topolánek. 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: 15 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Lee Horsley. 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. Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Suzanne Basso. 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. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1954.

1953

Bellissima directed by Luchino Visconti was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chazz Palminteri. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, 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: 15 May 1952.

1951

Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 May 1940.

1939

Goodbye, Mr. Chips directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1939.

1938

The Adventures of Robin Hood directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 May 1937.

1936

Show Boat directed by James Whale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 May 1935.

1934

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1934.

1933

A Study in Scarlet directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 May 1927.

1926

Sparrows directed by William Beaudine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 May 1919.

1917

A Romance of the Redwoods directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1917.

1916

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1916.

1914

Home, Sweet Home directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 May 1913.

1911

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

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1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1909.

1901

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1901.