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2017

Haunted by James Patterson, James O. Born was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 2017.

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.

2015

Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2011

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 2011.

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

What Happens in Vegas directed by Tom Vaughan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 2008.

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: 15 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: 15 May 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Hunt. 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. A Crack In The Edge Of The World by Simon Winchester 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.

2003

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Hala Turk. In that special week people in US were listening to Foolish by Ashanti. Insomnia, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Table For Two by Nora Roberts 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 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. Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 2000.

1999

Notting Hill directed by Roger Michell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Gustavo Vazquez. 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. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger 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 Nick Purcha. 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. Tidings Of Great Joy by Sandra Brown 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 . 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. David Brinkley by David Brinkley 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 Ksenia Sitnik. In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. Die Hard: With a Vengeance, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Our Game by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1995.

1994

The Crow directed by Alex Proyas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jasmin Brown. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Lethal Weapon 3, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It'S Time To Go Home by Erma Bombeck 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 Mollee Gray. 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 Novel by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1991.

1990

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 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 (Lee Soon-kyu). 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. Jimmy Stewart And His Poems by Jimmy Stewart 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 Marcus Collins. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Transformation by Whitley Strieber 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 Ersan Ilyasova. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Everything To Gain by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter 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 Matias Fernandez. 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. It by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1986.

1985

The Sicilian by Mario Puzo 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 Sergio Jimenez. 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. Miss Manners' Guide To Rearing Perfect Children by Judith Martin 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 Germain Chardin. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Breathless, directed by Jim McBride, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Human Body by Jonathan Miller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1983.

1982

Conan the Barbarian directed by John Milius was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips. 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. Pathfinders by Gail Sheehy 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 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. Random Winds by Belva Plain 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 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. Serpentine by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1979.

1978

Daniel Martin by John Fowles was one of the best seller of 1978.

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

1977

The Car directed by Elliot Silverstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977.

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 Eric DuBose. 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. Storm Warning by Jack Higgins 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 that special week people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn. Mandingo, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Age Of Napoleon by Will and Ariel Durant 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 A J Hinch. In that special week people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. Going Places, directed by Bertrand Blier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Woman He Loved by Ralph G. Martin 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 Vic"Tori"a Davey Spelling. 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. The Best Of Life by David Scherman 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 Patrick Pothuizen. 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. The Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn 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 Scott Shipley. 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. God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield 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 Prince Be. 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. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw 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 Emmitt Smith running back (Dallas Cowboys. 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. Portnoy'S Complaint by Philip Roth 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 Todd Porter in Montclair. In that special week people in US were listening to Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells. The Swimmer, directed by Frank Perry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Couples by John Updike 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 Omar Vizquel in Caracas. In that special week people in US were listening to Groovin' by The Young Rascals. For a Few Dollars More, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. That Quail, Robert by Margaret A. Stranger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1967.

1966

Arabesque directed by Stanley Donen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Rochlin in Brooklyn. In that special week people in US were listening to Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter by Herman's Hermits. The Pawnbroker, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Ordways by William Humphrey 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 Pierre Trentin. 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. Confessions Of An Advertising Man by David Ogilvy 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 Grant Herslov in Los Angeles. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Winter Light, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. When The Legends Die by Hal Borland 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-Kenny. 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. The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford 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 Anne Kelly. 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. Life With Women And How To Survive It by Joseph H. Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rob Bowman. In UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Fuel For The Flame by Alec Waugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Luis Perez-Sala. In that special week people in US were listening to The Happy Organ by Dave Baby Cortez. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Third Choice by Elizabeth Janeway 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 that special week people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb 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 Juan Jose Ibarretxe. 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 Alice Miller in Marysville. 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. Men To Match My Mountains by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 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 Rick Waits baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Distant Shore by Jan de Hartog was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1952.

1951

Son Of A Hundred Kings by Thomas B. Costain 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 US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Miruts Yifter. The White Cliffs of Dover, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
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.

1932

Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best seller of 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1932.

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 US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include William Schaffer. The Man Who Laughs, directed by Paul Leni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Wintersmoon by Hugh Alpole was one of the best selling books.
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.

1923

Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton was one of the best seller of 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1923.

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 US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hugh Henry Home Popham. The Flapper, directed by Alan Crosland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
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.

1918

Greatheart by Ethel M. Dell was one of the best seller of 1918.

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1917

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

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1916

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

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1915

A Far Country by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1915.

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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.

1912

Their Yesterdays by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1912.

1911

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1911.

1910

The Wild Olive by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1910.

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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.

1908

The Lure of the Mask by Harold MacGrath was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1908.

1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1907.

1906

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1906.

1905

The Garden of Allah by Robert Hichens was one of the best seller of 1905.

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1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

The Virginian by Owen Wister was one of the best seller of 1902.

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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.