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

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Books

Which were the most popular books released around May 15 over the years?
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Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill

Dirty Wars

Year: 2013

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A New York Times bestsellerA Washington Post bestsellerNamed the top investigative journalism book of 2013 by Nieman Reports Selected as one of Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Books of 2013“[A] courageous and

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code

Year: 2004

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PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION #1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other.

Beauty From Ashes by Eugenia Price

Beauty From Ashes

Year: 1995

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Eugenia Price, one of America's most treasured writers, is back with Beauty From Ashes, the long-awaited final volume in her popular Georgia Trilogy. Eugenia Price is America's first lady of storytelling.

The Far Side Of Paradise by Arthur Mizener

The Far Side Of Paradise

Year: 1951

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When the original edition of the first full-length biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald appeared, a decade after the writer’s death, in 1951, it was widely acclaimed as a sensitive, scholarly appraisal

How We Die by Sherwin B. Nuland

How We Die

Year: 1994

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New Edition: With a new chapter addressing contemporary issues in end-of-life careA runaway bestseller and National Book Award winner, Sherwin Nuland's How We Die has become the definitive text on perhaps

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