May 15

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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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 May 2015.

2014

Famous people born on this day include Twins Arnold. In that special week people in US were listening to Happy by Pharrell Williams. Foxcatcher, directed by Bennett Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014. Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 May 2006.

2004

Somersault directed by Cate Shortland was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

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. The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Find Me by Rosie O'Donnell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). 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. Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Soul Stories by Gary Zukav 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. The Straight Story, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver 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 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. Amazing Grace by Kathleen Norris 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 Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Small Vices by Robert B. Parker 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 that special week people in US were listening to Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. Kansas City, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Spring Collection by Judith Krantz 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. The Passion of Darkly Noon, directed by Philip Ridley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Let Me Call You Sweetheart 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 The Sign by Ace Of Base. 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: 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. Sliver, directed by Phillip Noyce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Season In Purgatory by Dominick Dunne 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. Far and Away, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Vox by Nicholson Baker 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 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. Damage by Josephine Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Lee Jong-hyun. 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. In The Arena by Richard Nixon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Sunny (singer). 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. Killshot by Elmore Leonard 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. Crocodile Dundee II, directed by John Cornell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher 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 (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew. Beverly Hills Cop II, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Winter Hawk by Craig Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1987.

1986

The Triumph Of Politics by David A. Stockman was one of the best seller of 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Delphine Ledoux. In that special week people in US were listening to Crazy For You by Madonna. Brewster's Millions, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. No More Vietnams by Richard Nixon was one of the best selling books.
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. Making the Grade, directed by Dorian Walker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Past Imperfect by Joan Collins 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 Beat It by Michael Jackson. WarGames, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson 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 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. Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord 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. 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: 15 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Josh Beckett. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. The Final Countdown, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Back Bay by William Martin 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. Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Good As Gold by Joseph Heller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Caroline Dhavernas. 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. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Ingrid Canoletti. 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. 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. Aces High, directed by Jack Gold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon 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. Lips of Blood, directed by Jean Rollin, 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk. Daisy Miller, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Working by Studs Terkel 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 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. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1973.

1972

Frenzy directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

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. The Panic in Needle Park, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Summer Of '42 by Herman Raucher 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 Landlord, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Up The Organization by Robert Townsend 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. Winning, directed by James Goldstone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Grant Takes Command by Bruce Catton 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 (Democrat). 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. Witchfinder General, directed by Michael Reeves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The President'S Plane Is Missing by Robert J. Serling 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 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. Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury 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 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. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 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 Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter by Herman's Hermits. Repulsion, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Oxford History Of The American People by Samuel Eliot Morison 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 Hello, Dolly! by Louis Armstrong. The Brass Bottle, directed by Harry Keller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Brenda Bakke. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March. The List of Adrian Messenger, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1963.

1962

The Last Plantagenets by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best seller of 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Giménez Cacho. 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. Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy 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 that special week people in US were listening to Stuck On You by Elvis Presley. The Day They Robbed the Bank of England, directed by John Guillermin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis 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 Beverly Jo Scott. In that special week people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. King of the Wild Stallions, directed by R.G. Springsteen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1959.

1958

Please Don'T Eat The Daisies by Jean Kerr was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Clark Davis. 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. John Foster Dulles by John Robinson Beal 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. Great Day in the Morning, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton 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. The Dam Busters, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The View From Pompey'S Head by Hamilton Basso was one of the best selling books.
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

Famous people born on this day include Mike Oldfield. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Young Bess, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 May 1953.

1952

The Gown Of Glory by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 May 1943.

1942

Grand Central Murder directed by S. Sylvan Simon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 May 1936.

1935

Murder in the Fleet directed by Edward Sedgwick 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 N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 May 1926.

1919

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

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