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2018

In Darkness directed by Anthony Byrne was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2018.

2016

Warcraft directed by Duncan Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2016.

2015

Jurassic World directed by Colin Trevorrow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2015.

2014

Amira & Sam directed by Sean Mullin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2014.

2012

Mud directed by Jeff Nichols was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2012.

2011

X-Men: First Class directed by Matthew Vaughn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2011.

2010

Unthinkable directed by Gregor Jordan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2010.

2008

Martyrs directed by Pascal Laugier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2008.

2007

Mr. Brooks directed by Bruce A. Evans was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Grayson Chrisley. In that special week people in US were listening to SOS by Rihanna. Pan's Labyrinth, directed by Guillermo del Toro, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. A Death In Belmont by Sebastian Junger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2006.

2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban directed by Alfonso Cuarón was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2004.

2003

Black Cadillac directed by John Murlowski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2003.

2002

The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux was one of the best seller of 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Cassadee Dunlap. In UK Don't Stop Movin' by S Club 7 was in the top 5 hits. Battle Queen 2020, directed by Daniel D'Or, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Cold Paradise by Stuart Woods was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Sordid Lives, directed by Del Shores, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Wedding by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 2000.

1999

Biwi No. 1 directed by David Dhawan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Ariel Waller. In UK Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Hope Floats, directed by Forest Whitaker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Still Me by Christopher Reeve was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Cloe Mackie. In that special week people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.. Bent, directed by Sean Mathias, 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: 16 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Louisa Chirico. In that special week people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot by Al Franken was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Madison Perry. In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. Casper, directed by Brad Silberling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Miles Heizer. In UK Come On You Reds by Manchester United Football Squad was in the top 5 hits. Beverly Hills Cop III, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include IU (singer). In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Raining Stones, directed by Ken Loach, 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: 16 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Davika Hoorne. In UK Please Don't Go by KWS was in the top 5 hits. Dance Macabre, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Grigor Dimitrov. In that special week people in US were listening to I Like The Way (The Kissing Game) by Hi-Five. Soapdish, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Nancy Reagan by Kitty Kelley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Thomas Sangster. In that special week people in US were listening to Vogue by Madonna. Back to the Future Part III, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Masquerade by Janet Dailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Behati Prinsloo. In that special week people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. Pink Cadillac, directed by Buddy Van Horn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sean Ward. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Claudia Suárez. In that special week people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. Summer Heat, directed by Michie Gleason, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. No Deals, Mr. Bond by John Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Megan Fox. In that special week people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. Psycho III, directed by Anthony Perkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lie Down With Lions by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Stanislav Ianevski. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. Final Justice, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Courage To Change by Dennis Wholey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Pania Rose. In that special week people in US were listening to Hello by Lionel Richie. Once Upon a Time in America, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Heretics Of Dune by Frank Herbert was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1984.

1983

Heartburn by Nora Ephron was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Billy Joe Crawford. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. The Escape Artist, directed by Caleb Deschanel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Dutch Shea by John Gregory Dunne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Joseph Morgan (actor). In that special week people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. Possession, directed by Andrzej Zulawski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Answer As A Man by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nuria Llagostera Vives. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Out of the Blue, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Smiley'S People by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Kaila Yu. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Wise Blood, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Jim Sturgess. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Big Wednesday, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Scruples by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Melanie Lynskey. In that special week people in US were listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder. Amar Akbar Anthony, directed by Manmohan Desai, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Age Of Uncertainty by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ticiane Pinheiro. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Tenant, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The R Document by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Tony Kakko. In that special week people in US were listening to He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) by Tony Orlando and Dawn. The Hiding Place, directed by James F. Collier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Bankers by Martin Mayer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Laura Pausini. In that special week people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. Welcome to Arrow Beach, directed by Laurence Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Snare Of The Hunter by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Tori Spelling. In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. The Big Feast, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Christian Califano. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Chato's Land, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Friends Of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Bill Rancic. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Escape from the Planet of the Apes, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Greening Of America by Charles Reich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Gabriela Sabatini. In that special week people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who. Two Mules for Sister Sara, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include David Boreanaz. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. The Trouble with Girls, directed by Peter Tewksbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. A Small Town in Germany by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Judith Henry. In that special week people in US were listening to Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells. The Right People by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Ramon Tikaram. In UK Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Barefoot in the Park, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Janet Jackson. In that special week people in US were listening to Monday, Monday by The Mamas & The Papas. Nevada Smith, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Krist Novoselic. In that special week people in US were listening to Ticket To Ride by The Beatles. A High Wind in Jamaica, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1965.

1964

A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Serge Teyssot-Gay. In that special week people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul. Savage Sam, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Samuel Labarthe. In that special week people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. The Cabinet of Caligari, directed by Roger Kay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. My Life In Court by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Solveig Dommartin. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eric Meunie. The Time Machine, directed by George Pal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Mrs. 'Arris Goes To New York by Paul Gallico was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Mare Winningham. In that special week people in US were listening to The Happy Organ by Dave Baby Cortez. It Happened to Jane, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Gitane Demone. In UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. No Time for Sergeants, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Best Of Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Joan Benoit. In UK Butterfly by Andy Williams was in the top 5 hits. Hellcats of the Navy, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Blue Camellia by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1957.

1956

The Cross Of Iron by Willi Heinrich was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Debra Winger. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Soldier of Fortune, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Breaking Wave by Nevil Shute was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1955.

1954

Confederate Agent by James David Horan was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1954.

1953

It Came from Outer Space directed by Jack Arnold was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sorj Chalandon. Lovely to Look At, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Gown Of Glory by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1952.

1951

The Prowler directed by Joseph Losey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1951.

1950

Rocketship X-M directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1950.

1949

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1949.

1948

The Time of Your Life directed by H.C. Potter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1948.

1947

Copacabana directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1947.

1945

Molly and Me directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1945.

1944

Mr. Skeffington directed by Vincent Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1944.

1943

Five Graves to Cairo directed by Billy Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1943.

1942

The Falcon Takes Over directed by Irving Reis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1942.

1941

Sunny directed by Herbert Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1941.

1940

Island of Doomed Men directed by Charles Barton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1940.

1939

The Gorilla directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1939.

1938

The Saint in New York directed by Ben Holmes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1938.

1937

This Is My Affair directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1937.

1936

Hearts in Bondage directed by Lew Ayres was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1936.

1935

Border Brigands directed by Nick Grinde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1935.

1934

The Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1934.

1933

Gold Diggers of 1933 directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1933.

1932

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1932.

1926

It's the Old Army Game directed by A. Edward Sutherland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1926.

1922

The Dungeon directed by Oscar Micheaux was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1922.

1919

Different from the Others directed by Richard Oswald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1919.

1914

The Legend of Snow White directed by Orlando Corradi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 May 1914.