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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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 May 2012.

2011

Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 May 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Martyrs, directed by Pascal Laugier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 May 2007.

2006

X-Men: The Last Stand directed by Brett Ratner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 2006.

2004

Direct Action directed by Sidney J. Furie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 May 2003.

2002

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Justin Kirk. 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. Napalm & Silly Putty by George Carlin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Sordid Lives, directed by Del Shores, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. River's End by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Troy Sliney. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Biwi No. 1, directed by David Dhawan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Chloe Alison. 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. Damascus Gate by Robert Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Eric Beckerman. In UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. Bent, directed by Sean Mathias, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Night Crew by John Sandford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Sam King. In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Ilona Hallyday. 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. Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Justin Martin. In that special week people in US were listening to I Swear by All-4-One. Beverly Hills Cop III, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include GoldLink . 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. Angel by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maxime Huscenot. 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. Rising Sun by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Ínigo Martínez. In UK The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Soapdish, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Life Is Too Short by Mickey Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Leven Rambin. 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. The Broken Cord by Michael Dorris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Tereza Fajksová. 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. While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Karrueche Tran. 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. Inheritance by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Edvald Boasson Hagen. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. Summer Heat, directed by Michie Gleason, 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: 17 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Tahj Mowry. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Psycho III, directed by Anthony Perkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Derek Hough. In UK 19 by Paul Hardcastle was in the top 5 hits. Final Justice, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Thinner by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Melany Denyse. 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. One More Sunday by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1984.

1983

Growing Up by Russell Baker was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Tony Parker. 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. The I Love New York Diet by Bess Myerson and Bill Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Shiri Maimon. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. Polyester, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Century by Fred Mustard Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Robert. 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. The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Ayda Field. 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. The Pigeon Project by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Carlos Peña. In that special week people in US were listening to With A Little Luck by Wings. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, directed by Fred Schepisi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Lynn Collins. 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. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kandi Burruss. In that special week people in US were listening to Boogie Fever by The Sylvers. The Tenant, directed by Roman Polanski, 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: 17 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Tony Sylva. In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. The Hiding Place, directed by James F. Collier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andrea Corr. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Welcome to Arrow Beach, directed by Laurence Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Josh Homme. 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 Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Roman Genn. 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. My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Princess Máxima of the Netherlands. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Daughters of Darkness, directed by Harry Kümel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Jordan Knight. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. Two Mules for Sister Sara, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Tabatha Coffey. In that special week people in US were listening to Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by The 5th Dimension. The April Fools, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Bullet Park by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Géraldine Giraud. In that special week people in US were listening to Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Cameron Bancroft. 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. Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung by Mao Tse-Tung was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Hill Harper. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Nevada Smith, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Trent Reznor. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. A High Wind in Jamaica, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Design For Survival by General Thomas S. Power was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1965.

1964

The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mary Vincent. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Savage Sam, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Craig Ferguson. In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits. The Cabinet of Caligari, directed by Roger Kay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1962.

1961

The Young Savages directed by John Frankenheimer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Simon Fuller. Sergeant Rutledge, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lifetime Reading Plan by Clifton Fadiman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Richard Barrons. In that special week people in US were listening to The Happy Organ by Dave Baby Cortez. Look Back in Anger, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Paul Whitehouse. 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 Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Avelino Rodriguez Couceiro. In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. Fire Down Below, directed by Robert Parrish, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1957.

1956

Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Bill Paxton. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Love Me or Leave Me, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Bottoms Up! by Cornelia Otis Skinner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1955.

1954

Bless This House by Norah Lofts was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Gérard Krawczyk. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Stalag 17, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Steamboat Gothic by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Odile Jacob. Skirts Ahoy!, directed by Sidney Lanfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1952.

1951

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 May 1950.

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: 17 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: 17 May 1947.

1945

The Last Chance directed by Leopold Lindtberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 May 1944.

1943

Sarong Girl directed by Arthur Dreifuss was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1943.

1942

Miss Annie Rooney directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 May 1941.

1940

Our Town directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 May 1939.

1938

Holiday directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1938.

1937

Under the Red Robe directed by Victor Sjöström was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 May 1936.

1935

What Price Crime directed by Albert Herman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 May 1934.

1933

Somewhere in Sonora directed by Mack V. Wright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1933.

1922

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

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 May 1919.