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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

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: 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

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

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

Pan's Labyrinth directed by Guillermo del Toro was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 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

A Thousand Country Roads by Robert James Waller 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 that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. Battle Queen 2020, directed by Daniel D'Or, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. In Harm'S Way by Doug Stanton 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 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. Fair Ball by Bob Costas 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 that special week people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. Biwi No. 1, directed by David Dhawan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume 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. Swimming To Catalina by Stuart Woods 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. Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham by Billy Graham 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. Primary Colors by Anonymous 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 UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Casper, directed by Brad Silberling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield 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. Beyond Peace by Richard Nixon 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. The Real Anita Hill by David Brock 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 that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Dance Macabre, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Way I See It by Patti Davis 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 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. Damage by Josephine Hart 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 UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. Back to the Future Part III, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum 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. Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss 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. Moonwalk by Michael Jackson 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 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. The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes 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 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. Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst 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. The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy 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. The March Of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1984.

1983

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson 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 that special week people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. The Escape Artist, directed by Caleb Deschanel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Celebrity by Thomas Thompson 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. Possession, directed by Andrzej Zulawski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Cosmos by Carl Sagan 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 that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. Out of the Blue, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French 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 UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Wise Blood, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy 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. Big Wednesday, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx 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. The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum 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. Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes 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. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry 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 Partners by Louis Auchincloss 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 that special week people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder. The Big Feast, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar 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 that special week people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. Chato's Land, directed by Michael Winner, 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: 17 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Princess Máxima of the Netherlands. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. Escape from the Planet of the Apes, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Angle Of Repose by Wallace Stegner 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 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. Love & Will by Rollo May 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 Trouble with Girls, directed by Peter Tewksbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman 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 UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie 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. Inside South America by John Gunther 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 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. Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns 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 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: 17 May 1965.

1964

The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes 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. Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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. My Life In Court by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Enya . 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. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser was one of the best selling books.
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. The Time Machine, directed by George Pal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. All The Day Long by Howard Spring 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 UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. It Happened to Jane, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis 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 Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden 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. Hellcats of the Navy, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Road To Miltown by S.J. Perelman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1957.

1956

The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor 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. Soldier of Fortune, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Venture Into Darkness by Alice Tisdale Hobart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 May 1955.

1954

Life Is Worth Living by Fulton J. Sheen 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. It Came from Outer Space, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. East of Eden by John Steinbeck 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. Lovely to Look At, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Devil'S Advocate by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 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.

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: 17 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: 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

Molly and Me directed by Lewis Seiler 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

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: 17 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: 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

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: 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

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: 17 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: 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

Border Brigands directed by Nick Grinde 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

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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 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.

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: 17 May 1914.