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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: 19 May 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to One Dance by Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla. Warcraft, directed by Duncan Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 May 2012.

2011

Bossypants by Tina Fey was one of the best seller of 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include JoJo Siwa. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Busy by Sean Paul. Black Cadillac, directed by John Murlowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2003.

2002

On the Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best seller of 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2002.

2001

Battle Queen 2020 directed by Daniel D'Or was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sage Lescher. 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. Standoff by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Colton Burpo. 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. The Majors by John Feinstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Haruto Maruyama. In that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. Hope Floats, directed by Forest Whitaker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Jenee Cruise. 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. Evening Class by Maeve Binchy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Sarah Grey. 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. How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Ben Seewald. 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: 19 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Carlos Guzmán. 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 Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include BigDawsTv . In that special week people in US were listening to That's The Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson. Raining Stones, directed by Ken Loach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Client by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sam Smith (singer). 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. Jazz by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Brittani Kline. 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. The Novel by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Kelsey Moore. 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 Stand by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Dulcita Lieggi. 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: 19 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Antonija Misura. 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. Citizen Cohn by Nicholas von Hoffman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Julian Smith. 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. Winter Hawk by Craig Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Mario Chalmers. 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. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jon Kortajarena. 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. Metamagical Themas by Douglas R. Hofstadter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Inna Modja. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Once Upon a Time in America, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Democracy by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Rebecca Hall. 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 Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include French presidential election 1974. In that special week people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. Polyester, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Reflex by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Drew Fuller. 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. Donahue by Phil Donahue was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Andrea Pirlo. 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. Overload by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Brooke Mahan. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, directed by Fred Schepisi, 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: 19 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Natalia Oreiro. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. 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: 19 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kevin Garnett. 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. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. 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: 19 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emma Shapplin. 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: 19 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Hugues Obry. 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. The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Amanda de Cadenet. 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: 19 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Ilse de Meulemeester. 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. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Alison Elliott. 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: 19 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Thomas Vinterberg. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. The April Fools, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Trouble With Lawyers by Murray Teigh Bloom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Anne Goscinny. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Alexia (Italian singer). 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: 19 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Polly Walker. 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 Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot. 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. Design For Survival by General Thomas S. Power was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1965.

1964

The Naked Society by Vance Packard was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sophie Davant. 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 Bedford Incident by Mark Rascovich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Ariel Wizman. 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. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Bela Czuppon. 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. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Imhotep (hip-hop). In that special week people in US were listening to Stuck On You by Elvis Presley. Sergeant Rutledge, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Grant Moves South by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Nicole Brown Simpson. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Look Back in Anger, directed by Tony Richardson, 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: 19 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Tony Doyle (cyclist). In that special week people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. 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: 19 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Bill Laimbeer. In UK Butterfly by Andy Williams was in the top 5 hits. Fire Down Below, directed by Robert Parrish, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1957.

1956

How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1956.

1955

Love Me or Leave Me directed by Charles Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1955.

1954

The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1954.

1953

Stalag 17 directed by Billy Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Michel Lambert. 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: 19 May 1952.

1951

The Frogmen directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1951.

1950

The Big Hangover directed by Norman Krasna was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 May 1944.

1943

The Desperadoes directed by Charles Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 May 1937.

1936

The Lonely Trail directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 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: 19 May 1919.