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2017

16th Seduction by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2017.

2016

Green Room directed by Jeremy Saulnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2016.

2015

Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2015.

2014

Neighbors directed by Nicholas Stoller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2014.

2013

Star Trek Into Darkness directed by J.J. Abrams was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2013.

2012

Neobychainye priklyucheniya mistera Vesta v strane bolshevikov directed by Lev Kuleshov was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2012.

2011

Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2011.

2010

Robin Hood directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2010.

2009

Up directed by Pete Docter was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2009.

2008

What Happens in Vegas directed by Tom Vaughan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2008.

2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End directed by Gore Verbinski was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 May 2006.

2005

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith directed by George Lucas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2005.

2004

Troy directed by Wolfgang Petersen 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 UK Ignition Remix by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. X2, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. 2nd Chance by James Patterson, Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Jaidyn Lynzee. In UK One Step Closer by S Club Juniors was in the top 5 hits. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 2002.

2001

Moulin Rouge! directed by Baz Luhrmann 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 that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice 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. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris 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 UK Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Godzilla, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James 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 UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1997.

1996

Dead Man directed by Jim Jarmusch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Ben Seewald. In UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Braveheart, directed by Mel Gibson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook 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 UK Come On You Reds by Manchester United Football Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Crow, directed by Alex Proyas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton 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 UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenneth Branagh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett 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. In UK Please Don't Go by KWS was in the top 5 hits. Lethal Weapon 3, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman 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 Jordan Pruitt. In UK The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher was in the top 5 hits. What About Bob?, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani 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 Crawford Wilson. In that special week people in US were listening to Vogue by Madonna. Bird on a Wire, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck 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 Jasmine . In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Road House, directed by Rowdy Herrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman 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 Lily Cole. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan 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. Beverly Hills Cop II, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins 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 UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1986.

1985

A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1985.

1984

The Natural directed by Barry Levinson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Eve Angel. In that special week people in US were listening to Let's Dance by David Bowie. Blue Thunder, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Pal Steffen Andresen. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Annie, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney 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 Nate Cole. In that special week people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone 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 Kenji Fujimori. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, directed by Irvin Kershner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1980.

1979

Manhattan directed by Woody Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1979.

1978

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Kelly Sheridan. In that special week people in US were listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder. Smokey and the Bandit, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion 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 that special week people in US were listening to Silly Love Songs by Wings. The Missouri Breaks, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal 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 Delma Goncalves. In that special week people in US were listening to Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire. French Connection II, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller 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 Andrew Johns. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, directed by John Hough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan 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 Andreas Johansson in Hofors. In that special week people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder. The Day of the Jackal, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 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: 19 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Willie Brown. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus 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 Lori Ann Mundt in Yorkton. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. 10 Rillington Place, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen 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 Choi Kyung-Ju. In that special week people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who. The Ballad of Cable Hogue, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel 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 Cecile Ulbrich Tucker in Warren. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles. Mackenna's Gold, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov 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 Paul Justin. The Swimmer, directed by Frank Perry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Airport by Arthur Haile 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 Turk Wendell in Pittsfield. In that special week people in US were listening to Groovin' by The Young Rascals. For a Few Dollars More, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor 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 Marc Bureau in Trois Rivieres. In that special week people in US were listening to Monday, Monday by The Mamas & The Papas. Arabesque, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis 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 Joshua Rifkind. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Pawnbroker, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Michael Dean Standly in Abilene. In UK Don't Throw Your Love Away by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. What a Way to Go!, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
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 Rebecca Bradley. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Spencer's Mountain, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt 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 Iain Harvie. In that special week people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck 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 Lisa Rathgber in Hillsboro. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene 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 . In UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Pollyanna, directed by David Swift, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Act One by Moss Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1960.

1959

Advise and Consent by Allen Drur was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1959.

1958

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman directed by Nathan Hertz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Sophia Crawford. In UK Butterfly by Andy Williams was in the top 5 hits. Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. A Hundred Hours To Suez by Robert Henriques was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1957.

1956

While the City Sleeps directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

Kiss Me Deadly directed by Robert Aldrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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

1954

Famous people born on this day include Rick Cerone in Newark. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Three Coins in the Fountain, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Henry Lascelles. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Bellissima, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A House Is Not A Home by Polly Adler was one of the best selling books.
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 Barbara Loomis. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1952.

1951

A Breath Of Air by Rumer Godden was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 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: 19 May 1950.

1949

The Barkleys of Broadway directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1949.

1948

State of the Union directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1948.

1947

Born to Kill directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1947.

1946

The Postman Always Rings Twice directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1946.

1945

Blood on the Sun directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michel Noir. The Scarlet Claw, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1944.

1943

The Ox-Bow Incident directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1943.

1942

This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1942.

1941

Citizen Kane directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1941.

1940

Waterloo Bridge directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1940.

1939

It's a Wonderful World directed by W.S. Van Dyke II was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1939.

1938

The Adventures of Robin Hood directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1938.

1937

Captains Courageous directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Show Boat directed by James Whale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1936.

1935

Werewolf of London directed by Stuart Walker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1935.

1934

Born to Be Bad directed by Lowell Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1934.

1933

A Study in Scarlet directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1933.

1932

Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best seller of 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1932.

1931

The 3 Penny Opera directed by G.W. Pabst was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1931.

1930

The Chess Player directed by Raymond Bernard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1930.

1929

The Black Watch directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anthony C B Chapman. The Man Who Laughs, directed by Paul Leni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1928.

1927

Wings directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1927.

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: 19 May 1926.

1925

Strike directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1925.

1924

Sherlock Jr. directed by Buster Keaton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1924.

1923

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best seller of 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1923.

1922

Missing Husbands directed by Jacques Feyder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1922.

1921

Carmen directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Roger Vrigny. The Flapper, directed by Alan Crosland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1920.

1919

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

1918

Old Wives for New directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1918.

1917

A Romance of the Redwoods directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1917.

1916

Sherlock Holmes directed by Arthur Berthelet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1916.

1915

A Far Country by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1915.

1914

Home, Sweet Home directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1914.

1913

Raja Harishchandra directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1913.

1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1912.

1911

The Lost Chord directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1911.

1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1910.

1909

Sherlock Holmes IV directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1909.

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1908.

1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1906.

1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1905.

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1904.

1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1903.

1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1902.

1901

Fulton Market directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 19 May 1901.