May 20

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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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 May 2015.

2014

Heart of Lightness directed by Jan Vardoen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 May 2011.

2010

Famous people born on this day include Lady Cosima Windsor. In that special week people in US were listening to Not Afraid by Eminem. Unthinkable, directed by Gregor Jordan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010. Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 May 2006.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Ella Winter. In UK F**k It (I Don't Want You Back) by Eamon was in the top 5 hits. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Therapy by Jonathan Kellerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 May 2003.

2002

The Summons by John Grisham was one of the best seller of 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Leo Blair. 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: 20 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Noah Harden. 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. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Wade Benton. 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. Message In A Bottle by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Lucas Rangel. 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. Affair by Amanda Quick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Brennan Benko. 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. Hitler'S Willing Executioners by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Ebba Zingmark. 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. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Peyton Clark. 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. Charade by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Loey Lane. 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. For Love by Sue Miller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jack Gleeson. 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. Backlash by Susan Faludi was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Bastian Baker. 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. You'Ll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again by Julia Phillips was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Andrew Hales. 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. What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy Noonan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Paul Parker. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Pink Cadillac, directed by Buddy Van Horn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Love And Marriage by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alex Smith. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Power Game by Hedrick Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Fra Fee. 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. This 'N That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Mbia. 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. A Perfect Spy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Chris Froome. 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. Queenie by Michael Korda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Naturi Naughton. 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. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1984.

1983

Ancient Evenings by Norman Mailer was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Clément Poitrenaud. 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. For Special Services by John Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Iker Casillas. In that special week people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. Possession, directed by Andrzej Zulawski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Answer As A Man by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Benoît Dorémus. 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. Creek Mary'S Blood by Dee Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Alexandre Aubert. 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 Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Hristos Banikas. In that special week people in US were listening to With A Little Luck by Wings. The Alpha Incident, directed by Bill Rebane, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Matt Czuchry. 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. Haywire by Brooke Hayward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alex Tse. 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 Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Juan Minujín. 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 Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stanislav Markelov. In that special week people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. Welcome to Arrow Beach, directed by Laurence Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Partners by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Samuele Papi. 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. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Busta Rhymes. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Chato's Land, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Samuel Étienne. 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. The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Louis Theroux. 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. Mr. Sammlers Planet by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Alberto Mancini. 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. The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Timothy Olyphant. In that special week people in US were listening to Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells. Tunc by Lawrence Durrell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Pavlos Crown Prince of Greece. In that special week people in US were listening to Groovin' by The Young Rascals. Barefoot in the Park, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Autobiography Of Bertrand Russell, 1872-1914 by Bertrand Russell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Mindy Cohn. 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. Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Paolo Séganti. 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. The Man by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1965.

1964

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include David Wells. 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 Whole Truth And Nothing But by Hedda Hopper was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Christiane F. 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. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Nick Heyward. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tony Goldwyn. The Time Machine, directed by George Pal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. A Distant Trumpet by Paul Horgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Darc. In that special week people in US were listening to The Happy Organ by Dave Baby Cortez. It Happened to Jane, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Jane Wiedlin. 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. North From Rome by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Yoshihiko Noda. In UK Butterfly by Andy Williams was in the top 5 hits. Hellcats of the Navy, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Far, Far The Mountain Peak by John Masters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 May 1956.

1955

Soldier of Fortune directed by Edward Dmytryk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1955.

1954

Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Pat Harris. 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. The World And The West by Arnold Toynbee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Christian Klar. Lovely to Look At, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Gown Of Glory by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 May 1914.