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2017

No Middle Name by Lee Child was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 2017.

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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 May 2013.

2011

Midnight in Paris directed by Woody Allen 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 OMG by Usher. Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010. The Pacific by Hugh Ambrose was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 May 2009.

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: 20 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: 20 May 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Blossom Hayes. In that special week people in US were listening to Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 2005.

2003

X2 directed by Bryan Singer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 2003.

2002

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones directed by George Lucas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Leo Blair. 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. He Shall Thunder In The Sky by Elizabeth Peters 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 UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The White House Connection by Jack Higgins 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 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. Consilience by Edward O. Wilson 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 that special week people in US were listening to MMMbop by Hanson. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Locked In The Cabinet by Robert B. Reich 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. Dead Man, directed by Jim Jarmusch, 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 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. From Beginning To End by Robert Fulghum 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. Maverick, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark 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. My Neighbor Totoro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Turmoil And Triumph by George P. Shultz 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 UK Please Don't Go by KWS was in the top 5 hits. Far and Away, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Don't Wanna Cry by Mariah Carey. What About Bob?, directed by Frank Oz, 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: 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. Bird on a Wire, directed by John Badham, 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. Road House, directed by Rowdy Herrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Andy Warhol Diaries by Pat Hackett 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. Willow, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson 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. Beverly Hills Cop II, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. No Deals, Mr. Bond by John Gardner 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 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. The Songs Of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1986.

1985

No More Vietnams by Richard Nixon was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Naturi Naughton. In that special week people in US were listening to Let's Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams. The Natural, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Smart Women by Judy Blume was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Michaela McManus. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Blue Thunder, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Megatrends by John Naisbitt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Clément Poitrenaud. In that special week people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. Annie, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. North And South by John Jakes 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. The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Benoît Dorémus. 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. Men In Love by Nancy Friday 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. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1979.

1978

Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Matt Czuchry. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alex Tse. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Missouri Breaks, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon 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. French Connection II, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Here At The New Yorker by Brendan Gill 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 UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, directed by John Hough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Management by Peter F. Drucker 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 UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. The Day of the Jackal, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. An Untold Story by Elliot Roosevelt and James Brough 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. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell 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 UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. 10 Rillington Place, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 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. The Ballad of Cable Hogue, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell 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 Get Back by The Beatles. Mackenna's Gold, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Bullet Park by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). 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. The Swimmer, directed by Frank Perry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Tower Of Babel by Morris West 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. For a Few Dollars More, directed by Sergio Leone, 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: 20 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Mindy Cohn. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Arabesque, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1966.

1965

The Founding Father by Richard J. Whalen was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Claire Nebout. In UK Don't Throw Your Love Away by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Viva Las Vegas, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Wells. 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. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell 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 that special week people in US were listening to Stranger On The Shore by Mr. Acker Bilk. Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell, 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: 20 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Nick Heyward. In that special week people in US were listening to Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe. Two Women, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell 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. In that special week people in US were listening to Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers. Pollyanna, directed by David Swift, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. I Kid You Not by Jack Paar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1960.

1959

Charley Weaver'S Letters From Mamma by Cliff Arquette was one of the best seller of 1959.

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 All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers. Indiscreet, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge 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. Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. This Hallowed Ground by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Greg Massialas. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 May 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Cindy McCain. 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. The Song Of Ruth by Frank G. Slaughter was one of the best selling books.
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. Bellissima, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Private Dining Room by Ogden Nash 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christian Klar. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1952.

1951

Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 May 1945.

1944

The Scarlet Claw directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 May 1933.

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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 May 1929.

1928

The Man Who Laughs directed by Paul Leni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 May 1924.

1922

Grandma's Boy directed by Fred Newmeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 May 1921.

1920

The Flapper directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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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: 20 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: 20 May 1918.

1917

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

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1916

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1916.

1914

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

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1913

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

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1911

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

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1909

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

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1901

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

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