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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: 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 Not Afraid by Eminem. Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010. 1022 Evergreen Place: A Cedar Cove Novel by Debbie Macomber 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. 1776 by David McCullough 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. 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: 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. 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 My All by Mariah Carey. 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: 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. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil 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. A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen 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. 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: 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. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton 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. 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: 20 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Enes Kanter. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Far and Away, directed by Ron Howard, 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: 20 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Robby Ayala. 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. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani 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 UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 May 1990.

1989

Road House directed by Rowdy Herrington was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989.

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 that special week people in US were listening to Anything For You by Gloria Estefan. Willow, directed by Ron Howard, 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: 20 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Fra Fee. 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: 20 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Matti Saari. In that special week people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include N T Rama Rao Jr. 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. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin 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 Petr Cech. 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. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney 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 UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Austin Kearns. 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Miriam Parrish. 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 Ramon Hernandez. 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: 20 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Isaac Galvez. 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: 20 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brandon Jessie. In that special week people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. 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: 20 May 1974.

1973

The Day of the Jackal directed by Fred Zinnemann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Michael Cox in Hannibal. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. 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: 20 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Jonas Berqvist. 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: 20 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Jason York. 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: 20 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Suzanne Lawrence in Humble. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Damon Mays. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 May 1968.

1967

For a Few Dollars More directed by Sergio Leone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Paolo Seganti. 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. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1966.

1965

A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker 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 Joseph Sinnott Edwards. In that special week people in US were listening to My Guy by Mary Wells. Viva Las Vegas, directed by George Sidney, 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: 20 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Wells in Torrance. In that special week people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul. 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: 20 May 1963.

1962

Peeping Tom directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1962.

1961

Two Women directed by Vittorio De Sica was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

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 John Cowsill. 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: 20 May 1960.

1959

Advise and Consent by Allen Drur 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 Oconomowoc. 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. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb 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. A Hundred Hours To Suez by Robert Henriques was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1957.

1956

The Killing directed by Stanley Kubrick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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 Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina. 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: 20 May 1954.

1953

Bellissima directed by Luchino Visconti was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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 Warren Cann in Victoria. 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: 20 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: 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 US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David M Walker in Columbus. 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: 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.

1932

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 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 US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Berriman. 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: 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.

1923

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1923.

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 US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include William Simpson. 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: 20 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: 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.

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

1915

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1915.

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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1912

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1912.

1911

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

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1910

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

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1909

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1909.

1908

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

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1907

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1907.

1906

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1906.

1905

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1905.

1904

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

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1903

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

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1902

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

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1901

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 May 1901.