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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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 May 2015.

2014

Amira & Sam directed by Sean Mullin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 May 2011.

2010

Unthinkable directed by Gregor Jordan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Martyrs, directed by Pascal Laugier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Dead Heat by Joel C. Rosenberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 May 2006.

2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban directed by Alfonso Cuarón was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 May 2003.

2002

If Looks Could Kill by Kate White was one of the best seller of 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ava Neely. 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. Before I Say Good-Bye by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Brighid Fleming. 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. All Too Human by George Stephanopoulos was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1999.

1998

Hope Floats directed by Forest Whitaker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Quinn. In that special week people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.. Bent, directed by Sean Mathias, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Indy de Vroome. In that special week people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Knee Deep In Paradise by Brett Butler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include XxScreamKiwixX . In UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Casper, directed by Brad Silberling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Sisters by Sharon J. Wohlmuth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Tom Daley. In that special week people in US were listening to I Swear by All-4-One. Beverly Hills Cop III, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Fist Of God by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include aLexBY11 . 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. Turmoil And Triumph by George P. Shultz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olivia Olson. In UK Please Don't Go by KWS was in the top 5 hits. Dance Macabre, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. At Weddings And Wakes by Alice McDermott was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Kayla Itsines. In UK The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Soapdish, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Firm by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include ASAP TyY. 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. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Emily Robins. 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. Stranger In Savannah by Eugenia Price was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Park Gyu-ri. 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. Moonwalk by Michael Jackson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Ashlie Brillault. 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. The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Sebastian Janikowski. 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. Enter Talking by Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Mark Cavendish. In UK 19 by Paul Hardcastle was in the top 5 hits. Final Justice, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Marnie Schulenburg. 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. Past Imperfect by Joan Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1984.

1983

Banker by Dick Francis was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Emilie Boiron. 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. Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Belladonna (actress). In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. Possession, directed by Andrzej Zulawski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Creation by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gotye . 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. How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include James Phelan. 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. Ghost Story by Peter Straub was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Briana Banks. In that special week people in US were listening to With A Little Luck by Wings. Here Come the Tigers, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Honorable Schoolboy by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Maxime Brunerie. 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. East Wind, Rain by N. Richard Nash was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stuart Bingham. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Tenant, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Laurent Robert. 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 Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fairuza Balk. 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. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include 2011 eruption in Grímsvötn. In that special week people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder. The Big Feast, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Notorious BIG. 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 Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Tony Stewart. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. 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: 21 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Robbie Magasiva. 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. Love & Will by Rollo May was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Éric Ruf. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. The Trouble with Girls, directed by Peter Tewksbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tom Goodman-Hill. In that special week people in US were listening to Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells. Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Chris Benoit. In UK Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Barefoot in the Park, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Under The Eye Of The Storm by John Hersey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Lisa Edelstein. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Nevada Smith, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Maya Kaimal. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. A High Wind in Jamaica, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Journal Of A Soul by Pope John XXIII was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1965.

1964

America The Beautiful by Robert F. Kennedy was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dave Specter. In that special week people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul. Savage Sam, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Bedford Incident by Mark Rascovich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Laurence Larzul. 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 Rich Nations And The Poor Nations by Barbara Ward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Peter Diamandis. 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. Manila Galleon by F. Van Wyck Mason was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeffrey Dahmer. The Time Machine, directed by George Pal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Grant Moves South by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Antoine de Maximy. 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. What We Must Know About Communism by Harry and Bonaro Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Christian Audigier. In UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. No Time for Sergeants, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Judge Reinhold. In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. Hellcats of the Navy, directed by Nathan Juran, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1957.

1956

The Scrolls From The Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 May 1955.

1954

The Mind Alive by Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1954.

1953

Dream Wife directed by Sidney Sheldon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mr T. Lovely to Look At, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Future Of American Politics by Samuel Lubell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 May 1914.