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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to None by None. In Darkness, directed by Anthony Byrne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2018.

2016

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes was one of the best seller of 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2016.

2015

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2015.

2014

The Husband'S Secret by Liane Moriarty was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2014.

2012

Battleship directed by Peter Berg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2012.

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: 21 May 2011.

2010

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman was one of the best seller of 2010.

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

2008

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow was one of the best seller of 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2008.

2007

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 May 2006.

2004

Troy directed by Wolfgang Petersen was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 2004.

2003

Stupid White Men by Michael Moore was one of the best seller of 2003.

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

2002

Famous people born on this day include Kyle Silverstein. In that special week people in US were listening to Foolish by Ashanti. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 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. Beowulf by Seamus Heaney 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 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. White Oleander by Janet Fitch was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1999.

1998

Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh was one of the best seller of 1998.

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

1997

The Ranch by Danielle Steel was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1997.

1996

The Tenth Insight by James Redfield was one of the best seller of 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include XxScreamKiwixX . 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. Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan 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 UK Come On You Reds by Manchester United Football Squad was in the top 5 hits. Maverick, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield 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 that special week people in US were listening to That's The Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson. Hot Shots! Part Deux, directed by Jim Abrahams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Care Of The Soul by Thomas Moore 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. Lethal Weapon 3, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Way I See It by Patti Davis 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. What About Bob?, directed by Frank Oz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Object Lessons by Anna Quindlen 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 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. What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy Noonan 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 that special week people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. Road House, directed by Rowdy Herrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker 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. Willow, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Hot Money by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1988.

1987

Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel was one of the best seller of 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Sebastian Janikowski. 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 Triumph Of Politics by David A. Stockman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1986.

1985

Smart Women, Foolish Choices by Connell Cowan and Melvyn Kinder was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1985.

1984

Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best seller of 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1984.

1983

Working Out by Charles Hix 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. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Celebrity by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1982.

1981

Never-Say-Diet Book by Richard Simmons was one of the best seller of 1981.

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 UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Fame, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1980.

1979

To Set The Record Straight by John J. Sirica was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1979.

1978

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

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. Smokey and the Bandit, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck 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 that special week people in US were listening to Boogie Fever by The Sylvers. The Adams Chronicles by Jack Shepherd was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1976.

1975

The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best seller of 1975.

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 UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Going Places, directed by Bertrand Blier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. You And Me Babe by Chuck Barris 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 Noel Fielding. In that special week people in US were listening to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder. The Day of the Jackal, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1973.

1972

Bring Me A Unicorn by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Eric Nies. 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 Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer 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 UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Ballad of Cable Hogue, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser 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 that special week people in US were listening to Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by The 5th Dimension. Age of Consent, directed by Michael Powell, 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: 21 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tom Goodman-Hill. 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. The Double Helix by James Watson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1968.

1967

The Death Of A President by William Manchester was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1967.

1966

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best seller of 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1966.

1965

Funeral In Berlin by Len Deighton was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Paola Saluzzi. In UK Don't Throw Your Love Away by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. What a Way to Go!, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. 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: 21 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dave Specter. 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. Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler 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 that special week people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1962.

1961

The War Called Peace by Harry and Bonaro Overstreet was one of the best seller of 1961.

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. Hiroshima Mon Amour, directed by Alain Resnais, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Law And The Profits by C. Northcote Parkinson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1960.

1959

Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Christian Audigier. In that special week people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Please Don'T Eat The Daisies by Jean Kerr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1958.

1957

The Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1957.

1956

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Stan Lynch. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Kiss Me Deadly, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1955.

1954

Life Is Worth Living by Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best seller of 1954.

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

1952

The Son Of Adam Wyngate by Mary O'Hara was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1952.

1951

The Peace Can Be Won by Paul G. Hoffman was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1951.

1950

Fortunes of Captain Blood directed by Gordon Douglas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1950.

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: 21 May 1944.

1943

Action in the North Atlantic directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 May 1942.

1940

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1940.

1939

Goodbye, Mr. Chips directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1939.

1937

Charlie Chan at the Olympics directed by H. Bruce Humberstone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1937.

1936

Dracula's Daughter directed by Lambert Hillyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 May 1934.

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: 21 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: 21 May 1930.

1927

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 May 1926.

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: 21 May 1922.

1920

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 May 1916.

1914

Spartacus directed by Giovanni Enrico Vidali was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 May 1914.