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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 Fallen by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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. The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 May 2007.

2006

X-Men: The Last Stand directed by Brett Ratner was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 2006.

2004

Direct Action directed by Sidney J. Furie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 May 2003.

2002

The Short Forever by Stuart Woods was one of the best seller of 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Molly O'Malia. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. Battle Queen 2020, directed by Daniel D'Or, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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. Standoff by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Camren Bicondova. 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. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Oliver Woollford. In that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. Hope Floats, directed by Forest Whitaker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Paradise by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Julia Pierce. 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. Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1997.

1996

Mission: Impossible directed by Brian De Palma was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Boris Laursen. In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. Casper, directed by Brad Silberling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Couplehood by Paul Reiser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Jake McGing. 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. In the Kitchen With Rosie by Rosie Dale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Andrew Kingsbury. In that special week people in US were listening to That's The Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson. Raining Stones, directed by Ken Loach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Remembering Denny by Calvin Trillin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Camille Lou. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Dance Macabre, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Jazz by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Suho (Exo-K). 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 Commanders by Bob Woodward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include BryanStars . In UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. The Witches, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Bradley Martyn. 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. While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pénélope Bonna. 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. Citizen Cohn by Nicholas von Hoffman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Novak Djokovic. In that special week people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. Summer Heat, directed by Michie Gleason, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Winter Hawk by Craig Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Julian Edelman. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Psycho III, directed by Anthony Perkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include CariDee English. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds. Final Justice, directed by Greydon Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Thinner by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Dustin Moskovitz. 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. Democracy by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1984.

1983

Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best seller of 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Candide Thovex. 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. Public Smiles, Private Tears by Helen Van Slyke with James Elward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Bryan. In that special week people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. Polyester, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Eagle'S Gift by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lucy Gordon. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Out of the Blue, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Back Bay by William Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Maggie Q. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. The Prisoner of Zenda, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Katie Price. In that special week people in US were listening to With A Little Luck by Wings. I Spit on Your Grave, directed by Meir Zarchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Noa Tishby. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Amar Akbar Anthony, directed by Manmohan Desai, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Falconer by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Daniel Erlandsson. 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 Russians by Hedrick Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Salva Ballesta. 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 Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sean Gunn. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Sweet Movie, directed by Dusan Makavejev, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. I Heard The Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Yannick Bru. 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 Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Jaouad Gharib. 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 Terminal Man by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Daryn Cresswell. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. Escape from the Planet of the Apes, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Naomi Campbell. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. Two Mules for Sister Sara, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Vaughn Eshelman. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. The April Fools, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, 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: 22 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Randy Brown (basketball). In that special week people in US were listening to Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells. The Tower Of Babel by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Mc Eight. 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. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include José Mesa. 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: 22 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Jay Carney. In that special week people in US were listening to Ticket To Ride by The Beatles. A High Wind in Jamaica, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Flight Of The Falcon by Daphne Du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1965.

1964

The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Frédérique Guétat-Liviani. 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. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Fiona Gélin. 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. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Mark Riva. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Sixth Man by Jess Stearn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include François de Mazières. The Time Machine, directed by George Pal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Morrissey . In that special week people in US were listening to The Happy Organ by Dave Baby Cortez. It Happened to Jane, directed by Richard Quine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include François Cornut-Gentille. In that special week people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. No Time for Sergeants, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Exile And The Kingdom by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Gary Sweet. In UK Butterfly by Andy Williams was in the top 5 hits. The Buster Keaton Story, directed by Sidney Sheldon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Too Much, Too Soon by Diana Barrymore and Gerold Frank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1957.

1956

Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Iva Davies. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Soldier of Fortune, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Day Lincoln Was Shot by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Tashi Grady. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. The High and the Mighty, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Bless This House by Norah Lofts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include François Bon. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Pickup on South Street, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Corpus Of Joe Bailey by Oakley Hall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rich Preston. Skirts Ahoy!, directed by Sidney Lanfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 22 May 1952.

1951

Proud New Flags by F. Van Wyck Mason was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 May 1943.

1942

It Happened in Flatbush directed by Ray McCarey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 May 1939.

1938

Holiday directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 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: 22 May 1932.

1922

The Dungeon directed by Oscar Micheaux was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 22 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: 22 May 1919.