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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Social Animals, directed by Theresa Bennett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2018.

2016

Now You See Me 2 directed by Jon M. Chu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2016.

2015

Dil Dhadakne Do directed by Zoya Akhtar was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2015.

2014

Jersey Boys directed by Clint Eastwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2014.

2012

Rowdy Rathore directed by Prabhu Deva was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2012.

2011

Ready directed by Anees Bazmee was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2011.

2010

Are We There Yet? directed by Brian Levant was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2010.

2008

The Incredible Hulk directed by Louis Leterrier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Samuel Cheney. In UK Beautiful Liar by Beyonce & Shakira was in the top 5 hits. I Really Hate My Job, directed by Oliver Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Joshua Lester. In UK Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was in the top 5 hits. Relative Strangers, directed by Greg Glienna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Beach Road by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2006.

2004

Just One Look by Harlan Coben was one of the best seller of 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Juliette Willis. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Busy by Sean Paul. 2 Fast 2 Furious, directed by John Singleton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Birthright by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2003.

2002

The Bourne Identity directed by Doug Liman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Lintz. In UK Don't Stop Movin' by S Club 7 was in the top 5 hits. No Such Thing, directed by Hal Hartley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Hollywood Moms by Joyce Ostin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Noah Lahn. In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Sånger från andra våningen, directed by Roy Andersson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Rory Gates. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Human Traffic, directed by Justin Kerrigan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1999.

1998

The Truman Show directed by Peter Weir was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Miko Fogarty. In UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. Con Air, directed by Simon West, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Waiting Time by Eugenia Price was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Katharina Althaus. In that special week people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Eddie, directed by Steve Rash, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Lost Laysen by Debra Freer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Little Kelly. In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. Fluke, directed by Carlo Carlei, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Smartista Beauty. In that special week people in US were listening to I Swear by All-4-One. The Cowboy Way, directed by Gregg Champion, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Beyond Peace by Richard Nixon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1994.

1993

Ticks directed by Tony Randel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olesia Karmi. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Class Act, directed by Randall Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Lena Meyer-Landrut. In UK The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, directed by Stephen Herek, 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: 23 May 1991.

1990

The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Oli Brown. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Dead Poets Society, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Negotiator by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Wesley Johnson. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Vampire's Kiss, directed by Robert Bierman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Beloved by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Angelina Pivarnick. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Angela Martini. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Aakhree Raasta, directed by Bhagyaraj, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1986.

1985

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1985.

1984

Smart Women by Judy Blume was one of the best seller of 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Heidi Range. In that special week people in US were listening to Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara. Psycho II, directed by Richard Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The F-Plan Diet by Audrey Eyton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Rochelle Pangilinan. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Creepshow, directed by George A. Romero, 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: 23 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Pierre Lapointe. In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. Green Ice, directed by Ernest Day, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Paper Money by Adam Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lane Garrison. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. Urban Cowboy, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Donahue by Phil Donahue was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Brian Campbell. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. My Brilliant Career, directed by Gillian Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Powers That Be by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Michael Gonzalez (pitcher). In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Fedora, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Final Conclave by Malachi Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Ilia Kulik. In that special week people in US were listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder. Cinderella, directed by Michael Pataki, 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: 23 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelly Monaco. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Revenge of the Cheerleaders, directed by Richard Lerner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The R Document by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Kim Sung-soo. In UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. Posse, directed by Kirk Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jewel (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. Bootleggers, directed by Charles B. Pierce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Maxwell (musician). In that special week people in US were listening to Frankenstein by Edgar Winter. Jeremy, directed by Arthur Barron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Alexandre Devoise. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Sitting Target, directed by Douglas Hickox, 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: 23 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Laurel Holloman. In that special week people in US were listening to Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones. One More Train to Rob, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, 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: 23 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Anna Gavalda. In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Strawberry Statement, directed by Stuart Hagmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Laurent Aïello. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles. Satan's Sadists, directed by Al Adamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Trouble With Lawyers by Murray Teigh Bloom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Laura Wasser. In that special week people in US were listening to Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells. Villa Rides, directed by Buzz Kulik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1968.

1967

Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include H Jon Benjamin. In that special week people in US were listening to When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge. The Shooting, directed by Monte Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Human Sexual Response by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Melissa McBride. In that special week people in US were listening to Help Me, Rhonda by The Beach Boys. Orgy of the Dead, directed by Stephen C. Apostolof, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. My Shadow Ran Fast by Bill Sands was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Laurent Naouri. In that special week people in US were listening to My Guy by Mary Wells. 633 Squadron, directed by Walter Grauman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. My Years With General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Wally Dallenbach. In that special week people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul. The Blancheville Monster, directed by Alberto De Martino, 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: 23 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Tamara Kennedy. In that special week people in US were listening to Stranger On The Shore by Mr. Acker Bilk. Long Day's Journey Into Night, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Captain Newman, M.D. by Leo Calvin Rosten was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Philippe Cochet. In that special week people in US were listening to Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe. Atlas, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Frog Pond by Joyce MacIver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Linden Ashby. The Trials of Oscar Wilde, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lincoln Lords by Cameron Hawley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Alfredson. In UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Gunfight at Dodge City, directed by Joseph M. Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Drew Carey. In that special week people in US were listening to All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers. The Law and Jake Wade, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1958.

1957

The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include François Feldman. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. The Proud Ones, directed by Robert D. Webb, 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: 23 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Luka Bloom. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. The Seven Little Foys, directed by Melville Shavelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Bottoms Up! by Cornelia Otis Skinner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1955.

1954

The Yellow Tomahawk directed by Lesley Selander was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1954.

1953

The Moon Is Blue directed by Otto Preminger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michel-Edouard Leclerc. California Conquest, directed by Lew Landers, 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: 23 May 1952.

1951

The Left Hand Of God by William E. Barrett was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1951.

1950

The Torch directed by Emilio Fernández was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1950.

1949

The Huggetts Abroad directed by Ken Annakin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1949.

1948

The Dude Goes West directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1948.

1946

Ghost of Hidden Valley directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1946.

1945

Flame of Barbary Coast directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1945.

1944

This Happy Breed directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1944.

1943

Above Suspicion directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1943.

1942

In Old California directed by William C. McGann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1942.

1940

Lightning Strikes West directed by Harry L. Fraser was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1940.

1938

Three Comrades directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1938.

1936

Revolt of the Zombies directed by Victor Halperin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1936.

1935

The Clairvoyant directed by Maurice Elvey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1935.

1934

Fog Over Frisco directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1934.

1933

Tomorrow at Seven directed by Ray Enright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1933.

1932

Unholy Love directed by Albert Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1932.

1931

A Free Soul directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1931.

1924

The Sea Hawk directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1924.

1919

True Heart Susie directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1919.