May 23

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2018

Social Animals directed by Theresa Bennett was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

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

Famous people born on this day include Calvin Mecham. In that special week people in US were listening to See You Again by Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth. Dil Dhadakne Do, directed by Zoya Akhtar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West by Bill O'Reilly and David Fisher was one of the best selling books.
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

The A-Team directed by Joe Carnahan 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. Rant by Chuck Palahniuk 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 that special week people in US were listening to SOS by Rihanna. Relative Strangers, directed by Greg Glienna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2006.

2004

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 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. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2003.

2002

American Son by Richard Blow was one of the best seller of 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. The Search by Iris Johansen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Noah Lahn. In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Sånger från andra våningen, directed by Roy Andersson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier 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 that special week people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. Human Traffic, directed by Justin Kerrigan, 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: 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 that special week people in US were listening to MMMbop by Hanson. Con Air, directed by Simon West, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Snow In August by Pete Hamill 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. DragonHeart, directed by Rob Cohen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark 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 UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Fluke, directed by Carlo Carlei, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Once Upon A More Enlightened Time 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. The Book Of Virtues by William J. Bennett 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. Patriot Games, directed by Phillip Noyce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Two Nations by Andrew Hacker 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Don't Wanna Cry by Mariah Carey. City Slickers, directed by Ron Underwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Sleepwalking Through History by Haynes Johnson 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 that special week people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. Dead Poets Society, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. We Are Still Married by Garrison Keillor 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 that special week people in US were listening to One More Try by George Michael. Vampire's Kiss, directed by Robert Bierman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Washington Goes To War by David Brinkley 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. A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein 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. Bess W. Truman by Margaret Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Baptiste Lecaplain. In that special week people in US were listening to Everything She Wants (Remix) by Wham!. The Goonies, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Hugo Almeida. In UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Streets of Fire, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Heretics Of Dune by Frank Herbert was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Heidi Range. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Psycho II, directed by Richard Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley 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. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda 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. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz 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 (Democrat). 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. No Love Lost by Helen Van Slyke 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. Stalker, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. A Necessary Woman by Helen Van Slyke 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 that special week people in US were listening to With A Little Luck by Wings. Fedora, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Gnomes by Rien Poortvliet 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. Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal 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 that special week people in US were listening to Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire. Posse, directed by Kirk Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry 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 UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Bootleggers, directed by Charles B. Pierce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Plain Speaking by Merle Miller 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 UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. Jeremy, directed by Arthur Barron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Evening In Byzantium by Irwin Shaw 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 Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh 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. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown 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. Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene 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 UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. Satan's Sadists, directed by Al Adamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Between Parent & Teenager by Haim G. Ginott 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Laura Wasser. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. Villa Rides, directed by Buzz Kulik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Gipsy Moth Circles The World by Francis Chichester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1968.

1967

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann 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. Cul-de-sac, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan 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 UK Long Live Love by Sandie Shaw was in the top 5 hits. 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. 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: 23 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Wally Dallenbach. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Nutty Professor, directed by Jerry Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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. Carnival of Souls, directed by Herk Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. My Life In Court by Louis Nizer 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 UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Daniel Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene 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. My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart 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. From The Terrace by John O'Hara 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 Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1958.

1957

The Nun'S Story by Kathryn Hulme 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. D-Day the Sixth of June, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale 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. The Day Lincoln Was Shot by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1955.

1954

Gorilla at Large directed by Harmon Jones 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Michel-Edouard Leclerc. The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Anthony Asquith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1952.

1951

Sirocco directed by Curtis Bernhardt was one of the most viewed movies released in 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

Colorado Territory directed by Raoul Walsh 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.

1947

That's My Man directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1947.

1946

Caravan directed by Arthur Crabtree 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

Ghost Catchers directed by Edward F. Cline was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Bataan directed by Tay Garnett 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

Bad Man from Red Butte directed by Ray Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1938

Gold Diggers in Paris directed by Ray Enright 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 39 Steps directed by Alfred Hitchcock 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.

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.

1916

Reggie Mixes In directed by Christy Cabanne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1916.