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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Adrift, directed by Baltasar Kormákur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. The 17th Suspect by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2018.

2015

The Book Of Joan by Melissa Rivers was one of the best seller of 2015.

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

2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past directed by Bryan Singer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

The Ophelia Cut by John Lescroart was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2013.

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: 23 May 2011.

2010

The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith was one of the best seller of 2010.

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

2009

The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best seller of 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2009.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Samuel Cheney. In UK Beautiful Liar by Beyonce & Shakira was in the top 5 hits. Mr. Brooks, directed by Bruce A. Evans, 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. X-Men: The Last Stand, directed by Brett Ratner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Digging To America by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Jillian Ward. In that special week people in US were listening to Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani. Madagascar, directed by Eric Darnell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2005.

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. Bruce Almighty, directed by Tom Shadyac, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Executive Power by Vince Flynn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 2003.

2002

Das Experiment directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel 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. Pearl Harbor, directed by Michael Bay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. A Painted House by John Grisham 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. Mission: Impossible II, directed by John Woo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling 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. The Thirteenth Floor, directed by Josef Rusnak, 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

Godzilla directed by Roland Emmerich 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. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Evening Class by Maeve Binchy 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. Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma, 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. Johnny Mnemonic, directed by Robert Longo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Chamber by John Grisham 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 Flintstones, directed by Brian Levant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Lovers by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1994.

1993

Cliffhanger directed by Renny Harlin 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. Far and Away, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. French Silk by Sandra Brown 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. Backdraft, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Seventh Commandment by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Adrien Quatennens. In UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. Back to the Future Part III, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Megatrends 2000 by John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1990.

1989

Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss was one of the best seller of 1989.

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. Rambo III, directed by Peter MacDonald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon 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. Beverly Hills Cop II, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Heiress by Janet Dailey 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. Cobra, directed by George P. Cosmatos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst 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!. Brewster's Millions, directed by Walter Hill, 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: 23 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Hugo Almeida. In that special week people in US were listening to Let's Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Lord Of The Dance by Andrew M. Greeley 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 that special week people in US were listening to Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, directed by Richard Marquand, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Salvador by Joan Didion 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. Rocky III, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. For Special Services by John Gardner 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. Outland, directed by Peter Hyams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot 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. The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French 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. The Brood, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1979.

1978

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best seller of 1978.

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. Star Wars, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong 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. The Missouri Breaks, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein 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. The Eiger Sanction, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Here At The New Yorker by Brendan Gill 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. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, directed by Michael Cimino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Management by Peter F. Drucker 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. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, directed by Sam Peckinpah, 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: 23 May 1973.

1972

Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash was one of the best seller of 1972.

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. Big Jake, directed by George Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1971.

1970

Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best seller of 1970.

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. Midnight Cowboy, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes 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. The Tower Of Babel by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Phil Selway. In that special week people in US were listening to Groovin' by The Young Rascals. 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: 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 Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 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. Mirage, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Funeral In Berlin by Len Deighton 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. Viva Las Vegas, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Von Ryan'S Express by David Westheimer 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. Pickpocket, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Whole Truth And Nothing But by Hedda Hopper 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. The Miracle Worker, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Last Plantagenets by Thomas B. Costain 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. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. No Signposts In The Sea by Vita Sackville-West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1961.

1960

The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa was one of the best seller of 1960.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1960.

1959

Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart was one of the best seller of 1959.

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. Indiscreet, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Land Without Justice by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1958.

1957

Too Much, Too Soon by Diana Barrymore and Gerold Frank was one of the best seller of 1957.

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

1956

The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best seller of 1956.

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. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier, directed by Norman Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1955.

1954

The High and the Mighty directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

Young Bess directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The Memoirs Of Herbert Hoover by Herbert Hoover was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1952.

1951

Washington Confidential by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer was one of the best seller of 1951.

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

1950

The Asphalt Jungle directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Batman and Robin directed by Spencer Bennet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1947

Great Expectations directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Dressed to Kill directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

The Body Snatcher directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1941

Blood and Sand directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1941.

1940

Our Town directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1938

Alexander's Ragtime Band directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Kid Galahad directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1937.

1935

The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes directed by Leslie S. Hiscott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1931

Svengali directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

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: 23 May 1926.

1924

Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall directed by Marshall Neilan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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

1923

The White Rose directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 May 1923.