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2017

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2017.

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: 31 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: 31 May 2014.

2013

Now You See Me directed by Louis Leterrier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 May 2011.

2010

Robin Hood directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2010.

2009

Up directed by Pete Docter was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2009.

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: 31 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: 31 May 2006.

2005

Madagascar directed by Eric Darnell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2005.

2003

Wrong Turn directed by Rob Schmidt was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 May 2002.

2001

Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Wade Patten. 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. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2000.

1999

The Thirteenth Floor directed by Josef Rusnak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Cheyo Carrillo. In UK Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Kiki's Delivery Service, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. You Belong to Me by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Cupcakke . 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. The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Normani Kordei. In UK Three Lions by Baddiel & Skinner and The Lightning Seeds was in the top 5 hits. DragonHeart, directed by Rob Cohen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Sudden Prey by John Sandford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Alejandro Speitzer. In UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Johnny Mnemonic, directed by Robert Longo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. In Retrospect by Robert S. McNamara with Brian VanDeMark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1995.

1994

The Flintstones directed by Brian Levant was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1994.

1993

Super Mario Bros. directed by Annabel Jankel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Evan Fong. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Sister Act, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Rising Sun by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Azealia Banks. In that special week people in US were listening to I Don't Wanna Cry by Mariah Carey. Hudson Hawk, directed by Michael Lehmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Iron John by Robert Bly was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois. In that special week people in US were listening to Vogue by Madonna. Back to the Future Part III, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Barbarians At The Gate by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Pablo Alborán. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock On by Michael Damian. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Star by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lisa Bund. In that special week people in US were listening to One More Try by George Michael. Killer Klowns from Outer Space, directed by Stephen Chiodo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Prelude To Foundation by Isaac Asimov was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Hamilton Sabot. In that special week people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. Beverly Hills Cop II, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Eyes Of The Dragon by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Waka Flocka Flame. In that special week people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. Cobra, directed by George P. Cosmatos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. James Herriot'S Dog Stories by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Katy Emz. In UK 19 by Paul Hardcastle was in the top 5 hits. Fletch, directed by Michael Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Breaking With Moscow by Arkady N. Shevchenko was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Nate Robinson. 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. Warday by Whitley Strieber and James W. Kunetka was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Reggie Yates. In UK Every Breath You Take by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, directed by Richard Marquand, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Ascent Into Hell by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Tucker. In UK Goody Two Shoes by Adam Ant was in the top 5 hits. Rocky III, directed by Sylvester Stallone, 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: 31 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Tasha Reid. In that special week people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. The Haunting of Julia, directed by Richard Loncraine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. License Renewed by John Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marlène Duval. In that special week people in US were listening to Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.. The Canterbury Tales, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, 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: 31 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Jean-François Gillet. In UK Sunday Girl by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Shibumi by Trevanian was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1979.

1978

Illusions by Richard Bach was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Eric Christian Olsen. In UK Lucille by Kenny Rogers was in the top 5 hits. Star Wars, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Haywire by Brooke Hayward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Colin Farrell. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Man Who Fell to Earth, directed by Nicolas Roeg, 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: 31 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Emmanuel Jonnier. In that special week people in US were listening to Before The Next Teardrop Falls by Freddy Fender. The Wind and the Lion, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. A Month Of Sundays by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ara Celi. 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. Working by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Dominique Monami. In UK Can The Can by Suzi Quatro was in the top 5 hits. Sacrifice!, directed by Umberto Lenzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. I'M O.K.- You'Re O.K. by Thomas Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Sarah O'Hare. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Take You There by The Staple Singers. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Bring Me A Unicorn by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Diana Damrau. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Big Jake, directed by George Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Underground Man by Ross Macdonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Paolo Sorrentino. In that special week people in US were listening to Everything Is Beautiful by Ray Stevens. The Out of Towners, directed by Arthur Hiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Up The Organization by Robert Townsend was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Adriano Peixoto. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles. Once Upon a Time in the West, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Duane Causwell. In that special week people in US were listening to Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel. The Swimmer, directed by Frank Perry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Sandrine Bonnaire. In that special week people in US were listening to Respect by Aretha Franklin. The War Wagon, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Autobiography Of Bertrand Russell, 1872-1914 by Bertrand Russell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Hotz. In UK Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. 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: 31 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Brooke Shields. 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. The Flight Of The Falcon by Daphne Du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Caristan. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Me Do by The Beatles. Le Trou, directed by Jacques Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Viktor Orbán. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The List of Adrian Messenger, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Sebastian Koch. In that special week people in US were listening to I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles. Lonely Are the Brave, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Patti Stanger. In UK Surrender by Elvis Presley 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. Fate Is The Hunter by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hervé Gaymard. In UK Three Steps To Heaven by Eddie Cochran was in the top 5 hits. Pollyanna, directed by David Swift, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Return To Japan by Elizabeth Gray Vining was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1960.

1959

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

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Roma Maffia. In that special week people in US were listening to All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers. No Time for Sergeants, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Inside Russia Today by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Joé Seeten. In UK Butterfly by Andy Williams was in the top 5 hits. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Blue Camellia by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1957.

1956

The Killing directed by Stanley Kubrick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Joe Longthorne. In UK Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. Love Me or Leave Me, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Onions In The Stew by Betty MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1955.

1954

Dial M for Murder directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1954.

1953

Pickup on South Street directed by Samuel Fuller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Catherine McGoohan. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, 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: 31 May 1952.

1951

That's My Boy directed by Hal Walker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 May 1949.

1948

Melody Time directed by Clyde Geronimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1948.

1947

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

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1947.

1946

The Stranger directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1946.

1945

Back to Bataan directed by Edward Dmytryk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 May 1943.

1942

Yankee Doodle Dandy directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1942.

1941

Billy the Kid directed by David Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 May 1940.

1939

Young Mr. Lincoln directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1939.

1938

Kidnapped directed by Alfred L. Werker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 May 1937.

1936

Fury directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1936.

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: 31 May 1935.

1934

Mother directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 May 1931.

1930

Hell's Angels directed by Howard Hughes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1930.

1929

The Black Watch directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1929.

1928

The End of St. Petersburg directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1928.

1927

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

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1927.

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: 31 May 1926.

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: 31 May 1923.

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: 31 May 1922.

1921

Carmen directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1921.

1920

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

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 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: 31 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: 31 May 1916.

1914

Home, Sweet Home directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1914.

1913

Raja Harishchandra directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1913.

1911

The Lost Chord directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1911.