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2017

Origin by Dan Brown was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2016

Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance by Mark Greaney was one of the best seller of 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2016.

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.

2012

Moonrise Kingdom directed by Wes Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2008

Young People Fucking directed by Martin Gero was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

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

2004

The Day After Tomorrow directed by Roland Emmerich was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2004.

2003

The Italian Job directed by F. Gary Gray 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 UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Mission: Impossible II, directed by John Woo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Natural Blonde by Liz Smith 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

Kiki's Delivery Service directed by Hayao Miyazaki was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Inês Murta. In that special week people in US were listening to MMMbop by Hanson. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Absolute Power by David Baldacci 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 Hamilton. 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. To The Hilt by Dick Francis 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 that special week people in US were listening to Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? by Bryan Adams. Casper, directed by Brad Silberling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Puerto Vallarta Squeeze by Robert James Waller 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 UK Please Don't Go by KWS was in the top 5 hits. Sister Act, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Night Over Water by Ken Follett 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 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. Molly Ivins Can'T Say That by Molly Ivins 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 Liberty Irene Kasem. 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. September by Rosamunde Pilcher 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 Marco Reus. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base 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 Welven Da Great. 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. The Duchess Of Windsor by Charles Higham 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 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. Texasville by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1987.

1986

Cobra directed by George P. Cosmatos was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986.

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. The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave 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 Milorad Cavic. 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. Possessions by Judith Michael 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 True by Spandau Ballet 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. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin 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 that special week people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. Rocky III, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. How To Make Love To A Woman by Michael Morgenstern was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1982.

1981

The Haunting of Julia directed by Richard Loncraine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981.

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 Andy Hurley. The Canterbury Tales, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins 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 Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel 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

Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin 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 Debbie King. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Star Wars, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Looking Good by Charles Hix 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 that special week people in US were listening to Love Hangover by Diana Ross. The Man Who Fell to Earth, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Angels by Billy Graham 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. The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz 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 Jim Carey in Dorchester. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, directed by Michael Cimino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre 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 Tyrone Williams. In UK See My Baby Jive by Wizzard was in the top 5 hits. Sacrifice!, directed by Umberto Lenzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders 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 Bryan Walker. 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. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault 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 Troy Malave in Cumana. 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 Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1971.

1970

The Out of Towners directed by Arthur Hiller was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1970.

1969

Once Upon a Time in the West directed by Sergio Leone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

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 NBA center (Miami Heat. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Swimmer, directed by Frank Perry, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart 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 Kenny Lofton in East Chicago. In UK Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. The War Wagon, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton 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 Jessica Monroe in Palo Alto. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann 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. Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart 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 New York City. 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 Explorer by Frances Parkinson Keyes 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 Scotti Hill in Manhasset. In UK Don't Throw Your Love Away by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Le Trou, directed by Jacques Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg 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 Wendy Smith. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. 55 Days at Peking, directed by Nicholas Ray, 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: 31 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Corey Hart in MontrTal. 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. Conversation With Stalin by Milovan Djilas 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 Harry Enfield. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. Ashes and Diamonds, directed by Andrzej Wajda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Inside Europe Today by John Gunther 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 Chris Elliott in New York City. In that special week people in US were listening to Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers. Pollyanna, directed by David Swift, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1960.

1959

Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best seller of 1959.

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

1958

No Time for Sergeants directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Stephen Jones. 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. The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever 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 Ben de. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett 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. Call To Greatness by Adlai E. Stevenson 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

Famous people born on this day include Fabio Concato. 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. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
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 Henri Loyrette. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, 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: 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

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christian Pellerin. Mr. Skeffington, directed by Vincent Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
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

The Falcon Takes Over directed by Irving Reis 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.

1932

Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best seller of 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1932.

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 US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jacob Lateiner. The End of St. Petersburg, directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
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.

1925

The Constant Nymph by Margaret Kenned was one of the best seller of 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1925.

1924

The Little French Girl by Anne Douglas Sedgwick was one of the best seller of 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Wolfgang Lesser. The White Rose, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton was one of the best selling books.
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 US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Edward Bennett Williams lawyer/team owner (Washington Redskins. The Flapper, directed by Alan Crosland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. The River's End by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best selling books.
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.

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1917

A Romance of the Redwoods directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

Sherlock Holmes directed by Arthur Berthelet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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1915

Jaffery by William J. Locke was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1915.

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.

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1912

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

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1911

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

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1910

The Rosary Florence by L. Barcla was one of the best seller of 1910.

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1909

The Inner Shrine by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1909.

1908

The Lure of the Mask by Harold MacGrath was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1908.

1907

The Port of Missing Men by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1907.

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1906

Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1906.

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1905

The Garden of Allah by Robert Hichens was one of the best seller of 1905.

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1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

Lady Rose's Daughter by Mary Augusta Ward was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

The Mississippi Bubble by Emerson Hough was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

Eben Holden by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1901.