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2018

Incredibles 2 directed by Brad Bird was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to One Dance by Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla. Lights Out, directed by David F. Sandberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2016.

2015

Too Late directed by Dennis Hauck was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2015.

2014

Flight 7500 directed by Takashi Shimizu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2014.

2012

Not Suitable for Children directed by Peter Templeman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2012.

2011

Leap Year directed by Anand Tucker was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Shanghai directed by Mikael Håfström was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Lollipop by Lil Wayne. The Happening, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2008.

2007

Evening directed by Lajos Koltai was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2007.

2006

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift directed by Justin Lin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2006.

2004

The Terminal directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

2003

Hollywood Homicide directed by Ron Shelton was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2003.

2002

Windtalkers directed by John Woo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Swordfish directed by Dominic Sena 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 It Feels So Good by Sonique was in the top 5 hits. Gone in Sixty Seconds, directed by Dominic Sena, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Art Of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2000.

1999

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me directed by Jay Roach 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. Dirty Work, directed by Bob Saget, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. We Are Our Mothers' Daughters by Cokie Roberts 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. Clockwatchers, directed by Jill Sprecher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Night Crew by John Sandford 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. The Rock, directed by Michael Bay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans 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. Congo, directed by Frank Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1995.

1994

The Browning Version directed by Mike Figgis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

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

1993

The Client by John Grisham was one of the best seller of 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. Jazz by Toni Morrison 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. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Bright Captivity by Eugenia Price 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. Another 48 Hrs., directed by Walter Hill, 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: 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. Vice Academy, directed by Rick Sloane, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Goldwyn by A. Scott Berg 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. The Presidio, directed by Peter Hyams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Rock Star by Jackie Collins 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. The Believers, directed by John Schlesinger, 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

Famous people born on this day include Waka Flocka Flame. In UK The Chicken Song by Spitting Image was in the top 5 hits. Belizaire the Cajun, directed by Glen Pitre, 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: 31 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Katy Emz. In that special week people in US were listening to Everything She Wants (Remix) by Wham!. Secret Admirer, directed by David Greenwalt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Proof by Dick Francis 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 UK Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham! was in the top 5 hits. Gremlins, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Caveat by Alexander M. Haig Jr 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. Octopussy, directed by John Glen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Delta Star by Joseph Wambaugh 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. Grease 2, directed by Patricia Birch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough 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. Clash of the Titans, directed by Desmond Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Century by Fred Mustard Stewart 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 UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. Bronco Billy, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1980.

1979

How To Get Whatever You Want Out Of Life by Dr. Joyce Brothers was one of the best seller of 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Guillaume Delorme. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Bus Stop, directed by Joshua Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz was one of the best selling books.
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. Are You Being Served?, directed by Bob Kellett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The David Kopay Story by David Kopay and Perry Deane Young 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. A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson 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. Nashville, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Bankers by Martin Mayer 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 UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Cashelmara by Susan Howatch was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1974.

1973

Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Sarah O'Hare. In UK Vincent by Don McLean was in the top 5 hits. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A World Beyond by Ruth Montgomery 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 that special week people in US were listening to Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones. They Might Be Giants, directed by Anthony Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 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 Cheyenne Social Club, directed by Gene Kelly, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson 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. Rascal, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Vines Of Yarrabee by Dorothy Eden 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 Right People by Stephen Birmingham 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 UK A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum was in the top 5 hits. El Dorado, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Go To The Widow-Maker by James Jones 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 that special week people in US were listening to When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge. Fireball 500, directed by William Asher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Human Sexual Response by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1966.

1965

My Shadow Ran Fast by Bill Sands was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Caristan. In UK Don't Throw Your Love Away by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. The Unsinkable Molly Brown, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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 that special week people in US were listening to It's My Party by Lesley Gore. The Girl Hunters, directed by Roy Rowland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1963.

1962

The Last Plantagenets by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best seller of 1962.

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. The Last Sunset, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Sixth Man by Jess Stearn 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 that special week people in US were listening to Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers. Quinceañera, directed by Alfredo B. Crevenna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lincoln Lords by Cameron Hawley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1960.

1959

Lady Chatterly'S Lover by D.H. Lawrence 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 UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. The Vikings, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Great Democracies by Winston S. Churchill 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 that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. The Prince and the Showgirl, directed by Laurence Olivier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1957.

1956

The Scrolls From The Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson was one of the best seller of 1956.

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

1955

Famous people born on this day include Joe Longthorne. In that special week people in US were listening to Unchained Melody by Les Baxter & His Orchestra. The Big Bluff, directed by W. Lee Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Scotswoman by Inglis Clark Fletcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1955.

1954

The Reason Why by Cecil Woodham-Smith was one of the best seller of 1954.

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

1953

Famous people born on this day include François Rollin. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Robot Monster, directed by Phil Tucker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Poor Man'S Guide To Europe by David Dodge 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 Catherine McGoohan. Jumping Jacks, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Devil'S Advocate by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1952.

1951

Little Big Horn directed by Charles Marquis Warren was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1951.

1950

The Lawless directed by Joseph Losey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1950.

1949

King of the Rocket Men directed by Fred C. Brannon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Lulu Belle directed by Leslie Fenton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Gran Casino directed by Luis Buñuel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Suspense directed by Frank Tuttle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Wonder Man directed by H. Bruce Humberstone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1945.

1944

Days of Glory directed by Jacques Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1944.

1943

Coney Island directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

They All Kissed the Bride directed by Alexander Hall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

Man Hunt directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1941.

1940

Susan and God directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1938

The Rage of Paris directed by Henry Koster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1938.

1937

A Day at the Races directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1935

Hooray for Love directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1935.

1933

His Private Secretary directed by Phil Whitman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1933.

1932

Love Is a Racket directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

1931

Big Business Girl directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1927

Running Wild directed by Gregory La Cava was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

Ella Cinders directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1926.