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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Incredibles 2, directed by Brad Bird, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. The Fallen by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 2018.

2016

Lights Out directed by David F. Sandberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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 Happening directed by M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

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 that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Gone in Sixty Seconds, directed by Dominic Sena, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. No Such Thing As A Bad Day by Hamilton Jordan 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. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1998.

1997

Clockwatchers directed by Jill Sprecher was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

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. I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn 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. Beauty From Ashes by Eugenia Price 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

Gai-Jin by James Clavell 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. 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. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Next Century by David Halberstam 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. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum 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. Stranger In Savannah by Eugenia Price 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. Zoya by Danielle Steel 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. The Ladies Of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough 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. Back to School, directed by Alan Metter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Songs Of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke 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. Secret Admirer, directed by David Greenwalt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon 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. Ghostbusters, directed by Ivan Reitman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Wheel Of Fortune by Susan Howatch 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. Heartburn by Nora Ephron 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. Grease 2, directed by Patricia Birch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Years Of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger 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. Xpd by Len Deighton 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.. Bronco Billy, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Who'S On First by William F. Buckley Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1980.

1979

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx 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 that special week people in US were listening to Too Much, Too Little, Too Late by Johnny Mathis. Bus Stop, directed by Joshua Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Whistle by James Jones 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. It Didn'T Start With Watergate by Victor Lasky 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. Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes 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. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry 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. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1974.

1973

The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth 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 that special week people in US were listening to I'll Take You There by The Staple Singers. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. They Might Be Giants, directed by Anthony Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie 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. Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene 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. True Grit, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Trouble With Lawyers by Murray Teigh Bloom 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. Gipsy Moth Circles The World by Francis Chichester 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. El Dorado, directed by Howard Hawks, 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: 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. Fireball 500, directed by William Asher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1966.

1965

Fred Allen'S Letters by Joe McCarthy 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 that special week people in US were listening to Love Me Do by The Beatles. The Unsinkable Molly Brown, directed by Charles Walters, 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. Island of Love, directed by Morton DaCosta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1963.

1962

The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White 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 Heartless Light by Gerald Green 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. Quinceañera, directed by Alfredo B. Crevenna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Chapman Report by Irving Wallace 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

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. The Vikings, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter 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. The Prince and the Showgirl, directed by Laurence Olivier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Innocent Ambassadors by Philip Wylie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1957.

1956

Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara 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 UK Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. The Big Bluff, directed by W. Lee Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1955.

1954

Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best seller of 1954.

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

1953

City That Never Sleeps directed by John H. Auer 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. Ivanhoe, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Under The Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson 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.

1947

Living in a Big Way directed by Gregory La Cava 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.

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

Black Sheep directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

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.

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.