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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

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 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. Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey 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 (Democrat). 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 Camino by Shirley MacLaine 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. Butterfly by V.C. Andrews 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 that special week people in US were listening to MMMbop by Hanson. Clockwatchers, directed by Jill Sprecher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Just As I Am by Billy Graham 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. Primary Colors by Anonymous 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. Congo, directed by Frank Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Border Music by Robert James Waller 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

Secret Ceremonies by Deborah Laake 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 UK Please Don't Go by KWS was in the top 5 hits. Give War A Chance by P. J. O'Rourke 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. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, directed by Kevin Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. If You Really Loved Me by Ann Rule 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. In The Arena by Richard Nixon 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 UK Sealed With A Kiss by Jason Donovan was in the top 5 hits. Vice Academy, directed by Rick Sloane, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Capital Crimes by Lawrence Sanders 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. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher 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. The Believers, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy 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. The Manhattan Project, directed by Marshall Brickman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Bess W. Truman by Margaret Truman 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. Jubal Sackett by Louis L'Amour 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. Gremlins, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. First Lady From Plains by Rosalynn Carter 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. Voice Of The Heart by Barbara Taylor Bradford 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. A Mother And Two Daughters by Gail Godwin 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. The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). 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. Back Bay by William Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1980.

1979

A Necessary Woman by Helen Van Slyke 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. 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 that special week people in US were listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder. Are You Being Served?, directed by Bob Kellett, 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. 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. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey 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. Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1974.

1973

The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer 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 Friends Of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins 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. Civilisation by Kenneth Clark 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 UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. Rascal, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women by Marjorie Craig 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 (Democrat). 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. Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott 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. Tales Of Manhattan by Louis Auchincloss 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. Menfreya In The Morning by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1966.

1965

Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman 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 (Democrat). 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 Girl Hunters, directed by Roy Rowland, 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

The Fox In The Attic by Richard Hughes 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 Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart 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. Grant Moves South by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1960.

1959

My Brother Was An Only Child by Jack Douglas 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. The Face Of Minnesota by John Szarkowski was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1958.

1957

The Prince and the Showgirl directed by Laurence Olivier was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

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 UK Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. This Island Earth, directed by Joseph M. Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1955.

1954

The Bad Seed by William March was one of the best seller of 1954.

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

1953

Robot Monster directed by Phil Tucker 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 (Democrat). 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.

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

Mr. Moto Takes a Chance directed by Norman Foster 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.

1936

Everyman's Law directed by Albert Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

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.

1934

Are We Civilized? directed by Edwin Carewe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 May 1934.

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.