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2018

The Disappeared by C.J. Box was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Snyder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2016.

2015

Nypd Red 3 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp was one of the best seller of 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2015.

2014

Divergent directed by Neil Burger was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2014.

2012

The Intouchables directed by Olivier Nakache was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2012.

2011

Insidious directed by James Wan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2011.

2010

How to Train Your Dragon directed by Dean DeBlois was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Forgetting Sarah Marshall, directed by Nicholas Stoller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Common Wealth by Jeffrey D. Sachs was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2008.

2007

Hot Fuzz directed by Edgar Wright was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2007.

2006

Inside Man directed by Spike Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2006.

2004

Hellboy directed by Guillermo del Toro was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Philip Scott. In UK Beautiful by Christina Aguilera was in the top 5 hits. Phone Booth, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Back Story by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Jazmyn Strong. In UK Unchained Melody by Gareth Gates was in the top 5 hits. Panic Room, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. John Adams by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2002.

2001

Blow directed by Ted Demme was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK Fill Me In by Craig David was in the top 5 hits. Romeo Must Die, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Tough Cookie by Diane Mott Davidson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Jairus Aquino. In UK Flat Beat by Mr Oizo was in the top 5 hits. The Matrix, directed by The Wachowski Brothers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. A Sudden Change Of Heart by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include William Tyler. In UK My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. Wild Things, directed by John McNaughton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Asa Butterfield. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. Crash, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Airframe by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Savannah Latimer. In UK Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison was in the top 5 hits. Fargo, directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Logan Paul. In that special week people in US were listening to Take A Bow by Madonna. Tommy Boy, directed by Peter Segal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Ella Eyre. In UK The Most Beautiful Girl In The World by Prince was in the top 5 hits. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, directed by Peter Segal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Keito Okamoto. In that special week people in US were listening to Informer by Snow. Fire in the Sky, directed by Robert Lieberman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Te Of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sui Lu. In UK Stay by Shakespear's Sister was in the top 5 hits. White Men Can't Jump, directed by Ron Shelton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Texas Connection by Craig I. Zirbel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Francesca Testasecca. In that special week people in US were listening to Coming Out Of The Dark by Gloria Estefan. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, directed by Michael Pressman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Old Contemptibles by Martha Grimes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Marissa Ghavami. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Will Lead You Back by Taylor Dayne. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Steve Barron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Cold Harbour by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Jan Blokhuijsen. In that special week people in US were listening to The Look by Roxette. Castle in the Sky, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Richard Burton by Melvyn Bragg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Robin Lopez. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean. Beetlejuice, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Chaos by James Gleick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Mackenzie Davis. In UK Everything I Own by Boy George was in the top 5 hits. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Boone by T. Boone Pickens Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Hillary Scott (singer). In UK Chain Reaction by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. The Money Pit, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Break In by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Marie Garet. In UK Easy Lover by Philip Bailey With Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, directed by Jerry Paris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Finishing School by Gail Godwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Gilberto Macena. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Romancing the Stone, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Lord Of The Dance by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Matt Lanter. In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. The Meaning of Life, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Sam Huntington. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Porky's, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Hannah Spearritt. In that special week people in US were listening to Rapture by Blondie. Thief, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Delta Decision by Wilbur Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Randy Orton. In that special week people in US were listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd. When Time Ran Out..., directed by James Goldstone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Ivano Balic. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Sophia, Living And Loving by A.E. Hotchner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1979.

1978

Looking Out For Number One by Robert Ringer was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Samuel Ganes. In UK Knowing Me, Knowing You by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Eraserhead, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Clarence Seedorf. In UK I Love To Love by Tina Charles was in the top 5 hits. Robin and Marian, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Cécile Duflot. In UK If by Telly Savalas was in the top 5 hits. Escape to Witch Mountain, directed by John Hough, 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: 01 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kim Sasabone. In that special week people in US were listening to Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede. Dark Star, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Creative Divorce by Mel Krantzler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Rachel Maddow. In that special week people in US were listening to The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence. Sisters, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include François Even. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Pink Flamingos, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Collins. In UK Hot Love by T Rex was in the top 5 hits. The Beguiled, directed by Donald Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Greening Of America by Charles Reich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Sung Hi Lee. In that special week people in US were listening to Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. The Sicilian Clan, directed by Henri Verneuil, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Arnaud Boetsch. In that special week people in US were listening to Dizzy by Tommy Roe. Support Your Local Sheriff!, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Atmen Kelif. In that special week people in US were listening to (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding. Stay Away, Joe, directed by Peter Tewksbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Nicola Roxon. In UK Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Hombre, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Arrogance Of Power by James William Fulbright was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Chris Evans. In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group was in the top 5 hits. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Frederick de Cordova, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Islamic Republic of Iran. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Telling You Now by Freddie and the Dreamers. Major Dundee, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Legend Of The Seventh Virgin by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include José Rodrigues dos Santos. In UK Little Children by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas was in the top 5 hits. The Quick Gun, directed by Sidney Salkow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Teodoro de Villa Diaz. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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: 01 April 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Phillip Schofield. In that special week people in US were listening to Johnny Angel by Shelley Fabares. Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Calories Don'T Count by Herman Taller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Susan Boyle. In that special week people in US were listening to Blue Moon by The Marcels. One-Eyed Jacks, directed by Marlon Brando, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Frieda Hughes. In UK My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. Please Don't Eat the Daisies, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Hasnat Khan. In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. Compulsion, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. How I Turned $1,000 Into A Million In Real Estate -- In My Spare Time by William Nickerson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include D Boon. In UK Magic Moments by Perry Como was in the top 5 hits. Teacher's Pet, directed by George Seaton, 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: 01 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Denise Nickerson. In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. 12 Angry Men, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. On TV people were watching The Sky at Night.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1957.

1956

The Harder They Fall directed by Mark Robson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Don Hasselbeck. In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Revenge of the Creature, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Healer by Frank G. Slaughter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Porcaro. In UK I See The Moon by The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. Beat the Devil, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Away All Boats by Kenneth Dodson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1954.

1953

Glen or Glenda directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vincent Bolloré. The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Dance To The Piper by Agnes de Mille was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1952.

1951

The Red Badge of Courage directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1951.

1950

Cheaper by the Dozen directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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1949

The Set-Up directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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1948

Paisan directed by Roberto Rossellini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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1947

The Farmer's Daughter directed by H.C. Potter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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1946

To Each His Own directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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1945

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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1944

Buffalo Bill directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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1943

Cabin in the Sky directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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1942

49th Parallel directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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1941

The Sea Wolf directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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1940

Rebecca directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

Dodge City directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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1938

Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars directed by Ford Beebe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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1937

Quality Street directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

The Great Ziegfeld directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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1935

The Man Who Knew Too Much directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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1934

Death Takes a Holiday directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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1933

The Mind Reader directed by Roy Del Ruth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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1932

Scarface directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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1931

The Bad Sister directed by Hobart Henley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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1930

Free and Easy directed by Edward Sedgwick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

Coquette directed by Sam Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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1928

The Trail of '98 directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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1927

Long Pants directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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1926

Waxworks directed by Leo Birinsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

Whirlpool of Fate directed by Jean Renoir was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1924

Beau Brummel directed by Harry Beaumont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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1923

Safety Last! directed by Fred Neymeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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1922

Sherlock Holmes directed by Albert Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari directed by Robert Wiene was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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1920

Terror Island directed by James Cruze was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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1918

The Blue Bird directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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1917

A Tale of Two Cities directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

The End of the World directed by August Blom was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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1915

The Juggernaut directed by Ralph W. Ince was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

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1914

The Mysterious X directed by Benjamin Christensen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1907

Life and Passion of Christ directed by Ferdinand Zecca was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907.

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1901

Springtime in the Park directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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