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2018

Honey: Rise Up and Dance directed by Bille Woodruff was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

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

2016

Julieta directed by Pedro Almodóvar was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2016.

2015

Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story directed by James Moran was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

The Maid directed by Paul Emmanuel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2012

The Butterfly Room directed by Jonathan Zarantonello was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

The Hit List directed by William Kaufman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

The 5th Quarter directed by Rick Bieber 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 Love In This Club by Usher. Chaos Theory, directed by Marcos Siega, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2008.

2007

Are We Done Yet? directed by Steve Carr was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

Triad Election directed by Johnnie To was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2004

Two Brothers directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

2003

The Hunt For Bin Laden by Robin Moore was one of the best seller of 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Jazmyn Strong. In that special week people in US were listening to Ain't It Funny by Jennifer Lopez. New Best Friend, directed by Zoe Clarke-Williams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer by Joyce Reardon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2002.

2001

The Devil'S Own by Sandra Brown was one of the best seller of 2001.

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

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). In that special week people in US were listening to Say My Name by Destiny's Child. Return to Me, directed by Bonnie Hunt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Brethren by John Grisham 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 that special week people in US were listening to Believe by Cher. Silsila Hai Pyar Ka, directed by Shrabani Deodhar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone by J. K. Rowling was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1999.

1998

The Rape Of Nanking by Iris Chang was one of the best seller of 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Asa Butterfield. In UK Don't Speak by No Doubt was in the top 5 hits. Grosse Pointe Blank, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Small Town Girl by LaVyrle Spencer 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 that special week people in US were listening to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion. Virtual Encounters, directed by Cybil Richards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Intensity by Dean Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1996.

1995

Home Song by LaVyrle Spencer was one of the best seller of 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Ella Eyre. In that special week people in US were listening to The Sign by Ace Of Base. Blue Tiger, directed by Norberto Barba, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Family Blessings by LaVyrle Spencer 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 UK Young At Heart by The Bluebells was in the top 5 hits. The Sandlot, directed by David Mickey Evans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams 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. Newsies, directed by Kenny Ortega, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Molly Ivins Can'T Say That by Molly Ivins 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 UK Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash was in the top 5 hits. The Object of Beauty, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A Life On The Road by Charles Kuralt 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 UK Vogue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Ernest Goes to Jail, directed by John R. Cherry III, 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

Intellectuals by Paul Johnson was one of the best seller of 1989.

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 UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Consuming Passions, directed by Giles Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow 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 that special week people in US were listening to Lean On Me by Club Nouveau. Campus Man, directed by Ron Casden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Red White And Blue by John Gregory Dunne 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. Critters, directed by Stephen Herek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Dancing In The Light by Shirley MacLaine 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 that special week people in US were listening to One More Night by Phil Collins. Crime Wave, directed by John Paizs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein 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 that special week people in US were listening to Footloose by Kenny Loggins. The NeverEnding Story, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr 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. Losin' It, directed by Curtis Hanson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Starstruck, directed by Gillian Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving 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 UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits. Private Benjamin, directed by Howard Zieff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Nice Girls Do by Irene Kassorla was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Randy Orton. In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits. The Private Eyes, directed by Lang Elliott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth 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 UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. A Perfect Couple, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Proteus by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1979.

1978

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best seller of 1978.

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

1977

The Users by Joyce Haber was one of the best seller of 1977.

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. All the President's Men, directed by Alan J. Pakula, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Spandau by Albert Speer 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. Chupke Chupke, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Promise Of Joy by Allen Drury 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 Sunshine On My Shoulders by John Denver. The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Management by Peter F. Drucker 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 UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits. High Plains Drifter, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1973.

1972

The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Collins. In that special week people in US were listening to Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by The Temptations. Don't Deliver Us from Evil, directed by Joël Séria, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann 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 UK Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin was in the top 5 hits. Khilona, directed by Chander Vohra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1970.

1969

Force 10 From Navarone by Alistair MacLean was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Atmen Kelif. In UK Congratulations by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Party, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Gipsy Moth Circles The World by Francis Chichester 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. Double Trouble, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler. Django, directed by Sergio Corbucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman 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 Simona Ventura. In that special week people in US were listening to Stop! In The Name Of Love by The Supremes. Challenge of the Gladiator, directed by Domenico Paolella, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Funeral In Berlin by Len Deighton 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 Carpetbaggers, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Teodoro de Villa Diaz. In UK Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Critic's Choice, directed by Don Weis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns 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 Don't Break The Heart That Loves You by Connie Francis. War Hunt, directed by Denis Sanders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1962.

1961

Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward was one of the best seller of 1961.

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. Battle of Blood Island, directed by Joel Rapp, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. All The Day Long by Howard Spring 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 that special week people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever?, directed by Frank Wisbar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Captions Courageous by Bob Reisner and Hal Kapplow 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 that special week people in US were listening to Tequila by The Champs. Manhunt in the Jungle, directed by Tom McGowan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Attorney For The Damned by Arthur Weinberg 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 that special week people in US were listening to Butterfly by Andy Williams. The Bachelor Party, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1957.

1956

The Search For Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein was one of the best seller of 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. Stella, directed by Michael Cacoyannis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Essays In The Public Philosophy by Walter Lippmann 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. Lucky Me, directed by Jack Donohue, 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

Famous people born on this day include François Calvet. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Invaders from Mars, directed by William Cameron Menzies, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Sojourner by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1953.

1952

Spark Of Life by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1952.

1951

Father's Little Dividend directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

The Capture directed by John Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1950.

1949

Bride of Vengeance directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1949.

1948

The Noose Hangs High directed by Charles Barton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1948.

1947

West to Glory directed by Ray Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1947.

1946

Murder in the Music Hall directed by John English was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1946.

1945

Dillinger directed by Max Nosseck was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1945.

1944

Up in Mabel's Room directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1944.

1943

I Walked with a Zombie directed by Jacques Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1943.

1941

Barnacle Bill directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1941.

1940

Son of Ingagi directed by Richard C. Kahn was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1940.

1939

Broadway Serenade directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1939.

1938

Rawhide directed by Ray Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1938.

1936

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1936.

1935

Star of Midnight directed by Stephen Roberts was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1935.

1934

Badge of Honor directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1934.

1932

Border Devils directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1932.

1931

A Connecticut Yankee directed by David Butler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1931.

1930

Earth directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1930.

1929

The Charlatan directed by George Melford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1929.

1928

Across to Singapore directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1928.

1927

Napoleon directed by Abel Gance was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1927.

1912

Lumpacivagabundus directed by Géza von Bolváry was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1912.