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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to God's Plan by Drake. The Miracle Season, directed by Sean McNamara, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. Covert Game by Christine Feehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2018.

2016

Before I Wake directed by Mike Flanagan 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 Amazing Spider-Man 2 directed by Marc Webb 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

Soul Surfer directed by Sean McNamara was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Wild Target directed by Jonathan Lynn 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. Keith, directed by Todd Kessler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Age Of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2008.

2007

Disturbia directed by D.J. Caruso was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

The Benchwarmers directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2004

The Whole Ten Yards directed by Howard Deutch 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. Malibu's Most Wanted, directed by John Whitesell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 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 Anything Is Possible / Evergreen by Will Young was in the top 5 hits. Bend It Like Beckham, directed by Gurinder Chadha, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Up Country by Nelson DeMille was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 2002.

2001

Bridget Jones's Diary directed by Sharon Maguire 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. Return to Me, directed by Bonnie Hunt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw 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. Silsila Hai Pyar Ka, directed by Shrabani Deodhar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. All Too Human by George Stephanopoulos 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. Species II, directed by Peter Medak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Guilty Pleasures by Lawrence Sanders 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. Twin Town, directed by Kevin Allen, 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 UK Firestarter by The Prodigy was in the top 5 hits. Faithful, directed by Paul Mazursky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Absolute Power by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1996.

1995

Our Game by John le Carré 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 UK The Most Beautiful Girl In The World by Prince was in the top 5 hits. Leprechaun 2, directed by Rodman Flender, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Fatal Cure by Robin Cook 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. Reckless Kelly, directed by Yahoo Serious, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Marlene Dietrich by Maria Riva 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. Saatwan Aasman, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Unto The Sons by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1992.

1991

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice was one of the best seller of 1991.

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 Black Velvet by Alannah Myles. Cry-Baby, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Counterattack by W. E. B. Griffin 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 Eternal Flame by Bangles. The Dream Team, directed by Howard Zieff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer 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 Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson. Consuming Passions, directed by Giles Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Keeping Secrets by Suzanne Somers 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. 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. Private Affairs by Judith Michael 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 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive was in the top 5 hits. Girls Just Want to Have Fun, directed by Alan Metter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner 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. Moscow on the Hudson, directed by Paul Mazursky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Smart Women by Judy Blume 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. Foundation'S Edge by Isaac Asimov 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. Starstruck, directed by Gillian Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot 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. Private Benjamin, directed by Howard Zieff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Paper Money by Adam 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. The Private Eyes, directed by Lang Elliott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe 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 Tragedy by Bee Gees. A Perfect Couple, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Mirka Federer. In UK Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs by Brian & Michael was in the top 5 hits. Pretty Baby, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
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. Audrey Rose, directed by Robert Wise, 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. Sparkle, directed by Sam O'Steen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Angels by Billy Graham 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. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke 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 Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack. The Big Game, directed by Robert Day, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1973.

1972

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth 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 UK Hot Love by T Rex was in the top 5 hits. Valdez Is Coming, directed by Edwin Sherin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury 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. Multiple Maniacs, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault 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. All Neat in Black Stockings, directed by Christopher Morahan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman 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. The Party, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Tower Of Babel by Morris West 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. The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton 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. Gunpoint, directed by Earl Bellamy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Adventurers by Harold Robbins 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 Quick Gun, directed by Sidney Salkow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. My Years With General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan 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 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. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell 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. My Life In Court by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1962.

1961

Manila Galleon by F. Van Wyck Mason 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. Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard 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. Gidget, directed by Paul Wendkos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Coming Of The New Deal by Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. 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. Manhunt in the Jungle, directed by Tom McGowan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Parkinson'S Law by C. Northcote Parkinson 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 Young Love by Tab Hunter was in the top 5 hits. 12 Angry Men, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Last Angry Man by Gerald Green was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1957.

1956

Swamp Women directed by Roger Corman 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. La mujer X, directed by Julián Soler, 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. Prince Valiant, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 01 April 1954.

1953

Titanic directed by Jean Negulesco was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The End Of The Affair by Graham Greene was one of the best seller of 1952.

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

1951

Teresa directed by Fred Zinnemann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Appointment with Danger directed by Lewis Allen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Champion directed by Mark Robson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Winter Meeting directed by Bretaigne Windust was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Philo Vance's Gamble directed by Basil Wrangell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Thunder Town directed by Harry L. Fraser was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Blithe Spirit directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Outlaws of Santa Fe directed by Howard Bretherton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

King of the Cowboys directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1941

Road to Zanzibar directed by Victor Schertzinger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

Star Dust directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Double Deal directed by Arthur Dreifuss was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Code of the Rangers directed by Sam Newfield 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

The Woman Condemned directed by Dorothy Davenport was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1932

Beauty and the Boss directed by Roy Del Ruth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

1930

Lovin' the Ladies directed by Melville W. Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

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

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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

Somewhere in Sonora directed by Albert S. Rogell 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.