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2018

Red Alert by James Patterson, Marshall Karp was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2018.

2015

Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon was one of the best seller of 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2015.

2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2014.

2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation directed by Jon M. Chu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2013.

2011

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2011.

2010

Clash of the Titans directed by Louis Leterrier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2010.

2009

Star Trek directed by J.J. Abrams was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2009.

2007

Grindhouse directed by Robert Rodriguez was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2007.

2006

Lucky Number Slevin directed by Paul McGuigan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Leah Behn. In that special week people in US were listening to Candy Shop by 50 Cent. Mughal-E-Azam, directed by K. Asif, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2005.

2003

Phone Booth directed by Joel Schumacher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Skai Jackson. In UK Unchained Melody by Gareth Gates was in the top 5 hits. Van Wilder, directed by Walt Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Nigger by Randall Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Lewis Hamilton. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. Blow, directed by Ted Demme, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. An Hour Before Daylight by Jimmy Carter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Comical Colin. In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Romeo Must Die, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Gates Of The Alamo by Stephen Harrigan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 2000.

1999

Following directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Avila. In that special week people in US were listening to All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo. Wild Things, directed by John McNaughton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Vincent Castronovo. 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. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1997.

1996

Primal Fear directed by Gregory Hoblit was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Drea German. In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. Bad Boys, directed by Michael Bay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Chamber by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1995.

1994

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult directed by Peter Segal was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Victoria Shaffer. In that special week people in US were listening to Informer by Snow. The Sandlot, directed by David Mickey Evans, 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: 08 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shelby Young. In UK Deeply Dippy by Right Said Fred 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: 08 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Dej Loaf. In that special week people in US were listening to I've Been Thinking About You by Londonbeat. Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Father Melancholy'S Daughter by Gail Godwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Jonghyun . In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be Your Everything by Tommy Page. Cry-Baby, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Healy. In UK Eternal Flame by The Bangles was in the top 5 hits. Cyborg, directed by Albert Pyun, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Fortune by Michael Korda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joel Berghult. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean. Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Trial Of Socrates by I. F. Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Abdelhamid Abaaoud. In that special week people in US were listening to Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Erika Sawajiri. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. The Money Pit, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Marie Marchand-Arvier. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears 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. Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Kirsten Storms. In that special week people in US were listening to Footloose by Kenny Loggins. Romancing the Stone, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Night Sky by Clare Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Edson Braafheid. 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 One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Luba Shumeyko. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Taylor Kitsch. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Nighthawks, directed by Bruce Malmuth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Katee Sackhoff. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. When Time Ran Out..., directed by James Goldstone, 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: 08 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Alexi Laiho. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Rachel Roberts. 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. All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Ana de la Reguera. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul. Demon Seed, directed by Donald Cammell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Hite Report On Male Sexuality by Shere Hite was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sylvain Marconnet. In UK Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Sparkle, directed by Sam O'Steen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Oksana Kazakova. In that special week people in US were listening to Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John. Escape to Witch Mountain, directed by John Hough, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Bankers by Martin Mayer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Kyle. In that special week people in US were listening to Bennie And The Jets by Elton John. The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Secret Life Of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Emma Caulfield. In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits. Sisters, directed by Brian De Palma, 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: 08 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Paul Gray. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Christophe Lamaison. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. The Beguiled, directed by Donald Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Summer Of '42 by Herman Raucher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Sami Lukis. In that special week people in US were listening to Let It Be by The Beatles. Colossus: The Forbin Project, directed by Joseph Sargent, 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: 08 April 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Martine Ouellet. In that special week people in US were listening to Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by The 5th Dimension. Support Your Local Sheriff!, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patricia Arquette. In that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. Accattone, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, 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: 08 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Kate Barry. In that special week people in US were listening to Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra. Double Trouble, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Disraeli by Robert Blake was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Robin Wright (actress). In that special week people in US were listening to (You're My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers. 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: 08 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Marie Larrieu. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Telling You Now by Freddie and the Dreamers. Girl Happy, directed by Boris Sagal, 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: 08 April 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Lisa Guerrero. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles. From Russia with Love, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Night Of The Generals by Hans Kirst was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Julian Lennon. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. Bye Bye Birdie, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Izzy Stradlin. In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. 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: 08 April 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Élise Guilbault. In that special week people in US were listening to Blue Moon by The Marcels. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, directed by Karel Reisz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Frog Pond by Joyce MacIver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Schneider. In UK My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. The Unforgiven, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Alain Bondue. In that special week people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. Compulsion, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Detlef Bruckhoff. In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. The Long, Hot Summer, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Great Democracies by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Stephen Bruder. 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. Day Of Infamy by Walter Lord was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1957.

1956

The Man Who Never Was directed by Ronald Neame was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Kane Hodder. In that special week people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes. Revenge of the Creature, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Gertrude Lawrence As Mrs. A. by Richard Stoddard Aldrich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Gary Carter. 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. Flying Saucers From Outer Space by Donald Keyhoe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 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: 08 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Arcadi Gaydamak. The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Through Charley'S Door by Emily Kimbrough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1952.

1951

The Thing from Another World directed by Christian Nyby was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1951.

1950

The Rules of the Game directed by Jean Renoir was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1950.

1949

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1949.

1948

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1948.

1947

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1947.

1946

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1946.

1945

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1945.

1944

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1944.

1943

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1943.

1942

Jungle Book directed by Zoltan Korda was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1942.

1941

The Devil and Miss Jones directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1941.

1940

One Million B.C. directed by Hal Roach Jr. was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1940.

1939

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1939.

1938

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1938.

1937

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1937.

1936

Flash Gordon directed by Frederick Stephani was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1936.

1935

Strauss' Great Waltz directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1935.

1934

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1934.

1933

The Three Musketeers directed by Colbert Clark was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1933.

1932

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1932.

1931

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

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1931.

1930

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

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1929

Alibi directed by Roland West was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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1928

Speedy directed by Ted Wilde 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

Kiki directed by Clarence Brown 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

The Man from Beyond directed by Burton L. King 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.

But much more happened, find out here: 08 April 1916.

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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