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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. Insomnia, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. Red Alert by James Patterson, Marshall Karp was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2018.

2016

Florence Foster Jenkins directed by Stephen Frears was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2016.

2015

Pitch Perfect 2 directed by Elizabeth Banks was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2015.

2014

Brick Mansions directed by Camille Delamarre was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2014.

2012

The Lucky One directed by Scott Hicks was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2012.

2011

Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2011.

2010

The Losers directed by Sylvain White was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Touch My Body by Mariah Carey. What Happens in Vegas, directed by Tom Vaughan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2008.

2007

The Last Legion directed by Doug Lefler was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Trinitee Stokes. In UK Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was in the top 5 hits. Silent Hill, directed by Christophe Gans, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2006.

2004

Man on Fire directed by Tony Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2004.

2003

The Lizzie McGuire Movie directed by Jim Fall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2003.

2002

Bad Company directed by Joel Schumacher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2002.

2001

Freddy Got Fingered directed by Tom Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Suzanna von Nathusius. In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Bruno, directed by Shirley MacLaine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Testament by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Akai Osei. In UK Flat Beat by Mr Oizo was in the top 5 hits. The Big Brass Ring, directed by George Hickenlooper, 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: 12 April 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Madison Alamia. In that special week people in US were listening to All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo. He Got Game, directed by Spike Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Sudden Mischief by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1998.

1997

The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Elizaveta Kulichkova. In UK Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison was in the top 5 hits. The Quest, directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Jadah Bird. In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. Fist of the North Star, directed by Tony Randel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Original Sin by P.D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Saoirse Ronan. In UK The Most Beautiful Girl In The World by Prince was in the top 5 hits. The Inkwell, directed by Matty Rich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. In UK Young At Heart by The Bluebells was in the top 5 hits. Indian Summer, directed by Mike Binder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Marilyn Monroe by Donald Spoto was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alayna Fender. In that special week people in US were listening to Save The Best For Last by Vanessa Williams. White Sands, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Seize The Moment by Richard Nixon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Reggie Sears. In that special week people in US were listening to I've Been Thinking About You by Londonbeat. Toy Soldiers, directed by Daniel Petrie Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Mike Manning. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be Your Everything by Tommy Page. Miami Blues, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Antonia Iacobescu. In that special week people in US were listening to She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals. The Return of the Musketeers, directed by Richard Lester, 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: 12 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jessie James. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean. Permanent Record, directed by Marisa Silver, 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: 12 April 1988.

1987

Night Of The Fox by Jack Higgins was one of the best seller of 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1987.

1986

Nerilka'S Story by Anne McCaffrey was one of the best seller of 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jeisa Chiminazzo. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. The Return of the Living Dead, directed by Dan O'Bannon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Virgin And Martyr by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1985.

1984

People Of The Lie by M. Scott Peck was one of the best seller of 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Jelena Dokic. In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. Private School, directed by Noel Black, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Kiley Dean. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Visiting Hours, directed by Jean-Claude Lord, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. What Every Woman Should Know About Men by Joyce Brothers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Tulsi Gabbard. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates. The Beyond, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Aviator by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brian McFadden. In that special week people in US were listening to Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd. Kagemusha, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 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: 12 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Claire Danes. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. The Evictors, directed by Charles B. Pierce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Manhattan by Neal Travis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1979.

1978

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1978.

1977

The Gamesman by Michael Maccoby was one of the best seller of 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jérôme Commandeur. In that special week people in US were listening to Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor. Serpico, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Adams Chronicles by Jack Shepherd was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Laurent Wauquiez. In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Dolemite, directed by D'Urville Martin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. A Month Of Sundays by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marley Shelton. In that special week people in US were listening to Bennie And The Jets by Elton John. The Beast Must Die, directed by Paul Annett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Christian Panucci. In that special week people in US were listening to The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence. Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three by John Godey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Pascal Rambeau. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. The Culpepper Cattle Co., directed by Dick Richards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Shannen Doherty. In UK Hot Love by T Rex was in the top 5 hits. Summer of '42, directed by Robert Mulligan, 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: 12 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Retta . In that special week people in US were listening to Let It Be by The Beatles. Beneath the Planet of the Apes, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1970.

1969

The Joys Of Yiddish by Leo Rosten was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alicia Coppola. In that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. Vengeance, directed by Antonio Margheriti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Isabel Marant. In that special week people in US were listening to Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra. Caprice, directed by Frank Tashlin, 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: 12 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Nils-Olav Johansen. In that special week people in US were listening to (You're My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers. The Night of the Grizzly, directed by Joseph Pevney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1966.

1965

Design For Survival by General Thomas S. Power was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1965.

1964

The Naked Society by Vance Packard was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lydia Cacho. In that special week people in US were listening to He's So Fine by The Chiffons. Free, White and 21, directed by Larry Buchanan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Carlos Sainz. In that special week people in US were listening to Johnny Angel by Shelley Fabares. The Counterfeit Traitor, directed by George Seaton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1962.

1961

A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best seller of 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ron MacLean. In UK My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. Les Bonnes Femmes, directed by Claude Chabrol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Grant Moves South by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Anna-Lena Brundin. In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Sapphire, directed by Basil Dearden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Will Sergeant. In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. Stage Struck, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Some Came Running by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Vince Gill. In that special week people in US were listening to Butterfly by Andy Williams. Pablo y Carolina, directed by Mauricio de la Serna, 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: 12 April 1957.

1956

A Kiss Before Dying directed by Gerd Oswald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Louis Aubert. In that special week people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes. Run for Cover, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Jon Krakauer. In UK I See The Moon by The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. Elephant Walk, directed by William Dieterle, 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: 12 April 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Huw Edwards. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Sombrero, directed by Norman Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. I And My True Love by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Reuben Gant. The Narrow Margin, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Adventures In Two Worlds by A.J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1952.

1951

Circle of Danger directed by Jacques Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1951.

1950

Marshal of Heldorado directed by Thomas Carr was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1950.

1949

The Crooked Way directed by Robert Florey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1949.

1948

State of the Union directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1948.

1946

The Wife of Monte Cristo directed by Edgar G. Ulmer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1946.

1945

Son of Lassie directed by S. Sylvan Simon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1945.

1944

Shake Hands with Murder directed by Albert Herman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1944.

1943

The Ghost and the Guest directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1943.

1942

Saboteur directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1942.

1941

Lady from Louisiana directed by Bernard Vorhaus was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1941.

1940

Two Girls on Broadway directed by S. Sylvan Simon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1940.

1939

Back Door to Heaven directed by William K. Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1939.

1938

International Crime directed by Charles Lamont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1938.

1937

Nobody's Baby directed by Gus Meins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1937.

1935

Mark of the Vampire directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1935.

1934

The Return of Bulldog Drummond directed by Walter Summers was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1934.

1933

The Working Man directed by John G. Adolfi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1933.

1932

Young America directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1932.

1931

Indiscreet directed by Leo McCarey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1931.

1930

All Quiet on the Western Front directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1930.

1929

Eternal Love directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1929.

1926

Lightning Hutch directed by Charles Hutchison was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1926.

1924

Kriemhild's Revenge directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1924.