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2018

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2018.

2015

Dead Wake by Erik Larson was one of the best seller of 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 April 2009.

2007

Fracture directed by Gregory Hoblit 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. Lucky Number Slevin, directed by Paul McGuigan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2006.

2005

Mughal-E-Azam directed by K. Asif was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 2005.

2003

Holes directed by Andrew Davis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

The Sweetest Thing directed by Roger Kumble was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Joe Dirt directed by Dennie Gordon 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. Romeo Must Die, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Beowulf by Seamus Heaney 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. Never Been Kissed, directed by Raja Gosnell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. A Sudden Change Of Heart by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. City of Angels, directed by Brad Silberling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Street Lawyer by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Katelyn Ohashi. In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. Grosse Pointe Blank, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Sanctuary by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
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. Fear, directed by James Foley, 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: 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. Bad Boys, directed by Michael Bay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield 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. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, directed by Peter Segal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Soul Mates by Thomas Moore 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. This Boy's Life, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Te Of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. FernGully: The Last Rainforest, directed by Bill Kroyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Outerbridge Reach by Robert Stone 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. Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Druid Of Shannara by Terry Brooks 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. Cry-Baby, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Parting With Illusions by Vladimir Pozner 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. Cyborg, directed by Albert Pyun, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie 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. Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. S. by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Brendon Urie. 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. The Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life In The Universe by Jane Wagner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Athena Lundberg. 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. Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi was one of the best selling books.
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. Ladyhawke, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Aleksey Dmitrik. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Romancing the Stone, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Haj by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
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. The Meaning of Life, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon 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. 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: 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. Excalibur, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Best Evidence by David S. Lifton 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. When Time Ran Out..., directed by James Goldstone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Triple by Ken Follett 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. Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Coup by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Guy Berryman. 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. The Final Conclave by Malachi Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Alessandro Lorenti. 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. Majesty by Robert Lacey was one of the best selling books.
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. Family Plot, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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: 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. The Passenger, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Here At The New Yorker by Brendan Gill 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 Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Creative Divorce by Mel Krantzler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Scarecrow, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort 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. Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Game Of The Foxes by Ladislas Farago 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. Summer Of '42 by Herman Raucher 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. Colossus: The Forbin Project, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Ruffles And Flourishes by Liz Carpenter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Jörn Lenz. 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. The Vines Of Yarrabee by Dorothy Eden was one of the best selling books.
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. The Young Girls of Rochefort, directed by Jacques Demy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie 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. Double Trouble, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Games People Play by Eric Berne 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. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Frederick de Cordova, 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

Famous people born on this day include Kim Bodnia. 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. My Shadow Ran Fast by Bill Sands was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1965.

1964

Paris When It Sizzles directed by Richard Quine was one of the most viewed movies released in 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. Bye Bye Birdie, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. My Life In Court by Louis Nizer 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. Cape Fear, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Fox In The Attic by Richard Hughes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Lisa Gerrard. In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, directed by Karel Reisz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
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. The Unforgiven, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. May This House Be Safe From Tigers by Alexander King 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. Gidget, directed by Paul Wendkos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Pioneer, Go Home! by Richard Powell 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. The Long, Hot Summer, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The New Class by Milovan Djilas 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. 12 Angry Men, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1957.

1956

Sawdust and Tinsel directed by Ingmar Bergman 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. Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. To The One I Love The Best by Ludwig Bemelmans was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1955.

1954

Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best seller of 1954.

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. Titanic, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Always The Young Strangers by Carl Sandburg 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 Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Show Biz by Abel Green and Joe Laurie Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 April 1948.

1947

This Happy Breed directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1947.

1946

Dragonwyck directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1943

Edge of Darkness directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1940

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe directed by Ford Beebe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Buck Rogers directed by Ford Beebe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1937

Marked Woman directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 April 1933.

1932

Grand Hotel directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

1930

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

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

1929

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

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

1928

Street Angel directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1928.

1927

Mr. Wu directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1927.

1926

Kiki directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1925.

1924

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

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

1923

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1923.

1922

The Man from Beyond directed by Burton L. King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1922.

1921

Dream Street directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1921.

1920

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1920.

1918

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1918.

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: 12 April 1916.

1914

The Battle of the Sexes directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1914.

1907

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1907.

1901

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

But much more happened, find out here: 12 April 1901.