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April 15

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2018

Insomnia directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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. Baby Mama, directed by Michael McCullers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 April 2007.

2006

Silent Hill directed by Christophe Gans was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 2006.

2004

Mean Girls directed by Mark Waters was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Julia Antonelli. In that special week people in US were listening to In Da Club by 50 Cent. The Lizzie McGuire Movie, directed by Jim Fall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Stupid White Men by Michael Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Braiden Sunshine. In UK Fill Me In by Craig David was in the top 5 hits. Bruno, directed by Shirley MacLaine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Gap Creek by Robert Morgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Denis Shapovalov. 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. Evensong by Gail Godwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1999.

1998

He Got Game directed by Spike Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1998.

1997

The Gift Of Peace by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Aspyn Ovard. 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: 15 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Cody Christian. In UK Back For Good by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Fist of the North Star, directed by Tony Randel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Border Music by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Pierre Houin. 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. Soul Mates by Thomas Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Madeleine Martin. In that special week people in US were listening to Informer by Snow. Indian Summer, directed by Mike Binder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Preparing For The Twenty-First Century by Paul Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amy Diamond. In UK Deeply Dippy by Right Said Fred was in the top 5 hits. White Sands, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Vox by Nicholson Baker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Nathaniel Fernandes. In UK The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits. Talent for the Game, directed by Robert M. Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Heartbeat by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Emma Watson. In UK Vogue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Miami Blues, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Bad Place by Dean R. Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Kerstin Cook. In UK Eternal Flame by The Bangles was in the top 5 hits. The Return of the Musketeers, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul by Douglas Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eliza Doolittle (singer). 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. The Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1988.

1987

Hold On by Sam Donaldson was one of the best seller of 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Sylvain Marveaux. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Sweet Liberty, directed by Alan Alda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Blessings In Disguise by Alec Guinness was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Anaïs Laurendon. In that special week people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. The Return of the Living Dead, directed by Dan O'Bannon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Thinner by Richard Bachman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Annie Costner. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Dangerous Moves, directed by Richard Dembo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Alice Braga. In that special week people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. Private School, directed by Noel Black, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Seth Rogen. 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: 15 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Rikki Lixx. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. The Beyond, directed by Lucio Fulci, 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: 15 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Fränk Schleck. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. Kagemusha, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Luke Evans (actor). 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. The Coup by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1979.

1978

The Women'S Room by Marilyn French was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1978.

1977

October Light by John Gardner was one of the best seller of 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Susan Ward. In UK Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Serpico, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Curtain by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Natacha Polony. In that special week people in US were listening to Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John. Dolemite, directed by D'Urville Martin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Danny Pino. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. The Beast Must Die, directed by Paul Annett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1974.

1973

The Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Arturo Gatti. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. The Culpepper Cattle Co., directed by Dick Richards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Katy Hill. 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. Listening To America by Bill Moyers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Flex Alexander. 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. The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1970.

1969

A Small Town in Germany by John le Carre was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Ed O'Brien. In that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. Speedway, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Christophe Pieux. In UK Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Caprice, directed by Frank Tashlin, 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: 15 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Samantha Fox. 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. The Billion Dollar Brain by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1966.

1965

Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1965.

1964

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

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Lucas. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. Free, White and 21, directed by Larry Buchanan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Nick Kamen. In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. The Counterfeit Traitor, directed by George Seaton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Island by Aldous Huxley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1962.

1961

Resistance, Rebellion, And Death by Albert Camus was one of the best seller of 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Prince Philippe Duke of Brabant. In that special week people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. Les Bonnes Femmes, directed by Claude Chabrol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Meyer Berger'S New York by Meyer Berger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Emma Thompson. In that special week people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. Sapphire, directed by Basil Dearden, 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: 15 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Mariam Doumbia. In that special week people in US were listening to Tequila by The Champs. Stage Struck, directed by Sidney Lumet, 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: 15 April 1958.

1957

Don'T Go Near The Water by William Brinkley was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Dodi Fayed. 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. Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1955.

1954

The Art Of Advocacy by Lloyd Stryker was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1954.

1953

Sombrero directed by Norman Foster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Charles Chauderlot. The Narrow Margin, directed by Richard Fleischer, 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 April 1950.

1949

The Stratton Story directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 April 1942.

1941

Penny Serenade directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 April 1940.

1939

Dark Victory directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 April 1924.

1915

The Captive directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1915.

1914

Jealousy directed by Not specifed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 15 April 1914.