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April 16

April 16 is under the sign of Aries. Famous birthdays on this day include Pope Benedict XVI (1927), Selena (singer) (1971) and Olivia Del Rio (1969). Several movies were released around April 16 over the years, such as Manhattan in 1979 directed by Woody Allen and Kriemhild's Revenge in 1924 directed by Fritz Lang.
But much more happened on April 16 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around April 16 over the years?


Release year: 1979

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

Kriemhild's Revenge

Release year: 1924

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Margarete Schön, Gertrud Arnold, Theodor Loos, Hans Carl Mueller

Country: United States of America

Le silence de la mer

Release year: 1949

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaröe

Country: United States of America

Man on Fire

Release year: 2004

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

Country: United States of America


Release year: 2004

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Country: United States of America


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Which were the important events of April 16?


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  • 2019 Apple Inc. and Google remove TikTok from their app stores in India after a high court in Madras ruled the app could expose children to sexual content and cyberbullying. (CNN)
  • 2018 Terrorism in Israel: Petah Tikva resident Zohar Zuaretz is indicted on counterterror charges for far right social media posts in which he spoke of killing Arabs. (The Times of Israel)Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman declares the Iliya Institute, a Jerusalem community centre, to be a terror organisation operating on behalf of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. (The Jerusalem Post)
  • 2017 Nine people are injured in a shooting at the J&R Party Hall after-hours club in Columbus, Ohio. Two are in critical condition. (CNN) (Daily Mail)
  • 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): According to a police chief, at least 40 Taliban fighters are killed after launching an offensive against Afghan security forces to seize the strategic northern city of Kunduz while four security force personnel are also killed. (Al Jazeera)
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Which were the most popular books released around April 16 over the years?

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Year: 2001

By: Laura Hillenbrand

Laura Hillenbrand, author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken, brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story in this #1 New York Times bestseller.Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the …

Von Ryan'S Express

Year: 1964

By: David Westheimer

An Air Force colonel unwittingly delivers a group of British and American officers into the hands of the Germans and then plans an escape

Capable Of Honor

Year: 1967

By: Allen Drury

Story of a powerful Washington columnist and his influence over his colleagues and international politics

The Dante Club

Year: 2003

By: Matthew Pearl

The New York Times Bestseller Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante’s Inferno.

Report From Engine Co. 82

Year: 1972

By: Dennis Smith

From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet

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