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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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 April 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eléonore . 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. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 April 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Alina Foley. 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. The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Dayana Kirillova. In that special week people in US were listening to Ain't It Funny by Jennifer Lopez. Bad Company, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Shakedown by Kenneth R. Timmerman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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. Moment Of Truth by Lisa Scottoline was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Mason Rivara. 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. The Art Of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Lyzy Adler. In UK It's Like That by Run-DMC vs Jason Nevins was in the top 5 hits. He Got Game, directed by Spike Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Smithsonian Institution by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1998.

1997

Airframe by Michael Crichton was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Anya Taylor-Joy. 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. Spring Collection by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Poppy Friar. 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. Couplehood by Paul Reiser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Liliana Mumy. In that special week people in US were listening to Bump N' Grind by R. Kelly. The Inkwell, directed by Matty Rich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. On Dangerous Ground by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Chance the Rapper. 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. Truman by David McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valentina Bellè. 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. Trial By Fire by Harold Coyle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Mick Jenkins. In that special week people in US were listening to I've Been Thinking About You by Londonbeat. Talent for the Game, directed by Robert M. Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Prize by Daniel Yergin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Jules Sitruk. 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. Deep Cover by Michael Levine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Shay Johnson. 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 Last Lion by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alisa Durbrow. 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 Last Princess by Cynthia Freeman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1988.

1987

Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best seller of 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Paul di Resta. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock Me Amadeus by Falco. 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: 16 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Benjamín Rojas. 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. Proof by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Claire Foy. 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. One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Bérengère Krief. 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. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Gina Carano. In that special week people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Visiting Hours, directed by Jean-Claude Lord, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Mother And Two Daughters by Gail Godwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Sorin. 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. Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Isabelle Funaro. 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 Establishment by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Christijan Albers. 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 Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1979.

1978

The Second Ring Of Power by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1978.

1977

The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum was one of the best seller of 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Qi Shu. 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. The Adams Chronicles by Jack Shepherd was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Sean Maher. 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. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mathias Malzieu. 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. Burr by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1974.

1973

The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Conchita Martinez. 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 Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Selena (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. Summer of '42, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Walt Williams. In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Beneath the Planet of the Apes, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Up The Organization by Robert Townsend was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1970.

1969

Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vickie Guerrero. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. Speedway, directed by Norman Taurog, 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: 16 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Grooverider . 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. Inside South America by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Laurent Bourgnon. In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group was in the top 5 hits. The Night of the Grizzly, directed by Joseph Pevney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1966.

1965

Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1965.

1964

My Years With General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Osmond. 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. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Ian MacKaye. 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. Chairman Of The Bored by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1962.

1961

Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best seller of 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rafael Benítez. 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. Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Marc Madiot. 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 American High School Today by James B. Conant was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth MacGregor. 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. By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1958.

1957

The Bridge At Andau by James A. Michener was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Catherine Colonna. In UK The Poor People Of Paris by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. A Kiss Before Dying, directed by Gerd Oswald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Search For Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Henri Grand Duke of Luxembourg. 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. My Several Worlds by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1955.

1954

Away All Boats by Kenneth Dodson was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michel Blanc. The Narrow Margin, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. I Led 3 Lives by Herbert A. Philbrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 April 1914.