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2017

Origin by Dan Brown was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 2017.

2016

Hardcore Henry directed by Ilya Naishuller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 2016.

2015

Hot Pursuit by Stuart Woods was one of the best seller of 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 April 2013.

2012

Lockout directed by James Mather was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 2012.

2011

Insidious directed by James Wan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 April 2010.

2009

17 Again directed by Burr Steers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Princess Eleonore. In that special week people in US were listening to Touch My Body by Mariah Carey. Dark Curse by Christine Feehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 2008.

2007

Fracture directed by Gregory Hoblit was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 2007.

2006

Scary Movie 4 directed by David Zucker was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 April 2005.

2004

The Punisher directed by Jonathan Hensleigh 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. Holes, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Beach House by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge 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 UK Unchained Melody by Gareth Gates was in the top 5 hits. The Sweetest Thing, directed by Roger Kumble, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Atonement by Ian McEwan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 April 2001.

2000

Romeo Must Die directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000.

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. Never Been Kissed, directed by Raja Gosnell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing by Melissa Bank 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. City of Angels, directed by Brad Silberling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Tayler Brayden. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. Grosse Pointe Blank, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Absolute Power by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1997.

1996

Fear directed by James Foley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Poppy Friar. In UK Back For Good by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Bad Boys, directed by Michael Bay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Puerto Vallarta Squeeze by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1995.

1994

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult directed by Peter Segal was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

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. Benny & Joon, directed by Jeremiah Chechik, 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 Prince Sebastien. 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. Night Over Water by Ken Follett 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 You're In Love by Wilson Phillips. Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Molly Ivins Can'T Say That by Molly Ivins 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 Evangelos Mantzaris. In UK Vogue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Cry-Baby, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. September by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1990.

1989

Say Anything... directed by Cameron Crowe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989.

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. Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Duchess Of Windsor by Charles Higham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Milton J Cross in New York City. In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Texasville by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books.
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 Kiss by Prince. The Money Pit, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry 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 Benjamin Rojas. 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. The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave 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 Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, directed by Joseph Zito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Possessions by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1984.

1983

Flashdance directed by Adrian Lyne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Barry Jones. In that special week people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. How To Make Love To A Woman by Michael Morgenstern 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. Excalibur, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. American Dreams by Studs Terkel 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 Jesse Tendler in Madison. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. The Changeling, directed by Peter Medak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins 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 Dawn Langstroth. 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. Shibumi by Trevanian was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1979.

1978

F.I.S.T directed by Norman Jewison was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

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

1977

Famous people born on this day include Hayes MacArthur. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul. Jabberwocky, directed by Terry Gilliam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Looking Good by Charles Hix was one of the best selling books.
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 Lukas Haas in West Hollywood. In UK Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Family Plot, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Angels by Billy Graham 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 Nicky Sualua. In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Capone, directed by Steve Carver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz 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 Valarie Rae Miller. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Akon . In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits. Scarecrow, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1973.

1972

Mark of the Devil directed by Michael Armstrong was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Selena [Quintanilla Perez] in Lake Jackson. 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: 16 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Fran Robinson. 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. The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Fernando Vina in Sacramento. In UK The Israelites by Desmond Dekker & The Aces was in the top 5 hits. Support Your Local Sheriff!, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
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 Grace Kim. 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. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart 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 Charles Evans. In UK Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Double Trouble, directed by Norman Taurog, 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: 16 April 1967.

1966

Frankie and Johnny directed by Frederick de Cordova was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Caren Kemner. 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. The Explorer by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1965.

1964

From Russia with Love directed by Terence Young was one of the most viewed movies released in 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 Hu Na. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. Bye Bye Birdie, directed by George Sidney, 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 Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Conversation With Stalin by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Selena. 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. Inside Europe Today by John Gunther was one of the best selling books.
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 Benitez. In that special week people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury 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 Anne Kursinski. In that special week people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. Gidget, directed by Paul Wendkos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone 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. 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: 16 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Mark Cueto Caballero. In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. 12 Angry Men, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Charlotte Morrison. 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. Call To Greatness by Adlai E. Stevenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 April 1954.

1953

Titanic directed by Jean Negulesco 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 Peter Westbrook. The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 April 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dennis Russell Davies. Buffalo Bill, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 April 1939.

1938

Test Pilot directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1938.

1937

Way Out West directed by James W. Horne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 April 1935.

1934

Tarzan and His Mate directed by Cedric Gibbons was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 April 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Imre Polyak. Grand Hotel, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 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: 16 April 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dick "Night Train" Lane. Street Angel, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1928.

1927

Long Pants directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1927.

1926

For Heaven's Sake directed by Sam Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1926.

1925

The Wizard of Oz directed by Larry Semon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 April 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michel-Olivier Alexandre. Safety Last!, directed by Fred Neymeyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 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: 16 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: 16 April 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Barry Nelson. Terror Island, directed by James Cruze, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. The River's End by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1920.

1919

The Desert of Wheat by Zane Gre was one of the best seller of 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1919.

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: 16 April 1918.

1917

The Light in the Clearing by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1917.

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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: 16 April 1916.

1915

Jaffery by William J. Locke was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1915.

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: 16 April 1914.

1913

The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker was one of the best seller of 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1913.

1912

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1912.

1911

The Harvester by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1911.

1910

The Rosary Florence by L. Barcla was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1910.

1909

The Inner Shrine by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1909.

1908

The Lure of the Mask by Harold MacGrath was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1908.

1907

The Port of Missing Men by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1907.

1906

Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1906.

1905

The Garden of Allah by Robert Hichens was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1905.

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1904.

1903

Lady Rose's Daughter by Mary Augusta Ward was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1903.

1902

The Mississippi Bubble by Emerson Hough was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

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

But much more happened, find out here: 16 April 1901.