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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Insomnia, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 April 2006.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Alena Pitts. In that special week people in US were listening to Yeah! by Usher. Shane, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Sleeping Beauty by Phillip Margolin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 2004.

2003

The Lizzie McGuire Movie directed by Jim Fall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 April 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Gabriel McClain. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. Freddy Got Fingered, directed by Tom Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. A Painted House by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Presley Henderson. 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. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Kenedy Brown. 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 Century by Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Ella Gilling. 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. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1998.

1997

A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite was one of the best seller of 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Dee Davis. 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. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Paulie Litt. 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. Our Game by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Hellen Toncio. 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. On Dangerous Ground by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Race Imboden. 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. Marlene Dietrich by Maria Riva was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Rodden. 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: 17 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Augusta Xu-Holland. 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. The Old Contemptibles by Martha Grimes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Constance Jablonski. 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: 17 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Avi Kaplan. 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. Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eliza Doolittle. 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 Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1988.

1987

Destiny by Sally Beauman was one of the best seller of 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Romain Grosjean. 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. Private Affairs by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Rooney Mara. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Stick, directed by Burt Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. See You Later Alligator by William F. Buckley Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Rosanna Davison. In that special week people in US were listening to Footloose by Kenny Loggins. Dangerous Moves, directed by Richard Dembo, 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: 17 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Roberto Jimenez. In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. 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: 17 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Lee Jun Ki. 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. An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Susie Amy. 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. The Aviator by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nicholas D'Agosto. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. My Many Years by Arthur Rubinstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Lucila Solá. 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. Proteus by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1979.

1978

The Honorable Schoolboy by John le Carré was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1978.

1977

Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best seller of 1977.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maïwenn Le Besco. In that special week people in US were listening to Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor. Serpico, directed by Sidney Lumet, 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: 17 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Gabriel Soto. In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Dolemite, directed by D'Urville Martin, 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: 17 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Victoria Beckham. In that special week people in US were listening to Bennie And The Jets by Elton John. The Beast Must Die, directed by Paul Annett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Nickel Mountain by John Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Theo Ratliff. In that special week people in US were listening to The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence. Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Garner. 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. A World Beyond by Ruth Montgomery was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Andri Kirsima. 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. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Redman (rapper). In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Eden and After, directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1970.

1969

The Lost Queen by Norah Lofts was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jim Bilba. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. Vengeance, directed by Antonio Margheriti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Liz Phair. 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: 17 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Agnes-Nicole Winter. 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 Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1966.

1965

My Shadow Ran Fast by Bill Sands was one of the best seller of 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1965.

1964

Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joel Murray. 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. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Martin. In that special week people in US were listening to Johnny Angel by Shelley Fabares. 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: 17 April 1962.

1961

The White Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best seller of 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vikram (actor). 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. This Is My God by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Sean Bean. 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 Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Laslo Babits. 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. The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Afrika Bambaataa. In that special week people in US were listening to Butterfly by Andy Williams. Pablo y Carolina, directed by Mauricio de la Serna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Much Ado About Me by Fred Allen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Pete Shelley. In that special week people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes. Conquest of Space, directed by Byron Haskin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1955.

1954

Elephant Walk directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Patrick Roy. Carbine Williams, directed by Richard Thorpe, 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 April 1950.

1949

The Crooked Way directed by Robert Florey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 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: 17 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: 17 April 1946.

1945

Salome Where She Danced directed by Charles Lamont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1945.

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: 17 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: 17 April 1942.

1941

Invisible Ghost directed by Joseph H. Lewis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 17 April 1941.

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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 April 1937.

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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 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: 17 April 1926.