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2018

The Escape of Prisoner 614 directed by Zach Golden was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Work by Rihanna Featuring Drake. Sacrifice, directed by Peter A. Dowling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2016.

2015

Convergence directed by Drew Hall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2015.

2014

Plastic directed by Julian Gilbey was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2014.

2012

Deadfall directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2012.

2011

Priest directed by Scott Stewart was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2011.

2010

Iron Man 2 directed by Jon Favreau was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 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. War, Inc., directed by Joshua Seftel, 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: 18 April 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Hayah bint Hamzah. In UK Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne was in the top 5 hits. 28 Weeks Later, directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2007.

2006

Another Gay Movie directed by Todd Stephens was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2006.

2004

Raising Helen directed by Garry Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Sophia Brownlee. In that special week people in US were listening to In Da Club by 50 Cent. Memories of Murder, directed by Joon-ho Bong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Twelve Times Blessed by Jacquelyn Mitchard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2003.

2002

Deuces Wild directed by Scott Kalvert was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Jamie Gelman. In UK It Wasn't Me by Shaggy featuring Rikrok was in the top 5 hits. The Forsaken, directed by J.S. Cardone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Frequency, directed by Gregory Hoblit, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Case Against Hillary Clinton by Peggy Noonan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Michael Andrew. In UK Flat Beat by Mr Oizo was in the top 5 hits. A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Single & Single by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Devan Key. In that special week people in US were listening to All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo. Black Dog, directed by Kevin Hooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Blood Work by Michael Connelly was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Dominique Barrett. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, directed by Jay Roach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. A Thin Dark Line by Tami Hoag was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Ski Mask The Slump God. In that special week people in US were listening to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion. The Craft, directed by Andrew Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Absolute Power by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Lesslie Polinesia. In UK Back For Good by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Friday, directed by F. Gary Gray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Moo by Jane Smiley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Moisés Arias. In UK The Most Beautiful Girl In The World by Prince was in the top 5 hits. The Favor, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Client by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Nathan Sykes. In UK Young At Heart by The Bluebells was in the top 5 hits. Damini, directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chloe Bennet. In that special week people in US were listening to Save The Best For Last by Vanessa Williams. Folks!, directed by Ted Kotcheff, 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: 18 April 1992.

1991

One Good Cop directed by Heywood Gould was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Britt Robertson. In UK Vogue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Guardian, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Bitter Sweet by LaVyrle Spencer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Jessica (entertainer). In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Prayer by Madonna. Collision Course, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Second Chances by Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jessica Cambensy. In UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Two Moon Junction, directed by Zalman King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Unforgettable Fire by Eamon Dunphy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Allnighter, directed by Tamar Simon Hoffs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. This 'N That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Eleanor James. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss by Prince. Blue City, directed by Michelle Manning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Łukasz Fabiański. In that special week people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. Gymkata, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include America Ferrera. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Lady Libertine, directed by Gérard Kikoïne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Mafia Princess by Antoinette Giancana and Thomas C. Renner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include François Clerc. In that special week people in US were listening to Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners. Something Wicked This Way Comes, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Marie-Élaine Thibert. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Namak Halaal, directed by Prakash Mehra, 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: 18 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Milan Jovanovic. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Hard Country, directed by David Greene, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Paper Money by Adam Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Laura Mennell. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. Die Laughing, directed by Jeff Werner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Kourtney Kardashian. In that special week people in US were listening to Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart. A Little Romance, directed by George Roy Hill, 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: 18 April 1979.

1978

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Cindy Taylor. In UK Knowing Me, Knowing You by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Come Play with Me, directed by George Harrison Marks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Melissa Joan Hart. In that special week people in US were listening to Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor. Jackson County Jail, directed by Michael Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include GoonRock . In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Death Race 2000, directed by Paul Bartel, 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: 18 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Olivier Besancenot. In that special week people in US were listening to TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) by MFSB. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, directed by Terence Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1974.

1973

The Camerons by Robert Crichton was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Eli Roth. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include David Tennant. In UK Hot Love by T Rex was in the top 5 hits. Bananas, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Love Story by Erich Segal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Saad Hariri. In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Hi, Mom!, directed by Brian De Palma, 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: 18 April 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Sayako Kuroda. In that special week people in US were listening to Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by The 5th Dimension. Guns of the Magnificent Seven, directed by Paul Wendkos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Trouble With Lawyers by Murray Teigh Bloom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Hewlett. In that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Maria Bello. In UK Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Fearless Frank, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Jury Returns by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Trine Hattestad. In that special week people in US were listening to (You're My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers. Secrets of a Windmill Girl, directed by Arnold L. Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Steven Stayner. In that special week people in US were listening to Game Of Love by Wayne Fontana. Merveilleuse Angélique, directed by Bernard Borderie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Design For Survival by General Thomas S. Power was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1965.

1964

Woman of Straw directed by Basil Dearden was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1964.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Dunham. In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. Hands of a Stranger, directed by Newt Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Jane Leeves. In that special week people in US were listening to Blue Moon by The Marcels. Yojimbo, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Frog Pond by Joyce MacIver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova. In that special week people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. Circus of Horrors, directed by Sidney Hayers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Jim Eisenreich. In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. The World of Apu, directed by Satyajit Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Laurent Baffie. In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. Another Time, Another Place, directed by Lewis Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Thierry Groensteen. In that special week people in US were listening to Round And Round by Perry Como. Kronos, directed by Kurt Neumann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Eric Roberts. In UK The Poor People Of Paris by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. Our Miss Brooks, directed by Al Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Amschel Rothschild. In that special week people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes. Jump Into Hell, directed by David Butler, 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: 18 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: 18 April 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Arturo Belano. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Split Second, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Steamboat Gothic by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Stefano Marcoaldi. Private Information, directed by Fergus McDonell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1952.

1951

Bullfighter and the Lady directed by Budd Boetticher was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1951.

1950

The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1950.

1949

Flamingo Road directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1949.

1948

Homecoming directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1948.

1947

High Barbaree directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1947.

1946

So Goes My Love directed by Frank Ryan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1946.

1945

Hollywood and Vine directed by Alexis Thurn-Taxis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1945.

1944

Pin Up Girl directed by H. Bruce Humberstone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1944.

1943

Lady of Burlesque directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1943.

1940

Ein Robinson directed by Arnold Fanck was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1940.

1939

Confessions of a Nazi Spy directed by Anatole Litvak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1939.

1938

Sex Madness directed by Dwain Esper was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1938.

1937

Shall We Dance directed by Mark Sandrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1937.

1935

One Frightened Night directed by Christy Cabanne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1935.

1934

Picture Brides directed by Phil Rosen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1934.

1932

When a Feller Needs a Friend directed by Harry A. Pollard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1932.

1931

Daybreak directed by Jacques Feyder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1931.

1926

The Border Sheriff directed by Robert N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 18 April 1926.