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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: 20 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. The Obsession by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 April 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In UK American Boy by Estelle featuring Kanye West was in the top 5 hits. War, Inc., directed by Joshua Seftel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Zarkandar . In that special week people in US were listening to Give It To Me by Timbaland. 28 Weeks Later, directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 April 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Mini Barbie. In UK Make Luv by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 April 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Twist Magic. In that special week people in US were listening to Foolish by Ashanti. Deuces Wild, directed by Scott Kalvert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Villa by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 2002.

2001

The Forsaken directed by J.S. Cardone was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mads Moslund. 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 Death Of Innocence by John and Patsy Ramsey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Carly Rose Sonenclar. In that special week people in US were listening to No Scrubs by TLC. A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Michael Hoffman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Homeport by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1999.

1998

Black Dog directed by Kevin Hooks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Tom Bristow. In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, directed by Jay Roach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Personal History by Katharine Graham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Rachel Fenton. 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. Montana Sky by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Bryce McQuaid. In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. Friday, directed by F. Gary Gray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Sisters by Sharon J. Wohlmuth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Angelique Cooper. 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 Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1994.

1993

Damini directed by Rajkumar Santoshi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gigi Gorgeous. In UK Deeply Dippy by Right Said Fred was in the top 5 hits. Folks!, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Ann Ward. In UK The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits. One Good Cop, directed by Heywood Gould, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Novel by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Lu Han (Exo-M). 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. Deception by Philip Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Carlos Valdes (actor). In UK Eternal Flame by The Bangles was in the top 5 hits. Collision Course, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Fortune by Michael Korda was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michela Maggioni. 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. Beloved by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include John Patrick Amedori. 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: 20 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Cameron Duncan. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Blue City, directed by Michelle Manning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The White House Mess by Christopher Buckley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Brent Seabrook. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Apollonia Poilâne. In that special week people in US were listening to Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins. Lady Libertine, directed by Gérard Kikoïne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Unto This Hour by Tom Wicker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Miranda Kerr. In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. Something Wicked This Way Comes, directed by Jack Clayton, 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: 20 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Dario Knezevic. 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. A Green Desire by Anton Myrer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Sylwia Pycia. 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. Reflex by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jasmin Wagner. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. Die Laughing, directed by Jeff Werner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Ordeal by Linda Lovelace and Mike McGrady was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Maël Renouard. 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. A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1979.

1978

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Yuliya Mayarchuk. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston. Come Play with Me, directed by George Harrison Marks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Haywire by Brooke Hayward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Lawrence. In UK Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Jackson County Jail, directed by Michael Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Yvette Saunders. In that special week people in US were listening to Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John. Death Race 2000, directed by Paul Bartel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Grégory Basso. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, directed by Terence Fisher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Turquoise Mask by Phyllis A. Whitney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1974.

1973

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Carmen Electra. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, directed by Philip Kaufman, 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: 20 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Brody Hutzler. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. Bananas, directed by Woody Allen, 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: 20 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Shemar Moore. In that special week people in US were listening to Let It Be by The Beatles. 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: 20 April 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Felix Baumgartner. 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: 20 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kazuaki Kiriya. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Lara Jill Miller. In that special week people in US were listening to Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra. Fearless Frank, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Disraeli by Robert Blake was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include David Filo. In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Rolf Sørensen. In UK Concrete And Clay by Unit 4+2 was in the top 5 hits. Merveilleuse Angélique, directed by Bernard Borderie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Ordways by William Humphrey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Crispin Glover. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles. Woman of Straw, directed by Basil Dearden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1964.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Petre-Grenouilleau. 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. Kirkland Revels by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Éric Dupond-Moretti. 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. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tatiana Thumbtzen. In UK My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. Circus of Horrors, directed by Sidney Hayers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lifetime Reading Plan by Clifton Fadiman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Clint Howard. 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: 20 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Viacheslav Fetisov. 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. To Live Again by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Aviva Chomsky. In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. Kronos, directed by Kurt Neumann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Last Angry Man by Gerald Green was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Peter Chelsom. 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. The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Dody Dorn. In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. 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: 20 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: 20 April 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include François Sauvadet. 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. The Galileans by Frank G. Slaughter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Andrew Jaspan. Kid Monk Baroni, directed by Harold D. Schuster, 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: 20 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: 20 April 1951.

1950

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 April 1935.

1934

Liliom directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 April 1926.