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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. One With You by Sylvia Day 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. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 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. The Road by Cormac McCarth 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. About Face by Fern Michaels 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. Report From Ground Zero by Dennis Smith 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 Case Against Hillary Clinton by Peggy Noonan 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. I Thee Wed by Amanda Quick 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. Murder In Brentwood by Mark Fuhrman 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. Shadows Of The Empire by Steve Perry 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. Moo by Jane Smiley 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 Client by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Matteo Manassero. 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. Assembling California by John McPhee was one of the best selling books.
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 Next Century by David Halberstam 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. Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis 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. Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer 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. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King 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. When All You'Ve Ever Wanted Isn'T Enough by Harold S. Kushner 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. Breaking With Moscow by Arkady N. Shevchenko 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. Smart Women by Judy Blume 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. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson 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. Thy Brother'S Wife by Andrew M. Greeley 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. Brain by Robin Cook 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. Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins 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. In Search Of History by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1979.

1978

The Human Factor by Graham Greene 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. Changing by Liv Ullmann 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 Russians by Hedrick Smith 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. All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot 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. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1974.

1973

Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman 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. Monday The Rabbi Took Off by Harry Kemelman 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. Murmur of the Heart, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Summer Of '42 by Herman Raucher 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. Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman 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 Tower Of Babel by Morris West 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. Two for the Road, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Tales Of Manhattan by Louis Auchincloss 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. No One Hears But Him by Taylor Caldwell 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 Legend Of The Seventh Virgin by Victoria Holt 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. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mauricio Gugelmin. In that special week people in US were listening to He's So Fine by The Chiffons. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1963.

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. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser 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. The Guns of Navarone, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward 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. Grant Moves South by Bruce Catton 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. Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins 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. Showdown at Boot Hill, directed by Gene Fowler Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. They Came To Cordura by Glendon Swarthout 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. Challenge To Venus by Charles Morgan 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. Island In The Sun by Alec Waugh 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. The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Dagmar Seidel. In UK I See The Moon by The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. Arrow in the Dust, directed by Lesley Selander, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Life Is Worth Living by Fulton J. Sheen was one of the best selling books.
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. My Host The World by George Santayana was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1953.

1952

Private Information directed by Fergus McDonell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1952.

1951

The Balance Wheel by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1951.

1950

The Sea Eagles by John Jennings 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

Berlin Express directed by Jacques Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1948.

1947

Born to Kill directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1947.

1946

Two Sisters from Boston directed by Henry Koster 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.

1941

Citizen Kane directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1941.

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

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1934.

1933

Night of Terror directed by Benjamin Stoloff was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1933.

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.

1929

Where East Is East directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1929.

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.