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2017

The Black Book by James Patterson, David Ellis was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 2017.

2015

Yes Please by Amy Poehler was one of the best seller of 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 April 2013.

2011

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 April 2010.

2009

Famous people born on this day include Jett Roberts. In that special week people in US were listening to Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas. 17 Again, directed by Burr Steers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009. Run For Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 2009.

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. Fracture, directed by Gregory Hoblit, 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

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 April 2005.

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. Holes, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 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. Spirited Away, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Cottage by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 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. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson 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. eXistenZ, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Yesterday, I Cried by Iyanla Vanzant was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1999.

1998

City of Angels directed by Brad Silberling 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. Grosse Pointe Blank, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Evening Class by Maeve Binchy 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. James and the Giant Peach, directed by Henry Selick, 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: 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. Bad Boys, directed by Michael Bay, 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: 20 April 1995.

1994

Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes was one of the best seller of 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1994.

1993

Benny & Joon directed by Jeremiah Chechik 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. FernGully: The Last Rainforest, directed by Bill Kroyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Reinventing Government by David Osborne and Ted Gaebler 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. Drop Dead Fred, directed by Ate De Jong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Iron John by Robert Bly 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. Cry-Baby, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy 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. Say Anything..., directed by Cameron Crowe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking 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. Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. On TV people were watching City Hunter 2.
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. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Ladies Of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough 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. Legend, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. House by Tracy Kidder 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. Ladyhawke, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Smart Women, Foolish Choices by Connell Cowan and Melvyn Kinder 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. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, directed by Joseph Zito, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss 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. Lone Wolf McQuade, directed by Steve Carver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre 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. The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. What Every Woman Should Know About Men by Joyce Brothers 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. Excalibur, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Never-Say-Diet Book by Richard Simmons 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. When Time Ran Out..., directed by James Goldstone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French 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. Dawn of the Dead, directed by George A. Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Jessiqa Pace. In UK Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs by Brian & Michael was in the top 5 hits. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Adrien Arpel'S Three-Week Crash Makeover, Shapeover Beauty Program by Adrien Arpel was one of the best selling books.
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. Annie Hall, directed by Woody Allen, 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. Family Plot, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Bring On The Empty Horses by David Niven 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. Capone, directed by Steve Carver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski 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. The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Burr by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Gabry Ponte. In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits. Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Camerons by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
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. Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Friends Of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins 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. Summer of '42, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone 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. Colossus: The Forbin Project, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Points Of Rebellion by William O. Douglas 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. Support Your Local Sheriff!, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West 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 Young Girls of Rochefort, directed by Jacques Demy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Gipsy Moth Circles The World by Francis Chichester 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. Casino Royale, directed by Val Guest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Madame Sarah by Cornelia Otis Skinner 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. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Frederick de Cordova, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman 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. The Pawnbroker, directed by Sidney Lumet, 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. The Life of Oharu, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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. Bye Bye Birdie, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction by J.D. Salinger 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. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Daughter Of Silence by Morris L. West 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. La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, 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. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell 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. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson 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. The Long, Hot Summer, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter 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. The Spirit of St. Louis, directed by Billy Wilder, 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: 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. The Swan, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale 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. Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Tumult And The Shouting by Grantland Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1955.

1954

The Conquest Of Everest by Sir John Hunt 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. Titanic, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The World And The West by Arnold Toynbee 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. The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Show Biz by Abel Green and Joe Laurie Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 April 1951.

1950

Wagon Master directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1946

Make Mine Music directed by Bob Cormack was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 April 1945.

1944

Buffalo Bill directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 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: 20 April 1940.

1939

Dark Victory directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 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: 20 April 1938.

1937

A Star Is Born directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1937.

1936

Things to Come directed by William Cameron Menzies was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1936.

1935

'G' Men directed by William Keighley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1932

Grand Hotel directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1932.

1931

City Streets directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1931.

1930

King of Jazz directed by John Murray Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1928

Street Angel directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1928.

1927

The King of Kings directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1925

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

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1924

Girl Shy directed by Fred Newmeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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1923

Safety Last! directed by Fred Neymeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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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: 20 April 1922.

1921

Anna Boleyn directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1921.

1920

Terror Island directed by James Cruze was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1920.

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: 20 April 1918.

1916

Civilization directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1916.

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: 20 April 1914.

1901

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

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1901.