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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

Sacrifice directed by Peter A. Dowling was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best seller of 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. Small Favor by Jim Butcher 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 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. The Alibi Man by Tami Hoag 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. Bush at War by Bob Woodward 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. On the Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 2002.

2001

Longaberger by Dave Longaberger was one of the best seller of 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 UK Fill Me In by Craig David was in the top 5 hits. Frequency, directed by Gregory Hoblit, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Fair Ball by Bob Costas 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 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. Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden 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. The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison 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. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield 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 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 that special week people in US were listening to Informer by Snow. The Main Event, directed by Howard Zieff, 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: 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. The Elf Queen Of Shannara by Terry Brooks 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 that special week people in US were listening to You're In Love by Wilson Phillips. One Good Cop, directed by Heywood Gould, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Forgiving by LaVyrle Spencer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1991.

1990

Means Of Ascent by Robert A. Caro was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Carlos Valdes (actor). 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. We Are Still Married by Garrison Keillor 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 that special week people in US were listening to Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston. Two Moon Junction, directed by Zalman King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Icarus Agenda by Robert Ludlum 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin. The Allnighter, directed by Tamar Simon Hoffs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Destiny by Sally Beauman 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. Nerilka'S Story by Anne McCaffrey 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 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. The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave 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. People Of The Lie by M. Scott Peck 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. Banker by Dick Francis 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Big Meat Eater, directed by Chris Windsor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Years Of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger 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. Triple by Ken Follett 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. Ss-Gb by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1979.

1978

The Women'S Room by Marilyn French 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. Roots by Alex Haley 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 Gemini Contenders by Robert Ludlum 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 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 Pleasure Bond by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson 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 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 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 Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner 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. 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. Bananas, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown 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 House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier 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 UK The Israelites by Desmond Dekker & The Aces was in the top 5 hits. Guns of the Magnificent Seven, directed by Paul Wendkos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Force 10 From Navarone by Alistair MacLean 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 Double Helix by James Watson 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. Games People Play by Eric Berne 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. 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. Merveilleuse Angélique, directed by Bernard Borderie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley 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 Night Of The Generals by Hans Kirst 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. The Fall Of The Dynasties by Edmond Taylor 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 that special week people in US were listening to Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley. 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 UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Guns of Navarone, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Decision At Delphi by Helen MacInnes 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. My Wicked, Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn 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. The Devil In Bucks County by Edmund Schiddel 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 that special week people in US were listening to Tequila by The Champs. Showdown at Boot Hill, directed by Gene Fowler Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Day Christ Died by Jim Bishop 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 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 Fbi Story by Don Whitehead 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. Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton 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. Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward L. Beach 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. The Mind Alive by Harry Allen Overstreet and Bonaro W. Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1954.

1953

Ambush at Tomahawk Gap directed by Fred F. Sears was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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. Private Information, directed by Fergus McDonell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1952.

1951

From Here To Eternity by James Jones was one of the best seller of 1951.

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

1950

The Cocktail Party by T.S. Eliot was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1950.

1949

The Window directed by Ted Tetzlaff 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

Crash Dive directed by Archie Mayo 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

We're Not Dressing directed by Norman Taurog 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.

1922

Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1922.

1917

A Mormon Maid directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 April 1917.