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April 21

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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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 April 2014.

2012

Lola Versus directed by Daryl Wein was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 April 2011.

2010

The Big Short by Michael Lewis was one of the best seller of 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Touch My Body by Mariah Carey. Stiletto, directed by Nick Vallelonga, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Isabella . 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. What The Dead Know by Laura Lippman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 April 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Carys Douglas. 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: 21 April 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Carl and Clarence Aguirre. In UK Unchained Melody by Gareth Gates was in the top 5 hits. Deuces Wild, directed by Scott Kalvert, 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: 21 April 2002.

2001

Before I Say Good-Bye by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best seller of 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Nemo Schiffman. 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. The Death Of Innocence by John and Patsy Ramsey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Okward Industries. 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. Single & Single by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Alicia Aylies. In that special week people in US were listening to All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo. Black Dog, directed by Kevin Hooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Mark Of The Assassin by Daniel Silva was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Sydney Sierota. 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: 21 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Jacob Perez. In UK Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison was in the top 5 hits. The Craft, directed by Andrew Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Hitler'S Willing Executioners by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Shady Srour. 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. Silent Treatment by Michael Palmer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Zach Nelson. In that special week people in US were listening to Bump N' Grind by R. Kelly. The Favor, directed by Donald Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Soul Mates by Thomas Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Chris Remson. 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. American Star by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Isco . In that special week people in US were listening to Save The Best For Last by Vanessa Williams. Folks!, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Texas Connection by Craig I. Zirbel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Frank Dillane. 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. Cape Cod by William Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1991.

1990

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Teo . 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 Blooding by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jencarlos Canela. 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. Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Beatriz Recari. 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. Outbreak by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Audra Cohen. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss by Prince. Blue City, directed by Michelle Manning, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Bus 9 To Paradise by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Christian Coma. 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. The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Alphonso McAuley. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Lady Libertine, directed by Gérard Kikoïne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Pet Sematary by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Gugu Mbatha-Raw. In that special week people in US were listening to Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners. Something Wicked This Way Comes, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Brianne Davis. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Big Meat Eater, directed by Chris Windsor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Twice Shy by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Kim Ji-seok. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Bloody Birthday, directed by Ed Hunt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Company Of Women by Mary Gordon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Rebecca Zlotowski. 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. How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include James McAvoy. 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. How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1979.

1978

Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Jamie Salé. In UK Knowing Me, Knowing You by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Come Play with Me, directed by George Harrison Marks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Passages by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Choe. 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: 21 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Danyon Loader. 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 Pleasure Bond by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kitty Raymond. 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 Secret Life Of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1974.

1973

Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Severina Vučković. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Friends Of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Anwar al-Awlaki. 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. The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Jason Simpson. In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Hi, Mom!, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Toby Stephens. 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. Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Peter van Vossen. In that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. The Tower Of Babel by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Emilio Valle. In UK Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. 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: 21 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Michael Franti. In that special week people in US were listening to (You're My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers. Secrets of a Windmill Girl, directed by Arnold L. Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Gary Grant (basketball). 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: 21 April 1965.

1964

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Roy Dupuis. In that special week people in US were listening to He's So Fine by The Chiffons. Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Les Lancaster. 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. A Prologue To Love by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include David Servan-Schreiber. 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. Sermons And Soda Water by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michel Goulet. In UK My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. Private Property, directed by Leslie Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Lincoln Lords by Cameron Hawley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Robert Smith (musician). 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. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Andie Macdowell. 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. By Love Possessed by James Gould Cozzens was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Brutus Beefcake. 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. Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1957.

1956

Our Miss Brooks directed by Al Lewis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Murathan Mungan. In that special week people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes. Jump Into Hell, directed by David Butler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. To The One I Love The Best by Ludwig Bemelmans was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include James Morrison (actor). 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. Seven Years In Tibet by Heinrich Harrer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1954.

1953

Scared Stiff directed by George Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Pascal Auberson. Private Information, directed by Fergus McDonell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The President'S Lady by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1952.

1951

The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1951.

1950

The Road Ahead by John T. Flynn was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 April 1944.

1943

Presenting Lily Mars directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 April 1937.

1935

Rustler's Paradise directed by Harry L. Fraser was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 April 1917.