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2017

16th Seduction by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 2017.

2015

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson was one of the best seller of 2015.

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

2009

17 Again directed by Burr Steers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 2009.

2007

Fracture directed by Gregory Hoblit was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 2007.

2006

Silent Hill directed by Christophe Gans was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 2006.

2005

Crash directed by Paul Haggis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Carys Douglas. In that special week people in US were listening to In Da Club by 50 Cent. Holes, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. 2nd Chance by James Patterson, Andrew Gross was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 2003.

2002

Spirited Away directed by Hayao Miyazaki was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Maria Quezada. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. Joe Dirt, directed by Dennie Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. 1st to Die by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Payton Moore. In UK Fill Me In by Craig David was in the top 5 hits. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice 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 UK Flat Beat by Mr Oizo was in the top 5 hits. eXistenZ, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris 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 Josh Kennedy. In that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. City of Angels, directed by Brad Silberling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James 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. Grosse Pointe Blank, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil 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. Fear, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen 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. The Basketball Diaries, directed by Scott Kalvert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1995.

1994

A Case of Need by Michael Crichton was one of the best seller of 1994.

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. Benny & Joon, directed by Jeremiah Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett 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 Joc Pederson. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. FernGully: The Last Rainforest, directed by Bill Kroyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1992.

1991

Drop Dead Fred directed by Ate De Jong was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1991.

1990

The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover directed by Peter Greenaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 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. Field of Dreams, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman 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 Pedro Mosquera Parada. 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. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan 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 DUBB . 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. Across China by Peter Jenkins 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 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. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick 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. Ladyhawke, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker 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 Ashley Peldon in Staten Island. 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. Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs 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 Pawe? Brozek. In that special week people in US were listening to Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners. Flashdance, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin 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 Terrence J. In that special week people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney 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 Stephanie Larimore. 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. A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Martin Rosete. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. The Changeling, directed by Peter Medak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1980.

1979

Dawn of the Dead directed by George A. Romero was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Avi Phillips. 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. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Karen Ann. In UK Knowing Me, Knowing You by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Annie Hall, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion 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 Rommel Adducul. In that special week people in US were listening to Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor. Family Plot, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal 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 Joseph Loader in Dunedin. In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Capone, directed by Steve Carver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller 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 Brice Hunter. The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Brian White. In that special week people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn. Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include David Williams in Bedford. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus 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 Jennifer Reed. In UK Hot Love by T Rex was in the top 5 hits. Summer of '42, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen 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 Israel Stanley NFL/WLAF defensive end (New Orleans Saints. In that special week people in US were listening to ABC by The Jackson 5. Colossus: The Forbin Project, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel 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 Dwight Hollier. 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. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Peter van. 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. Airport by Arthur Haile 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. Casino Royale, directed by Val Guest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor 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 Judy Diduck. 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. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis 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 Ed Belfour in Carman. 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. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1965.

1964

The Life of Oharu directed by Kenji Mizoguchi 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Cameron Mitchell in El Paso. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. Bye Bye Birdie, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt 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 Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin. In that special week people in US were listening to Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley. Whistle Down the Wind, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck 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. La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Act One by Moss Hart 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 Jerry Only. In that special week people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Advise and Consent by Allen Drur 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 Kyle Stevens. 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. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1958.

1957

The Spirit of St. Louis directed by Billy Wilder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1957.

1956

The Swan directed by Charles Vidor 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 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. A Charmed Life by Mary McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1955.

1954

A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Edward Ray Fiori in Lynwood. 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. A House Is Not A Home by Polly Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gerald Early. The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 April 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Antoine Gaudino. Buffalo Bill, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1944.

1943

I Walked with a Zombie directed by Jacques Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 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: 21 April 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Elaine May in Philadelphia. Grand Hotel, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 April 1931.

1930

All Quiet on the Western Front directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 April 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jack Evans. Street Angel, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 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: 21 April 1927.

1926

Kiki directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1926.

1925

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1925.

1924

Sherlock Jr. directed by Buster Keaton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nello Barbadoro. Safety Last!, directed by Fred Neymeyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1923.

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: 21 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: 21 April 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Dark. Terror Island, directed by James Cruze, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1920.

1919

Dangerous Days by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1919.

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: 21 April 1918.

1917

Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells was one of the best seller of 1917.

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

1916

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1916.

1915

A Far Country by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1915.

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: 21 April 1914.

1913

Quo Vadis? directed by Enrico Guazzoni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1913.

1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1912.

1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1911.

1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

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1909

Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1909.

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

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1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1907.

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

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1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

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1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

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

But much more happened, find out here: 21 April 1901.