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2017

Fast and Loose by Stuart Woods was one of the best seller of 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2017.

2016

Hardcore Henry directed by Ilya Naishuller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2016.

2015

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume was one of the best seller of 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 April 2013.

2012

Think Like a Man directed by Tim Story was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2012.

2011

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 April 2009.

2008

Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey was one of the best seller of 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2008.

2007

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 April 2006.

2005

A Lot Like Love directed by Nigel Cole was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2005.

2004

Man on Fire directed by Tony Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Sofia Valastro. 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. The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 April 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Talia Seitel. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. Shrek, directed by Andrew Adamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Time and Again by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2001.

2000

Cradle and All by James Patterson was one of the best seller of 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2000.

1999

eXistenZ directed by David Cronenberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 April 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Alex Ferris. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. Grosse Pointe Blank, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Even The Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Charlie Rowe. 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. The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O'Brian was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1996.

1995

The Basketball Diaries directed by Scott Kalvert was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1995.

1994

SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld was one of the best seller of 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Syd Kyd. 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. Childhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Travis Burns. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Baby by Amy Grant. Drop Dead Fred, directed by Ate De Jong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Kitchen God'S Wife by Amy Tan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Matthew Underwood. 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. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1990.

1989

Pet Sematary directed by Mary Lambert was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Prince Buaben. In that special week people in US were listening to Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston. Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Time Flies by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Boaz Mauda. In that special week people in US were listening to I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Sven Kramer. 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. An Alien Affair by L. Ron Hubbard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jordan Roberts. 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. Jaguar Woman by Lynn V. Andrews was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Seka Aleksic. 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. Superior Women by Alice Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1984.

1983

Flashdance directed by Adrian Lyne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Kyle Beckerman. 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. The 13Th Valley by John M. Del Vecchio was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Gabriella MAO Windsor. 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. The Aviator by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Griffon Ramsey. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. The Changeling, directed by Peter Medak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Barry Fratelli. In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Dawn of the Dead, directed by George A. Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Aunt Erma'S Cope Book by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1979.

1978

F.I.S.T directed by Norman Jewison was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Lee Young-Pyo. 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. The Dark Lady by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tamas Buday Jr. In that special week people in US were listening to Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor. Stay Hungry, directed by Bob Rafelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Bret Anderson. In that special week people in US were listening to (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song by B.J. Thomas. Capone, directed by Steve Carver, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Shogun by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joey Kent. In that special week people in US were listening to TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) by MFSB. The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Patrick Poulin in Vanier. 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. Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Rachel Hetherington in Port Macquarie. 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. I'M O.K.- You'Re O.K. by Thomas Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Chuck Adams in Pacific Palisades. 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 Underground Man by Ross Macdonald was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Cristiano Caratti. In that special week people in US were listening to ABC by The Jackson 5. A Man Called Horse, directed by Elliot Silverstein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Martin Lopez-Zubero. In UK The Israelites by Desmond Dekker & The Aces was in the top 5 hits. Support Your Local Sheriff!, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Naked Came The Stranger by Penelope Ashe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Susan Emily Savastano in East Providence. 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. Couples by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Melina Kanakaredes in Akron. 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. The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1967.

1966

Frankie and Johnny directed by Frederick de Cordova was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Donna Weinbrecht. 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. Manchild In The Promised Land by Claude Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Dan Frischman in Whippany. 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. The Minister And The Choir Singer by William M. Kunstler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Benoit Doucet in MontrTal. 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. When The Legends Die by Hal Borland was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include John Hannah. In that special week people in US were listening to Good Luck Charm by Elvis Presley. Jules and Jim, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include George Lopez. In UK Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Firsthand Report by Sherman Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valerie Bertinelli in Wilmington. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Elements Of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Terri Luckhurst. 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. From The Terrace by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson. In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. Touch of Evil, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Kathleen Lynch in Motueka. In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. The Spirit of St. Louis, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. No Down Payment by John McPartland was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Peter Teravainen in Plymouth. 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 Deer Park by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1956.

1955

Marty directed by Delbert Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1955.

1954

The Untold Story Of Douglas Macarthur by Frazier Hunt was one of the best seller of 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include James Russo in New York City. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Shane, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lionel Johnston in Augusta. The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. From Under My Hat by Hedda Hopper was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 April 1948.

1947

Odd Man Out directed by Carol Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 April 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Niklaus Schilling. 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: 23 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: 23 April 1943.

1942

Saboteur directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 April 1939.

1938

International Crime directed by Charles Lamont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 April 1936.

1935

Bride of Frankenstein directed by James Whale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 April 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Halston [R. Grand Hotel, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1932.

1931

The Public Enemy directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1931.

1930

Paramount on Parade directed by Dorothy Arzner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 April 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Okke Jager. The Patsy, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Wintersmoon by Hugh Alpole was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 April 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include James Kirkup. 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: 23 April 1923.

1922

The Man from Beyond directed by Burton L. King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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1921

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Louis Barron. Terror Island, directed by James Cruze, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. Kindred of the Dust by Peter B. Kyne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1920.

1919

The Desert of Wheat by Zane Gre was one of the best seller of 1919.

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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: 23 April 1918.

1917

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

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1916

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1916.

1915

Michael O'Halloran by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 April 1913.

1912

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

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1911

The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best seller of 1911.

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1910

Max Katherine by Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1910.

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1909

The Inner Shrine by Anonymous (Basil King) was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1909.

1908

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1908.

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1907

The Weavers by Gilbert Parker was one of the best seller of 1907.

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1906

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 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

The Maquerader by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Hegan Rice was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall by Charles Major 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: 23 April 1901.