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April 23

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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: 23 April 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). In that special week people in US were listening to Work by Rihanna Featuring Drake. Sacrifice, directed by Peter A. Dowling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 April 2011.

2010

The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of the best seller of 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2008.

2007

28 Weeks Later directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2003

Famous people born on this day include Aidan Fiske. 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. Jarhead by Anthony Swofford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2003.

2002

Deuces Wild directed by Scott Kalvert was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2002.

2001

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand was one of the best seller of 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include LpsAce . In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Frequency, directed by Gregory Hoblit, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Eating Well for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2000.

1999

A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Michael Hoffman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 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. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, directed by Jay Roach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Ranch by Danielle Steel 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 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. There's Treasure Everywhere by Bill Watterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Gigi Hadid. In UK Back For Good by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Friday, directed by F. Gary Gray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Death Of Common Sense by Philip K. Howard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Stephanie Nala. 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. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Alexy Bosetti. In UK Young At Heart by The Bluebells was in the top 5 hits. The Main Event, directed by Howard Zieff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Where There'S Smoke by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books.
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 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: 23 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Jen Messelier. 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. The Novel by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1991.

1990

The Bad Place by Dean R. Koontz was one of the best seller of 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Nicole Vaidišová. 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 Fortune by Michael Korda was one of the best selling books.
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 Alistair Brownlee. 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. Emperor Of The Air by Ethan Canin 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 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. This 'N That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz 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 Jessica Stam. 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. Paradise Postponed by John Mortimer 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 Taio Cruz. 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 Blood Of Abraham by Jimmy Carter 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 Alexandra Kosteniuk. 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. One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Daniela Hantuchová. 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. Voice Of The Heart by Barbara Taylor Bradford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Kyle Beckerman. 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. What Every Woman Should Know About Men by Joyce Brothers 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 Chris Sharma. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Graduation Day, directed by Herb Freed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Best Evidence by David S. Lifton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Griffon Ramsey. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. Die Laughing, directed by Jeff Werner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins 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 Lauri Ylönen. 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. The Stories Of John Cheever by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1979.

1978

The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx was one of the best seller of 1978.

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

1977

Famous people born on this day include John Cena. 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. Condominium by John D. MacDonald 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 Brendan Cole. In that special week people in US were listening to Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor. Jackson County Jail, directed by Michael Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson 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 Damien Touya. 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. Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman 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 Virginie Desarnauts. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. 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: 23 April 1974.

1973

The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner was one of the best seller of 1973.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Patricia Manterola. 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 Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn 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 DB Weiss. In UK Hot Love by T Rex was in the top 5 hits. Bananas, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Grandees by Stephen Birmingham 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 Aerin Lauder. 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. Points Of Rebellion by William O. Douglas 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 Fabrice Soulier. 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. The Vines Of Yarrabee by Dorothy Eden 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Timothy McVeigh. In that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. The Double Helix by James Watson 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 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. Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include David Tutera. 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. The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Tommy DeCarlo. In that special week people in US were listening to Game Of Love by Wayne Fontana. 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: 23 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: 23 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Paul Belmondo. In that special week people in US were listening to He's So Fine by The Chiffons. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz 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 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: 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. The Guns of Navarone, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Manila Galleon by F. Van Wyck Mason 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 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. Mrs. 'Arris Goes To New York by Paul Gallico 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 Catherine Mary Stewart. In that special week people in US were listening to Come Softly To Me by The Fleetwoods. The World of Apu, directed by Satyajit Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Crown And The Cross by Frank G. Slaughter 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 Radu Mihaileanu. In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. Showdown at Boot Hill, directed by Gene Fowler Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden 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 Michel Blaton. In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. Kronos, directed by Kurt Neumann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Bible As History by Werner Keller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Judy Davis. 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. Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1955.

1954

Arrow in the Dust directed by Lesley Selander was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

Sea Devils directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Dominique Bauby. Private Information, directed by Fergus McDonell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1952.

1951

The Left Hand Of God by William E. Barrett was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1951.

1950

Mr. Jones, Meet The Master by Peter Marshall was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 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: 23 April 1917.