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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

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

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

Deadfall directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky 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

Iron Man 2 directed by Jon Favreau was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In UK American Boy by Estelle featuring Kanye West was in the top 5 hits. War, Inc., directed by Joshua Seftel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Clique Summer Collection #1: Massie by Lisi Harrison 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 that special week people in US were listening to In Da Club by 50 Cent. Memories of Murder, directed by Joon-ho Bong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Birthright by Nora Roberts 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

Famous people born on this day include Talia Seitel. In UK It Wasn't Me by Shaggy featuring Rikrok was in the top 5 hits. The Forsaken, directed by J.S. Cardone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Potshot by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include LpsAce . 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 Brethren by John Grisham 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 Notebook by Nicholas Sparks 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. The Craft, directed by Andrew Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. In Contempt by Christopher Darden with Jess Walter 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 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. Couplehood by Paul Reiser 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 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. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes 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 that special week people in US were listening to Informer by Snow. Damini, directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Thinking Out Loud by Anna Quindlen 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 UK Deeply Dippy by Right Said Fred was in the top 5 hits. Folks!, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Probe by Margaret Wander Bonanno 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. Heartbeat by Danielle Steel 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 Dev Patel. In UK Vogue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Guardian, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Bitter Sweet by LaVyrle Spencer was one of the best selling books.
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. Second Chances by Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee 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 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. Unforgettable Fire by Eamon Dunphy 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. The Allnighter, directed by Tamar Simon Hoffs, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Texasville by Larry McMurtry 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. Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner 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. In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr 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. The Valley Of Horses by Jean M. Auel 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. Namak Halaal, directed by Prakash Mehra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux 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 UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Hard Country, directed by David Greene, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Delta Decision by Wilbur Smith 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. Die Laughing, directed by Jeff Werner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Who'S On First by William F. Buckley Jr 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 UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. A Little Romance, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Lauren Bacall By Myself by Lauren Bacall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1979.

1978

The Second Ring Of Power by Carlos Castaneda 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 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. Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal 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 UK Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Jackson County Jail, directed by Michael Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Gemini Contenders by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Damien Touya. In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Death Race 2000, directed by Paul Bartel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. A Month Of Sundays by John Updike 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. Management by Peter F. Drucker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1974.

1973

The Implosion Conspiracy by Louis Nizer 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 UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Open Marriage by Nena and George O'Neill 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. Murmur of the Heart, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Love Story by Erich Segal 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. 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 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. Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman 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 Timothy McVeigh. In that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott 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. Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury 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 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. 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 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 Founding Father by Richard J. Whalen 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 Gianandrea Noseda. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles. Woman of Straw, directed by Basil Dearden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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 Paul Belmondo. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell 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. Hands of a Stranger, directed by Newt Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Daughter Of Silence by Morris L. West 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 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. The Frog Pond by Joyce MacIver 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. Trustee From The Toolroom by Nevil Shute 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. Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden 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. Attorney For The Damned by Arthur Weinberg 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 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. Day Of Infamy by Walter Lord 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. The Tumult And The Shouting by Grantland Rice 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

Famous people born on this day include James Russo. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Scared Stiff, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. East of Eden by John Steinbeck 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 Jean-Dominique Bauby. Private Information, directed by Fergus McDonell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Gown Of Glory by Agnes Sligh Turnbull was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1952.

1951

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

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

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

Lady of Burlesque directed by William A. Wellman 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

One Frightened Night directed by Christy Cabanne was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1935.

1934

Picture Brides directed by Phil Rosen 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.

1926

The Border Sheriff directed by Robert N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 April 1926.