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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: 23 March 2017.

2015

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 2015.

2014

Divergent directed by Neil Burger was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 2014.

2013

12th of Never by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2013.

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

2011

Detention directed by Joseph Kahn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 2011.

2010

Kick-Ass directed by Matthew Vaughn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

I Love You, Man directed by John Hamburg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2007

Hot Fuzz directed by Edgar Wright was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 2007.

2006

She's the Man directed by Andy Fickman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

Dianne Reeves: Live at Montreal directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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

2003

Phone Booth directed by Joel Schumacher was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 2003.

2002

Ice Age directed by Chris Wedge was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Famous people born on this day include Misslisibell . In UK Whole Again by Atomic Kitten was in the top 5 hits. Heartbreakers, directed by David Mirkin, 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: 23 March 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jan Bautista. In UK Pure Shores by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Romeo Must Die, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Olivia Stuck. In UK Baby One More Time by Britney Spears was in the top 5 hits. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, directed by Guy Ritchie, 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: 23 March 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Marine Lo Iacono. In UK My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. Wild Things, directed by John McNaughton, 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: 23 March 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Mini Muka. In UK Don't Speak by No Doubt was in the top 5 hits. Liar Liar, directed by Tom Shadyac, 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: 23 March 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Josef Elzein. In that special week people in US were listening to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion. The Birdcage, directed by Mike Nichols, 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: 23 March 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Breaunna Womack. In that special week people in US were listening to Take A Bow by Madonna. I Am Cuba, directed by Mijail Kalatozov, 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: 23 March 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Nick Powell. In UK Without You by Mariah Carey was in the top 5 hits. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, directed by Peter Segal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Kyra Santoro. In that special week people in US were listening to Informer by Snow. Fire in the Sky, directed by Robert Lieberman, 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: 23 March 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Morgan. In that special week people in US were listening to Save The Best For Last by Vanessa Williams. Basic Instinct, directed by Paul Verhoeven, 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: 23 March 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Gregg Wylde. In that special week people in US were listening to One More Try by Timmy T. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, directed by Michael Pressman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Eugenie Princess of York. In UK Dub Be Good To Me by Beats International featuring Lindy Layton was in the top 5 hits. Pretty Woman, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Hardcastle. In UK Too Many Broken Hearts by Jason Donovan was in the top 5 hits. Leviathan, directed by George P. Cosmatos, 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: 23 March 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hannah Carr. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Bloodsport, directed by Newt Arnold, 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: 23 March 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Siya . In that special week people in US were listening to Lean On Me by Club Nouveau. Evil Dead II, directed by Sam Raimi, 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: 23 March 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Lisa Surihani. In UK Chain Reaction by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. A Room with a View, directed by James Ivory, 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: 23 March 1986.

1985

The Last Dragon directed by Michael Schultz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Brandon Marshall. In UK 99 Red Balloons by Nena was in the top 5 hits. Police Academy, directed by Hugh Wilson, 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: 23 March 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include François Gabart. In UK Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler was in the top 5 hits. The Beyond, directed by Lucio Fulci, 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: 23 March 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Jose Raul Contreras. In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits. Porky's, directed by Bob Clark, 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: 23 March 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Tony Pena. In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits. The Howling, directed by Joe Dante, 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: 23 March 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kafétien Gomis. Little Darlings, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, 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: 23 March 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Mark Buehrle. In that special week people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees. The Champ, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1979.

1978

A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best seller of 1978.

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

1977

Famous people born on this day include Josh Ackerman. In UK Chanson D'Amour by The Manhattan Transfer was in the top 5 hits. Eraserhead, directed by David Lynch, 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: 23 March 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nolan Baumgartner in Calgary. In that special week people in US were listening to December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by The Four Seasons. Robin and Marian, directed by Richard Lester, 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: 23 March 1976.

1975

Escape to Witch Mountain directed by John Hough was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1975.

1974

A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best seller of 1974.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Igor Nikitin. In UK Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade was in the top 5 hits. The Crazies, directed by George A. Romero, 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: 23 March 1973.

1972

Pink Flamingos directed by John Waters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Renette Cruz. In that special week people in US were listening to Me And Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin. The Andromeda Strain, directed by Robert Wise, 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: 23 March 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Carl Pickens. In UK Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin was in the top 5 hits. My Night at Maud's, directed by Eric Rohmer, 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: 23 March 1970.

1969

Charro! directed by Charles Marquis Warren was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mark Maddox. In that special week people in US were listening to (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding. Stay Away, Joe, directed by Peter Tewksbury, 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: 23 March 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Reinhardt. In that special week people in US were listening to Happy Together by The Turtles. Thoroughly Modern Millie, directed by George Roy Hill, 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: 23 March 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include James Saxon. In that special week people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler. Harper, directed by Jack Smight, 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: 23 March 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Richard Grieco in Waterton. In UK It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. Major Dundee, directed by Sam Peckinpah, 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: 23 March 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Jorge Munoz. In UK Little Children by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas was in the top 5 hits. The Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim Williams in Bethesda. In that special week people in US were listening to Our Day Will Come by Ruby and the Romantics. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Johan Steur. In UK Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Richard Brooks, 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: 23 March 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Roger Crisp. In that special week people in US were listening to Surrender by Elvis Presley. Ice Cold in Alex, directed by J. Lee Thompson, 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: 23 March 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Oscar Michael Moore. In that special week people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. The Cranes are Flying, directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, 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: 23 March 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Gregory Godzik. In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by George Stevens, 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: 23 March 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Serena Grandi [Fagioli]. In UK Magic Moments by Perry Como was in the top 5 hits. South Pacific, directed by Joshua Logan, 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: 23 March 1958.

1957

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Laura Thorne. In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits. Forbidden Planet, directed by Fred McLeod Wilcox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Cindy Olavarri in Pleasant Hills. In that special week people in US were listening to The Ballad Of Davy Crockett by Bill Hayes. Blackboard Jungle, directed by Richard Brooks, 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: 23 March 1955.

1954

Beat the Devil directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

I Confess directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim Stanley Robinson. Rancho Notorious, directed by Fritz Lang, 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: 23 March 1952.

1951

The Red Badge of Courage directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Stage Fright directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1950.

1949

Impact directed by Arthur Lubin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1949.

1948

The Search directed by Fred Zinnemann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1948.

1947

The Egg and I directed by Chester Erskine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1947.

1946

To Each His Own directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1946.

1945

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Daniel Boscher. Without Love, directed by Harold S. Bucquet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1945.

1944

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best seller of 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1944.

1943

Hangmen Also Die! directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1943.

1942

49th Parallel directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1942.

1941

The Sea Wolf directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1941.

1940

Primrose Path directed by Gregory LaCava was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1940.

1939

Love Affair directed by Leo McCarey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars directed by Ford Beebe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1938.

1937

Swing High, Swing Low directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1937.

1936

The Great Ziegfeld directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

The Man Who Knew Too Much directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

Jimmy the Gent directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1934.

1933

Christopher Strong directed by Dorothy Arzner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Don Marshall. One Hour with You, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, 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: 23 March 1932.

1931

Mary directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

Free and Easy directed by Edward Sedgwick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1930.

1929

Spies directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include 11th Duke of Beaufort. The Trail of '98, directed by Clarence Brown, 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: 23 March 1928.

1927

Tarzan and the Golden Lion directed by J.P. McGowan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1927.

1926

Waxworks directed by Leo Birinsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

The Monster directed by Roland West was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1925.

1924

The Thief of Bagdad directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Arnie Weinmeister AAFC. The Covered Wagon, directed by James Cruze, 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 March 1923.

1922

Sherlock Holmes directed by Albert Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1922.

1921

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari directed by Robert Wiene was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Neal Smith (Representative-Democrat-Iowa. The Idol Dancer, directed by D.W. Griffith, 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: 23 March 1920.

1919

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1919.

1918

Hearts of the World directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1918.

1917

A Tale of Two Cities directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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

1916

Hell's Hinges directed by Charles Swickard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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

1915

The Juggernaut directed by Ralph W. Ince was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1915.

1914

The Perils of Pauline directed by Louis J. Gasnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1914.

1913

Heart of the Hills by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1913.

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

1912

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1912.

1911

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

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

1908

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

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1908.

1907

Life and Passion of Christ directed by Ferdinand Zecca was one of the most viewed movies released in 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 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

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 23 March 1901.