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2018

Twisted Prey by John Sandford was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2018.

2015

A Fine Romance by Candice Bergen was one of the best seller of 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 April 2014.

2013

Six Years by Harlan Coben was one of the best seller of 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2013.

2011

Famous people born on this day include Cannon Twins. In that special week people in US were listening to E.T. by Katy Perry. Fast Five, directed by Justin Lin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. Liberty Defined by Ron Paul was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 April 2010.

2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine directed by Gavin Hood was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2009.

2007

Spider-Man 3 directed by Sam Raimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2007.

2006

Over the Hedge directed by Tim Johnson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2006.

2005

Famous people born on this day include Monkey. In that special week people in US were listening to Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, directed by Garth Jennings, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Emily Carey. In UK Make Luv by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham was in the top 5 hits. X2, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Armageddon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2003.

2002

Jud Süß directed by Veit Harlan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2002.

2001

The Mummy Returns directed by Stephen Sommers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2001.

2000

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson was one of the best seller of 2000.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Anthony Gargiula. In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. eXistenZ, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. All Too Human by George Stephanopoulos was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Katharine Ward. In UK It's Like That by Run-DMC vs Jason Nevins was in the top 5 hits. City of Angels, directed by Brad Silberling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Ian Thomas. In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, directed by David Mirkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Dillyn Troy. In UK Fastlove by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. James and the Giant Peach, directed by Henry Selick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Primary Colors by Anonymous was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1996.

1995

Friday directed by F. Gary Gray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1995.

1994

Old Songs In A New Cafe by Robert James Waller was one of the best seller of 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Henry Zaga. In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Benny & Joon, directed by Jeremiah Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Conduct Unbecoming by Randy Shilts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Travis Scott. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. FernGully: The Last Rainforest, directed by Bill Kroyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. All Around The Town by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Barbara Morel. In UK The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits. Toy Soldiers, directed by Daniel Petrie Jr., was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Riders On The Storm by John Densmore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Mac DeMarco. In that special week people in US were listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. Cry-Baby, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Means Of Ascent by Robert A. Caro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Wooyoung . In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Prayer by Madonna. Field of Dreams, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ana de Armas. In UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1988.

1987

Love, Medicine & Miracles by Bernie S. Siegel was one of the best seller of 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Dianna Agron. In that special week people in US were listening to Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer. Legend, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Handmaid'S Tale by Margaret Atwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Gal Gadot. 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. Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Sophie Turner. 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. Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Kristian Matsson. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Valley Girl, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Diet Center Program by Sybil Ferguson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Kirsten Dunst. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Celebrity by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Justin Vernon. In that special week people in US were listening to Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton. Excalibur, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Creation by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sam Heughan. In UK Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me Girl by The Detroit Spinners was in the top 5 hits. Where the Buffalo Roam, directed by Art Linson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Back Bay by William Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Gerardo Torrado. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. In Search Of History by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Hüller. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Illusions by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Alexandra Holden. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Annie Hall, directed by Woody Allen, 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: 30 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amanda Palmer. In that special week people in US were listening to Let Your Love Flow by Bellamy Brothers. Stay Hungry, directed by Bob Rafelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Johnny Galecki. 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. The Ascent Of Man by J. Bronowski was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Agnès Bihl. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. Sanshiro Sugata, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Watership Down by Richard Adams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Leigh Francis. In that special week people in US were listening to Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Dawn. High Plains Drifter, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include J Richards. 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. The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include John Boyne. In that special week people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. The Big Doll House, directed by Jack Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Listening To America by Bill Moyers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Halit Ergenç. In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. A Man Called Horse, directed by Elliot Silverstein, 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: 30 April 1970.

1969

The Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Verona Pooth. In that special week people in US were listening to Honey by Bobby Goldsboro. War and Peace, directed by Sergey Bondarchuk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Nicholas And Alexandra by Robert K. Massie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Steven Mackintosh. 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. The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1967.

1966

Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader was one of the best seller of 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Adrian Pasdar. In that special week people in US were listening to Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter by Herman's Hermits. The Pawnbroker, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Stagestruck by Maurice Zolotow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1965.

1964

The Horror of Party Beach directed by Del Tenney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include James Marsh (director). In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. The Idiot, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Fall Of The Dynasties by Edmond Taylor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1963.

1962

A Taste of Honey directed by Tony Richardson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Isiah Thomas. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Miscavige. In that special week people in US were listening to Stuck On You by Elvis Presley. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Enemy Within by Robert F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Stephen Harper. 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. The Devil In Bucks County by Edmund Schiddel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Charles Berling. In that special week people in US were listening to Witch Doctor by David Seville. Bob le Flambeur, directed by Melville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Kids Say The Darndest Things! by Art Linkletter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Wonder Mike (rapper). In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. Reach for the Sky, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1957.

1956

Godzilla directed by Ishir Honda was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Hulot. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Marty, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. A Train Of Powder by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Jane Campion. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. River of No Return, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Bless This House by Norah Lofts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1954.

1953

Shane directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1953.

1952

Under The Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson was one of the best seller of 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 April 1951.

1950

D.O.A. directed by Rudolph Mat was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1950.

1949

The Secret Garden directed by Fred M. Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1949.

1948

State of the Union directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 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: 30 April 1946.

1945

Blood on the Sun directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1945.

1944

Two Girls and a Sailor directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1944.

1943

Sherlock Holmes in Washington directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 April 1942.

1941

The Big Boss directed by Charles Barton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 April 1940.

1939

Union Pacific directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 April 1938.

1937

Night Must Fall directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 April 1936.

1935

Mark of the Vampire directed by Tod Browning was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 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: 30 April 1933.

1932

Grand Hotel directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 April 1929.

1928

The Man Who Laughs directed by Paul Leni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 April 1927.

1926

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1926.

1925

Strike directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 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: 30 April 1924.

1923

Safety Last! directed by Fred Neymeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1923.

1922

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1922.

1921

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1921.

1920

Terror Island directed by James Cruze was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1920.

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: 30 April 1917.

1916

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1916.

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: 30 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: 30 April 1913.

1909

Sherlock Holmes IV directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1909.

1901

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

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1901.