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2019

State of the Union directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 2019.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2019.

2017

All I Wish directed by Susan Walter was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2017.

2016

Sniper: Special Ops directed by Fred Olen Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2016.

2015

Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2015.

2013

Last Passenger directed by Omid Nooshin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2012

Piggy directed by Kieron Hawkes was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2012.

2011

Famous people born on this day include Cannon Twins. In that special week people in US were listening to S&M by Rihanna. Mayor Cupcake, directed by Alex Pires, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2011.

2009

Angels & Demons directed by Ron Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bella Blu. In that special week people in US were listening to Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, directed by Andrew Adamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Ladies Of Liberty by Cokie Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2008.

2007

Illegal Aliens directed by David Giancola was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2005

Famous people born on this day include Monkey. In UK Lonely by Akon was in the top 5 hits. Kingdom of Heaven, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2005.

2004

Dear Frankie directed by Shona Auerbach was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Emily Carey. In that special week people in US were listening to In Da Club by 50 Cent. Written in Blood, directed by John Terlesky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2003.

2002

Roger Dodger directed by Dylan Kidd was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

The Villa by Nora Roberts was one of the best seller of 2001.

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

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Chal Mere Bhai, directed by David Dhawan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Fair Ball by Bob Costas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Anthony Gargiula. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Error in Judgment, directed by Scott P. Levy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott 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. Matter of Trust, directed by Joey Travolta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman 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. Lost Paradise, directed by Yoshimitsu Morita, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Naked by David Sedaris 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 that special week people in US were listening to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion. The Great White Hype, directed by Reginald Hudlin, 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: 30 April 1996.

1995

Carrington directed by Christopher Hampton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

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

1994

Famous people born on this day include James Daniel McVey. In UK Come On You Reds by Manchester United Football Squad was in the top 5 hits. Shrunken Heads, directed by Richard Elfman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Alienist by Caleb Carr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Henry Zaga. In that special week people in US were listening to Freak Me by Silk. Full Contact, directed by Rick Jacobson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Preparing For The Twenty-First Century by Paul Kennedy 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 UK Deeply Dippy by Right Said Fred was in the top 5 hits. Map of the Human Heart, directed by Vincent Ward, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Den Of Thieves by James B. Stewart 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 that special week people in US were listening to Baby Baby by Amy Grant. F/X2, directed by Richard Franklin, 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: 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. Class of 1999, directed by Mark L. Lester, 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: 30 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Wooyoung . In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. The Unbelievable Truth, directed by Hal Hartley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow 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 With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey was in the top 5 hits. Waaris, directed by Ravindra Peepat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Under The Eye Of The Clock by Christopher Nolan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Nikki Webster. In that special week people in US were listening to I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin. Hot Pursuit, directed by Steven Lisberger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Boone by T. Boone Pickens Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Dianna Agron. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Killer Party, directed by William Fruet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Joanna'S Husband And David'S Wife by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey 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 that special week people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. Aar Paar, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Glitz by Elmore Leonard 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 UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Breakin', directed by Joel Silberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Smart Women by Judy Blume 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. All in Good Taste, directed by Anthony Kramreither, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Dr. Abravanel'S Body Type Diet And Lifetime Nutrition Plan by Elliot D. Abravanel and Elizabeth A. King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1983.

1982

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Justin Vernon. In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Circle of Two, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey 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 that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. On the Nickel, directed by Ralph Waite, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Smiley'S People by John le Carré 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 UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. The Tin Drum, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. How To Prosper During The Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff 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. Trishul, directed by Yash Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson 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 that special week people in US were listening to Southern Nights by Glen Campbell. The Picture Show Man, directed by John Power, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Gamesman by Michael Maccoby 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 UK Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. Montana Trap, directed by Peter Schamoni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow 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. The Day of the Locust, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Promise Of Joy by Allen Drury 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 that special week people in US were listening to TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) by MFSB. The Secret Life Of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird 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 UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits. O Lucky Man!, directed by Lindsay Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three by John Godey 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 that special week people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. We Won't Grow Old Together, directed by Maurice Pialat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1972.

1971

Summer Of '42 by Herman Raucher was one of the best seller of 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Halit Ergenç. In that special week people in US were listening to ABC by The Jackson 5. Taste the Blood of Dracula, directed by Peter Sasdy, 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

Famous people born on this day include Warren Defever. In that special week people in US were listening to Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) by The 5th Dimension. Hell Commandos, directed by José Luis Merino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. A Small Town in Germany by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
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. The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Gipsy Moth Circles The World by Francis Chichester 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 UK Puppet On A String by Sandie Shaw was in the top 5 hits. Five Golden Dragons, directed by Jeremy Summers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Tales Of Manhattan by Louis Auchincloss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Cristina Lanzoni. In that special week people in US were listening to Good Lovin' by Young Rascals. Modesty Blaise, directed by Joseph Losey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Adrian Pasdar. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Synanon, directed by Richard Quine, 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: 30 April 1965.

1964

The Naked Kiss directed by Samuel Fuller 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March. The Whole Truth And Nothing But by Hedda Hopper was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1963.

1962

Maid for Murder directed by Robert Asher 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. Parrish, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Heaven Has No Favorites by Erich Maria Remarque 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. I Kid You Not by Jack Paar 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. The 400 Blows, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart 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 Twilight Time by The Platters. The Sheepman, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Great Democracies by Winston S. Churchill 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. Saint Joan, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Arthritis And Common Sense by Dale Alexander was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1957.

1956

The Scrolls From The Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson was one of the best seller of 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. A Kid for Two Farthings, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Bottoms Up! by Cornelia Otis Skinner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1955.

1954

Johnny Guitar directed by Nicholas Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Merrill Osmond. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Cry of the Hunted, directed by Joseph H. Lewis, 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: 30 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jacques Audiard. The Overcoat, directed by Alberto Lattuada, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. I Led 3 Lives by Herbert A. Philbrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1952.

1951

Francis Goes to the Races directed by Arthur Lubin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Prelude to Fame directed by Fergus McDonell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

The Barkleys of Broadway directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

On an Island with You directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1948.

1947

Hi De Ho directed by Josh Binney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1947.

1946

The Dark Corner directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

The Phantom of 42nd Street directed by Albert Herman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

The Ox-Bow Incident directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1943.

1942

In This Our Life directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

The Return of Daniel Boone directed by Lambert Hillyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1941.

1940

Saps at Sea directed by Gordon Douglas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Boys' Reformatory directed by Howard Bretherton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1939.

1938

Joy of Living directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Whistling Bullets directed by John English was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1937.

1936

Speed directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Air Hawks directed by Albert S. Rogell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1935.

1934

Twentieth Century directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1934.

1933

The Eagle and the Hawk directed by Stuart Walker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

State's Attorney directed by George Archainbaud was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1932.

1929

The Squall directed by Alexander Korda was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1927

His First Flame directed by Harry Edwards was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

Brown of Harvard directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1919

The Red Lantern directed by Albert Capellani was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1919.