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2017

Origin by Dan Brown was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2016

Green Room directed by Jeremy Saulnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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

2015

Hot Pursuit by Stuart Woods 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

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline was one of the best seller of 2013.

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

2012

The Pirates! Band of Misfits directed by Peter Lord 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. Fast Five, directed by Justin Lin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? by Steven Tyler 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.

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 Lollipop by Lil Wayne. Iron Man, directed by Jon Favreau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Dark Curse by Christine Feehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2008.

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 Candy Shop by 50 Cent. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, directed by Garth Jennings, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. Reflections Of A Peacemaker by Mattie J. T. Stepanek was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 2005.

2004

Man on Fire directed by Tony Scott 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. X2, directed by Bryan Singer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Beach House by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge 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

Natural Blonde by Liz Smith 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 UK Flat Beat by Mr Oizo was in the top 5 hits. eXistenZ, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing by Melissa Bank 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 Kenneth Abbott. 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 Endurance by Caroline Alexander 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 that special week people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, directed by David Mirkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Absolute Power by David Baldacci 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 Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey. Fear, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. To The Hilt by Dick Francis 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

A Son Of The Circus by John Irving 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 that special week people in US were listening to Freak Me by Silk. Benny & Joon, directed by Jeremiah Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Truman by David McCullough 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. Night Over Water by Ken Follett 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 Chris Kreider. In UK The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits. Oscar, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Molly Ivins Can'T Say That by Molly Ivins 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. September by Rosamunde Pilcher 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 Jang Wooyoung. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Pet Sematary, directed by Mary Lambert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base 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 Molloko. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Duchess Of Windsor by Charles Higham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1988.

1987

Texasville by Larry McMurtry 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 Mitchell Lewis. 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. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry 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 Ashley Alexandra Dupre. 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. The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave 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 Anna Zugno. 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. Possessions by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1984.

1983

The Hunger directed by Tony Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Kirsten Dunst. In that special week people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The Long Good Friday, directed by John Mackenzie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. How To Make Love To A Woman by Michael Morgenstern 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. American Dreams by Studs Terkel 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. Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins 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. Shibumi by Trevanian 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 Tom Fulp. 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. Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin 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 Jeannie Haddaway. In that special week people in US were listening to Southern Nights by Glen Campbell. Annie Hall, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Looking Good by Charles Hix 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 Davian Clarke. 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. Angels by Billy Graham 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 Mike Chat. 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 Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz 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 Chris Darkins. In that special week people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk. Sanshiro Sugata, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre 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. Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders 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 Mario Schaden. 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 Persian Boy by Mary Renault 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 B J Tyler. 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. The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury 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 Debbie D. 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. The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1970.

1969

The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann 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 Paulo Jr. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. War and Peace, directed by Sergey Bondarchuk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart 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 Christine Jacob. In UK Puppet On A String by Sandie Shaw was in the top 5 hits. 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

Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart 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 Pittsfield. 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. The Explorer by Frances Parkinson Keyes 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 Steve Smith in Glasgow. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March. The Idiot, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Happiness Is A Warm Puppy by Charles M. Schulz 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 UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Inside Europe Today by John Gunther 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 Geoffrey Cox. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury 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 Kamaran Abdalla. In UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Imitation of Life, directed by Douglas Sirk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone 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 UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. Bob le Flambeur, directed by Melville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The New Class by Milovan Djilas 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 Duane G Carey in Saint Paul. In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. Reach for the Sky, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Richard Farina. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, directed by Ishir Honda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1956.

1955

Marty directed by Delbert Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1955.

1954

River of No Return directed by Otto Preminger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart 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

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jill Clayburgh in New York City. Two Girls and a Sailor, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith was one of the best selling books.
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

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anton Larrauri. Grand Hotel, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Sons by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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 US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hugh Hood. The Man Who Laughs, directed by Paul Leni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. The Bridge of San Luis by Rey Thornton Wilder was one of the best selling books.
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

For Heaven's Sake directed by Sam Taylor 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

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include George Byatt. Safety Last!, directed by Fred Neymeyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton was one of the best selling books.
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

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Duncan Hamilton. Terror Island, directed by James Cruze, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. The River's End by James Oliver Curwood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1920.

1919

The Desert of Wheat by Zane Gre was one of the best seller of 1919.

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

1918

The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1918.

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.

1915

Jaffery by William J. Locke was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1915.

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.

1912

The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Davies was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1912.

1911

The Harvester by Gene Stratton Porter was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1911.

1910

The Rosary Florence by L. Barcla was one of the best seller of 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1910.

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.

1908

The Lure of the Mask by Harold MacGrath was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1908.

1907

The Port of Missing Men by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1907.

1906

Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1906.

1905

The Garden of Allah by Robert Hichens was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1905.

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1904.

1903

Lady Rose's Daughter by Mary Augusta Ward was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1903.

1902

The Mississippi Bubble by Emerson Hough was one of the best seller of 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 30 April 1902.

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.