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2018

Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 2018.

2015

A Spool Of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler was one of the best seller of 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 March 2014.

2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation directed by Jon M. Chu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 March 2011.

2010

How to Train Your Dragon directed by Dean DeBlois was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 March 2007.

2006

Inside Man directed by Spike Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 2006.

2005

Sin City directed by Frank Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 2005.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Carl Alexander Acosta. In UK Beautiful by Christina Aguilera was in the top 5 hits. Phone Booth, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Back Story by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Lexi Walker. In UK Anything Is Possible / Evergreen by Will Young was in the top 5 hits. Panic Room, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Bias by Bernard Goldberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Lilly Mae. In that special week people in US were listening to Angel by Shaggy. Blow, directed by Ted Demme, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Vendetta Defense by Lisa Scottoline was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Josh Beauchamp. In UK Fill Me In by Craig David was in the top 5 hits. Romeo Must Die, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Sawyer Fredericks. In UK Flat Beat by Mr Oizo was in the top 5 hits. The Matrix, directed by The Wachowski Brothers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Valeria Gorlats. 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. The Street Lawyer by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1998.

1997

Crash directed by David Cronenberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Koshy. In UK Firestarter by The Prodigy was in the top 5 hits. Fargo, directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. And This Too Shall Pass by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Landon Moss. In UK Back For Good by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Tommy Boy, directed by Peter Segal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Chamber by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Tyler Falcoa. In UK The Most Beautiful Girl In The World by Prince 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. Mcnally'S Caper by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Tiffany Ma. 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. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Esther Petrack. In that special week people in US were listening to Save The Best For Last by Vanessa Williams. White Men Can't Jump, directed by Ron Shelton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Rodney Sneijder. In UK Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash was in the top 5 hits. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, directed by Michael Pressman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Iron John by Robert Bly was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Bang Yong-guk. In UK Vogue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Steve Barron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Dan Flint. In that special week people in US were listening to Eternal Flame by Bangles. Heathers, directed by Michael Lehmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Boy Who Couldn'T Stop Washing by Judith L. Rapoport was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hogan Ephraim. In UK Heart by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Beetlejuice, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Georg Listing. In UK Everything I Own by Boy George was in the top 5 hits. Withnail & I, directed by Bruce Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Red White And Blue by John Gregory Dunne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Jay Rock. In UK Chain Reaction by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. The Money Pit, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lie Down With Lions by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Szohr. In UK You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Dead Or Alive was in the top 5 hits. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, directed by Jerry Paris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Abandonment Of The Jews by David S. Wyman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Jack Antonoff. In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits. Romancing the Stone, directed by Robert Zemeckis, 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: 31 March 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Melissa Ordway. In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. The Meaning of Life, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Ambroise Michel. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Porky's, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Mother And Two Daughters by Gail Godwin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Ryan Bingham. In that special week people in US were listening to Rapture by Blondie. Thief, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Brain by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kate Micucci. In UK Together We Are Beautiful by Fern Kinney was in the top 5 hits. When Time Ran Out..., directed by James Goldstone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Tanya Tate. In that special week people in US were listening to Tragedy by Bee Gees. Phantasm, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1979.

1978

The Second Ring Of Power by Carlos Castaneda was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Domenico Fioravanti. In UK Knowing Me, Knowing You by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Eraserhead, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Changing by Liv Ullmann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mélanie Coste. In UK I Love To Love by Tina Charles was in the top 5 hits. Robin and Marian, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Adams Chronicles by Jack Shepherd was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Bettina Zimmermann. In UK If by Telly Savalas was in the top 5 hits. Escape to Witch Mountain, directed by John Hough, 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: 31 March 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stefan Olsdal. In UK Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Paper Lace was in the top 5 hits. The Sugarland Express, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Creative Divorce by Mel Krantzler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Eddie Judge. In that special week people in US were listening to Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack. Sisters, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Snowfire by Phyllis A. Whitney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Facundo Arana. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Pink Flamingos, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Friends Of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Ewan McGregor. In that special week people in US were listening to Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by The Temptations. The Beguiled, directed by Donald Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Alenka Bratušek. In that special week people in US were listening to Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. The Sicilian Clan, directed by Henri Verneuil, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Steve Smith (basketball). In that special week people in US were listening to Dizzy by Tommy Roe. Support Your Local Sheriff!, directed by Burt Kennedy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Miss Craig'S 21-Day Shape-Up Program For Men And Women by Marjorie Craig was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Yann Moix. In UK Congratulations by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Stay Away, Joe, directed by Peter Tewksbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Kennedy And Johnson by Evelyn Lincoln was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Michaela Bercu. In that special week people in US were listening to Happy Together by The Turtles. Hombre, directed by Martin Ritt, 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: 31 March 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Arnaud Larrieu. In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group was in the top 5 hits. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Frederick de Cordova, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Steve Bing. In UK Concrete And Clay by Unit 4+2 was in the top 5 hits. Major Dundee, directed by Sam Peckinpah, 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: 31 March 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Isabella Ferrari. In UK Little Children by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas was in the top 5 hits. The Fall of the Roman Empire, directed by Anthony Mann, 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: 31 March 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Mercurio. In that special week people in US were listening to He's So Fine by The Chiffons. The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Poincaré. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Break The Heart That Loves You by Connie Francis. Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Prologue To Love by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Jun Togawa. In that special week people in US were listening to Surrender by Elvis Presley. One-Eyed Jacks, directed by Marlon Brando, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Manila Galleon by F. Van Wyck Mason was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Ouin. In UK My Old Man's A Dustman by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. Please Don't Eat the Daisies, directed by Charles Walters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. My Wicked, Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Thierry Claveyrolat. In that special week people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon. Room at the Top, directed by Jack Clayton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. What We Must Know About Communism by Harry and Bonaro Overstreet was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Pat McGlynn. In that special week people in US were listening to Tequila by The Champs. Run Silent Run Deep, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. North From Rome by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Kent (singer). In UK Young Love by Tab Hunter was in the top 5 hits. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Men Who Made The Nation by John Dos Passos was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include François Brottes. In UK The Poor People Of Paris by Winifred Atwell was in the top 5 hits. Alexander the Great, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Angus Young. In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Revenge of the Creature, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 March 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Jacques Bascou. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. Fear and Desire, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Second Happiest Day by John Phillips was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dermot Morgan. The Man in the White Suit, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 March 1951.

1950

Cheaper by the Dozen directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1950.

1949

The Set-Up directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1949.

1948

Paisan directed by Roberto Rossellini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1948.

1947

The Farmer's Daughter directed by H.C. Potter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 March 1946.

1945

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1945.

1944

Cover Girl directed by Charles Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1944.

1943

Cabin in the Sky directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 March 1941.

1940

Rebecca directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1940.

1939

Wuthering Heights directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 March 1938.

1937

Quality Street directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 March 1935.

1934

Death Takes a Holiday directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1934.

1933

M directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1933.

1932

Scarface directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1932.

1931

The Bad Sister directed by Hobart Henley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 March 1930.

1929

Coquette directed by Sam Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1929.

1928

The Trail of '98 directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1928.

1927

Long Pants directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 March 1925.

1924

Beau Brummel directed by Harry Beaumont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1924.

1923

Souls for Sale directed by Rupert Hughes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 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: 31 March 1921.

1920

Sex directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1920.

1918

The Blue Bird directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 March 1917.

1916

Hoodoo Ann directed by Lloyd Ingraham was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 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: 31 March 1915.

1914

Tess of the Storm Country directed by Edwin S. Porter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 March 1914.

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: 31 March 1907.