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April 26

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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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 April 2012.

2011

Mayor Cupcake directed by Alex Pires was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2011.

2009

My Life in Ruins directed by Donald Petrie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In UK American Boy by Estelle featuring Kanye West was in the top 5 hits. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, directed by Andrew Adamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Belong To Me by Marisa de los Santos was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2008.

2007

Charlie Bartlett directed by Jon Poll was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2007.

2005

Kingdom of Heaven directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Simply Liv. In UK Yeah! by Usher featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris was in the top 5 hits. Dear Frankie, directed by Shona Auerbach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The Other Man by Michael Bergin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Matt Martinez. In UK Make Luv by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham was in the top 5 hits. Written in Blood, directed by John Terlesky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Vanished Man by Jeffery Deaver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2003.

2002

Famous people born on this day include Anna McNulty. In that special week people in US were listening to Foolish by Ashanti. Roger Dodger, directed by Dylan Kidd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Summons by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2002.

2001

Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts was one of the best seller of 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). In that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Sundy Jules. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet, directed by P. Vasu, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Tara Road by Maeve Binchy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include BambinoBecky . In UK It's Like That by Run-DMC vs Jason Nevins was in the top 5 hits. Deep Impact, directed by Mimi Leder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1998.

1997

Lost Paradise directed by Yoshimitsu Morita was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Gates. 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. It Takes A Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Padilla. In UK Dreamer by Livin' Joy was in the top 5 hits. Carrington, directed by Christopher Hampton, 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: 26 April 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Daniil Kvyat. 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 Hidden Life Of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1994.

1993

The Client by John Grisham was one of the best seller of 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fedx Gaming. In UK Deeply Dippy by Right Said Fred was in the top 5 hits. Lethal Ninja, directed by Yossi Wein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Give War A Chance by P. J. O'Rourke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Shahira Barry. In UK The One And Only by Chesney Hawkes was in the top 5 hits. Zandalee, directed by Sam Pillsbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Riley Voelkel. 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. Means Of Ascent by Robert A. Caro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Dae Sung (singer). 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. Wordstruck by Robert MacNeil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Romain Girouille. In that special week people in US were listening to Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston. Waaris, directed by Ravindra Peepat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers by Paul Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Rose. In UK La Isla Bonita by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Hot Pursuit, directed by Steven Lisberger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The Ladies Of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Lior Refaelov. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss by Prince. Killer Party, directed by William Fruet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Great Getty by Robert Lenzner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jemima Kirke. In UK Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears was in the top 5 hits. Aar Paar, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Carlos Condit. In that special week people in US were listening to Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins. The Bounty, directed by Roger Donaldson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Lord Of The Dance by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Lynch. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Doctor Detroit, directed by Michael Pressman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The F-Plan Diet by Audrey Eyton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1983.

1982

An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best seller of 1982.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1982.

1981

Century by Fred Mustard Stewart was one of the best seller of 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Channing Tatum. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. Friday the 13th, directed by Sean S. Cunningham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Brethren by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Ariane Brodier. In that special week people in US were listening to Heart Of Glass by Blondie. The Tin Drum, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Anna Mouglalis. 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 Final Conclave by Malachi Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Tom Welling. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. The Picture Show Man, directed by John Power, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Thurop Van Orman. In that special week people in US were listening to Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor. Montana Trap, directed by Peter Schamoni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Joey Jordison. In that special week people in US were listening to (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song by B.J. Thomas. The Day of the Locust, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Total Woman by Marabel Morgan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ivana Milicevic. In UK Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks was in the top 5 hits. Burr by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Mark Davis (basketball). 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 Best And The Brightest by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Sylvain Tesson. In UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. We Won't Grow Old Together, directed by Maurice Pialat, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1972.

1971

The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury was one of the best seller of 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Melania Trump. In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Taste the Blood of Dracula, directed by Peter Sasdy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Up The Organization by Robert Townsend was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Teresa Lewis. 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. The Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Daniela Nardini. 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. The Double Helix by James Watson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Kane (wrestler). In that special week people in US were listening to Somethin' Stupid by Nancy Sinatra. Five Golden Dragons, directed by Jeremy Summers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1967.

1966

Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best seller of 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Kevin James. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Brainstorm, directed by William Conrad, 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: 26 April 1965.

1964

Wind From The Carolinas by Robert Wilder was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Jet Li. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Follow Him by Little Peggy March. The Ordeal Of Power by Emmet John Hughes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Debra Wilson. In UK Wonderful Land by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. Maid for Murder, directed by Robert Asher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Fox In The Attic by Richard Hughes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Joan Chen. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaway by Del Shannon. The Beast of Yucca Flats, directed by Coleman Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roger Taylor (musician). In UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. May This House Be Safe From Tigers by Alexander King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include John Corabi. 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. The Middle Age Of Mrs. Eliot by Angus Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Giancarlo Esposito. In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. The Sheepman, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Private World Of Pablo Picasso by David Douglas Duncan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Julie Nihill. 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. Twilight For The Gods by Ernest Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1957.

1956

The Search For Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein was one of the best seller of 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1956.

1955

A Kid for Two Farthings directed by Carol Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1955.

1954

Men of the Fighting Lady directed by Andrew Marton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1954.

1953

Cry of the Hunted directed by Joseph H. Lewis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Spice Williams-Crosby. The Overcoat, directed by Alberto Lattuada, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The End Of The Affair by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1952.

1951

Out Of This World by Lowell Thomas Jr was one of the best seller of 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1951.

1950

The Pink House by Nelia Gardner White was one of the best seller of 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 April 1940.

1939

The Face at the Window directed by George King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 April 1932.

1929

The Black Watch directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 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: 26 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: 26 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: 26 April 1919.