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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to None by None. Incoming, directed by Eric Zaragoza, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2018.

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.

2014

I'Ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best seller of 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2014.

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.

2010

Just Wright directed by Sanaa Hamri was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2010.

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. Zapped by Carol Higgins Clark 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.

2006

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner was one of the best seller of 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2006.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Simply Liv. In that special week people in US were listening to Yeah! by Usher. Satan's Little Helper, directed by Jeff Lieberman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror by Richard A. Clarke 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 that special week people in US were listening to In Da Club by 50 Cent. Daddy Day Care, directed by Steve Carr, 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. Unfaithful, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Sterling Griffith. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. The Mummy Returns, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK Oops!... I Did It Again by Britney Spears was in the top 5 hits. Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Beowulf by Seamus Heaney 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. Kartoos, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Majors by John Feinstein 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 that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. Little Men, directed by Rodney Gibbons, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1998.

1997

The Fifth Element directed by Luc Besson 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. Downhill Willie, directed by David Mitchell, 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: 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. Couplehood by Paul Reiser 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. Clean Slate, directed by Mick Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Ryoma Takeuchi. In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, directed by Rob Cohen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Charms For The Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons was one of the best selling books.
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. Map of the Human Heart, directed by Vincent Ward, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Memories by Ralph Emery with Tom Carter 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 that special week people in US were listening to Baby Baby by Amy Grant. Yôkai hantâ: Hiruko, directed by Shin'ya Tsukamoto, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Aspen Gold by Janet Dailey 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. Short Time, directed by Gregg Champion, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Deception by Philip Roth 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. The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy 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. Salome's Last Dance, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Jessica Rose. 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. Destiny by Sally Beauman 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 UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Short Circuit, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Perfect Spy by John le Carré 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 that special week people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. Rustlers' Rhapsody, directed by Hugh Wilson, 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: 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. Hardbodies, directed by Mark Griffiths, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. Banker by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1983.

1982

A Green Desire by Anton Myrer was one of the best seller of 1982.

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

1981

Famous people born on this day include MS Dynamite. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates. The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Masquerade by Kit Williams was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). 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 Devil'S Alternative by Frederick Forsyth 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 UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. The Shape of Things to Come, directed by George McCowan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill 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. Sunset Cove, directed by Al Adamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Only Investment Guide You'Ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias 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 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. Majesty by Robert Lacey 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 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. The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh 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 UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Mandingo, directed by Richard Fleischer, 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. Plain Speaking by Merle Miller 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. Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman 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. Liza, directed by Marco Ferreri, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1972.

1971

Khrushchev Remembers by Nikita Khrushchev 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 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. The Inheritors by Harold Robbins 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. Pippi Longstocking, directed by Olle Hellbom, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Trouble With Lawyers by Murray Teigh Bloom 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Daniela Nardini. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. 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. Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Didier Gustin. 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. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Kevin James. In that special week people in US were listening to Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter by Herman's Hermits. Alphaville, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Funeral In Berlin by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Tim Jordan. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles. The Naked Kiss, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. When The Cheering Stopped by Gene Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jet Li. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. Final Verdict by Adela Rogers St. Johns 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 Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone 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. Parrish, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 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. My Wicked, Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn 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 UK Side Saddle by Russ Conway was in the top 5 hits. Hiroshima Mon Amour, directed by Alain Resnais, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Watch That Ends The Night by Hugh MacLennan 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. Thunder Road, directed by Arthur Ripley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. To Live Again by Catherine Marshall 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. Untamed Youth, directed by Howard W. Koch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Organization Man by William H. Whyte Jr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Patrick Chêne. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. The Harder They Fall, directed by Mark Robson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Search For Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein was one of the best selling books.
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

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Marc Daniel. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Johnny Guitar, directed by Nicholas Ray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Night Of The Hunter by Davis Grubb was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Nancy Lenehan. In UK She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Desert Rats, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. Always The Young Strangers by Carl Sandburg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1953.

1952

Forbidden Games directed by René Clément was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1952.

1951

Apache Drums directed by Hugo Fregonese was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Colt .45 directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1950.

1949

Red Stallion in the Rockies directed by Ralph Murphy 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

Heartbeat directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1946.

1945

Tarzan and the Amazons directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1945.

1944

Gaslight directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1944.

1943

Death Rides the Plains directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1943.

1942

The Spoilers directed by Ray Enright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1942.

1941

Sheriff of Tombstone directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1941.

1940

My Favorite Wife directed by Garson Kanin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Rose of Washington Square directed by Gregory Ratoff 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

Gunsmoke Ranch directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1937.

1936

It's Love Again directed by Victor Saville was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1936.

1935

The Informer directed by John Ford 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.

1929

The Squall directed by Alexander Korda 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.

1925

The Crackerjack directed by Charles Hines was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 April 1925.