August 26

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2017

Lady Bird directed by Greta Gerwig was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2017.

2015

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials directed by Wes Ball was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2015.

2014

Nightcrawler directed by Dan Gilroy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

Begin Again directed by John Carney was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2013.

2011

A Dangerous Method directed by David Cronenberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Never Let Me Go directed by Mark Romanek was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

All About Steve directed by Phil Traill was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2007

Michael Clayton directed by Tony Gilroy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

The Queen directed by Stephen Frears was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

Famous people born on this day include Aiden Lovekamp. In UK You're Beautiful by James Blunt was in the top 5 hits. Capote, directed by Bennett Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2005.

2003

The Dreamers directed by Bernardo Bertolucci was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2003.

2002

White Oleander directed by Peter Kosminsky was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2002.

2001

Lovely & Amazing directed by Nicole Holofcener was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

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

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Malak Watson. In UK 7 Days by Craig David was in the top 5 hits. Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2000.

1999

The Bone Collector directed by Phillip Noyce was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1999.

1998

Quite A Year For Plums by Bailey White was one of the best seller of 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Dylan Boyack. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. The Game, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Executive Orders by Tom Clanc was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Luke Siperly. In UK Wannabe by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. Sling Blade, directed by Billy Bob Thornton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Abdulrahman al-Awlaki. In UK Never Forget by Take That was in the top 5 hits. Mighty Aphrodite, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1995.

1994

Milk Money directed by Richard Benjamin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Keke Palmer. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. Three Colors: Blue, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Care Of The Soul by Thomas Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hayley Amber Hasselhoff. In UK Rhythm Is A Dancer by Snap! was in the top 5 hits. The Crying Game, directed by Neil Jordan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Dylan O'Brien. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, directed by Rachel Talalay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Texas! Sage by Sandra Brown was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Lil' Chris. In UK Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme was in the top 5 hits. The Hot Spot, directed by Dennis Hopper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1990.

1989

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best seller of 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tori Black. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. Eight Men Out, directed by John Sayles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Ragman'S Son by Kirk Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Riley Steele. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. The Dead, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Spycatcher by Peter Wright was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1987.

1986

Slaves Of New York by Tama Janowitz was one of the best seller of 1986.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Christopher Mabee. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Jagged Edge, directed by Richard Marquand, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Jérémy Clément. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. Bolero, directed by John Derek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Miko by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Elisabeth Jordan. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Deathstalker, directed by James Sbardellati, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Ascent Into Hell by Andrew M. Greeley was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Kezia Noble. In that special week people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. Querelle, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Christina Cindrich. In that special week people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. They All Laughed, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Chris Pine. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Resurrection, directed by Daniel Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Donahue by Phil Donahue was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Bianca Allaine Barnett. In UK I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats was in the top 5 hits. Home Movies, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1979.

1978

Fairy Tales directed by Harry Hurwitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Therese Alshammar. In that special week people in US were listening to Best Of My Love by The Emotions. September 30, 1955, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sébastien Vieilledent. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John. Agent In Place by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Morgan Ensberg. In UK I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) by The Stylistics was in the top 5 hits. Framed, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1975.

1974

The Cia And The Cult Of Intelligence by Victor Marchetti and John D. Marks was one of the best seller of 1974.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeannette Bougrab. In that special week people in US were listening to Brother Louie by Stories. Detroit 9000, directed by Arthur Marks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Sovereign State Of Itt by Anthony Sampson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Risacher. In that special week people in US were listening to Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass. Chloe in the Afternoon, directed by Éric Rohmer, 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 August 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Thalía (Mexican entertainer). In that special week people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. The Nightcomers, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Drifters by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Melissa McCarthy. In UK The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter, directed by Yasuharu Hasebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Adrian Young. In that special week people in US were listening to Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones. Marlowe, directed by Paul Bogart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Iris Junik. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. Rachel, Rachel, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Heaven Help Us! by Herbert Tarr was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Sasha Djordjevic. In UK San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) by Scott Mckenzie was in the top 5 hits. The Gruesome Twosome, directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. A Night Of Watching by Elliott Arnold was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Shirley Manson. In that special week people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful. Texas, Adios, directed by Ferdinando Baldi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Kremlin Letter by Noel Behn was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1966.

1965

Billie directed by Don Weis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Valérie Karsenti. In UK Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. King & Country, directed by Joseph Losey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include David Byas. In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. The V.I.P.s, directed by Anthony Asquith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. My Darling Clementine by Jack Fishman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Tariq Ramadan. In that special week people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Little Eva. The 300 Spartans, directed by Rudolph Maté, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. In The Clearing by Robert Frost was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Daniel Lévi. In that special week people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. Last Year at Marienbad, directed by Alain Resnais, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eric Fottorino. In that special week people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley. The Conscience Of A Conservative by Barry Goldwater was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Stan Van Gundy. In UK Living Doll by Cliff Richard & The Drifters was in the top 5 hits. General Della Rovere, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Tents Of Wickedness by Peter De Vries was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Zlatko Vujović. In UK All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Night of the Blood Beast, directed by Bernard L. Kowalski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. How To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By Yourself by Robert Paul Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Juergen Hoppmann. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Pawnee, directed by George Waggner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Take My Life by Eddie Cantor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1957.

1956

Bus Stop directed by Joshua Logan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

Famous people born on this day include Graham Riddick. In UK Rose Marie by Slim Whitman was in the top 5 hits. The Left Hand of God, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Why Johnny Can'T Read by Rudolf Franz Flesch was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1955.

1954

Private Hell 36 directed by Don Siegel was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

Cat-Women of the Moon directed by Arthur Hilton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Michael Jeter. One Minute to Zero, directed by Tay Garnett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1952.

1951

People Will Talk directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Union Station directed by Rudolph Maté was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Task Force directed by Delmer Daves was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1949.

1948

Macbeth directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1948.

1947

Dark Passage directed by Delmer Daves was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1947.

1946

If I'm Lucky directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

State Fair directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Arsenic and Old Lace directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Sahara directed by Zoltan Korda was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

Counter-Espionage directed by Edward Dmytryk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

Bad Man of Deadwood directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

Boom Town directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes directed by Alfred L. Werker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1939.

1938

Three Loves Has Nancy directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1938.

1937

Bulldog Drummond Comes Back directed by Louis King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

As You Like It directed by Paul Czinner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1934

Chained directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1934.

1933

Beauty for Sale directed by Richard Boleslawski was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1933.

1931

Bombs Over Monte Carlo directed by Hanns Schwarz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1931.

1929

Our Modern Maidens directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1929.

1928

Our Dancing Daughters directed by Harry Beaumont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1928.

1922

Flesh and Blood directed by Irving Cummings was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1922.

1920

Sumurun directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1920.