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2016

Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2016.

2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles directed by Jonathan Liebesman was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

Kick-Ass 2 directed by Jeff Wadlow was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2012

The Awakening directed by Nick Murphy was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2012.

2010

Piranha directed by Alexandre Aja was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Inglourious Basterds directed by Quentin Tarantino was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Disturbia by Rihanna. Death Race, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Limits Of Power by Andrew Bacevich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2008.

2006

Accepted directed by Steve Pink 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 Don't Cha by The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes was in the top 5 hits. Four Brothers, directed by John Singleton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2005.

2004

Collateral directed by Michael Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2004.

2002

Mother India directed by Mehboob was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back directed by Kevin Smith 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Malak Watson. In that special week people in US were listening to Doesn't Really Matter by Janet. The Cell, directed by Tarsem Singh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Riptide by Catherine Coulter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2000.

1999

The Sixth Sense directed by M. Night Shyamalan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1998

Famous people born on this day include Kyle Exum. In UK No Matter What by Boyzone was in the top 5 hits. Blade, directed by Stephen Norrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Widow For One Year by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Dylan Boyack. In that special week people in US were listening to Mo Money, Mo Problems by The Notorious B.I.G.. Event Horizon, directed by Paul Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Fat Tuesday by Sandra Brown 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 Ready Or Not by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. She's the One, directed by Edward Burns, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Primary Colors by Anonymous 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 that special week people in US were listening to You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson. Desperado, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Insomnia by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1995.

1994

Natural Born Killers directed by Oliver Stone 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. The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Scorpio Illusion by Robert Ludlum 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. Single White Female, directed by Barbet Schroeder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Jewels by Danielle Steel 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. Barton Fink, directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Woody Allen by Eric Lax 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 that special week people in US were listening to If Wishes Came True by Sweet Sensation. Darkman, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Politics Of Rich And Poor by Kevin Phillips was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include James Harden. In that special week people in US were listening to Cold Hearted by Paula Abdul. Little Monsters, directed by Richard Alan Greenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Russia House by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
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 that special week people in US were listening to Monkey by George Michael. The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Thriving On Chaos by Tom Peters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1988.

1987

Dirty Dancing directed by Emile Ardolino was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Cassie (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Higher Love by Steve Winwood. Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. In Search Of The Trojan War by Michael Wood was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Christopher Mabee. In that special week people in US were listening to Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News. Teen Wolf, directed by Rod Daniel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Smart Women, Foolish Choices by Connell Cowan and Melvyn Kinder 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 I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, directed by W.D. Richter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Wired by Bob Woodward 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 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics. Fire and Ice, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Seduction Of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders 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 UK Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor was in the top 5 hits. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein 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 UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits. An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chris Pine. In UK The Winner Takes It All by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Murder In The White House by Margaret Truman 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 that special week people in US were listening to My Sharona by The Knack. Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Chesapeake by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1979.

1978

Eyes of Laura Mars directed by Irvin Kershner 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 UK Way Down by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Suspiria, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Dragons Of Eden by Carl Sagan 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 UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. Gator, directed by Burt Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson 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. The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Conversations With Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Kelvin Cato. In that special week people in US were listening to (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka. The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
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 UK Young Love by Donny Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Bang the Drum Slowly, directed by John Hancock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth 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 UK Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade was in the top 5 hits. Blacula, directed by William Crain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. George S. Kaufman by Howard Teichmann 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 Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey by Paul & Linda McCartney. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Ra Expeditions by Thor Heyerdahl 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 that special week people in US were listening to War by Edwin Starr. Lovers and Other Strangers, directed by Cy Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Wall Street Jungle by Richard Ney 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. Alice's Restaurant, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Iris Junik. In that special week people in US were listening to People Got To Be Free by The Rascals. Asterix le Gaulois, directed by Ray Goossens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Red Sky At Morning by Richard Bradford 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 that special week people in US were listening to Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry. The Trip, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Night Falls On The City by Sarah Gainham 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 Sunshine Superman by Donovan. Alfie, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Flying Saucers -- Serious Business by Frank Edwards was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Jon Hensley. In that special week people in US were listening to Help! by The Beatles. That Funny Feeling, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Night Of Camp David by Fletcher Knebel was one of the best selling books.
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. A Hard Day's Night, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Tribute To John F. Kennedy by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include David Byas. In UK Sweets For My Sweet by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook, 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 UK I Remember You by Frank Ifield was in the top 5 hits. Kid Galahad, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. One Man'S Freedom by Edward Bennett Williams 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 UK Johnny Remember Me by John Leyton was in the top 5 hits. Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Last Of The Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart 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 UK Apache by The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Three Bells by The Browns. Last Train from Gun Hill, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Great Imposter by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1959.

1958

Inside Russia Today by John Gunther was one of the best seller of 1958.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Juergen Hoppmann. In that special week people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. A Man Escaped, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Shawn Maxwell. In UK Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. War and Peace, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Graham Riddick. In that special week people in US were listening to The Yellow Rose Of Texas by Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. No Time For Sergeants by Mac Hyman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Tony Morley. In UK Three Coins In The Fountain by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. The Egyptian, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Madame De Pompadour by Nancy Mitford was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Annamaria Rizzoli. In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. The Cruel Sea, directed by Charles Frend, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Jeter. The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1952.

1951

St. Benny the Dip directed by Edgar G. Ulmer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

No Way Out directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Madame Bovary directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Rope directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Shoeshine directed by Vittorio De Sica was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Brief Encounter directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Love Letters directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1943

The Seventh Victim directed by Mark Robson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

The Talk of the Town directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

The Little Foxes directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

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

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

1939

5th Ave Girl directed by Gregory La Cava was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

You Can't Take It with You directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Dead End directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Romeo and Juliet directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Broadway Melody of 1936 directed by Roy Del Ruth was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1935.

1934

Treasure Island directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Dinner at Eight directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

Love Me Tonight directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

1931

Street Scene directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

Abraham Lincoln directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1930.

1929

Hallelujah! directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1928

The Mysterious Lady directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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

1927

Underworld directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1927.

1926

Beau Geste directed by Herbert Brenon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1926.

1925

The Merry Widow directed by Erich von Stroheim was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1924

Monsieur Beaucaire directed by Sidney Olcott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1924.

1923

Hollywood directed by James Cruze was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1923.

1922

Blood and Sand directed by Fred Niblo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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

1920

The Penalty directed by Wallace Worsley was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

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

1919

The Mother and the Law directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

1918

Mickey directed by F. Richard Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1918.

1916

The Devil's Needle directed by Chester Withey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1916.

1914

A Florida Enchantment directed by Sidney Drew was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1914.

1913

The Last Days of Pompeii directed by Mario Caserini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1913.

1910

The White Slave Trade directed by August Blom was one of the most viewed movies released in 1910.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1910.