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2017

Oh, the Places You?ll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

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.

2015

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. directed by Guy Ritchie was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

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.

2011

The Cremator directed by Juraj Herz was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

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

Death Race directed by Paul W.S. Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 2008.

2007

3:10 to Yuma directed by James Mangold was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

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 You're Beautiful by James Blunt was in the top 5 hits. Four Brothers, directed by John Singleton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005. Sharing Good Times by Jimmy Carter 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.

2003

S.W.A.T. directed by Clark Johnson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

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. The Cell, directed by Tarsem Singh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer 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. Now You See Her by Linda Howard 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. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko 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. She's the One, directed by Edward Burns, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Say You Love Me by Johanna Lindsey 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 Kiss From A Rose by Seal. Desperado, directed by Robert Rodriguez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Belgarath The Sorcerer by David and Leigh Eddings 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 UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. The Talismans Of Shannara by Terry Brooks 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 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. Hideaway by Dean R. Koontz 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 that special week people in US were listening to (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams. Barton Fink, directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1991.

1990

The Witches directed by Nicolas Roeg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1990.

1989

Little Monsters directed by Richard Alan Greenberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 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 Princess Maria Laura of Belgium. In UK The Only Way Is Up by Yazz & The Plastic Population was in the top 5 hits. The Big Blue, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy 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 Juan Joseph. In UK La Bamba by Los Lobos was in the top 5 hits. Dirty Dancing, directed by Emile Ardolino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Crystal Woman by Lynn V. Andrews was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Cassie. In that special week people in US were listening to Higher Love by Steve Winwood. The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Enter Talking by Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman 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 David Price. In UK Into The Groove by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Teen Wolf, directed by Rod Daniel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk 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 Loaded Lux. In UK Careless Whisper by George Michael 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. Him With His Foot In His Mouth And Other Stories by Saul Bellow 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 Felix Porteiro. In that special week people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. Fire and Ice, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen 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 David Long. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Twice Shy by Dick Francis 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 Coleen Clancy. In that special week people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross. An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Theory Z by William G. Ouchi 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 Macaulay Culkin American actor (Home Alone. In that special week people in US were listening to Sailing by Christopher Cross. Smokey and the Bandit II, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. White House Years by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1980.

1979

Life of Brian directed by Terry Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979.

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 that special week people in US were listening to Best Of My Love by The Emotions. Suspiria, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. To Jerusalem And Back by Saul Bellow 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 Carey Tally. In that special week people in US were listening to Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John. Gator, directed by Burt Reynolds, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Memoirs by Tennessee Williams 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 Shea Seals. In that special week people in US were listening to Get Down Tonight by K.C and the Sunshine Band. The Land That Time Forgot, directed by Kevin Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone 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 Freddie Scott. 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. Come Nineveh, Come Tyre by Allen Drury 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 Barret Robbins. In UK I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) by Gary Glitter 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 Making Of The President 1972 by Theodore H. White 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 Sherell Ford. In that special week people in US were listening to Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass. Blacula, directed by William Crain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Savage God by A. Alvarez 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 Jocelyn Borgella. In that special week people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Shadow Of The Lynx by Victoria Holt 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 Jacco Eltingh. In UK The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Soldier Blue, directed by Ralph Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1970.

1969

Alice's Restaurant directed by Arthur Penn was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

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 Courtney Hall. In UK Mony Mony by Tommy James & The Shondells was in the top 5 hits. Hang 'Em High, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Right People by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1968.

1967

The Trip directed by Roger Corman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Avner Ben-Gal. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. Fantastic Voyage, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Boston Strangler by Gerald Frank 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 John Hensley. In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. That Funny Feeling, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. Catherine The Great by Zoe Oldenbourg 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 Dave Boyes. 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. Convention by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II 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 Ludger Beerbaum. In that special week people in US were listening to My Boyfriend's Back by The Angels. Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Confessions Of An Advertising Man by David Ogilvy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1963.

1962

Kid Galahad directed by Phil Karlson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Olander. In that special week people in US were listening to Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Matter Of Life And Death by Virgilia Peterson 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 Wanda De Jesus. In that special week people in US were listening to It's Now Or Never by Elvis Presley. G.I. Blues, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward 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 Jim Rutledge. In that special week people in US were listening to The Three Bells by The Browns. The Tingler, directed by William Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1959.

1958

San Francisco Bay by Harold Gilliam 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 Dr Alban. In UK All Shook Up by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. A Man Escaped, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Water, Water Everywhere by Emily Kimbrough 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 Maxwell Anderson. 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. Don't Go Near the Water by William Brinkle 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 Didier-Georges Gabily. In that special week people in US were listening to (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Silver Leopard by F. Van Wyck Mason 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 Michael Chetwood. In UK Cara Mia by David Whitfield With Mantovani & His Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. The Egyptian, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Wicked Pavilion by Dawn Powell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1954.

1953

The Cruel Sea directed by Charles Frend 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Kinsella. The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Melville Goodwin, Usa by John Marquand was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1952.

1951

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse directed by Fritz Lang 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

Red River directed by Howard Hawks 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.

1944

The Green Years by A. J. Cronin was one of the best seller of 1944.

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

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

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joe H Engle in Abilene. Love Me Tonight, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. The Sheltered Life by Ellen Glasgow was one of the best selling books.
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 US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Naim Kattan. The Mysterious Lady, directed by Fred Niblo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
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

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lazar Nikolov. Blood and Sand, directed by Fred Niblo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1922.

1921

The Mysterious Rider by Zane Gre was one of the best seller of 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1921.

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brant Parker. The Penalty, directed by Wallace Worsley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. The Man of the Forest by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
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

Shifting Sands directed by Albert Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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

1917

The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1917.

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.

1915

The Turmoil by Booth Tarkington was one of the best seller of 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1915.

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.

1912

The Winning of Barbara Worth by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1912.

1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1911.

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.

1909

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1909.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1909.

1907

The Lady of the Decoration by Frances Little was one of the best seller of 1907.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1907.

1906

Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1906.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1906.

1905

Sandy Alice by Hegan Rice was one of the best seller of 1905.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1905.

1904

The Maquerader by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1904.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1904.

1903

The Pit by Frank Norris was one of the best seller of 1903.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1903.

1902

The Right of Way by Gilbert Parker was one of the best seller of 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1902.

1901

The Visits of Elizabeth by Elinor Glyn was one of the best seller of 1901.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 August 1901.