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2018

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L?Engle was one of the best seller of 2018.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 2018.

2016

The Witch directed by Robert Eggers was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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

2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service directed by Matthew Vaughn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2012

Wanderlust directed by David Wain was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

L'argent directed by Marcel L'Herbier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Le silence de la mer directed by Jean-Pierre Melville was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In UK Now You're Gone by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz was in the top 5 hits. Jumper, directed by Doug Liman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 2008.

2007

Bridge to Terabithia directed by Gabor Csupo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter was one of the best seller of 2006.

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

2004

Famous people born on this day include Brooke Kosinski. In that special week people in US were listening to Yeah! by Usher. EuroTrip, directed by Jeff Schaffer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Dude by Michael Moore was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 2004.

2003

Old School directed by Todd Phillips was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

One Door Away From Heaven by Dean Koontz was one of the best seller of 2002.

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

2001

Famous people born on this day include Leah Roga. In UK Whole Again by Atomic Kitten was in the top 5 hits. Sweet November, directed by Pat O'Connor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Roses Are Red by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alexa Ilacad. In that special week people in US were listening to Amazed by Lonestar. Pitch Black, directed by David Twohy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Mikey Fusco. In UK Baby One More Time by Britney Spears was in the top 5 hits. Office Space, directed by Mike Judge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Seize The Night by Dean Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Lex I. In that special week people in US were listening to My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion. Sphere, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Alfredo Martinez. In that special week people in US were listening to Wannabe by The Spice Girls. Lost Highway, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Silent Witness by Richard North Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1997.

1996

Bottle Rocket directed by Wes Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Tristam . In UK Think Twice by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. Billy Madison, directed by Tamra Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Always A Reckoning by Jimmy Carter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Creason Carbo Moss. In that special week people in US were listening to The Power Of Love by Celine Dion. Reality Bites, directed by Ben Stiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Accident by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Taylor Dooley. In that special week people in US were listening to A Whole New World by Peabo Bryson & Regina Bell. Falling Down, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Degree Of Guilt by Richard North Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ai Shinozaki (gravure idol). In UK Stay by Shakespear's Sister was in the top 5 hits. Wayne's World, directed by Penelope Spheeris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Molly Ivins Can'T Say That by Molly Ivins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include CL (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to All The Man That I Need by Whitney Houston. The Doors, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Powershift by Alvin Toffler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Marco Esparza. In that special week people in US were listening to Escapade by Janet Jackson. Revenge, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Great And Secret Show by Clive Barker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Gabriel Obertan. In that special week people in US were listening to Lost In Your Eyes by Debbie Gibson. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, directed by Stephen Herek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Storming Intrepid by Payne Harrison was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Antonella Roccuzzo. In UK I Should Be So Lucky by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Bloodsport, directed by Newt Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Cat Who Came For Christmas by Cleveland Amory was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Jin Hiramaki. In UK I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by George Michael & Aretha Franklin was in the top 5 hits. Mannequin, directed by Michael Gottlieb, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Flight Of The Intruder by Stephen Coonts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Teresa Palmer. In UK When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) by Billy Ocean was in the top 5 hits. The Hitcher, directed by Robert Harmon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Fringes Of Power by John Colville was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Fernando Llorente. In UK I Know Him So Well by Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson was in the top 5 hits. Witness, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Love And War by John Jakes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Beren Saat. In UK 99 Red Balloons by Nena was in the top 5 hits. Once Upon a Time in America, directed by Sergio Leone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Nerve Endings by William Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Pepe (footballer born 1983). In UK Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler was in the top 5 hits. Glomdalsbruden, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Nate Ruess. In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits. Death Wish II, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Green Desire by Anton Myrer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1982.

1981

Congo by Michael Crichton was one of the best seller of 1981.

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

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rika Ishii. In that special week people in US were listening to Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. Mad Max, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Memories Of Another Day by Harold Robbins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Corinne Bailey Rae. In that special week people in US were listening to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, 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 February 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include John Carey (dancer). In that special week people in US were listening to (Love Is) Thicker Than Water by Andy Gibb. Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Greg Rikaart. In UK Chanson D'Amour by The Manhattan Transfer was in the top 5 hits. Slap Shot, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chad Urmston. In UK December '63 by The Four Seasons was in the top 5 hits. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Virginie Hocq. In UK January by Pilot was in the top 5 hits. The Stepford Wives, directed by Bryan Forbes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. All Things Bright And Beautiful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sébastien Loeb. In that special week people in US were listening to Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks. Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Antonio de la Rúa. In that special week people in US were listening to Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack. Charlotte's Web, directed by Charles Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Joy Of Sex by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Bertrand Vecten. In that special week people in US were listening to Without You by Nilsson. Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Erykah Badu. In UK Baby Jump by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. Get Carter, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Predrag Danilovic. In that special week people in US were listening to Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. Au Hasard Balthazar, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Love And Will by Rollo May was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Steve Agee. In that special week people in US were listening to Everyday People by Sly & the Family Stone. Play Dirty, directed by Andre De Toth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Force 10 From Navarone by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tim Commerford. In that special week people in US were listening to Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra. Five Million Years to Earth, directed by Roy Ward Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Currie Graham. In that special week people in US were listening to Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones. The War Game, directed by Peter Watkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Mask Of Apollo by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Najwa Karam. In that special week people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler. Harper, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Lockwood Concern by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Anicka Rodman. In UK It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. Lord Jim, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Mark Dacascos. In UK Needles And Pins by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. The Fire Within, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. Confessions Of An Advertising Man by David Ogilvy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nacho Cano. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like A Man by The 4 Seasons. The Trial, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. On TV people were watching Schwäbische Geschichten.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Atiq Rahimi. In UK Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Walk on the Wild Side, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Virginie Lemoine. In UK Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Gold of the Seven Saints, directed by Gordon Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Fate Is The Hunter by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lorenzo Saba. In that special week people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. Sink the Bismarck!, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Status Seekers by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Rolando Blackman. In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits. The Journey, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Twixt Twelve And Twenty by Pat Boone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Greg Germann. In that special week people in US were listening to Get A Job by The Silhouettes. The Brothers Karamazov, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Hervé Giraud. In UK The Garden Of Eden by Frankie Vaughan was in the top 5 hits. The Incredible Shrinking Man, directed by Jack Arnold, 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 February 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Michel Houellebecq. In UK It's Almost Tomorrow by The Dreamweavers was in the top 5 hits. Doctor at Sea, directed by Ralph Thomas, 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 February 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Eugène Savitzkaya. In UK Give Me Your Word by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. The Wages of Fear, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Admiral Kimmel'S Story by Husband E. Kimmel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In UK I See The Moon by The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. The Glenn Miller Story, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Death Of Kings by Charles Wertenbaker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Michael Bolton. In UK Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes by Perry Como & The Ramblers was in the top 5 hits. The Naked Spur, directed by Anthony Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Enrico Coveri. Love Is Better Than Ever, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1952.

1951

The Riddle Of Macarthur by John Gunther was one of the best seller of 1951.

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

1950

Stage Fright directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Caught directed by Max Opuls was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Le Corbeau: The Raven directed by Henri Georges Clouzot was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

The Sea of Grass directed by Elia Kazan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Rome, Open City directed by Roberto Rossellini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

The Three Caballeros directed by Norman Ferguson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Passage to Marseille directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Journey Into Fear directed by Norman Foster was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

Roxie Hart directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

The Lady Eve directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

The Baker's Wife directed by Marcel Pagnol was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Stagecoach directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

A Yank at Oxford directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

The Good Earth directed by Sidney Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Follow the Fleet directed by Mark Sandrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

The Little Colonel directed by David Butler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

It Happened One Night directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Mystery of the Wax Museum directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

Murders in the Rue Morgue directed by Robert Florey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

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

1931

The Adventures of Prince Achmed directed by Lotte Reiniger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

City Girl directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1929

Wild Orchids directed by Sidney Franklin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1928

A Girl in Every Port directed by Howard Hawks was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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

1927

It directed by Clarence G. Badger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

La bohème directed by King Vidor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

Lady of the Night directed by Monta Bell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1924

America directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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

1923

Othello directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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

1922

Moran of the Lady Letty directed by George Melford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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

1921

Seven Years Bad Luck directed by Max Linder was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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

1917

A Girl's Folly directed by Maurice Tourneur was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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

1915

The Birth of a Nation directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

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