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2017

Death Race 2050 directed by G.J. Echternkamp was one of the most viewed movies released in 2017.

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

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

A Call To Action by Jimmy Carter was one of the best seller of 2014.

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

2013

12th of Never by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2013.

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

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.

2009

He's Just Not That Into You directed by Ken Kwapis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. Jumper, directed by Doug Liman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. 7th Heaven by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro 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

6 Rainier Drive by Debbie Macomber was one of the best seller of 2006.

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

2005

Downfall directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 2005.

2004

Famous people born on this day include Jade and Erin Buckles. In UK Take Me To The Clouds Above by LMC vs U2 was in the top 5 hits. EuroTrip, directed by Jeff Schaffer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Absolute Friends by John le Carre 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

A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar 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. 1st to Die 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 I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden. Pitch Black, directed by David Twohy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice 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 You Don't Know Me by Armand Van Helden featuring Duane Harden was in the top 5 hits. Office Space, directed by Mike Judge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris 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. The Wedding Singer, directed by Frank Coraci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James 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 UK Where Do You Go by No Mercy was in the top 5 hits. Lost Highway, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health by Andrew Weil 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. The Quick and the Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook 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. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton 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 Deni Harrelson. In UK No Limit by 2 Unlimited was in the top 5 hits. Falling Down, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett 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 Rajiv Dhall. 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. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman 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. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani 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 UK Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor was in the top 5 hits. Revenge, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck 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 Alba Rico. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. The 'Burbs, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman 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 Charley Webb. 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. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan 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 Julia Bond. In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. Mannequin, directed by Michael Gottlieb, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins 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 Leandro dos Santos de Jesus. In that special week people in US were listening to Kyrie by Mr. Mister. The Hitcher, directed by Robert Harmon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick 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 Alexandria Hilfiger. In that special week people in US were listening to Careless Whisper by Wham!. Witness, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1985.

1984

Once Upon a Time in America directed by Sergio Leone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Kepler Pepe. In that special week people in US were listening to Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin. Glomdalsbruden, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin 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 Li Na (tennis). In that special week people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band. Death Wish II, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1982.

1981

A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone 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 Steve Blake. In UK Too Much Too Young (The Special AKA Live! EP) by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Mad Max, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson 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 UK Heart Of Glass by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester 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 Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye. In UK Take A Chance On Me by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Coming Home, directed by Hal Ashby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1978.

1977

Slap Shot directed by George Roy Hill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977.

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 Froso Spyrou. In that special week people in US were listening to Theme From S.W.A.T. by Rhythm Heritage. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal 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 Cindy Werley. In that special week people in US were listening to Best Of My Love by Eagles. Boss Nigger, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller 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 Ron Fox. 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. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan 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 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. In UK Blockbuster by The Sweet was in the top 5 hits. Walking Tall, directed by Phil Karlson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1973.

1972

Cabaret directed by Bob Fosse was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Rick Lyle. In UK My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was in the top 5 hits. Get Carter, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen 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 Ben Maruquin in Ventura. 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. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel 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 Brandon Wilson. In UK (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was in the top 5 hits. Play Dirty, directed by Andre De Toth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov 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 Brendan Rogers. In UK The Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Five Million Years to Earth, directed by Roy Ward Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Airport by Arthur Haile 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 Roman Fortin. In UK I'm A Believer by The Monkees was in the top 5 hits. The War Game, directed by Peter Watkins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1967.

1966

Harper directed by Jack Smight was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Brittany York. In UK I'll Never Find Another You by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Lord Jim, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles. The Fire Within, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop 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 Chase Masterson. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Like A Man by The 4 Seasons. How the West Was Won, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Sheila Cornell. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard 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. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1962.

1961

Gold of the Seven Saints directed by Gordon Douglas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961.

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 Robert Jaspert. 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. Act One by Moss Hart 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. Advise and Consent by Allen Drur 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 Michel Houellebecq. 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. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb 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 Connie Carpenter-Phinney. 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. A Hundred Hours To Suez by Robert Henriques was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1957.

1956

Doctor at Sea directed by Ralph Thomas was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

The Wages of Fear directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1955.

1954

The Glenn Miller Story directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

The Naked Spur directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1952.

1951

A Breath Of Air by Rumer Godden 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 US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bob Hite. The Three Caballeros, directed by Norman Ferguson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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

You Only Live Once directed by Fritz Lang 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 Whole Town's Talking directed by John Ford 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

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Godfrey Cambridge in New York City. Mystery of the Wax Museum, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933. Ann Vickers by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Serge Dureau. Wild Orchids, directed by Sidney Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books.
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

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Claude Parent. Othello, directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Georges-Paul Wagner. Seven Years Bad Luck, directed by Max Linder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1921.

1920

A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1920.

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

1919

Dangerous Days by Mary Roberts Rinehart was one of the best seller of 1919.

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

1918

Dere Mable by Edward Streeter was one of the best seller of 1918.

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

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.

1916

Just David by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1916.

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

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.

1914

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1914.

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

1913

Heart of the Hills by John Fox, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1913.

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

1912

A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best seller of 1912.

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

1911

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

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

1910

A Modern Chronicle by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1910.

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

1909

Katrine Elinor by Macartney Lane was one of the best seller of 1909.

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

1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1908.

1907

Satan Sanderson by Hallie Erminie Rives was one of the best seller of 1907.

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

1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

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

1905

Nedra George by Barr McCutcheon was one of the best seller of 1905.

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

1904

In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson was one of the best seller of 1904.

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

1903

Gordon Keith by Thomas Nelson Page was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson was one of the best seller of 1901.

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