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2018

Battle Drone directed by Mitch Gould was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

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

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). In that special week people in US were listening to Love Yourself by Justin Bieber. London Has Fallen, directed by Babak Najafi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 2016.

2015

Landmine Goes Click directed by Levan Bakhia was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Creep directed by Patrick Brice was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2012

About Cherry directed by Stephen Elliott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene was one of the best seller of 2011.

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

2010

Remember Me directed by Allen Coulter 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 that special week people in US were listening to Low by Flo Rida. 21, directed by Robert Luketic, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. World Without End by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 2008.

2007

Wild Hogs directed by Walt Becker was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

American Dreamz directed by Paul Weitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2004

Famous people born on this day include Brooke Kosinski. In UK Take Me To The Clouds Above by LMC vs U2 was in the top 5 hits. See This Movie, directed by David M. Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. Blindsided by Richard M. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 2004.

2003

Paradise Found directed by Mario Andreacchio was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

Famous people born on this day include Herrin Twins. In UK Hero by Enrique Iglesias was in the top 5 hits. All About the Benjamins, directed by Kevin Bray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Leah Roga. In that special week people in US were listening to Stutter by Joe. The Mexican, directed by Gore Verbinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Alexa Ilacad. In UK Rise by Gabrielle was in the top 5 hits. A Place in the Sun, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen 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 When The Going Gets Tough by Boyzone was in the top 5 hits. Cruel Intentions, directed by Roger Kumble, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The Testament by John Grisham 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 Nice & Slow by Usher. U.S. Marshals, directed by Stuart Baird, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer 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. Traveller, directed by Jack N. Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1997.

1996

Bloodsport 2 directed by Alan Mehrez 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. When Night Is Falling, directed by Patricia Rozema, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Death Of Common Sense by Philip K. Howard 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. The Last Seduction, directed by John Dahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Smilla'S Sense Of Snow by Peter Hoeg 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 UK No Limit by 2 Unlimited was in the top 5 hits. Swing Kids, directed by Thomas Carter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Mixed Blessings by Danielle Steel 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. Diên Biên Phú, directed by Pierre Schoendoerffer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Maus Ii by Art Spiegelman 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 Hard Way, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Middle Passage by Charles Johnson 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. The Hunt for Red October, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. The Second World War by John Keegan 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 Straight Up by Paula Abdul. Scandal, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Anything For Billy by Larry McMurtry 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 that special week people in US were listening to Father Figure by George Michael. Slaughterhouse Rock, directed by Dimitri Logothetis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Mortal Fear by Robin Cook 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. Lethal Weapon, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Echoes In The Darkness by Joseph Wambaugh 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 that special week people in US were listening to How Will I Know by Whitney Houston. Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation, directed by Dale Schott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Cyclops by Clive Cussler 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 that special week people in US were listening to Careless Whisper by Wham!. Mask, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Pieces Of My Mind by Andrew A. Rooney 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 that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Van Halen. This Is Spinal Tap, directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Lines And Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh 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 Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. Tender Mercies, directed by Bruce Beresford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. And More By Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney 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 that special week people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band. Diner, directed by Barry Levinson, 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 February 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Maria Sansone. In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits. All Night Long, directed by Jean-Claude Tramont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Manchu by Robert Elegant was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). 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. Death Ship, directed by Alvin Rakoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut 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. Norma Rae, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee 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 Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees. Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, directed by Woo-Ping Yuen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Daniel Martin by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1978.

1977

Ceremony Of The Innocent by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best seller of 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 Chad Urmston. In UK December '63 by The Four Seasons was in the top 5 hits. To the Devil a Daughter, directed by Peter Sykes, 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 February 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Virginie Hocq. In UK January by Pilot was in the top 5 hits. Deep Red, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Harlequin by Morris West 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 The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand. Billy Two Hats, directed by Ted Kotcheff, 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 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. Themroc, directed by Claude Faraldo, 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 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. Brother Sun, Sister Moon, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. The Moon'S A Balloon by David Niven 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. How to Frame a Figg, directed by Alan Rafkin, 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 UK Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows) by Edison Lighthouse was in the top 5 hits. Loving, directed by Irvin Kershner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Mr. Sammlers Planet by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1970.

1969

On Reflection by Helen Hayes and Sandford Dody was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). 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. Day of the Evil Gun, directed by Jerry Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott 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 Kind Of A Drag by The Buckinghams. The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Arrogance Of Power by James William Fulbright 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 UK These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. The Group, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Rabbi by Noah Gordon 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 that special week people in US were listening to This Diamond Ring by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. The Sound of Music, directed by Robert Wise, 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles. Kissin' Cousins, directed by Gene Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. My Years With General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Nacho Cano. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Paula by Paul and Paula. The Courtship of Eddie's Father, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Atiq Rahimi. In that special week people in US were listening to Duke Of Earl by Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler). Ring of Terror, directed by Clark L. Paylow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Twilight Of Honor by Al Dewlen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1962.

1961

The Nylon Pirates by Nicholas Monsarrat was one of the best seller of 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 Lorenzo Saba. In that special week people in US were listening to The Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith. Home from the Hill, directed by Vincente Minnelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Poor No More by Robert Ruark 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 Hangman, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1959.

1958

Below The Salt by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best seller of 1958.

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

1957

Much Ado About Me by Fred Allen was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Michel Houellebecq. In that special week people in US were listening to The Great Pretender by The Platters. The Killer Is Loose, directed by Budd Boetticher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Edge Of The Sea by Rachel Carson 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 Softly Softly by Ruby Murray was in the top 5 hits. The Prodigal, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1955.

1954

The Naked Jungle directed by Byron Haskin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

Battle Circus directed by Richard Brooks 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 (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Enrico Coveri. Something to Live For, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Closing The Ring by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 February 1952.

1951

Mr. Imperium directed by Don Hartman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Borderline directed by William A. Seiter was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Edward, My Son directed by George Cukor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

The Naked City directed by Jules Dassin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

The Two Mrs. Carrolls directed by Peter Godfrey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Sentimental Journey directed by Walter Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

High Powered directed by William Berke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Frontier Outlaws directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

Black Dragons directed by William Nigh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

The Ghost Train directed by Walter Forde was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

The House of the Seven Gables directed by Joe May was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Murder in the Night directed by Norman Lee was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Mad About Music directed by Norman Taurog was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Trouble in Texas directed by Robert N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Little Lord Fauntleroy directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

The Riverside Murder directed by Albert Parker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

Heat Lightning directed by Mervyn LeRoy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Oliver Twist directed by William J. Cowen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1931

The Drums of Jeopardy directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

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.

1926

Dancing Mothers directed by Herbert Brenon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1921

The Old Swimmin' Hole directed by Joseph De Grasse was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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

1919

Yankee Doodle in Berlin directed by F. Richard Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

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.