January 26

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2018

Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

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

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat). In that special week people in US were listening to Sorry by Justin Bieber. The Choice, directed by Ross Katz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. 13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 2016.

2015

Home Sweet Hell directed by Anthony Burns was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Barefoot directed by Andrew Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2012

The Samaritan directed by David Weaver was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

Decision Points by George W. Bush was one of the best seller of 2011.

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

2010

Valentine's Day directed by Garry Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paul the Octopus . 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. An Inconvenient Book by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 2008.

2007

Prey directed by Darrell Roodt was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

Firewall directed by Richard Loncraine was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2004

Famous people born on this day include Addison Riecke. In UK Mad World by Michael Andrews featuring Gary Jules was in the top 5 hits. 50 First Dates, directed by Peter Segal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 2004.

2003

Famous people born on this day include Sapphire . In UK Sound Of The Underground by Girls Aloud was in the top 5 hits. I'm Not Scared, directed by Gabriele Salvatores, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. The Summons by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 2003.

2002

Collateral Damage directed by Andrew Davis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Valentine directed by Jamie Blanks was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Tatiana Ringsby. In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Boiler Room, directed by Ben Younger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Lion'S Game by Nelson DeMille was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 2000.

1999

Payback directed by Brian Helgeland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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

1998

The Man in the Iron Mask directed by William Richert was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Ieva Gaile. In UK Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big) by Tori Amos was in the top 5 hits. Absolute Power, directed by Clint Eastwood, 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 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include IM (rapper). In that special week people in US were listening to One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. White Squall, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. It Takes A Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Oli White. In that special week people in US were listening to Creep by TLC. Project: Metalbeast, directed by Alessandro De Gaetano, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Kiss The Girls by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1995.

1994

Sirens directed by John Duigan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Cameron Bright. In that special week people in US were listening to I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. The Vanishing, directed by George Sluizer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sasha Banks. In that special week people in US were listening to All 4 Love by Color Me Badd. Medicine Man, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Manti Te'o. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time by Surface. Operation Condor, directed by Jackie Chan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Patrimony by Philip Roth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Peter Sagan. In UK Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Grand Slam, directed by Giuliano Montaldo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Emily Hughes. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. True Love, directed by Nancy Savoca, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Alaska by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Henry Spink. In that special week people in US were listening to Need You Tonight by INXS. She's Having a Baby, directed by John Hughes, 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 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Sebastian Giovinco. In UK Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson was in the top 5 hits. Beyond Therapy, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Eléonore Boccara. In that special week people in US were listening to That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends. Lady Jane, directed by Trevor Nunn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Mads Ibenfeldt. In that special week people in US were listening to Like A Virgin by Madonna. Mischief, directed by Mel Damski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Layla Kayleigh. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. Reckless, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Hong Kong (China). In that special week people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. Videodrome, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Arnaud Hybois. In that special week people in US were listening to I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Personal Best, directed by Robert Towne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1982.

1981

Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey was one of the best seller of 1981.

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

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Ertuğrul Arslan. In that special week people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. Inferno, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Sara Rue. In that special week people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Nurse by Peggy Anderson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Andrés Torres. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. The One and Only, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Vince Carter. In that special week people in US were listening to Car Wash by Rose Royce. Suspiria, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Hite Report On Male Sexuality by Shere Hite was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gilles Marini. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Frankie Rayder. In that special week people in US were listening to Please Mr. Postman by Carpenters. Report to the Commissioner, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Dogs Of War by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chris Hesse. In that special week people in US were listening to You're Sixteen by Ringo Starr. Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Melvil Poupaud. In UK Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Steelyard Blues, directed by Alan Myerson, 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 January 1973.

1972

The Defense Never Rests by F. Lee Bailey was one of the best seller of 1972.

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

1971

Famous people born on this day include Dorian Gregory. 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. Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Alessandra Sensini. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. Start the Revolution Without Me, directed by Bud Yorkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Present At The Creation by Dean Acheson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1970.

1969

Force 10 From Navarone by Alistair MacLean was one of the best seller of 1969.

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

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Reggie Jordan. In UK Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter, directed by Saul Swimmer, 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 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Jean-Paul Rouve. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. The Spy in the Green Hat, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Jury Returns by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Kazushige Nagashima. In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Ugly Dachshund, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Randy Allen. In that special week people in US were listening to Downtown by Petula Clark. Gumnaam, directed by Raja Nawathe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1965.

1964

The American Way Of Death by Jessica Mitford was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include José Mourinho. In that special week people in US were listening to Walk Right In by The Rooftop Singers. Ophélia, directed by Claude Chabrol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Anna LaCazio. In UK The Young Ones by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Crosstrap, directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1962.

1961

The Snake Has All The Lines by Jean Kerr was one of the best seller of 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pascal Dolique. In that special week people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston. Visit to a Small Planet, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. The Silent Traveller In Boston by Chiang Yee was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1960.

1959

The Rainbow And The Rose by Nevil Shute was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Ellen DeGeneres. In that special week people in US were listening to At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors. A Tale of Two Cities, directed by Ralph Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Age Of Revolution by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1958.

1957

The Decisive Battle Of Nashville by Stanley Fitzgerald Horn was one of the best seller of 1957.

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

1956

Famous people born on this day include Simon Howard. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. The Gamma People, directed by John Gilling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Eddie Van Halen. In UK The Finger Of Suspicion by Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. Many Rivers to Cross, directed by Roy Rowland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1955.

1954

Beachhead directed by Stuart Heisler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

Treasure of the Golden Condor directed by Delmer Daves was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Frédéric Lodéon. The Big Trees, directed by Felix E. Feist, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Dark Moment by Ann Bridge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1952.

1951

Cause for Alarm! directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Key to the City directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Tarzan's Magic Fountain directed by Lee Sholem was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Albuquerque directed by Ray Enright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Angel and the Badman directed by James Edward Grant was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

The Spiral Staircase directed by Robert Siodmak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Roughly Speaking directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Raiders of the Border directed by John P. McCarthy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Flight for Freedom directed by Lothar Mendes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

Woman of the Year directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

Western Union directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

British Intelligence directed by Terry O. Morse was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Honolulu directed by Edward Buzzell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Of Human Hearts directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1936

Modern Times directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Devil Dogs of the Air directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

The Ninth Guest directed by Roy William Neill was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Perfect Understanding directed by Cyril Gardner was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1931

Millie directed by John Francis Dillon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1928

The Garden of Eden directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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

1927

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1925

The Salvation Hunters directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1923

Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske directed by Max Glass was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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

1917

A Man There Was directed by Victor Sjöström was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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

1916

The Price of Power directed by Tonino Valerii was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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

1915

The Italian directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

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