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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 Choice directed by Ross Katz was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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

A Little Bit of Heaven directed by Nicole Kassell was one of the most viewed movies released in 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. Blood Dreams by Kay Hooper 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 that special week people in US were listening to Hey Ya! by OutKast. 50 First Dates, directed by Peter Segal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004. The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston 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. Forever by Pete Hamill 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tatiana Ringsby. In that special week people in US were listening to I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden. Boiler Room, directed by Ben Younger, 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 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 that special week people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. Absolute Power, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman 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 UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. White Squall, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield 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. All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy 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. Iron John by Robert Bly 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. The Burden Of Proof by Scott Turow 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. The Emperor'S New Mind by Roger Penrose 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 that special week people in US were listening to Two Hearts by Phil Collins. True Love, directed by Nancy Savoca, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Last Lion by William Manchester 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 UK I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany was in the top 5 hits. She's Having a Baby, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Time Flies by Bill Cosby 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. A Taste For Death by P. D. James 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 UK West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys was in the top 5 hits. Lady Jane, directed by Trevor Nunn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Lucky by Jackie Collins 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. Loving Each Other by Leo Buscaglia 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. On Wings Of Eagles by Ken Follett 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. And More By Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney 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 UK The Model / Computer Love by Kraftwerk was in the top 5 hits. Butterfly, directed by Matt Cimber, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Cujo by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1982.

1981

The Key To Rebecca by Ken Follett 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ertuğrul Arslan. In UK Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders was in the top 5 hits. Cruising, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Americans by Alistair Cooke 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. The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye 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 that special week people in US were listening to Baby Come Back by Player. The One and Only, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin 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 UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. Suspiria, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Right And The Power by Leon Jaworski 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. Shogun by James Clavell 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. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry 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 Best Of Life by David Scherman 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. The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1973.

1972

Beyond Freedom And Dignity by B. F. Skinner 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. Crisis In The Classroom by Charles E. Silberman 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 that special week people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. Start the Revolution Without Me, directed by Bud Yorkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1970.

1969

Between Parent And Child by Haim G. Ginott 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Reggie Jordan. In that special week people in US were listening to Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) by John Fred & His Playboy Band. 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 UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. The Spy in the Green Hat, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West 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 that special week people in US were listening to We Can Work It Out by The Beatles. The Ugly Dachshund, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr 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. Life With Picasso by Francoise Gilot and Carlton Lake was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1965.

1964

On Her Majesty'S Secret Service by Ian Fleming 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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include José Mourinho. In UK The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. 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 that special week people in US were listening to Peppermint Twist - Part 1 by Joey Dee & the Starliters. Crosstrap, directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Chairman Of The Bored by Edward Streeter was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1962.

1961

The Leopard by Guiseppe di Lampedusa 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 UK Why by Anthony Newley was in the top 5 hits. Visit to a Small Planet, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Dear And Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1960.

1959

Around The World With Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis 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 UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits. A Tale of Two Cities, directed by Ralph Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Below The Salt by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 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 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. Warning from Space, directed by Kôji Shima, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Herblock'S Here And Now by Herbert Block 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. I'Ll Cry Tomorrow by Lillian Roth 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

Famous people born on this day include Lucinda Williams. In UK You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was in the top 5 hits. Treasure of the Golden Condor, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. 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 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). 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 End Of The Affair by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1952.

1951

Spoilers of the Plains directed by William Witney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Golden Salamander directed by Ronald Neame 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.

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

Hallelujah I'm a Bum directed by Lewis Milestone 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.