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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. They Remain, directed by Philip Gelatt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). 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. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 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

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. The Hottie & the Nottie, directed by Tom Putnam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 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. My Prison Without Bars by Pete Rose with Rick Hill 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 that special week people in US were listening to Lose Yourself by Eminem. I'm Not Scared, directed by Gabriele Salvatores, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003. Common Nonsense by Andy Rooney 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 UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw 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. A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite 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. The Final Judgment by Richard North Patterson 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 UK Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was in the top 5 hits. Project: Metalbeast, directed by Alessandro De Gaetano, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man by Tim Allen 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. Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz 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. The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon 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. Possession by A. S. Byatt 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 that special week people in US were listening to How Am I Supposed To Live Without You by Michael Bolton. Grand Slam, directed by Giuliano Montaldo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder 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. The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman 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. The Sisterhood, directed by Cirio H. Santiago, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King 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. Across China by Peter Jenkins 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. London Match by Len Deighton 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 UK I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner was in the top 5 hits. Mischief, directed by Mel Damski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser 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 that special week people in US were listening to Owner Of A Lonely Heart by Yes. Reckless, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende 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 Dimitri Szarzewski. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Videodrome, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton 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. Butterfly, directed by Matt Cimber, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1982.

1981

Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon 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 that special week people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. Cruising, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe 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 UK YMCA by The Village People was in the top 5 hits. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Fools Die by Mario Puzo 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. Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins 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. Wizards, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Trinity by Leon Uris 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. Next Stop, Greenwich Village, directed by Paul Mazursky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Angels by Billy Graham 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 UK Streets Of London by Ralph McTell was in the top 5 hits. Report to the Commissioner, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz 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. Nickel Mountain by John Gardner 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 that special week people in US were listening to Superstition by Stevie Wonder. Steelyard Blues, directed by Alan Myerson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1973.

1972

Bear Island by Alistair MacLean 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. Doctors' Wives, directed by George Schaefer, 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 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. In Someones Shadow by Rod McKuen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1970.

1969

The Day Kennedy Was Shot by Jim Bishop 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 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. The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman 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

The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever 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 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 Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase 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. Poor No More by Robert Ruark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1960.

1959

On My Own by Eleanor Roosevelt 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. Mr. Baruch by Margaret L. Coit was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1958.

1957

The Tribe That Lost Its Head by Nicholas Monsarrat 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. The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen 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. Battle Cry, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Saturday Evening Post Treasury by Roger Butterfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 January 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Martin Dunn. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. Beachhead, directed by Stuart Heisler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Too Late The Phalarope by Alan Paton was one of the best selling books.
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 (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Frédéric Lodéon. Colorado Sundown, directed by William Witney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Forrestal Diaries by Walter Millis and E.S. Duffield 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.

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

Law of the Jungle directed by Jean Yarbrough 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

Fisherman's Wharf directed by Bernard Vorhaus 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.

1937

Stolen Holiday directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

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.

1916

The Right to Live directed by Michele Frantzeskos 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.