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2017

16th Seduction by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2016

Batman: The Killing Joke directed by Sam Liu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 2016.

2015

Ant-Man directed by Peyton Reed was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

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

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

2013

Grown Ups 2 directed by Dennis Dugan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2012

The Dark Knight Rises directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

Friends with Benefits directed by Will Gluck was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Inception directed by Christopher Nolan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Orphan directed by Jaume Collet-Serra was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2008

Step Brothers directed by Adam McKay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 2008.

2007

Famous people born on this day include Sasha Schreiber. In UK Umbrella by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z was in the top 5 hits. The Bourne Ultimatum, directed by Paul Greengrass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007. 74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 2007.

2006

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby directed by Adam McKay was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

Wedding Crashers directed by David Dobkin was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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

2004

I, Robot directed by Alex Proyas was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 2004.

2003

American Wedding directed by Jesse Dylan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

Famous people born on this day include Valentina Hidalgo. In that special week people in US were listening to Hot In Herre by Nelly. Austin Powers in Goldmember, directed by Jay Roach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Carson Lueders. In UK Eternity / The Road To Mandalay by Robbie Williams was in the top 5 hits. Jurassic Park III, directed by Joe Johnston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. 1st to Die by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to It's Gonna Be Me by N'Sync. What Lies Beneath, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. A Density Of Souls by Christopher Rice was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Amanda Steele. In UK 9pm (Till I Come) by ATB was in the top 5 hits. Deep Blue Sea, directed by Renny Harlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Abide With Me by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Stella Rae. In UK Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya was in the top 5 hits. Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Certain Justice by P. D. James was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1998.

1997

Good Burger directed by Brian Robbins was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Samantha Runnion. In UK Killing Me Softly by Fugees was in the top 5 hits. A Time to Kill, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Holly Bodimeade. In that special week people in US were listening to Waterfalls by TLC. Clueless, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Acceptable Risk by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Ella Leivo. In UK Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet was in the top 5 hits. The Client, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. A Case of Need by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Taylor Momsen. In UK Dreams by Gabrielle was in the top 5 hits. Hocus Pocus, directed by Kenny Ortega, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marika Koroibete. Universal Soldier, directed by Roland Emmerich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. A Brilliant Madness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Niall Wright. In UK (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams was in the top 5 hits. Mobsters, directed by Michael Karbelnikoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. A History Of The Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Issa Gold. In that special week people in US were listening to She Ain't Worth It by Glenn Medeiros. Arachnophobia, directed by Frank Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. A Bed By The Window by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Christopher Mercer. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. When Harry Met Sally..., directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Francia Raisa. In that special week people in US were listening to Roll With It by Steve Winwood. Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1988.

1987

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace directed by Sidney J. Furie was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Monica Raymund. In that special week people in US were listening to Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel. Heartburn, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Cast Of Killers by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Gael Clichy. In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits. Pee-wee's Big Adventure, directed by Tim Burton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Grace Gealey. In that special week people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince. Revenge of the Nerds, directed by Jeff Kanew, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Zara . In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Jaws 3-D, directed by Joe Alves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. A Hero For Our Times by Ralph G. Martin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Mugdha Godse. In that special week people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Maicon Douglas Sisenando. In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits. Blow Out, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. A Flag For Sunrise by Robert Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dave Baksh. Caddyshack, directed by Harold Ramis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. A Field Guide To The Birds by Roger Tory Peterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Franck Nivard. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. The Villain, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. American Caesar by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Eve Myles. In UK You're The One That I Want by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Celine Bonnafous. In UK So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate was in the top 5 hits. The Hills Have Eyes, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tanja Szewczenko. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. Lifeguard, directed by Daniel Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. 1876 by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1976.

1975

Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller was one of the best seller of 1975.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bubba Wells. In that special week people in US were listening to Annie's Song by John Denver. Death Wish, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Jean Francois Bergeron. In UK Welcome Home by Peters & Lee was in the top 5 hits. 40 Carats, directed by Milton Katselas, 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 July 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Ryan Christopherson. In that special week people in US were listening to Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Fat City, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. A Happy Death by Albert Camus was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Neus Avila. In that special week people in US were listening to You've Got A Friend by James Taylor. The Panic in Needle Park, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1971.

1970

A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best seller of 1970.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1970.

1969

Spirits of the Dead directed by Federico Fellini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969.

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

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Frederic Diefenthal. In UK Baby Come Back by The Equals was in the top 5 hits. Senso, directed by Luchino Visconti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Airport by Arthur Haile was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1968.

1967

All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best seller of 1967.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Jesse Anderson. In UK Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits. Torn Curtain, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Ashe. In that special week people in US were listening to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. Kwaidan, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. A Covenant With Death by Stephen Becker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Sandra Bullock. In UK It's All Over Now by The Rolling Stones was in the top 5 hits. Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Day In The Life Of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marianne Berglund. In that special week people in US were listening to Surf City by Jan & Dean. The Thrill of It All, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Bride Of Pendorric by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Galina Chistyakova. In UK I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles was in the top 5 hits. Shoot the Piano Player, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Yolanda Chen. In UK Runaway by Del Shannon was in the top 5 hits. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, directed by Irwin Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include LaTaunya Pollard. In UK Good Timin' by Jimmy Jones was in the top 5 hits. Inherit the Wind, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Act One by Moss Hart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1960.

1959

Plan 9 from Outer Space directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

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

1958

The Fly directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958.

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

1957

Famous people born on this day include Jeff Blatnick. In that special week people in US were listening to (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. Night Passage, directed by James Neilson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. A Hundred Hours To Suez by Robert Henriques was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1957.

1956

High Society directed by Charles Walters was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

Famous people born on this day include Nicholas Walker. In UK Unchained Melody by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. The Night of the Hunter, directed by Charles Laughton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. A Charmed Life by Mary McCarthy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1955.

1954

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers directed by Stanley Donen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

The Band Wagon directed by Vincente Minnelli was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ludmila Maslakova. High Noon, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1952.

1951

Alice in Wonderland directed by Clyde Geronimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

The Furies directed by Anthony Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

The Great Gatsby directed by Elliott Nugent was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

Key Largo directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Possessed directed by Curtis Bernhardt was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Christmas in Connecticut directed by Peter Godfrey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kiel Martin in Pittsburgh. The Canterville Ghost, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1944.

1943

Stormy Weather directed by Andrew Stone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

The Pride of the Yankees directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

The Shepherd of the Hills directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

Pride and Prejudice directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

Beau Geste directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Love Finds Andy Hardy directed by George B. Seitz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Slaves in Bondage directed by Elmer Clifton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Satan Met a Lady directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Curly Top directed by Irving Cummings was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

Of Human Bondage directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Baby Face directed by Alfred E. Green was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Knut Bjørnsen. Jewel Robbery, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. Magnolia Street by Louis Golding was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1932.

1931

Night Nurse directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

For the Defense directed by John Cromwell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1929

High Voltage directed by Howard Higgin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1929.

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Hans Haselbock. The Love of Jeanne Ney, directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1928.

1927

Tartuffe directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

Mantrap directed by Victor Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

Cyrano de Bergerac directed by Augusto Genina was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1924

Manhandled directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1924.

1923

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include [James] Hoyt Wilhelm. Merry-Go-Round, directed by Rupert Julian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1923.

1922

Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best seller of 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1922.

1921

The Conquering Power directed by Rex Ingram was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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

1920

The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Duhamel. Himmelskibet, directed by Holger-Madsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1920.

1919

The Lost Battalion directed by Burton King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

1918

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

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

1917

Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells was one of the best seller of 1917.

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

1916

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

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

1915

A Far Country by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1915.

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

1914

The King of the Beggars directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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

1913

The Flying Circus directed by Alfred Lind was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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

1912

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

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

1911

Dante's Inferno directed by Francesco Bertolini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

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

1910

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

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

1909

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

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

1908

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

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

1907

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

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

1906

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

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

1905

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

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

1904

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

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

1903

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

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1903.

1902

Snow White directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 July 1902.

1901

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

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