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2017

No Middle Name by Lee Child was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

2015

Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past directed by Bryan Singer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

Star Trek Into Darkness directed by J.J. Abrams was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2011

X-Men: First Class directed by Matthew Vaughn was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

Robin Hood directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Up directed by Pete Docter was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2007

Mr. Brooks directed by Bruce A. Evans was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

Famous people born on this day include Kingston Rossdale. In that special week people in US were listening to SOS by Rihanna. X-Men: The Last Stand, directed by Brett Ratner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Marley & Me by John Grogan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 2006.

2005

Cinderella Man directed by Ron Howard was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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

2003

Bruce Almighty directed by Tom Shadyac was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

Das Experiment directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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

2001

Famous people born on this day include Megan Charpentier. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. Pearl Harbor, directed by Michael Bay, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Mission: Impossible II, directed by John Woo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. He Shall Thunder In The Sky by Elizabeth Peters was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Kerry Ingram. In that special week people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. The White House Connection by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Jackson Willis. In UK Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Kiki's Delivery Service, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Consilience by Edward O. Wilson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include August Bonnesen. In UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Locked In The Cabinet by Robert B. Reich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include J Hus. In that special week people in US were listening to Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Hitler'S Willing Executioners by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Chris Jay. In that special week people in US were listening to This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan. Casper, directed by Brad Silberling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. From Beginning To End by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Alan Bersten. In UK Come On You Reds by Manchester United Football Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Flintstones, directed by Brian Levant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Felipe Pádua. In that special week people in US were listening to That's The Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson. Cliffhanger, directed by Renny Harlin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Turmoil And Triumph by George P. Shultz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Niomi Smart. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. Alien³, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Kevin Abernathy. In UK The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Backdraft, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The Novel by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Guillaume Rufin. In UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. Back to the Future Part III, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy Noonan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Rob Resnick. In that special week people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. The Andy Warhol Diaries by Pat Hackett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Juan Cuadrado. In that special week people in US were listening to One More Try by George Michael. Rambo III, directed by Peter MacDonald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Battle Cry Of Freedom by James M. McPherson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Aaron Chalmers. In UK Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was in the top 5 hits. Beverly Hills Cop II, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. No Deals, Mr. Bond by John Gardner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Astrid Berges-Frisbey. In that special week people in US were listening to Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston. Cobra, directed by George P. Cosmatos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Songs Of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Monika Christodoulou. In that special week people in US were listening to Everything She Wants (Remix) by Wham!. Brewster's Millions, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. No More Vietnams by Richard Nixon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Fabiana Semprebom. In that special week people in US were listening to Let's Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Smart Women by Judy Blume was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Scott Disick. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, directed by Richard Marquand, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Megatrends by John Naisbitt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Derka . In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. North And South by John Jakes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Isaac Slade. In that special week people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes. Outland, directed by Peter Hyams, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Liam O'Neill. In UK What's Another Year by Johnny Logan was in the top 5 hits. The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Men In Love by Nancy Friday was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Elisabeth Harnois. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. The Brood, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1979.

1978

Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best seller of 1978.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Luca Toni. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Star Wars, directed by George Lucas, 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 May 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Justin Pierre. In UK Fernando by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Missouri Breaks, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. A Stranger In The Mirror by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Lauryn Hill. In that special week people in US were listening to Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire. The Wind and the Lion, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Here At The New Yorker by Brendan Gill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lars Frölander. In UK Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes was in the top 5 hits. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, directed by Michael Cimino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Management by Peter F. Drucker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Clémentine Autain. In that special week people in US were listening to Frankenstein by Edgar Winter. Sacrifice!, directed by Umberto Lenzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. An Untold Story by Elliot Roosevelt and James Brough was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Patsy Palmer. In that special week people in US were listening to Oh Girl by The Chi-Lites. Play It Again, Sam, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Captains And The Kings by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Matt Stone. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Big Jake, directed by George Sherman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Julien Boisselier. In that special week people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who. Beneath the Planet of the Apes, directed by Ted Post, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Sarkozy. In UK Get Back by Beatles With Billy Preston was in the top 5 hits. Midnight Cowboy, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Bullet Park by John Cheever was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Frederik Crown Prince of Denmark. In that special week people in US were listening to Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells. The Devil's Brigade, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Tower Of Babel by Morris West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Kristen Pfaff. In UK Silence Is Golden by The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Barefoot in the Park, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung by Mao Tse-Tung was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Helena Bonham Carter. In that special week people in US were listening to When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge. The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Hazel Irvine. In that special week people in US were listening to Help Me, Rhonda by The Beach Boys. Mirage, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Founding Father by Richard J. Whalen was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Lenny Kravitz. In UK Don't Throw Your Love Away by The Searchers was in the top 5 hits. Le Trou, directed by Jacques Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Anne Consigny. In UK From Me To You by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Pickpocket, directed by Robert Bresson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Bobcat Goldthwait. In that special week people in US were listening to Stranger On The Shore by Mr. Acker Bilk. Lonely Are the Brave, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. My Life In Court by Louis Nizer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Pascal Raffin. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. The Young Savages, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Charles Schneider. In that special week people in US were listening to Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers. Pollyanna, directed by David Swift, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. I Kid You Not by Jack Paar was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1960.

1959

Charley Weaver'S Letters From Mamma by Cliff Arquette was one of the best seller of 1959.

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

1958

Famous people born on this day include Guillaume Pepy. In UK Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. Indiscreet, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Gilles Pélisson. In that special week people in US were listening to All Shook Up by Elvis Presley. Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. This Hallowed Ground by Bruce Catton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Mehdi El Glaoui. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Adam Curtis. In UK Stranger In Paradise by Tony Bennett was in the top 5 hits. Love Me or Leave Me, directed by Charles Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1955.

1954

Johnny Guitar directed by Nicholas Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

It Came from Outer Space directed by Jack Arnold was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marie-Françoise Pérol-Dumont. Scaramouche, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Saracen Blade by Frank Yerby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1952.

1951

The Prowler directed by Joseph Losey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

The Asphalt Jungle directed by John Huston was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Batman and Robin directed by Spencer Bennet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

State of the Union directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Great Expectations directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

The Stranger directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

The Body Snatcher directed by Robert Wise was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Mr. Skeffington directed by Vincent Sherman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Action in the North Atlantic directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

Blood and Sand directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

Our Town directed by Sam Wood was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

It's a Wonderful World directed by W.S. Van Dyke II was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Alexander's Ragtime Band directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Kid Galahad directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

Show Boat directed by James Whale was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes directed by Leslie S. Hiscott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

The Thin Man directed by W.S. Van Dyke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

A Study in Scarlet directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1931

Svengali directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1930

The Chess Player directed by Raymond Bernard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1929

The Black Watch directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1928

The Man Who Laughs directed by Paul Leni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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

1927

Wings directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

It's the Old Army Game directed by A. Edward Sutherland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

Strike directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1923

The White Rose directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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

1922

Grandma's Boy directed by Fred Newmeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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

1921

Carmen directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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

1920

The Flapper directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1920.

1919

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

1918

Old Wives for New directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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

1917

A Romance of the Redwoods directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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

1916

Sherlock Holmes directed by Arthur Berthelet was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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

1914

Home, Sweet Home directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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

1913

Raja Harishchandra directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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

1911

The Lost Chord directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1911.

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1909

Sherlock Holmes IV directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909.

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1901

Fulton Market directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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