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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In UK None by None was in the top 5 hits. Social Animals, directed by Theresa Bennett, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 2018.

2016

Now You See Me 2 directed by Jon M. Chu was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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

2015

Dil Dhadakne Do directed by Zoya Akhtar was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

Jersey Boys directed by Clint Eastwood was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2012

Rowdy Rathore directed by Prabhu Deva was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

2011

Ready directed by Anees Bazmee was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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

2010

The A-Team directed by Joe Carnahan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2008

The Incredible Hulk directed by Louis Leterrier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008.

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

2007

I Really Hate My Job directed by Oliver Parker 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. Relative Strangers, directed by Greg Glienna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Full Of Grace by Dorothea Benton Frank was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 2006.

2004

Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror by Richard A. Clarke was one of the best seller of 2004.

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

2003

2 Fast 2 Furious directed by John Singleton was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

The Bourne Identity directed by Doug Liman 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. No Such Thing, directed by Hal Hartley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Atlantis Found by Clive Cussler 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. Sånger från andra våningen, directed by Roy Andersson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Before I Say Good-Bye by Mary Higgins Clark 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. Human Traffic, directed by Justin Kerrigan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. A New Song by Jan Karon 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. The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Message In A Bottle by Nicholas Sparks 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. Con Air, directed by Simon West, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook 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. Eddie, directed by Steve Rash, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn 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. Fluke, directed by Carlo Carlei, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. All That Glitters by V.C. Andrews 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 Cowboy Way, directed by Gregg Champion, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom 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. Ticks, directed by Tony Randel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Gai-Jin by James Clavell 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. Class Act, directed by Randall Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. French Silk by Sandra Brown 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. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, directed by Stephen Herek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Bright Captivity by Eugenia Price was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1991.

1990

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum was one of the best seller of 1990.

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. Dead Poets Society, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Summer Of '49 by David Halberstam 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. Vampire's Kiss, directed by Robert Bierman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Hot Money by Dick Francis 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. La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Heiress by Janet Dailey 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. Aakhree Raasta, directed by Bhagyaraj, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Bus 9 To Paradise by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1986.

1985

If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best seller of 1985.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1985.

1984

First Lady From Plains by Rosalynn Carter was one of the best seller of 1984.

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. Psycho II, directed by Richard Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Icebreaker by John Gardner 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. Creepshow, directed by George A. Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Years Of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger 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. Kill and Kill Again, directed by Ivan Hall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Noble House by James Clavell 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. Urban Cowboy, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. How You Can Become Financially Independent By Investing In Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry 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 Muppet Movie, directed by James Frawley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Elke Vanelderen. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. Fedora, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz was one of the best selling books.
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. Cinderella, directed by Michael Pataki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong 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. Revenge of the Cheerleaders, directed by Richard Lerner, 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. Posse, directed by Kirk Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. The Promise Of Joy by Allen Drury 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. Bootleggers, directed by Charles B. Pierce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Type A Behavior And Your Heart by Meyer Friedman and Ray H. Rosenman 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. Jeremy, directed by Arthur Barron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Laughing All The Way by Barbara Howar 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. Sitting Target, directed by Douglas Hickox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Report From Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith 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. One More Train to Rob, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh 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. The Strawberry Statement, directed by Stuart Hagmann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. Points Of Rebellion by William O. Douglas 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. Satan's Sadists, directed by Al Adamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann 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. Villa Rides, directed by Buzz Kulik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1968.

1967

Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best seller of 1967.

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. Cul-de-sac, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Double Image by Helen MacInnes 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. Orgy of the Dead, directed by Stephen C. Apostolof, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Oxford History Of The American People by Samuel Eliot Morison 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. 633 Squadron, directed by Walter Grauman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. My Years With General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan 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. The Nutty Professor, directed by Jerry Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. The Whole Truth And Nothing But by Hedda Hopper 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. Carnival of Souls, directed by Herk Harvey, 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. A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Daniel Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Pomp And Circumstance by Noel Coward 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. The Trials of Oscar Wilde, directed by Ken Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. South Of The Angels by Jessamyn West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Pierre Simenon. In that special week people in US were listening to Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison. The Gunfight at Dodge City, directed by Joseph M. Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Watch That Ends The Night by Hugh MacLennan was one of the best selling books.
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. The Law and Jake Wade, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Life Plus 99 Years by Nathan F. Leopold was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1958.

1957

The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever was one of the best seller of 1957.

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. D-Day the Sixth of June, directed by Henry Koster, 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. The Seven Little Foys, directed by Melville Shavelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1955.

1954

Devil Girl from Mars directed by David MacDonald was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

The Moon Is Blue directed by Otto Preminger 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. California Conquest, directed by Lew Landers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Devil'S Advocate by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1952.

1951

Proud New Flags by F. Van Wyck Mason was one of the best seller of 1951.

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

1950

The Torch directed by Emilio Fernández was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

The Huggetts Abroad directed by Ken Annakin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

The Dude Goes West directed by Kurt Neumann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

That's My Man directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

Ghost of Hidden Valley directed by Sam Newfield was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Flame of Barbary Coast directed by Joseph Kane was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

Mystery Man directed by George Archainbaud was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Above Suspicion directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

In Old California directed by William C. McGann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1940

Lightning Strikes West directed by Harry L. Fraser was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1938

Three Comrades directed by Frank Borzage was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1936

Revolt of the Zombies directed by Victor Halperin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

The Clairvoyant directed by Maurice Elvey was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

Fog Over Frisco directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Tomorrow at Seven directed by Ray Enright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

Unholy Love directed by Albert Ray was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1932.

1931

A Free Soul directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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

1929

She Goes to War directed by Henry King was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1924

The Sea Hawk directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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

1919

True Heart Susie 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.