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2018

Social Animals directed by Theresa Bennett was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018.

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 US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Take A Bow by Rihanna. The Incredible Hulk, directed by Louis Leterrier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. Are You There by Chelsea Handler was one of the best selling books.
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 UK Crazy by Gnarls Barkley was in the top 5 hits. Relative Strangers, directed by Greg Glienna, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. Beach Road by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 2006.

2004

The Narrows by Michael Connelly 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

A Thousand Country Roads by Robert James Waller was one of the best seller of 2002.

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

2001

Famous people born on this day include Megan Charpentier. In UK Don't Stop Movin' by S Club 7 was in the top 5 hits. No Such Thing, directed by Hal Hartley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Chosen Prey by John Sandford 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 that special week people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. Sånger från andra våningen, directed by Roy Andersson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. No Such Thing As A Bad Day by Hamilton Jordan 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 UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Human Traffic, directed by Justin Kerrigan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden 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. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 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 that special week people in US were listening to MMMbop by Hanson. Con Air, directed by Simon West, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Personal History by Katharine Graham 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. DragonHeart, directed by Rob Cohen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams 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 UK Unchained Melody / White Cliffs Of Dover by Robson Green & Jerome Flynn was in the top 5 hits. Fluke, directed by Carlo Carlei, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Border Music by Robert James Waller 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 that special week people in US were listening to I Swear by All-4-One. The Cowboy Way, directed by Gregg Champion, 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. Ticks, directed by Tony Randel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Healing And The Mind by Bill Moyers 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 UK Please Don't Go by KWS was in the top 5 hits. Patriot Games, directed by Phillip Noyce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Revolution From Within by Gloria Steinem 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. City Slickers, directed by Ron Underwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Illiberal Education by Dinesh D'Souza 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. The Diamond Throne by David Eddings 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 UK Perfect by Fairground Attraction was in the top 5 hits. 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 that special week people in US were listening to With Or Without You by U2. La Bamba, directed by Luis Valdez, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. A Season On The Brink by John Feinstein 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. Adrift by Steven Callahan 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!. The Goonies, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon 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 UK The Reflex by Duran Duran was in the top 5 hits. Streets of Fire, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Valediction by Robert B. Parker 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. Psycho II, directed by Richard Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Space by James A. Michener 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 that special week people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. Creepshow, directed by George A. Romero, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler 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 UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits. Green Ice, directed by Ernest Day, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Cosmos by Carl Sagan 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 that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. Urban Cowboy, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Donahue by Phil Donahue 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 UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Stalker, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Complete Book Of Running by James F. Fixx 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. Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne W. Dyer 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. Roots by Alex Haley 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 that special week people in US were listening to Silly Love Songs by Wings. Revenge of the Cheerleaders, directed by Richard Lerner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh 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 UK Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette was in the top 5 hits. Posse, directed by Kirk Douglas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Conversations With Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee 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 that special week people in US were listening to The Streak by Ray Stevens. Bootleggers, directed by Charles B. Pierce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. Burr by Gore Vidal 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. The Life And Death Of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne 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 UK Amazing Grace by Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guard was in the top 5 hits. Sitting Target, directed by Douglas Hickox, 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 that special week people in US were listening to Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones. One More Train to Rob, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. The Underground Man by Ross Macdonald 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 UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits. The Strawberry Statement, directed by Stuart Hagmann, 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 that special week people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles. Satan's Sadists, directed by Al Adamson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester 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 UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. Villa Rides, directed by Buzz Kulik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. Gipsy Moth Circles The World by Francis Chichester 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. Menfreya In The Morning by Victoria Holt 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 UK Long Live Love by Sandie Shaw was in the top 5 hits. Orgy of the Dead, directed by Stephen C. Apostolof, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. How To Be A Jewish Mother by Dan Greenburg 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. Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy 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 that special week people in US were listening to If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul. Irma la Douce, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck 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 UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits. Carnival of Souls, directed by Herk Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart 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 that special week people in US were listening to Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe. A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Daniel Petrie, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Sixth Man by Jess Stearn 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. Advise And Consent by Allen Drury 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 UK A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The Gunfight at Dodge City, directed by Joseph M. Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. From The Terrace by John O'Hara 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 that special week people in US were listening to All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers. The Law and Jake Wade, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Best Of Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1958.

1957

Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale 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. Eloise by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1956.

1955

The Seven Little Foys directed by Melville Shavelson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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. The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Anthony Asquith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 May 1952.

1951

Sirocco directed by Curtis Bernhardt was one of the most viewed movies released in 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

Colorado Territory directed by Raoul Walsh 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

Ghost Catchers directed by Edward F. Cline was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

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

1943

Bataan directed by Tay Garnett 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 39 Steps directed by Alfred Hitchcock 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

New Morals for Old directed by Charles Brabin 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.

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.