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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 October 2017.

2015

Bridge of Spies directed by Steven Spielberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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

2014

John Wick directed by Chad Stahelski, David Leitch was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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

2013

Blue Is the Warmest Color directed by Abdellatif Kechiche was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

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

2011

Famous people born on this day include Solomon Brown. In that special week people in US were listening to Someone Like You by Adele. Puss in Boots, directed by Chris Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011. 10th Anniversary by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 2011.

2010

Ip Man directed by Wilson Yip was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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

2009

Nathan der Weise directed by Manfred Noa was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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

2007

American Gangster directed by Ridley Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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

2006

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer directed by Tom Tykwer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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

2005

Havoc directed by Barbara Kopple was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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

2003

Scary Movie 3 directed by David Zucker was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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

2002

Famous people born on this day include Sorta Emma. In that special week people in US were listening to Dilemma by Nelly. Anand, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, 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 October 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Jaden Agassi. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Real by Jennifer Lopez. Training Day, directed by Antoine Fuqua, 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 October 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Makeupmonster . In UK Against All Odds by Mariah Carey & Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Charlie's Angels, directed by McG, 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 October 2000.

1999

Famous people born on this day include Dylan Rey. In UK Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65 was in the top 5 hits. Dogma, directed by Kevin Smith, 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 October 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Luna . In that special week people in US were listening to The First Night by Monica. Life Is Beautiful, directed by Roberto Benigni, 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 October 1998.

1997

The Devil's Advocate directed by Taylor Hackford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

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

1996

Thinner directed by Tom Holland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1996.

1995

Mallrats directed by Kevin Smith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Jazzlyn Marae. In UK Saturday Night by Whigfield was in the top 5 hits. Little Giants, directed by Duwayne Dunham, 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 October 1994.

1993

The Nightmare Before Christmas directed by Henry Selick was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include LidoLido . In UK End Of The Road by Boyz II Men was in the top 5 hits. 1492: Conquest of Paradise, directed by Ridley Scott, 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 October 1992.

1991

Frankie and Johnny directed by Garry Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Mark Swanepoel. In UK Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee was in the top 5 hits. Akira, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, 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 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Emil Sayfutdinov. In that special week people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. Look Who's Talking, directed by Amy Heckerling, 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 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Greg Zuerlein. In that special week people in US were listening to Groovy Kind Of Love by Phil Collins. Mystic Pizza, directed by Donald Petrie, 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 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Abudramae Bamba. In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Across China by Peter Jenkins was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Emilia Clarke. In UK True Blue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese, 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 October 1986.

1985

Re-Animator directed by Stuart Gordon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985.

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

1984

Famous people born on this day include Martin Burke. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. The Terminator, directed by James Cameron, 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 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Houston American. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. All the Right Moves, directed by Michael Chapman, 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 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Ludovico Fremont. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. Halloween III: Season of the Witch, directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, 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 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Jarren Benton. In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. The Evil Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, 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 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cristian Chivu. Oh, God! Book II, directed by Gilbert Cates, 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 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Émilie Barrucand. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. ...And Justice for All., directed by Norman Jewison, 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 October 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Salim Sdiri. In UK Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John was in the top 5 hits. The Wiz, directed by Sidney Lumet, 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 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Bakar Ibor. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. Looking for Mr. Goodbar, directed by Richard Brooks, 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 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lyrical . In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, 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 October 1976.

1975

Rooster Cogburn directed by Stuart Millar was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975.

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

1974

Airport 1975 directed by Jack Smight was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brian Smith. In that special week people in US were listening to Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips. Charley Varrick, directed by Don Siegel, 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 October 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Youri Komerovsky. In that special week people in US were listening to My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry. Boot Hill, directed by Giuseppe Colizzi, 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 October 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Cinnamon Woods. In UK Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Murmur of the Heart, directed by Louis Malle, 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 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Bert Emanuel. In UK Band Of Gold by Freda Payne was in the top 5 hits. The Conformist, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Mark Sweeney. In UK I'll Never Fall In Love Again by Bobbie Gentry was in the top 5 hits. Marlowe, directed by Paul Bogart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. Ada by Vladimir Nabokov was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chris Oldham. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. Live a Little, Love a Little, directed by Norman Taurog, 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 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Bobby Houston. In UK Massachusetts by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Wait Until Dark, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Alex Pastoor. In that special week people in US were listening to 96 Tears by ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians. The Fortune Cookie, directed by Billy Wilder, 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 October 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include Gil Heredia. In that special week people in US were listening to Yesterday by The Beatles. Alphaville, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 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 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Lawson Duncan. In UK Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits. My Fair Lady, directed by George Cukor, 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 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tony Casillas. Tom Jones, directed by Tony Richardson, 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 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Christine Citti. In that special week people in US were listening to Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, directed by Robert Aldrich, 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 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Mark Bucek. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins, 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 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brian Hansen. In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits. The Alamo, directed by John Wayne, 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 October 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Francois Chau. In that special week people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. The Lovers, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Advise and Consent by Allen Drur was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Shaun Woodward. In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. The Seventh Seal, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. Abandon Ship! by Richard F. Newcomb was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1958.

1957

Pal Joey directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1957.

1956

I Vitelloni directed by Federico Fellini was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

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

1955

Famous people born on this day include Stephen K Robinson. In that special week people in US were listening to Autumn Leaves by Roger Williams. Oklahoma!, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 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 October 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include D W Moffett. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. Summer Interlude, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. A Child Of The Century by Ben Hecht was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1954.

1953

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Roberson. In UK Look At That Girl by Guy Mitchell was in the top 5 hits. The Big Heat, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953. A House Is Not A Home by Polly Adler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rondi Reed. Limelight, directed by Charles Chaplin, 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 October 1952.

1951

Detective Story directed by William Wyler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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

1950

Dark City directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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

1949

Passport to Pimlico directed by Henry Cornelius was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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

1948

The Red Shoes directed by Michael Powell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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

1947

Forever Amber directed by Otto Preminger was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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

1946

The Strange Woman directed by Edgar Ulmer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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

1945

Blithe Spirit directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mike Piano. None But the Lonely Heart, directed by Clifford Odets, 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 October 1944.

1943

Lassie Come Home directed by Fred M. Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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

1942

Now, Voyager directed by Irving Rapper was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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

1941

The Devil and Daniel Webster directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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

1940

North West Mounted Police directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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

1939

The Roaring Twenties directed by Raoul Walsh was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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

1938

Listen, Darling directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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

1937

Conquest directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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

1936

The Charge of the Light Brigade directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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

1935

Hands Across the Table directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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

1934

The Trail Beyond directed by Robert Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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

1933

Riders of Destiny directed by Robert N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anthony C Beilenson. Trouble in Paradise, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, 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 October 1932.

1931

A White Bird Flying by Bess Streeter Aldrich was one of the best seller of 1931.

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

1930

The Doorway to Hell directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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

1929

The Taming of the Shrew directed by Sam Taylor was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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

1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Francisco Solano Lopez. Kriemhild's Revenge, directed by Fritz Lang, 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 October 1928.

1927

When Boys Leave Home directed by Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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

1926

The Great K & A Train Robbery directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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

1925

Go West directed by Buster Keaton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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

1924

Hot Water directed by Fred Newmeyer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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

1923

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

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

1922

The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Darcy Ribeiro. Robin Hood, directed by Allan Dwan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922. Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1922.

1921

Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth directed by Joe May was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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

1920

A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller was one of the best seller of 1920.

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

1919

Blind Husbands directed by Erich Stroheim was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

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

1918

Shoulder Arms directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

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

1917

Seven Keys to Baldpate directed by Hugh Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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

1916

The Return of Draw Egan directed by William S. Hart was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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

1915

The Coward directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

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

1914

The New Wizard of Oz directed by L. Frank Baum was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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

1913

The Debt of Honor directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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

1912

The US president was William Howard Taft (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Don[ald] Siegel. From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth, directed by Sidney Olcott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912. A Hoosier Chronicle by Meredith Nicholson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1912.

1911

Queed Henry by Sydnor Harrison was one of the best seller of 1911.

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

1910

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

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

1909

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

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

1907

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

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

1906

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

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

1905

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

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

1903

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

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

1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

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