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2017

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson was one of the best seller of 2017.

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

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.

2012

Red Dawn directed by Dan Bradley was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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

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.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Womanizer by Britney Spears. Role Models, directed by David Wain, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 2008.

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.

2004

Shark Tale directed by Bibo Bergeron was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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

2002

Famous people born on this day include Sorta Emma. In UK The Long And Winding Road / Suspicious Minds by Will Young & Gareth Gates was in the top 5 hits. Anand, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002. Kentucky Sunrise by Fern Michaels 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 Max Ragan. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Real by Jennifer Lopez. The Royal Tenenbaums, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Cane River by Lalita Tademy 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 that special week people in US were listening to Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You) by Christina Aguilera. Charlie's Angels, directed by McG, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher 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 Lift Me Up by Geri Halliwell was in the top 5 hits. Dogma, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling 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 UK Rollercoaster by B*Witched was in the top 5 hits. Life Is Beautiful, directed by Roberto Benigni, 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 October 1998.

1997

I Know What You Did Last Summer directed by Jim Gillespie was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997.

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

1996

Famous people born on this day include Spencer Kane. In UK Breakfast At Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something was in the top 5 hits. Thinner, directed by Tom Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Lost World by Michael Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1996.

1995

Now and Then directed by Lesli Linka Glatter 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 that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. Little Giants, directed by Duwayne Dunham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt 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 that special week people in US were listening to End Of The Road by Boyz II Men. 1492: Conquest of Paradise, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Tangled Vines by Janet Dailey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Riho Iida. In that special week people in US were listening to Emotions by Mariah Carey. Frankie and Johnny, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Henri Saivet. 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. The Stand by Stephen King 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 UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Look Who's Talking, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Silent Partner by Jonathan Kellerman 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. Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 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 that special week people in US were listening to Bad by Michael Jackson. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. The New Breed by W. E. B. Griffin 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 Schoolboy Q. In that special week people in US were listening to True Colors by Cyndi Lauper. The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. A Matter Of Honor by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Soko (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston. Re-Animator, directed by Stuart Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Dancing In The Light by Shirley MacLaine was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Sasha Cohen. In that special week people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder. The Terminator, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub 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 Julien Arias. In that special week people in US were listening to Islands In The Stream by Kenny Rogers. The Right Stuff, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen 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 Julie Boulanger. In that special week people in US were listening to Who Can It Be Now? by Men At Work. Halloween III: Season of the Witch, directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. Space by James A. Michener 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 Guy Sebastian. 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. Night Probe! by Clive Cussler 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. In that special week people in US were listening to Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand. Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon 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 Emilie Barrucand. In that special week people in US were listening to Rise by Herb Alpert. ...And Justice for All., directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Formula by Steve Shagan 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 CM Punk. 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. On TV people were watching The Upchat Connection.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Jon Heder. 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. Illusions by Richard Bach 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 Miikka Kiprusoff. 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. A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Paula Faris. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka. Rooster Cogburn, directed by Stuart Millar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. On TV people were watching Pesma.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Rosemarie Dewitt. In UK Everything I Own by Ken Boothe was in the top 5 hits. The Odessa File, directed by Ronald Neame, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. More Joy by Alex Comfort was one of the best selling books.
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 Seth MacFarlane. In UK Eye Level by Simon Park Orchestra was in the top 5 hits. Charley Varrick, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart 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. Luce And His Empire by W. A. Swanberg was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1972.

1971

Murmur of the Heart directed by Louis Malle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Monica Brant. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be There by Jackson 5. The Conformist, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles 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 Kirsty Hawkshaw. 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. The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier 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 Miyuki Imori. In that special week people in US were listening to Hey Jude by The Beatles. Ice Station Zebra, directed by John Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Case Against Congress by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson 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 Keith Urban. In UK Baby Now That I've Found You by The Foundations was in the top 5 hits. Wait Until Dark, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Happiness Is A Stock That Doubles In A Year by Ira U. Cobleigh 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 Steve Valentine. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. The Fortune Cookie, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury 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 Aaron Kwok. 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. My Twelve Years With John F. Kennedy by Evelyn Lincoln 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 Pascal Terrasse. In that special week people in US were listening to Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann. My Fair Lady, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Rector Of Justin by Louis Auchincloss 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 Natalie Merchant. In UK Do You Love Me? by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Tom Jones, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. City Of Night by John Rechy 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 Cary Elwes. 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. The Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman 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 Dylan McDermott. In that special week people in US were listening to Runaround Sue by Dion. West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall by Gayelord Hauser 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 Philippe Briand. 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. Folk Medicine by Deforest Clinton Jarvis 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 Evo Morales. In that special week people in US were listening to Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin. The Mouse That Roared, directed by Jack Arnold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. Mine Enemy Grows Older by Alexander King 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 Pascale Ogier. In that special week people in US were listening to It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards. The Seventh Seal, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Russian Revolution by Alan Moorehead was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Glen Murray (politician). In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Pal Joey, directed by George Sidney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. The Age Of Revolution by Winston S. Churchill was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Rita Wilson. In UK A Woman In Love by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. I Vitelloni, directed by Federico Fellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Baltasar Garzón. 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. Me And Kit by Guthrie McClintic was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1955.

1954

Summer Interlude directed by Ingmar Bergman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954.

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

1953

Famous people born on this day include Roger Allam. 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. The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale 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 Lazar Ristovski. Limelight, directed by Charles Chaplin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Far Country by Nevil Shute 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 Michael Harding. None But the Lonely Heart, directed by Clifford Odets, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. On TV people were watching Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
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. On TV people were watching Talkie Songs.
But much more happened, find out here: 26 October 1932.

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

Kriemhild's Revenge directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

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

Robin Hood directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

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.

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

From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth directed by Sidney Olcott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912.

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