Thursday 26 May 1983
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara.
In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, directed by Richard Marquand, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 26 May 1983 ?
- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Demy de Zeeuw: Dutch footballer.
- Henry Holland: English fashion designer.
- Scott Disick: Reality Star.
- Sheldon Bailey: TV Actor.
- Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
- LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
- NASA launches Exosat.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people and injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed.
- A powerful earthquake and tsunami in northern Honshū, Japan kills 104 and injures 163.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Irene Cara - Flashdance...What A Feeling
- David Bowie - Let's Dance
- Michael Jackson - Beat It
- Men At Work - Overkill
- Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
- Prince - Little Red Corvette
- Laura Branigan - Solitaire
- Culture Club - Time (Clock Of The Heart)
- Lionel Richie - My Love
- Bryan Adams - Straight From The Heart
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