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Friday 6 May 1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Trinley Thaye Dorje and Raquel Zimmermann. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Blue Thunder, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Everest Ascent or Hunchback.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Dear Ladies

Starring: George Logan, Patrick Fyffe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Frontline

Written by: Ly Chheng

Starring: Will Lyman

Country: United States

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The Joy of Painting

Starring: Bob Ross

Country: United States

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Secrets and Mysteries

Starring: Edward Mulhare

Country: United States

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'Allo 'Allo

Written by: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd

Starring: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Blue Thunder

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark

Country: United States

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Breathless

Directed by: Jim McBride

Starring: Richard Gere, Valrie Kaprisky, Art Metrano

Country: United States

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The Hunger

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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Valley Girl

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily

Country: United States

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Lone Wolf McQuade

Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 May 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Justus
  • Sinaites of Serbia
  • New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
  • Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
  • Micah of Radonezh
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Kai Winding: Danish-born jazz trombonist and composer (d. 1983).
Facts:
  • The Hitler diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.
  • ''Stern'' magazine publishes the quotHitler Diariesquot (which are later found to be forgeries).

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1983?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nastassia Kinski -- May 2, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8848
  • Life: Debra Winger

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Mists Of Avalon

By: Marion Zimmer Bradley

A Literary Guild Featured AlternateHere is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne.

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Banker

By: Dick Francis

Investment banker Tim Ekaterin thought arranging the purchase of a champion racehorse was a sure thing-but he never gambled on getting caught up in murder.

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The Lonesome Gods

By: Louis L'Amour

“I am Johannes Verne, and I am not afraid.” This was the boy’s mantra as he plodded through the desert alone, left to die by his vengeful grandfather.

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Megatrends

By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Everest Ascent

Everest Ascent

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure, Strategy

Publisher: Richard Shepherd Software Ltd.

Hunchback

Platform: Arcade, Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit family, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, Dragon 32, Oric, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Century Electronics Ocean Software

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Oink!

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Felix and the Fruit Monsters

Felix and the Fruit Monsters

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Micro Power

Fraction Fever

Platform: Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, TRS-80, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Spinnaker Software

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