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Sunday 8 May 1983

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Juan Martin Goity and Robert Tullock. 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 Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alpha Blaster or Infidel.
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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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Flashdance

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Juan Martin Goity: Argentine-born German rugby player.
  • Robert Tullock: American homicide, the older of two boys who stabbed two Dartmouth professors to death, Half and Susanne Zantop, found in their home on 1/27/2001 at 6:30 PM by another couple who had been invited over for dinner.
  • Elyes Gabel: TV Actor.
  • Matt Willis: British singer (Busted).
  • Juan Goity: Argentinian-German rugby player.
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Facts:
  • Janet Coles wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament.

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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 Little Drummer Girl

By: John le Carre

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Our Kind of Traitor is soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregorThe Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from ...

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Megatrends

By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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Working Out

By: Charles Hix

Men do you want rock hard abs in a short amount of time? This is a great book for just that.

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The Love You Make

By: Peter Brown and Steven Gaines

Here is the national bestseller that Newsday called “the most authoritative and candid look yet at the personal lives…of the oft-scrutinized group.”

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alpha Blaster

Platform: Commodore VIC-20 MSX

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: LiveWire Software[1] Aackosoft

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Beamrider

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Cavern Creatures

Cavern Creatures

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Datamost

Infidel

Infidel

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

King's Quest

Platform: IBM PCjr, Tandy 1000, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Macintosh, MS-DOS, Master System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: IBM, Sierra On-Line Parker Brothers (SMS)

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