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Monday 9 May 1983

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gilles Müller and Ryuhei Matsuda. 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 Diet Center Program by Sybil Ferguson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bonka or B.C.'s Quest for Tires.
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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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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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Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala

Country: United States

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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 May 1983 ?

  • Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
  • Our Lady of Flanders
  • Saint Tudi
  • Saint Pachomius (died 346)
  • Saint Gerontius (died 501)
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  • 18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Willie Nelson win.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Reagan and Central America -- May 9, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8849
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nastassia Kinski -- May 2, 1983


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

The Diet Center Program

By: Sybil Ferguson

Provides an explanation of the five-phase dieting system pioneered at the Diet Centre which has over 2300 centres throughout America, England and Australia.

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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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By: Joan Didion

"Terror is the given of the place." The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war.

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By: Stephen King

Just Another Lovers’ Triangle, Right?It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.Arnie’s

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Commodore 64, Dragon 32

Genre: Platform

Publisher: J. Morrison (Micros) Ltd

Everest Ascent

Everest Ascent

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure, Strategy

Publisher: Richard Shepherd Software Ltd.


Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Strategy video game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

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Automonopoli/Go to Jail

Automonopoli/Go to Jail

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Publisher: Automata UK (1983)

B.C.'s Quest for Tires

Platform: Apple II family, Atari 8-bit ColecoVision, C=64 MS-DOS, MSX ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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