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Friday 13 May 1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anita Gorbicz and Gregory Lemarchal. 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 Working Out by Charles Hix was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching La edad de oro. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chase the Chuck Wagon or Lords of Time.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 13 May 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Maria Dominica Mazzarello (died 1881)
  • Saint John the Silent
  • Saint Gerald of Villamagna
  • Saint Robert Bellarmine
  • Saint Servatus
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Reggie Jackson is first major league player to strike out 2,000 times.

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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

Books

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

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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Space

By: James A. Michener

Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier.

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Master of the Game

By: Sidney Sheldon

WHO IS KATE BLACKWELL?She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned.

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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 ?

GATO

Platform: DOS, Apple IIe, Atari XE

Genre: Submarine simulator

Publisher: Spectrum Holobyte

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Atom

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Strategy, Educational

Publisher: Tandy Corporation

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Chase the Chuck Wagon

Chase the Chuck Wagon

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Spectravision

Ghost Manor

Platform: Atari 2600, Vic-20

Genre: Action

Publisher: Xonox

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Lords of Time

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Enterprise, Lynx, Memotech MTX, MSX, Nascom, Oric-1, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Level 9 Computing

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