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Tuesday 17 May 1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Matthew Christian and Channing Frye. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Let's Dance by David Bowie. 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 Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tiefe Wasser. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chariot Race or Killer Gorilla.
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 months ?

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 17 May 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Israel and Lebanon sign a peace treaty
  • Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
  • Stanley Cup: New York Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in four games.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hitler's Forged Diaries -- May 16, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8850
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Reagan and Central America -- May 9, 1983

Books

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

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

By: Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda's Workout Book

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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 Youngest Science

By: Lewis Thomas

From the 1920s when he watched his father, a general practitioner who made housecalls and wrote his prescriptions in Latin, to his days in medical school and beyond, Lewis Thomas saw

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

N-Sub

N-Sub

Platform: Arcade game, Sega SG-1000, Sega SC-3000

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: SEGA

Android 2

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Vortex Software

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Chariot Race

Chariot Race

Platform: Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Micro Antics

The Dreadnaught Factor

Platform: Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, Intellivision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Killer Gorilla

Killer Gorilla

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Power


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