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Thursday 19 May 1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include H Olliver Twisted and Rhatha Phongam. 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. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, directed by Richard Marquand, 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 Tiefe Wasser. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Forbidden Forest or Jet-Boot Jack.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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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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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 19 May 1983 ?

  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
  • Theophilus of Corte
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jean Rey: French military officer in World War II, an aviator awarded the title of 'Compagnon de la Libération' (English: Companion of the Liberation).
  • Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Washington DC

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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


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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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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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Forbidden Forest

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action

Publisher: Cosmi Corporation

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Congo Bongo

Platform: Arcade Ports: ColecoVision, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, IntelliVision, Atari 2600, TI-99/4A, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, SG-1000

Genre: Isometric platformer

Publisher: Sega

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The Dark Crystal

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: SierraVenture

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Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Apricot PC Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, CP/M, DEC Rainbow, Kaypro II, Apple Macintosh, NEC APC, Osborne 1, MS-DOS, PDP-9, PDP-10, PDP-11, TI-99/4A, T

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Infocom

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Jet-Boot Jack

Jet-Boot Jack

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: English Software (UK) Datamost (US)

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