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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 Eve Angel and Michael Che. 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 Carré was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tiefe Wasser. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cube Quest or Cuthbert Goes Walkabout.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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The Natural World

Starring: Barry Paine, David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Machine Gunners

Starring: Shaun Taylor, Debbie Breen, Tony Saint, Alastair Craig

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Frontline

Written by: Ly Chheng

Starring: Will Lyman

Country: United States

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No Problem!

Starring: Chris Tummings, Malcolm Frederick, Judith Jacob, Janet Kay

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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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Breathless

Directed by: Jim McBride

Starring: Richard Gere, Valrie Kaprisky, Art Metrano

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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The Hunger

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 May 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
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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).
Facts:
  • Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Washington DC

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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 ?

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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Second Heaven

By: Judith Guest

Second Heaven

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And More By Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

america everyman has his say

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

By: William Kotzwinkle

Young Reader's Edition. "The magical story that will live in your heart forever..." "He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home."

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Oink!

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Captain Beeble

Captain Beeble

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Inhome

Cosmic Balance II

Cosmic Balance II

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: 4X

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Cube Quest

Cube Quest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Simutrek Inc.

Cuthbert Goes Walkabout

Cuthbert Goes Walkabout

Platform: Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 CoCo, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Microdeal


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