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Saturday 21 May 1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kate Hall (singer) and Jean-Baptiste Marteau. 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 Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tiefe Wasser. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jack Attack or Flappy.
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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 21 May 1983 ?

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
  • Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bang The Drum All Day by Todd Rundgren hits #63
  • Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB, for mating for STS-7 mission
  • 109th Preakness: Donald Miller Jr on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4.

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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 ?


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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Voice Of The Heart

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

A woman of relentless passion and legendary allure, Katharine Tempest rises from obscurity to become one of the most sought-after actresses of her time.

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In Search Of Excellence

By: Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.Based

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Jack Attack

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform action

Publisher: Commodore

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3D Crazy Coaster

3D Crazy Coaster

Platform: Vectrex

Genre: Vehicle simulation

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Beyond the Tesseract

Beyond the Tesseract

Platform: TRS-80, MS-DOS, Atari ST

Genre: Surreal


Platform: FM-7, MSX, Famicom, PC-6001, PC-8801, Sharp X1

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: dB-Soft

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: 2D overhead shooter

Publisher: Parker Brothers

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