Sunday May 22, 1983

US date format: 5/22/1983, UK date format: 22/5/1983

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini (see zodiac on May 22, 1983). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Mickaël Gelabale and Memphis (Tennessee). 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. WarGames, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shades of Darkness. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Granny's Garden or Arabian.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Humilita
  • Saint Rita of Cascia
  • Victoria Day in Canada
  • World Biodiversity Day.
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Events

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit homerun.
  • Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament.

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Movies

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The Ballad of Narayama

The Ballad of Narayama

Directed by: Shôhei Imamura

Starring: Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari, Aki Takejô

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

Directed by: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam

Starring: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Country: United States of America

Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley

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Wild Style

Wild Style

Directed by: Charlie Ahearn

Starring: 'Lee' George Quinones, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, Patti Astor

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

Miyuki

Miyuki

Directed by: LLC RSquaredFilms

Gun Shy

Gun Shy

Directed by: Simon West

Just Another Day

Just Another Day

Directed by: Peter Spirer

Dream House

Dream House

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian

The Summer Of Katya

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In the golden summer of 1914, Jean-Marc Montjean, recently graduated from medical school, comes to the small French village of Salies to assist the village physician.

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

The One Minute Manager

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For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal

The Delta Star by Joseph Wambaugh

The Delta Star

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A prostitute, Missy Moonbeam, falls from the roof of the Wonderland Hotel, and in her diary is the phone number of Caltech, one of America's finest scientific institutions.

Icebreaker by John Gardner

Icebreaker

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Bond reluctantly finds himself recruited into a dangerous mission involving an equally dangerous and treacherous alliance of agents from the CIA, the KGB, and Israel’s Mossad.

Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Blue Highways

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Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Molar Maul

Molar Maul

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Imagine Software

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Game box front cover art

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: 2D overhead shooter

Publisher: Parker Brothers

Star Wars

Star Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Granny's Garden

Granny's Garden

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Macintosh, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Amiga, Microsoft Windows, Linux, ZX Spectrum, iPhone, iPad

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: 4Mation

Arabian

Arabian

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Atari Inc. (US)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 22, 1983?

On May 22, 1983 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is May 22, 1983?

On May 22, 1983 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 22, 1983?

On May 22, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 22, 1983?

On May 22, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 22, 1983?

On May 22, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 22, 1983?

On May 22, 1983 several famous people were born including, Mickaël Gelabale, Memphis (Tennessee), John Hopkins.

Which famous people died on May 22, 1983?

Famous people died on May 22, 1983 include, Albert Claude.

What was the number one song in May 22, 1983?

The number one song in the week of May 22, 1983 was Let's Dance by David Bowie in US and True by Spandau Ballet in UK.

What were the top hits on May 22, 1983?

The top hits on May 22, 1983 were Let's Dance by David Bowie, Beat It by Michael Jackson, Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara in US and True by Spandau Ballet, Candy Girl by New Edition, Temptation by Heaven 17 in UK.