Thursday May 26, 1983

US date format: 5/26/1983, UK date format: 26/5/1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 26, 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 Scott Disick and Demy de Zeeuw. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Another Time, Another Place, directed by Michael Radford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while White Gold Wielder by Stephen R. Donaldson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shades of Darkness. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Heroes of Karn or Crystals of Zong.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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Events

  • Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
  • NASA launches Exosat.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people and injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed.
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Movies

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Another Time, Another Place

Another Time, Another Place

Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: Phyllis Logan, Giovanni Mauriello, Denise Coffey, Tom Watson

Psycho II

Psycho II

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia

Country: United States of America

The Man with Two Brains

The Man with Two Brains

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict

Country: United States of America

Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker

Directed by: Frank Zuniga

Starring: Fernando Allende, Dawn Dunlap, Peter Gonzales Falcon, Miguel Ferrer

WarGames

WarGames

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

No Excuses

No Excuses

Directed by: Miguel Gaudencio

The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Dream House

Dream House

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Miyuki

Miyuki

Directed by: LLC RSquaredFilms

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Books

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White Gold Wielder by Stephen R. Donaldson

White Gold Wielder

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Thomas Covenant knew that despite his failure on the Isle of The One Tree, he had to return to the Land and fight.

The Valley Of Horses by Jean M. Auel

The Valley Of Horses

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This unforgettable odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman.

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

Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Master Miner

Master Miner

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Funtastic

The Heroes of Karn

The Heroes of Karn

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Interceptor Software

Crystals of Zong

Crystals of Zong

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

M.U.L.E.

M.U.L.E.

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MSX2, NES, PC-8801 MKII, Sharp X1, (ZX Spectrum collection)

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Frankenstein's Monster

Frankenstein's Monster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Data Age


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