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Thursday 26 May 1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, directed by Richard Marquand, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Working Out by Charles Hix was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tiefe Wasser. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Broadsides or Donkey Kong 3.
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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 26 May 1983 ?

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
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  • Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
  • LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
  • 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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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1983?

  • Time: Inset: Lebanon withdrawal
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8851
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hitler's Forged Diaries -- May 16, 1983


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Working Out

By: Charles Hix

Men do you want rock hard abs in a short amount of time? This is a great book for just that.

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Blue Highways

By: William Least Heat Moon

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

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The Delta Star

By: Joseph Wambaugh

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.

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The Last Lion

By: William Manchester

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 8-bit, Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Naval warfare

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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In Search of the Most Amazing Thing

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Spinnaker Software

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Donkey Kong 3

Platform: Arcade, NES, PC-88, FM-7, e-Reader, Virtual Console

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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I Want My Mommy

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Zimag

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Killer Kong

Killer Kong

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Blaby Computer Games

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