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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 26, 1983?
- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
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- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 26, 1983?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Irene Cara - Flashdance...What A Feeling
- David Bowie - Let's Dance
- Michael Jackson - Beat It
- Men At Work - Overkill
- Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
- Prince - Little Red Corvette
- Laura Branigan - Solitaire
- Culture Club - Time (Clock Of The Heart)
- Lionel Richie - My Love
- Bryan Adams - Straight From The Heart
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?