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Tuesday 31 May 1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Reggie Yates and David Hernandez. 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. 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 Reading Rainbow. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chivalry or 3D Crazy Coaster.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood

Country: United States

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Psycho II

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly

Country: United States

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The Man with Two Brains

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Reading Rainbow

Starring: LeVar Burton

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1983 ?

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
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  • 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep Los Angeles Lakers in four games.

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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1983?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The New Economy -- May 30, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8852
  • Time: Inset: Lebanon withdrawal


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

The Summer Of Katya

By: Trevanian

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.

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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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By: Stephen King

Just Another Lovers’ Triangle, Right?It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.Arnie’s

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Sudden Death

By: Rita Mae Brown

Outrageous, irrepressible and endlessly entertaining, the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Bingo spins a behind-the-scenes tale of women's professional tennis that dramtically intertwines the heart-stopping excitement of competition and the lingering heartache of intimate human

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Antarctic Adventure

Platform: Family Computer, ColecoVision, Game Boy (in Konami GB Collection Vol. 3, Japan), Game Boy Color (in Konami GB Collection Vol. 4, Europe), Mobile Phones, Virtual Console, EGG Project, handheld electron

Genre: Racing, Platformer

Publisher: Konami

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Business Games

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Business simulation, Educational

Publisher: Acornsoft

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Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Optimum Resource

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3D Crazy Coaster

3D Crazy Coaster

Platform: Vectrex

Genre: Vehicle simulation

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Forbidden Forest

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action

Publisher: Cosmi Corporation

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