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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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.

But much more happened on May 1983: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1983?


Events

  • 01 May 1983 My One & Only opens at St. James Theater NYC for 767 performances
  • 02 May 1983 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga, California
  • 03 May 1983 Bruins 3-Isles 8-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-1 lead
  • 05 May 1983 Bruins 5-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-2 lead
  • 06 May 1983 The Hitler diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.
  • 07 May 1983 August Hoffman performs record 29,051 consecutive sit-ups.
  • 08 May 1983 Janet Coles wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament.
  • 09 May 1983 18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Willie Nelson win.
  • 10 May 1983 Laverne & Shirley, last airs on ABC-TV
  • 11 May 1983 Dance a Little Closer opens and closes at Minskoff Theater, New York City
  • 12 May 1983 Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA
  • 13 May 1983 Reggie Jackson is first major league player to strike out 2,000 times.
  • 14 May 1983 She Blinded Me with Science by Thomas Dolby hits #5
  • 15 May 1983 Madison Hotel (Boston, Massachusetts) destroyed by implosion.
  • 16 May 1983 Lebanese parliament accepts peace accord with Israel.
  • 17 May 1983 Israel and Lebanon sign a peace treaty
  • 18 May 1983 US Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program.
  • 19 May 1983 Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Washington DC
  • 20 May 1983 Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 21 May 1983 Bang The Drum All Day by Todd Rundgren hits #63
  • 22 May 1983 Toronto Blue Jays' Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit homerun.
  • 23 May 1983 Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air.
  • 24 May 1983 US Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminate against students.
  • 25 May 1983 Return of the Jedi (Star Wars VI) released to theaters.
  • 26 May 1983 Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
  • 27 May 1983 Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of US Congress.
  • 28 May 1983 Ricky by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63
  • 29 May 1983 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.
  • 30 May 1983 Surrey all out for 14 versus Essex, their lowest score ever.
  • 31 May 1983 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep Los Angeles Lakers in four games.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Day for Night

Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Country: United States of America

The Celebration

The Celebration

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1983?
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The F-Plan Diet by Audrey Eyton

The F-Plan Diet

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246 pages Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.; 1st edition (December 12, 1988) Language: English: Here is the most important diet breakthrough in decades- the diet Family Circle says "remarkably effective, and healthy

The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour

The Lonesome Gods

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“I am Johannes Verne, and I am not afraid.” This was the boy’s mantra as he plodded through the desert alone, left to die by his vengeful grandfather.

Working Out by Charles Hix

Working Out

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

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.

Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives