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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

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WarGames

WarGames

Release year: 1983

Directed by: John Badham

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

Country: United States of America

Cross Creek

Cross Creek

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill

Another Time, Another Place

Another Time, Another Place

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Michael Radford

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

Psycho II

Psycho II

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Richard Franklin

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

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1983?
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Christine by Stephen King

Christine

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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

Growing Up by Russell Baker

Growing Up

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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been

The Diet Center Program by Sybil Ferguson

The Diet Center Program

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Provides an explanation of the five-phase dieting system pioneered at the Diet Centre which has over 2300 centres throughout America, England and Australia.

Salvador by Joan Didion

Salvador

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"Terror is the given of the place." The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war.

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.