2nd of January, 1981

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 2nd of January, 1981, fell on a Friday.
  • On this exact date: Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe (The Yorkshire Ripper) is arrested.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 36 years, 10 months and 17 days have passed since the 2nd of January, 1981.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1981.
  • Day 2 of 1981.
  • Leap Year: 1981 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1981 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 2nd of January, 1981 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 2nd of January, 1981, will be 36 years of age.
  • American Format: 01-02-1981 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1981-01-02. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19810102" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 347241600.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of January:

  • Berchtoldstag (Switzerland)

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of January, 1981:

  • United States: Starting Over - John Lennon
  • United Kingdom: There's No One Quite Like Grandma - St. Winifred's School Choir

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 2nd of January, 1981.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 2nd of January, 1981.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 2nd of January, 1981 was probably conceived around the 25th of March, 1980. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 2nd of January, 1981 is the 12th of October, 1981. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 2nd of January:

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Magnum, P.I. - Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
  • Knots Landing - American soap opera.
  • Archie Bunker's Place - Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
  • Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
  • Hart to Hart - TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.
  • The Dukes of Hazzard - American television series.
  • Mork & Mindy - Comedy TV show about an alien called Mork. Starring Robin Williams.
  • Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
  • Dallas - Soap opera.
  • The Incredible Hulk - Starring Lou Ferrigno.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of January:

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Videos

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Visualize the days that have passed since the 2nd of January, 1981. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of January, 1981.

  • 13,470 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,163,808,000 seconds have passed since the 2nd of January, 1981.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,357,776,000 times.
  • Since the 2nd of January, 1981, earth has travelled approximately 600,524,928,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 193,968,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 100,087,488 steps. That's about 44,483 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,965,696 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Friday" in other languages is:

  • German: Freitag.
  • French: Vendredi.
  • Italian: Venerdi.
  • Spanish: Viernes.
  • Portuguese: Sexta-feira.

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