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 5th 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 5th of January, 1981, will be 38 years of age.
American Format: 01-05-1981 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1981-01-05. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19810105" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 347500800.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of January:
Twelfth Night (Sweden)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of January, 1981:
United States: Starting Over - John Lennon
United Kingdom: Imagine - John Lennon
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 5th of January, 1981.
Early 1980s fashion.
The early 80s saw a minimalist approach to fashion, with some trends carrying over from the late 1970s. Sweaters, fur-lined puffer jackets, tunics, ripped jeans, leotards, velour tracksuits, tube tops, knee-length skirts, high-waisted pants and embroidered jeans were all popular during this period. The colors during the early 1980s were subdued, quiet and basic. Varying shades of brown, tan, and orange were in fashion.
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.
1981 in music.
Popular music artists in 1981 included Kim Carnes, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Rick Springfield, Kool & the Gang, Hall & Oates, Eddie Rabbitt, Dolly Parton and REO Speedwagon.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on the 5th of January, 1981.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 5th of January, 1981 was probably conceived around the 28th of March, 1980. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of January, 1981 is the 15th of October, 1981. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of January, 1981.
13,983 days have passed since this date.
1,208,127,600 seconds have passed since the 5th of January, 1981.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,409,482,200 times.
Since the 5th of January, 1981, earth has travelled approximately 623,393,841,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 201,354,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 103,898,974 steps. That's about 46,177 miles!
Since this date, 14,497,531 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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