5th of May, 1981

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 5th of May, 1981, fell on a Tuesday.
  • On this exact date: Provisional IRA member Bobby Sands dies while on hunger strike in prison.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 36 years, 6 months and 22 days have passed since the 5th of May, 1981.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1981.
  • Day 125 of 1981.
  • Leap Year: 1981 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 May, 1981 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 5th of May, 1981, will be 36 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-05-1981 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1981-05-05. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19810505" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 357865200.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May:

  • Liberation Day (Denmark)
  • Children's Day (Japan)

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of May, 1981:

  • United States: Morning Train - Sheena Easton
  • United Kingdom: Stand And Deliver - Adam & Ants

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 May, 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?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 5th of May, 1981.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of May, 1981 was probably conceived around the 26th of July, 1980. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of May, 1981 is the 12th of February, 1982. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

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

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 5th of May:

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 5th of May:

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of May, 1981.

  • 13,352 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,153,616,400 seconds have passed since the 5th of May, 1981.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,345,885,800 times.
  • Since the 5th of May, 1981, earth has travelled approximately 595,266,062,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 192,269,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 99,211,010 steps. That's about 44,094 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,843,397 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Dienstag.
  • French: Mardi.
  • Italian: Martedi.
  • Spanish: Martes.
  • Portuguese: Terca-feira.

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