8th of May, 1981
Here are some facts about this particular date:
What Day: The 8th of May, 1981, fell on a Friday.
37 years, 6 months and 10 days have passed since the 8th of May, 1981.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of
Day 128 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 8th 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 8th of May, 1981, will be 37 years of age.
American Format: 05-08-1981 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1981-05-08. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19810508" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 358124400.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May:
Victory in Europe Day (France)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th 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 8th of May, 1981.
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.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 8th of May, 1981. Conception Dates
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 8th of May, 1981 was probably conceived around the
29th of July, 1980. (Rough Estimate). The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of May, 1981 is the
15th of February, 1982. (Rough Estimate). Around This Time...
Things that happened during this general period of time...
11th of April, 1981: The 1981 Brixton riots occur.
1st of May, 1981: The horror movie Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) is released.
5th of May, 1981: Provisional IRA member Bobby Sands dies while on hunger strike in prison.
11th of May, 1981: Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter Bob Marley dies from cancer.
13th of May, 1981: A man attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II.
15th of May, 1981: American serial killer Lemuel Smith murders a female correctional officer by the name of Donna Payant.
22nd of May, 1981: Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty of being the Yorkshire Ripper.
5th of June, 1981: News of AIDS begins to spread, as the CDC issues a report about a rare case of pneumonia found that has been found in five homosexual men..
7th of June, 1981: Israel carries out an airstrike on an Iraqi nuclear reactor. On This Date
Historical events that have occurred on the 8th of May:
8th of May, 1967: American actress Barbara Payton dies of heart and liver failure at the age of 39.
8th of May, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
8th of May, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
8th of May, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
8th of May, 2002: Arsenal clinch the 2001-2002 FA Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
8th of May, 2009: Star Trek (2009) is released. 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 8th of May:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of May, 1981.
13,705 days have passed since this date.
1,184,115,600 seconds have passed since the 8th of May, 1981.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,381,468,200 times.
Since the 8th of May, 1981, earth has travelled approximately 611,003,649,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 197,352,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 101,833,942 steps. That's about 45,260 miles!
Since this date, 14,209,387 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Friday" in other languages is:
Portuguese: Sexta-feira. Random Dates
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