20th of May, 1981

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 20th of May, 1981, fell on a Wednesday.
  • Born on this exact date: Iker Casillas: Spanish soccer player.
  • Decade: 1980s.
  • 36 years, 5 months and 5 days have passed since the 20th of May, 1981.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1981.
  • Day 140 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 20th 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 20th of May, 1981, will be 36 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-20-1981 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1981-05-20. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19810520" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 359161200.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of May, 1981:

  • United States: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  • 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 20th 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 20th of May, 1981.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 20th of May, 1981 was probably conceived around the 10th of August, 1980. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 20th of May, 1981 is the 27th of February, 1982. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

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

  • 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.
  • 19th of June, 1981: The Cannonball Run (1981) is released.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 20th of May:

  • 20th of May, 1987: Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) is released.
  • 20th of May, 1995: The last episode of the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is aired.
  • 20th of May, 1996: The song "Three Lions" is released as the official anthem of the England football team (for the 1996 European Championships).
  • 20th of May, 2011: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) is released in movie theaters.

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 20th of May:

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of May, 1981.

  • 13,305 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,149,552,000 seconds have passed since the 20th of May, 1981.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,341,144,000 times.
  • Since the 20th of May, 1981, earth has travelled approximately 593,168,832,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 191,592,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,861,472 steps. That's about 43,938 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,794,624 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Mittwoch.
  • French: Mercredi.
  • Italian: Mercoledi.
  • Spanish: Miercoles.
  • Portuguese: Quarta-feira.

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