20th of May, 1981

The 20th of May, 1981, fell on a Wednesday. Day 140 of 1981. Decade: 1980s.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Iker Casillas: Spanish soccer player.


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.

  • The Atlanta murders of 1979 - 1981.

    During this time, the Atlanta murders of 1979 - 1981 were taking place. At least 28 children and young adults are murdered before Wayne Williams is eventually caught and convicted of murder.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lech Walesa.

    The architect of the Gdansk Agreement, Lech Walesa, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1981.

  • 1981 in movies.

    Movies released in 1981 included Raiders of the Lost Ark, On Golden Pond, Superman II, Arthur, Stripes, The Cannonball Run, Chariots of Fire, For Your Eyes Only, The Four Seasons, Escape from New York, The Evil Dead, Mad Max 2, An American Werewolf in London and Time Bandits.

  • 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.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 38 years, 6 months and 0 days have passed since the 20th of May, 1981.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1981.
  • Leap Year: 1981 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 20th of May, 1981, will be 38 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 359161200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 20th of May, 1981:

  • 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.
  • 12th of May, 1981: Provisional IRA hunger striker Francis Hughes dies in prison.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 20th of May, 1981, 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.

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).

20th of May

Events that have occurred on the 20th of May:

  • 20th of May, 1971: The Chuknagar massacre occurs when the Pakistan Army kills thousands of Bengali Hindus.
  • 20th of May, 2003: The last episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is aired.
  • 20th of May, 2011: Wrestler Randy Savage dies from a heart attack.
  • 20th of May, 2011: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) is released in movie theaters.
  • 20th of May, 1987: Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) is released.
  • 20th of May, 1993: The final episode of "Cheers" is aired.
  • 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, 2013: Football: It is announced that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will be leaving the club.

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.

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 14,061 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,214,874,000 seconds have passed since the 20th of May, 1981.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,417,353,000 times.
  • Since the 20th of May, 1981, earth has travelled approximately 626,874,984,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 202,479,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 104,479,164 steps. That's about 46,435 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,578,488 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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