21st of August, 1981

The 21st of August, 1981, fell on a Friday. Day 233 of 1981. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 21st of August, 1981:

  • An American Werewolf in London (1981) is released in cinemas.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 21st of August, 1981:

  • United States: Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  • United Kingdom: Green Door - Shakin' Stevens

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 21st of August, 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.

  • 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 21st of August:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 38 years, 1 months and 28 days have passed since the 21st of August, 1981.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1981.
  • Leap Year: 1981 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 21st of August, 1981, will be 38 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 367196400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 21st of August, 1981:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 21st of August, 1981, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1981 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 21st of August, 1981 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 21st of August, 1981.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 21st of August, 1981 was probably conceived around the 11th of November, 1980. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 21st of August, 1981 is the 31st of May, 1982. (Rough Estimate).

21st of August

Events that have occurred on the 21st of August:


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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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 21st of August, 1981.

  • 13,938 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,204,243,200 seconds have passed since the 21st of August, 1981.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,404,950,400 times.
  • Since the 21st of August, 1981, earth has travelled approximately 621,389,491,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 200,707,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 103,564,915 steps. That's about 46,029 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,450,918 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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