February 7th, 1981

February 7th, 1981, fell on a Saturday. Day 38 of 1981. Decade: 1980s.

39 years, 3 months and 25 days have passed since February 7th, 1981.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 7th, 1981:

  • United States: Celebration - Kool & the Gang
  • United Kingdom: Woman - John Lennon

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 February 7th, 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.

  • Kim Carnes - "Bette Davis Eyes"

    "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes would go on to win a Grammy for 1981's Song of the Year.

  • Lech Walesa.

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

  • Chariots of Fire

    "Chariots of Fire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 39 years, 3 months and 25 days have passed since February 7th, 1981.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 06 of 1981.
  • Leap Year: 1981 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 7th, 1981, will be 39 years of age.
  • People born in 1981 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 350352000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 7th, 1981:

  • January 19th, 1981: 22-year-old American photographer Francesca Woodman commits suicide.
  • January 20th, 1981: Iran releases 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
  • January 25th, 1981: Super Bowl XV: The Oakland Raiders defeat the Philadelphia Eagles at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • February 13th, 1981: Over 20KM of sewer lines and streets are destroyed in Louisville, Kentucky after hexane vapors from a processing plant cause a series of explosions.
  • February 14th, 1981: 48 people are killed after a fire breaks out at the Stardust nightclub in Dublin, Ireland.
  • February 23rd, 1981: Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'etat in Spain.
  • February 24th, 1981: The engagement of Prince Charles and Lady Diana is announced.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 7th, 1981, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1981 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 7th, 1981 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

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.
  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
  • Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.

1981 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1981.

"Thundarr the Barbarian" - "Cockleshell Bay" - "Diff'rent Strokes" - "Mork & Mindy" - "The Muppet Show" - "Happy Days" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "Sesame Street" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "Captain Kangaroo"


1981 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1981:

  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Intellivision (games console)
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Atari 2600
  • Lego Technic
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Magna Doodle
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 7th of February:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 7th, 1981.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 7th, 1981 was probably conceived around the 30th of April, 1980. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 7th, 1981 is the 17th of November, 1981. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.
  • Pac-Man - Maze arcade game.
  • Galaxian - Fixed shooter arcade game.
  • Asteroids - Space-themed shooter arcade game.
  • Lunar Lander - In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.
  • Breakout - Arcade game published by Atari.

7th of February

Events that have occurred on the 7th of February:

  • February 7th, 1985: DEA agent Kiki Camarena is kidnapped by drug traffickers in Mexico.
  • February 7th, 1991: The ground assault phase of Operation Desert Storm begins as troops enter Kuwait.
  • February 7th, 1991: The Provisional IRA launches a mortar attack on Downing Street.
  • February 7th, 1992: The European Union is founded.
  • February 7th, 2000: Rapper Big Pun dies after a heart attack.
  • February 7th, 2009: The Black Saturday bushfires begin in Australia. 173 are killed by the bushfires, which continue to burn until the following month
  • February 7th, 1962: The U.S. bans all imports and exports from Cuba.
  • February 7th, 1988: Boxer Mike Tyson and and actress Robin Givens are married.
  • February 7th, 2003: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) is released.
  • February 7th, 2010: Super Bowl XLIV: The New Orleans Saints defeat the Indianapolis Colts by 31-17 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
  • February 7th, 2010: The Who perform at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIV.
  • February 7th, 2016: Super Bowl 50 occurs at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California: The Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers and Coldplay perform at the halftime show.
  • February 7th, 2020: The movie "Birds of Prey (2020)" is released.
  • February 7th, 2020: English TV presenter Phillip Schofield comes out as gay.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 7th, 1981.

  • 14,363 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,240,959,600 seconds have passed since the February 7th, 1981.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,447,786,200 times.
  • Since February 7th, 1981, earth has travelled approximately 640,335,153,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 206,826,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 106,722,526 steps. That's about 47,432 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,891,515 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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