May 4th, 1981, was a Monday. It was day 124 of 1981. The decade was the 1980s.
40 years and 5 days have passed since May 4th, 1981.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 4th, 1981.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The architect of the Gdansk Agreement, Lech Walesa, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1981.
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.
"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes would go on to win a Grammy for 1981's Song of the Year.
"Chariots of Fire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1981.
In 1981, the best soccer players were Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Paul Breitner, Bernd Schuster, Michel Platini, Oleg Blokhin, Dino Zoff, Ramaz Shengelia, Alexsandr Chivadze, Liam Brady and John Wark.
The best NBA players in 1981 were Julius Erving, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Gervin and Dennis Johnson.
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Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 4th, 1981.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 4th, 1981.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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