22nd of May, 1981

The 22nd of May, 1981, fell on a Friday. Day 142 of 1981. Decade: 1980s.

38 years, 10 months and 10 days have passed since the 22nd of May, 1981.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 22nd of May, 1981:

  • Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty of being the Yorkshire Ripper.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 22nd 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 22nd of May, 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.

  • 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:

  • 38 years, 10 months and 10 days have passed since the 22nd 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 22nd of May, 1981, will be 38 years of age.
  • People born in 1981 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 359334000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 22nd 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.
  • 14th of May, 1981: FA Cup Final 1981: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Manchester City 3-2 in a replay.
  • 14th of May, 1981: The Boston Celtics win the 1981 NBA Finals after they defeat the Houston Rockets 4-2.
  • 15th of May, 1981: American serial killer Lemuel Smith murders a female correctional officer by the name of Donna Payant.
  • 27th of May, 1981: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Real Madrid 1-0.
  • 5th of June, 1981: News of AIDS begins to spread, as the CDC issues a report about a rare case of "pneumonia" 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.
  • 21st of June, 1981: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) is released in cinemas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 22nd of May, 1981, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1981 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 22nd of May, 1981 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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" - "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 22nd of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 22nd of May, 1981.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 22nd of May, 1981 was probably conceived around the 12th of August, 1980. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 22nd of May, 1981 is the 1st of March, 1982. (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.

22nd of May

Events that have occurred on the 22nd of May:

  • 22nd of May, 1973: Lord Lambton resigns from the British government over a 'call girl' scandal.
  • 22nd of May, 2017: An Islamic terrorist kills 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
  • 22nd of May, 1963: Football: A.C. Milan win the European Cup after they defeat Benfica 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in London.
  • 22nd of May, 1992: Encino Man (1992) is released in movie theaters.
  • 22nd of May, 1992: The final episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" is aired.
  • 22nd of May, 1992: The movie Alien 3 is released.
  • 22nd of May, 1996: The movie Mission: Impossible (1996) is released.
  • 22nd of May, 1996: Football: Juventus win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Ajax on penalties.
  • 22nd of May, 1998: The Good Friday Agreement is endorsed by referendums in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • 22nd of May, 1999: FA Cup Final 1999: Manchester United defeat Newcastle United 2-0, with the two goals coming from Sheringham and Scholes.
  • 22nd of May, 2004: Manchester United win the FA Cup final after beating Millwall 3-0.
  • 22nd of May, 2010: The 2010 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich. Inter win 2-0.
  • 22nd of May, 2011: Football: Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as manager of Chelsea.
  • 22nd of May, 2018: Brynn Cartelli wins the fourteenth season of The Voice.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 22nd of May, 1981.

  • 14,194 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,226,361,600 seconds have passed since the 22nd of May, 1981.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,430,755,200 times.
  • Since the 22nd of May, 1981, earth has travelled approximately 632,802,585,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 204,393,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 105,467,098 steps. That's about 46,874 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,716,339 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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