5th of June, 1981

The 5th of June, 1981, fell on a Friday. Day 156 of 1981. Decade: 1980s.

38 years, 10 months and 3 days have passed since the 5th of June, 1981.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 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.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of June, 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 5th of June, 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.

  • The AIDS epidemic begins.

    In the middle of 1981, the AIDS epidemic officially began, as the CDC reported that an unusual type of pneumonia had been discovered in five homosexual men in LA.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 38 years, 10 months and 3 days have passed since the 5th of June, 1981.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 of 1981.
  • Leap Year: 1981 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 5th of June, 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 360543600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 5th of June, 1981:

  • 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.
  • 22nd of May, 1981: Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty of being the Yorkshire Ripper.
  • 27th of May, 1981: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Real Madrid 1-0.
  • 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.
  • 26th of June, 1981: The film Stripes (1981), starring Bill Murray, is released in movie theaters.
  • 3rd of July, 1981: AIDS epidemic: The New York Times publishes a story about an "rare cancer" that has been found in 41 homosexuals.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 5th of June, 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 5th of June, 1981 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

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 5th of June:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of June:

  • Constitution Day (Denmark)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 5th of June, 1981.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of June, 1981 was probably conceived around the 26th of August, 1980. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of June, 1981 is the 15th 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.

5th of June

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of June, 1981.

  • 14,187 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,225,756,800 seconds have passed since the 5th of June, 1981.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,430,049,600 times.
  • Since the 5th of June, 1981, earth has travelled approximately 632,490,508,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 204,292,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 105,415,085 steps. That's about 46,851 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,709,082 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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