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June 7th, 1981.

June 7th, 1981, was a Sunday. It was day 158 of 1981. The decade was the 1980s.

40 years, 1 months and 16 days have passed since June 7th, 1981.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on June 7th, 1981?

  • Israel carries out an airstrike on an Iraqi nuclear reactor.

Born on June 7th, 1981.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

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

  • United States: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  • United Kingdom: Stand And Deliver - Adam & Ants
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Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams" was at the top of the box office on June 7th, 1981.

Take me back to June 7th, 1981!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 7th, 1981 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Stand And Deliver by Adam & Ants is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, women are currently wearing jelly shoes, turtleneck sweaters, loose high-waist pants, crop tops and puffer jackets lined with fur. Meanwhile, men have been ditching the disco look of the 70s in favor of athletic clothing such as tracksuits and sports jerseys. The "preppy" look has also been making a comeback.

Because it's 1981, the radio stations are being dominated by artists such as Kim Carnes, Soft Cell, Phil Collins, John Lennon, Stars On 45, Diana Ross and Olivia Newton-John. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Charlie's Angels", "Chips", "The Incredible Hulk" and "Knots Landing". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Breakout", "Space Invaders", "Asteroids" and "Missile Command".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Happy Days", "Cockleshell Bay" and "Thundarr the Barbarian". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of VertiBird (toy helicopter), Speak & Spell, Rubik's Cube and Strawberry Shortcake dolls.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on June 7th, 1981.

  • The AIDS epidemic begins.

    The AIDS epidemic begins.

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

  • "The Waltons" comes to an end.

    "The Waltons" comes to an end.

    On June 4th, 1981, the final episode of the TV show "The Waltons" was aired on CBS.

  • The Rubik's Cube.

    The Rubik's Cube.

    During 1981 and 1982, the Rubik's Cube became a craze. The toy was so popular that books on how to solve it regularly made it into the top ten selling books list.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1981?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1981?

    The best NBA players in 1981 were Julius Erving, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Gervin and Dennis Johnson.

  • Who were the best football players in 1981?

    Who were the best football players 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.

  • Chariots of Fire.

    Chariots of Fire.

    "Chariots of Fire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1981.

  • Kim Carnes - "Bette Davis Eyes"

    Kim Carnes - "Bette Davis Eyes"

    "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes won a Grammy for 1981's Song of the Year.

  • 1981 in movies.

    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.

  • Lech Walesa.

    Lech Walesa.

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

  • 1981 in music.

    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.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War.

    Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

  • Early 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • The Atari 2600.

    The Atari 2600.

    During this period, the Atari 2600 was the dominant game system.

  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman.

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 40 years, 1 months and 16 days have passed since June 7th, 1981.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 of 1981.
  • Leap Year: 1981 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 7th, 1981, will be 40 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1981 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 360716400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 7th, 1981.

  • May 11th, 1981: Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley dies from cancer at the age of 38.
  • May 12th, 1981: Provisional IRA hunger striker Francis Hughes dies in prison.
  • May 13th, 1981: A man attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II.
  • May 14th, 1981: FA Cup Final 1981: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Manchester City 3-2 in a replay.
  • May 14th, 1981: The Boston Celtics win the 1981 NBA Finals after they defeat the Houston Rockets 4-2.
  • May 15th, 1981: American serial killer Lemuel Smith murders a female correctional officer by the name of Donna Payant.
  • May 21st, 1981: The state funeral of reggae singer Bob Marley takes place in Jamaica.
  • May 22nd, 1981: Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty of being the Yorkshire Ripper.
  • May 27th, 1981: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Real Madrid 1-0.
  • May 30th, 1981: Bangladeshi president Ziaur Rahman is assassinated by a group of army officers in Chittagong.
  • June 4th, 1981: The final episode of The Waltons is aired on television.
  • June 5th, 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.
  • This date: June 7th, 1981
  • June 9th, 1981: Soccer: Ron Atkinson becomes the new manager of Manchester United.
  • June 10th, 1981: IRA member Joe Doherty and seven other prisoners escape from Crumlin Road Jail in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • June 13th, 1981: A 17-year-old man is arrested after he fires six blank cartridges at Queen Elizabeth in London.
  • June 18th, 1981: US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart announces that he will be retiring in July.
  • June 19th, 1981: The Cannonball Run (1981) is released.
  • June 21st, 1981: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is released in theaters.
  • June 21st, 1981: Serial killer Wayne Williams is arrested in Atlanta.
  • June 22nd, 1981: Mark Chapman pleads guilty to the 1980 murder of Beatles singer John Lennon.
  • June 26th, 1981: The film Stripes (1981), starring Bill Murray, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 3rd, 1981: AIDS epidemic: The New York Times publishes a story about a "rare cancer" that has been found in 41 homosexuals.
  • July 5th, 1981: Rioting and looting takes place on the streets of Toxteth, Liverpool.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 7th, 1981, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1981 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 7th, 1981 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Photos of early 1980s fashion.

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Greatest American Hero - Comedy-drama superhero series starring William Katt as Ralph Hinkley.
  • Magnum, P.I. - Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
  • Knots Landing - American soap opera.
  • Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
  • Archie Bunker's Place - Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
  • 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.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
  • Quincy, M.E. - TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
  • Charlie's Angels - TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.
  • Laverne & Shirley - Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
  • The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
  • Little House on the Prairie - TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Kid's TV shows on June 7th, 1981.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1981.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1981.

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1981.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out June 7th, 1987 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on June 7th.

Dean Martin

Singer / Actor. Deceased
Born on June 7th, 1917
He turned 64 on this day in 1981.

Tom Jones

Singer.
Born on June 7th, 1940
He turned 41 on this day in 1981.

Samuel Little

American serial killer. Deceased
Born on June 7th, 1940
He turned 41 on this day in 1981.

Muammar Gaddafi

Libyan leader. Deceased
Born on June 7th, 1942
He turned 39 on this day in 1981.

Liam Neeson

Irish actor.
Born on June 7th, 1952
He turned 29 on this day in 1981.

Prince

Singer. Deceased
Born on June 7th, 1958
He turned 23 on this day in 1981.

Mick Foley

Wrestler.
Born on June 7th, 1965
He turned 16 on this day in 1981.

Bear Grylls

Adventurer / TV presenter.
Born on June 7th, 1974
He turned 7 on this day in 1981.

Michael Cera

Actor.
Born on June 7th, 1988
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Iggy Azalea

Australian singer.
Born on June 7th, 1990
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Emily Ratajkowski

Model.
Born on June 7th, 1991
She was born exactly 10 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 7th, 1981.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 7th, 1981 was most likely conceived around the 28th of August, 1980.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 7th, 1981 is close to the 17th of March, 1982.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 14,656 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,093 weeks have passed.
  • 1,266,278,400 seconds have passed since the June 7th, 1981.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,477,324,800 times.
  • Since June 7th, 1981, the earth has travelled approximately 653,399,654,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 211,046,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 108,899,942 steps. That's about 48,400 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,195,341 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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