June 19th, 1981, fell on a Friday. It was day 170 of 1981. The decade was the 1980s.
39 years, 0 months and 23 days have passed since June 19th, 1981.
On This Date
Events that occurred on June 19th, 1981:
The Cannonball Run (1981) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 19th, 1981:
United States: Stars On 45 - Stars on 45
United Kingdom: Being With You - Smokey Robinson
Take Me Back!
The date is June 19th, 1981 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
In America, the song Stars On 45 by Stars on 45 is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Being With You by Smokey Robinson is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States.
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. The movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is currently showing in theaters. The movie "Superman II" is currently showing in theaters.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "M*A*S*H", "Little House on the Prairie" and "Trapper John, M.D.". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Breakout", "Space Invaders", "Pac-Man" and "Missile Command". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Happy Days" and "Thundarr the Barbarian".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Lego Technic" and "Rubik's Cube".
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 June 19th, 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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
39 years, 0 months and 23 days have passed since June 19th, 1981.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1981.
Leap Year: 1981 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on June 19th, 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 361753200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around June 19th, 1981:
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.
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..
June 7th, 1981: Israel carries out an airstrike on an Iraqi nuclear reactor.
June 21st, 1981: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) is released in cinemas.
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 an "rare cancer" that has been found in 41 homosexuals.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on June 19th, 1981.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on June 19th, 1981 was probably conceived around the 9th of September, 1980. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 19th, 1981 is the 29th of March, 1982. (Rough Estimate).
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about June 19th, 1981.
14,268 days have passed since this date.
1,232,755,200 seconds have passed since the June 19th, 1981.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,438,214,400 times.
Since June 19th, 1981, earth has travelled approximately 636,101,683,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 205,459,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 106,016,947 steps. That's about 47,119 miles!
Since this date, 14,793,062 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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