July 5th, 1981, fell on a Sunday. It was day 186 of 1981. The decade was the 1980s.
39 years, 6 months and 15 days have passed since July 5th, 1981.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 5th, 1981:
United States: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
United Kingdom: One Day In Your Life - Michael Jackson
Take Me Back!
The date is July 5th, 1981 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed. 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, One Day In Your Life by Michael Jackson is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Happy Days", "Three's Company", "Hart to Hart" and "Knots Landing". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Breakout", "Space Invaders", "Asteroids" and "Missile Command".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Sesame Street", "Mork & Mindy" and "Diff'rent Strokes". Popular toys include the likes of "VertiBird (toy helicopter)", "Simon (memory game)", "Intellivision (games console)" and "Monchhichi / Chicaboo".
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 July 5th, 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.
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 architect of the Gdansk Agreement, Lech Walesa, was named as the Time Person of the Year 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.
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.
Chariots of Fire
"Chariots of Fire" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
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.
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:
This date fell on a weekend.
39 years, 6 months and 15 days have passed since July 5th, 1981.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1981.
Leap Year: 1981 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on July 5th, 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 363135600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 5th, 1981:
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 9th, 1981: Soccer: Ron Atkinson becomes the new manager of Manchester United.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 5th, 1981?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 5th, 1981 was probably conceived around the 25th of September, 1980. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 5th, 1981 is the 14th of April, 1982. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 5th, 1981.
14,444 days have passed since this date.
1,247,965,200 seconds have passed since the July 5th, 1981.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,455,959,400 times.
Since July 5th, 1981, earth has travelled approximately 643,950,043,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 207,994,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 107,325,007 steps. That's about 47,700 miles!
Since this date, 14,975,582 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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