August 3rd, 1981, was a Monday. It was day 215 of 1981. The decade was the 1980s.
40 years, 2 months and 19 days have passed since August 3rd, 1981.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
What happened on August 3rd, 1981?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 3rd, 1981.
The movie "The Empire Strikes Back" was at the top of the box office on August 3rd, 1981.
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 August 3rd, 1981.
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.
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.
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.
The best NBA players in 1981 were Julius Erving, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Gervin and Dennis Johnson.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1981.
The architect of the Gdansk Agreement, Lech Walesa, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1981.
"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes won a Grammy for 1981's Song of the Year.
Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
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.
During this period, the Atari 2600 was the dominant game system.
In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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Notable events that occurred around August 3rd, 1981.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
1981 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Cavalier, the DMC DeLorean, the Honda City, the Nissan Maxima, the BMW 5 Series (E28) and the Chevrolet Camaro (third generation).
Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1981.
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1981.
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Arcade game released by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Maze arcade game.
Fixed shooter arcade game.
Space-themed shooter arcade game.
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
Shooter arcade game.
Arcade game published by Atari.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 3rd.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 3rd of August.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 3rd, 1981.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 3rd, 1981.
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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