The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2026. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1981
- January 15, 1981 – Pope John Paul II receives a delegation from Solidarity (Polish trade union) at the Vatican led by Lech Wałęsa.
- February 5, 1981 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- February 13, 1981 – A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.
- March 27, 1981 – The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours.
- July 1, 1981 – The Wonderland murders occur in the early morning hours in Los Angeles, allegedly masterminded by businessman and drug dealer Eddie Nash.
- July 17, 1981 – A structural failure leads to the collapse of a walkway at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Missouri killing 114 people and injuring more than 200.
- July 27, 1981 – Adam Walsh, 6-year-old son of John Walsh, is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.
- December 4, 1981 – South Africa grants independence to the Ciskei “homeland” (not recognized by any government outside South Africa).
- December 11, 1981 – El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.
- December 17, 1981 – American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is abducted by the Red Brigades in Verona, Italy.
Who Were Born On 1981?
- January 19, 1981 – Jaanus Nõmmsalu, Estonian volleyball player
- February 27, 1981 – Alessandro Rottoli, Italian footballer
- March 14, 1981 – George Wilson, American football player
- March 17, 1981 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
- May 1, 1981 – Derek Asamoah, Ghanaian footballer
- June 8, 1981 – Matteo Meneghello, Italian race car driver
- August 4, 1981 – Jana Kolukanova, Estonian swimmer
- September 23, 1981 – Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada and Siria)
- October 1, 1981 – Arnau Riera, Spanish footballer
- November 22, 1981 – Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player