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 2, 1981 – One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the “Yorkshire Ripper”, is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
- February 5, 1981 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- February 23, 1981 – In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'état by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.
- March 5, 1981 – The ZX81, a pioneering British home computer, is launched by Sinclair Research and would go on to sell over 1.5 million units around the world.
- April 25, 1981 – More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan.
- June 5, 1981 – The “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report” of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that five people in Los Angeles, California, have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.
- June 18, 1981 – The Treaty of Basseterre is signed, creating the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
- September 15, 1981 – Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations.
- October 22, 1981 – The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its strike the previous August.
- December 1, 1981 – Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 1308, a McDonnell Douglas MD-80, crashes in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.
Who Were Born On 1981?
- January 20, 1981 – Brendan Fevola, Australian footballer
- March 28, 1981 – Edwar Ramírez, American baseball player
- April 7, 1981 – Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
- May 12, 1981 – Erica Campbell, American model and actress
- July 13, 1981 – Ineta Radēviča, Latvian long jumper
- August 10, 1981 – Guillaume Elmont, Dutch martial artist
- August 29, 1981 – Jay Ryan, New Zealand-Australian actor and producer
- September 14, 1981 – Miyavi, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Dué le Quartz and S.K.I.N.)
- November 22, 1981 – Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress and singer
- December 19, 1981 – Eriko Sato, Japanese actress