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 18, 1981 – Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).
- January 25, 1981 – Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.
- February 5, 1981 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- May 21, 1981 – The Italian government releases the membership list of Propaganda Due, an illegal pseudo-Masonic lodge that was implicated in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries.
- May 25, 1981 – In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
- June 13, 1981 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.
- July 27, 1981 – British television: On Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, which proves to be a national event scoring massive viewer numbers for the show.
- September 21, 1981 – Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
- October 20, 1981 – Two police officers and an armored car guard are killed during an armed robbery in Rockland County, New York, carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground.
- November 23, 1981 – Iran–Contra affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
Who Were Born On 1981?
- January 14, 1981 – Rosa López, Spanish singer
- March 27, 1981 – Terry McFlynn, Irish footballer
- April 17, 1981 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer-songwriter
- April 23, 1981 – Sean Henn, American baseball player
- May 13, 1981 – James Yun, American wrestler and actor
- May 19, 1981 – Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
- August 6, 1981 – Diána Póth, Hungarian figure skater
- September 20, 1981 – Jordan Tata, American baseball player
- October 13, 1981 – Taylor Buchholz, American baseball player
- October 16, 1981 – Anthony Reyes, American baseball player