What happened this day in history August 1, 1981

What are the important events that happened on August 1, 1981? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 1, 1981: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 1, 1981 is the 213th day of the year 1981 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 19, 1981 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 365,472,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadecatrigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $123.54. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 1, 1981 Historical Events

  • 1981
    MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.

Who were born on August 1, 1981?

  • 1981
    Ashley Parker Angel, American singer and actor
  • 1981
    Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer

Who died on August 1, 1981?

  • 1981
    Paddy Chayefsky, American writer (b. 1923)

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