What happened this day in history December 31, 1981

What are the important events that happened on December 31, 1981? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 31, 1981: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 31, 1981 is the 365th day of the year 1981 in the Gregorian calendar. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 18, 1981 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 105,168 hours 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 ‘trihectahexacontapentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $6,831.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx 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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December 31, 1981 Historical Events

  • 1981
    A coup d'état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann’s PNP government and replaces it with the Provisional National Defence Council led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.

Who were born on December 31, 1981?

  • 1981
    Jason Campbell, American football player

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