What happened this day in history May 21, 1981

What are the important events that happened on May 21, 1981? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 21, 1981: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 21, 1981 is the 141st day of the year 1981 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 224 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 8, 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, 5,987,520 minutes 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 ‘hectatetracontahenagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $3,229.25. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire 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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May 21, 1981 Historical Events

  • 1981
    Irish Republican hunger strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O’Hara die on hunger strike in Maze prison.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 21, 1981?

  • 1981
    Craig Anderson, American ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Edson Buddle, American footballer
  • 1981
    Josh Hamilton, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Maximilian Mutzke, German singer and drummer

Who died on May 21, 1981?

  • 1981
    Patsy O'Hara, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957)
  • 1981
    Raymond McCreesh, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957)

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