1981

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This article is about the year 1981. For other uses, see 1981 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1950s  1960s  1970s  – 1980s –  1990s  2000s  2010s
Years: 1978 1979 198019811982 1983 1984
1981 by topic:
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Leaders
Birth and death categories
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Works and introductions categories
1981 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1981
MCMLXXXI
Ab urbe condita 2734
Armenian calendar 1430
ԹՎ ՌՆԼ
Assyrian calendar 6731
Bahá'í calendar 137–138
Bengali calendar 1388
Berber calendar 2931
British Regnal year 29 Eliz. 2 – 30 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2525
Burmese calendar 1343
Byzantine calendar 7489–7490
Chinese calendar 庚申(Metal Monkey)
4677 or 4617
    — to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
4678 or 4618
Coptic calendar 1697–1698
Discordian calendar 3147
Ethiopian calendar 1973–1974
Hebrew calendar 5741–5742
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2037–2038
 - Shaka Samvat 1903–1904
 - Kali Yuga 5082–5083
Holocene calendar 11981
Igbo calendar 981–982
Iranian calendar 1359–1360
Islamic calendar 1401–1402
Japanese calendar Shōwa 56
(昭和56年)
Juche calendar 70
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4314
Minguo calendar ROC 70
民國70年
Thai solar calendar 2524
Unix time 347155200–378691199

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter D), the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

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April 12: First Space Shuttle launch: Columbia, April 12, 1981.

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Main article: May 1981

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Main article: October 1981

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Main article: November 1981

December[edit]

Main article: December 1981

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