What Happened on June 5, 1981

Historical Events

  • AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles

Sports History

Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader (1,777)

Album Release

George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England", his ninth studio album, includes John Lennon tribute "All Those Years Ago" (Featuring Paul and Ringo)

  • World's first today in history program with editable data "TODAY", invented by Michael Butler runs for the first time on a mainframe computer

Famous Birthdays

  • Jade Goody, English television personality (Big Brother), born in London (d. 2009)
  • Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian rock guitarist (Simple Plan - "Untitled (How Could This Happen to Me?)"), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Philo McCullough, actor (Branded, Ridin' Thru), dies
1981 Highlights

About June 5, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
  • UK #1 Song: Stand And Deliver - Adam & The Ants