What day of the week was March 5, 1981?

The day of the week March 5th, 1981 fell on was a Thursday.

Yip Harburg the American songwriter and composer (b. 1896) died on this day in 1981. As did Vidrik Rootare the Estonian chess player (b. 1906) .

The ZX81 the a pioneering British home computer, is launched by Sinclair Research and would go on to sell over 1.5 million units around the world.