What day of the week was May 24, 1981?

The day of the week May 24th, 1981 fell on was a Sunday.

Herbert Müller the Swiss race car driver (b. 1940) died on this day in 1981. As did A. Thiagarajah the Sri Lankan educator and politician (b. 1916) .

Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldós Aguilera the his wife, and his presidential committee die in an aircraft accident while travelling from Quito to Zapotillo minutes after the president gave a famous speech regarding the 24 de mayo anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha.