What day of the week was May 31, 1981?

The day of the week May 31st, 1981 fell on was a Sunday. Isra and Mi'raj for Muslim people.

Barbara Ward the Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, English economist and journalist (b. 1914) died on this day in 1981.

The burning of Jaffna library in Sri Lanka. It is one of the violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the twentieth century.