The 26th of February, 1972, fell on a Saturday. Day 57 of 1972. Decade: 1970s.
47 years, 10 months and 24 days have passed since the 26th of February, 1972.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 26th of February, 1972:
Buffalo Creek flood: 125 people die in West Virginia after a coal slurry dam bursts.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of February, 1972:
United States: Without You - Nilsson
United Kingdom: Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 26th of February, 1972.
1972 in music.
The Billboard Charts in 1972 were dominated by Don McLean, Roberta Flack, Gilbert O'Sullivan, America, Joe Tex, Looking Glass and Al Green.
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger.
U.S. President Richard Nixon and his National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, were both named as the Time Person of the Year in 1972. Nixon and Kissinger had made history by travelling to China to "open up a dialogue."
1972 in movies.
Movies released in 1972 included The Godfather, The Poseidon Adventure, "What's Up, Doc?", Behind the Green Door, Deliverance, Super Fly, Cabaret, The Getaway, Fritz the Cat, The Legend of Boggy Creek, Jeremiah Johnson, Blacula and Silent Running.
Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla separate from one another.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of February:
26th of February, 2012: The 84th Academy Awards are held. Best Actor: Jean Dujardin (The Artist). Best Actress: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady).
26th of February, 2015: The dress: A picture of a white and gold dress became an Internet sensation on this date.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of February, 1972.
17,494 days have passed since this date.
1,511,481,600 seconds have passed since the 26th of February, 1972.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,763,395,200 times.
Since the 26th of February, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 779,924,505,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 251,913,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 129,987,418 steps. That's about 57,772 miles!
Since this date, 18,137,779 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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