15th of May, 1972

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 15th of May, 1972, fell on a Monday.
  • On this exact date: Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace is shot five times in an assassination attempt in Laurel, Maryland.
  • Decade: 1970s.
  • 45 years, 4 months and 9 days have passed since the 15th of May, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1972.
  • Day 136 of 1972.
  • Leap Year: 1972 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 15th of May, 1972 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 15th of May, 1972, will be 45 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-15-1972 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1972-05-15. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19720515" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 74732400.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of May:

  • Constituent Assembly Day (Lithuania)

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 15th of May, 1972:

  • United States: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
  • United Kingdom: Amazing Grace - Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 15th of May, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 15th of May, 1972 was probably conceived around the 6th of August, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 15th of May, 1972 is the 22nd of February, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 5th of May, 1972: 115 people die when Alitalia Flight 112 crashes near Palermo in Italy.
  • 13th of May, 1972: 115 people are killed in Osaka, Japan, when a fire breaks out at a nightclub.
  • 9th of June, 1972: The Black Hills flood: 238 people are killed by floods in South Dakota.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 15th of May:

  • 15th of May, 1918: The Finnish Civil War ends.
  • 15th of May, 1948: The Arab-Israeli War begins.
  • 15th of May, 1969: American teenager Robert Rayford dies of a mysterious illness in Missouri. Nearly two decades later, it is discovered that this was one of the first cases of AIDS in the United States
  • 15th of May, 1981: American serial killer Lemuel Smith murders a female correctional officer by the name of Donna Payant.
  • 15th of May, 1993: Ireland win the Eurovision with Niamh Kavanagh's song "In Your Eyes".
  • 15th of May, 1992: Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) is released in cinemas.
  • 15th of May, 2003: The Matrix Reloaded (2003) is released.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of May:

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 15th of May, 1972.

  • 16,564 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,431,129,600 seconds have passed since the 15th of May, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,669,651,200 times.
  • Since the 15th of May, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 738,462,873,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 238,521,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 123,077,146 steps. That's about 54,701 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,173,555 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Monday" in other languages is:

  • German: Montag.
  • French: Lundi.
  • Italian: Lunedi.
  • Spanish: Lunes.
  • Portuguese: Segunda-feira.

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