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 Cancer.
Zodiac Element: Water.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: The 8th of July, 1972 falls under the Woodpecker.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
Age: Anyone born on the 8th of July, 1972, will be 47 years of age.
American Format: 07-08-1972 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1972-07-08. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19720708" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 79398000.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of July, 1972:
United States: Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
United Kingdom: Take Me Back 'ome - Slade
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 8th of July, 1972.
Emergence of the Watergate Scandal
The Watergate Scandal begins when five men are arrested while trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee (June 17, 1972). A security aide for the Republican Party is among the five men that are arrested. On the 1st of August, 1972, the scandal is given legs when the Washington Post reports that campaign money for Richard Nixon's presidential campaign had ended up in the bank account of one of the burglars.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 8th of July, 1972.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 8th of July, 1972 was probably conceived around the 29th of September, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of July, 1972 is the 17th of April, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
Around This Time...
Things that happened during this general period of time...
9th of June, 1972: The Black Hills flood: 238 people are killed by floods in South Dakota.
16th of June, 1972: 108 people are killed in France when two passenger trains collide with the debris of a collapsed tunnel.
17th of June, 1972: Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee.
18th of June, 1972: 118 people are killed when British European Airways Flight 548 crashes soon after take-off.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 8th of July, 1972. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of July, 1972.
17,174 days have passed since this date.
1,483,833,600 seconds have passed since the 8th of July, 1972.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,731,139,200 times.
Since the 8th of July, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 765,658,137,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,305,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,609,690 steps. That's about 56,715 miles!
Since this date, 17,806,003 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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