21st of July, 1972

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 21st of July, 1972, fell on a Friday.
  • On this exact date: Bloody Friday: The Provisional IRA detonate 22 bombs in Northern Ireland.
  • Decade: 1970s.
  • 45 years, 4 months and 1 days have passed since the 21st of July, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1972.
  • Day 203 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 Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 21st 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 21st of July, 1972, will be 45 years of age.
  • American Format: 07-21-1972 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1972-07-21. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19720721" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 80521200.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 21st of July, 1972:

  • United States: Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  • United Kingdom: Puppy Love - Donny Osmond

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 21st 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.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 21st of July, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 21st of July, 1972 was probably conceived around the 12th of October, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 21st of July, 1972 is the 30th of April, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

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

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 21st of July:

  • 21st of July, 1969: Man steps on the moon for the first time (Apollo 11 Mission).
  • 21st of July, 1976: The British Ambassador to Ireland, Christopher Ewart-Biggs, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
  • 21st of July, 2002: WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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 21st of July:

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 21st of July, 1972.

  • 16,556 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,430,442,000 seconds have passed since the 21st of July, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,668,849,000 times.
  • Since the 21st of July, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 738,108,072,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 238,407,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 123,018,012 steps. That's about 54,675 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,165,304 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Freitag.
  • French: Vendredi.
  • Italian: Venerdi.
  • Spanish: Viernes.
  • Portuguese: Sexta-feira.

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