The 21st of July, 1972, fell on a Friday. Day 203 of 1972. Decade: 1970s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 21st of July, 1972:
Bloody Friday: The Provisional IRA detonate 22 bombs in Northern Ireland.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of July:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 21st of July, 1972.
17,253 days have passed since this date.
1,490,659,200 seconds have passed since the 21st of July, 1972.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,739,102,400 times.
Since the 21st of July, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 769,180,147,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 248,443,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 128,196,691 steps. That's about 56,976 miles!
Since this date, 17,887,910 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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