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 Leo.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: The 1st of August, 1972 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
Age: Anyone born on the 1st of August, 1972, will be 46 years of age.
American Format: 08-01-1972 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1972-08-01. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19720801" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 81471600.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of August, 1972:
United States: Alone Again (naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
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 1st of August, 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 1st of August, 1972.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 1st of August, 1972 was probably conceived around the 23rd of October, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 1st of August, 1972 is the 11th of May, 1973. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of August, 1972.
17,150 days have passed since this date.
1,481,760,000 seconds have passed since the 1st of August, 1972.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,728,720,000 times.
Since the 1st of August, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 764,588,160,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 246,960,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,431,360 steps. That's about 56,636 miles!
Since this date, 17,781,120 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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