4th of October, 1972

The 4th of October, 1972, fell on a Wednesday. Day 278 of 1972. Decade: 1970s.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 4th of October, 1972:

  • United States: Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
  • United Kingdom: How Can I Be Sure - David Cassidy

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 4th of October, 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.

  • 1972 Presidential Election

    Richard Nixon and George McGovern are battling it out with one another in the lead-up to the 1972 US Presidential Election. Nixon eventually went on to win the election in a landslide victory.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of October:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 46 years, 11 months and 19 days have passed since the 4th of October, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 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).
  • Age: Anyone born on the 4th of October, 1972, will be 46 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 87001200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 4th of October, 1972:

  • 5th of September, 1972: The Munich massacre occurs when eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team are killed by a Palestinian group called Black September.
  • 24th of September, 1972: 12 children and 11 adults are killed at an airshow in Sacramento when an F-86 fighter crashes into an ice cream parlour.
  • 13th of October, 1972: Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes into the Andes mountain range. Survivors are forced to resort to cannibalism.
  • 16th of October, 1972: A plane carrying U.S. Congressman Hale Boggs disappears in Alaska .
  • 30th of October, 1972: 45 people are killed in Chicago after a commuter train collision.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 4th of October, 1972, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 4th of October, 1972 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 4th of October, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 4th of October, 1972 was probably conceived around the 26th of December, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 4th of October, 1972 is the 14th of July, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

4th of October

Events that have occurred on the 4th of October:

  • 4th of October, 1957: Russia's Sputnik 1 is launched into space. This was the first artificial Earth satellite to be launched into space
  • 4th of October, 1960: 62 people are killed when Eastern Air Lines Flight 375 crashes on takeoff at Logan International Airport in Boston.
  • 4th of October, 1970: Singer-songwriter Janis Joplin is found dead after a suspected heroin overdose.
  • 4th of October, 1993: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders the army to storm parliament.
  • 4th of October, 2003: Twenty-one Israelis are killed when a suicide bomber attacks the "Maxim" restaurant in Haifa, Israel.
  • 4th of October, 2006: Wikileaks is launched.
  • 4th of October, 1985: The movie Commando (1985), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is released in cinemas.
  • 4th of October, 1990: The first episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired on television.
  • 4th of October, 2013: The film Gravity (2013) is released in movie theaters.

Television

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

  • M*A*S*H - TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
  • Maude - Sitcom starring Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay. Spin-off of All in the Family.
  • Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 4th of October, 1972.

  • 17,154 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,482,105,600 seconds have passed since the 4th of October, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,729,123,200 times.
  • Since the 4th of October, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 764,766,489,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 247,017,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 127,461,082 steps. That's about 56,649 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,785,267 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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