16th of October, 1972

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 16th of October, 1972, fell on a Monday.
  • On this exact date: A plane carrying U.S. Congressman Hale Boggs disappears in Alaska
  • Decade: 1970s.
  • 44 years, 11 months and 11 days have passed since the 16th of October, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1972.
  • Day 290 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 Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 16th of October, 1972 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 16th of October, 1972, will be 44 years of age.
  • American Format: 10-16-1972 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1972-10-16. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19721016" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 88038000.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 16th of October, 1972:

  • United States: Ben - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Mouldy Old Dough - Lt. Pigeon

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 16th of October, 1972.

  • 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.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on the 16th of October, 1972.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 16th of October, 1972 was probably conceived around the 7th of January, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 16th of October, 1972 is the 26th of July, 1973. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

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

  • 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.
  • 30th of October, 1972: 45 people are killed in Chicago after a commuter train collision.
  • 7th of November, 1972: Richard Nixon is re-elected as the President of the United States.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 16th of October:

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of October:

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 16th of October, 1972.

  • 16,415 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,418,256,000 seconds have passed since the 16th of October, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,654,632,000 times.
  • Since the 16th of October, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 731,820,096,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 236,376,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 121,970,016 steps. That's about 54,209 miles!
  • Since this date, 17,019,072 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Montag.
  • French: Lundi.
  • Italian: Lunedi.
  • Spanish: Lunes.
  • Portuguese: Segunda-feira.

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