January 17th, 1972

January 17th, 1972, fell on a Monday. It was day 17 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.

48 years, 10 months and 12 days have passed since January 17th, 1972.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 17th, 1972:

  • United States: American Pie - Don McLean
  • United Kingdom: I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing - New Seekers

Take Me Back!

The date is January 17th, 1972 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. In America, the song American Pie by Don McLean is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing by New Seekers is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and Edward Heath is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. It's 1972, so radio stations are playing songs from artists such as Don McLean, Harry Nilsson, Hot Butter, Neil Young, The Moody Blues, Roberta Flack, Bill Withers and Johnny Nash.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Here's Lucy" and "All in the Family". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "My Three Sons", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "G.I. Joe Adventure Team", "VertiBird (toy helicopter)" and "Weebles".


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 January 17th, 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.

  • Roberta Flack - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

    "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack would go on to win a Grammy for 1972's Song of the Year.

  • The Godfather

    "The Godfather" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1972.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 48 years, 10 months and 12 days have passed since January 17th, 1972.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 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 January 17th, 1972, will be 48 years of age.
  • People born in 1972 belong to the "Generation X" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 64454400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 17th, 1972:

  • December 18th, 1971: The US dollar is devalued for the second time in history.
  • December 23rd, 1971: Jimmy Hoffa is released from prison.
  • December 25th, 1971: 158 people are killed when a fire breaks out at a hotel in South Korea.
  • December 31st, 1971: American actor Pete Duel dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
  • January 4th, 1972: The first scientific hand-held calculator is released.
  • January 7th, 1972: 104 people are killed when Iberia Airlines Flight 602 crashes into the island of Ibiza.
  • January 16th, 1972: Super Bowl VI: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Miami Dolphins at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
  • January 24th, 1972: Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi is discovered after having spent 28 years living in a jungle in Guam.
  • January 26th, 1972: Yugoslavian flight attendant Vesna Vulovic survives a 10,160 meter fall after a bomb explodes on JAT Flight 367.
  • January 27th, 1972: New York police officers Gregory Foster and Rocco Laurie are murdered by the Black Liberation Army.
  • January 30th, 1972: The Bloody Sunday incident occurs in Northern Ireland when 13 unarmed civilians are shot dead by British soldiers.
  • February 2nd, 1972: The British Embassy in Dublin is burned to the ground.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 17th, 1972, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 17th, 1972 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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

  • Emergency! - TV series about a fire department in LA.
  • Upstairs, Downstairs - British drama series about the aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
  • McMillan & Wife - TV show about a San Francisco police commissioner and his wife Sally.
  • All in the Family - American sitcom about the life of a working-class father and his family.
  • The Odd Couple - Starring Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison.
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Sitcom about a career-oriented woman who moves to Minneapolis after separating from her partner.
  • The Flip Wilson Show - Variety show hosted by Flip Wilson.
  • McCloud - A New Mexico deputy marshall gets assigned to Manhattan's 27th Precinct.
  • The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

1972 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1972.

  • All in the Family
  • The Clangers
  • Sesame Street
  • The Brady Bunch
  • The Pink Panther Show
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • JOT the Dot
  • Underdog
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • My Three Sons
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie

1972 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1972:

  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Uno (card game)
  • Weebles
  • VertiBird (toy helicopter)
  • G.I. Joe Adventure Team
  • Nerf Balls
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of January:


US President

Who was the US President on January 17th, 1972?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 17th, 1972?

  • Edward Heath was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 17th, 1972 was probably conceived around the 9th of April, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 17th, 1972 is the 26th of October, 1972. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 17th, 1972.

  • 17,849 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,542,153,600 seconds have passed since the January 17th, 1972.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,799,179,200 times.
  • Since January 17th, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 795,751,257,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 257,025,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 132,625,210 steps. That's about 58,945 miles!
  • Since this date, 18,505,843 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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