January 26th, 1972, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 26 of 1972. The decade was the 1970s.
48 years, 6 months and 12 days have passed since January 26th, 1972.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 26th, 1972:
Yugoslavian flight attendant Vesna Vulovic survives a 10,160 meter fall after a bomb explodes on JAT Flight 367.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 26th, 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 26th, 1972 and it's a Wednesday. 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. 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 "The Brady Bunch", "The Flip Wilson Show", "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Emergency!".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "JOT the Dot" and "The Brady Bunch". Popular toys include the likes of "Suzy Homemaker", "Lite-Brite", "G.I. Joe Adventure Team" and "Big Jim (action figure)".
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 26th, 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1972.
Basic facts and information about this date:
48 years, 6 months and 12 days have passed since January 26th, 1972.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 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 26th, 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 65232000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 26th, 1972:
December 31st, 1971: American actor Pete Duel dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
February 22nd, 1972: Seven civilians are killed when the Official IRA carries out a car bomb attack in Aldershot, England.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 26th, 1972, will have the star sign Aquarius.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1972 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: January 26th, 1972 falls under the Otter.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
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)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)
G.I. Joe Adventure Team
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Etch A Sketch
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of January:
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of January:
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on January 26th, 1972.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 26th, 1972 was probably conceived around the 18th of April, 1971. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 26th, 1972 is the 4th of November, 1972. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 26th, 1972.
17,727 days have passed since this date.
1,531,609,200 seconds have passed since the January 26th, 1972.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,786,877,400 times.
Since January 26th, 1972, earth has travelled approximately 790,310,347,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 255,268,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 131,718,391 steps. That's about 58,542 miles!
Since this date, 18,379,310 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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